This summer, I’ve been hanging out more and more over at Redbone Guitar Boutique in San Antonio, where Richard Turner and his gang extraordinaire have been holding a series of how-to and informative clinics from leading (and sometimes legendary) music industry players and execs. They’ve formed alliances with major brands like Fender, Gretsch and now, Takamine, who are bringing some amazing and internationallyknown artists and music industry thought leaders to San Antonio.
First it was Brian Ray, followed by Rusty Anderson, who just happen to be in Sir Paul McCartney’s band. I attended Brian’s event, but had to miss Rusty’s due to travel. Last weekend, it was Fred Gretsch (yes, as in the Gretsch brand), sharing his insights on his family’s history and personal commitment to keeping a family legacy and brand in place. (I was also amazed when Fred asked me if I followed him on twitter – you can follow him – @fredgretsch).
This coming weekend, it’s gonna be flatpicking guitar player, Brad Davis, giving a free clinic at Redbone on Saturday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Raising the bar even more, Redbone is offering a chance for you to sign up for a private guitar lesson with Brad on Sunday. (there is an extra charge for this). And if you come to the free event, be sure to register for your chance to win a free Takamine GS330S guitar.
Brad has spent years on the road playing country with Marty Stuart, bluegrass with Earl Scruggs, newgrass with Sam Bush, Gypsy jazz with John Jorgenson, and rock with Billy Bob Thornton. For the past seven years, he has played lead acoustic guitar with Earl Scruggs and Friends, and for the past six years he has played lead electric and acoustic guitar with movie actor Billy Bob Thornton’s rock band. He spent two years (2003-2004) as the guitar player for the Sam Bush Band and also performed with John Jorgenson’s Gypsy Jazz Quintet in 2005. He occasionally performs with an exciting new bluegrass band, ‘Greenbroke’, which consists of himself, John Cowan, John Moore, and Dennis Caplinger.
Visit Redbone or call 210-822-4111 for more information and to sign up.
This is gonna be fun!
Hope to see ya’ll there.