March News From Mass Street Music!

staircase and renovation plans mass street music

New (almost done!) stairs up to the mezzanine room. Our renovation plans are on the door to the ‘dungeon’ in the front of the store – stop by and take a look! We’ve only just begun.

Our 30th Anniversary renovations are underway! Jim and Bruce are completing the new stairs in the front room leading to the mezzanine which will soon be a cozier spot to try out gear. Building will then begin in the second room downstairs, constructing the sure-to-be-spectacular electric demo areas! These are going to be really cool –  larger and more open than our former ‘loud room’ which was admittedly, closet sized. Some of the renovations are going on behind the scenes too, like our shipping area, which has been moved into the expansive storeroom to make more room for demo space. At the heart of our renovations is you! We’re creating a more comfortable and creative space. So much more to come!

Paul Geremia album cover Gamblin Woman Blues
Live music! Musical raconteur and country blues fingerpicker Paul Geremia will be playing live at Mass St Music THIS Sunday, March 10 at 3pm, with Lawrence bluesman Pat Nichols opening. Geremia is a true link in the blues line, having learned from and played with legends like Skip James, Pink Anderson, Howlin’ Wolf and more. Tickets are just $15. We’ll open the store up at 2pm for this special concert. Save the date, Monday, April 22 for the return of the great Taylor Road Show here at Mass Street Music. It’s one special evening with select one-off and new guitars direct from Taylor, and the antics of our Taylor buddies Eric and Marc who will be on hand. More info on the Road Show is here. Just down the streeet, our neighbors Americana Music Academy have some great shows coming up too including Truckstop Honeymoon performing on Sunday, April 28th!

Last but not least, just a heads up that all of us at Mass St have been buzzing about the new Gretsch Roots Collection! These are affordable, well made instruments culled from Gretsch’s rich acoustic history. We have loved all of the instruments we’ve gotten in from the Resonator Uke to the Dixie 6 string Guitar Banjo with its old school pearloid headstock, and we have more unique pieces coming soon. You’ll find these on our site and right in the front room when you stop by the store. Remember check us out on FB and Twitter for the latest updates and special deals. Keep making music!

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