71 East Yale, Denver
The Colorado Luthiers and Swallow Hill Music Association are hosting the first Colorado Custom Guitar Festival at Swallow Hill Music Hall. This is an evaluation and sales show with mini-concerts all day using the hand crafted instruments available.
Fourteen of Colorado's finest custom builders will be displaying their work. Each luthier will be on hand to answer your questions and explain their individual building process and philosophy.
Swallow Hill representatives will be on hand to discuss their Music School and the wide array of instruction, entertainment, and performances available from this world-class organization.
There is a $5.00 ($3.00 for Swallow Hill Members) entrance fee that is waived for ticket holders to the evening concert featuring Stephen Bennett. Stephen is renowned for his extraordinary guitar picking and particularly the Harp Guitar he plays.
Tickets for the evening concert are available at the door or through Swallow Hill. For more concert information, contact Swallow Hill at 303.777.1003 or toll free at 877.214.7013.
Mr. Harp Guitar, world-class picker, Stephen Bennett
ADV: $15/$12 MEM; D/S: $18/$15 MEM
Stephen Bennett web site
Whether playing his great-grandfather's harp guitar, his 1930
National Steel or a standard 6-string, Stephen Bennett is a guitarist
to hear. His playing has won awards and critical praise. In live
performance and on record, his diverse musical influences and
interests are joined with a three decade long love affair with the
sound of guitar strings.
Few guitarists, if any, have had the courage and stamina to tour with the
fabulous picker, Tommy Emmanuel. Stephen accomplished this remarkable feat and
earned the respect and admiration of all who have had the pleasure to hear Stephen.
Stephen's appearance at Swallow Hill will coincide with the Colorado
Custom Guitar Festival on the same day. We couldn't imagine a more
appropriate musician to showcase with this extraordinary luthiers'