|January 2017 Newsletter
Double Stop Fiddle Shop
& Music Hall
121 E. Oklahoma Ave. Guthrie, Ok. 73044 405-282-6646
Merry New Year!
I always enjoy this time of year --- weather changing, leaves falling, the hustle and bustle of Christmas, friends and family --- and that's how we feel about all of you, our friends and family.
Coming right up are Guthrie's two Victorian Walk evenings, Dec. 10 and 17. Enjoy the many live Victorian window scenes around town, then join us for our stage concert featuring many of your favorite Christmas songs. These shows tend to fill up fast, so if you know you're coming, it would probably help to call for reservations.
I thought our Oklahoma International Bluegrass festival was a terrific success. The weather was perfect, the crowds were happy, the musicians were amazing --- I guess we'll plan another! Next year's dates are October 5 - 7, so mark them down in your 2017 calendar.
If you haven't been to a Music Hall show lately, we have a new guitar player: Thomas Trapp. He is a terrific flat picker and all-around good guy. We love having him, we're having lots of fun, so we hope you will join us at the Hall when you can.
Now for what's coming up ----
Our annual FiddleFest is Saturday, February 4th. This is a very popular show -- often selling out. It might be a good idea to call in for reservations. It's a wonderful opportunity to see and hear a stage full of fiddlers, young and old. " "Mom, please let him watch TV"
NO STAIRS On Saturday, March 11, we are again performing at Community Church, south of town, facing I-35 on the west side of the highway. Pastor Bill Williams and his church have once again graciously offered us the use of their Fellowship Hall --- same specifics, doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30, cost $10. The hall is on the ground floor --- there are NO STEPS to climb! Tell your friends.
Community Church: I-35 exit 151, Seward Road
512 E. Seward Rd. Guthrie
OK folks, LISTEN UP! The 89'er committee has decided the carnival will be located in the parking lot and street adjacent to our building. Therefore, because we will have NO parking, they have offered to let us use the American Legion building at Cleveland and 1st St. for our regularly scheduled April 22 concert. There are several parking lots nearby, and this will be another NO STAIRS evening for you. The same specifics apply: doors open at 7, concert begins at 7:30, $10 per person.
Keep in mind the Western Swing music and dance evening, May 6th, again at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Looking forward to hearing the amazing 89 year old Leon Rausch sing our favorite Bob Wills tunes. There's plenty of room for dancing, so wear your dancing slippers (or boots) and tell your friends.
We enjoyed seeing many of you at Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar & Grill" last month. It was a fun evening for all of us, and we are currently planning more upcoming evenings there. We'll keep you informed.
Sirius' bluegrass station #62 continues to play tunes from my recent double cd, for which I am thankful. You may get your Christmas copy at the Fiddle Shop anytime!
Byron Berline Band
Music Hall Show Schedule
to reserve tickets call 405-282-6646
shows begin at 7:30pm --- $10 per person
January 7 & 21
March 11* & 25
February 4 & 18
April 8 & 22#
*Community Church concert 512 E. Seward Road, Guthrie
#American Legion venue 123 N. First St. Guthrie
Instruments at the Fiddle Shop
GUITARS: we have many Martins, Gibsons, Collings and Blueridge guitars. A few of our recent additions: four Ovations, all with pickups (one is a 12-string), a Taylor 214LE for $999, a 1950 J-45 Gibson, and a handmade O style from Steve Walden of New Orleans. Just in, a 1963 0021 NY Brazilian rosewood back and sides, in addition to lots of less expensive guitars. We also have several electrics and a bass or two. MANDOLINS: my instrument of choice is Collings new M5V, varnish finish. It has a great sound! We just acquired a Gibson Monroe Signature #156, with a great sound. We have a Kentucky KM5000; a Bill Monroe model signed by his son. Also a Kentucky KM1500 and two old Martins, a 1930s Gibson A-O with a great tone, and a Gibson 1930s f-hole A-2, The Loar and a Fender. We still have that beautiful Black Ice Weber --- too beautiful to describe. You mando pickers must see it, and check out the 5 string mando! BANJOS: we have a good selection of new and used instruments from entry level to quality Gibsons, a Deering Golden Era, great sounding. In addition, we now have some open back banjos, and 4 or 6 string instruments FIDDLES: we have the biggest and best selection of anyone around these parts. We have some wonderful 18th and 19th century violins from all over the world, as well as many entry-level violins starting at $150. We also have violas, cellos and a few bases --- bows, cases, and assorted accessories. MISC: we now have a hammer dulicer and an auto harp --- tuners, straps, picks, strings, rosin, capos, pickups, chin rests, shoulder rests, pitch pipes, and books on how to play each instrument, in addition to DVDs and CDs of the band.
Our website includes videos of our instruments, so you can both see and hear them. I am always getting in new and vintage instruments that are not included on the website, so be sure and come in often to see what's new!
Our mailing address is:
121. E. Oklahoma Ave. Guthrie, Ok. 73044