Want to See National Acts Play For Free? Go to Replay Guitar Exchange
The exterior of the Replay Guitar Exchange is very unassuming. It looks kind of dumpy from the outside, much like some of it's neighbors in Britton Plaza in South Tampa. But step inside and it's breathtaking, especially if you are a guitarist. Walls and walls of the stringed instruments fill the walls of the front room with acoustic and bass guitar rooms in the back. Add the fact that they sponsor free guitar clinics bringing in national acts to play for free, and you've got my attention.
Recently Replay hosted a free Taylor Guitar Roadshow where around fifty people showed up to listen to Kenny Echizen, a session/touring guitarist, educator, and clinician based in Los Angeles. And, I say emphatically, dude can play! What an entertaining night of music, a little comedy, and education about different tone woods, body shapes, bracing, and differences in string attack. Even non-guitarists enjoyed the show just because he was so dang good. I have been to several other shows and they have yielded equally talented entertainment.
This night was for Taylor Guitars but they offer other workshops from other makers like Martin, Gibson. Good swag as well is also part of the give-aways at the demos. Here's a schedule of the upcoming shows.
Whether you are a guitar player or just like good FREE concerts, check Replay out. They are a local business. Supporting them helps us all.