SoundDiego Does NAMM

Rosemary Bystrak headed north to see local artists and others at the convention.

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San Diego's Jesse LaMonaca was among the artists who were at the National Association of Music Merchants convention this week in Los Angeles. Here, LaMonaca's seen trying out a Schoen guitar Jan. 14.
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Singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb, known for her Grammy-nominated album "Firecracker," performs at NAMM on Jan. 14.
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Party revelers show their game faces at NAMM.
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Country star Keith Urban tries out Schoen guitars at NAMM Jan. 15.
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Another shot of Urban
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Jesse LaMonaca and Brandon Conway performed an improptu session at Luna Guitars at NAMM on Jan. 15
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Grammy-winner Taj Mahal playing the blues at the Guitars JC booth at NAMM.
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LMT Connection, a Niagara-based funk and soul trio, featured Leroy Emmanuel in their performance at NAMM.
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San Diego natives Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels having fun at NAMM with the founders of Bookr.
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Jesse LaMonaca, Mark Anderson (Vinyl Film) and Josh Damigo, who recently moved to Los Angeles, at NAMM
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