Sunday, May 19, 2002 7pm
Inn on the Blues, York Beach, ME
TICKETS & RESERVATIONS: Tickets on sale at www.seacoastguitar.org, mail (phone): 207-363-1886 (x3) and May 11 at Tweeter Etc (Newington), Earcraft Music (Dover), Acoustic Outfitters (Stratham), and Gravestone Artwear (York Village). The Seacoast Guitar Society is a 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 18 minutes.
Wheelchair access: Almost
About Les Sampou: Les Sampou is a Boston-based Rounder Records recording artist known for her powerful, lyric-driven music. She's won many prestigious awards including The New Folk Songwriting Award at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, Best New Artist from WUMB FM 91.9 FM in Boston and finalist in the Acoustic Underground competition. She is a strong guitarist and exciting performer, and plays her own blend of folk, rock and blues on her acoustic guitar, sometimes jumping to harmonica or piano. She has released 4 albums of original songs, and her latest CD features her on 16 classic country blues songs. This is her first Seacoast area concert.
Kentucky guitarist Pat Kirtley will play a special guest set. He is a renowned acoustic fingerstyle player and former National Fingerpicking Champion.
ARTIST WEB SITE: www.lessampou.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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