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Summer 2017 Newsletter

Double Stop Fiddle Shop
& Music Hall
121 E. Oklahoma Ave. Guthrie, Ok. 73044 405-282-6646

Another Great Spring! trees leafing out, flowers blooming everywhere, grass greening up --- there must be a song in there somewhere. Well, we have lots of things going on; the band is recording a live album and I always have an original tune that I'd like to record even if it never gets released. Right on the heels of this newsletter is our April 22nd show which has been moved to the American Legion building, 123 N. 1st, due to the carnival setting up at our intersection. NO STAIRS! Then our next big event will be the Western Swing music and dance evening at the Logan Co. Fairgrounds on May 6th. Leon Rausch will again join us for some of our favorite songs, along with Shelby Eicher and his fiddle from Tulsa, Steve Bagby on steel, Johnny Baier on tenor banjo, and many others joining the Berline Band. This show begins at 7:30pm, admission is $15, and there is plenty of room for dancing, so bring your dancing boots or slippers and all your friends for this really fun

On June 17th, a Saturday, the Berline Band will perform at the 2nd annual G-Fest in Muskogee. Jim Blair has organized an amazing event in that part of our state with loads of star talent. We are grateful he continues to book us at this festival. It runs from the 15th through the 17th, and you can get much more information on their G-Fest website.
Speaking of festivals, it is time to get your early bird tickets for our Oklahoma International Festival, October 5 - 7. Our international musicians come from Canada, Australia, Belgium, Japan and Ireland. We have also received commitments from Sierra Hull, The Western Flyers, and the terrific duo of Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin. The talent line-up is the best, now keep your fingers crossed for another great weekend of weather. For tickets and all kinds of information:
NO STAIRS On Saturday, July 22, 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

My double CD, "Flyin' Fingers" is selling well. You can get your copy anytime, at the shop or at one of our concerts.

Discount Tickets

We are continuing our offer for tickets, 8 shows for $68.00. That is $8.00 per show May thru August, plus $4 extra for the Western Swing, ($136 per couple ), and the privilege of selecting your reserved seat location, which of course is not required. The ticket is good for Western Swing and the Community Church shows, and will be ready to buy by the time you read this. Remember it is first-come first-served for your seat selection, and we hold your seat for you only until show time.

Music Hall Show Schedule
May 6* & 20
June 10 & 24
July 8 & 22*
Aug. 12 & 26

to reserve tickets call 405-282-6646
shows begin at 7:30pm --- $10 per person

Western Swing @ Fairgrounds 1201 S. Division, Guthrie
*Community Church concert 512 E. Seward Road, Guthrie
Out & About
Sat. May 6 Western Swing Music & Dance Logan Co. Fairgrounds 7:30pm $15 1201 S. Division Guthrie

Sat. June 17 G-Fest Music Festival

Sun. July 2 Bridge Church 1115 W. Hwy 152 Mustang, Ok. 7pm

Thur - Sun July 27 - 30 Midsummer North Woods Festival Manitowish, WI

Sat. Aug. 5 Sumner Co Fair, Caldwell, Ks. 7:00pm

Fri. Aug. 25 Giddy-Up Gala Co. Expo Center Altus, Ok. 6pm

Instruments at the Fiddle Shop

GUITARS: we have many Martins, Gibsons, Collings Taylor, Ovation and Blueridge guitars, and some made by individual makers across the country.. A few of our recent additions: a 1947 and 1948 D-28 Martins, a 1960 J-200 Gibson, a 1953 J-50 Gibson, a 1960s Grammer guitar, and a nice used Gold Tone Paul Beard dobro. 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 dulcimer 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!
Posted on Dec 27 2016

FiddleFest 2005
On Saturday evening, February 19, the Music Hall and Byron Berline's Band played host to another sold-out Fiddlefest show. The evening began with a warm-up by Byron's band, then on came some of Jim Garling and Greg Burgess' more advanced students.
Posted on Mar 25 2005

Europe Trip 2002
For those who might like to hear about the trip Bette and I took to Europe, the musicians I played with and the instruments I got to see and play.
Posted on Mar 17 2005

Dec. 29, 2007 Show
You just never know who is going to stop by for our shows here at the Double Stop Music Hall. This last year we have had Mason Williams, ...
Posted on Jan 11 2008

Newsletter ~ Jan - March 2008
Our Seasonal Newsletter for Winter, 2008
Posted on Dec 20 2007

60's OU Football Reunion
In the early 60's the University of Oklahoma football team had several interesting characters. In 1962 I attended OU on a football ...
Posted on Dec 19 2007

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