Two musical events coming up at Strings & Things

Professional guitarist Brad Myrick plays during a guitar clinic at Strings and Things this past Sunday. This guy is good!
Professional guitarist Brad Myrick plays during a guitar clinic at Strings and Things this past Sunday. This guy is good!

Just about every person under the sun enjoys some good music. But some have such a tremendous passion for it, they want it in their lives as much as possible.

For those people, there are free events at Strings & Things Music.

Everybody’s favorite capital city music supply shop is ready to open its doors for a couple ear-pleasing events in the very near future.

Strings & Things will host Make Music New Hampshire in celebration of Make Music Day (did you know that was a thing?) on Wednesday (June 21) starting at 6:30 p.m.

Make Music Day is a global event being celebrated in more than 800 cities worldwide. Thanks to Strings and Things, Concord will be on that map, too.

Standouts from the shop’s lesson program (they’re basically all standouts, but only some will participate) will perform and host a free group guitar lesson, and there will also be a free Martin guitar songbook for all participants to bring home with them.

And if you know anything at all about guitars, you know Martin is a pretty serious name.

So in other words, if you like music and free stuff, you don’t want to miss this event.

Then, on June 25, the shop will host a Christian Music Clinic at 4 p.m., which they say will be the first ever in Concord.

The Christian band Blood & Water is composed of Danielle Towle (vocals, keys, mandolin), Jessica Gardner (vocals, bass), Mark Clark (guitar) and Strings and Things longtime drum instructor, Paul “PJ” Donahue. The band is a combination of two churches. Towle is the worship leader at Durham Evangelical Church in Durham, where Clark and Donahue play regularly. Gardner is the worship leader at Victory Chapel in Dover, and also teaches music at Portsmouth Christian Academy.

Their combined expertise and passion will make for an inspired event.

Blood & Water will perform, but also open up ample time for questions.

“The audience can ask us anything at all, from music-related questions to challenges we face being a Christian band, to why we do it at all, what it’s like to serve in a church, etc. … anything at all,” they said in a statement.

This is a one-time special event, so make sure you mark your calendars.

Author: Jon Bodell

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