Here’s a great photo of Denny Breau with his very own WR Custom Acoustic Guitar after performing at a Dempsey Challenge dinner event with his wife, Ann. Patrick Dempsey was in the house of course, and a good time was had by all. I’m excited to see Denny using his custom acoustic guitar at so many live events and I’m pleased that he is enjoying it so much.
“Had a great time at the Dempsey Challenge last Friday night at Fish Bones restaurant–they knocked the meal out of the park! Great gigging with my wife Ann and hanging out with the usual suspects and especially Patrick, a class act. Can’t wait ’til next year!” ~ Denny
About Denny – Denny Breau’s rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style allows him to do amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar. He first draws in an audience with a finely arranged melody and then slides effortlessly into scorching finger work that sets ears aflame. The lighting fast guitar lines that seem almost humanly impossible to accomplish are balanced with those that have a quiet intimacy and wrap tenderly around his carefully crafted songs. He mixes genres with ease — folk, Delta blues, country and jazz.
As Denny greets concert-goers and shakes hands following his performances, guitar players invariably ask how he performs certain techniques and Denny, who has a passion for teaching, is happy to show them. This is especially true when demonstrating the guitar style of Chet Atkins, who was a family friend and major influence. Shows usually include a “smartly executed Chet Atkins medley by Breau who truly does the late Atkins proud,” according to a review in Dirty Linen magazine. Quote from The Daily Bulldog.
About The Dempsey Challenge – The Dempsey Challenge is a run, walk and cycle fundraising experience for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston, Maine. One-hundred percent of funds raised by Dempsey Challenge participants directly benefits the Dempsey Center, allowing them to provide free support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone impacted by cancer.
Comprised of various cycling distances (10, 25, 50, 70 and 100 miles), and a 5K (3.1 mile) and 10K (6.2 mile) run/walk, participants 18 and over are required to raise $150 (and encouraged to raise even more!) as they prepare for The Dempsey Challenge. More than just a fundraising event, the Dempsey Challenge also includes a free, family-friendly Festival in the Park, Kids Fun Run, Survivor Walk, and community celebration. This weekend of hope and camaraderie integrates the passion and support of the cancer community with the hospitality of the Lewiston/Auburn community, while providing a rewarding experience and unprecedented value to all participants and partners.
The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing provides free support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone impacted by cancer. Since the doors opened in 2008, the Dempsey Center’s contacts have increased consistently, demonstrating the need for our services. The Dempsey Center’s warm, inviting environment includes a cancer resource center and lending library, integrative medicine rooms, Healing Garden, private consult rooms, health and fitness room, wig room, demo kitchen, and dedicated space for cancer support group meetings and educational programs.