Just a few quick items...
1) RECITALS: The next SDML guitar student recital is Sunday, MAY 21 at Doowop Shop in Lexington! We'll start at 1pm, so drop in early to make sure you have a seat, your guitar is tuned, etc.
2) ROCK BAND: We're securing location & date of the next ROCK BAND Recital, too. Details soon!
3) NEW SESSION: The new GROUP guitar session will start the week of JUNE 5 (Monday, June 5 at COC and Thursday, June 8 at Willis Music)!
4) WEB-SITE: Remember you have an excellent (and growing) resource on-line at our website www.sdmlguitar.com Just go to the "resource" page and enter the password: (ask your instructor for the password)
5) YOUR GIGS: If you have gigs, be sure to keep us up-dated so we can help you promote them! If you want gigs, be sure to let me know! We have SD Booking, and thru it students are playing not just recitals & open mics, but coffee shops, restaurants, pre-show entertainment for Woodsongs and Troubadour, preshow & main stage at the Lexi Music Awards, Lexi-Fest Series, and more!
Speaking of open mics...be sure to attend the next LexJam (2nd Saturday of each month) and Open Mic SEC (every Sunday).
6) MAY WORKSHOPS & GIGS:
Lousiville May 20 (songwriting clinic)
Lexington May 21 ("play today" ukulele clinics)
Lexington May 28 (Blues Between the Bridges show)
7) SD MAGAZINE: Remember that Skinny Devil Magazine hosts everything from the "Guitar Gods" interview series (from unkown gurus to Grammy Award winners) to poetry, articles on the music business, and more.
Recent "Guitar Gods" intervirews with 7-time Grammy nominee Steve Morse....Michael Jackson guitarist Tommy "O" Organ....5-time Grammy nominee Ottmar Liebert.....Juno Award winner Jesse Cook....Berklee grad & SDM columnist Alan Robinson....Grammy winning blues legend Roy Rogers.....and more...with more on the way!!
8) NEW MUSIC: We just released my new 3-song EP of old blues & folk songs called "...Public Domain..." and I'm also featured on 2 songs on "Memories in Metal" by Gregory (the songs "Night Moves" and "Baker Street").
9) PRODUCTION: Working on Lexi-Fest Festival (Labor Day weekend), which should feature a dozen or more musical acts....plus Lexi-Fest shows like Prince and Michael Jackson Tribute shows (which will both feature a house band and a LOT of guests)...and more!
Much more going on, but we'll leave it there for now!
“...You’re always learning about this thing everytime you pick it up...”
- Keith Richards (guitarist, Rolling Stones)