Strings go ‘Twaaang’ at Wine Smith
When he picked up the guitar as a little kid, Dan Crary never imagined that the steel-string guitar would go around the world to become the universal instrument in his lifetime.
“For three years, I was the only kid I knew who played the guitar,” Crary recalled. “Now, I hardly know anyone who doesn’t play.”
Today Crary is known internationally for his memorable concerts, 20-plus award-winning recordings, pioneering work as a founder of the “flatpicking” method of guitar and his world tours in more than 30 countries.
Saturday evening, May 3 at the Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, Crary will present “Twaaang,” an intimate and rare solo concert featuring his signature playing and many stories from the guitar’s long and “somewhat outrageous” past.
The music looks back to some of the greats that created the current golden age of the guitar, including Jimmie Rogers, Doc Watson, Hank Snow, The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie and many others.
In a world searching for common ground, Crary’s “Twaaang” is a concert that celebrates both the beauty and universality of the steel-string guitar.
Tickets for the 7-10 p.m. concert, appetizers and dessert are $25 per person.
For reservations call 530-622-0516.