John Renbourn with Jacqui McShee
Thursday, May 8, 2003 7pm
Inn on the Blues, York Beach, Maine
TICKETS & RESERVATIONS: Tickets $15.(The show is 21+) Tickets available at Inn on the Blues in York Beach, Gravestone Artwear in York Village, Tweeter in Newington, Earcraft in Dover, Acoustic Outfitters in Stratham. The Seacoast Guitar Society is a non-profit organization to benefit the guitar lovers of the area. SGS members can make reservations by phone at 207-363-1886 (x3) or by e-mail at http://www.seacoastguitar.org Please specify your name and membership number if you have one..
DETAILS: The Inn on the Blues is a blues club, restaurant and bar that seats about 100 people, and regularly features blues bands and artists from New England, as well as some touring national artists. It is 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 18 minutes.
Wheelchair access: Almost (3 steps)
Workshop/Master Class: maybe
About John Renbourn with Jacqui McShee: John Renbourn is one of the most important figures in the evolution of modern fingerstyle guitar. His early blues work helped launch the 60's blues revival, and his explorations of celtic, rock and jazz music and his work as a founder of the influential group Pentangle inspired a whole generation of new guitar players. (He will be joined by original Pentangle vocalist Jacqui McShee.) His solo recordings, collaborations with Stefan Grossman, Pierre Bensusan and Robin Williamson, plus his work with the John Renbourn Group have taken him all over the world, and into explorations of new ways to incorporate music from all times and cultures into the repertoire of the steel-string guitar. His warm vocals and witty asides make him a much-beloved performer, and one of the most illustrious guitarists the SGS has had the honor of presenting. Get your tickets early for this one.
ARTIST WEB SITE: renbourn.camhosts.net/
DIRECTIONS: From I-95 take exit 4 (The Yorks), Turn (L) at Rt 1 North (1st light). Turn (R) 1 mile at 1st light (Old Post Rd). Go .8 m turn (L) on Ridge Rd. Go till end (1.5 miles) The Inn is on the other side of the ball field from where you are. Go around and park in the municipal lot in front of the beach.
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