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New Exhibit Honoring Saint Blues Guitar Workshop

New exhibit honors 25th anniversary of Saint Blues Guitar Workshop


Joe Walsh with an early St. Blues guitar
Memphis, TN (June 1, 2009) -- In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Saint Blues Guitar Workshop, the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul museum has created a new exhibit that will feature two displays in the company's honor: The Early Years and The Saint Blues Story.

The Early Years highlights the founders who helped create Saint Blues, and The Saint Blues Story features artifacts from 1984 through 1989, including guitars designed for Eric Clapton and Billy Squier. Beginning June 1, the exhibit will be featured in the museum lobby where it will remain until it's moved to a permanent space in 2010.

A public reception is being held at the museum on June 3 from 5-7 p.m. followed by a party at the Hard Rock Cafe, featuring Jack-O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers. Many of the people involved with St. Blues from the past and present will be in attendance to share stories and memories.

For more info, check out:
SaintBlues.com
MemphisRocknSoul.org
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