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Mountain Time Zone musicians invade NAMM: Otis Taylor

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Otis Taylor brought his blues to the NAMM Marriott Lobby Stage, on Jan 24. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) brings together musicians and brands such as Orange Music Electronic Company and Clayton USA to the Anaheim Convention Center and various locations around the world.

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Otis Taylor is the guitarist and vocalist, Anne Harris is the fiddler, Larry Thompson is the drummer, Todd Edmond is the bassist and Jon Paul Johnson is the lead guitarist of Otis Taylor.

Before beginning Otis Taylor’s recital with “Absinthe”, the band was introduced by Steve Kessler. He stated how much he enjoyed having them play at NAMM, every year. After parting the stage, the band began playing a lengthy instrumental. During the song, Johnson performed two guitar solos. After the song came to an end—Harris remained the only person to play, while Taylor tuned his guitar. She maintained this action, throughout the entire concert.

After stating Otis Taylor had one more song left, Taylor encouraged the spectators to get more involved with “Lifetime of Freedom”. He requested everyone to put their hands up and chant after him, as Thompson provided some percussion. As Harris continued to play—she knelt down near the monitors to pick up reverb, as she squatted and played. Taylor requested Edmond step to the front of the stage and play a solo. After completing, he received cheers and applause. Harris waved her hands at him and descended, to cool him off.

“10,000,000 Slaves”, a cover of Love’s “Hey Joe”, “Rain So Hard” and a medley of “Black Witch” and “Mandan Indians” were also part of Otis Taylor’s set.

Paul Cannon Band, DJ Pleasure Principle, Jon Hammond Band, Vinnie and The Hooligans, The Oracle, Thomas Leeb, Eric Zayne, DJ Larry D, Incendio, The Black Resonators, Howard Johnson, Joseph Arthur, DJ Flip, SCSBOA Jazz Ensembles, Scott Law, Nu-Blu, Jake Allen, Xander and the Peace Pirates, Lloyd Spiegel, Bliss – Living For Rock Music, Tim Moyer Song Road with Inbar Horowitz & Isaiah Olsen, The Routine, SKAM artists Melo D and Mr. Choc, Mike Frost Band, Ricky Reed, Gaby Moreno, Krooked Boys with Erik Turner, Robby Krieger’s Jam Kitchen, Shortkut, Joe Taylor, Kiki Ebsen, DJ Qbert, Muriel Anderson’s All-Star Guitar Night, The Freight Shakers, School of Rock Burbank, Keith Kenny, Austin Jenckes, Boxcar 7, Will Champlin, Young Dubliners, Matt O’Ree, Elvis Monroe and Hot Teacher took to the stages, on Jan. 25.

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