Wednesday, February 7, 2018

7 Year Itch Party

WHAT? SEVEN YEARS in business as Second String Music? Really?

Yup. In February 2011, Sheryl and I opened the store at Eighth and Washington. Above is a video the legendary Greg Ellery and I did when we were getting things ready. I'm still not over the whole Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head thing.

A year and a half later we came down to the Fifth and Maine, and we've been rocking ever since.

If there is one thing we know how to do, it's throw a party, and we are proud to announce Saturday, Feb. 17, is the 7 Year Itch Party at Fifth and Maine. We are planning irresponsible behavior, promoting Lyft rides, beer can bowling on the sidewalk and another epic jam session, with all the usual suspects.

We are giving away a beautiful Ibanez guitar and amp. We'll have food and beverages. Bring cigars and we'll really tear it up. Sheryl has put together the official party page here. Everything in the store will be 7 percent off and we'll be proudly showing off our new Fender guitars and amps.

Frank Haxel and Adam Yates are in charge. Jim Percy will be doing magic tricks. I'm sure there will be some Paul Lester mandolin playing and bad joke telling. James McKinney, if we can drag him out of retirement, is in charge of security.

I'm trying to remember  what it was like when we opened at Eighth and Washington. It was snowy, traces of the Snowmaggedon Storm from Feb. 1 still evident. Greg Ellery and I put up a lot of slotwall. We had five guitars, and four of them were mine. The dogs loved the space.

Geesh. Seven years! Where has it gone? We need to celebrate, so plan on helping and enjoying, because there is only one 7 Year Itch Party!

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