Season 1 Episode 14 of Martins & More recounts the fun and fabulous time that Spoon and Maury had at the latest Martinfest. This gathering of Martin guitar enthusiasts takes place in and around Nazareth, PA, over a three-day summer’s weekend, with participants from across the USA and from other nations.
Maury and Spoon met on the first day of the first Martinfest, in 2002, and became fast friends. This was long before Maury got into the business of selling musical instruments, but long after he had been playing professionally. They are among the lucky few to attend every Martinfest since.
What were some of the amazing guitars seen and played at Martinfest? Where non-Martins welcome? Who were the special guest artists other than Laurence Juber? And is it true that LJ performed at Martin fest 5, 10, 15, and 20???
The COVID emergency forced Martinfest to be mothballed for two long years. So, it was quite a reunion indeed. If you would like to attend Martinfest in the coming year, you can learn more in this podcast and at the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum, at umgf.org, who organizes and runs the event.