Mudcat Café message #1369588 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11225   Message #1369588
Posted By: open mike
02-Jan-05 - 04:58 PM
Thread Name: Learning to play guitar
Subject: RE: Learning to play guitar
i found reference to the Lara Weber PBS guitar class..
Nanci Griffith was one of the students!! i have contacted PBS
to see if by any chance there are copies of video or books available.

>Quote from story in today's Boston Weekly TAB Newspaper on Nanci            
>Griffith:                                                             >                                                                      "...As for PBS, Griffith, who has been a regular on the show 'Austin
>City Limits,' considers the network to be an American treasure. 'If we      
>lose PBS, we'll lose that one [interesting] channel that people all         
>across the country - especially in rural areas - can get even if they         
>don't have cable."                                                            >                                                                              >       "'PBS is so important,' she continues. 'I even learned how to play   
>guitar from PBS when I was 6 years old. It was a Saturday morning show      
>called "Guitar" hosted by a woman named Laura. She usually used Phil         
>Ochs songs, which as a kid was really great because here was a person         
>who wasn't patronizing at all to a child learning how to play an            
>instrument."                                                                  >                                                                              >Anyone know about this show? Thanks, Siouxie D                                                                                                                                                                                                                         --                                                                                                
"Life without music would be an intolerable insult." (Edward Abbey)                                                                                          
// That was Laura Weber who hosted the PBS guitar show way back when.
// - MF