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Thanks for supporting our last 10 years of Fingerstyle Music


Dear Friends of MFGS

We want to send out a huge THANK YOU!!!!  to California Guitar Trio’s Paul Richards, Hideyo Moriya and Bert Lams for an amazingly entertaining musical evening.  Listening to your cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Echoes’  after playing Bach is just an example of versatility of your stellar performance.  World class guitarists and great guys to work with.  All the best on the anniversary of your 20 years together.  We saw Hideyo taking some pictures so we will keep in touch with you on your web site and Hideyo’s web cam.

We also would like to thank Gary Zimnicki for bringing several of his beautiful hand built guitars.  Gary is from Allen Park so check out his site at

Important note Someone left a very nice pair of prescription glasses in a case at the church.  So if you can read this note ;-) then don’t worry ….your glasses are not lost… they just have not yet been found!   Email us at or call the First United Church and we will figure out how to get these glasses to you.

Let us know if you are aware of any upcoming fingerstyle/acoustic guitar performances and we will post them on our web site.  Here are some that are coming up.  November 12th seems to be a busy day for music!!

November 12th -  Michigan Fingerstyle friends Rob Bourassa & Mike Karoub at the Wyandotte Arts Center . Rob is a very nice guitarist with a diverse repertoire and Mike plays the Cello so it will be an entertaining evening  of great local music and uses some very nice Gary Zimnicki instruments.

November 12th – George Worthmore@ Trinity House in Livonia – 734-464-6302

November 13th – Luthier’s Workshop at Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth. Starts at 1pm.  If your interested in meeting some local luthiers and seeing how they put together such nice instruments stop by Paul Murphy’s Bluefish Guitars and check it out.                            

And from our friends @   Classical Guitar Society of Michigan  /    (their website has details to all of the following)

Saturday, November 12th  @ 12:00pm till 4pm Johannes Möller, Masterclass

Sunday, November 13th @ 3:00pm  Johannes Moller, Guitar, Solo Concert

Sunday, November 20th @ 4:00pm Beijing Guitar Duo with Manuel Barrueco, University Musical Society

And another big thanks to Rob Poland of Candyrat Records for his support of fingerstyle  guitar music .  Rob donated the CDs that were raffled off last night.  Check out Candyrat for any stocking stuffers for xmas @   One that you might want to look at is Sergio Altamura’s (Guitar Republic) re-release of ‘Blu’.  Sergio uses loops and electronic mixes to create some truly beautiful music.  Sergio and the boys will be back  in the States in May and we hope to see them then. Here is an example of one of Sergio’s soulful pieces . Another Xmas option is the California Guitar Trio’s live performance with the Montreal Guitar Trio or CGT’s Christmas album!  Check out their website for more info.

And for updates and reviews of Acoustic Music check out Minor 7th @

MFGS would like to take a moment to thank all of you for supporting our efforts over the past ten years to bring world class guitarists to Southeast Michigan.

Don Ross- February 2002 with Jordan O'Connor, opening act - Jason Dennie ,  Preston Reed- February 2002,  Alex DeGrassi- April 2002,   Muriel Anderson- September 2002,  Al Petteway & Amy White- October 2002,                               Laurence Juber- November 2002, Don Ross- February 2003, Pierre Bensusan- March 2003, Ed Gerhard- April 2003, Stephen Bennet- September 2003,  Preston Reed- October 2003, Pat Donohue- March 2004,  Al Petteway & Amy White- April 2004, Stephen Bennet- May 2004, Isato Nakagawa- September- 2004, Ed Gerhard- March 2005..... Michael Gulezian- April 2005, Erika Luckett- April 2005, Muriel Anderson- September 2005, Pino Forastiere- November 2005, Don Ross- December 2005, Stephen Bennet- January 2006,  Andy McKee- February 2006, Pat Donohue- March 2006, Al Petteway & Amy White- April 2006, Ed Gerhard- May 2006, Masa Sumide- March 2007, Tony McManus- March 2007, Don Ross- April 2007, Billy Mclaughlin- September 2007, Laurence Juber- September 2007, Tim Sparks & Michael Young- October 2007, Pat Donohue- October 2007, Pino Forastiere- February 2008, Michael Chapdelaine- March 2008, Andy McKee- April 2008, Ed Gerhard- September 2008,  Craig D'Andrea/Antoine Dufour - October 2008, Stephen Bennett - November 2008,  Pino Forastiere with Craig D’Andrea & Antoine Dufour - March 2009, Peppino D"Agostino -April 2009, Billy McLaughlin & Nathan Wilson - May 2009,  Al Petteway & Amy White - Sept. 2009,  Don Ross - Oct. 2009, Michael Chapdelaine - November 2009. Peter Finger - March 2010, Guitar Republic - April 2010,  Laurence Juber - May 2010, Bert Lams & Tom Griesgraber-June 2010,  California Guitar Trio- Sept. 2010, Preston Reed September 2010,  Tony McManus November 2010, International Guitar Night, January 2011, Pierre Bensusan March 2011, Stefano Barone, with guest Glenn Poorman,  April 2011,                                                                                             Craig D’Andrea & Antoine Dufour/Candyrat Guitar Night May 2011, Woody Mann, October 2011, California Guitar Trio November, 2011

Call 248-646-4030 to keep us updated on events and let us know if you can help promote our events by passing out flyers to get the word out.                                                                                     

All the best to you and yours this Thanksgiving and through this Holiday Season.

JB Davies - Rick Haden -Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Dave Pierson - Ron Stavale

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