Guitarist to open Hayner concert series

By Belinda Paschal

June 8, 2014

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s Lucky Lemonade concert series will open with a performance by slap guitarist Keith Lykins at 7:30 p.m. July 8 in the Hayner courtyard. Admission is free.

Slap guitar incorporates classical and finger style string techniques while benefiting from the natural percussion attributes of the guitar box and strings. Lykins has developed a style that uses the strings for their tonal sound as well as using the guitar box and strings as a drum. Playing a range of music from New World to Urban Tribal to his own original pieces, his musical influences include Windham Hill artists Michael Hedges, William Ackerman and Alex De Grassi, as well as George Winston and Shadowfax.

The Lucky Lemonade series also will feature:

• July 15: Piqua country artist BJ Brown and Tipp City harmonica player Jimmy Allen

• July 22: Rum River Blend

• July 29: Crazy Joe Trio, 1950s rock’n’roll with touches of country and blues

All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in the Hayner courtyard.

The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is proudly supported by the citizens of the Troy City School District through a local tax levy and generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner. For more information regarding these free events and to receive a complete listing of Hayner Events, please call (937) 339-0457 or visit the website at www.TroyHayner.org.