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June Events

Thursday, June 5
May Bell Music presents Adam Cox (Cletus Got Shot) at the Fayetteville Underground’s First Thursday gallery opening
5 – 9 pm

Thursday, June 26th
Acoustic Blues Jam with R.J. Mischo
7 – 9 pm
at May Bell Music

Friday, June 27
May Bell Music presents: the monthly Fayetteville Square Dance!
8 pm at the Backspace

Details about upcoming events

UPCOMING EVENTS at May Bell Music

Saturday, March 8
“The Craft of Songwriting,” a workshop with Shannon Wurst

The Craft of Songwriting, lead by Shannon Wurst, is a hands-on workshop that explores song structure, melody, phrasing, and delivery. In addition, Shannon will lead you through idea generating exercises to help you create new songwriting topics. So don’t forget your pen and paper, and instrument if you play! Whether you are a seasoned professional or wanting to write your first song, this two hour course is sure to inspire the song that’s waiting to be written. Stay afterwards for the jam and song sharing, which is open to the public.

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
4 pm. Open jam begins at 6 pm.
Workshop limited to 15 participants. $20.

May Bell Music
546 W. Center St. Suite C, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Purchase online: https://squareup.com/market/may-bell-music
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Wednesday, March 12
Old-time banjo & fiddle workshop, with Kirk Sutphin & Bertram Levy

The duo of Kirk Sutphin and Bertram Levy is the most unique Southern old-time duo performing today. Their music is deeply rooted in the musical tradition of the Southern Piedmont and combines extraordinary musicianship and innovative arrangements.

This is a workshop for fiddle players and banjo players. The banjo and fiddle players will learn a tune separately and then reconvene to develop variations together. We will finish with a jam where the participants can experiment with the principles discussed in the workshop.

Wednesday, March 12
6 pm. $25

May Bell Music
546 W. Center St. Suite C, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Purchase online: https://squareup.com/market/may-bell-music
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Thursday, March 13

May Bell Music Presents: Kirk Sutphin & Bertram Levy
in Concert at the Fayetteville Underground
101 W. Mountain, Suite 222, Fayetteville, AR

Kirk Sutphin & Bertram Levy learned directly from the same luminaries in the 1960s. Kirk is recognized as the reincarnation of the Tommy Jarrell’s fiddle style. He is also a masterful banjo player in the style of Fred Cockerham and Charlie Poole. Bertram is one of the original members of the legendary Hollow Rock String Band, which is credited with launching the instrumental old time music revival. His hard driving nylon string clawhammer banjo style is in a class of its own.

Sutphin & Levy concerts are filled with great tunes with that Piedmont swing, and stories about the old timers who taught them. Their newly released second album, “Two Peas in a Pod” is an imaginative look at the Round Peak music of Surry County, North Carolina.

7:30 pm
$10 suggested donation at the door
Fayetteville Underground
101 W. Mountain, Suite 222, Fayetteville, AR

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For more info on any of these events, visit http://maybellmusic.com
Or contact the store at maybellmusic@yahoo.com
(479)442-2692

News for Spring 2014

Our Last Thursday singing session has been growing exponentially. We’ve also got two great workshops and a concert coming up in March:

-Saturday, March 8th, 2014, at 4 pm. “The Craft of Songwriting,” a workshop with Shannon Wurst.

Open jam begins at 6 pm. Workshop limited to 15 participants. $20.

-Wednesday, March 12, 6 pm
Old-time banjo & fiddle workshop, with Kirk Sutphin & Bertram Levy

-Thursday, March 13
May Bell Music Presents: Kirk Sutphin & Bertram Levy
in Concert at the Fayetteville Underground
101 W. Mountain, Suite 222, Fayetteville, AR

For info on how to register or buy tickets, email us at: maybellmusic@yahoo.com

October News

10/7/13

Lots of exciting things going on! May Bell is now presenting the music for the Fayetteville Underground’s monthly First Thursday art openings. The Underground is located on the historic Fayetteville Square, at the corner of Block and Mountain streets.
We have a monthly old-time singing session, the last Thursday of every month, at 7 pm. Folks work on traditional harmonies, and learn how much fun it is to sing old songs together.
We’re open from 12-8 Monday through Friday, and 12-6 on Saturdays. We’ve got lots more jam sessions, workshops, and concerts coming up, so check out our Facebook page for the latest info.

See you soon…

We’re stocking up on cool old instruments, signing up great teachers, and generally getting our ducks in a row, to become every musician’s favorite place in Fayetteville!