It’s official: Steve’s Guitars now Carbondale’s Folk Music Center
Since Steve Standiford opened the doors of his guitar shop in Carbondale to musicians, the venue has proved to be a powerful magnet for music lovers.
Riding on that success, Standiford and his wife, Mary Margaret, have now decided to expand their offerings.
“We feel the time is right for expanding on the idea and establishing an official Folk Music Center in Carbondale,” Standiford said. “The room is perfect for holding guitar workshops, songwriting seminars, private lessons, fundraisers for local environmental groups and generally promoting live music for local folks.”
Standiford said he will create a non-profit corporation for educational purposes centered around music.
This Saturday, the Standifords present a guitar seminar by former valley blues guitarist Howard Berkman.
“I have watched Howard entertain audiences for decades and he has always amazed me with his guitar virtuosity and the easy fluency he has with a guitar,” Standiford said.
Berkman calls the two-hour seminar “Roots.” He will focus on picking technique, licks and progressions as well as music theory.
“I plan to sit in the front row and break out of my personal guitar rut,” Standiford added.
The seminar is designed for guitar lovers who want to improve their skills.
Berkman will present the greats of 20th century guitar music, including Lonnie Johnson, Django Reinhardt, Bill Broonzy, T-Bone Walker, Blind Blake, Charlie Christian and others.
“You will get to appreciate how the greats have all made such different and unique use of the basic and easily understandable elements of music,” Standiford said.
The seminar will run from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. 4th St., Carbondale. The cost is $50, which will cover all materials and a CD. To register, call 963-3304 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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