Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Open All Day March 31, 2010

Yes, we are Open for lessons & business as usual 11-9 today.

Pls check your travel route as parts of route 44 are closed to the West of us. You can access us from route 24, South St and route 44 (East of us).

Congrats! to Pearly Baker Band

Congratulations! to Pearly Baker Band who'll celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a charity show at the Zeiterion Theatre this Sat nite, April 3rd.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Just starting our Student Showcase for Grace Morrison's piano/voice/guitar students! Break a leg, kids!

Friday, March 19, 2010

BIG BREAK Contest for Bands & Musicians

The BIG BREAK Contest Deadline is next Friday, March 25th. Enter your original music video to win

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NEW Flavors just in! Homemade Gourmet Brownies!

Mmmm! Just arrived...NEW flavors of our homemade gourmet brownies . Cheesecake swirl, Mint Chocolate chip, S'mores and Mocha.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

First Harmonica Class a Success!

We're thrilled that everyone really enjoyed last night's first harmonica class :-]

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Buddy Barrows -Open Mic Feature March 18, 2010

Buddy will tell you that there's something magical about our Open Mic.  What he won't tell you is that he's part of what makes it that way.

In his younger days he used to be in bands and play out. But like many people, raising a family became his priority and his music was put aside. Eighteen years later, the music beckoned him back and that's when he found us. Watching the other Open Mic performers quickly inspired him to get up and play again.

The regular crowd witnessed his weekly growth as his chops returned. Friendships developed and Buddy was (and is) often invited up to join other performers for an impromptu collaboration. In fact he reveled in it and so did everyone else.

One day he surprised us with his first original song written in umpteen years. The song was tremendous, I might add, well constructed with melodic changes, interesting chord structures punctuated with nimble fretwork and heartfelt lyrics, clever in phrase.

Witnessing someone debut their creation is often a magical moment in itself. But what made it more so was Buddy's introduction, crediting our young songwriters for inspiring him to start writing again.

Buddy experienced a natural phenomena that occurs when you gather creative people together.

Back in the late 1860's a group of Painters who met in Paris shared both time and creative vision sparked the art of Impressionism. In the 1950's & 60's Greenwich Village was a magnet for a diversity of creative minds.

It's magical. The atmosphere at Open Mic invites it and the folks who join us there respect, support and influence each other.

Buddy's reborn musical energy is yours to enjoy this Thursday night when he takes the stage as our March Open Mic Feature. Enjoy!

Open Mic starts at 7PM
Sign up is at 6:30
Admission $3 per person

Photo Credit:  Raymond MacDonald

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Discover the Harmonica! Class starts March 16th

Learn the Fundamentals of Playing the Harmonica in a 4-week workshop open to all ages. No prior musical experience is necessary. You do not have to be able to read music to participate.

We all have a second voice inside of us that can be heard by breathing in and out of a harmonica. This class will give you the tools to discover and fine tune that voice. This is not a class about learning specific songs or a particular style of music. It’s about connecting your breath, heartbeat and inner soul with one of the most self-expressive and dynamic musical instruments in the world.

Classes will be held at Rick's Music each Tuesday evening from 7-8pm beginning on March 16 thru April 6. There will be a “BONUS one-hour session” on April 13 to help students reinforce what they have learned, make up material from any missed sessions and consult with Warren on how they would like to proceed in their harmonica journey.

Tuition is $79.00 which includes a professional quality Hohner Big River diatonic harmonica ($29.00 value) plus printed materials for students to keep. No other materials are needed. All students have to bring is a positive attitude and a smile!

We are now accepting students for this “premier” workshop. Only 8 students can participate in this special premier class. CALL NOW to reserve your slot!

Class Dates: March 16th, 23rd, 30th and April 6th, with bonus follow-up session April 13th

Stop in or Call to register: 508-977-0200 Only 8 slots available!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

NEW! Souldier Handmade Straps

NEW! Souldier Handmade Straps

This is one of the coolest accessories we have come across in a long time.

Our first shipment came in last week and customers dived right into the box to buy them before we could even get them displayed.  Handmade in Chicago just like the original ACE straps, Souldier has reintroduced a modern version of the Classic "Hootenanny" strap made famous by players such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Jimmy Page and Bob Dylan.

Having located much of the vintage material used by Ace throughout the 50's and 60's Souldier is able to create some of the most legendary and recognizable straps available such as the Hendrix Woodstock strap, the Duane Allman Fillmore strap and others worn by Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and many more.

Much of the material is actually the exact same material used on the original Ace straps--imagine having your strap cut from the same fabric as Hendrix?  But when it’s gone, it’s gone!  Don't worry, I'm already reordering more Hendrix straps, cause they sold out in 4 days.

Cool new patterns, too.  With a comittment to being green using recycled & salvaged material, they are continuously introducing newer patterns and fabrics.

Featuring upgraded hardware, soft glove leather ends and seatbelt webbing backing so they glide over your shirt, make these straps head and shoulders above the original Chicago Hootenanny straps, yet they have the same vibe.

These are straps with history, quality and comfort.

Noted for their selection, beauty and craftmanship, all Souldier Straps are backed with their lifetime warranty because they are MADE WITH PRIDE IN USA.

Stop in today to feel the quality and treat yourself and your guitar to a NEW VIBE.

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