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Inaugural guitar festival strikes note in Sebastopol

  • David Field, left, plays one of Richard Prenkert's guitars during the Sebastopol Guitar Festival held at the Sebastopol Community Center, Saturday, February 2, 2013. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Guitar aficionados, students and music lovers alike were drawn Saturday to the Sebastopol Guitar Festival at the town community center.

The festival featured music classes ranging from basic playing to special styles, discussions of recording studio issues, guitar-making lectures and a display of new handmade guitars.

There were performances by Stevie Coyle, Mike Dowling and by Jackalope Studios' Jed Tucker, Teresa Tudury and Doug Jayne, plus film presentations of concerts that featured The Three Pickers, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, the Grateful Dawg and Django Reinhardt.

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The inaugural festival was staged by Kebtone Productions and the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center and drew about 200 people, said organizer Diana Rich.


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