Penn State Altoona to present "Ballad of the Dreadnought - A Musical Icon Turns 100"

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 876 hits

ALTOONA – Penn State Altoona will offer a screening of the award-winning short documentary film, Ballad of the Dreadnought – A Musical Icon Turns 100. The screening will take place at noon on February 23, 2017, in Penn State Altoona’s Titelman Study in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public.

Following the screening, there will be a special presentation from Martin guitar archivist Dick Boak along with Penn State Altoona Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, Jerry Zolten, both featured in the film.

The short documentary highlights the rise of the iconic Martin Dreadnought guitar and is narrated by Martin player and actor Jeff Daniels. For 100 years, the Martin Dreadnought has withstood the test of time becoming the companion for many artists throughout music history. The documentary features appearances by Martin Guitar Ambassadors Chris Martin, IV, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Rosanne Cash, Roger McGuinn, Steve Miller, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, Seth Avett, Del McCoury, and Sturgill Simpson.

Media contact:
Marissa Carney, Media Relations Coordinator, University Relations 814-949-5105

Web Contact:
Jonathan O'Harrow, Webmaster, University Relations 814-949-5105

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