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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

 

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      







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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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      



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










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.   

&

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      



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








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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.   

&

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      



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







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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 


                                                   


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  

 

 

 

 

     

                





















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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



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


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.  



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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


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 


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


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





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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

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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


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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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Ian Ethan Case - Tickets Available At the Door

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Dear Friends of MFGS

 

Just to let you know that tickets will be available at the door for our last show of the season this Saturday May 14th's performance by Ian Ethan Case at Trinity House Theatre 

Tickets $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members 

38840 6 Mile Rd. Livonia- 734-464-6302

 

This is an opportunity to see an amazing musician who might not be back in these parts for some time. 

It's our last concert of the season so take a minute.....check this out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TlsJCqf5NM

think it over...and c'mon out! 

 Remember if coming from the north that I-275 south is closed at 696 the northbound lanes are open returning in that direction.  If using 275 going south after 696 then alternate route to Trinity House is recommended.  

We will start the show a little bit late due to the detour.  It's a Saturday so traffic won't be too bad.....this show is not to be missed!!! 

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      

         

         

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





Tickets available for Ian Ethan Case -Saturday May 14th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

 In fulfilling our non-profit mission of promoting fingerstyle guitar we bring in newer artists to this area as well as your favorite established artists.  On May 14th we are bringing in Ian Ethan Case to this area for the first time.  Ian has received rave reviews from wherever he has performed. 

 “Few musicians tackle the challenging double-neck guitar, and perhaps few have done it with the intellectual intensity and skill of Ian Ethan Case. Case’s inventive multi-layered compositions are like nothing you’ve heard before. His new album, Run Toward The Mountains, is both meditative and commanding.” — The Christian Science Monitor

 Take a few minutes to consider coming out to see someone new, someone you've not seen before and someone making an impact in the world of music!  These performers get pennies on their online downloads and they really need your support to continue to produce such great music. Our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com have a few CDs to raffle off so c'mon out and you might just get lucky twice!  Once would be seeing Ian Ethan Case….twice would be taking home a free Candyrat CD! 

 

Ian Ethan Case 
Saturday May 14th @ Trinity House Theatre 
$20 general admission and $17 for Trinty House Members
Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm.  We will start a few minutes later to let folks who are coming from a distance to get there.  

You can pre purchase tickets at www.fingerstyle.org or at the door. 

10 Years ago we brought in a young guitarist with really long hair and mismatched sneakers.  Maybe 30 folks came out to see him in our old venue in Ferndale.   Here is an actual quote from our newsletter at the time!  " On Saturday, February 11th, 2006 at 7:30 pm the Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society presents one of today's finest young fingerstyle guitarists, Andy McKee.  Andy is hailed by many musicians in the acoustic world as the most promising fingerstyle guitarist to arrive on the scene in some time".  Now we cannot even book the guy!  Incidentally he is coming to town on Sunday June 19th and we will send more info in the next newsletter. 

Regarding Ian's concert.  Please remember that there is some roadwork on 275 from 696 south to 5 mile road.  If coming from the northeast probably take the Southfield expressway to I-96 and go to I-275 and go north  to 6mile and Trinity House is just left turn off the xway.  If coming from the west then get off at Novi and drop down to  6 mile.  From the north you might just go west to Novi and drop down.  Here is a map. 



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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Last MFGS Show for 2016 Spring Series

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Friends of MFGS 

As we mentioned in the last newsletter, our good guitar loving friends at Minor 7th sent us a link and said "book this guy if you can".  We checked him out ..... found open night and did just that!

We booked Ian Ethan Case for Saturday May 14th at Trinity House Theatre.   Show starts at 8, doors are 7:30. Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members.  Tickets available at www.fingerstyle.org

We consider ourselves friends so we are telling you "go see this guy!".  It is so nice to hear about and to go see someone perform who you have not heard of and who's approach to the guitar is refreshingly new and amazing! We probably won't be able to book him for 2 or 3 years, if that!  By then you might have to fight be able to get tickets to see him. 

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

In January 2013 Ian was invited to perform with some of the world’s foremost guitarists and bass players as part of Muriel Anderson’s "All-Star Guitar Night" at the annual NAMM convention in Anaheim CA, where he shared the stage with Robben Ford, Victor Wooten,and Stanley Jordan, among others. Since then he has gone on to perform with some of the most respected artists in his genre, including solo bass icon Michael Manring and Grammy Award-winning reed player Paul McCandless (Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Oregon), as well as top-notch classical musicians from the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

The accolades for Ian are endless.  Here are a few more.

  “...a style beyond even the great double-neckers like Jimmy Page and Richie Sambora...an inventively new vein of guitar playing.” “It’s entrancing to watch...as he rambunctiously weaves between fret boards, slapping and tapping the sounds of the guitar to life seemingly effortlessly in a style that you’ve likely never seen before.” -Bill Mickelson - Port Orchard Independent (WA)

The results of his exploration are stunning, beautiful, moving and expressive...be prepared to hear something like you’ve never heard before, to venture into wild and uncharted territory.” -Jen O’Callaghan - Nashua Telegraph / Encore / Granite Sounds (Nashua, NH) 

" A sonic feast, an epic journey both aurally and conceptually....Each piece is a mini-symphony that holds the attention fully. Run toward the Mountains is a major achievement which is sure to confirm Case amongh the ranks of significant artists at work today!"   -    Minor 7th

                     

Don't Miss This Show with Ian Ethan Case! You Won't Be Disappointed!

 


Again, Stefano Barone www.stefbarone.com would like to thank all the folks who helped make his tour  tour a huge success. Special thanks to Brian Kaufman www.bkjounalism.com who chose Stefano's music to back his beautiful and important film "The Eye of The Wolf' which was featured at the Detroit Free Press Film Festival, www.freepfilmfestival.com . Thanks to Bret Hoag and the folks at Oakland University's Music Department and also Paul Schauert and the folks at D.I.M.E. for inviting Stefano in to talk to the guitar students.   Also the Marquette Federation of Women's Club,  Christina Carlin at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, Marty Scott at The Red Sky Stage in Petoskey, Patti Barrow at The Section House in Little Lakes Michigan, Mike and Joelle at The Orpheum in Hancock, Bryan Galloup and his gang at Galloup Guitars in Big Rapids, Jim Stevenson and his group at the International Center for Creativity, Abby & Allison at Kerrytown Concerts in Ann Arbor and the folks at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Traverse City! A very special thanks to Seamus Shinners of Connermara Concerts in Traverse City for working so hard to keep live music coming up to the Northern Michigan

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. 

And of course ...thanks to you for continuing to support the venues and the organizations that bring live music to you! 

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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Just added - May 14th Ian Eathan Case

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We are pleased, happy and quite excited to announce that on Saturday May 14th Ian Ethan Case will be performing at Trinity House Theatre.  You may not have heard of Ian and honestly we hadn't either until a few months ago our friends at www.minor7th.com gave us a heads up on this guy. Ian Ethan Case has been performing under the radar now for several years and now this is your chance to see him for his first Detroit area appearance.  

 

        Saturday May 14th @ Trinity House Theatre

8pm ,  Doors at 7:30

38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia   I- 275 and 6

(734) 464-6302   

 Tickets are on sale now on our website www.fingerstyle.org

$20 for general admission and $17 for Trinity House Members   

Ian is a Boston-based acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist www.candyrat.com.  He is one of only about five musicians worldwide to tackle the double-neck guitar in earnest, he fluidly combines a variety of self-invented playing techniques necessitated by his multi-layered compositions, which, taken together, have begun to establish the instrument’s musical validity perhaps more so than the work of any other artist.

Playing the double necked, 18 string acoustic guitar would be so difficult to imagine but playing it the way Ian does one would have to say it is just stunning!  Here is one of his tunes.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TlsJCqf5NM

 

 “Ian Ethan represents something so new in musical approach, that the result is near impossible to pigeon hole into a ‘sounds like’ statement. It has been my personal privilege to observe his unwavering and deep exploration of this new technique and on a relatively rare instrument; the original music of Ian Ethan Case is not to be missed.”      Emmy-winning composer and producer Peter Bruce Wilder 

“His new recording, Run Toward the Mountains, is a transfixing brand of energetic minimalism, with intense grooves and a harmonic sense reminiscent of Pat Metheny’s best moments.”   Don Ross


And Don't Forget that you can still see Stefano Barone in Big Rapids on Thursday April 14th at Galloup Guitars, On Friday the 15th in Petoskey at the Red Sky Stage and Traverse City on Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist 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   

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

   

   

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Stefano Barone performing in Ann Arbor - Detroit

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Dear Friends of MFGS


First of all we would like to thank Maneli Jamal for a fantastic concert on March 19th. His thematic music was interwoven with the stories of his life and how he and his music got to this point!  Thanks Maneli and come back again! 

Now for the music! 

Italy's Stefano Barone is one of the most creative contemporary fingerstylists performing today. He is touring Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and then out to New Mexico with our good friend Michael Chapdelaine. 


8pm Wednesday April 6th @ Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor 
 415 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, Phone:(734) 769-2999

Tickets are available through Kerrytown's web site and they range from $5 for students up to $25 for front row seats  http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/  Come out and support this great venue and we may be able to bring more fingerstyle guitar out that way! 

Stefano will be in Michigan for a while and he will also be performing at the Detroit Institute of Arts Film Theater for the Detroit Freep Press Film Festival on Sunday April 3rd at 3:30pm.  Stefano's music was chosen to be the backdrop of video journalist Brian Kaufman's new film called Predator/Prey: The Fight for Isle Royale Wolves. Brian has asked Stefano to perform a short set of music just prior to the world premier of the film.  Tickets are $10 for the double feature movie on Michigan's National Park and Stefano's music is just a bonus. http://www.dia.org/auxiliaries/event.aspx?id=5622&iid=6762&aux_id=14&cid=100

If you recall Brian Kaufman used the music of the trio Stefano performs with, 'Guitar Republic', for his stunning film on Detroit's infamous Packard Plant at the film festival in 2014. Take a moment and enjoy this trailer (big screen/good speakers) of that film to see how Brian weaves in poetry, music & film http://freepfilmfestival.com/schedule-of-films/packard-the-last-shift/

Also for you guitarists out there Stefano will be teaching a free 2 hr masterclass at Oakland University on Tuesday April 5th at 5:30 pm in room 134 at Varner Hall on campus.  You are welcome to come out at the invite of guitar instructor extraordinaire Bret Hoag.  Information can be obtained by clicking on this Facebook  event  https://www.facebook.com/events/164996220556287/  If you have any questions on this event you can post them on the Facebook page and don't forget to pass this on to guitar friends who might be interested.  I did say it was free, didn't I? 

Stefano will be performing on this Thursday March 31st at the International Center for Creativity 1266 Manning Parkway in Powell Ohio, just north of Columbus. There will be a 'Meet and Greet' just before the concert so check this out if you're in the area and pass this down to your guitar friends in Ohio. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-at-the-icc-stefano-barone-composer-recording-artist-fingerstyle-guitarist-extraordinaire-tickets-22655390884


He will also be touring other Michigan cities like the Orpheum in Hancock on April 7th, Federation of Women's Club on April 8th in Marquette,  William Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba on April 9th,  St. Andrews Church in Big Rapids on April 14th The Red Sky Stage in Petosky on April 15th and finally at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Hall in Traverse City on April 16th.  Please link onto Stefano's web site for more information, www.stefbarone.com and pass this info on to your friends up north!  You can also email michfingerstyle@gmail.com for other info   & questions

Also Stefano will be conducting 2 private masterclasses at the Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) in Downtown Detroit on April 13th. DIME http://www.dime-detroit.com/  DIME has an interesting story and thelanded in Detroit and will be an important aspect  of Detroit's Revitalization. 


MFGS would like to thank a few special folks for our ability to continue to bring in world class guitarists to this area.  First of all Bill Keith and all the volunteers at  Trinity House www.trinityhousetheatre.org. You can help keep Trinity House Going by volunteering there or just attending some of their concerts.  

Ann Delisi of WDET's Essential Music http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/. Her dedication to music and the arts (even the art of cooking) is unparalleled and all of our performers that are interviewed on her show are so impressed by how comfortable she makes them feel and they always say 'she knows music! 

Brian Galloup and Sam Guidry of Galloup Guitars in Big Rapids http://www.galloupguitars.com/ for sponsoring a great free concert at St. Andrews Church in Big Rapids. 

Also a very special thanks to Seamus Shinners of Connermara Concerts in Traverse City for working so hard to keep live music coming up to the Northern Michigan Area http://www.northernexpress.com/michigan/article-895-seamus-shinners-the-man-behind-the-music.html


As well as our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyratrecords.com  
& also Minor 7th magazine    www.minor7th.com for the latest reviews of this great music. 

And of course ...thanks to you for continuing to support the venues and the organizations that bring live music to you! 

So Far for this Fall 2016 we have Tony McManus & Pino Forastiere ! 

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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Tune in to Ann Delisi's 'Essential Music' Saturday March 19th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We have great news!  Maneli Jamal will be on Ann Delisi's 'Essential Music' program on Saturday March 19th.  Ann has always been a big supporter of the non-profit organizations Trinity House Theatre, MFGS as well as all the music and arts in and around Detroit for many years now. 

 You can tune into Ann's program on the radio at 101.9 FM or live stream it at http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/ .  The show runs from 11am to 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.   Maneli will be driving from Toronto and expects to be in Detroit sometime after 12 noon.  Just tune in to Ann's amazing program and enjoy the morning. 

 

Ann is a great interviewer and Maneli will play a couple tunes on the show.  Hmmmmm???....wonder which ones ??? .......might be chilly at the time of his arrival tomorrow so perhaps he will perform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXJ8H5NaUo0

 

Here is a gorgeous piece performed amazing world renowned classical guitarist Andrew York  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTOCeO-E_PE&ebc=ANyPxKpkZsyrUKcNV2OWQN9FPgc3E_ApQKtq9O8lrqEKNKe7p_2QcywxTwU56A4d3wWhuJ_dFyUjSS9GVIoWnS6rqYWFCRKniQ

 

Remember that Maneli's show is at Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org  at 8pm (doors 7:30) on Saturday Night March 19th.  

We will have tickets available at the door.

 

MFGS would like to sincerely thank Bill Keith and all the volunteer folks at Trinity House for allowing MFGS to bring in great guitarists to perform!  Also Paul Murphy, formerly of Blue Fish Music who provides the sound for our shows!  

 

Support the music, venues and radio stations that 

provide such great music for us! 


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:   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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Tune in to WDET Saturday March 19th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Great news!   Maneli Jamal will appear on Ann Delisi's 'Essential Music Program' Saturday March 19th.   Ann's show runs from 11a - 2pm  on WDET.  You can catch the interview and a few of his tunes on the radio at FM 101.9 or live stream at   http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/


Ann has always been a great supporter of Trinity House, MFGS and the music and arts in Detroit for many years.  We are very excited to be on her show. 

Maneli is driving from Toronto so should be on air before 1 pm but just turn on the program anyways......it's Essential Music!  Wonder what he will play on the radio....hmmmm......it might be cold tomorrow for his arrival so perhaps he will play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXJ8H5NaUo0


Maneli Jamal will be at Trinity House for the 8pm show and there will be tickets available at the door.  

 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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Maneli Jamal Tickets Available at the Door

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Dear Friends of MFGS, 

 

There will be tickets available at the door for

Maneli Jamal's concert  this Saturday, March 19th.

 

Maneli Jamal's Saturday night show is at Trinity House Theatre

Trinity House Theatre is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia, just off of I - 275 (734) 464-6302

 

Tickets are $20 general admission and $17 for Trinity House Members

Doors at 7:30 pm and show is at 8pm 

 

MFGS is down to 3 or 4 concerts a year now and so this is your opportunity to see an amazing guitarist that Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls one of the 30 Great Guitarists under 30 in the world!

 

By supporting these artists and the venues like Trinity House Theatre we can keep bringing back new musicians and fan favorites. 

 

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 

  

  

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







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Dear Friends of MFGS 

True to our mission of supporting the art of Fingerstyle Guitar MFGS is proud to present Maneli Jamal on Saturday March 19th for his first Detroit area appearance!   

Maneli's music is very thematic and distinctive as it has been woven together with his remarkable technical ability and the story of his incredibly difficult nomadic life. Born in Iran, Maneli fled with his family and traveled through 5 different countries before settling in the Toronto area.  


 Saturday, March 19th @ Trinity House Theatre
Doors at 7:30 - Show at 8pm  Tickets at  www.fingerstyle.org
Trinity House Theatre 
38840 W. Six Mile in Livonia - (734) 464-6302   www.trinityhousetheatre.org



There was a minor hiccough with our website this past week so if you couldn't get through to buy tickets, remember that Trinity House Theatre does not take reservations so go to www.fingerstyle.org to pre purchase tickets.  

 

  

We will be sending  out another newsletter next Wednesday and let you know if any tickets will be available at the door!  Come out and enjoy an evening of great fingerstyle music! 


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For our next concert on

 Wednesday, April 6th we present Stefano Barone 

 In Ann Arbor Michigan 

Stefano is an amazing contemporary fingerstylist from Rome Italy. In 2003 after hearing Michael Hedges stunning CD 'Ariel Boundries'  Stefano changed his approach to the guitar and embracing a minimalist approach to music in the vein of Philip Glass and Steve Reich.                 

Wednesday, April 6th 

                    @ Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor 

 Doors at 7:30 - Concert at  8pm 

415 N. Fourth St.  734-7869-2999

Tickets are available at  www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

Stefano performing 'Madrid'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWs1OdnsJNM


Stefano will be touring throughout Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin as well as New Mexico.  So spread the word to your friends in Milwaukee & Madison Wisconsin, Columbus Ohio &  Marquette, Escanaba, Hancock, Big Rapids, Petosky and Traverse City Michigan.  www.stefbarone.com


And for more big news Stefano will be performing live before the world premier of Free Press Video/Journalist Brian Kaufman's documentary film ‘Predator / Prey: The Fight for Isle Royale Wolves’-  What do you do on Michigan’s National Park when the wolf population dwindles to near extinction thus ending the longest predator/prey relationship study   

This film will be shown on Sunday April 3rd at 3:30 pm at the Detroit Institute of Arts Film Theater!  http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/movies/2016/03/05/freep-film-fest-batch-outdoors-films-joins-lineup/81322760/

  If you remember, Brian created the amazing film/documentary, 'Packard Plant - The Last Shift' in 2013 and he used the music from the trio that Stefano performs with, 'Guitar Republic'.  Watch this amazing trailer on a big screen with good sound!http://freepfilmfestival.com/schedule-of-films/packard-the-last-shift/


The mission of MFGS is to support the artists that make this great music so support the artists by going to www.fingerstyle.org and pick up some tickets to these great music events! 

 

don't forget

 for reviews of great music  www.minor7th.com

amazing guitarists and musicians through  www.candyrat.com

 

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

 

 

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







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Dear Friends of MFGS

We have a really great concert coming up for you on Saturday March 19th.  Maneli Jamal will be at Trinity House for his first Detroit area appearance.  Maneli was named one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30"  (BTW that means in the world!) by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.  He has a very unique thematic sound blending his Persian background with his remarkable technical skill inspired by his nomadic journey with his family looking for a home after fleeing Iran, finally settling into the Toronto area. 

           Maneli Jamal - Saturday March 19th- Trinity House Theatre     

    www.trinityhousetheatre.org      

Tickets available online at www.fingerstyle.org  

Doors at 7:30 - Concert at 8pm

Trinity House Theatre no longer takes reservations so it's best to get tickets ahead of time. If there are tickets at the door we will let you know a few days ahead of the concert date.

www.manelijamal.com


We at MFGS are always trying to bring in your favorite guitarists and other guitarists like Maneli who are no longer 'up and coming' guitarists...we guarantee that you will agree...Maneli Jamal has arrived!  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXJ8H5NaUo0


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For our next concert on Wednesday, April 6th we present Stefano Barone. Stefano is an amazing contemporary fingerstylist from Rome Italy. In 2003 after hearing Michael Hedges stunning CD 'Ariel Boundries'  Stefano changed his approach to the guitar and embracing a minimalist approach to music in the vein of Philip Glass or Steve Reich.                 

Wednesday, April 6th @ Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor

Doors at 7:30 - Concert at  8pm 

Kerrytown Concert House - 415 N. Fourth St.  734-7869-2999

Stefano performing 'Madrid'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWs1OdnsJNM

 www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

Stefano will be touring throughout Michigan so spread the word to your friends in Marquette, Escanaba, Hancock, Big Rapids, Petosky and Traverse City.  www.stefbarone.com

And for more big news he has been requested to perform at the Detroit Free Press Film Festival!!   http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/2015/09/20/freep-film-festival-returns-2016/72419958/ 

This performance will be prior to the preview of the new film by video journalist Brian Kaufman.  If you remember, Brian created the amazing film/documentary, 'Packard Plant - The Last Shift' in 2013 and he used the music from the trio that Stefano performs with, 'Guitar Republic'.  Watch this amazing trailer on a big screen with good sound! http://freepfilmfestival.com/schedule-of-films/packard-the-last-shift/

We will keep you updated on this great news! 

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 The Goran Ivanovic Trio - we are in the process of re arranging the date  in May or June and we hope it will work out. Stay Tuned!


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Other Events 

Tonight ! 

Detroit Bold Coffee is hosting it's Million Bag March Event tonight at Eastern Market's Shed #5.  Yes it's February but Eastern Market's Shed #5 holds wedding receptions and other events. It's heated and quite the unique place to go.  Food, Drinks, Coffee and great Motown music from the Vandellas to Robert Carter and other great acts.  Tickets only $10!  and are available at the door! 7pm ! 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/detroit-bold-presents-the-million-bag-march-launch-party-tickets-20700884904


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Another noteworthy fundraiser 

Another  Eastern Market Fund Raiser on  Friday, March 4th from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm, Shed 5.
Soups, Bread, Cheese, Wine, Beer is offered from Detroit Businesses. A donation of 
$30 in advance or $40 at the door, and proceeds benefit Cass Community Social Services fighting poverty creating opportunity. Entertainment will be provided by Michael Malis Trio and voculist Michael Brock and DJ’s Chilly and Dio. Check out the On Line Celebrity Bowl Auction at www.emptybowlsdetroit.com

 


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Got some music to announce on the West Side of the State.  

Saturday March 12th

at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee Michigan!  In Concert March: David Youngman (winner of the 2015 Fingerstyle Championship at Winfield), Redtail Ring (Old-time Roots, new-time sounds), Ian Ethan Case (Guitar virtuoso on 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar), Nessa (Celtic fusion group), and Bowhunter (Old-time roots and dance).

For fingerstyle fans...you really do want to see David Youngman and Ian Ethan Case! 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TlsJCqf5NM

https://www.youtube.com/user/YoungmanGuitar

$20 for Adults, $10 for Students (ages 13 - 17) 

Children 12 & under with adult are free.

www.minor7th/springandall.html


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Sunday March 13th - California Guitar Trio at the Ark ! 7pm 

http://cgtrio.com/component/eventlist/venueevents/34-the-ark

and on Monday March 14th CGT will be in East Lansing at the Pump House.

http://cgtrio.com/component/eventlist/venueevents/115-lakehouse%20music%20concerts




The mission of MFGS is to support the artists that make this great music so support the artists by going to www.fingerstyle.org

 and pick up some tickets to these great events! 


don't forget

 for reviews of great music  www.minor7th.com

amazing guitarists and musicians through  www.candyrat.com


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

 

 

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












February Concert Updates

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just some updates on MFGS and other concerts coming up. 
Sorry that we are having problems with getting links to work. Guess you might have to copy and paste the ones you like :-( !  

Consider supporting THIS WEEKS Benefit Concert for St. Andrews. There will be some great music for a great cause helping those less fortunate than us.



   https://www.facebook.com/events/624141947728326/                                                      
   If you can't make it we are sure they accept donations! 

Here is a great article about the event http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/neal-rubin/2016/02/08/st-andrews-ann-arbor-breakfest-ark-jim-cain/79974136/

This Saturday, February 13th at The Ark in Ann Arbor. Doors @ 7pm, Music at 7:30 pm.  General Admission Tickets are $30 are sale now through the Ark and the 
Michigan Union Ticket Office:734-763-TKTS.  

Check out Dakota Dave's schedule on his web page since he will be in Ann Arbor at the Ark, East Lansing and at the White Crow in Saginaw 

Dakota Dave is also performing in Hamtramck this Friday February 12th at Lo and Behold Records 
    Address: 10020 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, 
 


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 Here is another chance to support a community event.  
On February 27th Shed 5 of Eastern Market will be alive with music and mischief 

https://mbmsadiehawkins.eventbrite.com/




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Our good friends with the The California Guitar Trio will be performing at the Ark on March 13th and in East Lansing at Lakehouse Music Concerts.  Click on the CGT link for information  http://www.cgtrio.com/component/eventlist/categoriesdetailed

****MFGS SPRING CONCERT SERIES ****


Mark the date!  This is the first Detroit Appearance for Maneli Jamal who was named as one ' One of the 30 'Great Guitarists Under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine in 2014
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69MJ4UGzvl4

He has an amazing repertoire of songs driven by his family being persecuted and forced to leave Iran when he was a child and then briefly living in Texas as well as several other countries before settling in Toronto Canada.  

Here is what Andrew York has to say about Maneli! 
    "Maneli Jamal is an upcoming star and is writing some powerful music with a personal narrative that is compelling and meaningful."  

Tickets on sale now www.fingerstyle.org

Upcoming MFGS Concerts  
  Stefano Barone Wednesday April 6th 
at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor Michigan http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/


Goran Ivanovic Trio Saturday May 14th at Trinity House Theatre www.trintiyhousetheatre.org  Tickets through www.fingerstyle.org


Our mission is to support the artists that make this great music so go to www.fingerstyle.org and pick up some tickets to these great events! 

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

 

 

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









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All of us here at MFGS wish you much happiness and health in this New Year!!!  

 

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Doors open: 6:00pm Start time: 7:00pm
 
Tim and Myles Thompson 
at 
The Hanging Tree House Concert Series 
Washington,  Michigan 48095 


Suggested Donation: $15-$20



100% of donation goes to the artist

Address will be provided with your RSVP confirmatio

lease RSVP to: cwerkman@sbcglobal.net

for more info , copy and paste    http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/event-creinis20160204.html


Bring a dish to pass and join us for a potluck (optional) with music to follow at 7 pm. BYOB 


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Before we present our Spring Series we would like you to know about an important benefit concert on 

Saturday February 13 in Ann Arbor next month at The Ark

Breakfast at St. Andrews Benefit Concert!

 St. Andrews has provided breakfast for anyone who needs it and one of their most important fundraisers is this event put on by Acoustic Routes


  Doors Open: 7:00 pm   Show Starts: 7:30 pm   Ticket Price: $30

 https://www.facebook.com/events/624141947728326/


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For an interesting Detroit Event 

Detroit BOLD Presents

In the Spirit of Sadie Hawkins

Saturday February 27th 7p to 10p 

at Eastern Market, Detroit


Honoring Detroit's rich history of Working Women, Detroit Bold in partnership with the Eastern Market presents: In the Spirit of Sadie Hawkins, a Launch Party for the Million Bag March to build viable, self-sustaining Community Cafes in Detroit neighborhoods.

FOOD, DRINKS, COFFEE, LIVE MUSIC, & MORE!!!
SHED 5, Detroit Eastern Market. 7-10 PM
JUST $10

Featuring: Music of Motown, The Willow Run Rosies, and on-site Craftswomen of Detroit


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-the-spirit-of-sadie-hawkins-tickets-20700884904

https://www.facebook.com/events/546972132127788/

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For this 2016 MFGS Spring Concert Series 

we are featuring 3 performances, 2 of the guitarist are performing with MFGS for the first time!  

 On Saturday March 19th at Trinity House Theatre we are hosting Maneli Jamal.  Maneli has quite a diverse background having lived in 5 different countries and moved 20 times before he was 18.  His compositions are a unique blend of his incredible technical skill woven with the history of his family’s nomadic journey.

 

Here is 'Movement 1 - Awakening' from his CD 'Lamaj Movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyjLVUdFNV0

 

Maneli has received many accolades from audiences and guitarists alike and he was named one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30' by Acoustic Guitar Magazine along with MFGS friends Trevor Gordon Hall and Calum Graham. 


 "Jamal shows his mastery of phrasing, a sumptuous tone, and an ability to wrest emotion from every note, even from the pauses between the notes." -  Minor 7th - Céline Keating

 "Maneli Jamal is an upcoming star and is writing some powerful music with a personal narrative that is compelling and meaningful."  -  Andrew York, Grammy Award Winning Guitarist

Tickets are now on sale at www.fingerstyle.org  Trinity House Theatre does not take reservations any more.  

Door at 7:30 and show at 8pm 

$20 general admission, $17 for Trinity House Members  www.trinityhousetheatre.org


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 On Wednesday April 6th we are hosting MFGS friend and an amazing guitarist  from Roma, Italia  Stefano Barone.   

***This performance will be at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor  ***

 Barone, born in Naples, moved to Rome, studied with Pino Forastiere and signed with our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com   Stefano has accomplished some amazing feats by having over nearly 5 million views of his compositions on Youtube.  The depth and originality of his music is unmatched.  

 Here is one of Stefano's most recent pieces from his CD 'Danze Altalenanze' called 'Altalenanze'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3YE8iWjkCA

 

"Michael Hedges would have been proud that his legacy has been so transformed into the new Millennium by such luminaries as Stefano Barone"   Minor 7th - Alan Fark 

 

Tickets will be on sale soon at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor

 http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/

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Saturday May 14th - Goran Ivanovic Trio!  


Although this is a bit of a reach for our typical solo fingerstyle guitarists performances you will find yourself listening to a refreshing jazzy, Latin, Eastern European sound on this night.  

Take a guitarist who was born in Croatia and at age 12 entered one of the most prestigious music schools in Europe 'Mozarteum' in Salzburg where he studied under such famed guitarists such as Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch.  

 Then after years of performing on his Richard Brune nylon string guitar, mix him with a drummer and bass player in Chicago and you have the Goran Ivanovic Trio!

The Goran Ivanovic Trio will perform at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia on Saturday May 14th.    


 

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For those interested – Kaki King is performing Monday January 18th  at The Ark

http://www.theark.org/shows-events/2016/jan/18/kaki-king

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Upcoming Classical Guitar Society of Michigan Events

https://www.facebook.com/guitarmichigan/?fref=ts

 

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library

Sunday, February 21, Sunday March 20th, Sunday April 17th, Sunday May 15th,

 

Barrios Guitar Quartet - Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 3:00 PM 

http://cranbrookmusicguild.org/current-season/

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Check out our friends at Minor 7th  www.minor7th.com  - Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!

     

Also our friends at Candyrat have a great selection of artists and CDs/Flash Drives  to choose from check out their latest additions at  www.candyrat.com


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Please!

Support the musicians, venues and organizations that bring us such 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

 

 

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



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Dear Friends of MFGS

All of us here at MFGS wish you much happiness and health in this New Year.  

Before we present our Spring Series we would like you to know about an important concert in Ann Arbor. St. Andrews has provided breakfast for anyone who needs it and one of their most important fundraisers is this event put on by Acoustic Routes http://breakfastatstandrews.org/breakfest-2016.htm   
  • Doors Open: 7:00 pm 
  • Show Starts: 7:30 pm 
  • Ticket Price: $30
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    For this Spring Concert Series we are featuring 3 performances and  2 of the guitarist are performing with MFGS for the first time!   Talk about world influences, we are hosting a guitarist born in Italy, one from Croatia and one from Iran!  On Saturday March 19th at Trinity House Theatre we are hosting Maneli Jamal.  Maneli has quite a diverse background having lived in 5 different countries and moved 20 times before he was 18.  His compositions are very unique and blend his incredible technical skill woven with the history of his families nomadic journey. Here is 'Movement 1 - Awakening' from his CD 'Lamaj Movement' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyjLVUdFNV0. 

    Maneli has received many accolades from audiences and guitarists alike and he was named one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30' by Acoustic Guitar Magazine along with MFGS friends Trevor Gordon Hall and Calum Graham. 

    "Jamal shows his mastery of phrasing, a sumptuous tone, and an ability to wrest emotion from every note, even from the pauses between the notes." Minor 7th - Céline Keating

    "Maneli Jamal is an upcoming star and is writing some powerful music with a personal narrative that is compelling and meaningful."  -Andrew York, Grammy Award Winning Guitarist

       Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members.  Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm. 

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    On Wednesday April 6th MFGS is hosting an amazing guitarist at from Italy Stefano Barone. This performance will be at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor.  Barone, born in Naples, moved to Rome and studied with Pino Forastiere and signed with our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com.  Stefano has accomplished some amazing feats by having over nearly 5 million views of his compositions on Youtube.  The depth and originality of his music is unmatched.  

    Here is one of Stefano's most recent pieces from his CD 'Danze Altalenanze' called 'Altalenanze'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3YE8iWjkCA

    "Michael Hedges would have been proud that his legacy has been so transformed into the new Millennium by such luminaries as Stefano Barone"   - Minor 7th - Alan Fark 

    Tickets will be on sale soon at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor -  http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/

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    Finally, take a guitarist who was born in Croatia and at age 12 entered one of the most prestigious music schools in Europe 'Mozarteum' in Salzburg where he studied under such famed guitarists such as Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch.  Then after years of performing on his Richard Brune nylon string guitar, mix him with a drummer and bass player in Chicago and you have the Goran Ivanovic Trio!  The Goran Ivanovic Trio will perform at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia on Saturday May 14th.    

    Although this is a bit of a reach for our typical solo fingerstyle guitarists performances you will find yourself listening to a refreshing jazzy, Latin, Eastern European sound on this night.  

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    Upcoming Classical Guitar Society of Michigan Events
    Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library
    Sunday, February 21, Sunday March 20th, Sunday April 17th, Sunday May 15th,
    Barrios Guitar Quartet - Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 3:00 PM 
    http://cranbrookmusicguild.org/current-season/

    Please!
    Support the musicians and venues that bring us such 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 !

     

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

     







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                                                      Dear Friends of MFGS

    We are sorry to announce that due to a family emergency the Billy McLaughlin/Jeff Arundel Concert for this Saturday November 21st at 'The Barn' has been cancelled.
     
    Like with Stefano Barone's cancelled concert earlier this fall, both artists would love to reschedule with their Michigan audience.  We are wishing the best for them and their families. 

    All of the refunds for tickets purchased online are being refunded and if there is an issue please email us ASAP at michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

    Wanted to toss out a huge thanks to Al Petteway, Amy White and their accompanist Sally Sparks for a really entertaining concert. What great musicians and genuinely nice folks they are.   They performed at Trinity House Theatre and at Acoustic Routes Concert Series in Saline.  Acoutic Routes is putting on some great shows so catch their schedule on Facebook by typing in Acoustic Routes Concerts.  

    Remember that Trinity House Theatre is putting on great concerts all the time and stay in touch with them at www.trintyhousetheatre.org
     

    GREAT NEWS ! - this is a message copied from guitarist Brian Gore's (of International Guitar Night) facebook page!
     
    "Pino Forastiere  is now teaching guitar online! But what he's really teaching is how to be a creative musician using guitar - which is a much bigger deal than just teaching, and something very hard to find. He is a scholar of Michael Hedges, and has dissected all aspects of tapping style - so he can really explain how to produce the best attack and tone with those techniques. He also views steel string guitar playing from a compositional perspective, which is very helpful. I should also add he is a brilliant composer himself... Also, nobody loves music more than Pino. I would recommend him highly!!"

    We hope to have Pino back next year.  Lessons from an amazing musician and guitarist at the touch of your fingertip! Contact Pino through his facebook page or pinoforastiere@gmail.com  http://www.pinoforastiere.com/  

     
    We are always looking at new artists and new ways to get the word out to folks about our concerts.  Our mission is to support the artists so advertisements in newspapers is way too expensive.  
     
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    Our Friends at Michigan Classical Guitar Society have one more event this year. 
    Sunday December 6th at the Plymouth Public Library @ 2pm .  This is there holiday party/concert  - https://www.facebook.com/guitarmichigan/
     
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    Our Friends at Huber Breese are sponsoring the amazing Doyle Dykes this coming Friday

    Huber & Breese Music is proud to present a musical night with Doyle Dykes. December 10th, 2015 at the Mirage Banquet Center.
    Tickets available at Southern Thumb and Huber & Breese. Call for more details 586-294-3950  or www.huberbreese.com
     
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    Thanks for your continued support of these great artists
     
     and the venues that bring them in!

    We are wishing a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving
     to all of our MFGS friends!!

    Keep in touch with us at michfingerstyle@gmail.org. 

    Looking for Christmas Stocking Stuffers then Check out our friends at Minor 7th  www.minor7th.com -Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!

        

    Also our friends at Candyrat have a great selection of artists and CDs/Flash Drives  to choose from check out their latest additions at www.candyrat.com

     

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

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