Orrin We are thrilled to announced that the phenominal Orrin Star will be performing a special concert for the SJARMS community on Saturday evening, March 29th, at the Medford Arts Center.

Orrin is an award-winning guitarist and mandolin player who combines hot picking, cool singing and good humor. Once described as ‘Arlo Guthrie-meets-Doc Watson’, he was the 1976 National Flatpicking Champion, has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, and boasts a repertoire ranging from bluegrass standards to little-known folk gems, Celtic fiddle tunes to fingerstyle blues.

In addition to his Saturday concert Orrin will be also be offering his Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Workshop at 11:00am on Sunday (also at the Arts Center). Orrin is a talented guitar instructor, and is a regular columnist to the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine instructional series

Here is a short preview of the incredible singing and playing you’ll hear at the concert:

The cost for the concert is as follows: $15 for current SJARMS members in advance of concert; $16 for everyone else in advance; $20 at the door. Advance ticket sales end Wednesday, March 26th. The cost for the workshop, which runs 2 hours and 15 minutes, is $50. Workshop space is limited to 10, so it’s first come, first served and tuition must be paid for in advance. If you have any questions, please email us at southjerseyarms@gmail.com.

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