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MFGS Concert Updates and Bill Frisell is in Town

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just in case your looking to see one of the finest contemporary acoustic guitarists performing today,

 here is your opportunity!

 From Montreal Québec 

Antoine Dufour

ne Dufour

Antoine Dufour's career was launched after winning The 2006 Canadian International Fingerstyle Competition, one of the largest Fingerstyle competitions in the world.  Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society last hosted Antoine in 2013

(get it?.........he doesn't come around very often!).

 Friday Sept 20th 

@ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia 

Show at 8pm, doors at 7:30

Tickets are $20 and available at www.fingerstyle.org


&


Saturday Sept 21st 

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion.

 Show at 8pm, doors at 7:30

(248) 783-7105

Tickets available here    https://20frontstreet.com/event/antoine-dufour/

MFGS likes to promote young and up and coming guitarists so at 20 Front Street Antoine has asked that Yeman Al-Rawi open for him.

 Yeman is a Detroit area guitarists that has opened in the past for Italy's Pino Forastiere, Acoustic Guitar Magazine's '30 Great Guitarists under 30' guitarist Calum Graham and Guitar Federation of America Winner Michael Chapdelaine!


Support your local musicians!!!


SO!


Take a few minutes and check out Antoine Dufour....harmonics, melody, percussion....it's all here folks! It really doesn't get much better!!!

'TO RUN IN A DREAM'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f_nQd-omVA


or Coldplays 'Talk'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbSKVqPOVjo


support the venues and the musicians that bring you such great live music!


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Just In

another icon of the guitar!

Bill Frisell

Monday September 16th

At the Ark

Tickets are $35 and available

 https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/sep/16/bill-frisell

Got to admit....Bill Frisell is one with his music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKWDC-6doeA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjl-m-dRw6k


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Candyrat Guitar Night in Canada! 

September 22nd in London Ontario

Luca Stricagnoli & Gareth Pearson 

@ The London Music Club

470 Colborne St.

519-640-6996

Doors at 6pm- Show at 7pm

General admission $25 (Canadian)


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Save these dates!!


Calum Graham


October 25th @ Trinity House Theatre

October 26th @ 20 Front Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmYrqZhJ3Rk

tickets on sale soon


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 Gareth Pearson 

The Welsh Tornado



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCeTL6o83kY


Friday November 15th at 20 Front Street


&


Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre


tickets on sale soon !!


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Don't forget to check out the the September / October 2019 edition of Minor 7th 

Hot off the presses

www.minor7th.com


Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar 

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

Van Larkins

Jon Hart

Daryl Shawn 

Martin Paris 

And some up and coming artists on Minor 7th’s ‘Short Takes’ 


 

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html

 

 

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Some new video's from our friends at


Candyrat Records

 

https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271


 

 

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Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music

 in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/

 

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Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com

 

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Want to build a guitar by Christmas!

YES YOU CAN!

Now with the help of a long time local luthier

Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  

teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian Michigan

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar

 

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We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com


Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!)

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     





 JB Davies, Rick Haden, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale  














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Antoine Dufour Tickets Back On Sale Now

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We had a glitch in our web page for a few days and just wanted you to know that we are back up and running.  You should be running to!  Running to www.fingerstyle.org to buy tickets for Antoine Dufour's 2 Southeast Michigan appearances!!


Antoine Dufour is one of the few guitarists in the world today that has mastered the guitar fingerboard with melody, harmonics and percussion. To be able to integrate these components of music on one guitar is remarkable!


This is Antoine’s first appearance here since his 2013 sold out shows.


Friday September 20th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia Michigan

Info at www.fingerstyle.org

 


Saturday September 21st at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion Michigan!

https://20frontstreet.com/event/antoine-dufour/




Don’t miss the former 2006 International Guitar Competition Winner in one of his rare Metro Detroit appearances.  It will be a memorable experience!


Here is Antoine performing ' These Moments'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQlyHbu0zz4&fbclid=IwAR3iZKF_CNBynI87Fhb6shZ_DRlDqJs1KC3-yjkg4_0obIREqlOS40IY924

 

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Save these dates!!


Calum Graham


October 25th @ Trinity House Theatre

October 26th @ 20 Front Street

tickets on sale soon


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 Gareth Pearson 'The Welsh Tornado'


November 15th at 20 Front Street





November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre

tickets on sale soon

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Coming up soon!!!   A monumental

Fingerstyle Festival

sponsored by Fretmonkey and Candyrat Records


September 13-18, 2019


Camp Mitchell at Petit Jean Mountain


in Morrilton, Arkansas


PERFORMANCES - MASTERCLASSES - COMPETETION

Muriel Anderson 

Kaki King

Antoine Dufour 

Don Ross

Alexandr Misko

Trace bundy

Alexander "Sasha" Boldachev

Van Larkins

Spencer Elliott

Adrian Bellue

Christie Lenée

Peter Ciluzzi

Daniel Voth

RD King

Daniel Champagne

Donovan Raitt

amongst others!!


https://www.fingerstylecollective.com/


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Just in 

Candyrat Guitar Night in Canada

September 22nd in London Ontario

Luca Stricagnoli & Gareth Pearson 

@ The London Music Club

470 Colborne St.

519-640-6996

Doors at 6pm- Show at 7pm

General admission $25 (Canadian)



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And of course this would be a great place to be!


Walnut Valley Festival and Competition

is in September 18th through the 22nd

https://www.wvfest.com/

 

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Don't forget to check out the the September / October 2019 edition of Minor 7th 

Hot off the presses

www.minor7th.com


Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar 

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

Van Larkins

Jon Hart

Daryl Shawn 

Martin Paris 

And some up and coming artists on Minor 7th’s ‘Short Takes’ 


 

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html

 

 

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Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records

 

https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271

 

 

***********************************

 

Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music

 in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/

 

*************************

 

Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com

 

***********************************

 

 We're sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar .....right?


or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that!


Now with the help of a long time local luthier

Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  

teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian Michigan

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar

 

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We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com


Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!)


 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     





 JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale  



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Update on Fingerstyle Events and Fall Concert Series Leaked!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We are hoping that you are enjoying the nice weather that finally came our way. We have included a few new events in this newsletter, some of which we sponsor and some we promote for our friends. 


First off; Italy's Stefano Barone is heading up to Blissfest 2019 to hang with the likes of Martin Sexton, Canned Heat and Winfield winner, Christie Lenée https://blissfest.org/.  


Barone brings with him his own accolades as he and his Guitar Republic bandmates Pino Forastiere and Sergio Altamura supplied music for the 2018 Pulitizer Prize winning film 'The Wall' Directed by Detroit's own, and the Freeps Brian Kaufman and produced by Kathy Kisielewski.  It's available on Amazon https://borderwallmovie.usatoday.com/#trailer


Stefano will be performing 2 free events in the Metro Detroit Area.

On Friday July 19th he will be at the DIA's Friday Night Live Series in the Diego Rivera Court with performances at 7pm and 8:30.  The DIA has a great dining area and you can peruse the amazing art before the performance and during intermission. https://www.dia.org/events/friday-night-live-stefano-barone  Bring your friends and enjoy an amazing night of visual and auditory art!


On Saturday July 20th Stefano, along with the young and upcoming Alberto 'Bear' Whitmer will be performing at Bayberry Music in Ferndale. Bayberry is located at 23430 Woodward in Ferndale. 248-439-0700.  Bayberry's Luthier Andrew Pursell and Shop manager Joel VanderLinde will be on hand to show the store and repair/construction facilities. 


Alberto Whitmer will be competing in the Indiana Guitar Competition so you can get a preview of his chops as he will perform a few pieces before Stefano performs. Whitmer is currently enrolled in the world renowned  Fingerstyle College at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under the tutelage of the one and only John Stropes!  Here is Alberto performing one of Michael Hedges pieces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCGlZPq6HB0


We will provide food and beverages so please stop on by! 


 Because space is limited !!! Please !!!

you must either call 248-953-6223 to hold a spot or connect with the post on Facebook!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/366556850551925/


Donations for food an music are greatly appreciated! 

All monies go to MFGS which is a 501 3 c non profit organization!


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NEXT UP!


Phil Keaggy @ Trinity House Theatre for 2 Performances

Thursday July 18th and Friday July 19th! 

This is your chance to see one of the legends of the guitar world.

Tickets available http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/phil-keaggy-july-18-2019/ 


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Trinity House Theatre

presents

Hiroya Tsukamoto w/ Emilie Rivard

 Saturday July 27, 2019

In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic) which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (The Other Side of the World, Confluencia and Where the River Shines). Hiroya has released three solo albums (Solo, Heartland and Places).



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Here is something at a sister venue

The Crowfoot in Pontiac

Monday, August 5, 2019 @ 7:00pm @ The Pike Room     

Candyrat Record Artists

Kindo & Adrian Bellue

along with Sirintip and Wakeview. 

Here is Adrian performing 'Rainfall' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LAHfRjVZ4o

$12 bucks.........c'mon now!

https://www.ticketweb.com/event/kindo-sirintip-adrian-bellue-wakeview-pike-room-the-crofoot-tickets/9455335?pl=crofoot&edpPlParam=%3Fpl%3Dcrofoot

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     So before we get to the list of summer guitar festivals and competitions we wanted to give  you a random video from the Montreal Guitar Trio!  If they ever come this way we will try to grab them. 

performing

'Garam Masala'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfdplFByusA


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There's still time to

 participate in the following



MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the

Interlochen  Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019

http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop

 


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July 26th & 27th 

Indiana Guitar Festival 2019 & Competition

https://indianastringfest.com/

 


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The Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival !!

 & Competition 2019


The international guitar community of Fretmonkey and world-renowned fingerstyle guitar record label CandyRat Records have joined forces to host a monumental fingerstyle guitar event celebrating all genres of fingerstyle guitar! 


September 13th - 17th

Morrilton, Arkansas.

Camp Mitchell located on the bluff of Petit Jean Mountain

in Morrilton, Arkansas.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fingerstyle-collective-guitar-festival-with-jon-gomm-and-kaki-king-tickets-59678305418/amp

 


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Walnut Valley Festival and Competition

is in September 18th through the 22nd

https://www.wvfest.com/

 

*****************************************

 

Don't forget to check out the latest JULY/AUGUST Edition  of Minor 7th!

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music


Spencer Elliot - Laurence Juber 

and Michigan's own

(and great friend of MFGS)

William Henry Russell  'Outside The Box'

at http://www.minor7th.com/

 

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html

 

 

******************************

 

 

Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records

 

https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271

 

 

***********************************

 

Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/

 

*************************

 

Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com

 

***********************************

 

 We're sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar .....right?


or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that!


Now with the help of a long time local luthier

Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  

teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian Michigan

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar

 

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We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com


Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))

 

Oh yeah!!!  our Fall Concerts!  Just checking to see if you read all of this so SAVE THE DATES!!

Antoine Dufour September 20th & 21st

Calum Graham October 25th & 26th

Gareth Pearson November 15th & 16th


 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     





 JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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July Music Events - Stefano Barone @ Bayberry Music

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Hoping that you are enjoying the summer that finally arrived!  We are promoting some interesting music events for some of our MFGS friends.

Jake Allen - in Concert

Saturday July 6th

20 Front Street @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

20 Front Street (the name of the venue and the location)

Lake Orion, Michigan

Tickets are $18 and available at https://20frontstreet.com/event/jake-allen-2/


Jake wowed the crowd at the PLAT Theatre a few months ago so if you're hangin out this weekend stop up to Lake Orion and grab a nice meal and watch one of Michigan's own perform!  You won't regret it!


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Phil Keaggy @ Trinity House Theatre

2 performances!!

July 18th & July 19th

Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today!  His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy’s mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don’t play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies

Trinity House Theatre -  38840 West Six Mile
Livonia, MI -  734-464-6302

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/phil-keaggy-july-18-2019/

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/phil-keaggy-july-19-2019/

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Italian Contemporary Acoustic Guitarist

Stefano Barone!

July 12th - 14th 

at Blissfest - https://blissfest.org/

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July 19th - Stefano Barone- Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Michigan https://www.dia.org/events/friday-night-live-stefano-barone


This is a FREE EVENT in the Diego Rivera Court for those in the tri-county area!!!

 

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July 20th -Stefano Barone- Bayberry Music - Ferndale Michigan

6pm - 9pm (music at 7)

Come join us at Bayberry Music for an evening of music with Stefano Barone and some local music guests. http://bayberrymusic.com/

Bayberry Music has again opened their home to MFGS patrons.  There will be some beverages and food available and donations for this event will go to MFGS.

Due to the amazing selection of guitars and equipment at Bayberry Music  we can only accept 40 folks for this event!  PLEASE RSVP to  https://www.facebook.com/events/366556850551925/


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MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the

Interlochen  Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019

http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop

 


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July 26th & 27th 

Indiana Guitar Festival 2019 & Competition

https://indianastringfest.com/

 



 

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The Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival !!

 & Competition 2019



The international guitar community of Fretmonkey and world-renowned fingerstyle guitar record label CandyRat Records have joined forces to host a monumental fingerstyle guitar event celebrating all genres of fingerstyle guitar! 

September 13th - 17th

Morrilton, Arkansas.

Camp Mitchell located on the bluff of Petit Jean Mountain

in Morrilton, Arkansas.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fingerstyle-collective-guitar-festival-with-jon-gomm-and-kaki-king-tickets-59678305418/amp

 

****************************************************


Walnut Valley Festival and Competition

is in September 18th through the 22nd

https://www.wvfest.com/

 

*****************************************

 

Don't forget to check out the latest JULY/AUGUST Edition  

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music


Spencer Elliot - Laurence Juber 

and Michigan's own

(and great friend of MFGS)

William Henry Russell  'Outside The Box'

at http://www.minor7th.com/

 

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html

 

 

 

******************************

 

 

Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records

 

https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271

 

 

***********************************

 

Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/

 

*************************

 

Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com

 

***********************************

 

 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar, or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that. 

 

Now with the help of a long time local luthier Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar

 

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We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com

Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))

 

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     

 

JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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MFGS's Upcoming Summer Concerts

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We would like to thank Andrew and Joel at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for hosting our 'First in a Long Time'  Picking Party on May Saturday May 18th.  We saw some old friends and met some new friends along with sharing the stage (a chair) and listening to some great music.  

We hope to do this again as it is was time to hear some local guitarist play and network with a couple of luthiers, players and listeners of contemporary acoustic guitar music. Stay Tuned!


Upcoming Concerts & Events !

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Michigan Guitar Show @ The Emerald Theatre

June 29th - 30th - 10am to 5pm

sponsord by

 The Emerald Theater & Gordy's Music in Ferndale

This event showcases products like guitars, mostly vintage guitars-banjos, mandolins, dobros, used amps, effect pedals, parts, catalogs, memorabilia, etc.

http://www.gordysmusic.com/guitar-show.html


appearing at the Michigan Guitar Show

presented by Takamine Guitars


Also at the Michigan Guitar Show

Jake Allen in Concert

at the Michigan Guitar Show

Held at the Emerald Theatre in Mt. Clemens

Saturday, June 29th @ 2pm - 586-630-0120

    


******And Jake is also performing*****


Saturday July 6th Jake Allen - in Concert


20 Front Street @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


20 Front Street (the name of the venue and the location)


Lake Orion, Michigan


Tickets are $18 and available at https://20frontstreet.com/event/jake-allen-2/



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Phil Keaggy @ Trinity House Theatre

July 18th & July 19th

Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today!  His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy’s mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don’t play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies

Trinity House Theatre -  38840 West Six Mile
Livonia, MI -  734-464-6302

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/phil-keaggy-july-18-2019/

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/phil-keaggy-july-19-2019/

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And from Rome Italy

Contemporary Acoustic Guitarist

Stefano Barone

Is back in the US to work on film music for the 2020 Detroit Freep Film Festival. His music was incorporated in the 2018 Pulitizer Prize Winning film 'The Wall' by The Freep's Brian Kaufman.


During his stay he will be performing at several venues throughout Michigan.

"Stefano is a musician of epic proportions and one of Italy's most renowned instrumentalists creating unbelievable soundscapes with the guitar that remove all known conceptions of the instruments previous capabilities.       He's next level basically!  -                                       - Guy  Buttery



Friday June 28th - Stefano Barone - The Robin Theatre

1105 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI
Times: Starting: 08:00 PM - Doors at 7:30
Admission: Starting at $15.00
(989) 289-9729


 "You've got to see it to understand!"- The Robin Theatre  

8PM show, 7:30 doors $15 adv., $18 door More:

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/stefano-barone-italian-experimental-guitarist


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Saturday June 29th - Stefano Barone - Red Sky Stage - Bay Harbor MI, Near Petoskey

Stefano Barone returns for his 3rd time at the            

'The New' Red Sky Stage

 801 Front Street, Suite C/D.

Bay Harbor, Michigan

A note from Marty Scott, owner of Red Sky Stage

 I am delighted to announce that as of  May 31, 2019, after several days of negotiations, I have signed a three year lease for a new location at 801 Front Street, Suite C/D. Bay Harbor.  We are at the south end of the row of stores and restaurants.  Our new home  faces the harbor and the dramatic Lake Michigan sunsets that are the inspiration for our name. 


http://redskystage.com/event-schedule-4/#


https://mynorthtickets.com/events/Stefano-Barone-6-29-2019


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Sunday June 30th - Stefano Barone


The Section House - Little Lake Michigan

1824 Ski Hill Rd,   Little Lake, Michigan  (906) 360-3950

 Doors open at 2:00, music starts at 3:00

Food and beverages are on a donation basis

Donations for the artists are greatly appreciated

RSVPs on Facebook will help arrange the food and space

https://www.facebook.com/The-Section-House-Inn-Bed-and-Breakfast-136660759732207/

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July 12th - 14th Stefano Barone at Blissfest - https://blissfest.org/

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July 19th - Stefano Barone- Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Michigan https://www.dia.org/events/friday-night-live-stefano-barone

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July 20th -Stefano Barone- Bayberry Music - Ferndale Michigan

6pm - 8:30 - More information to come soon.

Come join us at Bayberry Music for an evening of music with Stefano Barone and some local music guests. http://bayberrymusic.com/

Bayberry Music has again opened their home to MFGS patrons.  There will be some beverages and food available and donations for this event will go to MFGS.

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Summer Music & Festivals


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MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the

Interlochen  Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019

http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop

 

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July 26th & 27th 

Indiana Guitar Festival 2019 & Competition

https://indianastringfest.com/

 

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The Canadian Guitar Festival
The Vision is 2020!

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

 

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The Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival !!

 & Competition 2019


The international guitar community of Fretmonkey and world-renowned fingerstyle guitar record label CandyRat Records have joined forces to host a monumental fingerstyle guitar event celebrating all genres of fingerstyle guitar! 

September 13th - 17th

Morrilton, Arkansas.

 

Camp Mitchell located on the bluff of Petit Jean Mountain

in Morrilton, Arkansas.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fingerstyle-collective-guitar-festival-with-jon-gomm-and-kaki-king-tickets-59678305418/amp

 

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Walnut Valley Festival and Competition

is in September 18th through the 22nd

https://www.wvfest.com/

 

*****************************************

 

Don't forget to check out the latest May/June 2019 in fingerstyle and contemporary acoustic music featuring 

Will Ackerman, Vin Downes, Todd Mosby and Trevor Gordon Hall, "Four Guitars," 2019

at www.minor7th.com

 

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html

 

 

 

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Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records

 

https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271

 

 

***********************************

 

Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/

 

*************************

 

Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com

 

***********************************

 

 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar, or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that. 

 

Now with the help of a long time local luthier Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar

 

*********************

We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com

Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))

 

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     

 

JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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MFGS Picking Party- Saturday May 18th - Ferndale - Other Guitar Events

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Our good friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale 

have offered their space for 

MFGS folks to have a Picking Party!  


Saturday MAY 18th from 1-4pm. 

Bayberry Music is located at 23430 Woodward Ave in Ferndale 



Picking Parties were a staple of MFGS in the past but tailed off over the last few years. The last Picking Party we recall was at Paul Murphy's Blue Fish Music in Plymouth about 4 years ago.  

These are great events because everyone at all levels of guitar will have an opportunity to perform on a rotational basis at least 1 or 2 pieces depending on how many folks come.  

It is important to know that this is a non competitive gathering of folks who love fingerstyle guitar.  You may play your originals or covers without lyrics  So bring your guitar(s) or just bring yourself to listen to others play.  This is a great time to network with fellow players learn from each other about music, songs,  guitars or gigs. 

 

Also don't forget that Bayberry Music has a wide array of fabulous instruments and a great repair shop!  They also have more strings than you can imagine for any instrument you can think of. 

 

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1013183162403906/


Sorry for the mistake on the last newsletter.  Our email is michfingerstyle@gmail.com ,not 'org' so we know how many chairs to set up. 

 



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So Guess Who's Coming to Town! 


Italy's Stefano Barone will be coming to the US to perform at the
Robin Theatre in Lansing
Friday June 28th
More details to come

He will also be performing at

June 21st @ Art + Literature Lab in Madison Wisconsin   



June 22nd - Private  House Concert - Chicago 


June 29th - Red Sky Stage in Petoskey Michigan

June 30th - Section House - Little Lakes Michigan

July 12th through 14th


*********************


Jake Allen performs at the Emerald Theatre in 
Mount Clemens for 
The Michigan Guitar Show
Sponsored by Gordy's Music and the Emerald Theater
June 29th from 2-3pm
More details to come


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Summer Music & Festivals


 ************************************


MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the Interlochen

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019

http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop


****************************************


July 26th & 27th 

Indiana Guitar Festival 2019 & Competition

https://indianastringfest.com/


********************************

The Canadian Guitar Festival
The Vision is 2020!

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/


*****************************************************


                  Fingerstyle Collective Guitar 

Festival & Competition 2019

 September 13th - 17th 

Camp Mitchell located on the bluff of Petit Jean Mountain
 in Morrilton, Arkansas. 


****************************************************

Walnut Valley Festival and Competition

is in September 18th through the 22nd

https://www.wvfest.com/


*****************************************


Don't forget to check out the latest in fingerstyle and contemporary acoustic music at www.minor7th.com


they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html




******************************



Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records


https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271



***********************************


Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/


*************************


Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com


***********************************


 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar, or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that. 

 

Now with the help of a long time local luthier Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar


*********************

We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com

Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))



The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    


or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     


JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale





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2nd Place Winner @ Winfield - Tonight & Other Musical Events

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Dear Friends of MFGS

A Big Thanks to Jake Allen

 https://www.jakeallenmusic.com/ 

and the folks at Trinity House Theatre http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/ 

 and our friends at Pontiac's Little Art Theatre (PLAT)

 https://www.theplat.org/

for 2 great shows last week!!!!.  

 

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Thursday April 4th (Tonight)

The Robin Theatre in Lansing Michigan

presents

Hiroya Tsukamoto

Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City

In 2018, Hiroya won 2nd place at the Walnut Valley International Fingerstyle Competetion in Winfield Kansas!!

https://hiroyatsukamoto.com/

HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great
warmth. “

-Celine Keating - Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor7t)



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Friday, April 5, 2019 – 8:00 PM

at the Cube in Detroit !

Cellist and composer Zoë Keating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFEACLvd8Yw

Ok ....it's not a big guitar...it's a cello. But if you love music you'll love this

is a one-woman orchestra. Combining her love of music and technology, she uses a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music.


https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=5667&prod=5666

3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit


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Friday - April 12, 2019

Trinity House Theatre Benefit Concert

and Tribute to Billy Brandt

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/trinity-house-theatre-benefit-concert-and-tribute-to-billy-brandt-april-12-2019/

The Trinity House Theatre Benefit Concert returns to Trinity House Theatre for a special night that pays tribute to local songwriting favorite Billy Brandt. Tim Diaz, Jan Krist, Jo Serrapere, Chris Degnore, Tamara Finlay and John Holk will join us for the evening. Each will perform one of their favorite songs from Billy along with a couple of their own songs.


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Tuesday April 16th

Leo Kottke at the Ark

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/apr/16/leo-kottke



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Wednesday May 8th

We can announce this cause we have our tickets already!!!

The California Guitar Trio

WITH The Montreal Guitar Trio

at The Ark!

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/may/08/california-guitar-trio


********************************************



Minor 7th has reviews on Gareth Pearson and Michael Chapdelaine

www.minor7th.com

plus some great podcasts of your favorite guitarists  http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html


Candyrat Records has some great musicians and CDs available

www.candyrat.com

Here are some new videos http://www.candyrat.com/videos/


Bayberry Music in Ferndale has everything you need for your guitar

http://bayberrymusic.com/


And our friends up north at Strings By Mail have something for any stringed instrument

https://www.stringsbymail.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3sX03emj4QIVU7nACh1juQgnEAAYASAAEgLfE_D_BwE

 

Come out to support the artists and the venues that bring such great music your way! 


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  



email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    


or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     


JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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Update on Jake Allen Concert and other local music events!

  #

Dear Friends of MFGS

Just wanted you to know that we will have tickets available at the door for  Jake Allen's concert this Friday at Trinity House Theatre.

Tickets are $20 and available online  @ www.fingerstyle.org

or at the door!

TRINITY HOUSE THEATRE

38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia - Phone: (734) 464-6302

It's our only concert this Spring!

We will keep you updated on other concerts as we are informed of them.



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Thursday March 28th @ Trinosophes in Detroit

American Primitive Guitar

featuring

Boston's Rob Noyes

Sweden's Jon Collin

&

One of the leading American Primitive guitarists is Detroit's own Nick Schillace

http://trinosophes.com/

Right across from Eastern Market on Gratiot

1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit


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Thursday March 28th at the Robin Theatre in Lansing

Randy Napoleon and David Rogers in Concert


https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/randy-napoleon-and-david-rogers-jazz-and-classical-guitarist-masters


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Saturday March 30th

Mdou Moctar

At Trinosophes in Detroit

Mdou Moctar immediately stands out as one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music

"Mdou Moctar has made the most insane psychedelic guitar album of the 21st century." - NPR Music

https://www.facebook.com/events/378784196252585/


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Thursday April 4th at our friends at The Robin Theatre in Lansing Michigan

presents

Hiroya Tsukamoto

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/hiroya-tsukamoto-cinematic-guitar-poetry-2

 

**************************************

Minor 7th has reviews on Gareth Pearson and Michael Chapdelaine

www.minor7th.com

plus some great podcasts of your favorite guitarists  http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html


Candyrat Records has some great musicians and CDs available

www.candyrat.com

Here are some new videos http://www.candyrat.com/videos/


Bayberry Music in Ferndale has everything you need for your guitar

http://bayberrymusic.com/


And our friends up north at Strings By Mail have something for any stringed instrument

https://www.stringsbymail.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3sX03emj4QIVU7nACh1juQgnEAAYASAAEgLfE_D_BwE

 

Come out to support the artists and the venues that bring such great music your way! 


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    


or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     


JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale





MFGS's Only Spring Concert - Jake Allen @ Trinity House Theatre - Friday March 29th.

  #

Dear Friends of MFGS


MFGS Presents

Jake Allen

Trinity House Theatre on Friday March 29th. 


This will be our only MFGS concert for the Spring of 2019! 

There will be more in the Fall but this is it for the Spring

 (can't even call it a Spring series!!)


 Jake doing a cover of Eleanor Rigby 2013  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnPQyKSUq4s&list=RDaiv55wZovXg&index=5


Jake latest CD release with his band (although he won't be with his band this time)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiv55wZovXg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6PunOh22yo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHxxG0IBnc

 

 It is remarkable to see someone from Michigan on the cusp of something big. 

Show at 8pm - Doors at 7:30. 

Tickets are $20 and available at www.fingerstyle.org or at the door

Come out to support the artists and the venues that bring such great music your way! 


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    


or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     


JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale





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Jake Allen - Friday March 29th-Trinity House Theatre

  #

Dear Friends of MFGS


MFGS is an 501 (3) (c) non profit society promoting the art of fingerstyle guitar.  Now in our 18th season and we have hosted well over 120 concerts in Southeast Michigan. 

We always love bringing in new 'finds' (it's actually part of our mission!) to you such as

Andy McKee in 2006, Pino Forastiere in 2007 & Guitar Republic in 2010 as well as our (you and MFGS) favorites - The California Guitar Trio, Laurence Juber, Don Ross, Calum Graham, Tony McManus,  Luca Stricagnoli, Pat Donohue, & Stefano Barone!!

Now we have the pleasure of bringing you one of the young guns of fingerstyle guitar


Michigan's own

Jake Allen!!!!

Friday March 29th

Jake is currently on his US tour and we are fortunate that he will be passing through Southeast Michigan.


Doors at 7:30 & show is at 8pm

2 sets and an intermission


Tickets are $20 and now available at www.fingerstyle.org  

 Trinity House Theatre is located at 
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia - 734-464-6302

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

At a young age Allen began exploring synthesizers and recording music in his father’s Northern Michigan studio. By his late teens, Allen found himself being drawn to the sounds of finger-style guitar trailblazers like Michael Hedges and Andy McKee. He started to pinpoint his focus on acoustic guitar, crafting his own breed of six string wizardry. On top of a two-hands on the neck, percussive tapping style, Jake employed an array of effects and live looping to create an engaging solo performance.

Jake is an amazing fingerstylist and recently toured with the Accidentals.  We really want you to get a chance to see someone who may follow the path of the above mentioned giants of the guitar world!   


Part of our mission is to bring new and upcoming guitarists to you

So here is Jake Allen!!

https://vimeo.com/242405156

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EPHUoAxyto&feature=youtu.be


and although he is not with his band, we might bring them all back for your listening pleasure


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gry-v8bF174


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Coming up soon  


March 23 and 24 

Tengyue Zhang Master Class and Concert

at Madonna University, 

Chinese guitarist Tengyue Zhang, winner of the Guitar Foundation of America’s 2017 International Competition, is coming to Madonna University in March. 

There will be a Master Class on Saturday, March 23 from 12:00-4:00 pm in Kresge Hall at Madonna University. The fee for performers is $50, and the fee for auditing is $20.

 Please contact Helene Rottenberg (313-832-2613 or via email at hgrguitar@gmail.com  if you or your student(s) would like to play, or if you have any questions. 


             Tengyue Zhang's concert is 

 Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm

 in Kresge Hall at Madonna University.

General admission is $20; students are $15. 

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

https://sites.google.com/site/guitarmichigan/


                                      *************


Wednesday March 27th @ 20 Front Street

 The Kruger Brothers!


https://20frontstreet.com/event/the-kruger-brothers/

Although they won't be playing with Steve Martin this night......here is a video of the Kruger Brothers and Steve!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIXSf_Ujz_0

and their web site!

https://krugerbrothers.com/about-kruger-brothers/


*********************************



Thursday March 28th

@ The Robin Theatre in Lansing Michigan

Randy Napoleon  & David Rogers

Two amazing guitarists on one bill! Randy Napoleon (MSU Jazz Professor, Freddy Cole's guitarist) and David Rogers (modern master of classical guitar)! 7PM, 6:30 doors See below for more info about the show:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1206217522879563/



*******************************



Looking towards the future! 


Ok ....it's not a big guitar...it's a cello. But if you love music you'll love this

Friday, April 5, 2019 – 8:00 PM

at the Cube!

Cellist and composer Zoë Keating

is a one-woman orchestra. Combining her love of music and technology, she uses a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music.


https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=5667&prod=5666

3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201


*************************


Tuesday April 16th

Leo Kottke at the Ark

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/apr/16/leo-kottke



**************


Wednesday May 8th

We can announce this cause we have our tickets already!!!

The California Guitar Trio

WITH The Montreal Guitar Trio

at The Ark!

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/may/08/california-guitar-trio


******************


Summer Festivals


MFGS Friend Stefano Barone will coming to the Midwest from Italy  performing at this years Blissfest! (of course it's in Bliss Michigan)

 July 12th, 13th& 14th -  2019

He will also perform at The Red Sky Stage in Petoskey

 The Robin Theatre in Lansing

Art + Literature Lab in Madison Wisconsin

and other venues in Wisconsin and Ohio (stay tuned)

https://blissfest.org/


 ************************************


MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the Interlochen

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019


http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop




********************************

The Canadian Guitar Festival
The Vision is 2020!

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/


*****************************************************


Walnut Valley is in September

https://www.wvfest.com/



*********************************

Don't forget to check out the latest in fingerstyle and contemporary acoustic music at www.minor7th.com


they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html




******************************



Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records


https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271



***********************************


Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/


*************************


Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com


***********************************


 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar, or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that. 

 

Now with the help of a long time local luthier Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar


*********************

We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com

Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))



The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    


or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     


JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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Michigan's Jake Allen on March 29th and other events/news

  #

Dear Friends of MFGS


As we wind the days of winter down and Spring looks a ways away yet, we wanted you to know about our Spring concert on March 29th and great music events and news!


MFGS is now in our 18th season and we have hosted well over 100 concerts in Southeast Michigan.  We always love bringing in new 'finds' to you such as Andy McKee in 2006, Pino Forastiere in 2007 & Guitar Republic in 2010!!

. 

On Friday March 29th MFGS presents Jake Allen

at Trinity House Theatre

 Jake hails from our favorite mitten, Michigan! 

Jake is an amazing fingerstylist and recently toured with the Accidentals.  We really want you to get a chance to see someone who may follow the path of the above mentioned giants of the guitar world!   

Tickets are $20 and now available at www.fingerstyle.org

Jake performing 'Slappy Thang' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTJ9CuntMvo

Here is Jake performing with Mike Dawes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbCzjpzg9jg

Trinity House Theatre is located at 
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia - 734-464-6302

www.trinityhousetheatre.org



*****************************



Coming up soon  


March 23 and 24 

Tengyue Zhang Master Class and Concert

at Madonna University, 

Chinese guitarist Tengyue Zhang, winner of the Guitar Foundation of America’s 2017 International Competition, is coming to Madonna University in March. 

There will be a Master Class on Saturday, March 23 from 12:00-4:00 pm in Kresge Hall at Madonna University. The fee for performers is $50, and the fee for auditing is $20.

 Please contact Helene Rottenberg (313-832-2613 or via email at hgrguitar@gmail.com  if you or your student(s) would like to play, or if you have any questions. 


The concert is Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm

 in Kresge Hall at Madonna University.

General admission is $20; students are $15. 


Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

https://sites.google.com/site/guitarmichigan/


      

 *************


Wednesday March 27th @ 20 Front Street

 The Kruger Brothers!


https://20frontstreet.com/event/the-kruger-brothers/

Although they won't be playing with Steve Martin this night......here is a video of the Kruger Brothers and Steve!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIXSf_Ujz_0

and their web site!

https://krugerbrothers.com/about-kruger-brothers/


*********************************



Thursday March 28th @ The Robin Theatre in Lansing Michigan

Randy Napoleon and David Rogers

Two amazing guitarists on one bill! Randy Napoleon (MSU Jazz Professor, Freddy Cole's guitarist) and David Rogers (modern master of classical guitar)! 7PM, 6:30 doors See below for more info about the show: https://www.facebook.com/events/1206217522879563/




*******************************




Looking towards the future! 


Ok ....it's not a big guitar...it's a cello. But if you love music you'll love this

Friday, April 5, 2019 – 8:00 PM

at the Cube!

Cellist and composer Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. Combining her love of music and technology, she uses a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music.


https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=5667&prod=5666

3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201


*************************


Tuesday April 16th

Leo Kottke at the Ark

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/apr/16/leo-kottke




**************


Wednesday May 8th

We can announce this cause we have our tickets already!!!

The California Guitar Trio

WITH The Montreal Guitar Trio

at The Ark!

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/may/08/california-guitar-trio


******************


Summer Festivals


MFGS Friend Stefano Barone will be in Michigan from Italy performing at this years Blissfest! (of course it's in Bliss Michigan)

 July 12, 13, 14 2019

https://blissfest.org/


 ************************************


MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the Interlochen Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019


http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop





********************************

The Canadian Guitar Festival
The Vision is 2020!

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/


*****************************************************

Walnut Valley is in September

https://www.wvfest.com/



*********************************

Don't forget to check out the latest in fingerstyle and contemporary acoustic music at www.minor7th.com

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html




******************************



Some new video's from our friends at Candyrat Records


https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271



***********************************


Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/


*************************


Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com


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 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar, or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that. 

 

Now with the help of a long time local luthier Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar



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(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))



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Thanks for Supporting Live Music in 2018!!! Gareth Pearson New Album

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Thank you for your support of MFGS and a great year of live music in Southeast Michigan!! 

Still time to support
Gareth Pearson


Who is working on a new album and you can help along with maybe get something for the guitar person in your life (even if it is you!!)



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YEAR IN REVIEW

In March we started out with our first performer ever and the only 2-time winner of the prestigious U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship (and a Canadian at that!), Don Ross. Don wowed us with chops and his charm!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ1JUxeTg3U


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In April we were honored by Italy's Stefano Barone who's avant-garde style mesmerized folks at the DIA and Interlochen enough to be invited to perform at Blissfest in July of 2019! https://blissfest.org/.  
Stefano's music, along with Pino Forastiere and Sergio Altamura's compositions were used in several of the Freep's Brian Kaufman's movies  including the Pulitzer Prize Winning 'The Wall' 




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In May we were fortunate to host Candrat Guitarists Luca Stricagnoli and Calum Grahm at Trinity House Theatre and at 20 Front Street!  Amazing sold out shows



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October brought 2 giants of the guitar world to Michigan and MFGS, Andrew York and Alex DeGrassi

Andrew York - 'Home' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ajTcwJBbw4

Alex deGrassi - 'Cumulus Rising' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myfGu7r3s0s


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And November brought us
 Trevor Gordon Hall
with several lovely shows and a house concert!  Trevor is off to Greece then home for Christmas and here is the tune he ended his shows with



With Special Thanks to  Bill Russell

and JB Davies

 who we hope to see on Stage in 2019!


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And don't forget all of our other friends for holiday gifts (and you can gift yourself!)


for the latest reviews of new contemporary guitar music

Our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

And Strings By Mail (a Michigan Company!)
for all your guitar needs


Andrew York Lessons 1-4 courtesy of Strings By Mail


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001


email: questions

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or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/       

All the best from us to you!!



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Dear Friends of MFGS

Thanks for supporting Live Music in Southeast Michigan!!!  

 Trevor is performing tonight November 30th  wsg Michigan's own Bill Russell, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion but check first to see if tickets are still available by calling   248-783-7105

Tomorrow night, December 1st is our last concert of the year! 

We are hosting Trevor Gordon Hall who was named one of the 30 Great Guitarists under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.   Also appearing MFGS's own JB Davies!!

Tickets at Trinity House will be available at the door so come on out and see a great show!! 

For some holiday spirit listen to Carol of the Bells by Trevor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUvit02cvEM


Trinity House Theatre at 38840 West 6 Mile in Livonia

Tickets are $20

Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm

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Ticket Update on this weekend shows with Trevor Gordon Hall

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Just wanted to update you on this weekends concerts with Trevor Gordon Hall.

  We had a little glitch on our website and our Vendini Ticket sales site for a couple of days so please read up on ticket availability and come on out to support live music in Michigan.

On Thursday November 29th - Trevor Gordon Hall is at the Robin Theatre in Lansing -Show is at 7pm & Tickets are $16 and available at https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall or at the door.


Friday November 30th -  Trevor Gordon Hall wsg William Henry  Russell are at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion - Doors at 7:30/show at 8.  Tickets are $18 and available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall-wsg-william-henry-russell/   or at the door (but call first!) 248-783-7105


Saturday December 1st - Trevor Gordon Hall wsg JB Davies are at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia.   Doors at 7:30/show at 8. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door,

Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 West Six Mile in Livonia   734-464-6302 . www.trinityhousetheatre.org


Wishing you a very happy holiday season

Carol Of The Bells - Trevor Gordon Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUvit02cvEM


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001


email: questions

  copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com                 

                          

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/       


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Treat yourself to a special evening with Trevor Gordon Hall

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Dear Friends of  MFGS


Don't Forget our last concerts of the season!!

Trevor Gordon Hall - 2 shows

This Friday November 30th at 20 Front Street In Lake Orion


Rated one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar magazine, Trevor Gordon Hall is an instrumentalist from Philadelphia whose compositions range in style from edgy driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor sets himself apart by leaving no physical aspect of the guitar untouched and weaving together different textures into grand yet intimate and lyrical compositions. His blend of sounds never overcomplicates but focuses on utilizing the instrument’s fullest creative and compositional potential guiding listeners through an igniting experience of music that isn’t just heard but felt.  


"Beautiful work! It is so refreshing to hear a player take a whole new approach to the instrument..." - John Mayer 

"Trevor has a timeless sense of melody, and he creates some of the richest sonic textures you're likely to hear from any contemporary composer/guitarist…” Don Ross

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  wsg/William Henry Russell 

William Henry Russell is an award winning classical / fingerstyle guitarist, conservatory trained classical musician, and an established composer and arranger. He is the 2009 Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, the 2018 Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, and the third place finalist at the 2018 International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship held in Winfield Kansas  

Here is Trevor the last time he was at 20 Front Street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-CH29RRiP4

Doors at 7:30
Show at 8pm
Tickets are $18 & available at
20 Front Street (the name of the venue and the address)


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Saturday December 1st

Trevor Gordon Hall 
in performance

@Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

wsg/ JB Davies
JB Davies is co-founder of MFGS and that was way back in 2001!  JB is a fingerstyle guitarist who performs alternate tunings on baritone, six string and harp guitars.  

Doors at 7:30
Show at 8pm

Tickets are $20 and available online at


We would appreciate you forwarding this concert info to your friends so we can continue to bring some of the best contemporary guitarists in the world to Southeast Michigan!
We can't do it without you!!


for the latest reviews of new contemporary guitar music

Our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

And Strings By Mail (a Michigan Company!)
for all your guitar needs

Andrew York Lesson #1 (stay tuned for the following 3 lessons)

with some other great instructional and performance videos


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001


email: questions

  copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com                 

                          

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/       


JB Davies - Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Ron Stavale





"One Of The 30 Great Guitarists Under 30" Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Dear Friends of MFGS


This will be MFGS's last concert of 2018 although we will continue to promote other artists/events as they come to our attention.


In 2014 Trevor Gordon Hall was acknowledged by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as "One of the 30 Great Guitarists Under 30" and that included the whole planet!!!   We are fortunate to be able to host Trevor again for 3 performances just as he returns from a tour of Portugal and just before he heads out to Greece!!

TREVOR GORDON HALL IN CONCERT!

Thursday November 29th - The Robin Theatre - Lansing

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall



Friday November 30th

 20 Front Street - Lake Orion

http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall-wsg-william-henry-russell

wsg/ William Henry Russell - 2018 Winner of The Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition & 2018 3rd place winner of The Windfield Guitar Festival's 2018 International Finger Style Guitar Competition!

tickets are $18 and available at

http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall-wsg-william-henry-russell/

20 Front Street is the name of the venue and the address in Lake Orion!! 

 248-783-7105



Saturday December 1st - Trinity House Theatre - Livonia

wsg/MFGS's own JB Davies - Co-Founder of MFGS and guitarist extraordinaire

Tickets are $20 and available at www.fingerstyle.org

Trevor’s tour calendar has taken him to 14 countries and counting performing at many historic places including Carnegie Hall in NYC, Union Chapel in London, Music History Museum in Bologna, Adolfo Mejia Theater in Colombia, and a brief performance on The Great Wall in China. He has also had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the most trusted and legendary names in the music business prompting high praise from John Mayer, Steve Miller, Graham Nash, Steve Hackett, Dar Williams, Will Ackerman, Pat Martino, Stanley Jordan, Phil Keaggy, Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee and more. Trevor is an artist on a mission to ride the line between being adventurous and accessible. 


here is a nicely done tour sample for your listening pleasure 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YzHL-HR_kM&fbclid=IwAR0TOJMn_eZZgXV8Yy-_bHiVWwy2OVl9Nk1NURNWJ88_b99vOTKzZkDyhC0

“…Trevor has a stunning range stylistically while being made cohesive by the power of Trevor’s artistic voice and vision...a guitarist we will need to pay attention to…”                                                                                William Ackerman

“…Trevor has a timeless sense of melody, and he creates some of the richest sonic textures you're likely to hear from any contemporary composer/guitarist…”                                                                                                               Don Ross

 


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Another Great Concert !



This Friday November 16th

At 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

An Evening of Instrumental Guitar featuring Rollie Tussing, Nick Schillace, and Jason Dennie


November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
20 Front Street
248-783-7105
Tickets

http://20frontstreet.com/event/an-evening-of-instrumental-guitar-featuring-rollie-tussing-nick-schillace-and-jason-dennie/


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Check out Minor 7th's November/December Edition reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music

featuring new releases by

Laurence Juber - Tim Thompson - Sean Shibe - Antoine Boyer

www.minor7th.com


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Our Friends at Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

Sunday November 18, 2018   

Plymouth Public Library

         2:00 pm---Ensemble Rehearsal      

      3:00 pm---Open Play  


CGSM President’s Message 
Hi Everyone, 
Our final event of the 2018 autumn season will be our Holiday Members Concert on Sunday, December 16th at 1:45 p.m., in the Waldorf Room located at the Plymouth Public Library

223 South Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170

Free parking lot behind Library near the corner of

South Union St. & Roe St., Plymouth, MI 48170

https://sites.google.com/site/guitarmichigan/


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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001 


Please let us know if you can post flyers for us!!!     

     

email: copy and paste  michfingerstyle@gmail.com  

     

     

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/   

 

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Richard Gilewicz - Saturday November 3rd - Trinity House Theatre

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Sorry for the resend - somehow Richard Gilewicz's name and photo did not show up for the final copy of the previous newsletter. 

And on Saturday November 3rd

Richard Gilewicz!

@ Trinity House Theatre

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Whether playing solo, conducting guitar seminars and school programs, or sharing the stage with folks such as Stephen Housden of the Little River Band, Brooks Williams, Michael Fix, The California Guitar Trio, John McCutcheon, John Renbourn, Mose Allison, the late John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Norman Blake, Indigo Girls, or John Hammond, Richard always invites the audience to join his journey filled with twitters, twists, and turns at every tune.

"Ear-boggling" The Washington Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppyjdu_K0Wg

Tickets are available throught Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

$18, $15 for members

Come out to listen to some Great Music on Saturday!!Tickets available at the door!!



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Goran Ivanovic's Trio 

wSG/ Michigan Violinists Natalie Frakes & Laura Roelofs (  Michigan'a own ) ,

Thursday November 1st

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion 

   You may remember Goran Ivanovic from his sold out shows at Trinity House and 20 Front Street in 2017 when he appeared with Fareed Haque. Goran is a versatile composer and guitarist and he plays with a great trio. They have been coming to Downtown Detroit for several years playing at Cliff Bells .  It's time to see them at 20 Front Street!

 “The trio are recognized for their individual virtuosity, but they show particular excellence as a unit able to stop on a dime and twist gracefully through the trickiest hairpin turns together on local stages.”         

Jeff Elbel, Chicago Sun-Times,

Tickets are $18 and available on line or at the door

http://20frontstreet.com/event/goran-ivanovics-trio-wsg-violinists-natalie-frakes-laura-roelofs/

Goran  was studying at the prestigious Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria with masters like Elliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch when his parents (his father is a Serb, his mother a Bosnian Croat) were expelled in the late 90s; the family was granted asylum in the US and they settled in Chicago.

He’s recorded duet albums with the great Pakistani-Chilean jazz guitarist Fareed Haque as well as Greek-American musician Andreas Kapsalis. He’s a key member of the quartet Eastern Blok with Matt Ulery, Doug Rosenberg, and Michael Caskey, a combo that deftly surveys the folk music of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Serbia in a distinctly jazz-oriented context, embroidering timeless Balkan melodies and rhythms with sophisticated improvisational gambits.

20 Front Street is the name of the venue and the address in Lake Orion!! 

 248-783-7105



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AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS !!!!!


MFGS

presents

TREVOR GORDON HALL

"One of the top 30 Guitarists in the world, under 30!"  2014  - Acoustic Guitar Magazine


Thursday November  29th.  The Robin Theatre, Lansing

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall


Friday November 30th. 20 Front Street, Lake Orion

wsg/ Indiana International Guitar Competition Winner

Michigan's own Bill Russell

Tickets are $18 and available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall/


Saturday December 1st, Trinity House Theatre

wsg/ MFGS's own JB Davies !!

Tickets are $20 on sale at www.fingerstyle.org


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001

     

email:  michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/   


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001

     

JB Davies,  Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale





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Concerts next week for your listening pleasure plus...Trevor Gordon Hall Nov. 30th & Dec 1st

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Dear Friends of MFGS

First, we wanted to thank the folks at Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org & 20 Front Street www.20frontstreet.com for hosting Andrew York & Alex de Grassi!  Thanks to Annette York for the photos. The performances were magnificent and we hope they will be able to come back in the future.


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Coming up next ......Some great music at local venues!!!


Thursday, November 1st

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

Goran Ivanovic's Trio

    “The trio are recognized for their individual virtuosity, but they show particular excellence as a unit able to stop on a dime and twist gracefully through the trickiest hairpin turns together on local stages.”                                       Jeff Elbel, Chicago Sun-Times,

wsg/Violinists Natalie Frakes & Laura Roelofs   

Tickets are $18 and available at

http://20frontstreet.com/event/goran-ivanovics-trio-wsg-violinists-natalie-frakes-laura-roelofs/

Goran Ivanovic is a multiculti wunderkind. A Croatian-born Chicagoan, he plays nylon-string classical guitar, with which he not only unleashes great stampeding Balkan rhythms, but intricate Middle Eastern and Asian-inspired cadences as well


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Thursday November 1st @ The Berman Center for The Performing Arts

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage


"The world’s hottest classical ensemble or its tightest pop band?  However it helps you to think about LAGQ, keep the emphasis on superlatives for its unrivaled joy, technical élan and questing spirits." – Los Angeles Times


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Saturday November 3, 2018

 Richard Gilewitz


For nearly four decades, American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur. His concert performances around the world spill over with unexpected turns of the funnies, thought-provoking takes on life on the road, and tunes that propel the audience on a magical journey of sight and sound

Here is a sample of what you will hear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppyjdu_K0Wg

Tickets are available throught Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

$18, $15 for members



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MFGS

presents

TREVOR GORDON HALL

"One of the top 30 Guitarists in the world, under 30!"  2014  Acoustic Guitar Magazine



Thursday November  29th.  The Robin Theatre, Lansing

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall


Friday November 30th. 20 Front Street, Lake Orion

wsg/ Bill Russell

Tickets are $18 and available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall/


Saturday December 1st, Trinity House Theatre

wsg/Bill Russell

Tickets are $20 on sale at www.fingerstyle.org



The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001

     

email:  michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/   







Update on Alex de Grassi/Andrew York Concert

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Dear Friends of MFGS 

Although there are still some tickets available for Friday and Saturday's concerts with Alex deGrassi & Andrew York we would recommend you purchasing online ahead of time.   

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at www.fingerstyle.org.


Last minute folks for Friday's Concert at Trinity House 
call Trinity House Theatre 

Online ticket sales for Friday end 2 hours prior to the concert. If it is a last minute decision please contact 

734) 464-6302 or you may call my personal cell 
after 6pm at 248-953-6223 for last minute updates (we trust you all!!) 


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Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

 20 Front Street, Lake Orion

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/alex-de-grassi-and-andrew-york/


For last minute decisions on Saturday call 20 Front Street! 248-783-7105 


he Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001

     

JB Davies, Rick Haden, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale




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Grammy Winning guitarist Andrew York. Grammy nominated guitarist Alex deGrassi October 12th and 13th

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There are still some tickets available for Andrew York and Alex DeGrassi's concert this coming Friday October 12th and this Saturday October 13th.  Although there is a small surcharge on the tickets we recommend at this time to purchase tickets ahead of time.

  Two giants of the guitar world are coming to Southeast Michigan! 

 Grammy winning (and nominated x 2) guitarist/composer Andrew York and Windham Hill/Grammy nominated guitarist/composer Alex de Grassi !

These remarkable guitarists step outside the box to weave the sounds and traditions of steel and nylon into  a unique program for two guitars. Having begun their respective careers in seemingly different genres.


Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan - Phone - 734-464-6302

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at www.fingerstyle.org.

These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!

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Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, Michigan - Phone - 248-783-7105 

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/alex-de-grassi-and-andrew-york/



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Alex DeGrassi is self taught and he turned the musical world upside down with his 1978 timeless release of  'Turning Turning Turning' and his 1979 'Slow Circle'. His influence on the guitar world has been incredible and he was described as                                           

  "Flawless"   Wall Street Journal


De Grassi’s solo steel-string pieces resemble orchestral overtures more than mere songs.  Alex’s control and sensitivity are almost as striking as his technical expertise.”  --Guitar Player Magazine



Grammy Winning Guitarist Andrew York

 received a GRAMMY as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his sixteen years with the cutting-edge ensemble.  Andrew crosses over stylistic boundaries with an unusual authority - besides his classical contribution, he also has an extensive background as a jazz guitarist, studying with jazz legends Joe Diorio and Lenny Breau


"Immaculate technique, elegant and expressive . . . His intimate knowledge of
the instrument provides for some delicious sonorities of authentic originality . . ."                            
     - John Schneider, Soundboard Magazine





From 12 pm - 2pm on  Saturday October 13th Andrew York will be at a masterclass at Oakland University's Varner Hall.  This will be open to the public.  

More info to come.


Please help us make this a successful concert so we can bring international guitarists to this area again.  Can you post a flyer? can you send a flyer out to your friends?  Can you make a facebook post or event?  please email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com and we will email you the flyer.  


thanks to Strings By Mail for bringing this opportunity to Michigan



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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001

     

email:  michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/   


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Nicholas Barron Saturday at the PLAT and Ian Ethan Case at 20 Front Street. Free Iliana Matos Concert!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Fall is here and it is time to catch some great guitar music. 

Starting out Tuesday September 25th is a Free Concert at Oakland University.  Guitarist Iliana Matos will be performing at Oakland's Varner Hall and it is a free performance.  Information here. https://www.facebook.com/events/1510951785715200/ 

"Her name deserves to go down in guitar history as one of the great players of our time!"      Classical Guitar Magazine



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This Saturday September 29th there are 2 great concerts

Nicholas has opened for Joan Armatrading, Average White Band, Pat Benatar, Michael Bolton, James Brown, Buckwheat Zydeco, Eric Burdon, Johnny Cash, Tommy Castro, Shawn Colvin, Johnny Copeland, Shamekia Copeland, James Cotton, Dark Star Orchestra, Karl Denson, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Doobie Brothers, Kinky Friedman, Nelly Furtado, Al Green, Groove Collective, Buddy Guy, Scott Henderson, Charlie Hunter, Freedy Johnson, Stanley Jordan, BB King, Kinsie Report, Jay Leno, Idina Mandel, Medeski Martin, John Martyn, Dave Mason, Andy Mckee, The Meters, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers, Jeffrey Osborn, Grant-Lee Phillips, Paul Reiser, Royal Crown Revue, Magic Slim, Phoebe Snow, REO Speedwagon, String Cheese Incident, The Subdudes, James Taylor, Tiny Universe, Tuck and Patti, Uncle Jon’s band, Gino Vanelli, WAR and Widespread Panic.

 Don't miss this guy .................An "Undeniable" Talent    James Taylor

Nicholas performing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAA0-S5k9OA

Tickets $15 online https://getlocalhop.com/nicholas-barron-with-special-guest-jb-davies/event/SqHamUTnsc/

or $20 at the door

 PLAT  https://www.theplat.org/


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Also on Saturday September 29th


IAN ETHAN CASE - PORTALS  TOUR

with our Photon Symphony

The PORTALS project was primarily born out of the new “Earth Suite” album, which features twelve incredible, diverse musicians from all over the globe.

A whole new concept for what a live concert experience can be. PORTALS, an intricate system of synchronized projections and audio clips, is our way to bring some of our favorite musicians in the world on tour with us.

This show will blend the art music and tech world that you wouldn't have seen before.

20 Front Street

Lake Orion, MI 48362

248-783-7105

Tickets are $18 and available online at

http://20frontstreet.com/event/ian-ethan-case/

Ian will also be performing at

The Robin Theatre in Lansing on Friday September 28th

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/ian-ethan-case-at-the-robin-theatre-double-neck-guitarist-and-composer


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And a once in a lifetime show!!!

 2 of the preeminent guitarists of our time

at 2 of the most intimate venues in the Midwest!!!


October 12th and 13th

MFGS in conjunction with Strings By Mail and Connemara Concerts

is honored to present

Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York in Concert

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan - Phone - 734-464-6302

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at www.fingerstyle.org.

These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!

&


Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, Michigan - Phone - 248-783-7105 

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/

Alex DeGrassi 'Sleeping Lady'  (just the music, no video...almost better though!)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAxheamgp-A

Andrew York  The Equations of Beauty "π"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHJCyLWF5OU

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And save the dates for

Trevor Gordon Hall

November 29th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing

November 30th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

December 1st @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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Thanks to Strings By Mail!!

https://www.stringsbymail.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzevCvfKn3QIVibfACh0XJwnlEAAYASAAEgI4S_D_BwE


 for their efforts in bringing Alex DeGrassi and Andrew York to Michigan.

 


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Don't miss this issue of Minor 7th www.minor7th.com

A great issue reviewing music from the late John Renbourn, Rory Block and young NYU grad named Yasmin Williams who I know you will hear more from in the future.  



Yasmin Williams performing  'GuitKa'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_p0OvEMgvw

Catch some of  your favorite artist and their tours at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com


Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001

     

michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/   


JB Davies, Rick Haden, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale











Michigan's Bill Russell is 3rd at Winfield! & Info on Nicholas Barron Concert and updates!

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Dear Friends of MFGS


We are so happy to announce that one of our MFGS friends, Bill Russell, just took the 3rd place honors at the Winfield International Guitar Competition. 

In June of 2018 Bill performed with JB Davies and Jay Brown at the PLAT Theatre in Pontiac. Bill is also the 2018 Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Champion as well as the 2009 Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Champion.  “Bill” received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from The Boston Conservatory and a Master’s Degree in Music from Florida State University. What an honor and we were fortunate to hear him at our concert in Pontiac.  

Congratulations Bill!!

Here is a nice article and a link to his website! 

https://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/2018/09/14/guitarist-bill-russell-third-international-competition/1300504002/  

https://williamhenryrussell.com/


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Speaking of the PLAT (Pontiac's Little Art Theatre) here is the link for tickets to


Join us Saturday, September 29th

 Nicholas Barron

with special guest JB Davies

At the PLAT!

https://www.theplat.org/

Tickets are $15 online and available at 

https://getlocalhop.com/nicholas-barron-with-special-guest-jb-davies/event/SqHamUTnsc/

 

Hailed by James Taylor as an “undeniable” talent - Nicholas blends blues and folk with his signature voice and mouth percussion. He continually expands his musical palette varying his gifts through the blues, jazz, funk. A prolific artist, Nicholas has released ten albums of original music.... He currently performs as: a solo artist; with the jazz cellist Ben Davis; the funk trio The Strapping Owls; and The Nicholas Barron Band. Nicholas’ natural talent, raw energy and charisma has earned him the privilege to open for his musical idols Al Green, James Brown, Buddy Guy & BB King, The Meters and Johnny Cash, as well as performing with other major musicians. (check out his web-site https://www.nicholasbarron.com for full bio of works.)
The PLAT is pleased to host his performance and invites you to an up-close, intimate evening with Nicholas Barron. 

Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm

 47 North Saginaw

 Pontiac, MI. 

https://www.theplat.org/

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Also on Saturday September 29th

At 20 Front Street

 in Lake Orion

See the amazing

Ian Ethan Case

with his virtual Photon Orchestra

Hear from Ian about his music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgFEVN-1AOU

Technically speaking this is  light years away from what you see now days. 

20 Front Street

Lake Orion, MI 48362

248-783-7105

Tickets are $18 and available online at

http://20frontstreet.com/event/ian-ethan-case/


Ian will also be performing at

The Robin Theatre in Lansing on Friday September 28th

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/ian-ethan-case-at-the-robin-theatre-double-neck-guitarist-and-composer





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And a once in a lifetime show!!!

 2 of the preeminent guitarists of our time

at 2 of the most intimate venues in the Midwest!!!


October 12th and 13th

MFGS in conjunction with Strings By Mail and Connermara Concerts

is honored to present

Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York in Concert

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan - Phone - 734-464-6302

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at www.fingerstyle.org.


These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!


&


Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, Michigan - Phone - 248-783-7105 

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/


Alex DeGrassi 'Turning Turning Turning'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqqmisiod-c


Andrew York  'Yamour'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbWHXwx6YA



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And save the dates for

Trevor Gordon Hall

November 29th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing

November 30th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

December 1st @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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Thanks to Strings By Mail!!

https://www.stringsbymail.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzevCvfKn3QIVibfACh0XJwnlEAAYASAAEgI4S_D_BwE


 for their efforts in bringing Alex DeGrassi and Andrew York to Michigan.

 


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Don't miss this issue of Minor 7th www.minor7th.com

A great issue reviewing music from the late John Renbourn, Rory Block and young NYU grad named Yasmin Williams who I know you will hear more from in the future.  





Yasmin Williams performing  'GuitKa'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_p0OvEMgvw


Catch some of  your favorite artist and their tours at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com


Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001

     

michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/   


JB Davies, Rick Haden, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale












Tickets on Sale for our Fall Concert Series !!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Hoping that you had a great summer and that you are looking forward to some amazing contemporary guitar music this fall. 

It will be an interesting start to the season as we have 2 performers on the same night at different venues!  It wasn't done on purpose but think of it as a musical menu for that night and you get to choose which artist you'd enjoy! 


Saturday September 29th MFGS presents

 Nicholas Barron

@ The PLAT  ( Pontiac's Little Art Theatre! ) 

https://www.theplat.org/

*****Details forthcoming*****


Nicholas Barron is a celebrated Chicago-based singer, songwriter & guitarist who blends blues and folk with his signature voice and quite unique          mouth percussion

   This will be Barron's second appearance for MFGS. Not specifically a fingerstylist; but he could be if he didn't sing so well!

Hailed as "undeniable" by James Taylor.

 Here is Nicholas performing 'I'm Not Superman'. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVuBLQnJVzI



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Saturday September 29th MFGS presents

Candyrat recording artist

Ian Ethan Case

with the Proton Symphony

at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion


Not only is Ian Ethan Case one of the few proficient performers with a double necked acoustic guitar; he decided to bring strings, horns and percussion. This will be a remarkable show!   Here is a preview of the music you will hear.


 Ian Ethan Case and the orchestra performing ' The Axis' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2nt7sVS8Ns


20 Front Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362 • 248-783-7105

Tickets are $18 and available online at


http://20frontstreet.com/event/ian-ethan-case/


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October 12th and 13th

MFGS in conjunction with Strings By Mail and Connermara Concerts

is honored to present

Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York in Concert

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan - Phone - 734-464-6302

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at www.fingerstyle.org.


These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!


&


Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, Michigan - Phone - 248-783-7105 

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/



Alex DeGrassi 'Turning Turning Turning'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqqmisiod-c


Andrew York  'Yamour'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbWHXwx6YA



*******************************************


And save the dates for

Trevor Gordon Hall

November 29th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing

November 30th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

December 1st @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

*************************************


Thanks to Strings By Mail!!

https://www.stringsbymail.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzevCvfKn3QIVibfACh0XJwnlEAAYASAAEgI4S_D_BwE


 for their efforts in bringing Alex DeGrassi and Andrew York to Michigan.

 


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Don't miss this issue of Minor 7th www.minor7th.com

A great issue reviewing music from the late John Renbourn, Rory Block and young NYU grad named Yasmin Williams who I know you will hear more from in the future.  


Yasmin Williams performing  'GuitKa'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_p0OvEMgvw


Catch some of  your favorite artist and their tours at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com


Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001

     

michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/   


JB Davies, Rick Haden, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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2018 Fall Concert Series Announced

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We hope that you are enjoying a great summer and we appreciate your support during our spring season which included
Italy's Stefano Barone & Luca Stricagnoli, Calum Graham, Goran Ivanovic, Fareed Haque, Christie Lenée, Don Ross, William Henry Russell, JB Davies & Jay Brown!
Also to our great friends at The Robin Theatre, Trinity House Theatre and 20 Front Street!!  

Our Fall Concert Series has been announced!!!

Tickets on sale soon!!! 

SAVE THE DATES! 

Ian Ethan Case


September 29th
@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion 
 




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Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York

October 12th @ Trinity House Theatre 
October 13th @ 20 Front Street - 2 Shows





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Trevor Gordon Hall 


 November 29th @ The Robin Theatre in Lansing
           November 30th @ Trinity House Theatre
 December 1st @ 20 Front Street



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Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Fingerstyle Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001


www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com


or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/


JB Davies, Rick Haden, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale







2017 Winfield International Competition Winner - Christie Lenée

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Dear Friends of MFGS

As we look back at the list of finalists of the famed Walnut Valley Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar competition we know how much dedication they have put into the art of Fingerstyle Guitar.  We may have wished we could have seen them back when they were just at the point of breaking out on their own.  

 Pete Huttlinger,  Antoine Dufour, Don Alder, Andy McKee, John Standefer, Don Ross, Ewan Dobson, Michael Chapdelaine, Peter Ostroushko, Pat Donahue, Tim Thompson, Ed Gerhard, Mark O'Connor, David Youngman , Michiganander) and the 2017 winner of the Walnut Valley competition is 

 Christie Lenée!


Christie Lenée will be appearing at 20 Front Street Friday June 29th

Phone (248) 783-7105

Show at 7:30 and tickets are only $18 and available online  or at the door.

http://20frontstreet.com/event/christie-lenee-20-front-street/

Here is a chance to see someone who is an amazing guitarist and will be listed one day as one of the above 'Hall of Fame' guitarists.

Tickets are only $18 and available on line or at the door.  Here is an example of what you will see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S74HfjyO4G8


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Visit Minor 7th's   

July/August Newsletter


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where the best in new guitar CD releases are reviewed, with an emphasis on acoustic, independent and obscure guitar music.


Minor 7th is copies of three CDs reviewed in this issue of Minor 7th, so be sure to register to win!.


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Also, check out some of the ! great new releases and where your favorite artists are touring on Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com 


Thanks for supporting these artists and venues that make this music happen




Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001


www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com


or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/


JB Davies, Rick Haden, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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