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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pickers 4 Pets ASPCA Benefit at Summer NAMM 2010 Press Release

Here's the updated press release for our Summer NAMM event. If you're in the Nashville area I hope you will attend and support this great cause. If you can't make it please feel free to spread the word on your Facebook or Twitter pages! Thank you for your continued support!!!

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Nashville, Tennessee – 5/13/10 Guitarists Aljon Go and Tony Pasko throw a party featuring some of the best guitarists in town for the Nashville Summer NAMM show and raise money for the ASPCA to assist pets who have been effected by the recent flooding in Tennessee.

Gopher Entertainment Group and the Tone Freq Podcast present “Pickers 4 Pets.” The event will be held Saturday June 19, 2010 at the Rutledge Live Music Venue in downtown Nashville Tennessee. The showcase will feature performances from: Tony Pasko (guitar instrumentalist), JonesWorld (funk/rock), Rikk Beatty (guitar instrumentalist), Voodoo Prophet (metal), Absinthe Junk (rock/alternative) and more. It will also serve as an album release party for session guitarist Tony Pasko (Premier Guitar Magazine/Rock House Method). Everyone who pays the $10 cover will get a download card featuring Tony Pasko’s single release “Addison” benefiting the ASPCA as well as a chance to win prizes from sponsors of the event: Kramer Guitars, Mad Professor, Blackstar Amps, Wampler Pedals, T-Rex Engineering, Rock House Method, DigiTech, Music Connection Magazine and more!

This will be the third Summer NAMM benefit concert that Aljon Go has organized. “The last couple of years a lot of people and manufacturers donated a significant amount of time and resources to help out some great charities. This year we’re changing it up a bit and introducing new partners.” Go continues, “The floods have been devastating to our state. There have been many families who have lost pets due to this tragedy. Our hope is to help those rescued pets and give them another chance at a happy life with a loving family. My wife and I rescued our two wonderful cats and I know Tony Pasko and his family just loves animals. Everyone here just wants to do their part to help the ASPCA and help our furry friends.”

The “Pickers 4 Pets” Concert will be held at The Rutledge Live Music Venue (, 410 4th Ave. North, Nashville Tennessee, Saturday June 19th. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with music to being shortly thereafter. The event is also “smoke-free” and those 18 and up are admitted with $10 admission. The event is presented by Gopher Entertainment Group and The Tone Freq Podcast. For more information on this event please contact Kristen Hoetzel, Gopher Entertainment Group –

Aljon Go is the writer/founder of the Tone Freq Podcast & blog. He is also tours the world as a product specialist for a leading guitar company, as well as performs with the critically acclaimed funk/rock group JonesWorld. He has also co-founded/hosted non-profit music showcases like the “World’s Largest Pedalboard” events. He is also heard internationally as a radio personality on Sorcerer Radio (, the popular Disney-based station. For more info please visit and follow him at @aljonrocks on Twitter.

Tony Pasko is a session guitarist and writer for Premier Guitar magazine and The Rockhouse Method among others. He is also a musical instrument designer with over 10 years experience, having worked for Peavey, Washburn, Randall, Parker, and many others. As a guitarist, Tony has played with several international artists, including the P-Funk All-Stars, Gary Hoey, David Ellefson (Megadeath), Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden), Jack Bruce (Cream), Black Stone Cherry, and Johnny Hiland. Tony is now stepping out on his own as a solo artist and has already garnered several product endorsements, including: Mad Professor Amps & Pedals, Blackstar Amps & Pedals, Wampler Pedals, Seymour Duncan Pickups and Pedaltrain Pedalboards. In addition, Tony is working on a signature pedal with Wampler Pedals that is due out summer 2010. Tony has partnered with the internationally acclaimed composer/producer Jose Pimentel on his debut album “In This Moment”, which is set for release late 2010. The first single from this album, “Addison”, will be released during the “Pickers 4 Pets” showcase at Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN. For more info on Tony, please visit and follow him @tpasko on Twitter.

The ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by our founder, Henry Bergh, in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. Learn more about at or follow them at Twitter @aspca.

Gopher Entertainment Group, a Nashville artist/event consulting agency is run by Kristen Hoetzel. They have organized and promoted events such as the Save the Predators benefit concert; Rock the Vote concerts, My Space Mixers, National Kidney Foundation benefits and the annual Local Buzz Rock Awards. Please visit for more information or follow them at Twitter @gopherentertain.


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