Healdsburg Guitar Festival and More!

 Lot's of stuff going on this week that I want to tell you about: First off, The Healdsburg Guitar Festival will be held this coming weekend, August 9-11 in Santa Rosa. For those of you not familiar with this bi-annual festival its the premier showcase for luthiers to display their guitaristic creations. Boutique guitar manufacturers from around the globe will be there, with many top notch players demonstrating their wares. I will be performing and teaching on Sunday August 11. My performance is from 2-3pm and my workshop on Open G tuning and Slide guitar will be held from 4:30-6pm. The real stars of the show are the guitar makers, but this year there is an incredible lineup of artists including: Kelly Joe Phelps, Scott Nygaard, Don Ross, Steve Baughman, Teja Gerken and many others who will be teaching workshops and performing. More infornation at http://guitarfestival.lmii.com.

Also, my band, Buzzy Frets, will be playing with The Mystery Men and Rocket ship Rocket Ship at the Knockout Room in San Francisco, on Wednesday August 7. Doors at 8:30, show at 9:30pm. This will be a ton of fun for those of you who like surf instrumentals. $7 cover.

And finally, I have found a new home for teaching my private guitar lessons. As many of you know, the 5th String will be closing soon. I have been teaching there for over ten years and will be sad to see the place close it doors. However, I'm pretty excited about my new home at John Mello's guitar studio in Kensington. John is a master luthier and has been creating very lovely guitars at this studio for over 25 years. Check out John's website: http://www.johnfmello.com/about.html. I will be moving into a room above John's shop in September. So stop on by, say "Hello." 

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