Jay Blakesberg; Scotty HallSteve Miller and ex-Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen are among the well-known musicians who will celebrate the lengthy career of an employee of the Martin guitar company.

Dick Boak, who has worked for the C.F. Martin guitar company for 40 years, will be saluted at a tribute concert taking place January 6 at the State Theatre in Easton, Pennsylvania. The show, dubbed Boak’s Bash, a.k.a. The Last Schmaltz, will serve as a retirement party for Dick, who currently serves as director of the renowned guitar manufacturer’s museum and archives.

Other artists who will perform at the concert include John Mayer, David Bromberg, ex-Wings guitarist Laurence Juber and country veteran Marty Stuart.

During his years with C.F. Martin & Co., Boak started the artist relations and advertising departments, and collaborated on dozens of signature guitar models, among other duties.

Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public starting Tuesday, December 12, at 10 a.m. ET, while State Theatre members can buy pre-sale tickets now. Prices range from $85 to $185. Visit StateTheatre.org for more information.

You can watch a video of Boak talking about his career at the Martin guitar company and his retirement plans at AcousticGuitar.com.

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