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Candyrat Tour This Friday - MFGS Fall Concert Series



Dear Friends of MFGS - Upcoming Events and Fall Concert Series We apologize if this is a re-send of yesterday's newsletter. Due to a computer glitch only half of our email list was sent and not being able to pinpoint the error we needed to resend the newsletter.                             

Hoping the Canadian Guitar Festival went well for everyone. It is truly a great event and if you couldn't make it this year then plan for next year for the 9th annual Festival. It is in a beautiful enclosed space and the top players in the world come there to perform. There will be video's and photos' on their facebook page soon.

If you couldn't make the Canadian Festival don't miss the chance to see three emerging Candyrat guitarists who performed there.   Maneli Jamal, Trevor Gordon Hall and Owen Van Larkins are traveling through Southern Ontario and will be in Windsor this Friday. 

This Friday August 10th @  8pm,  Phog Lounge, Windsor Ontario

$5 cover and drinks starting at 5pm 

Just a stone's throw from the Det-Windsor Tunnel


                    And here are our Fall 2012 Performers at Trinity House Theatre


Friday September 7th,  8pm 

Chicago Blues Guitarist/Singer Songwriter 

Nicholas Barron


 Show Starts at 8 pm, Doors @ 7:30 -   $20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members

Tickets will go on sale soon August 10th at

We first heard of Nicholas Barron when he toured with Andy McKee in 2008.  We were impressed then and kept him in mind for a future show. Although he is not your traditional fingerstylist he plays guitar in a style that is truly his own; percussive and highly rhythmic with big beautiful chords and funky tunings that go along with his original one man band attack.  His voice has been called a cross between Van Morrison and Joe Cocker.

Born in the U.S. Virgin Island and now hailing from Chicago. He was the son of a visual artist and a well known painter.  Nicholas started expressing his artistic talents through playing guitar at age 15.  In the summer of 1982 he attended Berklee college of Music and it changed his life forever. He spent some time at the New England Conservatory of Music and then transferred to the University of Cincinnati to study Jazz guitar where he admittedly got 'schooled' studying with Charlie Parker disciple, Jimmy McGarry.


After Cincinnati he ' busked' his way through Europe where he made the lifelong decision to make a living through signing and playing guitar.  Back in Chicago he started a band with Chicago guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque called '  Mind the Gap' and they headlined regularly at the Avalon where they shared a bill with the Smashing Pumpkins quite often.


In the 2000's Nicholas recorded a record with LA Mixer/producer Dave Way who has worked with the who's who of artists from Stevie Wonder, Ziggy Marley and Sheryl Crow. In January of 2007 , James Taylor introduced the Nicholas Barron Band as the launch artist for the New York Times Emerging Artists series at Joe's Pub in NYC. Taylor called Nicholas and the band's new CD "Undeniable". Soon after that Nicholas signed with Milwaukee YouTube record lable giant Candyrat Records


Nicholas has hopened for : Al Green, BB King, Joan Armatrading, Johnny Cash, War, Average White Band, Michael Bolton, Tuck and Patti, charlie Hunter, Medeski Martin and Wood, and Buddy Guy.  He has sung on numerous national and local TV spots including for Comcast, Coors, Miller, Cherry 7-UP, McDonalds and on and on..... 


                                                               MFGS UPCOMING CONCERTS  


Saturday September 22nd Chris Proctor

Saturday November 3rd - Eric Lugosch

Friday November 16th - Trace Bundy


And a special Christmas Concert with Stephen Bennett on

Saturday December 15th.


Coming up in 2013 concerts by Trevor Gordon Hall and Pino Forastiere

More to come


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organizations


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