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RFGE presents...An Evening with Bernie Marsden

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Ryan Fowler's Guitar Experience and PRS guitars presents an evening with Bernie Marsden.

Bernie Marsden, co-founder of the band Whitesnake and co-writer of the number one hit "Here I Go Again", is bringing his 40 plus years of writing, producing and guitar playing to our shop for a rare in store appearance. Bernie will be here to perform and talk about some of his experiences in the music business and his passion for guitar playing, songwriting and PRS guitars. This event is free to the public but space will be limited so get here early. We will be hosting a PRS sales event all day with special, one day only deals and incredible no interest financing deals. Bernie will join us from 530-730pm for a special guitar clinic and presentation.

Ryan Fowler's Guitar Experience is one of Maryland's premier guitar shops. They are located at 1648 E. Joppa Rd. Towson, MD 21286. You can visit them online at www.ryansguitarexperience.com or you can call them at 410-878-7084.

About Bernie Marsden

Spanning a career of more than 40 years Bernie’s journey as an artist began with humble beginnings in the town of Buckingham, a small town in central UK. Born to working class parents a young Bernie soon found himself drawn to a new wave of music being created and inspired by The Beatles. With strong influences by some of the original Blues players it became clear early on that their inspiration would lead to a life long love affair with the guitar and traditional Blues.

After gaining experience with local groups a big break came when an audition landed him a spot in the band UFO. The friendships made there were instrumental in landing a position in WILD TURKEY, a band that opened for many big names including Supertramp, Black Sabbath and Frank Zappa. With his reputation as an accomplished guitarist and vocalist growing, an introduction to Cozy Powell led to a stint with his band, COZY POWELLS HAMMER, whose hit “Dancing With The Devil” was topping the charts at the time. Session work further enhanced an already growing reputation and when HAMMER disbanded Bernie found himself joining BABE RUTH where they were signed to a contract with Capital/BMI.

Cozy Powell heard that DEEP PURPLE members Ian Paice and Jon Lord were looking for new guitarist for their new band and he recommended Bernie who then joined PAICE ASHTON LORD. That led to an introduction to the former DEEP PURPLE frontman, David Coverdale. One jam session later and they had found a musical connection. That began a collaboration that would produce some of the most iconic rock classics of the 80’s like, “Fool For Your Lovin”, “Is This Love”, and the worldwide number one hit, “Here I Go Again”. That song has sold more than 20 million copies earned Bernie an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award and continues to be one of the most recognizable songs ever written. It has appeared in everything from a Broadway play to TV and the movies and continues to enjoy steady play on radio and social media.

Bernie has been busy producing, writing and performing for audiences worldwide since his departure from WHITESNAKE. In addition to multiple band and solo projects he has appeared with THE ALLMAN BROTHERS at their famed Beacon Theater shows, sat in with JOE BONAMASSA, rocked with RINGO STARR and HIS ALL STARR BAND, guested with WARREN HAYNES and recorded with JACK BRUCE on his final album.

With credits on over a hundred albums to date Bernie took to the studio for the first time in 15 years to record His latest album “Shine.” It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and includes special guests JOE BONAMASSA and IAN PAICE, as well as a reunion with DAVID COVERDALE, revisiting one of the first songs they wrote together entitled, “Trouble.” Since its release the album has seen the top of the iTunes blues chart and won critical acclaim.

Not limited to just playing the blues, Bernie has written a book entitled, “Where’s My Guitar” that chronicles his life and musical journey. He has also produced a made for TV film documentary entitled, “A Day In The Delta.” It examines blues history from the point of view of an Englishman’s fascination with what is considered Ground Zero for the Blues, the Mississippi Delta.

PRS Guitars created a signature model Bernie Marsden SE. It was inspired by one of the most famous 1959 Les Pauls’ in existence and part of Bernie’s cherished guitar collection, nicknamed “The Beast”. It can be counted as one of the most successful SE guitars in PRS history.