Tickets for the Taku Sakashta benefit this Sunday, May 23rd, can still be purchased at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center – call the Box Office at 588-3400 (open Friday and Saturday 11:00 to 5:00pm) — they’re $55.00 each.

The show features people who play Taku’s guitars – Robben Ford, Tuck & Patti, and special guest Boz Skaggs — along with Volker Striffler, the Black Market Blues Band 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.

If you saw the Press Democrat this morning, you’ve read Dan Taylor’s article covering the details: In February, Japanese-American luthier Taku Sakashta was killed outside of his workshop in Rohnert Park. His wife Kazuko survives him.  Honestly, we’re all still in shock.

Taku’s primary focus was arch top guitars, although he could build anything, and did so for many of the world’s best guitarists.

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 is going to be such an amazing show – and NOW is the time to get your tickets – I’m certain the show will sell out.

There’s also a nice article on Taku’s life in the current issue of the Bohemian – Taku was just one of those people whose love for his work spilled over to a love for life – and people responded to him with great affection in return.

The show on Sunday is a reflection of who Taku was – and we’ll miss him.