Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Jacob Moon Guitar Workshop



Acoustic Guitar Workshop withJacob Moon - $20.00 (www.jacobmoon.com)

Saturday May 6th @ 4pm

Signpost recording artist, Jacob Moon will focus on looping technology, songcraft and harmony. Moon is becoming known in the folk circuit as a "must see" artist. His skill on the guitar is accented by his skillful use of looping technology which enables him to sound like a full band on his own. This will be a great workshop for singer/songwriters who are looking to broaden their performance skills. Pre-registration is required. Call 783-2542 to register or e-mail.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Local Hero - Dave McKenzie


Dave McKenzie dropped by with his new CD Take It Back. Dave is the front man for the band Lost Frequency. (www.lostfreq.com) Dave is one of our devoted customers and has been shopping here since we opened ten years ago. Lost Frequency will be releasing their CD to the public on May 4th at the King's Head Pub. See ya there!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Upcoming Workshops


Our Mandolin Series was a great success and I'd like to thank Fred Redekop and Al Popowich for providing solid group instruction. We have more workshops planned. Here are a few of the workshops coming up in the next few months.

April 13th - Bottleneck Slide Guitar w/Hal Brolund- $20.00 (www.manitobahal.com)
Hal will demonstrate and share the arcane magic that is bottleneck slide guitar. Handouts will be provided. Subject matter will include damping techniques, alternate tunings, scales, chords and using your right hand. Hal has travelled Canada playing slide guitar in festivals and concert venues with such artists as Dr John, John Mayall, Colin James, Colin Linden, Ken Hamm, Big Dave McLean, Johnny V, Kelly Joe Phelps etc...

May 6th - Acoustic Guitar w/Jacob Moon - $20.00 (www.jacobmoon.com)
Signpost recording artist, Jacob Moon will focus on looping technology, songcraft and harmony. Moon is becoming known in the Christian folk circuit as a "must see" artist. His skill on the guitar is accented by his skillful use of looping technology which enables him to sound like a full band on his own. This will be a great workshop for singer/songwriters who are looking to broaden their performance skills.

There is more stuff in the works so stay tuned to our website for announcements regarding these and more workshops.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Mandolin Workshop Wednesday March 15th - 7pm


The last of our Mandolin workshops happens this week on March 15th at 7pm. This last session is all about Soloing and Improvising and will be led by Fred Redekop and his staltwart accompaniest Al Popowich. Fred will demonstrate various approaches to soloing and discuss how to best compliment a piece of music. The workshop cost is only $10.00. There are a few seats left but you MUST pre-register to guarantee a place. Contact Hal at 783-2542 or e-mail hal@sleddogmusic.com to register. See you there!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ike Derksen - Larrivee Owner and Local Hero



The guy in this picture is Ike Derksen, he is...

A) Upset about that last bad note he played,
B) Sorry he drank too much water before show time,
C) Wincing with delight about his Larrivee purchase.

I'll give you a hint, the answer is C. This is one more reason why Sled Dog Music is Winnipeg's Acoustic Guitar Store!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Durango B-48


Check out this guitar! Solid Spruce top, Flamed Sycamore Back & Sides, Bone Nut & Saddle and a very cool inlay on the head stock. These guitars were recently reviewed in Acoustic Guitar Magazine (January 2006) as having authentic vintage vibe and an unbelievable price. This model is their Mini Jumbo model. The tone is big and proud!