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SCGC 35th Anniversary Concert

September 20, 2011

Santa Cruz Guitar Company 35 th Anniversary Concert Don Edwards, Nokie Edwards (of TheVentures), Eric Skye, Bob Brozman, Keith Greeninger, James Nash plus special guests.

Don Quixote’s – Fri. Sept. 30 at 8pm $15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Featuring headliners Don Edwards , America’s favorite Cowboy Singer, Nokie Edwards , of guitar legends The Ventures , Bob Brozman , renowned world musician, and Eric Skye , Portland based virtuoso jazz fingerstylist. All four men play on their signature Santa Cruz guitars – The Cowboy Singer, The Hitchhiker, the Bob Brozman Baritone and the OO-Skye. Also performing will be Nicky Mehta of The Wailin’ Jennys, James Nash of the Waybacks and acoustic phenomenon Gretchen Menn , as well as local heroes Keith Greeninger, Steve Palazzo, Ukulele Dick, Jayme Kelly Curtis, Rick Turner, Adam Rose and Paul Rangel . Richard Hoover, founding luthier of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, will make a special presentation and the evening will be hosted by local radio luminary John Sandidge. In addition to this incredible line-up of performers, Santa Cruz guitars will be on display for viewing and the presentation of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company 35 th Anniversary Cowgirl Guitar, a series of only 10 guitars being made to commemorate the anniversary, will take place. One of these 10 limited edition guitars, valued at $9,700, are being given away via the “Name That Cowgirl” Contest, taking place at online at and available for entry by the public up until September 26 th , 2011. Founded in 1976, the Santa Cruz Guitar Company brought boutique guitar making to the forefront of the steel string guitar business. Over three decades later, Richard Hoover is still employing his bench style building technique and traditional lutherie practices to complete approximately 700 guitars a year, all handcrafted by his team of 13 highly skilled luthiers in his small shop in Santa Cruz, California. SCGC continues to guarantee the most sophisticated instruments of their kind, using only responsibly harvested, reclaimed tone woods to create guitars for the likes of Eric Clapton, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Colin Hay, Elvis Costello, String Cheese Incident, Jeff Tweedy and Brad Paisley.

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