The Command Sisters took over the NAMM GoPro Stage, on Jan. 23. The National Association of Music Merchants brings together musicians and brands such as Ultimate Ears and Vic Firth to the Anaheim Convention Center and various locations around the world.
Sarah Command provides backup vocals, plays the mandolin and the guitar and Charlotte Command is the guitarist and vocalist of The Command Sisters.
As The Command Sisters began to their recital with “Rodeo”, the audience continued to grow. As the song came to an end, they sang a cappella. After the ovation from the crowd, they stated they were from Canada.
Prior to the start of “Just Do”, Sarah Command exchanged her guitar for her mandolin. As she was doing so, Charlotte Command spoke of the inspiration of the song and how life was about taking chances. She joked how it was all “lubby dubby” and the instrumentals were “really cute”’.
“Bad” brought an end to The Command Sister’s performance. Charlotte thanked Matthew, of the John Lennon Bus, for bringing them along on the NAMM ride. Before Sarah Command parted the stage—she left with a parting message, “Good Night, Anaheim!” She said how she always wanted to say it, even though it was near 1 PM.
“Flower Petals”, “Both of Us”, “Limousine”, Carrie Underwood’s “Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree”, “One Man Band” and “Take Me Home” were also part of The Command Sister’s set.
Tori Roze and the Hot Mess, Alex Segal, NAMM Pre-Show Block Party featuring Bernie Williams & Gil Parris, Jessica Lynn, Shelby Tieg, The Union Drifters, The Darlins, Troup, Vinnie and the Holligans Ronny North and Michael Vitale kicked off NAMM 2014.
Other performances from Jan. 23 were: Frank Crespo, Navy Band Southwest Ceremonial and Brass Bands, DJ Demarco, KP Fitz, Remixifyed, Beauty and the Bass, Don Adler, BrokenToiz, Brad Perry, Big Toe, The Royal Sound, Eric Skye and Mark Goldenberg, Jessie Andra Smith and Nathan Rivera, Cory Joseph, Felix Martin, Jarney Gesston, Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G-Strings, Tim Moyer, Tim Moyer Song Round With Amber Rubarth & Kerry Getz, Raspin Stuwart, Sherry Soto, Goddollars & Paradise, NAMM In Memorian Industry Tribute, John Roney, Opening Night Concert Featuring Jonny Lang, Nancy Sanchez, DJ Shmeejay, Night of Worship Concert, Aly Tadros, Bernie Williams, Long Beach Blues Army, Altar Billies, Michael LeClerc, Scarlet Roads, Johnny Oskam, Larry Mitchell, Elko, ZUSA, The Goodnight and Nemesis.