Former Beckley area native Dick McVey returns hone to conduct a series of seminars on the music business from July 28 to July 31. July 28 and 29 will be held at the Blue Diamond Recording Studio on Route 16 between Fayetteville and Oak Hill, and July 30 and 31 will be at Old Federal Courthouse, RESA I at 400 Neville Street, Beckley. Topics of the three-hour seminars will be as follows:
• Sunday, July 28, 3-6 p.m. at Blue Diamond Recording Studio – Subject: “How To Book Your Band”
• Monday, July 29, 6-9 p.m. at Blue Diamond Recording Studio – Subject: “How To Make Money With Your Music”
• Tuesday, July 30, 6-9 p.m. at Beckley’s Old Federal Courthouse – Subject: “Songwriters – What You Need To Know”
• Wednesday, July 31, 6-9 p.m. at Beckley’s Old Federal Courthouse – “Songwriter’s Critique Night”
McVey’s credits include more than 500 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry as a bass guitarist; handling publicity for George Jones; awards for “Independent Producer Of The Year,” “Publicity Company Of The Year,” “Who’s Who In America,” “Ambassador Of Music” and “Top Ten Musician Of The Year.” He was Senior Editor for Performance magazine and received gold and platinum records for his work with George Jones, Vince Gill and others. He has played bass guitar for more than 20 major artists including Trace Adkins, Holly Dunn and Little Jimmy Dickens.
The fee for attending is $25 per person if you register in advance and $30 per person at the door. A special student rate of $20 is available for persons 18 years of age and younger. Seating is limited so interested persons are advised to register early. The seminar is sponsored by Beni Holley Artists, an agency in Beckley that represents touring artists and Blue Diamond Recording Studio in Oak Hill.