Tickets for the Taku Sakashta benefit on May 23rd at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center are now on sale — call the Box Office at 588-3400 (Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00 to 5:00pm) — they’re $55.00 each.

The show will feature Robben Ford, Tuck & Patti, and special guest Box Skaggs — along with Volker Striffler, and Bill Ham Lights — this will be an amazing afternoon and evening of music — along with a silent auction — the show starts at 4:00PM and ends at 10:00 PM.

Japanese-American luthier Taku Sakashta was killed outside of his workshop in Rohnert Park. His wife Kazuko survives him – she worked side by side with Taku, and is now bereft of an income as well as a husband.

Taku’s primary focus was the arch top guitar, although he could build anything and did so for many of the world’s best guitarists, including Tony Darren, Robben Ford, Tony Marcus, Boz Scaggs and Martin Simpson. At the time of his death Taku’s website mentioned that he was in the process of designing a guitar for both Tuck Andress and Pat Martino.

Personal friend of Taku, and event co-coordinator, Bill Krinard said “We’re in the music business, so it seemed only natural to celebrate Taku’s life with the resource that he so passionately dedicated his life to: music.”

This will be a sold out show — no doubt about it — it will be a totally amazing event.  You heard it here first — and NOW is the time to get your tickets — in two weeks, the show will be sold out.