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EVENTS


Guitars Not Guns® Fundraiser

DESTROY THE NIGHT JULY 25, 2014 - 8:00 PM

"Destroy the Night" is a tribute to two great groups who were formed in the late 60s, Led Zeppelin and the Doors, by one great new group with local roots in an imaginary time tunnel to a 60s/70s psychedelic rock concert!

James Durbin has been one of the all- time local success stories, achieving the #4 place on American Idol as 30 million watchers cheered him on. He came back to Santa Cruz to play his homecoming concert before the massive Idol tour - backed by the White Album Ensemble - to become the largest concert in Santa Cruz history, 30,000 people at the Beach Boardwalk. His 1st record "Memories of a Beautiful Disaster" sold in excess of 200,000 units.

Guitarist/keyboardist Musicscool founder Dale Ockerman, of White Album Ensemble, and former Doobie Bros renown, mentored James and the other members at Musicscool in the late 2000's. He invited James to sing with the WAE, who received standing ovations at every performance, and Guitarmy (a Musicscool teen group that featured Led Zeppelin music). Taking a break from his solo career, James returns the favor by inviting Dale and other Musicscool alumni (Ty Wallace, Jesse Holsapple, Will McDougall, and Caleb Larsen) to do a hometown concert of Doors and Led Zeppelin music for an awesome Fillmore-style "Double Bill".

Epiphone, Guitars Not Guns®, and Musicscool present "Destroy the Night"!

A portion of profits will benefit Musicscool Scholarships Fund (of which James was the first recipient), and Guitars Not Guns®, a non-profit, pro-youth music, anti-violence program. Epiphone has generously donated two fine guitars, which will be autographed and raffled at intermission. Come and wear your trippiest "Summer Of Love" attire for a summertime friday night bash in the spirit of the Fillmore or Avalon concerts!

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NAMM 2014

Guitars Not Guns® attended the National Association of Music Merchants' (NAMM) annual show in January 2014. Below are some photos of GNG personnel with various exhibitors and sponsors.


Richard Salazar (Santa Cruz chapter GNG), Gregg Hammond (Washington, D.C. chapter GNG), Susan D'Addario of The D'Addario Foundation, Barbara Gorin (Contra Costa chapter GNG), Gary Hoopengardner (New York chapter GNG), ReW STaRR (New York chapter GNG)

d'addario foundation


Richard Salazar (Santa Cruz chapter GNG), Babara Gorin (Contra Costa chapter GNG), Mary Ramirez of Dunlop Manufacturing, Gregg Hammond (Washington, D.C. chapter GNG)

dunlop


Danny Guion of KMC Music Corp., Barbara Gorin (Contra Costa chapter GNG)

Dunlop


Leah Murphy of Ace Products/Reunion Blues, Richard Salazar - Joanie Fisher - Haley Fisher (Santa Cruz chapter GNG), Barbara Gorin (Contra Costa chapter GNG), Gregg Hammond (Washington, D.C. chapter GNG)

Ace Products


Barbara Gorin (Contra Costa chapter GNG), Tony Gomez of Global Truss, Gregg Hammond (Washington, D.C. chapter GNG)

Global Truss


Becky Livingston of Marlo Plastics, Gregg Hammond (Washington, D.C. chapter GNG), Barbara Gorin (Contra Costa chapter GNG), Art Livingston of Marlo Plastics

Marlo Plastics


Andy Winston of Samson Technologies, Barbara Gorin (Contra Costa chapter GNG)

Samson Technologies


Haley Fisher (Santa Cruz chapter GNG), Richard Salazar (Santa Cruz chapter GNG), Gregg Hammond (Washington, D.C. chapter GNG), Andy Winston of Samson Technologies, Barbara Gorin (Contra Costa chapter GNG), Joanie Fisher (Santa Cruz chapter GNG)

Samson Technologies


Gregg Hammond (Washington, D.C. chapter GNG), Richard Salazar (Santa Cruz chapter GNG), Barbara Gorin (Contra Costa chapter GNG), Bret Zadlo of MONO Case

Mono Case


Haley Fisher (Santa Cruz chapter GNG), Joanie Fisher (Santa Cruz chapter GNG), Tom Gorton of MONO Case, Barbara Gorin (Contra Costa chapter GNG), Gregg Hammond (Washington, D.C. chapter GNG), Richard Salazar (Santa Cruz chapter GNG)

Mono Case