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Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society Upcoming Events

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Picking Party - March 22nd

2pm - 5pm

@ Bluefish Music in Plymouth

744 Starkweather St.
Plymouth, Michigan 
(734)927-0675

http://www.bluefishguitars.com/

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Music is again opening up his shop on a Sunday to host our picking party.

- There will be demonstrations of Paul's guitars & amps 

- Discussion on Fingerstyle arranging

- And of course, your chance to meet and pick a few of your strings with fellow Fingerstyle players.  Get there early to sign up to play or just come to listen.

Map -  http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=blue%20fish%20music%20plymouth%20mi&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

 April 18th

the Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society presents 

in concert & workshop

Peppino D'Agostino.

 This is Peppino's first appearance @ MFGS.  Peppino was named 'Best Acoustic Guitarist 2007' by the Readers Choice Awards of Guitar Player Magazine.  Peppino will sponsor a workshop the same day as the concert.

Tickets available online www.fingerstyle.org or at the door

Workshop the day of the concert, from 3-5pm & is $40.   Attend the concert & Workshop for $50

JB Davies - Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Ron Stavale - Kevin Tarnas

 



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April 18th, 2009

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               April 18th , 2009

Peppino D'Agostino

"BEST ACOUSTIC GUITARIST 2007"

 GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

READER'S CHOICE AWARDS!

Concert tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors

7:30 pm (doors open @ 6:30)

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward, Ferndale

 

Click here for map

 

“Peppino's music is deep and beautiful."       Tommy Emmanuel

"Peppino is one of my favorite composers”         Leo Kottke

http://www.peppinodagostino.com/

Guitar Workshop from 3-5pm the same day as the show. 

Tickets $40 for workshop or $50 for workshop & concert

Call 248-646-4030 for information or to register for workshop

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

JB Davies - Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Ron Stavale - Kevin Tarnas



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Concert Reminder - March 7th

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March 7th  Concert Reminder

 

On March 7th @ 7:30 (doors open @ 6:30) MFGS will present from Rome , Italy, Pino Forasitere www.forastiere.it along with special guests, Craig D’Andrea & Antoine Dufour.  This will be a very special night of Fingerstyle Guitar.  All 3 guitarists have quite a following and can be viewed @ www.candyrat.com  Tickets will be available @ the door

 

Pino will conduct a hands on 2 hr guitar workshop from 3pm-5pm the same day as the show.  Tickets are still available @ $40.  If you go to the workshop & the show (which most folks do)  we will discount the costs to you.  Workshop & show combined is $50.  This is an opportunity to learn some of the finer points of fingerstyle guitar. The format is open at this point so feel free to suggest aspects of playing that you would like to improve on. Stop by for the workshop and then enjoy a bite to eat at one of the local eateries before the show.  Call 248-646-4030 for information about the workshop. 

 

In addition to that Paul Murphy of Bluefish Music in Plymouth will be at the show with some instruments http://www.bluefishguitars.com/forsale.html and guitar amps/accessories for you to view before, during intermission and after the show.  If you have any questions about any aspect of guitars or amplification Paul is the one to ask. 

 

It is always good to Tune in to Pam Rossi’s ‘Overeasy’ Show, 94.7 FM radio Saturday & Sunday mornings for some good jams.  On March 7th Pino will be featured at about 10:30 for in-studio interview/music. For those of you out of broadcast range, tune in on your computer @  http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/ 

 

And in case you missed it, one of our esteemed board members (actually it was his guitar, not him) was featured on history detectives episode 11.  We won’t spoil the twists and turns of the plot,  nor the outcome. Needless to say, it was quite an interesting show.  Check local listings for channels and times. 

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/investigations/611_joshwhiteguitar.html

 

And finally, please join us on our MySpace site for a complete list of 2009 concerts & other events.  http://www.myspace.com/michiganfingerstyleguitarsociety

 

Don’t miss this night! 3 remarkable Fingerstyle Guitarists,

All in one night, all for one price!

See you there!

 

JB Davies - Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Ron Stavale - Kevin Tarnas





A Remarkable Night of Fingerstyle Guitar

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Saturday March 7th  

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

 Presents

AN INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

 OF FINGERSTYLE MUSIC

 

7:30 pm (doors open @ 6:30)

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward, Ferndale

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=22331%20woodward%20ferndale

featuring

Pino Forastiere - Italy

 

With special guests

Craig D’Andrea USA

Antoine Dufour Canada

Buy Tickets Now!

Tickets $20, $15 for seniors and students

                         

Pino Forastiere was born in Latronico, a small village in southern Italy. In 1992 he graduated from Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome with a degree in classical guitar, remarkably using a ten-string classical guitar for his final performance. In the late 1990’s Pino was given a CD of the late American innovative guitarist Michael Hedges. Pino, realizing the possibilities to expand the musical boundaries of the acoustic guitar, converted his playing from the traditional nylon classical guitar to a 6 string steel strung acoustic guitar. Forastiere leaped into the musical landscape with both the precision of his classical training and the inspiration & the seemingly wild abandon that Hedges employed in his music. Today Pino is considered one of the most skilled Fingerstyle guitarists in the world and he has the ability to compose some of the most complex musical arrangements with unparalleled artistry.  http://www.forastiere.it/ENG/mp3andvideos.htm

Pino will sponsor a guitar workshop the day of the show from 3pm - 5pm. Cost of workshop is $40. Combined concert and workshop cost is $50. 

 Please call 248-646-4030 for information

Appearing with Forastiere will be

Craig D’Andrea

Craig is from Connecticut. He picked up the guitar in 1999 & studied classical guitar for 3 years. Some of his influences were Lindsay Buckingham, Don Ross and Leo Kottke. Craig placed first in the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition in 2007 and his career has blossomed since then touring with Andy McKee, Don Ross & Antoine Dufour.

http://www.candyrat.com/artists/

Antoine Dufour

Antoine is from Montreal. He started playing guitar at the age of fifteen. Influenced by Leo Kottke, Don Ross & Michael Hedges.  Antoine pursued fingerstyle guitar and placed first in the Canadian Fingerstyle Competition in 2006. His pieces are characterized by a highly percussive playing style, using slap and natural harmonics adding to his music’s complexity.

http://www.candyrat.com/artists/

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

JB Davies - Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Ron Stavale - Kevin Tarnas

 





MFGS Spring Concert Series

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And on April 18th 

Peppino D'Agostino

"BEST ACOUSTIC GUITARIST 2007"

by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine in

 GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

READER'S CHOICE AWARDS!

http://www.peppinodagostino.com/

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         &         (finally)                            

Our 3rd & Final Spring Concert on  on May 16th 

Featuring a remarkable gutarists and good friend to MFGS

Billy McLaughlin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_8EV1KzWOY&feature=PlayList&p=D8EDA3095A210766&playnext=1&index=62

http://www.billymacmusic.com/

 





Picking Party Reminder on Nov 23rd.

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ATTENTION FINGERSTYLE GUITAR PLAYERS & FANS

 

Please Join us for a "Picking Party"

on Sunday November 23, 2008

                             2:00 PM (sharp) - 5:00 PM    

 

                     Our Sponsor for this event is Paul Murphy (thanks Paul) & the folks at

Blue Fish Music 

www.bluefishguitars.com

A guitar players paradise with great gear and great prices! 

 

        744 Starkweather St. - Plymouth, MI -  Ph: 734-927-0675

Located in Plymouth's Old Village near the corner of Liberty and Starkweather

 

check out their website for directions

 

 

We Want to Hear What Your Guitar has to say!

 

We offer an "Open Mic" format for guitarists of all skill levels in a noncompetitive and encouraging environment.  Entertain the group with one of your tunes or just come along and enjoy the music. 

 

Other Activities include:

 

- Discussion and Tips on creating a set list

- Product Demonstrations

- Socializing and Refreshments 

- Win a pair of tickets to one of our spring concerts

- Raffle of MFGS CDs made by members like you!

- Comments and suggestions for MFGS Board always welcome!   

 

 



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Thanks For Supporting MFGS & Last Concert of Season is on Nov. 15th

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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society 

would  like to take a moment to

thank the following folks who have 

helped make this fall season successful.

 

-Thanks to Antoine Dufour and Craig D'Andrea for putting on a stunning display of guitar wizardry last Saturday night.  For those of you who missed the show you have to see them next time around. Until then check out Antoine’s ‘Existence’ and Craig’s ‘Crazy is Catching’ CDs on the Candyrat records site http://www.candyrat.com/       

 

-Thanks to Ed Gerhard and his music from the heart on our first show of the season.  There aren't many who can play the guitar so soulfully as  Ed. There is always room for Ed here  @ MFGS http://www.virtuerecords.com/

 

- Thanks to Pam Rossi of WCSX , 94.7. and her 'OverEasy' Sat am show.  Pam has always supported our society and the guitarists that we bring in by interviewing them and allowing them to play a few of their pieces on her show.  Tune in to her show to hear some great music that spans generations and genres.  http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/    

                            

-Thanks to Paul Murphy of Bluefish Music who sponsored our first Picking Party in a year or so. Paul came in on a day off  (a Sunday none the less) to open up his store for friends of MFGS to discuss amplification techniques and for members to play a few tunes.  Check out his myriad of instruments @ http://www.bluefishguitars.com/\ 

 

-Thanks to Gary Zimnicki who brought his gorgeous guitars to our show at the Players Guild of Dearborn and to a concert in February. Gary continues to create beautiful instruments ranging from mandolins and ukes to steel or classical string guitars and jazz boxes.  Gary was also the hero in February when Pino Forastiere came into town.  Pino opened his hard shell case only to find a 12 inch full thickness,  jaw dropping (literally!) crack  on the side of his guitar after flying in from Chicago. Duct tape got Pino through the concert but Gary did a spot on job, permanently repairing the crack so Pino could play his next gig.  Check out some of Gary's nice instruments  @ http://www.zimnicki.com/index.html                                         

 

-Thanks to all of you who come out to our shows and support our Society and these musicians.  Keep in mind that we can always use a little help with shows since we are all volunteers trying to keep things running smoothly.  We always appreciate your help and your suggestions for making this a better society.  

 

More information about our last show of this

fall season will be sent out soon.

  November 15th with      

 Stephen Bennett    

                       

 until then....check out  www.fingerstyle.org

 

MFGS Board of Directors 

JB Davie s - Mark Hawk s - Jeb McIntyr e - Ron Stavale - Kevin Tarnas

 





Concert & Workshop Reminder and Directions

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We are all looking forward to our concert with Antoine Dufour and Craig D'Andrea this Saturday, Oct 11th @ 7:30, (Doors open @ 6:30)

Remember that the concert and workshop will be held at the*Players Guild of Dearborn*(not in Ferndale!!)

The Guitar Workshop is from 3-5pm (same location) Michigan luthier Gary Zimnicki will be at the concert with some of his handcrafted guitars on display. 

 If you are not familiar the location of the Players guild then click on "Get Directions"  below.

Players Guild of Dearborn

21730 Madison St
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 561-8587

Get directions  

Craig & Antoine will be live on 94.7, Pam Rossi's 'Over Easy' radio show  Saturday October 11th @ 10:15 am.  Tune in and enjoy a preview of the show.   

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. For more information on the workshop or the concert,  you can go to www.fingerstyle.org 

or call 248-646-4030

 

 



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Craig D'Andrea & Antoine Dufour - October 11th - New Venue

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       The Michigan Fingerstyle

                Guitar Society

                              Presents

          Craig D'Andrea       Antoine Dufour

    

          2007        &       2006

       Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Winners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcanWkRbnwQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shV9iEwkaN0

            October 11th, 2008

        @The Players Guild of Dearborn 

          21730 Madison, Dearborn

         Show @ 7:30 (Doors Open @ 6:30)  

                                  Click on link for directions

  http://www.playersguildofdearborn.org/html/plan_your_visit/   

     *Remember,this show is not in Ferndale*       

  Craig & Antoine will be live on 94.7, Pam Rossi's 'Over Easy' radio show  Saturday October 11th @ 10:15 am       

                            "Creating new audiences for fingerstyleguitar by playing tunes with jaw-dropping chops"   Acoustic Guitar Sept 2008

    $20 Admission - $15 students & seniors

Guitar workshop 3-5 pm, Cost $40

Call 248-646-4030 for information or to reserve a space @ the workshop

You don't want to miss 2 of the most exciting fingerstyle guitarists to emerge since Don Ross & Andy McKee !!!

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3)(c) organization





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MFGS Presents on Saturday 

September 20th, 2008

Grammy Winning Guitarist

Ed Gerhard will perform at 7:30 p.m (doors open @ 6:30) at the First United Methodist Church which is located at 22331 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale-(3 blocks south of 9 mile on West side of Woodward) 

Ed Gerhard is returning to our stage for the third time!  Ed is one of those amazing guitarist who can draw so much emotion from his guitar while displaying such remarkable technical brilliance that he can drop jaws and create tears at the same time.  

 $20 Admission - $15 Seniors & Students

In addition, on Saturday afternoon Ed will be conducting a hands-on workshop from 3:00pm (sharp) - 5:00pm.  Space is limited, advanced reservation is required.  

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society presents its workshop series in a non-competitive environment and welcomes guitarists of all skill levels.   Students can register or request information by contacting the MFGS office at (248) 646-4030.  Cost is $40.

Purchase Tickets Online Here! 





Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Society

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Special Event - Mason Williams, Pino Forastiere , and John Doan
Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Hugh's Room - 8:30 p.m.

For those adventurous enthusiasts of fingerstyle guitar, our friends in Toronto have a show that can’t be beat…….that is..... unless we were sponsoring it! 

 

http://www.torontofingerstyleguitar.com/index.html

fingerstyleguitar.ca Members reserve tickets here... ($33.75 available as advance tickets only)
Non-Members - Reserve here or call (416) 531-6604 ($37.50 advance / $40.00 door)



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Newsletter - Summer 2008 Edition

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As we ramp up for our Fall 2008/Spring 2009 concert series we wanted to keep you up to date with some recent events occurring with MFGS.

First and foremost we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our outgoing board members & friends Rick Comiskey, Dan House & Dave Pierson. We are happy to hear that we will see them here for our concerts, workshops & picking parties. And we (speaking for you also) sincerely appreciated their volunteer efforts that have helped make MFGS as successful as we are today and blazed a path for our future.

JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Craig Porter & Jere Stormer will still remain on our board of directors.  Ron Stavale will assume the role as president and Kevin Tarnas will become the vice-president. This new board will continue to strive to present world class fingerstyle guitarists to you at our local venues, give you the opportunities to hone your guitar skills at the artists workshops & resume our tradition of picking parties to be held at various venues in Southeast Michigan. We also encourage you to consider volunteering your musical skills at our continuing community outreach programs.

We would like you to mark your calendars for our first two concerts upcoming this fall.  On September 20th we will be presenting Grammy Award Winner Ed Gerhard  who is returning to our stage for the third time!  Ed is one of those amazing guitarist who can draw so much emotion from his guitar while displaying such remarkable technical brilliance that he can drop jaws and create tears at the same time. Ed will sponsor a guitar workshop from 3pm-5pm the day of the show and his performance will be @ 7:30pm. 

On October 11th we present two rising stars in the world of fingerstyle guitar. From the stables of Candyrat records we are excited to announce that Craig D’Andrea & Antoine Dufour Craig and Antoine will perform solo and then some duets for us.  Craig & Antoine have toured solo and also  opened for, and played with Don Ross and Andy McKee. We feel these two amazing guitarists are following the career paths of Don & Andy and this  will be another remarkable evening of music. There will also be a workshop from 3-5pm the day of the show. 

Please stay tuned for our November concert to be announced soon and for further information on our upcoming events. We encourage you input and appreciate your support whether it be volunteering to help us at concert events or attending a concert workshop or picking party.  


 



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