Wednesday, June 3, 2015

38th ANNUAL DALLAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL - Pt. II (Guest Feature)

- Guest Feature -
38th ANNUAL DALLAS
INTERNATIONAL
GUITAR FESTIVAL
Fair Park - Dallas, Texas
May 29-31, 2015
(Pt. II)
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Full-time musician and part-time
Show Biz Guru contributor,
Bryan Dumas, traveled from
the "Bayou State" to the "Lone
Star State" this past weekend
to experience one of the biggest
music industry events of the
year. And he's been cool
enough to file this first-hand,
two-part report. Enjoy!
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I've enjoyed attending the Annual
Dallas International Guitar Festival
(aka the DGS) in previous years.
However, in 2015, the event really
delivered, and longtime fellow
"guitar geek," Kerry McDonough
and I had an absolute blast. Here's
a few more photos and first-hand
observations from our excellent
(and often soggy) adventure...

DGS - 2015
DAY THREE!

The Lance Lopez Band onstage at the DGS.
Delivering a blistering live set,
called "the future of Texas blues."


More than just guitars, this year's DGS
also offered an array of retro, pop culture
memorabilia and collector's items.


"Very few venues give the
type of access to extraordinary
musicians or famed gear designers
the way the DGS does."
-Kerry McDonough

Renown guitarist Greg Koch with
Kerry McDonough at the 2015 DGS.
The event was packed all weekend
with wall-to-wall VIPs. Kerry was
psyched to connect with several of
his favorite musical heroes, including
"twisted guitar genius," — longtime
"Fender man," Greg Koch.

Johnny A. "killed it" at this year's DGS.
Known in many guitar circles
as "THE man," instrumentalist
Johnny A. broke out his signature
Gibson Johnny A. model for DGS fans.

DGS 2015:
Kerry McDonough and Bryan Dumas
All in all, despite battling the rain
for most of the weekend, the
38th Annual Dallas International
Guitar Festival was an incredible
experience. And Kerry and I are
already "amped" for 2016!

-Bryan Dumas
(June 2015)

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