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Jun-23-2007, 1:16am
Has anybody ever been to Arcata California. If you do visit Arcata go see Terry's Bluegrass Barber ,1040 G street, Arcata, CA, 95521 for a haircut and a chat about bluegrass. The guy that runs the place is called Terry Brill who plays bluegrass c.d.'s while he cuts hair. He also likes to talk about bluegrass too. While I was in his shop he invited me to come along to a bluegrass session in a coffee shop in Eureaka.The folks we met there were great and Terry let me pick a while on his Montelone f5. Wow!

Jun-23-2007, 6:25am
downtown Wincester, VA. (Dalton Brill, prop.)

Jun-23-2007, 7:24am
Is this a franchise operation?

Jun-23-2007, 8:30pm
must be a "family" thing. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jun-23-2007, 9:17pm
we're not that lucky, even in Tennessee! looks like a cool place

Jun-23-2007, 9:39pm
I moved near Arcata in January, and Terry has been my barber since...sings great and does a nice cut. What else can you ask for! And his Monteleone F5 *is* fabulous...


Jun-24-2007, 10:51am
Got to love it.

Alex Orr
Jun-25-2007, 11:31am
Hey we got one of those http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

There is an old barber shop in Bowie, Maryland (in the heart of historic Old Town Bowie) that has an open jam every friday evening. The barber who runs and owns the place also plays, sells, and repairs dobros in the same shop. He also restores and sells antique telephones out of the store. For a while the regulars who showed up there even had a band that played around the area.

If anyone is ever in Bowie on a friday, then see if Bob is hosting the jam that night.

Old Country & Bluegrass Jam
The Bluegrass Shop at Old Town Barbers
13009 9th Street (Rt 564-Lanham-Severn Road)
Old Town Bowie, MD
Contact: Bob Phillips (301-262-2213 or firstconfederate@aol.com)
No electric instruments. No egos.

Jun-25-2007, 12:14pm
I am so disappointed. I can can only buy musical instruments at our local music store. I wish I could get a haircut there as well. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jun-25-2007, 1:19pm
Gives new meaning to 'Shave and a Haircut, 2 bits'

And if the owner had a nickel for every time he has heard that....

Jun-28-2007, 12:00am
Of all the non musical places where a jam can happen, a barber shop is one of the cooler, I have to admit.

Jun-28-2007, 9:10am
What is a barber shop?

Jun-28-2007, 11:54am
I once heard a story about a man who bought a pretty good mandolin from a barber shop. Often wonder what happened to both. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif