Andover, MA––Fishman has appointed musician and Artist Relations veteran James Pennebaker to represent the company in Nashville.
In his new capacity, James will represent Fishman and its products as part of the company’s expanded presence in the city, especially as it relates to country, rock, bluegrass and other roots artists. He still plays and records regularly in the Nashville area.
Born in Ft. Worth, Texas, Pennebaker is a gifted multi-instrumentalist who plays violin, guitar, mandolin and pedal steel. Starting his professional career on the road with Delbert McClinton at age 19, James has toured and recorded with Lee Roy Parnell, Pam Tillis, T. Graham Brown, John Fogerty and other leading artists over the years.
When not on the road, James worked with International Music Co., in Fort Worth as Director of Fretted Instrument Manufacturing for the Hondo, Jackson and Charvel guitar brands, building relationships with leading artists. He went on to the Fender Musical Instrument Corp. as Manager of Artist Relations in 2007.
"Having James on board with us at Fishman is a huge step in establishing an Artist Relations presence in Nashville," said Chris DeMaria, Director of Marketing and Artist Relations. "Not only is James a seasoned MI veteran, but also a talented multi-instrumentalist who understands how to relate to artists and other industry professionals."
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