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Summer Events - Fall Schedule

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Hoping that you are enjoying the start of this summer and we wanted you to know that there is still some great music to be heard in the area in the upcoming weeks. 

You can always link up with Trinity House Theatre in Livonia  www.trinityhousetheatre.org and 20 Front Street in Lake Orion http://20frontstreet.com/# to catch some really nice music.  

We would like to thank

Trevor Gordon Hall http://www.trevorgordonhall.com/,

Goran Ivanovic https://www.facebook.com/goranguitar/

Fareed Haque http://fareed.com/ 

& Pierre Bensusan http://www.pierrebensusan.com/

for coming here this Spring and performing some knock out shows at Trintiy House Theatre and 20 Front Street.  By the responses that they received we are sure they will all be back at some time in the near future. You can buy their cd's and keep up with them at their web pages. 

Here are a couple great videos shot at 20 Front Street

Trevor Gordon Hall - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-CH29RRiP4

Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzGM-T0VOlk


***UPCOMING SUMMER SHOWS/EVENTS ***

This Tuesday a Free Show online With Calum Graham and Antoine Dufour https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155415981462943&set=a.74565687942.74084.537897942&type=3&theater


Friday July 14 – Hiroya Tsukamoto and Jason DennieTrinity House Theatre @ 8:00 p.m., $15, $12 for subscribers – Purchase Advance Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2978913


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FALL 2017 DATES

Saturday September 9th - Calum Graham - 20 Front Street - 2 Shows. One of the "Great 30 Guitarists in the World Under 30"  Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Saturday September 23rd -  Acoustic Eidelon - Trinity House Theatre  Sold out show last time...save the date!

Friday November 17th - From Rome Italy, Stefano Barone @ 20 Front Street - This is not a as much of a concert as it is a musical journey

Saturday November 18th - From Rome Italy Stefano Barone @ Trinity House Theatre - This is not a as much of a concert as it is a musical journey

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THIS SUMMERS FESTIVALS/WORKSHOPS

Bliss Music Festival July 7th -9th. 

Including MFGS's own JB Davies teaching and in performance  !!!

https://blissfest.org/festival/

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Interlochen Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2017 

July 26th to July 29th

With Laurence Juber & Pat Donahue

 https://www.facebook.com/events/706682396169465/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1493768556604892

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Canadian Guitar Festival

July 28th - 30th -Kingston Ontario

Featuring

DON ROSS,  ANTOINE DUFOUR, PRESTON REED, 
THE CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO, THE MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO,
CALUM GRAHAM,  JAMIE DUPUIS,  GORAN IVONIC TRIO
ED GERHARD,  ERICK TURNBULL,  JOHN AINSWORTH
JAY CALDER,  DEL VEZEAU
AND.....the North American premiere of the new film 'ACOUSTIC UPRISING'.'

https://www.facebook.com/CanadianGuitarFestival/videos/726991434108028/

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Subscribe to Minor 7th

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music!

Catch their latest addition for May & Junel http://www.minor7th.com/

 for the review of Antoine DuFour's new music!  

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As always, Candyrat Records has a never ending supply of music and new artists and their CDs at www.candyrat.com

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Galloup Guitars - http://www.galloupguitars.com/

Bryan is sponsoring another Northwoods Guitar Seminar with some of the best folks who build and repair guitars. https://www.facebook.com/events/409974032696325/

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


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







Pierre Bensusan - Tickets available at the door - Friday May 19th - 20 Front Street

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Dear Friends of MFGS


For our last concert of the Spring 2017 Season

Tickets available at the door

Pierre Bensusan - Friday May 19th

20 Front Street - Lake Orion

Tickets are available at 20 Front Street 

http://20frontstreet.com/event/pierre-bensusan/

 $20 and show is at 7:30 & Doors at 7pm  

 We haven't hosted Pierre since 2011 so this an amazing and rare opportunity  

'Best World Music Guitar Player 2008'  Guitar Player Magazine


Here is one of our favorite of Pierre's pieces dedicated to Michael Hedges

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPJ5dosLuEQ


If you haven't been to 20 Front Street it is an amazing new venue located in a beautiful setting in downtown Lake Orion next door to some nice restaurants.  Make an evening out of it!

 Here is a video of Trevor Gordon Hall performing at the venue.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-CH29RRiP4

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Photo's from a couple of amazing guitarists, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque Duo at Trinity House Theatre, 20 Front Street and performing on Ann Delis's Essential Music Show on WDET

http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/

We will bring Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic back again for sure!




Other Live Music Opportunities


Midwest Banjo Camp (Don't let the title fool you!)

June 1st - June 4th

Olivet College, located between Lansing and Battle Creek

Pat Donahue will be teaching 7 of the 9 Fingerstyle classes there and also performing

http://midwestbanjocamp.com/pat-donohue/

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Interlochen Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2017 

July 26th to July 29th

With Laurence Juber & Pat Donahue

 https://www.facebook.com/events/706682396169465/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1493768556604892


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Bliss Music Festival July 7th -9th. 

Including MFGS's own JB Davies teaching and in performance  !!!

https://blissfest.org/festival/

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Canadian Guitar Festival

July 28th - 30th -Kingston Ontario

Featuring

DON ROSS,  ANTOINE DUFOUR, PRESTON REED, 
THE CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO, THE MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO,
CALUM GRAHAM,  JAMIE DUPUIS,  GORAN IVONIC TRIO
ED GERHARD,  ERICK TURNBULL,  JOHN AINSWORTH
JAY CALDER,  DEL VEZEAU
AND.....the North American premiere of the new film 'ACOUSTIC UPRISING'.'

https://www.facebook.com/CanadianGuitarFestival/videos/726991434108028/

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Subscribe to Minor 7th

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music!

Catch their latest addition for May & Junel http://www.minor7th.com/

 for the review of Antoine DuFour's new music!  

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As always, Candyrat Records has a never ending supply of music and new artists and their CDs at www.candyrat.com

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Galloup Guitars - http://www.galloupguitars.com/

Bryan is sponsoring another Northwoods Guitar Seminar with some of the best folks who build and repair guitars. https://www.facebook.com/events/409974032696325/

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


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






Concert Information  Gig Announcement  Instruction  Luthiers  Recommended Performances  

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Weekend Concerts - Friday April 28th & Sat Apr. 29th.

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Come on out this weekend and see some amazing music. 

 Tickets available at the door.

world class guitarists

Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque

Friday April 28th at Trinity House Theatre

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Tickets are $20

Doors 7:30 and Show at 8pm

Chance to win a couple of Candyrat CDs or a couple bags of Detroit Bold Coffee. 

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Saturday April 29th at 20 Front Street

a great new venue in Lake Orion

Located at (you guessed it)

20 Front Street

Tickets $20

Tickets available at the door.

Doors at 7pm and show at 7:30

http://20frontstreet.com/event/goran-ivanovic-fareed-haque/



Don't forget they will be on Ann Delisi's program

Saturday April 29th at 1:30 pm

http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/

You can pick up the show online/computer or on the radio. 


thanks so much  for your support of live music !!!!


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


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





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Tickets Available at the door and some freebies.

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Dear Friends of MFGS 

Just reminding you to shut off Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime this weekend and come out to enjoy some amazing live music from a couple of  world class musicians. 

 Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque Duo
“This show was incredible. The variation in sound over the course of the show was staggering.”Chicago Jam Scene

Friday April 28th

@ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

 Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm 

Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door


This is our last concert of the Spring Season at Trinity House Theatre 
We will have a couple of Candyrat Record CDs www.candyrat.com
 and Detroit Bold Coffee http://www.detroitboldcoffee.com/shop/
 has donated a couple of bags of whole bean coffee to give away! 

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Saturday April 29th

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

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


Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door


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Save the Date

One Night Only

Pierre Bensusan - May 19th @ 20 Front Street.

www.fingerstyle.org

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Is your guitar not feeling well?  

Paul Murphy who formerly owned Bluefish Music in Plymouth is still repairing guitars and giving lessons.   Paul does the sound for MFGS at Trinity House Theatre and he can be reached at

 734-646-7878

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Minor 7th writes up some great reviews of the music you love and they even have CDs!

Catch their latest addition for March & April http://www.minor7th.com/ You can win some free CDs also! Maybe even Ralph Towner’s new release ?

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As always, Candyrat Records has a never ending supply of music and new artists and their CDs at www.candyrat.com

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Galloup Guitars - http://www.galloupguitars.com/

Bryan is sponsoring another Northwoods Guitar Seminar with some of the best folks who build and repair guitars. https://www.facebook.com/events/409974032696325/

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14 th Annual Canadian Guitar Festival – Where the best in the world come to play.

July 28 th , 29 th , & 30 th ,

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

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Interlochen Summer Fingerstyle Workshop

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017

  with Laurence Juber and Pat Donohue

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


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Grammy Award winning Sound Engineer Corin Nelson is now in Michigan and showed up at Trevor Gordon Hall’s concert.    You can   find him at www.corinnelsen.com

  Corin has worked with many greats and won a Grammy by engineering Will Ackerman’s album ‘Returning’.

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& MFGS's Own JB Davies now has a web page to showcase his art and musicianship  http://www.jbdavies.com/ 

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


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













Fareed Haque - Goran Ivanovic on WDET - Concert Update

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Dear Friends of MFGS!

Hoping you'll take some time and come out and see the amazing Fareed Haque/Goran Ivanovic Duo  performing on 


Friday April 28th at Trinity House Theatre at 38860 West Six Mile Road in Livonia.  www.trinityhousetheatre.org,   734-464-6302

doors are at 7:30 and show is at 8pm

Tickets are $20 and  will be available at the door.  Although you could ensure a seat by going to www.fingerstyle.org.

or

Sat April 29th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. 

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

http://20frontstreet.com/event/goran-ivanovic-fareed-haque/

Doors at 7pm and Show at 7:30

Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door.  Although you could ensure a seat by going to www.fingerstyle.org.

Some of the exciting news is that Goran and Fareed  have been invited to perform and be interviewed by WDET's Ann Delisi on her Essential Music program Saturday April 29th at 1:30 pm  http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/.  Of course we all know that Ann is a great supporter of music and the arts in Michigan and Fareed and Goran are geeked to have the opportunity to perform on WDET. 

MFGS is a non profit society and our mission is to promote Fingerstyle or contemporary acoustic guitar music  and the performers who come to play through concerts and occasional guitar workshops.  Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic  are world class musicians and we are lucky to book them together here in Southeast Michigan.  This is the duo's first Detroit area appearance.

Goran Ivanovic has taught as a guest artist at Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, Cornell University, University of Michigan,Depaul University,Truman University,Minnesota State University,Northern Illinois University and has appeared at prestigious events such as Chicago World Music Festival, NY Guitar Festival,NY Jazz Festival,Wall To Wall Guitar Festival,Canadian Guitar Festival,Calcutta Classical Guitar Festival in India as well as legendary Jazz clubs The Blues Alley,Firefly Club,Joe's Pub and Chris Jazz Cafe and the Green Mill.


Guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque enjoys a career that spans the spectrum of musical styles. Moving easily between jazz and classical guitar, Fareed's versatility has created a demand for him with prominent jazz, rock, and classical artists including Sting, Dizzy Gillespie, Paquito D'Rivera, Dave Holland, Joe Henderson,  Cassandra Wilson, , Arturo Sandoval, Medeski, Martin and Wood, , Ramsey Lewis, Nigel Kennedy, Edgar Meyer, Bob James, David Sanborn, Frank Vignola, and many symphony orchestras.

“This show was incredible. The variation in sound over the course of the show was staggering.”Chicago Jam Scene


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

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








Goran Ivanovic & Fareen Haque Duo - April 28th, 29th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

MFGS is honored to present for the first time in the Detroit area

 The Fareed Haque / Goran Ivanovic Duo! 

They will be performing 2 shows on

Friday April 28th at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

38840 W 6 Mile Rd - Phone: (734) 464-6302 - www.trinityhousetheatre.org

&

 Saturday  April 29th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion.

20 Front Street in Lake Orion  -248-783-7105 -  http://20frontstreet.com/


Tickets can be purchased at www.fingerstyle.org !

These  2 virtuoso guitarists performing together is something you don't want to miss. This music will be all over the world!

Fareed Haque was voted 'Best World Guitarist' by Guitar Player Magazine in 2009 and his release 'Flat Planet' was twice #1 on the World Jazz Radio Charts. 

“This show was incredible. The variation in sound over the course of the show was staggering.”Chicago Jam Scene



Goran Ivanovic is a master of the nylon stringed guitar having studied with Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch. While he was studying with these masters at the Mozarteum in Salzburg Austria Elliot Fisk and , his parents were expelled from Croatia and were granted political asylum in the United States. 

"Serbian-American guitarist Ivanovic plays unabashedly beautiful music that is as captivatingly melodic and cinematic as it is technically and compositionally sophisticated " -  Guitar Player Magazine


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Thanks to Trevor Gordon Hall, for several amazing performances at Trinity House Theatre and 20 Front Street. Also thanks to special guest and founder of MFGS,  JB Davies,  who was filmed prior to the performance. 

You can catch JB's music and art at his new web page http://www.jbdavies.com/videos.html


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Save the Date - Friday May 19th, One Show Only

 

Pierre Bensusan @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion 


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Is your guitar not feeling well? 

Paul Murphy who formerly owned Bluefish Music in Plymouth is still repairing guitars and giving lessons.  Paul does the sound for MFGS at Trinity House Theatre and he can be reached at 734-646-7878

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Minor 7th writes up some great reviews of the music you love and they even have CDs!

Catch their latest addition for March & April http://www.minor7th.com/ You can win some free CDs also! Maybe even Ralph Towner’s new release?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As always, Candyrat Records has a never ending supply of music and new artists and their CDs at www.candyrat.com

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Galloup Guitars - http://www.galloupguitars.com/

Bryan is sponsoring another Northwoods Guitar Seminar with some of the best folks who build and repair guitars. https://www.facebook.com/events/409974032696325/

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14th Annual Canadian Guitar Festival – Where the best in the world come to play.

July 28th, 29th, & 30th,

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

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Interlochen Summer Fingerstyle Workshop

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017

 with Laurence Juber and Pat Donohue

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


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Grammy Award winning Sound Engineer Corin Nelson is now in Michigan and showed up at Trevor Gordon Hall’s concert.   You can  find him at www.corinnelsen.com

 Corin has worked with many greats and won a Grammy by engineering Will Ackerman’s album ‘Returning’.

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


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








20 Front Street - Lake Orion - Trevor Gordon Hall - 2 shows

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Last night you missed a great show at Trinity House Theatre

with Trevor Gordon Hall.  

Trevor has 2 shows today, March 25th

at a great new venue

20 Front Street in Lake Orion. 

3pm & 7:30 pm

with Special Guest at 7:30 show -

MFGS Founder and Guitarist JB Davies

 248-783-7105

http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall/


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

promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001


Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

 

email:   www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

or just join up with us on  Facebook   !

 

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







Error on Date - Show at Trinity House is tonight, March 24th

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Sorry for an error in the last message. 

As mentioned in all of the prior emails except yesterday;

The concert at Trinity House Theatre with Trevor Gordon Hall is tonight Friday March 24th @ 8pm

$20 tickets available at the door and

Trinity House Theatre is at

38840 West Six Mile Road

Livonia

(734) 464-6302


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

promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001


Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

 

email:   www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

or just join up with us on  Facebook   !

 

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







Come out and celebrate Spring 2017 with some great live music!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just a reminder that there will be tickets available at the door 
tomorrow night, March 23rd,  to see
Trevor Gordon Hall at Trinity House Theatre 
38840 West Six Mile Rd.  Just west of I-275 in Livonia
(734) 464-6302
Grab a friend and come out and celebrate spring and live music
 with this great guitarist. 

Here is a video of Trevor 7 years ago when he was already really good! 

At the Canadian Fingerstyle Competition http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/ 
 no speaking on stage, judges are away from the stage and blinded from seeing who the musicians are!


 


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


Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

 

email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

or just join up with us on Facebook !

 

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





Tickets for This Friday, March 24th Available at the Door. Save the Date!

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Tickets for Trevor Gordon Hall's concert at Trinity House Theatre on Friday March 23rd will be available at the door. 

Trinity House Theatre is located at 38840 West Six Mile Road in Livonia

tickets are $20 at the door,  Show at 8, doors at 7:30

This Friday night come out and support a great artists and the venues that allow these artists to perform.  We can only continue to do this with your support!

"...Young, talented, daring...helping to transform the way the instrument is being played around the world..."    Acoustic Guitar Magazine 2014. Selected as Part of Top 30 Guitarists under 30......in the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo9kGHYn_bI


Trevor is also performing 2 shows Saturday March 25th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion with special guest JB Davies.

  http://20frontstreet.com/



Support our Friends


Minor 7th has CDs and some great reviews in their latest addition for January http://www.minor7th.com/


As always, Candyrat Records has a never ending supply of music and new artists and their CDs at www.candyrat.com


Bryan Galloup @ Galloup Guitars - http://www.galloupguitars.com/


Canadian Guitar Festival

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/


Interlochen Summer Fingerstyle Workshop

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


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

 

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












Trevor Gordon Hall - Added Shows

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Trevor Gordon Hall will be performing in Michigan starting on March 23rd. 

Here is what some folks are saying about him

“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

" ..Trevor is very skilled ....his compositions are beautiful, atmospheric, open and heartfelt...I admire him very much"      -Tommy Emmanuel  


Thursday March 23rd - Big Rapids - St. Andrews Episcopal Church   

       323 South State Street.  For ticket info call Galloup Guitars at 231-796-5611


Friday March 24th - Livonia - Trinity House Theatre , 38840 West 6 Mile, just west of I-275.  Doors at 7:30- Show is at 8pm.  Tickets are $20 and available online at www.fingerstyle.org


Saturday March 25th - Lake Orion @ 20 Front Street. 

Two Shows , added show at 3pm and second show at 7:30pm with special guest JB Davies .   Tickets available at http://20frontstreet.com/


Sunday March 26th - Detroit- House Concert -  SOLD OUT!


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Upcoming Shows

Goran Ivanovic - Fareed Haque Duo 

Friday April 28th @ Trinity House Theatre

Tickets available @ www.fingerstyle.org

click on 'Buy Tickets Now'


Saturday April 29th @ 20 Front Street

tickets for this show on sale soon at http://20frontstreet.com/

Fareed Haque's background is classical and jazz along with contemporary with world flavors.  Your ears will be in for a treat just as audiences around the world have heard Fareed perform while touring with Sting to being named     'Best World Guitarist'  in 2009 by Guitar Player Magazine !

Goran Ivanovic is a nylon-stringed guitar virtuoso. Goran studied with Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch at Mozareum University in Salzburg Austria and now hails from Chicago.  His nylon string sound flows so well with his Eastern European influences.  Goran has taught music at Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, Cornell and other major universities as a guest artist.    



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MFGS & 20 Front Street
present

Pierre Bensusan

Friday May 19th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion
Tickets are $20 and will be available soon at 20 Front Street. 


Support our Friends


Minor 7th has CDs and some great reviews in their latest addition for January http://www.minor7th.com/


As always, Candyrat Records has a never ending supply of music and new artists and their CDs at www.candyrat.com


Bryan Galloup @ Galloup Guitars - http://www.galloupguitars.com/



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

 

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







Trevor Gordon Hall - March 23rd, 24th and 25th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We would like to invite you to start out our 2017 Spring Season with Trevor Gordon Hall.

In 2014 Acoustic Guitar Magazine rated Trevor as one of the top 30 guitarist under 30 in the world! Trevor hails from Philadelphia and has performed all over the world. His concerts from Carnegie Hall to his performances at the California and Canadian Guitar Festivals Trevor certainly has created quite a following amongst fans and world class musicians. His music ranges from melodic to edgy and he is on a mission to ride the fine line of being accessible yet adventurous.  He simultaneously and flawlessly incorporates a large Kalimba or thumb piano on the lower bout of his guitar creating an instrumental sound you won't hear anywhere else.  We are lucky to have Trevor for 3 shows in Michigan


Thursday March 23rd

courtesy of Galloup Guitars in Big Rapids. 

 Concert will be at St Andrews Church at 323 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307.  Call Galloup Guitars for more information (800) 278-0089

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      Friday March 24th

at Trinity House Theatre @ 8pm (doors 7:30)

Tickets $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members

    38840 West Six Mile (just west of I-275) in Livonia

Tickets now available for this show only available

on www.fingerstyle.org until day of show.

www.trinityhousetheatre.org   734-464-6302

Saturday March 25th

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

Tickets  $15 available at 20 Front Street  www.20frontstreet.com

Doors at 7pm - Show at 7:30           248-390-3685

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo9kGHYn_bI&list=PL1A4A97AF953D8956&index=2

"....Creative imagination resides, as well as flourishes, in certain artists and it certainly does so in Trevor Gordon Hall.  Ingenuity is something that always causes surprise and this gentleman's abilities are totally  exceptional "                                       Jazz guitar legend Pat Martino

"...Trevor takes acoustic solo guitar to a new level. I'm listening to his new album 'Mind Heart Fingers' right now! Wow! Beautiful. Astonishing. Inspiring .  .....Well done Trevor!"                       Paul Richards - California Guitar Trio


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Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque

April 28th & 29th 2017

Performing at Trinity House Theatre & 20 Front Street

Tickets on sale soon!!

Both Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic are amazing virtuoso guitarists in their own right.

Fareed Haque's background is classical and jazz along with contemporary with world flavors.  Your ears will be in for a treat just as audiences around the world have heard Fareed perform while touring with Sting to being named 'Best World Guitarist'  in 2009 by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice Award!

Goran Ivanovic is a nylon-stringed guitar virtuoso. Goran studied with Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch at Mozareum University in Salzburg Austria and now hails from Chicago.  His nylon string sound flows so well with his Eastern European influences.  Goran has taught at Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, Cornell and other major universities as a guest artist.   

This will be an amazing blend of sounds from all over the world almost creating their own genre. Also.........Fareed is awaiting a brand new jazz guitar being created by Bryan Galloup and Sam Guidry at Michigan's own Galloup Guitar School of Lutherie in Big Rapids Michigan http://www.galloupguitars.com/ . Anxious to see this baby!!


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Pierre Bensusan

Friday May 19th 2017

20 Front Street, Lake Orion

Info coming soon!


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OTHER AREA PERFORMANCES


Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Benefit Concert for St. Andrews at the Ark in Ann Arbor

http://breakfastatstandrews.org/annual-benefit-concert-set-for-february-18-at-the-ark/

Feeding the hungry since 1982

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Tuesday February 21st  - Al  Di Meola - Royal Oak Music Theater
                  

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Wednesday March 1st  - California Guitar Trio

at the Ark in Ann Arbor

http://www.theark.org/shows-events/2017/mar/01/california-guitar-trio


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Wednesday March 22nd

If you're down Ohio way....or want to take a little spring drive

Don't miss Ian Ethan Case

 at the International Center for Creativity

in Powell (Columbus) Ohio

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-at-the-icc-18-string-guitarist-ian-ethan-case-tickets-31513179769?err=51&nopas=1


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Don't forget this summer - Save These Dates

Canadian Guitar Festival 2017
 The 14th Year

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Michigan's own
 Interlochen Fingerstyle Workshop

featuring Laurence Juber!




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And never forget our good friends

Minor 7th has CDs and always has great reviews.....get their latest edition and sign up for their newsletter at  http://www.minor7th.com/


As always, Candyrat Records has a never ending supply of music and new artists and their CDs at www.candyrat.com


And Michigan's own Galloup Guitars

http://www.galloupguitars.com/

Galloup Guitars is a full service guitar facility dedicated to preserving fine stringed instruments, training craftsman for the future of our trade, and building one of the finest lines of hand-crafted guitars

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2017 Schedule for MFGS - Support Live Music

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Dear Friends 

2017 is upon us so a belated Happy New Year is due all.  We'd like you to check out some of the shows we are sponsoring and even the ones we aren't!  In 2016 a new venue in Lake Orion called 20 Front Street opened up. It is a gorgeous venue put together by the efforts Allan Goetz and friends of Lake Orion.  Tony McManus performed there in November 2016 to a Sold Out House and just loved the venue and now they have a café/coffee/ice cream lounge added on.  

http://lakeorionreview.com/future-venue-hopes-to-attract-local-national-talent/

MFGS will be promoting concerts at both 20 Front Street and with our good friends at the non for profit, Trinity House Theatre in Livonia www.trinityhousetheatre.org  . 

Let us know of other events and we'd be glad to post them

We'd even consider coming back to Ferndale and do a few there if we thought we could get enough folks to come out and support a show there. 

So let's start out in order.


Thursday January 19th at 20 Front Street a singer songwriter fingerstylist, Daniel Champange, who has a bit of Jon Gomm flair.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d_unCtXtCw&feature=youtu.be

Tickets avail here http://20frontstreet.com/event/daniel-champagne/

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Saturday January 21st, JB Davies and Dan House in Petoskey.  For those of you up Petoskey way, a couple of MFGS Guys will be putting on a great show at Red Sky Stage.  MFGS founder JB Davies will perform on six string and harp guitar while Dan House will perform on six string and he might bring out some of the other many instruments he performs with.


Tickets:  $10 in advance at the Northern Michigan Artists Market,

(231) 487-0000. Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $15.00, students $8, Kids 12 and under  $5

http://www.redskystage.com/event-schedule-4/#sect-77


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Benefit Concert for St. Andrews at the Ark in Ann Arbor

http://breakfastatstandrews.org/annual-benefit-concert-set-for-february-18-at-the-ark/

Feeding the hungry since 1982


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Our friends at Michigan Classical Guitar Society have some gatherings coming up. They are a welcoming bunch so stop by

Upcoming Local Classical Guitar Events and Related Concerts

CGSM monthly meetings of the 2016-7 season, at the Plymouth Public Library

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2 pm;
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2 pm;
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2 pm;
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2 pm: CGSM member concert and get-together by one of their meetings/performances.

Sharon Isbin with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, April 6, 7 & 9, 2017
Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit

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MFGS is honored to present
Trevor Gordon Hall
Fresh from his Carnegie Hall Performance and his California Guitar Festival appearance.

"...Young, talented, daring...helping to transform the way the instrument is being played around the world..."

Acoustic Guitar Magazine

(Selected as Part one of the Top 30 Guitarists under 30)



Friday March 24th at Trinity House Theatre
Tickets avail at www.fingerstyle.org

Saturday March 25th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion
Tickets available soon - http://20frontstreet.com/



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MFGS is honored to present for the first time

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque
Friday April 28th at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia
and
Saturday April 29th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion
Tickets on sale soon!

Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance features the unrivalled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations.

Their music is carefully balanced between blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty.

 

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque recorded two CDs together - Macedonian Blues and 7 Boats -  to great critical acclaim, even getting the nod as top best acoustic guitar albums 2004 from acoustic guitar magazine. Both have both been so busy that they have not been able to play again together for years.

 

This April 28 and 29 Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque Guitar duo will be reunited in a long overdue concert as part of Michigan Fingerstyle Society Concert Series.

 

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MFGS & 20 Front Street
present
Pierre Bensusan
Friday May 19th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion
Tickets are $20 and will be available soon at their site.

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Don't forget this summer - Save These Dates

Canadian Guitar Festival 2017 - The 14th Year

Interlochen Michigan's Fingerstyle Workshop http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar

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Other Concerts in the area

Al  Di Meola

                          Royal Oak Music Theatre - Feb 21, 2017 7:00PM
 

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California Guitar Trio

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

at the Ark in Ann Arbor

http://www.theark.org/shows-events/2017/mar/01/california-guitar-trio


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Jesse Cook at the Royal Oak Theatre

Saturday May 13

http://www.royaloakmusictheatre.com/events/detail/326602

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Minor 7th has CDs and some great reviews in their latest addition for January http://www.minor7th.com/


As always, Candyrat Records has a never ending supply of music and new artists and their CDs at www.candyrat.com


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New Concert this week - Spring Season 2017 Shaping Up

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Well we all know that winter is here now but in our title we mentioned Spring 2017.  We will be mentioning our 2017 headliners but first we want you to know about a special concert this week. 

This Friday December 16th the 2015 Walnut Valley International Guitar Competition Winner David Youngman will be performing a Christmas show at Trinity House Theatre. 

Trinity House Theatre is located in Livonia at 38840 Six Mile Rd. Just west of I-275.  

Tickets are $15 and there is a discount if you are a

Trinity House Theatre member.

734-464-6302

David has won several other awards in major competitions and he is a local guy living in Hillsdale. Here is more information.

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/david-youngman-december-16/

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We also have some exciting non fingerstyle news for 2017.  

AJ's Café in Ferndale won the record for the longest continuous music concert 5 years ago a nd was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the 3rd time.  The concert lasted 360 hours!  Alas, Las Vegas (of all places)  claimed the title a couple years back. 

The Café has since closed but AJ, now of Detroit Bold Coffee fame, and his crew are gearing up to take the title back.  The concert will occur in a heated enclosed shed at Eastern Market from March 10th 2017 until March 27th. 

 AJ will need 400 hrs of continuous music so YES he is looking for performers to participate and be part of this world record performance. http://www.detroitboldcoffee.com/concert/

It actually is a blast to participate as several fingerstylists performed at the prior concerts, most notably MFGS founder JB Davies.   You can be with a band or solo and perform any genre.   So grab a friend, make a band but most of all make plans to attend and to perform. Pass the word around and contact Scott http://www.detroitboldcoffee.com/artist-signup/


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For those of you who missed Tony McManus here is a video shot at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion.  Great guy, great performance and lots of laughter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1sVLRgg66Y&feature=share


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MFGS is working with 20 Front Street and Trinity House Theatre to bring you some of the finest music around.  Here is something to look forward to in 2017

Trevor Gordon Hall

 March 24th 2017 at Trinity House Theatre & March 25th at 20 Front Street

www.trinityhousetheatre.com

http://20frontstreet.com/


Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque

April 28th 2017 at Trinity House Theatre & April 29th at 20 Front Street


Pierre Bensusan

May 19th 2017 @ 20 Front Street


Thinking of buying some CDs for Christmas? 

Minor 7th has CDs and some great reviews in their latest addition for January http://www.minor7th.com/

As always, Candyrat Records has a never ending supply of music and new artists and their CDs at www.candyrat.com


MFGS wishes you a Happy Holiday Season! 

Stay warm and stay tuned!


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Tickets Available at the Door for Tony McManus

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Dear Friends of MFGS,

Tickets for Tony McManus Saturday November 12th at Trinity House Theatre will be available at the door.  

$20 general admission.  This is the last show of the year!  Come out and support these great venues that bring such great music to us.  

Take a listen to this gorgeous piece and come out to see one of the greats on guitar.  He probably won't be back this way for 3 or 4 more years!      





Trinity House Theatre -  www.trinityhousetheatre.org

 

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Tony McManus - Saturday Nov 12th - Last Concert of the Season

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Tony McManus will be performing at Trinity House Theatre this coming Saturday November 12th.  This is the last show for us in 2016 and an opportunity to see one of the elite guitarists in the world and according to the late British guitarist John Renbourn (and all of us at MFGS) 

 "Tony McManus is the best Celtic Guitarist in the world!"

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12TH -TRINITY HOUSE THEATRE 

38840 W 6Mile Rd. - Livonia Michigan

Tickets recommended to by ahead of time due to limited seating at Trinity House. Go to www.fingerstyle.org for Tickets

Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members 734-464-6302

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNDAIuJvf5U

Take a minute to see to see Tony perform a couple of years ago at Hughes Room in Toronto. He is a great story teller and a truly funny guy. 

 We only have the opportunity to have these guys come through every 3 or 4 years so don't miss this chance to see Tony. 


Tony will also be performing Friday November 11th at the new venue up in Lake Orion .

20 Front Street presents Tony McManus 

Check their site for the latest information - https://www.facebook.com/20frontstreet/


Wanted to thank Pino Forastiere for his wizardry on the guitar and his magical performance at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Photo courtesy of DJK

DIA soundcheck by DJK

Pino Forastiere Performance - by DJK

Thanks to Rudy Lauerman and the folks at DIA

Stay tuned at the DIA for some more great music and art events

http://www.dia.org/calendar/friday-nights.aspx


 Also this past week Pino performed at the Detroit Institute of Music Education - DIME. They have an amazing group of students and Pino performed 4 pieces and answered some great questions. 

Thanks DIME!  http://www.dime-detroit.com/

Support the folks who help bring this music to you!


Great Reviews of new CDs in Minor 7th's latest webzine.  Purchases through Minor 7th help defray the cost of this great (and free to you) webzine!

http://www.minor7th.com/

 

Check out our friends at  Candyrat records

  www.candyratrecords.com   There are a lot of new artists popping up at Candyrat  click on them to see what's new.   

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Web site -    www.fingerstyle.org                    

email:    www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com      

                             or just join up with us on Facebook      

      https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/?fref=ts      



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Friday Night Live DIA Free Concert - Pino Forastiere

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Dear friends of MFGS


For those of you who have not had the opportunity to see guitarist/composer Pino Forastiere while he was in Michigan here is your last chance.  Pino has been asked to perform at the Detroit Institute of Arts for their Friday Night Live series and will there this Friday November 4th.  http://www.dia.org/calendar/friday-night.aspx?id=5980&iid=

This is a free event for those in the tri-county area
there are tours of the museum starting at 6pm. 

 Music is at 7pm and at 8:30 in the stunningly gorgeous
Diego Rivera Court!



Also remember the amazing Tony McManus will be performing on Saturday November 12th.  It is highly recommended to get tickets online since Trinity House Theatre has limited seating. 

Just play this 13 minutes of youtube to hear and see when you come to Trinity House on Saturday November 12th!  Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm!


 Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members and can be purchased at www.fingerstyle.org


Support the folks who help bring this music to you!


Great Reviews of new CDs in Minor 7th's latest webzine.  Purchases through Minor 7th help defray the cost of this great (and free to you) webzine!

http://www.minor7th.com/

 

Check out our friends at  Candyrat records

  www.candyratrecords.com   There are a lot of new artists popping up at Candyrat  click on them to see what's new.   

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Trinity House Theatre  -  www.trinityhousetheatre.org


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

   

Web site -    www.fingerstyle.org                    

email:    www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com      

                             or just join up with us on Facebook      

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Saturday Oct 29th in Ferndale - Pino Forastiere - other events

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just a reminder that tickets will be available at the door for Pino Forastiere at the First United Methodist Church in Ferndale on Saturday October 29th.
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First United Methodist Church is located at 22331 Woodward Ave just south of 9 mile road, parking is free and right next door.

  Tickets are $20 cash or check. Doors are at 7:30, show at 8pm

***  Special Guest, Detroit area guitarist Yeman Al-Rawi***
 Refreshments available 

For questions call 248-953-6223 (leave message). 

Pino has been enjoying the fall colors with great concerts in Wisconsin and several Michigan venues.   Special thanks to Brian Galloup of Galloup Guitars who hosted Pino in Big Rapids www.galloupguitars.com/

Also thanks to Bret Hoag who teaches at Oakland University who had Pino come in and talk with his class and play a few tunes on Tuesday October 25th.  Bret has beginning guitar for non majors coming up soon.  email hoag2@oakland.edu for information.  

There are a couple of events at Oakland University coming up soon.  The AronBerkner Duo will perform Tuesday Nov. 1st at Varner Recital Hall at Oakland starting at 7:30 pm and there is a Guitar Studio Recital coming up at Varner Recital Hall on Tuesday November 15th at 7:30.  These are free events so go to www.Oakland.edu/MTD for more information.

Tickets are going well for Tony McManus on Saturday November 12th at Trinity House Theatre.  Tony is an amazing guitarist and performer and we only get to host him every 3 or 4 years.   Tickets are $20 and available at www.fingerstyle.org


All of the monies for the postponed Calum Graham concert earlier in the month should have been returned and we just received a box of CDs from Calum and will mail them out to those who bought tickets ahead of time at our own cost.  Hope to get him back soon.   


Ian Ethan Case performed for MFGS in May 2016.  He is travelling through Michigan again so if you are around one of these venues check out his amazing guitar wizardry

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Gravel Bottom Brewery

7pm - 9pm
418 Ada Drive
Ada, MI

DUO feat. Jharis Yokley (drums).

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Hillsdale College
8pm
Hillsdale, MI

Also performing: 2015 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion David Youngman!
MASTERCLASS at 4pm, concert at 8pm.

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

8pm (7:30pm doors)
Jackson, MI
Price: $15 advance / $18 at the door

Also performing: 2015 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion David Youngman!
TICKETS:
http://www.jacksonsymphony.org/event/david-youngman-at-the-wax-on-november-5-2016/


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Our friends at the Classical Guitar Society of Michigan will be hosting the 2015 winner of the Guitar Foundation of America's international competition. French guitarist Thibault Garcia

Masterclass Saturday October 29th.

Performance Sunday October 30th

https://sites.google.com/site/guitarmichigan/cgsm-events-calendar

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AJ Oneil of AJ's Café & Detroit Bold Coffee fame and past Guinness Book  record holder of the longest live concert event lasting 362 hours is planning something special this coming Spring 2017 so practice up and wait for some exciting news.

http://www.dailytribune.com/article/DT/20110404/NEWS/304049993

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New Venue in Lake Orion Coming Soon!!!

20 Front Street

will be opening soon ....stay tuned for info on Tony McManus performanceon November 11th.    https://www.facebook.com/20frontstreet/


Support the folks who help bring this music to you!


Great Reviews of new CDs in Minor 7th's latest webzine.  Purchases through Minor 7th help defray the cost of this great (and free to you) webzine!

http://www.minor7th.com/

 

Check out our friends at  Candyrat records

  www.candyratrecords.com   There are a lot of new artists popping up at Candyrat  click on them to see what's new.   

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Trinity House Theatre  -  www.trinityhousetheatre.org


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Web site -    www.fingerstyle.org                    

email:    www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com      

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Pino Forastiere Oct. 29th in Ferndale

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Dear friends of MFGS,

Saturday Evening October 29th MFGS will be hosting a brilliant guitarist and composer (and one of our favorites), Pino Forasitere in Ferndale at the First United Methodist Church at 22331 Woodward Ave.

Tickets are $20, cash or check. Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm.  Refreshments available.

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

The First United Church  is on Woodward just south of 9 Mile Rd.  You can buy tickets ahead of time at www.fingerstyle.org although the church seats several hundred people so tickets will assuredly be available at the door.

Opening for Pino will be one of the up and coming fingerstyle guitarist from Southeast Michigan,  Yeman Al-Rawi!  Yeman has opened for Calum Graham and Michael Chapdelaine and we are happy to have him at this show.  MFGS has known Yeman for 6 or 7 years now it is exciting to see his development as a musician and composer.  Here is one of Yeman's covers of a song written by Andrea Valeri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXr4vriAZiU

Pino is currently in touring in Wisconsin and will return to Michigan for concerts this coming

 Saturday October 22nd in Manistee at the Music House http://www.minor7th.com/PinoManistee.html and then

Sunday October 23rd in Petoskey at Red Sky Stagehttp://www.redskystage.com/event-schedule-4/#sect-74

http://www.petoskeynews.com/featured-pnr/internationally-known-italian-guitarist-coming-to-red-sky-stage/article_a3293b12-ccb1-555a-8d5c-eda305007274.html


MFGS's own JB Davies will be opening for Pino in Petoskey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzOhwfVu-iw

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For all of you guitar enthusiasts out there Pino Forastiere will be hosting a guitar workshop at Oakland University on Tuesday October 25th and this is a free event. You may bring your guitar but this will mostly be a discussion format.  It will be at the Dept of Music at Varner Hall.  Here is a Map and look for the sign in the hall for directions to the room https://www.google.com/maps/place/Department+of+Music+Theatre/@42.671592,-83.2127853,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x4aeef34e4388ef30!8m2!3d42.671592!4d-83.2127853

Please try to get there a little early so we can start on time!  

For questions call 248-953-6223 and leave a message if no answer.  


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Former MFGS Board (but not bored) member Dan House will be performing locally at Unity of Lake Orion this Friday October 21st with Bluesman Leonardo.

The venue is on 3070 S. Baldwin Rd in Lake Orion .  Call 248-391-9211 for info. here is a link to the show which includes a map. https://www.facebook.com/events/1823503351253441/

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Our friends at the Classical Guitar Society of Michigan will be hosting the 2015 winner of the Guitar Foundation of America's international competition. French guitarist Thibault Garcia

Masterclass Saturday October 29th.

Performance Sunday October 30th

https://sites.google.com/site/guitarmichigan/cgsm-events-calendar

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And Finally- The amazing guitarist Tony McManus will be in town on

Friday  November 11th in Lake Orion at 20 Front Street

 and Saturday November 12th at Trinity House Theatre.


For info on the concert at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion please stay tuned to their facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=20%20front%20street

On Saturday November 12th Tony will be at Trinity House Theatre

38840 6 Mile Rd Livonia, Michigan 48152

Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members

Show at 8pm, doors at 7:30. 

 It is recommended to buy tickets ahead of time due to the limited seating at Trinity House Theatre.  tickets are available at www.fingerstyle.org

Again thanks to the support of Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Minor 7th www.minor7th.com

and Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com 


                                                   


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Pino Forastiere & Tony McManus

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Dear Friends of MFGS 

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a couple of  internationally renowned guitarists here in Michigan! 

One who trained classically at a conservatory for classical music and then transformed himself to steel stringed instruments after hearing the iconic American guitarist composer Michael Hedges.  Hmmmmm.....who would that be?

Who else but Pino Forastiere!  He will be performing in Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin this month and you can see him at our old haunts in Ferndale Michigan on 
Saturday October 29th
First United Methodist Church 
22331 Woodward Ave. Ferndale Michigan
Doors at 7:30 / Show at 8pm. 
Tickets are $20
and can be bought online at www.fingerstyle.org  but remember the First United Church seats 400 so tickets will be available at the door 

"This Music is from a genius who will make you excited about music all over again!"  -  Minor 7th

"Each composition is a unique journey of impeccable technique and melodic invention. Pino Forastiere is a scientist, but a scientist with a soul"  -                    Echoes.org 

Pino Forastiere will be performing at these following locations in the Midwest so let your guitar loving friends know.  

AUTUMN LEAVES TOUR -  October 2016

Wed, 12 – Big Rapids (MI), Galloup Guitars, sponsored event open free to the public.     http://www.galloupguitars.com/

Thu, 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – Fountain Street Church -  International Guitar Series -  http://www.grcc.edu/music/internationalguitarseries/pinoforastiere

Sat, 15 – Milwaukee, WI - UWM, Peck School of the Arts   - http://psoacal.uwm.edu/event/pino-forastiere-concert-2/

Fri, 21 – Madison, WI - Arts & Literature Lab -  https://www.facebook.com/ArtLitLab/

Sat, 22 – Manistee, MI – Music House -  http://manisteemusichouse.com/

Sun, 23 - Petoskey, MI - Red Sky Stage -  http://www.redskystage.com/

Tue, 25 - Rochester, MI - Oakland University, Department of Music

Fri, 28 - Powell (Columbus), OH - International Center for Creativity -  http://iccreativity.com/about-the-icc/

Sat, 29 - Ferndale, MI - Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society  http://www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/52256

Sun 30 – Detroit (MI) – Private House Concert


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The other guitarist we are waiting on was born in Scotland and he was bestowed the title of  "The best Celtic guitarist in the world" by the renowned English guitarist John Renbourn. 
No other than 
Tony McManus

  
Tony McManus will be performing @ Trinity House Theatre on Saturday   November 12th.
Trinity House is located at 38840 W 6 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
tickets are $20 and available at www.fingerstyle.org

Trinity House Theatre has limited seating and Tony sold out the last time he was here so these tickets should be purchased ahead of time!


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Also stay tuned to Lake Orion's new venue 20 Front Street because Tony McManus will be performing there on Friday November 11th. 

 We are awaiting final word on the venue so stay tuned to https://www.facebook.com/20frontstreet/


Thanks to our great friends at Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org
&
Candyrat Records - Check out some of the greatest fingerstyle performers around @  www.candyrat.com

& for new release reviews and to win a few CDs



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Email -      www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com  


Facebook  -    https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/?fref=ts          

   

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


 




Important Information - Calum Graham Concert - Date Change

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We regret to inform you that the concert planned with Calum Graham on Saturday October 8th in Pontiac had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.


To all of you who had bought tickets already,  your costs will be refunded to the address listed when the tickets were purchased.  We appreciate your patience with  this postponement and understand this is a disappointment. 

 For those who had already pre-purchased tickets;   Both Calumm and MFGS are disappointed this date won't work out so
Calum is sending us a box of his CD's for MFGS to distribute at our cost to those fans who had purchased tickets online already. 

Again, we apologize for this and we are looking at an April 2017 date...stay tuned!  

But remember!  

The renouned Italian master guitarist Pino Forastiere will be touring Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin next month so we hope to see you at his concert in Ferndale. 

Yes, MFGS will be hosting a concert at our old stomping grounds at the 
First United Methodist Church @ 22331 Woodward Ave in Ferndale, just south of 9 mile road.  Tickets will be on sale soon at our website. 

Tickets $20 , doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm. 
The First United Church is pretty spacious so we will also have tickets at the door. 



AUTUMN LEAVES TOUR - October 2016

Wed, 12 – Big Rapids (MI), Galloup Guitars http://www.galloupguitars.com/

Thu, 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Rapids Community College, International Guitar Series - http://www.grcc.edu/music/internationalguitarseries/pinoforastiere

Sat, 15 – Milwaukee, WI - UWM, Peck School of the Arts  -http://psoacal.uwm.edu/event/pino-forastiere-concert-2/

Fri, 21 – Madison, WI - Arts & Literature Lab - https://www.facebook.com/ArtLitLab/

Sat, 22 – Manistee, MI – Music House - http://manisteemusichouse.com/

Sun, 23 - Petoskey, MI - Red Sky Stage - http://www.redskystage.com/

Tue, 25 - Rochester, MI - Oakland University, Department of Music

Fri, 28 - Powell (Columbus), OH - International Center for Creativity - http://iccreativity.com/about-the-icc/

Sat, 29 - Ferndale, MI - Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society http://www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/52256

Sun 30 – Detroit (MI) – Private House Concert


Pino performing ' Cammino' or 'Path' 

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


If you know folks in these areas please let them know that Pino will be performing in their area.  



******************And in November *********************


The remarkable Tony McManus will be performing at two locations 

November 11th @ the new '20 Front Street' in Lake Orion 

another new venue under construction/re-purposing of an old creamery and bump shop in Lake Orion - this is another great story 

https://www.facebook.com/20frontstreet/


November 12th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia 

www.trinityhousetheatre.org


The late John Renbourn of the famed Pentangle group called Tony 
"the greatest Celtic Guitarist in the World"  
Here is one of our favorite tunes performed by Tony! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6_pT4LX4tE


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Email -   www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com 


Facebook -   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/?fref=ts       


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" One of the 30 Best Guitarists under 30" - Calum Graham

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Dear Friends of MFGS 


Since we are a non profit group we need to ask you for some help promoting.  If you can post a flyer at work or a coffee shop/music store for us it certainly will go a long way in helping us continue to bring in such elite guitarists from around the world.  
  Email us at www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com and we will send you a flyer/flyers via post office or email.  



Starting off our fall season on October 8th



 MFGS Presents Calum Graham 
 Saturday October 8th 

at the PLAT Theater in Pontiac  
(Pontiac's Little Art Theater) 
a new venue in the revitalized downtown Pontiac!   

Tickets are $20 online at www.fingerstyle.org
Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm
The PLAT Theatre is at 47 North Saginaw in Pontiac
accessible from M-59 in either direction & Just down the street from the multi-million dollar renovation of the 
Flagstar Strand Center for the Performing Arts and Slows BBQ.

We were fortunate to catch Calum before he heads off the the Harp Guitar Gathering in Connecticut hosted by Stephen Bennett.  Calum Graham, at age 23, was named one of the ' 30 Great Guitarists under 30' by Acoustic Guitar Magazine in 2014.  So he's all of 25 now and has a new CD release 'Tabula Rasa' and is performing all over the world!  

Here is one of his new pieces called phoenix rising 

We are hosting Calum at a new emerging venue in Pontiac called the PLAT Theater. 

Check it out!  http://www.theplat.org/#!gallery/c707r




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On Saturday October 29th Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

presents

Pino Forastiere

@ First United Methodist Church in Ferndale Michigan 

Tickets on sale soon! 

Pino  will be performing in several other venues throughout Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio.  Stay tuned for more info to come.  

SAVE THE DATE! 


And finally in November 

MFGS Presents 

"The best Celtic guitarist in the world " 

A quote from the late English guitarist John Renbourn of Pentangle fame. 

Tony McManus 

November 11th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion 

another new venue under construction/re-purposing of an old creamery and bump shop in Lake Orion - this is another great story 

https://www.facebook.com/20frontstreet/


November 12th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia 

www.trinityhousetheatre.org


We wanted you to know of upcoming events and our friends at Michigan Classical Guitar Society have this for you.

Upcoming Local Classical Guitar and Related Concert and Events CGSM monthly meeting of the 2016-2017 season: 


All locations are in Plymouth Public Library 

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2 pm; 

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2 pm; 

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2 pm; 

Sunday, December 18, 2016 CGSM holiday party and member concert;

 Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2 pm; Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2 pm; Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2 pm; Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2 pm; Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2 pm; CGSM member concert and get-together


As always, keep us apprised of other performers in the area and we will send out our newsletter.  

 You can reach us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com

Remember that MFGS is a non profit volunteer organization and we also accept donations too!


Thanks again to our great friends at Candyrat Records, check out their latest artists and new releases www.candyrat.com   and 

Minor 7th for their great reviews and purchases of new CDs. www.minor7th.com.   


It is an exciting time here in Southeast Michiga! Congratulations on the new venues opening up here in Michigan.


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

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

 

Web site -   www.fingerstyle.org  

 

Email -   www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com       

                            

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MFGS - Fall Concert Schedule

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Dear Friends of MFGS


We are hoping that you are having a great summer even if it is in its waning days. We have quite an interesting fall schedule hosting great fingerstyle musicians at different venues in the Southeast Michigan area. 

We want to support some of these new venues as well as or good friends at Trinity House Theatre and we you'll come out and support these musicians and these venues who are committed to bringing you this great music.      

***************Save These Dates!***************** 


Saturday - October 8th -  Calum Graham
PLAT Theater - Pontiac Michigan 
(Pontiac's Little Art Theater)
  Doors 7:30/Show 8 pm - tickets are $20 
Due to limited seating the tickets will be available online at this time. 

For starters, at age 23 Calum was named one of the top '30 guitarists under 30' in the world by Acoustic Guitar Magazine !

That's no small accolade!  But why stop there!  Calum is 24 now with a new CD out and he's back for what will be his 3rd sold out concert in the Detroit area (one in Windsor).  From his winning the Canadian International Guitar Festival in 2010 to his performances to his performing at the Olympics in Vancouver and London to a quote from one of the most famous fingerstylists on the planet 

"He's the most promising young guitarists I've seen..........His command of the guitar is really impressive!"   Andy McKee

Don't believe Andy Mckee?   Watch this!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w7khl1lixQ&list=RD2w7khl1lixQ

                                   

In case you are wondering what the PLAT Theater is, it is an emerging small venue space in downtown Pontiac. https://www.facebook.com/The-PLAT-Pontiacs-Little-Art-Theatre-1625029461098106/

 just down the street from the multimillion dollar under-renovation Flagstar Strand Center for the Performing Arts and Slows BBQ Pontiac https://slowsbarbq.com/locations/pontiac/

more info to come - 



Pino Forastiere 

Saturday - October 29th -
 First United Methodist Church in Ferndale 

Tickets $20 - Online or at the door

Italian guitarist/composer Pino Forastiere is hard to pin down both in musical style and how often he performs in the US. 
 
Like many other fingerstylists he cites the late American guitarist/composer Michael Hedges as an inspiration to him.  Unlike almost all the other fingerstylists we've ever hosted, Pino had completed studies in classical guitar at the most prestigious conservatory in Italy, Santa Cecelia Conservatory in Rome Italy and only 'discovered'  Hedges 5 or 6 years after Michael's untimely death.  

Forastiere is always re-inventing himself and has gone from the contemporary tap, slap and touch pieces such as 'Wild Parking'  to his stirring composition of 'Studio 7'.  

"Each composition is a unique journey of impeccable technique and melodic invention. Pino Forastiere is a scientist of the guitar, but a scientist with soul. John Diliberto, Echoes Radio 

Pino Forastiere will be performin throughout Michigan Wisconsin and Ohio during his vist this fall.  Stay tuned for other opportunities to see him and or notify your friends

And finally -  On November 11th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion
                       On November 12th at Trinity House Theatre
                         Grammy Award Winner Tony McManus
 






Grammy Award Winning - Tony McManus 

Friday November 11th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

&

Saturday, November 12th @ Trinity House Theatre - Livonia 






MFGS Summer Updates & New Events

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Friends of MFGS

 

Hoping that your summer is simmering along nicely and that you are able to attend some of the great music events around. 

JB Davies Performing at the Dessert Oasis in Rochester

Performances

Every other Wednesday Night 7:30 to 9:30 pm

 August 3, 17, 31

 

Dessert Oasis  Phone (248) 453-5239

Address - 205 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307


Here are a couple of great music events in August.  

 

Tuesday August 9th - California Guitar Trio in Dexter Michigan

Tickets are over half sold out so don't wait on this event.

http://www.cgtrio.com/component/eventlist/venueevents/352-Rancho


Thursday August 25th - Andy McKee

Andy McKee is back in town and at the Ark in Ann Arbor

http://theark.org/shows-events/2016/aug/25/andy-McKee


MFGS Fall Schedule – Save the dates- more information soon

Calum Graham - October 8th in Pontiac ( Venue TBD)

Pino Forastiere – October 29th – Ferndale

Tony McManus – November 12th @ Trinity House Theatre


New Venue in Lake Orion Coming Soon!!!

20 Front Street will be a new music venue that should be up an running in Lake Orion.  This will be an amazing venue with an attached café.  Follow along the development by going on their facebook page and hope to see you there as soon as it opens.  https://www.facebook.com/20frontstreet/


Support the folks who help bring this music to you!


Great Reviews of Calum Graham and Michael Chapledaine's new CDs (and others) in Minor 7th's latest

http://www.minor7th.com/

 

Check out our friends at  Candyrat Records  www.candyratrecords.com   

&

Trinity House Theatre  -  www.trinityhousetheatre.org



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

   

Web site -    www.fingerstyle.org                    

email:    www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com      

                             or just join up with us on Facebook      


      https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/?fref=ts      



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Andy McKee - Sunday June 19th - Summer Festivals

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Dear Friends of MFGS



Here are some upcoming concerts, events and festivals for this summer!


MFGS's own JB Davies - (Change of Dates) 

JB Davies Performing at Dessert Oasis in Rochester Michigan

Performances - Every other Wednesday Night 7:30 to 9:30 pm

June 1, 15, 29 - July 13th and 27th and then August 10th and 24th. 

Dessert Oasis  - (248) 453-5239

Address

205 S Main St

Rochester, MI 48307


June 19th - Magic Bag - Ferndale - Andy McKee

 

Doors 8pm - $22

http://www.themagicbag.com/concerts-magicbag/andy-mckee


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Blissfest Music Festival

https://www.facebook.com/BlissfestMusicOrganization/




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The Canadian Guitar Festival!

Kingston Ontario Canada

Performing Artists
the best in the world!


July 22 - 24, 2016

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/


Don Ross, Calum Graham, Ed Gerhard, Antoine Dufour, Preston Reed, John Ainsworth, Gareth Pearson, Eric Turnbull, Del Vezeau , Blake Goodwin, Matt Woodward, Konarak Reddy...........and the amazing Fingerstyle Competition...the players you will be seeing in the future!

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For those heading from Detroit it is a 6 hr drive .  If you are looking to carpool email michfingerstyle@gmail.com and we will post your info in our newsletter.

Also possible to go Via Rail from Windsor Ontario - relax, have a beer and enjoy the ride!

---------for those who have a hard time coming up with the money-------

FREE CAMPING PASS!

Help us spread the word by putting up a minimum of 50 posters in your community and you earn yourself one free weekend camping pass (value: $125 + HST). It does not matter where you live, Cobourg, Peterborough, Gananoque, Brockville, Bellville, anywhere! If your home town has a Staples, you can pick up your posters PRE-PAID by us. It does not get any easier than that. To get yourself set to go, simply send an email to Del with your details. We will send the posters out to the nearest Staples right away. Please note that we can only offer one free camping pass per family. If you love the music as we do, help us spread the word and your camping pass is free.


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INTERLOCHEN FINGERSTYLE GUITAR WORKSHOP

Lead by Matthew Schroeder

Techniques in Fingerstyle Guitar

on July 26th

http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyletechniques


-----or/and/both! -----


Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop -

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 to Saturday, July 30, 2016

 Director and Faculty, Guitar Department Chair, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

-Including Billy McLaughlin - John Knowles - Thomas Clippert

http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar


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Support the folks who help bring this music to you!  

Check out our friends at  Candyrat Records  www.candyratrecords.com   


& also Minor 7th magazine  www.minor7th.com  for the latest reviews of this great music.  


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

   

Web site -    www.fingerstyle.org                    

email:    www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com      

                             or just join up with us on         Facebook      


      https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/?fref=ts      



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