Fretboard Journal Festival Overview: Nov 3 - 5, 2010

Bill Frisell

Join us November 3-5, 2010 as we celebrate the Fretboard Journal's fifth anniversary. It'll be three nights of great music (from jazz to old-time to rock & roll), great instruments and fun. 

November 3, 2010
The Fretboard Journal Presents: An Evening with Bill Frisell & Friends
The Triple Door
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
7pm and 9:30pm

Join jazz guitar great Bill Frisell and his new band the Beautiful Dreamers, banjo player Danny Barnes and the Canote Brothers for an evening of genre-blurring music curated by Frisell himself. A limited edition, Jim Woodring-designed poster for the event will be available for purchase at the show (we'll try to have a few extras available on this site after the event, as well). 

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November 4, 2010
The Fretboard Journal’s Fifth Anniversary Party
JewelBox Theater (at the Rendezvous)
2320 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
6:30pm – 9pm
FREE (21 and over only), just show up.

Join the Fretboard Journal editors, fellow guitar fanatics and special guests for the ultimate FJ reader meetup in the Rendezvous’ JewelBox Theater. Bring a guitar if you want to show & tell (or play a tune) or just admire some of the fine instruments on display from Northwest builders. We’ll have some surprise musical guests including Neko Case's pedal steel guitar player Jon Rauhouse and Visqueen's Rachel Flotard, giveaways galore and Fretboard Journal swag available. The Rendezvous has a full dinner menu should you need to eat. 

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November 5, 2010
Wayne Henderson: In Concert
Frye Art Museum Auditorium
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

World-class luthier and guitarist (and subject of the acclaimed book Clapton’s Guitar) Wayne Henderson flies in from Rugby, VA (pop. 7) to Seattle for this one-off performance just for Fretboard Journal fanatics. Readers of the Journal know how special Henderson’s music and instruments are. We’ll be treated to a full set of music and stories from this NEA Heritage Award winner. $5 for current Fretboard Journal subscribers, $10 for general admission. Special discount for existing (or new) subscribers. [Just added: Local guitar great Orville Johnson will be joining Wayne onstage!]

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If you have any questions / comments / etc. re: this week's events, just call us at 206-706-3252. We look forward to seeing some of you in November!

Lastly, if you'd like to host a satellite reader meetup in your own city, just drop us a line. You pick a bar/watering hole near you, we notify readers in your neck of the woods and, with any luck, some great music and friendships ensue.