Vince Gill & Friends keep on giving

For the 4th year now, Vince Gill has invited some of Nashville’s finest as well as some artists from out of town to join him on stage for an awesome night of song and support. Jammin’ to Beat the Blues is the title of this event and it’s a virtual sell out every year.  The event is to raise awareness of Mental Health and was held at the Ryman Auditorium.

Vince’s Front of House engineer Hugh Johnson used tons of Shure on stage in addition to what the Ryman already had.  I’ve included a shot of his input list below.  I can’t remember the last time I saw 7 KSM9’s used up front for vocals!

Some of Vince’s guests included Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, John Anderson, Beka Bramlett, and an incredible swing drummer named Duffy Jackson (look him up when you get a moment).  The Time Jumpers served as the back up band for the evening.

This was Vince’s 3rd benefit this week and he had 3 more to do before the end of the week.  He always loves giving back. More than that,  he just loves playing. It shows!

Ryan Smith

Ryan is a Regional Manager of Artist Relations at the Shure office in Nashville, TN. He started at Shure in 1993 in Customer Service and joined the AR team in 1996. Ryan has over 30 years of performance experience playing drums and percussion in various groups and genres. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, watching movies, videography, and camping with his family. His Twitter handle is @ryan_smith1969.

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