Lindsey Buckingham (pictured) is to be presented with the Les Paul Award by Al Schmitt, Elliot Scheiner and Ken Caillat, while other category presenters will include Alan Parsons and Ken Scott.
Due to be hosted by the 2011 NAMM Show on 14 January, the 26th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards will bestow honours in 25 technical and creative categories.
As previously reported on PSN-e (read here: http://www.prosoundnewseurope.com/main-content/full/lindsey-buckingham-to-receive-les-paul-award), Buckingham will receive the Les Paul Award for his envelope-pushing work as a member of Fleetwood Mac and via his parallel solo career. His radical approach to the studio is possibly still best exemplified by the group’s eclectic 1979 double set, Tusk; more recently, 2006 solo release Under the Skin was primarily recorded in hotel rooms and rehearsal spaces while on tour.
Other category presenters will include Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Alan Parsons, Ken Scott, Ed Cherney, Dylan Dresdow, Jeff Kollman, Paul Lipson and Frank Serafine.
Guest artist set to perform include David Pack (Ambrosia), David Jenkins (Pablo Cruise) and Brian Hardgroove (Public Enemy), whilst the 2Cold ChiliBone TEC house band features a veritable who’s who of sessioneers: musical director Larry Batiste; Will Kennedy on drums; Melvin Davis on bass, Jeff Babko on keyboards, Toshi Yanagi on guitar; Luis Conte on percussion; Ron King, Jacques Voyemant and Michael Paulo on horns; and Andrea President, Hero’s Last Mission and Claytoven Richardson on backing vocals.