Sunday, April 22, 2001 7pm
Inn on the Blues, York Beach ME
TICKETS & RESERVATIONS: Tickets on sale ($10 advance/$12 door/ $6 students & seniors) at www.seacoastguitar.org, mail (phone): 207-363-1886 (x3) and March 22 at Tweeter Etc (Newington), Earcraft Music (Dover), Acoustic Outfitters (Stratham), Inn on the Blues (York Beach) and Gravestone Artwear (York Village). The Seacoast Guitar Society is a new non-profit organization to benefit the guitar lovers of the area. Musicians, students and fans are encouraged to join and support our cause..
DETAILS: The Inn on the Blues is a blues club, restaurant and bar that seats about 100 people, and regularly features blues bands from around New England as well as some touring national artists. It is also an excellent room for acoustic concerts, located right in the heart of downtown York Beach at Short Sands (looking at the ocean!), and serves a full menu of blues food (a lot of barbeque!) and drinks. Smoking is permitted, and no one under 21 is allowed in without parent or guardian. There is not a bad seat in the house, and food is served all day, dinner til 9 then pub menu till 11pm. Call the Inn 207-351-3221 for dinner reservations. There is almost infinite parking across the street in the municipal lot. Travel time from Portsmouth NH is about 15 minutes.
Wheelchair access: Almost (3 steps)
Workshop/Master Class: Fingerstyle guitar workshop Tuesday April 24 at 7pm at Earcraft Music (432 Central Ave in downtown) Dover NH, sponsored by the SGS and Taylor Guitars. Free admission.
About Chris Proctor: Chris Proctor is known nationwide as one of the modern masters of fingerpicking guitar, and is at the forefront of the modern steel-string guitar movement. He was the 1982 national champion, and has toured constantly since then, releasing a steady stream of recordings, mostly of his own compositions and arrangements. Proctor's music spans a considerable spectrum of guitar styles, rooted in the classic American fingertsyle sound, but drawing from folk, celtic, jazz, pop, and classical influences. He appeared on the very popular Windham Hill Guitar Sampler, and has been an endorser and clinician for Taylor Guitars for many years, and now has a "Chris Proctor Signature Model" guitar named after him. ChrisÕs warm stage presence and sense of humor, combined with his very intelligent and finely crafted original guitar works have made him a favorite with guitar fans everywhere. Proctor hails from Utah, and this will be his first Seacoast appearance in many years.
ARTIST WEB SITE: www.chrisproctor.com
DIRECTIONS: Heading North on I-95: After crossing into Maine, Exit #4 (right before Maine Turnpike Toll Gate), stay to the right off exit ramp onto extensions road that takes you to Rt. 1. Take right onto Route 1 South. At next set of lights, go left onto Rt. 1A North (after Mikes Mobil). Follow route 1A all the way through York Village, down Long Sands Beach, Past Nubble Lighthouse Road, stay left coming down the hill, and you will be on Short Sands Beach. Big Parking Lot, Play ground and the ocean on the right, just down the road a piece and on the left hand side is the Inn. Heading South on I-95: Go through York Toll Gate, and immediately take Exit #4 on the right. Bear Left onto Extension Road, that takes you to Rt. 1. Follow the directions above from there.
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