Add this Event to Calendar 04/01/2024 06:30 PM 04/01/2024 07:30 PM Ovation Guitars

.Ovation Guitars & How It Saved the Singer/Songwriter Movement of the 70's

Monday, April 1st at 6:30 pm

The Ovation Guitar, built in New Hartford, Connecticut, played a significant role in the singer/songwriter explosion of the late 60's and throughout the 70's. The advancements in live sound systems led to ever-increasing concert sizes requiring an acoustic guitar that was yet to be produced. The Ovation Guitar Company stepped up to fill that void and propelled the singer/songwriter to the forefront of the music scene in that era.

In this presentation, Jim will not only explore the history of the Ovation guitar, but the role it played during this period. Through pictures, stories, and live music from artists such as Glen Campbell, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Bread, John Denver, and more you will see how these artists used the Ovation guitar to push their songs and careers to the top of the charts.

Contact: Monique Gerken 860-653-3002 Moniqueg@egpl.org
East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room