No breaks in sight for guitarist Girton |

No breaks in sight for guitarist Girton

Dan Burkhart
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John Girton, one of the hardest-working musicians in Nevada County, was set to perform his one-man show four times this week until a fire gutted Friar Tuck’s early Wednesday.

Now he has two gigs this week – Friday (8:30 to 11:30 p.m.) and Saturday (7:30 to 11:30 p.m.) at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley.

Except for a three-month recuperation period (January to this month) due to back surgery, Girton has played about five times a week in Nevada County since 1981.

On April 7, he could take a break as area musicians perform for him at Center for the Arts. But Girton probably won’t be able to resist picking up his guitar and joining his friends at the benefit-tribute in his honor.

For now, though, expect pure Girton at the Holbrooke this week as he plays his jazz, swing, blues and folk tunes.

There’s no cover at the Holbrooke.

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