Whew! It’s been a busy month here at the store. When we started tallying up all the news since our last update it honestly got a bit overwhelming! A packed Gypsy Jazz Workshop, our addition to the Free State Festival, along with a Sold Out Concert by Pete Huttlinger to cap things off. We still have an awesome Moog Synth and Pedal demo coming up this Saturday, and an excellent Fretboard Toolbox/Music Theory workshop in early August. Check out the Events and Workshops page for more information on all our events here at the store. We’ll even let you in on a little secret, most of them are FREE! Better still, subscribe to our events on Facebook to keep up to date via social media.
The blog is chock full of great stories as well, featuring Eric P.’s trip out to visit Grosh Guitars, and a long simmering Repair Spotlight about Matt H. making an open back banjo even more “olde tyme-y.”
Combining two of our favorite things, Pete Huttlinger and Collings Guitars!
Mike H. and Greg Allen performing as part of the Gypsy Jazz Rhythm Guitar Workshop.
As mentioned above, we were asked by the Free State Festival this year to put on a ‘Musical Petting Zoo.’ What does that entail exactly? Well, think of a regular petting zoo but replace the goats with…banjos! Josh B. and Matt K. had a great time introducing kids and their parents to the wonderful world of guitars, banjos, mandolins – you name it! Here are a few photos amidst the chaos of children and instruments! Thanks again to the Free State Festival for inviting us to be a part of the lineup this year.
From Left to Right: Matt K. teaching a couple of kids about what makes a banjo special, a Mother/Daughter team enjoying some calves, and Josh B. in the middle of the chaos.
Oh! Don’t forget about our on going String Sale either. Just a few more week to take advantage of our special summer pricing. Let’s be honest, with all those backyard bbqs and greasy fingers who couldn’t use a fresh set?
Since we’re already on the subject of news, we’ve got a cool update for you on how to keep up with all the goings on at the store. We’re bringing back our Weekly Updates & Deals emails! Think of it as a little extra Mass Street Music in your inbox between Monthly Newsletters. We’ll have run downs on the latest gear to hit the store, along with special deals exclusive to our weekly subscribers. Head on over to the Newsletter page and check the box to subscribe. Even if you’re already a monthly subscriber go ahead and fill out the forms and we’ll get you updated.
Last but certainly not least be sure to check out this month’s Staff Picks. We’ve got everything from demonic fuzz pedals, to arch tops, to some fantastic small body guitars for you to check and enjoy!