John Whiteside poses with Indian Rosewood Florentine cutaway for Sid Ceaser.

Hello:

The Hippo, a southern NH weekly newspaper covering arts and other enjoyable aspects of NH life, contacted me out of the blue about doing an article on NH made instruments and North Road Guitars. The reporter spent two hours here last week. Yesterday (my birthday) a photo crew came and spent 3 hours! The photographer, Sid Ceaser from Nashua (who specializes in photographing musicians), has sent me the attached picture as a preview (he took hundreds). The guitar is the Indian Rosewood Florentine cutaway that David Surette is teaching me to play in DADGAD. The setting is my backyard.

There is even some talk that the story might make the cover. The issue comes out Thursday, Nov 29 and is free at area supermarkets.

I suppose this is the sort of thing I could put on Facebook, if I knew how to use it. But I wanted to share it with you special people who would understand and share in the excitement about this.

Best regards,
John

Regards,
© 2012, John Whiteside