We host a number of events here at Dream Guitars. It is our way of giving back to the community and sharing music with others who are passionate about it. We welcome you all to come join us at a House Concert, Guitar Clinic, Setup Saturdays and other events throughout the year. Come visit Dream Guitars and the wonderful Asheville area!
Slide Guitar Master
Steve James in Concert!
Saturday May 4th @ 2pm
Pot Luck before @ 1pm
Tickets $20, Reservations required
“Steve James is very simply one of the very best slide players, blues players and performers I’ve ever met. His shows are exciting and powerful. Wether you are a guitar player or just a lover of music I promise you will smile ear to ear!” – Paul Heumiller
His touted playing, singing and song-craft have been featured on several solo albums. For these, he’s been joined in the studio by musical cohorts including Bad Livers, Bob Brozman, Cindy Cashdollar, Ruthie Foster, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Gary Primich, Ann Rabson, and his frequent duet partner Del Rey. As a sideman, on stage and in the studio, he’s played with Howard Armstrong, Bo Diddley, Kinky Friedman, Lum Guffin, Buddy Guy, John Hammond, Furry Lewis, James McMurtry, Maria Muldaur, Jesse Thomas, and Sam The Sham. He’s often been invited to jam onstage with the likes of Hot Tuna, Tommy Emmanuel and Chip “Wild Thing” Taylor, has recorded soundtrack music for film director Richard Linklater, and has had his original tunes covered by a slate of artists which includes his early hero and friend Dave Van Ronk.
Steve has guested on many syndicated radio broadcasts worldwide. These include “A Prairie Home Companion”, NPR Morning Edition, Mountain Stage, and BBC’s Paul Jones Show. (He might have been on TV too, but wouldn’t know it since he doesn’t have one.) In recent years, he has also served as an Arts Envoy for U.S. embassies in Bulgaria, Finland and Guatemala. For more information visit Steve’s website www.stevejames.com
Reservations required for all events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (828) 658-9795.
How it works….
- Come join us at 1pm and bring a dish to share and a bottle of your preferred beverage. It’s always a wonderful array of treats…
- Show starts at 2pm and performers play 2 sets with an intermission to mingle and meet the artist.
- Guitar demos available in the shop before and after the show.
Loren and Mark, amazing guitar duo! July 7th! 4pm.
Paul Asbell, Mr. Versatility on Guitar, August 3rd!
Clive Carol, From England! February 28th, 7pm!
Now online: Minnesota Public Television has posted their “Minnesota Original” segment – featuring Charlie Hoffman of Hoffman Guitars. It features an interview with the renowned luthier, as well as some great behind the scenes action of Charlie bending Indian Rosewood sides. Other highlights include a performance by fingerstylist Tim Sparks.
To view Hoffman Guitars currently in stock, please click the links below.
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One prime difference between Dream Guitars and other guitar sellers is that we regularly work one-on-one with the best luthiers on the planet – commissioning extraordinary, exclusive guitars with the very finest appointments. Our Dream Series builds are legendary, featuring superlative tone woods and design, and crafted for superb playability and utmost player satisfaction.
Quite often, these highly desirable treasures never even make it to our website, as they are quickly acquired by our walk-in clientele before they can be photographed and recorded. With that in mind, we are starting our new Incoming Guitars blog to keep you abreast of incoming instruments that are truly amongst the finest ever made. Please bookmark this page, or check back regularly for updates.
MICHIHIRO MATSUDA GUITARS
Matsuda Guitars Model M1 Cutaway
Arriving soon: Model M1 by Michihiro Matsuda. This refined beauty is built with a stunning set of Brazilian Rosewood, hand selected by Dream Guitar’s own Paul Heumiller. The top is an exceptionally fine piece of Italian Spruce. Other specs include a 1 3/4″ nut 2 1/4″ string spacing. Please call for more details.
MICHAEL KELLER GUITARS
Keller Dream Series Rose Model SJ
One of our favorite builders – and one of the nicest guys in the guitar biz – is longtime luthier Michael Keller. We have had many spectacular Keller instruments at Dream Guitars over the years, and they are always impressive. We are so knocked out with Michael’s work, that we commissioned him to build the latest addition to our exclusive Dream Series. Starting with a flawless set of Brazilian Rosewood and an Adirondack top, this guitar is sure to be as wonderfully voiced as it is gorgeous! Please call for further information, and to reserve the Keller Dream Series Rose Model SJ for yourself.