Posts Tagged ‘Saratoga Guitar’

Songwriting Workshop at Saratoga Guitar

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Nancy Walker, Michael Jerling and Bob Warren

Nancy Walker, Michael Jerling and Bob Warren

Saratoga Songwriters Panel – featuring the trio of veteran singer-songwriters Nancy Walker, Michael Jerling and Bob Warren – is offering a two-hour songwriting workshop at 7pm on Thursday, October 18.

“The Inspiration & Craft of Songwriting” will be held at the Saratoga Guitar & Music Center in Saratoga Springs.

The cost of the workshop is $30, and you can register by emailing Bob Warren at rwarren1@nycap.rr.com

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Six-String Heaven: The Capital Region Guitar Show, 10/15-16/10

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Capital Region Guitar Show

Guitars! Guitars! GUITARS!

The Capital Region Guitar Show is back again, taking over the Knights of Columbus Hall in Saratoga Springs from 5-9pm on Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturday. The two-day smorgasbord of all things with strings is co-sponsored by Saratoga Guitar and Cambridge Music.

Dealers from all across the Northeast will be on hand to buy, sell, trade and appraise your musical equipment. No matter what your level of interest or playing skill – from beginner to professional – you’re likely to be doing some serious drooling among all of the instruments, gear and accessories at your perusal.

If you bring along a guitar, amplifier or other string instrument with you to the Guitar Show, you’ll get a $2 discount off the regular admission charge of $7. Kids 10 and under are admitted free.

NOTE: We’re giving away tickets to the Capital Region Guitar Show. To be entered into the drawing to win a pair of tix, just tell us who your favorite guitarist is by posting a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Congratulations to CC, Brenda, Jon, Kate and Michael!

Guitar Raffle to Benefit Tess’ Lark Tavern

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Cort 60 Guitar PackA guitar raffle has been added to “A Night at Tess’ Lark Tavern: A Benefit Celebration featuring the House Bands of the Lark Tavern,” slated for 7pm on Thursday (tomorrow) at The Linda in Albany.

When Saratoga Guitar owner Matt McCabe learned of last month’s devastating fire that put Tess Collins and the Lark Tavern out of business, he immediately offered to donate a Cort Earth Pack to help raise funds. As a business owner and a working musician, McCabe understands what a blow the Albany arts scene has taken with the loss of the Lark Tavern.

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Guitars! Guitars! Guitars!

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

The Capital Region Guitar Show is back again, taking over the Knights of Columbus Hall in Saratoga Springs from 5-9pm on Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturday. The two-day smorgasbord of all things with strings is co-sponsored by Saratoga Guitar and Cambridge Music.

Dealers from all across the Northeast will be on hand to buy, sell, trade and appraise your musical equipment. No matter what your level of interest or playing skill – from beginner to professional – you’re likely to be doing some serious drooling among all of the instruments, gear and accessories at your perusal.

If you bring along a guitar, amplifier or other string instrument with you to the Guitar Show, you’ll get a $2 discount off the regular admission charge of $7. Kids 10 and under are admitted free.

NOTE: Nippertown.com is giving away tickets to the Capital Region Guitar Show, too. Just go here for details…

And as a warm-up to the Guitar Show, you won’t want to miss the free Taylor Guitars Road Show at Lillian’s in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Thursday. At the Road Show, you’ll be able to hang out with Taylor Guitar factory experts for an evening of guitar talk and test-driving.

What else goes on at a Road Show? Well, here are some of the items on the agenda:

Check out the new T3 semi-hollowbody electric
Hear demos of how acoustic shapes and woods affect tone
Learn how to modify a solidbody with new loaded pickguards
Get the latest on Taylor’s Build-to-Order program
Sample custon and one-of-a-kind guitars – all for sale
Register to win a Taylor guitar of your choice
Pick up free TaylorWare gear and Elixir Strings while supplies last

Good Music for a Good Cause

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys are on a roll. The band’s excellent sophomore album, “So Far So Good” was released last June, and now less than a year later, they’ve already got a big enough stockpile of great songs to record another one.

At a recent performance at Tess’ Lark Tavern in Albany, Gaudet and his band – fiddler Tim Wechgelaer, bassist Bob Ristau and guitarist-mandolinist Sten Isachsen – offered several marvelous new tunes, including the hilarious, Dylan-esque talking blues “Handle the Truth” and country honky-tonker “Our Last Goodbye.”

On Wednesday night, the Railroad Boys chug into the Diamond Jim Brady Room upstairs at Lillian’s in Saratoga Springs. Veteran singer-songwriter John Kribs opens the show at 7pm.

Co-sponsored by Saratoga Guitar and Starving Arts, this is a special benefit concert with all proceeds going directly to the Northeast Food Bank and the Southern Adirondack Musicians Fund.

Dedicated to the memory of beloved banjo and mandolin player Chan Goodnow, the Southern Adirondack Musicians Fund was formed following Chan’s sudden death in 2001. The not-for-profit organization raises funds to help local musicians and their families who may fall on hard times due to health issues or accidents.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Saratoga Guitar and at the door.

Stocking Stuffer Suggestion

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The Seagull Coastline S6 Burst GT SF guitar

The Seagull Coastline S6 Burst GT SF guitar

Well, OK, you can’t really squeeze a new acoustic guitar into a Christmas stocking, can you? But you could do the next best thing…

Like a raffle ticket?

Saratoga Guitar is raffling off a brand new Seagull Coastline S6 Burst GT SF guitar with hardwood cherry sides and back.

Raffle tickets are available exclusively at Saratoga Guitar in Saratoga Springs and are priced at $1 each or 10 for just $5.

The proceeds from the raffle will go toward the purchase of an airline ticket for singer-songwriter Jackie Washington, who is kicking off Caffe Lena‘s year-long 50th anniversary celebration with a concert on Friday, January 22, sharing the stage with Bill Staines. Washington, who is flying in from his California home specially for this performance, was the performer on Caffe Lena’s opening night in 1960.

The winner of the raffle will be selected at Caffe Lena on Friday, January 8, during the concert by Bearfoot. You need not be present to win.

So buy a few raffle tickets.
Help out the Caffe.
And just maybe you’ll get yourself a new guitar, too.

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