Marich Music Inc. has teamed up with the Painted Post Board Of Trade's Colonial Days festival to bring live, local original music into the public! The date is set for Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00pm in the "big top" music tent in Hodgman Park.
The event is free, and appropriate for all ages. Come listen to talented local musicians perform their own compositions in a fast-paced showcase that is sure to entertain. The show starts at 7:00pm, rain-or-shine and ample seating and rain cover is provided. While you're there, stop by various food vendors and other attractions at the festival.
Want to perform? Great! The songwriter's open mic is open to any solo musician performing their own original songs. Here's what you need to know:
1. Advance registration is required. Signups will begin at 10am on the day of the show. You can either stop by Marich Music or call in to reserve a performance slot. The phone number is 607.936.6044.
2. No one will be turned away. Each registered performer will play in the order that they signed up. Everyone will get to perform one song. If we reach the end of the signup list before the curfew (9pm), we will do a second round in that same order for musicians that wish to participate. This rotation will continue until curfew time.
3. Bring your own instrument. Most performers use guitars or ukuleles, and some use keyboards. We will provide a DI box and cable to plug in your instrument and a vocal microphone. Guitars with pickups are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, as it allows for better sound and quicker setup time between acts. If you would like to bring a keyboard, please arrive early and plan to have it ready before 6:45pm soundcheck.
4. Performance order will be announced at the show, so please pay attention to when you are performing. Get your instrument tuned BEFORE you go on stage. No one wants to watch and listen to you tune, and it cuts down on the time that another performer could have. Please help us keep the show running as smoothly as possible.
5. Since we will be in a public park, we ask that song lyrics that include profanity be either omitted or replaced with acceptable verbiage.
Marich Music, in cooperation with Corning Civic Music, welcomes 16-Time Grammy Award Winner Béla Fleck and friend/mentor Marc Horowitz for an in-store appearance Saturday, April 15 at 12:00pm.
The event is FREE, but requires advance registration.
Béla Fleck has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations.
Marc Horowitz won his first banjo contest in 1966, and has since continued an extensive recording/touring career. Marc’s former banjo students include Béla Fleck, Hank Sapoznik, Mike Kropp and scores of others. He has conducted three-finger and clawhammer banjo workshops at Banjo Camp North, the Park Slope Jamboree (Brooklyn, NY), The Joe Val Festival (Waltham, MA) and many other venues.
Béla and Marc will give a brief performance in our upstairs recital hall, each showcasing their Gold Tone Signature models. We will try to leave time for a short Q&A, and time to meet and greet Marc and Béla.
Béla and his wife, Abigail Washburn, will perform later that evening at the Corning Museum of Glass, as part of the Corning Civic Music concert series.
Space is extremely limited for this event. To participate, you must stop by Marich Music and register in-person. You may register for one additional person if you have their name and contact information.
Let us sell your Guitars / Amps / Effect Pedals!
Marich Music is pleased to announce the return of Guitar Swap 2017! If you've never been, here's the rundown:
Guitar Swap is the biggest day of the year to buy or sell a used guitar in the Corning area. We open the upstairs recital hall and fill it with used guitars. Everything is there, from junk to gems. It's a one day only sale, so be sure to get there early for the best selection. Meanwhile, downstairs, we have big sales on everything in the store. From overstock to clearance items, it is the best day of the year to stock up on music supplies or to finally splurge on that one thing you've had your eye on for awhile.
Have a guitar to sell? This is your best chance! Bring your gear in before March 17, and we can help you figure out a fair-market value for your gear. If you really want to make sure it sells, you have the option of doing a silent auction where you set the minimum price, and it will go to the highest bidder at the end of the day. After it sells, you will have the option of 100% store credit to buy more gear, or 60% in cash. The choice is yours. We have excellent salesmen working all day to showcase your guitars to customers. If you're looking to sell gear, this is the best place to do it! If you've got gear to sell, drop on by or send us an email for more information.
Marich Music to host Banjo Workshop with Marc Horowitz Sat. June 27 at 2pm.
Take a Banjo lesson from Bela Fleck's Instructor!
Bring your banjo and Marc will analyze your playing and offer tips for improving your technique. He'll also take any questions about playing, adjusting or maintaining your banjo, offer buying advice, demonstrate playing styles and give historical perspective to the current resurgence of interest in the banjo.
The cost for the event is $10, and space is VERY limited, so please call us (607.936.6044) to make a reservation.
Marc Horowitz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947. Marc started playing guitar in 1957 and then five-string banjo and mandolin in 1960. Initially beginning with "frailing" or clawhammer, be began picking Scruggs-style banjo shortly thereafter. Practicing six to eight hours a day through high school led Marc to winning his first competition - the Philadelphia Folk Festival Banjo Contest - in August of 1966. His first professional gig came at age seventeen when he recorded a commercial jingle for Wetson's Hamburgers.
Marc has recorded and/or toured with Raun MacKinnon, Patrick Sky, Doc Watson, Steve Goodman, Tom Paxton, The Phoenix Singers, Judy Collins, Liz Corrigan, and Andy Kaufman. He has logged hundreds of recording sessions for commercial jingles, played in Broadway show pit orchestras, and has performed in the Broadway production of "Foxfire;" with bandmates Kenny Kosek and Roger Mason (and accompanying Keith Carradine.) Marc has also played on film scores including "The Missouri Breaks" (written and conducted by John Williams, starring Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson and directed by Arthur Penn).
A proud former banjo teacher to Bela Fleck, Hank Sapoznik, Mike Kropp and scores of others, he has taught clawhammer banjo workshops at the Park Slope Jamboree in Brooklyn, at the Joe Val Festival in Waltham, MA, and at many other venues. Currently, Marc is an independent sales representative in the musical instrument industry, where he represents among others, Gold Tone Instruments.