Handmade Music Exposition May 7 at JustGoods
The Third Annual Handmade Music Exposition will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at JustGoods, 201 Seventh St., Rockford.
The event features handmade musical instruments by local artists and live music. Admission is free.
Acoustic and electric guitars, lutes, violins, drums and other unique handmade instruments will be on display and demonstrated by the artisans who created them. Many of the instruments will be available for purchase.
The Tektonics, a world music trio with a techno groove, will play and be accompanied by the instrument makers, who will give short presentations of their creations.
Following is a list of exhibiting handmade instrument creators and their contact information:
Dan Bombliss—Guitars, Morrison, Ill., firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Breitenstein—Violins, Lynn Center, Ill., (309) 781-7205 or email@example.com
Austin Cliffe—Electronic and circuit bending, DeKalb, Ill., (773) 344-2434 or firstname.lastname@example.org
David Dolak and Dustin Brown—Guitars and ukuleles, Downers Grove, Ill., (630) 963-4758 or email@example.com. Building guitars and ukuleles and teaching at Columbia College.
Kevin Mason—Guitars and ukuleles, Wheeling, Ill., masonguitars.com or (847) 670-7441
Shawn Patrick—Guitars, Winnebago, Ill., firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Rodriguez—Extended-range basses, XB.L.CX, Rockford, (815) 218-3088 or email@example.com. Extended-range electric basses, maintenance and repair work, and music instruction.
David Schneider—Mandolins, mandolas and guitars, Silvis, Ill., (309) 796-9634 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Building guitars, mandolins, dulcimers and miscellaneous stringed instruments for 45 years.
David Stocker—Drums and percussion, Dijeridoo Productions, Rockford, (815) 519-7599, email@example.com or www.davidstocker.net. Drums and music teaching.
Bob Stoltenberg—Violin basses, Plano, Ill., (630) 552-7816, firstname.lastname@example.org. Violins and double basses.
Steve Wheeler—Guitars, Winfield, Ill., (630) 988-5712 or email@example.com. Acoustic and electric guitars.
Jim Worland—Guitars, Worland Guitars, Rockford, (815) 961-8854, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.worlandguitars.com. Custom acoustic and electric guitars and harp guitars.
From the May 4-10, 2011 issue
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