Sunday, June 10, 2001 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 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: Hopefully
About Mary Flower: Mary is a veteran blues singer and guitarist, and for over 25 years has played her brand of acoustic blues and folk music. She has earned a reputation for her teaching, for her lively performances, vast repertoire of acoustic blues and ragtime music, and also as a formidable guitarist and a fine songwriter. She placed 3rd in the 2000 National Fingerpicking Competition, and has recently appeared on Prairie Home Companion. She plays acoustic and slide guitar as well as Hawaiian lap dobro. Mary has performed with many of today’s great guitarists, and has spent much of her career teaching in Denver and raising her children. This is a rare area concert for her, and sure to be a delight. (Tidbit for guitar fans: Mary was Pat Donohue's duo partner for several years...)
ARTIST WEB SITE: www.maryflower.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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