Sandy Sheehan, musician, music shop owner, host of a weekly old-time music jam, radio producer/host and recipient of the Boston Bluegrass Union's 2009 Heritage Award is in poor health and is closing his Central Square institution, Sandy's Music.
Jon Gersh posted the following to the Boston Bluegrass Union's listserve this morning
Friends, it is with some sadness that I report the closing of an institution, Sandy's Music in Cambridge. Sandy has been laid up, and the store was losing money, I guess there wasn't much choice. Please come support Sandy at a benefit show at Johnny D's on Tuesday Jan. 22nd. We're hopeful that Sandy himself can be there. Please consider buying $10 tickets in advance (it's a benefit) and making dinner reservations so you can be sure to be able to sit:http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/Facebook event
sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch= loadSelectionData&eventId= 3299534&pl=jdsThe show has turned into a powerhouse showcase of local talent, including the Dreaded Banjo Orchestra, which you are most welcome to join. Thank you everyone for supporting Sandy's Music through the years, this is truly the end of an era. Please support Sandy now, and come out to Johnny D's. Thanks, Jon G. for more information email me here, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The flyer for the show is here: http://www.planetbanjo.com/
In 2009, Sandy, Al Hawkes and the original members of the Joe Val Bluegrass Boys were honored by the Boston Bluegrass Union's annual heritage award.
Rounder Records founder Ken Irwin and BBU President Gerry Katz
presenting the BBU's 2009 Heritage Award to Sandy Sheehan
photo copyright Darwin Davidson
Read the BBU's 2009 press release here.
Read notloB Music's coverage here.
Sandy's bio from :Boston's NPR music station", WUMB.
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