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October 13-15, 2023
Bearsville Center
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Tim Farrell – “The Weight - A Fingerstyle Celebration of the Musical Legacy of Woodstock”
Friday, October 13, 3:30pm–4:30pm
The Bear Cantina, 295A Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY   See Map

Join us as we celebrate the unique musical legacy of Woodstock with a fingerstyle guitar arrangement of one of the most enduring and beloved songs to originate from the musical community in Woodstock, “The Weight”. This classic song was written by guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson at The Band’s famous home Big Pink. It has memorable melody lines, a great feel and indelible characters that make it stick in your head. The setting of the song in Nazareth references the hometown of one of the long-time sponsors of Woodstock Invitational Luthier Showcase, The Martin Guitar Company.

This fingerstyle guitar arrangement is designed for players of all skill levels. A transcription is included in both notation and tablature.


Tim Farrell

Clinic Information

Instructional Clinics are Sponsored by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, with additional support from D'Addario Strings.

Instructional Clinics for the 2023 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase will be posted as they are confirmed.

Clinics cost $40 per person per clinic. Pay at the door with cash or credit card. There is limited space, so advance reservations are recommended. You do not need to buy a pass to the Luthiers Showcase to attend Clinics.

To Reserve Your Seat at a Clinic
Click the button below to send us an email. Include the Subject: "Clinic Reservation". Include which Clinic(s) you wish to attend, your name, email address, and telephone number.


Participants should bring their own instruments, tuners, capos, any permitted recording devices, etc. Clinics will be held in the Pavilion of The Bear Cantina (295A Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498), northwest corner of the Bearsville Center complex, steps away from the Bearsville Theater. There will be a free guitar checkroom there for Clinic attendees. No personal instruments are allowed in the Luthiers Showcase Bearsville Theater or Utopia Soundstage exhibition areas.

SPECIAL OFFER: D'Addario Strings Give-Away!

The first 100 people to make Clinic reservations will each receive a free set of D'Addario XS Coated Acoustic Guitar Strings; different gauges to choose from.