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Old 07-20-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Pike County, PA
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Saturday night my husband and I went to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg to see master guitarist Phil Keaggy in concert.

I've never really been to "da Burg" before, except perhaps to drive through when lost on 209 one time (LOL). I was impressed with what I saw of the town! Very pretty.

The theater is really nice! Great acoustics. Afterward, hubby and I walked down to the Starbucks, enjoyed looking in the storefronts...and then kicked ourselves when we headed back toward our van - there was a mom & pop cafe we could have gone to instead... I prefer to support small places when I can....

Phil Keaggy was excellent. His skill is amazing - the things he did with that guitar, I never would have though possible. I'm so glad I got to go, and I am planning on heading down to "da Burg" more often - though it's a bit out of my usual travel range.

Anything else in Stroudsburg that is fun/interesting/unique?
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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I heard there are quite a bit of interesting artsy stores in Stroudsburg. There is supposed to be a picture framing store that is uinique. I love music especially guitar and piano. What kind of music does Keaggy aspire to?
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Pike County, PA
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Keaggy does a lot of instrumental, as well as Christian music...he's very unique. His CDs "Lights of Madrid" and "Acoustic Sketches" are particularly beautiful. Classical, folk, contemporary, - he does a lot of stuff.

Here's a Wiki on him:
Phil Keaggy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here's a YouTube clip of one of my favorite instrumental pieces of his:

YouTube - Phil Keaggy - The Wind and the Wheat

If you search up Phil Keaggy on YouTube you can have lovely concernt (Fragile Forest is awesome too...lol) but you will miss his funky personality. His concert the other night was kind of like watching the Victor Borge of classical guitar...lol...he was so humble, so modest, so honest...I really was impressed with him and enjoyed his intertwining of his goofy antics seamlessly into his tapestry of beautiful, awe inspiring playing...

Plus take into consideration that he's only got half of the middle finger on his right hand....a lot of people with 10 fully functional fingers couldn't come close to what this guy does with nine. lol
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:09 AM
 
Location: McMichaels, PA
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I may've seen you, Karen! I was part of the group of photographers milling around on Saturday evening for our local Worldwide Photo Walk event. Main St. really has come alive, hasn't it?

I just posted about the Walk on my blog Worldwide Photo Walk: Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg « At Home in the Poconos
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: McMichaels, PA
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There's a lot more that's interesting and fun downtown. There are galleries on several of the side streets (ArtSpace, Andrei, and Driebe Freight Station on Ann St. are a few), several nice shops, the Saturday morning farmer's market, lots of street festivals... It really has come into its own.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Pike County, PA
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I did see one familiar face - Lisa Sanderson, a Facebook friend. It really is a pretty town! Funny - I'll bet a lot of us pass each other on the street and never even know it!
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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We have a friend in common! Lisa was part of the Photo Walk, too. I learned of it from her, in fact :-)
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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Little Feat will be playing there at the end of the summer!!!
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