September 16, 2014 | email@example.com | Leave a comment The Martin ExperienceFree Product Showcase and Performance September 23rd, 2014 at 6:30 pm Spend an evening with Martin Artist, Craig Thatcher, as your guide through 181 years of rich music tradition, steeped in Martin culture and craftsmanship. Take part in a lively Q&A session, see product demos and be treated to an intimate in-store performance. Find out why Martin makes the finest guitars and strings in the world! No RSVP required. Limited seating. First come, first served. String Patrol Special at this Event:Buy any set of Martin strings, get a FREE set of SP Lifespan Strings. During event only, while supplies last. About the Artist: Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Craig Thatcher has been entertaining audiences with his exciting brand of blues/rock music for over 35 years. He’s been a featured performer at Bethlehem’s Musikfest for many years and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and most recently in the Far East, performing mainly in theatres and outdoor festivals. Craig has led his own band since 1993 and is also the guitarist for Simone, daughter of jazz legend Nina Simone. Craig has released five CDs under his own name. While best known for his blistering electric blues style, Craig also has a well-earned reputation as an outstanding acoustic guitarist, having won many regional awards in that category. He is the Martin Guitar Company’s “on-call” artist, performing at Company functions throughout the year. Craig has opened for many international touring artists including Derek Trucks, John Hammond, Buddy Guy, Robin Trower, Kim Simmonds, Chris Smither, Jonny Lang, Jorma Kaukonen and others.