Preston Reed
Sunday, September 10, 2000 7pm
Inn on the Blues, York Beach, ME

TICKETS & RESERVATIONS: Tickets on sale now on the internet at www.seacoastguitar.org, mail (phone): 207-363-1886 (x3) and Aug 14 at Stroudwater Books (Portsmouth), Earcraft (Dover), Acoustic Outfitters (Stratham), and Gravestone Artwear (York Village). Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and students/seniors are $6.
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: no


About Preston Reed: Preston Reed has made a name for himself as a solo guitarist for over 20 years, recording 14 solo albums, touring internationally, and revolutionizing the art of guitar playing. His explorations of the two-handed tapping and a percussion-based style, and his profound compositions in that idiom have astounded audiences, critics and fellow musicians around the world and brought him to the forefront of experimental acoustic guitar. Be prepared to be completely amazed at the whole new world of sounds he produces from a single guitar, using innovative tunings, techniques and percussive grooves rather than just electronic effects. Critics have called him "...an entire rhythm section," and hailed him as a world leader in creating new roles, compositions and techniques for the instrument.

ARTIST WEB SITE: www.prestonreed.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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