Virtual Concert Celebrates Les Paul’s 105th Birthday

The Mahwah Museum presented an online concert series during the weekend of June 6-9, 2020 to celebrate Les Paul’s 105th birthday with Gene Paul, Lou Pallo, Gary Mazzaroppi, Vincent Raniolo, Muriel Anderson and Thom Bresh. The links are now up for the performances and Zoom conversation.  Click on the links to hear the performances. Click…

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April 4 – Postponed – Sound on Sound: Exploring the Evolution of Les Paul’s Pioneering Techniques

Exploring the Evolution of Les Paul’s Pioneering Recording Techniques on the Road to Multi-Track Recording **Postponed until Fall 2020**  A lecture by Dr Sean McClowry Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 am at Mahwah Museum   Dr Sean McClowry, professor of music at the College of St. Rose, will discuss Les Paul’s “sound on sound” methods. …

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Play a Les Paul Guitar

Play a Les Paul Guitar Session- Indulge your Guitar Fantasy! Play one of Les Paul’s guitars at Mahwah Museum. Guitar lovers and Les Paul fans can play some of these very special guitars once owned and played by Les. By appointment, for 45-minute sessions, musicians can play alone or together for a donation of $25 each.  There…

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New Exhibits for the 2019-2020 Season

New Exhibits for the 2019-2020 Season   Mahwah’s His-“TREE”:  75 Years as a Township, 1944-2019   Mahwah’s history dates back to the 1600s and 1700s, belonging to several territories with different names.  In the 1700s and 1800s, Mahwah grew from a seedling of Franklin Township and later stemmed from Hohokus Township.  As other towns broke…

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Eddie Dirr- Remembers Les Paul

  “In 1943 at the age of 14 I somehow got wind that my idol, Les Paul, would be appearing with the Andrews Sisters at New York City’s Paramount Theater. I had been playing guitar since age 8, studying with my father who was Middletown, New York’s first distributor/dealer of Gibson guitars. I had just…

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