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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Senator Sessions and Custom Paul Reed Smith Guitar Auction

Tickets are now on sale for the full weekend of concerts to benefit the historic Senator Theatre in Baltimore. You can buy them at missiontix.com.

There will be four separate events showcasing a wide range of musical styles and local talents. It all sounds good to me. I like almost every kind of music, so I'm going for the $35 weekend pass. I think I may as well just move into the Senator next weekend!

The four events are as follows:

FRIDAY, February 13th - Save the Senator: A Baltimore Revue

From historic movie house to entertainment showplace –The Payola Reserve, Wye Oak, Nathan Bell, The John Hardy Boys, US Royalty and local radio legends Rob Timm and Alex Cortright (WRNR) have teamed up to help save the historic Senator Theatre. Join them and more for an evening of live music, film and performances and help preserve and transform this Baltimore landmark into a premier live entertainment venue. Proceeds benefit the Senator Theatre's operations and preservation efforts.

SATURDAY, February 14th - Acoustic Love Songs and Other Traumas

Ken Kolodner duo
Smooth Kentucky (bluegrass)
Ellen Cherry (trio)
ilyAIMY duo
The Swing States Road Show
Baltimore Songwriters - John Seay, Sahffi, Paul Iwancio, Mike McFadden

Gourmet vegetarian fare provided by Harvey Shugarman, owner of Harvey's Kitchen

The complete performance schedule is up on www.myspace.com/leajones2

SUNDAY, February 15th - Left Bank Jazz Revisited

The Michael Raitzyk Trio
Ebony & Irony
Nasar Abadey Quartet
Be Mo Jazz Ensemble

SUNDAY, February 15th - The Psychedelic, Post-VD Massacre Cleanup

Drum Circle: Bring a drum to play, and get one ticket for the price of two! (Just Kidding) Bring a drum and get to jam out with The Senator's own Tom Kiefaber and members of TELESMA.

Adrian Bond: Electronica/Drum & Bass/Trip Hop
Also including excerpts from his upcoming new soundtrack to METROPOLIS performed in front of giant projections of segments from the movie!

Blending ancient and modern instrumentation and spirit, the Baltimore-based group Telesma bridges the gap between primal and futuristic. Setting themselves apart with their intoxicating sound and extraordinary live performances, they take the audience on a soul inspiring journey that transcends this world, tantalizes the senses, and moves the body with waves of pulsating rhythm.
"To experience Telesma live is to become part of the show. More than just music, it's a swirling, whirling, twirling event... it's extremely hard not to become involved in the swaying, hypnotic rhythms that pour forth from the stage." - Michael Macey of the Chesapeake Music Guide

For all you musicians out there, there is also a special commemorative guitar being auctioned on e-bay to benefit the Senator Theatre. Here's a message from the "Friends of the Senator Theatre" group on Facebook:

Subject: 1-of-a-Kind "Senator Theatre" Paul Reed Smith (PRS) SE One Guitar Auction!

Are you a musician? Do you know one?

For the musician who desires a no frills approach to get his music across, this vintage inspired SE One has:

* Singlecut, mahogany body
* 25″ scale length
* 22 fret mahogany wide fat neck
* Rosewood fretboard
* Moon inlays
* PRS designed stoptail, pickguard
* One Soapbar pickup & one volume control
* Cordura gig bag included.
* Custom "Senator Theatre" commemorative body design with hand signature of Paul Reed Smith!

Go HERE to bid.

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Blogger Michael Caroff said...

Will they be auctioning off any Santana Paul Reed Smith guitars?

March 13, 2009


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