The Legendary Lenny Kaye with the Craig Thatcher Band

Saturday, April 1 · view days & times
Price: $25-$29
Venue: Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling

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Doors and Dinner: 6:30 p.m. | Show: 7:30 p.m.
$10 minimum Food and Beverage for all reserved seating.

Sharing the stage with legendary guitarist Lenny Kaye, The Craig Thatcher Band is back in the Musikfest Cafe Presented by Yuengling for an unforgettable night. Lenny Kaye is an American guitarist, composer, and writer who is best known as a member of the Patti Smith Group.

Craig Thatcher is a band leader (The Craig Thatcher Band), an International Clinician/Ambassador for C.F. Martin & Co. of Nazareth, PA, a guitar instructor & recording artist. He has worked with and/or opened for many great artists including: Simone, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, John Mayall, Jimmie Vaughan, Duke Robillard, John Hammond, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jonny Lang, Vanilla Fudge, Charlie Musselwhite, Train, Robin Trower, Dicky Betts, Savoy Brown, Jorma Kaukonen, Marty Stuart & the Superlatives, Roseanne Cash, Roger McGuinn, Rory Block, Woody Mann, Peter Rowan, Herman's Hermits, Spencer Davis Group, Laurence Juber, John Mayer, David Bromberg, Steve Miller, Bill Kirchen, GE Smith and many other international artists.

Craig began playing guitar in 1964, after seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. By 1966 he was in his first band and by 1968, the band started getting paid for performances. Though Craig's early influences were Beatles, Rolling Stones, the Animals, Herman's Hermits, the Yardbirds and many other pop acts, once he heard Eric Clapton and then, Jimi Hendrix, his focus changed to a much heavier rock style of lead guitar, based in the blues. CTB's music spans many musical genres including folk, funk/jazz, blues and rock. Craig also has become a strong solo acoustic guitarist, focusing primarily on fingerstyle country blues. Craig has performed in one capacity or another—often as a Martin Guitar Artist/Clinician — in nearly every U.S. State as well as over 35 different countries.

Photo by Diane Richter Photography

Venue Information
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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