Continuing the report from the Americana Music Festival is Voyage-Air Guitar Artist Relations Director, Virginia Cannon:

"Friday, September 10, 2010 - Working in the Artist Relations position definitely has its ups and downs but yesterday was most certainly an UP! In our booth at the Americana Music Festival were The Mulch Brothers, playing guitar, meeting and greeting the registrants from the AMA. Think about infusing charisma to an otherwise mundane setting of working the booth... these guys created an air of stardom! They were engaging and kind to everyone who came to the booth. The true sign of gracious entertainers.

"I went from there to the world famous Ryman Auditorium for the Americana Music Awards where we sat in the 8th row on the floor to witness amazing talent like Roseanne Cash, Wanda Jackson, Sam Bush, Avett Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops and Emmylou Harris. Presenters included Jack White, John Oates and Robert Plant.

"We went from there to the Station Inn, to see John Oates perform. I thought that I liked John before, but now I am completely head over heels. John is an amazing musician and vocalist. He commanded the stage in a way that was both demanding and kind to his fellow musicians. He was surrounded by the best of the best, Jon Randall, Guthrie Trapp, Sam Bush and singing background by his side was the amazing Jessi Alexander. The vibe was nothing I ever expected, and completely sealed my faith in his ability to carry on well after Hall & Oates. His vocals were clear and strong and his sense of himself, the other musicians and the way he carried it off, speaks to his true talen. He pleased the crowd with a few Hall & Oates tunes such as “You Make My Dreams Come True” and “She’s Gone.”

"Today will be another big day at the AMA Conference, with John Oates doing a "Meet and Greet" in the Voyage-Air Guitar Booth at 2pm. His appearance will certainly be a highlight of the conference. He’ll be signing autographs and posing for pictures, as is typical of this humble superstar.

"Listen to what John has to say about Voyage-Air Guitar in the video link below:

Click here for the video interview with John Oates.

"Appearing at 3pm today is the unstoppable Dave Gibson. Best known for his days with the Gibson/Miller Band, Dave has penned hits for Steve Wariner, Joe Diffie, Confederate Railroad, Tanya Tucker, Alabama, Pam Tillis, and Montgomery Gentry. Dave Gibson earned six number ones, and Alabama's "Juke Box in My Mind" stayed at number one for an impressive four weeks. An Academy of Country Music award winner, Dave is sure to draw a crowd. Hear Dave Gibson’s new single recently released as a music video.

Click here for the Dave Gibson video: "King Me."

"Well, that's it for now, I'm off to the AMA Conference! Check back in tomorrow for all the latest developments!"

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