The Seventh Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase (and Tonewood Festival) will be held October 23, 24 & 25, 2015, at the Bearsville Theater and Utopia Soundstage, 291 & 293 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498. The Woodstock Invitational is an alternative guitar show, featuring fine, contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments, exhibited by their makers.
With the rise in the ownership of smartphones, the music industry has extended its platform to these consumer gadgets to allow music lovers more reasons to take their favorite tunes and tracks with them wherever they go. Music can be consumed via mobile devices via mp3 or mp4 files, radio, online apps, and even on video viewing websites like YouTube. Based on eMarketers’s research, more than 99% of mobile device owners maximize their smartphone to listen to saved and online music files. The research also revealed that the growth in music consumption via mobile is expected to grow in 2015 and the coming years.
Here’s a post that will show you how mobile technology revolutionizes the music industry and how it will continue to reshape how music is listen to over the next 5 years.
Charles contracted Hepatitis-C in the early 1970s. Hepatitis-C is a virus that that can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure. Due to the extensive damage that the virus had caused his liver and body over time, Charles was experiencing liver failure. His physicians placed him on the organ transplant waiting list.
During the Christmas and Hanukkah season of 2005, he received the gift of a lifetime—a donor had been found, and Charles underwent the transplant surgery that saved his life. Charles thrived after his transplant surgery and throughout his recuperation, even working on and releasing a new album with his working band, The Junkyard Angels. Titled Outside Looking In, the album was released in 2010.
Unfortunately, it was discovered that the Hepatitis-C virus that was still in his body had infected his donated liver. This was devastating news, but it’s not an uncommon occurrence.
Reservoir Music Notes returns…for a minute or a month. We’ll see how much there is to say, but the days are warming and the unofficial kickoff to summer is here now, so I thought it would be a good time to return to civilization with a column about some of the outstanding concert series that are happening this summer. This won’t be, as it might have been in the past, a comprehensive, all inclusive, guide to summer festivals, concert series, and shows. It will just be me, writing about whatever comes to my attention, whatever strikes me as good, or possibly interesting to you, or maybe something I should go out on a limb and recommend! It’s part of a more laid back attitude to life that I’ve adopted since my shoulder surgery and closing of Reservoir Music as a retail store, last year. And part of this will be that columns and blogs will no longer be written weekly. They will be written and posted on the blog pages of my websites, www.reservoirmusiccenter.com and www.brooklyncowboys.com, and probably on the articles page of www.hvmusic.com as well, whenever I feel like there is something noteworthy to tell you about. This could happen daily, or monthly, but I will always post an announcement on Facebook and Twitter when there is a new blog, and if it fits into the Tri-Valley Townsman’s publishing schedule, as this column does, it will appear in the newspaper. So you won’t get the complete guide to summer music in one sitting, but stick with me, and we’ll get everything done over time, and just in time, for all of us to experience some great live music this summer!
Memorial Day weekend kicks off with the first show of a small, but mighty concert series at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY! Dan Smalls, of Dan Smalls Presents, in association with the brewery, has put together a stellar line up for this summer’s events. With only six shows and one event scheduled for the entire summer, they’ve overwhelmed with quality, not quantity! Every single show is a grand slam home run, as is the one non-musical event scheduled at the brewery! As a slugging percentage, this is the most powerful concert series happening this summer! There’s plenty of other good ones, but so far I haven’t seen any where every single show is killer, and hopefully, they’ll be adding more! After that build up, I won’t leave you hanging. The full line up of musical entertainment at Brewery Ommegang this Summer will be The Pixies, The Avett Brothers and John Prine (together), Old Crow Medicine Show, The Decemberists, Primus, and Bonnie Raitt! Short, but oh so sweet! Just like the best Rock n Roll! For the full schedule and more details, please visit www.ommegang.com. You won’t want to miss any of the music at Ommegang this summer!
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The Sixth Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase (and Tonewood Festival) will be held October 24, 25 & 26, 2014, at the Bearsville Theater and Utopia Soundstage, 291 & 293 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498. The Woodstock Invitational is an alternative guitar show, featuring fine, contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments, exhibited by their makers.
The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an intimate gathering for the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, and has become one of the premier events of its kind in North America. Fine, handmade acoustic instruments such as these are not usually available in music stores or other retail environments. This is a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, play, buy or commission custom-made instruments - the finest examples of the luthiers’ art - gathered together in one place. Nylon-string classical and flamenco guitars, steel-string guitars - flattops, archtops, manouche, resonators, hybrids - plus mandolins, lutes, ouds, ukuleles, banjos, and stringed oddities will be on display in the Bearsville Theater. Other vendors include tonewood dealers, parts and tool suppliers, string and accessories manufacturers, publications and instructional materials, our Sponsors, plus a Special Exhibit of rare and significant historic, vintage and contemporary instruments loaned by collectors and institutions, all right next door to the Bearsville Theater in the Utopia Soundstage Vendors Annex. Also at the Vendors Annex, in conjunction with Northwind Timber, is Tonewood Festival, a pre-Showcase shopping opportunity featuring a number of fine tonewood dealers, open to the public with free admission on Friday October 24, and included in the price of admission Saturday and Sunday October 25 & 26.
There is continuous live music, including luthier mini-concerts, demos and special appearances throughout Friday and Saturday, by some of the nation’s finest musicians, in the Bearsville Theater Lounge, included in the price of admission. There is a series of Instructional Clinics and Workshops for players, plus seminars and colloquia for builders, by separate admission. Plus our annual String Sampler Concert of acoustic music featuring internationally known artists, by separate admission, Friday, October 25 at the Woodstock Playhouse.
Woodstock, New York is an internationally known art and music community with a deep pool of notable local talent. Only a two-hour drive from New York City, convenient to Upstate New York and the New England region, there will be peak autumn foliage in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. The Bearsville Theater is an historic venue built by music-impresario Albert Grossman as a part of his Bearsville Sound complex. The Utopia Soundstage was built for musician/producer Todd Rundgren.
The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is presented with generous support from our Sponsors: ACOUSTIC GUITAR Magazine; The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans/GUITARMAKER Magazine; D’ADDARIO STRINGS & Music Accessories/D’Addario & Company, Inc.; ESOTEC Beverages; FISHMAN Acoustic Amplification; GUITAR PLAYER Magazine; LA BELLA STRINGS/E. & O. Mari, Inc.; MARTIN GUITARS/C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.; PRS GUITARS; WAMC Northeast Public Radio; and the Woodstock, NY Chamber of Commerce and Arts.
2014 Exhibitors are listed on our website as they are confirmed. For more information, hours, tickets, schedules, history, links, updates, directions, lodging, etc., please visit www.woodstockinvitational.com.
EXHIBITOR INQUIRIES: This Press Release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an invitation to exhibit. Please note that we are already SOLD OUT of Luthier and Vendor Exhibitor space for October 2014.
Woodstock Invitational LLC
P.O. Box 486
Bearsville, NY 12409