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Voyage-Air Guitar is very proud of the continually growing roster of talent who owns our guitars. Browse through the various artists, writers and clinicians who have made Voyage-Air their go to guitar for travel.

Voyage-Air & Hotel Indigo

Danny Flowers, Dave Gibson, John Oates, Gary Hannan at Indigo
Voyage-Air Guitar and Hotel Indigo, Nashville, support songwriters at Virginia Cannon’s TUESDAY NIGHTS LIVE!


As they say…….”It All Begins with a Song”……..from the unknown songwriter, trying to make it, to the #1 hitmakers.

I’ve had the privilege of hosting a songwriter night in the lounge at the Hotel Indigo for nearly three years now.  Each Tuesday night brings surprise and awe as the songwriters file in to try out their latest song or share their biggest hits.

Songwriters come from all points of the world including Australia, Denmark, England, and various areas of the US.  As Music City attracts these artists, Voyage-Air sets out to expose them to the genius of traveling with a Voyage-Air Guitar.

Booked weeks in advance, it’s always a treat to hear the diversity amongst the songwriters.  Rock N Roll, Country, even Gospel has graced this songwriter night at the Indigo.

A few weeks ago, in December, I had the pleasure of hosting some of the best songwriters in the country.  Our first round was Dave Gibson of the legendary Gibson/Miller Band and the writer of 6 #1 hits. Gary Hannan joined him, singing several of his #1 hits and also a song that he wrote about Voyage-Air!
Jim Mayer, Nolan Neal and Mike Younger at Hotel IndigoThe second round was Jimmy Buffet’s long time guitar player and hit songwriter, Jim Mayer. He was joined by NYC transplant, Mike Younger and Nashville’s own, Nolan Neal.

Meanwhile, up in the Penthouse Suite, offered so generously by the Hotel Indigo, was John Oates and Danny Flowers relaxing with their Voyage-Air Guitars and getting ready for the much anticipated third round of the evening. They wowed the Indigo Lounge with their songs and featured guest spots by Johnny Garcia, Daphne Willis and superstar Paris Delane.  Check out these videos below of their performances.

  • John Oates & Special Guests

  • Danny Flowers & Johnny Garcia

  • Gary Hannan: The Voyage-Air Song



Every Tuesday night is a treat and the cool thing is that you never know who will show up!

Voyage-Air goes to NAMM Anaheim 2012

NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is always an adventure.  Held twice a year, the NAMM in Anaheim is the largest music industry convention in the country, while Summer NAMM in Nashville hosts less than half the exhibitors.

December is always a flurry of activity for Voyage-Air Guitar.  Between getting the design for the display booth perfected, setting meetings with our customers, and organizing the artists’ appearances, who has time for the holidays?  Historically held the second week in January, NAMM is symbolic for getting Voyage-Air off to a running start for the New Year.

It’s always a great opportunity to reconnect with our customers, artists and fellow exhibitors.  Our booth hosted performances by many of our endorsers.  This year it included Mario Sebastian (Marc Anthony Band), Jared Hara, Tilky and the Brigade, Steve Noonan and numerous drop-ins such as Dorian Michael, Jackson Cooke, Tito Negron and our own Vice-President, Michael Ferrucci.

Our Press Conference on Saturday featured our UK distributors that flew all the way from England!  Thanks to Jon and James, it was great to have them with us.  Creed Bratton from NBC’s ‘The Office’ stopped in to do a song and Jared Hara performed after an informative talk by his manager, Harlan Lansky.   You can learn more about Creed at www.creedbratton.com and more about Jared and his journey at www.jaredhara.com.

Many artists stopped in to check out our guitars including Robert David Hall from CSI (Dr. Robbins and the DeComps) Bob Weir from Grateful Dead and various other artists from bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and one of my personal favorites, Crowded House.

Our legendary Suite Party took place on Friday night and what a zoo!  We had over 125 people in the suite.  Sporting a pool table and a deck with a view to die for, we set up a stage and had live music playing throughout the evening.  You can catch a bit of it on the attached video.  I’d say a good time was had by all!

All in all, I’d say it was a very successful conference for Voyage-Air Guitar - we kicked off 2012 with style!

  • Creed Bratton

  • Jared Hara

  • Mario Sebastian

  • Suite Performance Montage

Tito Negron and Mario Sebastian play at the Voyage-Air BoothTilky Jones and Voyage-Air CEO Jeff Cohen outside the NAMM boothDorian Michaels and Mario Sebastian NAMM 12 Voyage-Air BoothJared Hara Voyage-Air booth performance NAMM 2012Alexis Arce from El Pututi and Mario Sebastian from Marc Anthony on the BelAir ElectricBob Weir checks out an acoustic at the Voyage-Air Booth

AJ Swearingen

AJ Swearingen showing off his Voyage-Air A.J. has been writing, performing and producing his own style of acoustic music for the last twenty years.  His voice is rich and uniquely soulful and his contemporary songwriting clearly pays homage to the standout iconic folk-rock-pop artists of the past. "A Straight Line", released in 2011, is AJ's finest work to date. This new collection is a fresh yet familiar extension of AJ's songwriting, production and musicianship. These songs will grab your heart in ways that only your favorite artist can. A.J.’s musical journey started in Bethlehem, PA and has expanded to a national / international following through performances and cd sales to Germany, Belgium, Japan and Spain.

A.J has also shared the stage with numerous recording artists including Livingston Taylor, Kenny Rogers, Jonathan Edwards, John Gorka, Dave Mason, and Tom Rush. As a songwriter, A.J.’s compositions have gained the attention of his peers.  In fact, Tom Rush’s latest release, “What I Know”, includes A.J.’s previously recorded, “You’re Not Here With Me”.

AJ Swearingen is a Voyage-Air guitar endorser. He now uses his VAOM-06 for all of his performances, all over the country. In the video player below, he performs "Realize" from his latest CD "A Straight Line." This music video was recorded at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, FL. A.J. plays his Voyage-Air in the videos below.

  • Realize

  • I Am A Rock

  • Red Rubber Ball

  • Hazy Shade of Winter

  • The Sound of Silence

  • Blues Run The Game

  • Flowers Never Bend


AJ Swearingen Jayne Kelli-VAGSwearingen & Kelli

Swearingen & Kelli's self-titled debut album is the blending of AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli's unique artistry. Known for their rich and silky vocals, this folk-pop duo is a powerful songwriting union. They've been performing their signature sound in theaters and opera houses across the United States with a style that echoes the great songwriter's of the past. Folk icon Tom Rush recorded one of Swearingen's tunes, "You're Not Here With Me", on his latest album. This song is also included on Swearingen & Kelli's highly anticipated debut album. Swearingen & Kelli deliver an undeniable chemistry with their unfiltered, from the heart songwriting and performing.

 

 

 

AJ, Voyage-Air - on tour with Pop-Symphony Orchestras

A.J. Swearingen Interview: listen to this interview as he talks about how the Voyage-Air guitar has changed his world of music and traveling with a guitar.

This from a "Martin Guitar" fan and player for many years.

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Click this player to hear the interview “I have used Martin Guitars for touring and recording for many years.  I have to admit that the Voyage-Air has been an outstanding replacement and the carry-on design has made airline travel much less stressful“
Quote from A.J. Swearingen

 

 


 


 

Angel Fernandez

Angel Fernandez, Band director for the Marc Anthony bandWhen it comes to music, Angel Fernandez is a seasoned veteran of the highest caliber. Fernandez spent the 80s touring with Grammy-winning Salsa and Jazz legend, Ray Barretto, honing his skills as an arranger, writer, and musician. He served as Music  Director, trumpeter, arranger and co-composer for David Byrne from 1989 to 1992, during which time his arrangements scored a Grammy with Celia Cruz and Ray Barretto’s Ritmo En El Corazón. In 1993, Fernandez permanently joined Marc Anthony’s band, then became its Music Director in 1995, arranging and performing on their 1995 Grammy-nominated Todo A Su Tiempo – as well as producing “Asi Como Hoy”, Anthony’s single for the 1996 Olympics.

In the interim, Angel Fernandez has spent nearly two decades producing, arranging and playing trumpet for artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Talking Heads, Aventura, Las Ketchups, Alberto Shiroma, Black 47 – in addition to becoming Music Director for Jennifer Lopez in 2007. He has also released two albums as a band leader: one as founding member of the group 8 y Mas! and the other with his own critically acclaimed Grupo Transito.  Fernández has participated as arranger on all four Grammy nominated CD’s by the standard bearing Spanish Harlem Orchestra, two of which have garnered the award.


Mario Sebastian

Mario BelAir onstageLike most great sidemen, Mario Sebastian’s endeavors don’t end with his gig as a guitarist in the bands of singer/actress Jennifer Lopez and her husband, Latin pop sensation Marc Anthony. A native of Argentina – the rock capitol of South America – Sebastian is not only a prime representative of a new breed of bilingual pop/rock artists crossing and blending international musical flavors and boundaries by playing, writing, and producing. He recently co-wrote the spanish ballad “Ella Solo Piensa en El” with Grammy-winning writer/producer Jose Luis Pagan, and co-produced “Through the Eyes of a Child” for German rock band Raemonn with another Grammy-winning producer, Julio Reyes Copello.

Voyage-Air Guitar is proud to join alongside D’Addario strings, Egnater Amps, and Hughes and Kettner as a sponsor of this bright, young talent.

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  • The BelAir

  • on Stage with Mark Anthony

  • VAD-1

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