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Andy Beech, Guitar Maker for Prince, and Mike Mulder


Andy Beech is perhaps best known as Prince's guitar maker. A local Bellingham resident, he will be performing at Overflow Taps in Barclay Village on Saturday, May 19. On that evening Andy will be unveiling his latest creation, an acoustic guitar built from African hardwoods and manufactured in the shop of New Vision Soccer outside of Arusha, Tanzania. The partnership between Beech and New Vision will be to aid in the financial support of the villagers there. Mike Mulder will also be performing. Mulder, a Ferndale musician, who has released multiple albums both as a solo performer and with backing bands Memphis Rain and Wayward Son, says, "Several years ago I visited the New Vision Soccer project in Tanzania. I was impressed with the dedication of Nathan and Jill Graf, Ferndale residents who have spent over a decade helping the village boys there. I am honored to be part of the team in a small way, playing several of my own songs on Andy's unique instrument. Andy's guitars are high-end instruments. This latest guitar making venture is destined to be a big success for everyone, and will help out the boys from Tanzania immensely." Musical presentation will begin at 6:00.