Kingston, New York (PressExposure) January 04, 2012 -- Kingston, NY -- December 29, 2011: Custom bass guitar manufacturers, MTD Bass (a.k.a. Michael Tobias Design), announced the creation of their new charitable non-profit organization, MTDLYFE, Inc., and will host The First Annual MTD Family Reunion Benefit Concert and CD release party at The 2012 NAMM Show. The event takes place on Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at JT Schmid's in Anaheim, CA and all proceeds will support two non-profit organizations that provide health and financial help to musicians, MusiCares® and H.E.A.R.®. Contributions from the musicians, manufacturers and vendors, include support from Bass Player Magazine, Dana B. Goods, Epifani,Gallien-Krueger, and Roland U.S., MTD Bass will feature many of the company's most notable artists performing live and on the double CD set available during the event.
Artists Scheduled to Perform Include
(subject to change without notice):
Andrew Gouche (Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, The Winans)
Bubby Lewis (Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco)
Norm Stockton (Solo Artist, Lincoln Brewster)
Jerry Watts (Herbie Hancock, Iggy Pop, Dr. John)
Emanuel Cole (Stacy Mitchhart), Bobby Vega
Vik Momjian (Excursion), Antidote 8 & others.
"These amazing people do so much to help musicians, but rely solely on contributions from the public," reports Michael Tobias, founder and owner of MTD Bass. "For years people have asked me to have an event at NAMM and now we have a great reason - giving back to the musicians in need through two of my favorite organizations."
The MTD Family Reunion Benefit Concert and CD Release Party
Where: JT Schmid's, 2610 East Katella, Anaheim, CA
When: Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 7:00pm Showtime
EVENT PASSES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION
Available at MTD Bass' NAMM booth #5868, Hall B
but supplies are limited and on a first come, first served basis.
All proceeds to benefit MusiCares® & H.E.A.R.® Donations to MTD4LYFE are being accepted through PayPal on their new website, http://www.mtd4lyfe.org
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people
in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range
of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated
with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and
attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact
the health and welfare of the music community.
H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers)
Founded by bass player, Kathy Peck, H.E.A.R.'s mission is the
prevention of hearing loss and tinnitus among musicians and music
fans (especially teens) through education awareness and grassroots
H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels from music which can lead to permanent, and sometimes debilitating, hearing loss and tinnitus.
About Michael Tobias Design
Founded in 1994 by legendary bass designer, Michael Tobias, MTD American Handmade Basses are the finest quality handmade basses available. MTD creates each instrument by incorporating only the finest components and materials in order to create a sound, feel and style that can be built-to-order for to each artist. Tobias' designs are also found in MTD's Kingston, Heir, and Saratoga models, as well as his work for other manufacturers.