Mike Dowling
Sunday, May 14, 2006 7pm
Inn on the Blues, York Beach, ME

TICKETS & RESERVATIONS: Tickets are $12 advance/$15 door, on the web, phone: 207-363-1886 , at Tweeter Etc. (Newington) Earcraft (Dover), Tulips (Portsmouth), Acoustic Outfitters (Stratham), Gravestone Artwear (York ) and The Inn on the Blues (York Beach ME).

DETAILS: The recently renovated Inn on the Blues is a blues club, restaurant and bar that seats about 110 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 and drinks. It is now a fully non-smoking club, though 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 ample parking across the street in the municipal lot. Travel time from Portsmouth NH is about 18 minutes.

Wheelchair access: yes

Workshop/Master Class: Monday MaY 15- 6pm at Acoustic Outfitters

About Mike Dowling: Mike draws inspiration from deep in the musical bag of American roots guitar styles. Influenced by traditional Piedmont style fingerpickers like Mississippi John Hurt and swing jazz legends like the great George Barnes, Mike's developed a style, uniquely his own, that he translates fluently to arch top, flat top, and resonator guitars alike. From bottleneck blues on a well-worn National to elegant swing interpretations reminiscent of the great old jazz artists, Mike Dowling can do it all. Armed with an engaging voice, self-deprecating wit, and an arsenal of elegant interpretations of old blues, swing, ragtime, and original tunes, he is also a sought-after clinician and seasoned instructor.

ARTIST WEB SITE: www.mikedowling.com

DIRECTIONS: Heading North on I-95: After crossing into Maine, Exit #7 (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 #7 on the right. Bear Left onto Extension Road, that takes you to Rt. 1. Follow the directions above from there.


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