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Announcements

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If you are interested in placing an order with us, you can follow this link to the pertinent page, thanks! ORDERS

Or, you can pick up the phone and call us to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for!

 

Special Events

Merlefest 2016

Breezy Ridge™ Instruments, Ltd.& John Pearse® Strings are delighted to once again be a corporate sponsor of Merlefest 2016. It takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC, and you can get all the latest information directly from their website.[c] Mary Faith Rhoads Lewis 2013

We sponsor the AMERICANA STAGE and the HERITAGE CRAFTS TENT at Merlefest. However, our booth is in what they now call the the EXPO Tent! Come find us at least to say hello!

Merle Watson first started using our strings in about 1982 and convinced his father to use them as well. In 1983, at a time when we could have let the company go, "Doc" had an interview in Frets Magazine where he bragged on our strings. The response to that article is one of the reasons we are still here in business! We always knew when "Doc" played somewhere, because someone calls us to try our strings!

We think that it is wonderful that Merle's life should have such an extraordinary celebration as Merlefest...a tribute to the musician and the man...Merle Watson. And now, it is a tribute to both Merle and Doc, who is sorely missed. I took the photo of his hands at his last Merlefest and we made it into a poster. Contact the office if you would like one.

Check the Merlefest website for the all the information you need on tickets, artists and travel information.

 

Wayne Henderson Music Festival & Guitar Competition

Henderson Festival, VA

Wayne Henderson is a wonderful guitar player and a good friend. He is also a wonderful luthier whose waiting list for instruments testifies his skills. He started this festival in 1995 and it always takes place the 3rd Saturday in June at the Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.

His festival, held in South Western Virginia every June includes, as part of the festivities, a guitar contest. The winner of that contest receives a Henderson Guitar--the only way to jump the waiting list for a new Henderson! And the "Headliner"of the festival receives a custom Henderson guitar for their participationl!!! And the festival has been growing every year in participation and sponsorship.

The Festival provides grants for budding young local musicians to study with older local musicians, supporting the traditional richness of the region in a most powerful and positive way! Wayne started this single-handedly...and attracted the support from the region and afar to continue the scholarship program's expansion. You just won't believe it until you go!

We are delighted to participate in supporting this worthy endeavor--and help to try and keep the rain away!

Get more information directly at their website!

 

 

 

The Charlie Poole Music Festival

Another opportunity to hear wonderful music will be at the Charlie Poole Festival at Governor Morehead Park in Eden, North Carolina.

Check out their website at http:/www.charlie-poole.com for more information and directions!

You will find our booth at the following events--come say hello!

Festivals

 

February Folk Alliance, Kansas City, MO

April Merlefest, North Wilkesboro, NC

August Applachian Fiddle and Dance Festival, Clifftop, WV

Old Fiddler's Convention, Galax, VA

September International Pedal Steel Convention, St. Louis, MO

 

Trade Shows

OPEN ONLY TO THE MUSIC TRADE:

January 2016 National Association of Music Merchants, Anaheim, CA Booth 6230

July 2016 NAMM, Nashville, TN

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

March/April MUSIKMESSE, Frankfurt, Germany

 

 

John Pearse® Strings Stickers

To receive your free stickers, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to:

Stickers, Breezy Ridge Instruments, PO Box 295, Center Valley, PA. 18034

"Music Really Does..." Bumper sticker, teal on white vinyl [color a little off above], removeable adhesive on back, 3" x 11 1/2". At this point, we have printed over 100,000 of these stickers in the blue and decided for the next 100,000 to change the color.They have literally gone around the world and back. Watch for them as you travel!

 

John Pease® Strings - Oval

"Music Really Does..." Oval Sticker, blue on white vinyl, removeable adhesive on back, 2-3/4" X 3-1/2"

 

 

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