Welcome to Main Street Music 382 Main St., Beacon, NY 845-765-8548
News and Events:
March 8th, 3:00 pm: Cathy Fink Claw-Hammer Banjo Workshop
VARIATIONS ON A TUNE- How to create variations once you’ve learned a tune on the banjo. Tips, tricks, philosophy and note by note demonstration. Start with 15 different ways to play the first note of Cripple Creek and learn the process through which variations re-created on and around a melody and how to apply them.
Cathy is a nationally renowned 2-time Grammy winning claw-hammer-banjo player/teacher. The workshop would be for those who already play the instrument but would like to improve their skills, however, beginners are also welcome. Cathy is an excellent teacher who can help even an expert player refine what they are doing. In addition to performing by herself and with her partner Marcy Marxer, she also teaches at banjo camps and workshops throughout the country. For more on Cathy and Marcy, see: http://www.cathymarcy.com/
The cost is $25 including the workshop, wine and snacks. If possible, please call or email so we can get a count, but if you aren't sure, you can still just show up at 3:00.
The workshop will be followed at 5:00 pm by our usual Second Saturday open song circle - all welcome.
March 8th 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Open Song Circle
Main Street Music will be holding its regular Second Saturday Open Song Circle at 5:00 pm this month. The song circle is open to all who like to play, sing or just listen. Please feel free to come by and share a song or two, or to jam with others. Since opening last fall, MSM has been holding the circle to coincide with the City of Beacon's own Second Saturdasy festivities, when the galleries and shopos stay open late and often put out wine and snacks. It's a good day to just roam the streets of Beacon and enjoy all that it has to offer.
P.S. The Townbe Crier Cafe, across the street will be hosting Leo Kottke in the evening. For more info, please see townecrier.com
1926 Gibson Tenor Banjo
1924 Gibson "A" Mandolin
1960 Gibson J-50
1070s Gibson J-40
1970s Gibson b-25 Deluxe
Gibson L-00 Historic
1992 Dobro Hawaiian
2002 Deering Guitar-banjo
Epiphone AJ18 Lefty Guitar
Blue Ridge Guitars
1992 Dobro DM33-H "Hawaiian"
This is a pristine, all-metal body Dobro with lovely tone and volume.
(See guitar page for details.)
New Vintage Addition: 1965 Guild Capri CE-100D This is one of the classic Guild archtop guitars with great feel and tone supported by two humbucking pickups. This instrumetn is in top condition with almost no dings and very little fret wear. Asking $1995. (See guitar page for details)
Gibson L-00 1937 Historic.
: This is a pristine reproduction made in 2007 at the Bozeman Montana facility that is a virtual replication of the Gibson L-00 as it was made in 1937, right down to the hide glue. (See Guitar Page for details.)
We are a new music store in Beacon, New York located in the heart of the Hudson Valley featuring quality new, used, vintage and consigned stringed instruments as well as music lessons. We also carry a wide variety of strings and accessories, art, gifts, CDs and vintage vinyl recordings. It's a relaxed, low-pressure shop where we encourage visitors to stay a while and try things. We are located at 382 Main Street, Beacon, NY, across the street from the recently relocated Town Crier Cafe, one of the East Coast's premier acoustic music venues for the past 40 years. We strongly encourage people to visit both places when they come by.
Currently offering a wide variety of guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins and vintage instruments.
Actively seeking consignments of quality instruments and equipment.
Expert setups and repairs - Music lessons by top area musicians.
Store Hours: Generally, Tuesday through Sunday 12:00 to 7:00 pm or by appointment. If you're coming from a distance, please call ahead as we're also working musicians and may be on the road. Tel. 845-765-8548.
Main Street Music is primarily a "folk" acoustic instrument shop, but we also feature some quality electric guitars, tube amplifiers etc.
We will soon be offering our instruments online through Gbase.com, but if you’re more of a hands-on shopper, please come by and see us. We like it that way.