jmacs - 4/12/2018 at 11:37 AM
I've been playing guitar most of my life now, and know for a fact that the original Allman Brothers were mentors and teachers in showing me how to play, to make every note count, to take the song for a journey, to listen, really listen to the other folks in the band, and respond.... if you play guitar and are reading these words here, I'd say you know exactly what I mean.
It's very exciting for me to have the guitar I made out of love and respect for the Allman Brothers Band go on this journey to the very heart of their music- their Big House Museum. I hope you'll visit Indiegogo through the provided link or by going to the Indiegogo site and searching "Eat a Peach" to learn about this story and see the cool perks offered to those who contribute. The crowdfund ends April 29th! https://igg.me/at/eatapeach
Tell me, were you one of those guys lifting the needle over and over again on that spinning pink and black Capricorn album, trying to get the notes?
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jmacs - 4/15/2018 at 12:55 PM
I'll be posting some of the cool perks offered for contributing to the crowdfund to gift the Eat a Peach Tribute Guitar to the ABB's Big House Museum. Here are the t-shirts designed by the awesome Peter "Psychodelik Pete" Nogas who is also a big fan of the Allman Brothers and a regular at GABBAfest in Macon where I will present the guitar to the museum. Please visit https://igg.me/at/eatapeach to check it out!
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jmacs - 4/16/2018 at 12:49 PM
News from Maine- The crowdfund to gift the Eat a Peach Tribute Guitar to the ABB's Big House Museum is still up and running for 2 more weeks. I wish I could meet you all to show the guitar. Crafting it really was a labor of love that I'm very proud of.
Here are words of support from the Big House's Richard Brent- "I have played this guitar and I am here to tell you that it plays and sounds every bit as good as it looks! We would be honored to have this at The Big House Museum for fans from all over to play and enjoy."
Please visit the campaign page and check out all the cool perks for contributing. There are still 7 bottles left of my own homemade maple syrup tapped from the big maples over on the shore of Unity Pond... https://igg.me/at/eatapeach
[[url=https://flic.kr/p/J64g4y][/url]maple syrup perk by jmacs1959, on Flickr]
[[url=https://flic.kr/p/J63V17][/url]James Macdonald Art Guitars Allman Brothers Eat a Peach in Studio by jmacs1959, on Flickr]
jmacs - 4/18/2018 at 03:28 PM
Dorothy and I saw the first show of the Devon Allman/Duane Betts tour last night at the Kate in Old Saybrook CT and these guys are hot stuff! Devon is a real showman, getting his emotions out on the guitar and bringing you right along with him. Check them out if you can!
The crowdfund is going on for another twelve days and I invite you to take a minute to check out the Indiegogo campaign page here- https://igg.me/at/eatapeach
There are TWO Big House Museum memberships still available for a $100 contribution. These were generously given by Richard Brent, the Director at the Big House. Here's a message from him-
"I have played this guitar and I am here to tell you that it plays and sounds every bit as good as it looks! We would be honored to have this at The Big House Museum for fans from all over to play and enjoy."
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jmacs - 4/21/2018 at 01:24 AM
I have a booth at the New York Guitar Show this weekend 4/21-22 in Freeport on Long Island. I'll have the Eat a Peach tribute guitar displayed as well as my Tribute to Clapton and other marquetry art guitars. Come visit if you can!
or if you can't, visit here- https://igg.me/at/eatapeach
Here's another perk that someone can get for contributing to the campaign- a tattoo portrait by Connecticut artist Kevin Stiles, check out the fine details...amazing!
[[url=https://flic.kr/p/26hP6L6][/url]Kevin Stiles tattoo by jmacs1959, on Flickr]
jmacs - 4/21/2018 at 10:22 PM
Only one “Little Martha” membership to the Big House Museum left! Https://igg.me/at/eatapeach
jmacs - 4/24/2018 at 01:09 AM
Just back from the NY Guitar Show where the Eat a Peach Guitar was displayed and played. Who would have thought that I'd meet the two drummers from the ABB Tribute Band Mountain Jam Orchestra at a guitar show? Thanks for stopping by John and Steven! I checked out their website and they are real deal good. Here's some pics from the show including the fun afterhours jam at a local bar. I'm on the left playing my Tribute to West 48th Street guitar, with bassmaker Leslie McCurdy playing one of his own. In the last image, Telecaster ace Arlen Roth checks out my Mumbletypeg tele and had fun taking it for a spin.
Thanks to the folks who contributed to the campaign at the show and got t-shirts by Psychodelik Pete! I have around 10 of these left.
The crowdfund is still running and you can check it out here- https://igg.me/at/eatapeach Thanks!
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