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An Evening with The Band Perry August 16 2014, 0 Comments

Ryan and his wife Lynn with The Band Perry

Ryan and his wife Lynn with The Band Perry

 

About a year ago I reached out to Larry Klenc of McPherson Guitars.  McPherson is right down the road from us in Sparta, WI and I'd spoken with Larry, their general manager, on a few occasions.  He'd been a good source of advice and insight into the industry for us and always seemed genuinely interested in our success.   On this occasion he suggested we might find some success connecting with some key folks within the Music Industry in Nashville  and gave us the contact information for Kenny Barnwell, the long time guitar tech for The Band Perry, an act that is literally exploding in popularity all over the world.

It turns out Kenny is much more then a guitar tech, first and foremost he is one of the most genuinely nice guys I've met in a long time, but on top that he is a very well connected guy throughout the industry, a promoter of great products, and a social media wiz.  Kenny immediately dissolved many of my preconceived notions of what a well connected music industry person would be like.  The fist time I spoke with Kenny I could tell he was a real nice guy, he listened to my pitch and seemed very interested in not only our product, but our success.  We quickly put a case in Kenny's hands and he'd been an advocate for us ever since.  He's helped us strengthen our connection with McPherson and has opened a connection through him to The Band Perry.   Last weekend The Band Perry headlined Country on the River in Prairie du Chien, WI and Kenny invited us down to meet the band and show us around back stage....what a treat! 

Thanks Kenny!!!

Here are a couple photos from the night....

 

Lynn showing off the passes before we head back stage.

 

Ryan and Kenny back stage 

 

 

Lynn and Ryan get photobombed by the guitarist for Kix Brook (Brooks and Dunn).

 

Kimberly Perry's amazing McPherson Guitar!