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Spring 2016 Concert Series and other Events

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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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    Billy McLaughlin Concert - Cancelled

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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

    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 by searching for Michigan Fingerstyle or  copy & paste 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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    Online Tickets available for Billy McLaughlin & Jeff Arundel

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    This is our last concert of 2016!

    This is an opportunity to see one of the legends of fingerstyle guitar in an intimate setting.  Billy McLaughlin emerged back in the Michael Hedges era as one of the preeminent fingerstylists in the world and his Album 'Fingerdance' reached Billboard's Top Ten Chart.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lr79aMTYPc

    Saturday November 21st. Tickets are $25 , Door at 7:30 Concert at 8pm.

    Tickets available at www.fingerstyle.org

    Billy will be accompanied by his good friend Jeff Arundel. 

    This concert will be at 'The Barn' in Rochester Hills by Walton and S. Adams just east of Meadowbrook.  The Barn is just what it is....A Barn that has been repurposed into office space but has room for about 40 folks. 

    Since this is a private residence the venue address will be on the ticket.

    You may have heard that due to focal dystonia, Billy has had to relearn using the guitar by switching hands.......an incredible difficult feat for someone of that level of performing.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_8EV1KzWOY

     

    You'll have an opportunity to meet Billy and Jeff after the show and you can bring a drink of your choice to the concert. 

    Thanks for supporting the artists who create this great music!

    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 Candyra thave a great selection of artists 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

    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

     



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    Concert Update - Al & Amy Tickets Available At The Door

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Hope you're enjoying the great fall weather this week. Just want you remind you that there is a great concert this Saturday, November 7th at Trinity House Theatre featuring Al Petteway and Amy White. They only come around every 3 or 4 years so don't miss this opportunity to see 2 time Grammy Winner Al Petteway and the lovely and very talented Amy White.

    Help support the artists and venues that bring us this great music!  

     

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     And remember on Saturday November 21st at 'The Barn' in Rochester Hills.     

      Billy McLaughlin and Jeff Arundel

      

     

    At ‘The Barn’ on Walton Blvd in Rochester Hills.

     

    This is a private house concert for 40 lucky folks and you may bring a beverage of your choice. Tickets are $25 and tickets are on sale now! . Once you have purchased tickets the address will be sent to you.

     

    Tickets at www.fingerstyle.org  

     

    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 Candyra thave a great selection of artists 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

    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

     



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    2 x Grammy Winner Saturday Nov 7th.

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    Tickets Still Available via www.fingerstyle.org.  Help us support these great artists and get the word out by printing and posting this at work or coffee shops near you ! 



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    2 Time Grammy Winner Al Petteway & Amy White

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    We have several announcements of music events for you.  Our mission has always been to support and promote fingerstyle guitar music but there is also other great guitarists that may not just be fingerstyle performers like our last sold out guest Pat Donohue!  Well this Friday, October 24th, our friends ar Trinity House Theatre are hosting Brooks Williams! You have the opportunity to see a great guitarist/singer songwriter.  His style combines roots, jazz, blues, classical, and folk. Brooks has released CD consisting of folk and some of instrumental guitar.  Here is some information on his show at Trinity House Theatre........

    http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/brooks-williams-oct-23/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIr8j83s2DY  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrRpf2X_nLA#t=44

    " I've known Brooks for many years. He's a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer.....the real thing...he always puts on a great show and more players should be  familiarwith his work"                                                Martin Simpson

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    Sunday October 25th,  3pm  Madonna University Presents - Ekachai Jearakul in Concert $20 at the door, Kresge Hall Madonna University - $15 for Students

    Guitar Workshop -October 24th in Kresge Hall at Madonna University from 1:00 until 4:00.

    Performers fee is $50 and auditors fee is $20.

    If you are interested in attending the Master Class please call 313-832-2613.

     

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      MFGS PRESENTS ON SATURDAY NOV. 7TH  2 TIME Grammy Award Winner Al Petteway and Indie Award Winner Amy White will perform at Trinity House Theatre on November 7th.

     

    Doors at 7:30 and Music at 8pm.

    Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members

    Trinity House Theatre - 38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia - (734) 464-6302

    Trinity House no longer takes reservations so tickets can be purchased online @ www.fingerstyle.org.  Last time Al & Amy performed it was a sellout so buying ahead of time guarantees you a seat at the show

    We are so fortunate to be able to host Al and Amy again. Multi instrumentalists,great performers and musicians who are a joy to watch.

    Al Petteway has been named one of the ‘Top Fifty Guitarists of All Time’ by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine and the CD ‘Caledon Wood’ was included in as one of the ‘Essential Albums of the past Twenty Years’.  Former artists in residence at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and we could go on and on!  Don’t spend time reading all of their accolades….just go on www.fingerstyle.org and buy a ticket before they are all gone! 

    Here is a sample of the work on one of six Ken Burns PBS classic documentaries including ‘National Parks, The Next Best Thing’, ‘Mark Twain’, and the ‘Civil War’.  This is the theme song from ‘National Parks’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKtT8x-1G50

    This show will sell out so get your tickets now!

     

                             Saturday November 21 stMFGS presents

    Billy Mclaughlin & Jeff Arundel

    At ‘The Barn’ on Walton Blvd in Rochester Hills.

    This is a private house concert for 40 lucky folks and you may bring a beverage of your choice. Tickets are $25 and tickets are on sale now! .  Once you have purchased tickets the address will be sent to you.

    Thanks for supporting the artists and the venues that host them!!

     

    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 Candyra thave a great selection of artists 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

    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

     



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    A Few Workshop and Concert Tickets Available.

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

     

    Just an update on the

    Pat Donohue concert Saturday September 26th (tomorrow).

    If you’re thinking of coming out there are about a dozen tickets left for the show. 

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

    For last minute folks who may decide tomorrow afternoon,

    you may call 248-953-6223 to see if tickets are still available

    but I wouldn’t count on it so call and get em while they’re here.

    There are a few spots open in the Guitar Workshop starting at 3pm at Trinity House Theatre.  This is a great opportunity for you to spend a couple hours with one of the best guitar instructors in the America.

    There isn’t much about the guitar and music that Pat does not know and he is a great teacher.  This is for guitarists at all levels.  Surprise the significant guitar player in your life and buy them a ticket!

    You may record the workshop lessons to review at other times.

    Guitar workshop is at 3pm sharp.  $40 gets you 2 hrs with Pat Donohue and

    $10 off the price of admission for the concert.

    Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm

    Trinity House Theatre

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

    HELP SUPPORT THE ARTISTS AND THE VENUES IN ORDER TO CONTINUE HEARING THIS GREAT MUSIC!

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

     

     

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

    Supporting fingerstyle artists and guitarists since 2001

     

    email:www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook!

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



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    Dear Friends of MFGS

     

    Just an update on the

    Pat Donohue concert Saturday September 26th (tomorrow).

    If you’re thinking of coming out there are about a dozen tickets left for the show. 

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

    For last minute folks who may decide tomorrow afternoon,

    you may call 248-953-6223 to see if tickets are still available

    but I wouldn’t count on it so call and get em while they’re here.

    There are a few spots open in the Guitar Workshop starting at 3pm at Trinity House Theatre.  This is a great opportunity for you to spend a couple hours with one of the best guitar instructors in the America.

    There isn’t much about the guitar and music that Pat does not know and he is a great teacher.  This is for guitarists at all levels.  Surprise the significant guitar player in your life and buy them a ticket!

    You may record the workshop lessons to review at other times.

    Guitar workshop is at 3pm sharp.  $40 gets you 2 hrs with Pat Donohue and

    $10 off the price of admission for the concert.

    Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm

    HELP SUPPORT THE ARTISTS AND THE VENUES IN ORDER TO CONTINUE HEARING 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

    Supporting fingerstyle artists and guitarists since 2001

     

    email:www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook!

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



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    Update on Pat Donohue's Concert and Workshop.

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Just to let you know that there are a couple dozen tickets still available for Pat Donohue’s concert this coming Saturday, September 26th at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia.  We can’t stress enough on what a great guitarists and entertainer that Pat Donohue is.  Maybe another quote would help sway you to come out and see one of America’s great guitarists. 

    His playing is rich with active, nimble bass lines that would in themselves seem to give a guitarist plenty to do. Laid against them are the complex chord work and elaborate, deftly-executed single-note runs. It's about as much harmonious sound as can be produced by two hands, wood, and strings...”Los Angeles Times

    And Just as important!  We get questions on why we don’t have any more guitar workshops?  MFGS took a break from sponsoring concerts for a while and along with that we backed off of the guitar workshops.  Pat Donohue asked if we would sponsor one of his workshops and he is one of the preeminent guitar teachers in the world! This is an opportunity for guitarists of all levels to sit with him for 2 hours, watch him perform, have him watch you play, learn some theory, learn some licks, ask any questions that you want and then get $10 off his concert ticket price!  Sounds like a deal to me! 

    We had posted our old number 248-646-4030 and there seems to have been a glitch in signing up so if you tried to call and didn’t’ get through here is a new number and an email address.  We do need a minimum of 4-5 guitarists so call or text 248-953-6223 or email michfingerstyle@gmail.com.   Guitar workshop is at Trinity House from 3-5 pm and you can pick the best seats for the show and then take a break and come back for the show.

    2 Hour Guitar workshop is $40 and you then get $10 off of the concert ticket price.

     

    Trinity House is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia

    On 6 Mile Rd just west of I-275 and east of Haggerty

    www.trinityhousetheatre.org

    Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

    Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

    Trinity House no longer takes reservations so all tickets will be sold online .

    Tickets are sale at www.fingerstyle.org

     

                               ************Upcoming MFGS Shows *****************

    Saturday November 7th

    Grammy Winner Al Petteway and Amy White

    @Trinity House Theatre

    Tickets on sale @ www.fingerstyle.org

     

     

    Saturday November 21st MFGS presents

    Billy Mclaughlin & Jeff Arundel

    At ‘The Barn’ on Walton Blvd in Rochester Hills. 

    This is a private house concert for 40 lucky folks and you may bring a beverage of your choice. Tickets are $25 and tickets are on sale now at www.fingerstyle.org

     

     

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    And our friends at the Michigan Classical Guitar Society would like you to know they are back for the fall.

    Plymouth Public Library, 223 South Main Street, Plymouth, MI

    (Go to www.guitarmichigan.org and click on ‘meeting locations’ for directions.)

     

    We missed their first concert/meeting but here are the rest for 2015.  

    Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library

    Sunday, November 15, 2015, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library

    Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library, CGSM HOLIDAY PARTY/CONCERT

    and performances  by ..........................

    Concert by Javier Calderon -

    Wednesday September 30 at Noon in Kerhl Auditorium, VistaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI. Admission free. For more information about the concert and the guitarist: www.schoolcraft.edu/music

    Masterclass with Ekachai Jerakul

     Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1-4pm, Madonna University. Auditor fee is $20.

    Classical Guitarist - Ekachai Jerakul 

    Sunday, October 25, 2015. The 2014 Guitar Foundation of America competition winner. Kresge Hall at Madonna University. General admission at the door: $20 and students are $15.

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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 Candyra thave a great selection of artists to choose from check out their latest additions and buy a few from them also -  www.candyrat.com

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    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

     



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    Grammy Winning Guitarist Pat Donohue - Sept. 26th

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    Saturday September 26th Michigan Fingerstyle presents

    @ Trinity House Theatre in Concert and Guitar Workshop

      

     

    Grammy Winning Guitarist Pat Donohue

    Saturday September 26th

    Trinity House is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia

    On 6  Mile Rd just west of I-275 and east of Haggerty

      www.trinityhousetheatre.org

    Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

    Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

    Trinity House no longer takes reservations so all tickets will be sold online. 

    Tickets are sale at www.fingerstyle.org

    ½ of the tickets are sold already and Trinity House only seats about 80 folks

     

    “I first heard him on the radio and got upset. Then I heard him in concert and got more upset. He thinks harmonically, improvises beautifully, and writes. If you're a guitar player, he's going to haunt you...”Leo Kottke

    “Donohue's steel string solos swing and boogie like good bar room piano playing. The complexity of his arrangements is obscured by effortless chops.”    Acoustic  Guitar Magazine

    This is your opportunity to see one of the finest American Guitarists performing today.  Donohue has one Grammy to his name and is a National Finger Picking Guitar Champion.  Pat performed live on Garrison Keeler’s ‘Prarie Home Companion’ for 20 years and he now devotes himself to live shows and guitar workshops.

    Speaking of Guitar Workshops,  Pat will be hosting a guitar workshop just prior to the show at Trinity House.  From 3pm-5pm you can learn from one of the greats!  This is for guitarists of all levels.  The guitar workshop costs $40 but you receive a $10 discount on your concert ticket by attending the workshop.

    Please call 248-646-4030 to register for the workshop or email michfingerstyle@gmail.com

     

    ****************Upcoming MFGS Shows *****************

    Saturday November 7th

    Grammy Winner Al Petteway and Amy White

    @Trinity House Theatre

    Tickets on sale @ www.fingerstyle.org

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    Saturday November 21st MFGS presents

    Billy Mclaughlin & Jeff Arundel

    At ‘The Barn’ on Walton Blvd in Rochester Hills. 

    This is a private house concert for 40 lucky folks and you may bring a beverage of your choice. Tickets are $25 and tickets will be on sale soon!

     

     

    Other Events

    This Wednesday September 16th in Petosky Michigan you can see the amazing Pierre Bensusan perform at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. concert starts at 7:30pm
    Tickets are $20, available at the door at 7:00pm
    Advance order tickets  

    call Leslie (231.330.4085) or Bill (231.342.6319)

     

    AND

     

    ...JUST ANNOUNCED FROM

    Calum Graham !!!

    Today I launched my very first crowdfunding project :-D

    I'm raising funds for my new Acoustic/Vocal EP and the 40 day campaign starts TODAY! I'll be recording in November and will be releasing the new EP in early 2016. Right now, I'm in Germany playing some shows for the next 10 days to help offset some of the project costs. I'm really stoked about this new EP and can't wait for you all to hear it!!

    Please support if you enjoy my music and want to hear what I've been working on the past year...


    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1393257226/calum-graham-the-new-acoustic-vocal-ep



    Thank you! -  Love,  Calum

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    Thanks for supporting the artists and the venues that host them!!

    This is one reason why your support is so important!

     

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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 Candyra thave a great selection of artists 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

    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



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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Sometimes we are presented with the ability to help others in need. Kevin Ransom was a music writer for the Detroit News and Ann Arbor News for a total of 25 years and he gave a lot of effort and time supporting local artists; now it is our turn to support Kevin! . Kevin has had a string of bad fortune and is in need of our assistance. There is a benefit concert featuring many regional musicians at the Ark this Monday, August 24th. The article link will give you more info and if you cannot attend the concert then you can help out through a 'Go Fund Me' account set up for Kevin.

    http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/07/benefit_concert_to_feature_che.html

    http://www.gofundme.com/ymy3bw

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    MFGS 2015 Fall Schedule

    Tickets are now on sale at www.fingerstyle.org for our upcoming concerts at Trinity House Theatre. Trinity House no longer takes reservations so all tickets will be sold online at www.fingerstyle.org

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     Italy's Stefano Barone has had to postpone his fall tour due to his father's illness. We we are sending our thoughts and prayers for him and his family. Hopefully he will be able to visit the States in the Spring of 2016.

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    Saturday September 26th Michigan Fingerstyle presents

    Grammy Winning Guitarist Pat Donohue

     

     

    @ Trinity House Theatre

    38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia

    Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

    Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

    Pat is one of the most amazing & versatile guitarist we’ve ever hosted.  He has performed for MFGS several times in the past but it has been some time since we've heard the likes of his licks. He just happens to have been the guitarist for the Prarie Home Companion program hosted by Garrison Keilor for 20 years but now is devoting most of his time to his music and teaching.  

    Pat puts on an amazing show and we are fortunate that he would like to host a guitar workshop for the MFGS. The guitar workshop will be held from 3pm to 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House Theatre.  There will be discounted concert tickets for workshop attendees.  The workshop costs $40 for 2 hours and then the concert ticket will only cost you $10. Call 248-646-4030 for reservations

    “Donohue's steel string solos swing and boogie like good bar room piano playing. The complexity of his arrangements is obscured by effortless chops...”Acoustic Guitar Magazine

     

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    Saturday November 7th

    Grammy Winner Al Petteway and Amy White

     

     

    @ Trinity House Theatre

    38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia

    Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

    Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

     

    The repertoire of Amy White and Al Petteway includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, percussion and vocals.

    Al and Amy have recorded music for six of Ken Burns PBS specials including ‘Mark Twain’, ‘The National Parks’ and ‘The Roosevelts’.

     

    Al and Amy will also host a guitar workshop. The guitar workshop will be held from 3pm to 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House Theatre.  There will be discounted concert tickets for workshop attendees.  The workshop costs $40 for 2 hours and then the concert ticket will only cost you $10.

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    Late Breaking News!

    MFGS will be hosting

    Billy McLaughlin and Jeff Arundel. November 21st 

     

    This performance will be at ‘The Barn’ in Rochester Hills Michigan follow.  Only 30 tickets will be made available for this show.   More news to follow

     

     

    Thanks for supporting the artists and the venues that host them!!

    This is one reason why your support is so important!

    https://medium.com/@Innerviews/the-finger-s-on-the-self-destruct-button-8502f3cc4b5c

     

     

    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 to choose from check out their latest additions at www.candyrat.com

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    MichiganFingerstyle 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

     



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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    We hope your summer is going well! 

    Just wanted to update you on some changes in our fall concert series. 

    Pat Donohue - Saturday September 26th  

    Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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    From Rome Italy, - Stefano Barone

    Thursday October 15th - Kerrytown Concerts in Ann Arbor

    Friday (tentative) October 16th - Hellenic Museum in Detroit

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    November 7th - Trinity House Theatre - Livonia

     

     





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    Friday June 12th
    Trinity House Theatre presents
    Fingerstyle Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto !

    $15 and $12  for Members.
    Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm!
    38840 West Six Mile in Livonia

    call 734-464-6302 to reserve a spot for Hiroya!
    This is the second appearance at Trinity House for Hiroya.  He has an amazing soothing style and is a musician to watch. 

    Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 1994, Hiroya entered The Osaka University and while at college in Japan, Hiroya was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara and Violeta Parra.

    In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He is also the recipient of the Professional Music Achievement Award. Hiroya completed a debut album entitiled “The Other Side of the World” with his band INTEROCEANICO and released in 2004. His composition entitled “El Otro Lado del Mundo” was nominated as the finalist of The USA Songwriting Competition 2004 and “Samba de Siempre” in 2005, also “Seventh Night” is the finalist of International Acoustic Music Award in 2006. Hiroya released his second album entitled “Confluencia” in 2006 and the third album”Where the River Shines” in 2008.

    Hiroya has been leading concerts with his group including several appearances at Blue Note in New York and he performed with Esperanza Spalding, Marta Gomez, Kendrick Scott(The Crusadors), Pete Kennedy(The Kennedys) and Dave Maxwell(Muddy Waters Band).


    And Tickets on Sale !

    The Canadian Guitar Festival in Kingston has released some of it's amazing artists

    http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

    July 24, 25 and 26

    Don Ross, Thomas Leeb, Ed Gerhard, Michaael Manring, Dave Barrett Trio and Justin St. Pierre. More to come!!! 

     

    Also appearing in the competition component of the festival is our own Yeman Al-Rawi.  Yeman has opened for Michael Chapdelaine and Calum Graham.  All the best! 

    If you are planning to attend the Canadian Festival in Kingston Ontario there are a few folks who might be interested in Ride sharing.  Please post your info on our facebook page.  Also VIA Rail goes to Kingston and this is not the typical Canadian Holiday weekend so there should be seats on the train and less traffic in Toronto (if that's possible)

     


    And don't forget Michigan's own Interlochen Fingerstyle Camp !

     July 29th to August 1st

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015 - See more at: http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar#sthash.er0Ej1TS.dpuf
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015 - See more at: http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar#sthash.er0Ej1TS.dpuf

    http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar

    Don Ross, Thomas Bresch and Matthew Schroeder will be instructing this 3 day event.  Learn your chops from the best!


    Let us know of other events you'd like us to list!


    Fall Concerts -

    Sept 26th   - Maneli Jamal - first time performing for Michigan Fingerstyle

    October - Stefano Barone - TBD

    November 7th - Al Petteway and Amy White will return for another sold out house!

     

    Thanks for supporting the artists and the venues that host them!!

     

    Check out our friends at 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 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 p romoting 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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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    First of all we would like to thank Calum Graham for his amazing performances at Trinity House , in Windsor at Mackenzie Hall and at a private House Concert.  All 3 concerts had full houses and his guitar compositions and his pieces with his (and Marissa's) vocals were very well received.  Hope to see Calum back this way again. 

    JB Davies opened for Calum at Trinity House and performed several arrangements and original pieces on his 6 string and harp guitars.  Yeman Al-Rawi opened for Calum at the house concert and showed us some very nice guitar work. Yeman will be competing in the Canadian Guitar Festival this summer in Kingston Ontario. 

    One of our long time friends Stephen Bennett  www.harpguitar.com is doing some interesting work.  He has a kickstarter fund going so that he can create some amazing music with a symphony titled  Powhatan Suite .  Here is the link and it would be great if you could support this initiative. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/554233714/the-powhatan-suite

    From our friends at Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

    The Classical Guitar Society of Michigan (CGSM) is a non-profit 501-c3 organization dedicated to "foster the love, appreciation and the use of the guitar as one of the great instruments of musical art, and to bring together all those who share this conviction."

    The 2014-15 season for CGSM ends with their May 17th   Member’s Concert at 2 pm at the Plymouth Public Library, featuring all those who signed up to share their music with us.

    The concert will start at 2 pm and it will be something special with performances of recently composed music, as well as more traditional repertoire. Performers are welcome to show up any time after 1 pm to warm up. All are invited to attend (bring family and friends), and stay to enjoy refreshments and friendly conversation after the concert. Please bring your favorite finger food to share!

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    On May 21st -  Italian classical guitarist Roberto Fabbri will take the stage in Oakland Universityís Varner Recital Hall at 8 p.m.  This is a free concert! Information included in this link.  http://www.theoaklandpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150513/italian-guitar-master-performs-at-oakland-university-on-may-21

    Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival, May 28-30, 2015

    (Formerly the "Classical Guitar Weekend"). Jason Vieaux, Paul Galbraith and other guitarists and luthiers will present recitals, master classes, lectures, and exhibits. For more information visit www.guitarsint.com (click on "guitar festival"), or call 216-752-7502. 

    University of Cincinnati, CCM 32nd Annual Classical Guitar Workshop, July 12-18, 2015

    Cincinnati, OH. Technique classes, ensembles, master classes, special sessions, and recitals will available. A great chance for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels throughout. For more information visit http://ccm.uc.edu/summer/classicalguitar.html or call 513-281-2865.

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    Performing Artists - the best in the world -July 24 - 26, 2015

    The Canadian Guitar Festival will announce it's artists soon but save the dates so that you'll be able to attend.  http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/   Del Vezeau has worked so hard to make this festival be as successful as it is.  Don't miss it...besides Yeman Al-Rawi who has opened for Michael Chapdelaine and Calum Graham will be in the competition!!!

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    And last but not least don't forget Michigan's own Interlochen Guitar Festival held Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Amazing artists like MFGS supporter Don Ross, Thom Bresh and Matthew Schroeder!  

    http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar 

     

    Fall Concerts -

    Sept 26th  - Maneli Jamal - first time performing for Michigan Fingerstyle

    October - Stefano Barone - TBD

    November 7th - Al Petteway and Amy White will return for another sold out house!

     

    Thanks for supporting the artists and the venues that host them!!

     

    Check out our friends at 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 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 p romoting 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

     





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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    There are still some tickets available for this Saturday, May 3rd, Concert with Calum Graham who will be joined by MFGS's own JB Davies as special guest. 

    This will be a great show! Support the artists who create this amazing music!

    Go to www.fingerstyle.org and click on link to 'buy tickets now'.  If there are no tickets left there please call Trinity House Theatre at 734-464-6302.   MFGS and Trinity House split ticket sales so there may be some available at Trinity House Theatre.  If you are planning to buy tickets at the door there may be some available but call Trinity House first before you head out.  

    Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members.

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    Our Friends at the Classical Guitar Society of Michigan have a Concert on May 17th in Plymouth!

     CGSM-MEMBER'S CONCERT/GET TOGETHER-The Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

    When: Sun, May 17, 2pm – 4pm

     WherePLYMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (map)

    DescriptionPlymouth Public Library Walldorf Room. Free parking and entrance in the back of the building off South Union Street. If you would like to play solos or ensembles in the concert, please email me with the names and composers of the pieces you’d like to play by May 1st at: president.cgsm@gmail.com, so we will have time to print the programs. This is a chance to share what you love with an audience that loves to hear it! We plan to have a finger-food-luc​k afterwards. Bring your favorite snacks and drinks to share. More information will follow in the next newsletter. Should be a great time! All are invited. Bring your family and friends! Musically Yours, Brian Roberts, President, CGSM All are welcome join our audience or play in the concert. Go to our website for more info:

                                       www.guitarmichigan.org

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    Remember this Summer's great guitar events

     The 11th Annual Canadian Guitar Festival July 24th, 25th, 26th

    http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

    Their artist list will be published soon.

     

    &

    This Summer at Interlochen Guitar Camp

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015
     

     

    Check out our friends at 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 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 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

     



     






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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Supporting the Music and those who bring the music to you!

     

    On May 2nd (in 2 weeks) we will be hosting Calum Graham @ Trinity House Theatre and there are still some tickets available.  Calum also has a performance at Mackenzie Hall in Windsor on Friday May 1st so if you know any folks across the border please let them know. 

     

     

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXJ5fgadB2k

     

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqn-7ZkYUYM

    Friday May 1st in Windsor Ontario    http://www.windsorfolk.org/  

     

                Saturday May 2nd @ Trinity House Theatre.  

    Tickets available online @ www.fingerstyle.org or you may call Trinity House Theatre to see if they have tickets available to reserve www.trinityhousetheatre.org

    Calum's Trinity House show is at 8pm and doors open at 7:30.  Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members.  This will be our only show this Spring so come out to see someone who.................

    -Won the Canadian Guitar Festival Competition in 2010

    -Was named by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30'  (yup, that means on the planet!)

    -Received many other accolades and won other competitions but one of the foremost guitarists in this genre describes Calum as "“He’s the most promising young guitarist I’ve seen, ...... “His command of the guitar is really impressive.” Andy McKee

                                         

     

     

                                                                        

     

    Our Friends at the Classical Guitar Society of Michigan have a Concert on May 17th in Plymouth!

     CGSM-MEMBER'S CONCERT/GET TOGETHER-The Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

    When: Sun, May 17, 2pm – 4pm

     WherePLYMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (map)

    DescriptionPlymouth Public Library Walldorf Room. Free parking and entrance in the back of the building off South Union Street. If you would like to play solos or ensembles in the concert, please email me with the names and composers of the pieces you’d like to play by May 1st at: president.cgsm@gmail.com, so we will have time to print the programs. This is a chance to share what you love with an audience that loves to hear it! We plan to have a finger-food-luc​k afterwards. Bring your favorite snacks and drinks to share. More information will follow in the next newsletter. Should be a great time! All are invited. Bring your family and friends! Musically Yours, Brian Roberts, President, CGSM All are welcome join our audience or play in the concert. Go to our website for more info:

                                       www.guitarmichigan.org

     

     

    The 11th Annual Canadian Guitar Festival July 24th, 25th, 26th

    http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

     

    Word on the street is that there is a local guitarists competing in this years event!

    Hint.....He opened for Michael Chapdelaine about 1 year ago at Trinity House

     

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    This Summer at Interlochen Guitar Camp

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015

     

    and This Fall

    Jon Gomm CANCELLED - WILL RESCHEDULE 2016

     

    September 26th, 2015 Candyrat Recording Artist

    Maneli Jamal! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69MJ4UGzvl4

     

    Italy's (& Candyrat's) Stefano Barone October 2015 date - TBD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDFP_MbvyGc

     

     

    Check out our friends at http://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 to choose from check out their latest additions at  www.candyrat.com
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    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook !

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Just a reminder!  We try to publish local acoustic and special events in the area so if you know of any events in the area please let us know by emailing michfingerstyle@gmail.com

     

    Satruday April 11th Grand Circus Media presents

    Gardenia-Bluegrass-Roots Festival @ Royal Oak Farmers Market.

    http://grandcircusmedia.com/gardenia-bluegrass-roots-festival/

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    ACOUSTIC ROOTS CONCERT SERIES IN SALINE MICHIGAN

    STARTING APRIL 11TH

    Acoustic Routes, Saline’s home for live and local music, announces three upcoming concerts at Mangiamo's Italian Grill, 107 W. Michigan Ave.

    http://www.heritage.com/articles/2015/04/04/saline_reporter/news/doc551c073443820792410824.txt

    MAP to location http://mangiamoitaliangrill.com/contact/

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    FRIDAY APRIL 17TH - A BENEFIT FOR TRINITY HOUSE THEATRE!

    Our friends at Trinity House Theatre are volunteers just like MFGS!.  They support the arts and music because they love to.  TH has graciously allowed MFGS to host some of the best fingerstylists in the world over the last few years and they  are a mainstay in the arts community in Southeast Michigan. 

    This Concert is not at the Theatre. It is at  The concert will be held at Trinity Church, 34500 6 Mile in Livonia-  The Trinity Church is about 2 miles east of Trinity House Theatre.  Call (734) 464-6302 for more information.   Support the folks who support the music you love!

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    Friday May 2nd at Mackenzie Hall in Windsor Ontario &

    Saturday May 3rd at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia Michigan

    MFGS and Windsor Folk Society present

    Candyrat Recording Artist

    CALUM GRAHAM

    We've mentioned that he was the 2010 Canadian Guitar Competition Champion and that Acoustic Guitar Magazine listed Calum as one of the 'Top 30 Guitarists Under 30' in the world!  How bout this?

    “He’s the most promising young guitarist I’ve seen, ...... “His command of the guitar is really impressive.”   Andy McKee

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB4GRmgUpR8

    For Tickets to the Friday May 2nd show in Windsor Ontario

    http://www.windsorfolk.org/?page=tickets

    For Tickets to the show at Trinity House Theatre - Online at www.fingerstyle.org or call 734-464-6032

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    Coming up this Summer

    *************Coming Up **************

     

    The Canadian Guitar Festival July 24th, 25th, 26th

     

    http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

    Word on the street is that there is a local guitarists competing in this years event!

     

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    This Summer at Interlochen Guitar Camp 

     

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015
     

    http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar

     

    and This Fall

    Jon Gomm October     29th ***CANCELLED***

     

    Stefano Barone       DATE - TBD

     

    Check out our friends at   http://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 to choose from www.candyrat.com
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    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001

     

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or on Facebook !

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    At Just 23, Calum Graham has already enjoyed a career that would be the envy of most artists twice his age. The Alberta-born/Toronto based guitarist - singer/songwriter has released four acclaimed albums and won the Canadian Guitar Competition in 2010 amongst other competitions. He has performed at the Olympic Games in both Vancouver and London, racked up some phenomenal views on YouTube, and was most recently named “One of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30’ by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

     

    Friday, May 1st  Mackenzie Hall – Windsor Ontario

    3277 Sandwich Street

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=+3277+Sandwich+Street+,+Mackenzie+Hall+-+Windsor,+Ontario&output=classic&dg=brw

     

    8PM  - Doors @ 7:30 PMTickets $19 for Windsor Folk Society Members & $23 for general admission http://www.windsorfolk.org/

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    Saturday, May 2 - @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

    8pm, (doors @ 7:30 PM

    www.trinityhousetheatre.org

     

    Tickets $20 -  $17 for Trinity House Members

     Tickets Available  www.fingerstyle.org or click on  

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    *************Coming Up **************

    The Canadian Guitar Festival July 24th, 25th, 26th

    http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

     

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    This Summer at Interlochen Guitar Camp 

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015

    http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar

     

    and This Fall

    Jon Gomm October     29th

     

    Stefano Barone        TBD

     Check out our friends at   Minor 7th  http://www.minor7th.com/  

    Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music

     

    and Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

     

    We would love to post more acoustic guitar concert information for you so please let us know and we will post it on our website or place it in the newsletter

     

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

    promoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001 

     

      www.fingerstyle.org

    email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or on Facebook !

     

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    Dear friends of MFGS

    JB Davies & Ben Hassenger

    Friday March 6th

    Live! From the Living Room Acoustic Showcase

     
    Unity of Lake Orion
    3070 S. Baldwin Rd
    Orion Township, MI
     
    Admission: $10.00/person   Doors open at 7:30     Show at 8:00 pm
     
     
    Ben Hassenger is known as Michigan's Ukulele Ambassador as well as being a guitarist and songwriter that focuses on the important things in life like love, food, dogs, Michigan, and the Detroit Tigers. He will be appearing with Steve Szilagyi on upright and ukulele bass.  Ben’s style is enthusiastic and joyful.  He is a master of the guitar as well as the mighty uke, writes songs about baseball, and has traveled the world as an educator.
     
    JB Davies started playing guitar at the age of a 14 after seeing a John Denver concert with his mom (in matching western shirts). Seeing Leo Kottke perform in 1998 ignited him to become a student of the contemporary fingerstyle guitar movement and JB has studied under some of the top pioneers of the genre. This inspired him to explore the roots of this tradition, leading him to a turn of the century instrument called the harp guitar. JB's repertoire is eclectic, ranging from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to contemporary fingerstyle artists and his own originals. He plays in heavy alternate tunings using acoustic, baritone and harp guitars. His technique utilizes two handed tapping, two hands over the top and other unusual methods.  JB is Co-Founder and past President of the Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society (www.Fingerstyle.org)
     
    Here is JB Davies performeing with Trevor Gordon Hall  this past weekend

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fPgK1wroY8

     
    The Living Room Acoustic Showcase is in a beautiful auditorium, comfortable seating, fine sound system, and free, convenient parking.  Refreshments available
     
    Directions:  Take I-75 N to Baldwin Rd North exit 84A. Go north on Baldwin Rd approx 1.9 miles.  To the west you will see the Dollar General.  Unity of Lake Orion shares a short driveway with the Dollar General.  Turn west into the drive then jog left into the church parking lot.  The church is set back from the road and might not be hard to see at first.  Coming from the south, if you get to Waldon Rd, you've gone too far.
     
    Here's a map link
     

     

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    Tickets on Sale Now for Calum Graham

    Saturday May 2nd

    @ www.fingerstyle.org

      go to www.fingerstyle.org and  click on 'buy tickets' on left side of screen

    Trinity House Theatre

    Candyrat Recording Artist Calum Graham was the winner of the 2010 Canadian Guitar Festival

    Named one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar Magazine!! 

    http://www.acousticguitar.com/News-Features/30-Great-Guitarists-Under-30/30-Under-30-Part-3-Sean-de-Burca-Newton-Faulkner-Sofia-Gleeson-and-Calum-Graham

    Tickets are $20 General Admission and $17 for Trinity House Members

       If there is enough interest for a guitar workshop please let us know @ michfingerstyle.@gmail.com

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    Check out our friends at  http://www.minor7th.com/ 

    Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
     
    also our friends at Candyrat www.candyrat.com
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    Pino Forastiere's New Album ' Deconstruction' is available to download @ Itunes or amazon.com
    Awaiting the CDs ....to arrive soon !
    Until then you can downlad it at  https://itunes.apple.com/album/id957713214
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    We would love to post more acoustic guitar concert information for you so please let us know and we will post it on our website or place it in the newsletter.

    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001, 248-646-4030

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or on Facebook !

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    Tickets on Sale for Calum Graham - Pierre Bensusan - New Events

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    Tonight! February 14th

    Annual Breakfast at St. Andrews Benefit in Ann Arbor.  Please consider this great musical event for a great cause.   BREAKFEST 2015, the sixth annual benefit concert for the Breakfast at St. Andrew's daily meal program. 

    The concert is at The Ark in Ann Arbor.  Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($30 - all general admission) are on sale now through  and the Michigan Union Ticket Office: 734-763-TKTS.  http://breakfastatstandrews.org/breakfest-concert.htm   Hope to See You There !!

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    THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH, 8PM

    Pierre Bensusan

                 Kreft Center Black Box Theater 

    4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor MI
    Tickets: $15 ($8 seniors and students)-
    734-995-7537

    "Pierre’s music gives me the shakes. No other guitarist shares his strange gifts of sophistication, accessibility and downright joy. Even at its most complex, Pierre’s music only needs ears to be enjoyed".   Leo Kottke

    "Listening to Pierre Bensusan is rejuvenating. Beside his extraordinary touch and tone, the notes and melody appeal directly to the tender side of our human nature". Steve Vai

      http://www.cuaa.edu/knowconcordia/arts/music.html

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    Saturday February 21st @ 8pm

    Acoustic Routes Concert - Saline Michigan

    107 W. Michigan Ave

    Featuring Tim Monger

    $10 cover (all to the artist)  734-429-0060

    Tim Monger has performed at the SXSW music and film conference in Austin, Texas, and with artists including Patti Smith, is currently recording the follow up to his critically-acclaimed solo CD, "The New Britton Sound."

    http://www.heritage.com/articles/2015/02/13/saline_reporter/news/doc54da2ef7c8262197725986.txt

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         Friday February 27th @ 8pm

    @ Stone House Concerts in Detroit

    Lac La Belle featuring Nick schillace and Jennie Knaggs

    Multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, Jennie Knaggs & Nick Schillace are Lac La Belle. The influence of early Americana is evident in their songwriting, telling stories that capture the human experience. Their wonderful new CD “A Friend Too Long” has been described “as wildly beautiful and organic as modern music gets.”…and it’s true!Don’t miss this fabulous duo, who will make music as wildly beautiful and organic as music gets in the intimate setting of a living room!

    http://stonehouseconcerts.com/

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    Tickets on Sale Now for Calum Graham

     (  click on 'buy tickets' on left side of screen @ www.fingerstyle.org  )

    May 2nd @ Trinity House Theatre

    Candyrat Recording Artist Calum Graham is the winner of the 2010 Canadian Guitar Festival and appeared @ TH with Don Ross in 2014.  Trevor is now touring solo and has new release coming out this month. 

    Named one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.  http://www.acousticguitar.com/News-Features/30-Great-Guitarists-Under-30/30-Under-30-Part-3-Sean-de-Burca-Newton-Faulkner-Sofia-Gleeson-and-Calum-Graham

    Tickets are $20 General Admission and $17 for Trinity House Members

    Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm.   If there is enough interest for a guitar workshop we will see if we can arrange that. Please email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com if you are interested in a workshop before the show.

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    Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
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    Pino Forastiere's New Album ' Deconstruction' is available to download @ Itunes or amazon.com
    Awaiting the CDs ....to arrive soon !
    Until then you can downlad it at  https://itunes.apple.com/album/id957713214
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    We would love to post more acoustic guitar concert information for you so please let us know and we will post it on our website or place it in the newsletter.

    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001, 248-646-4030

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or on Facebook !

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Trevor Gordon Hall - Good news and perhaps bad news?  If you have tickets for Trevor's upcoming  house concert consider this good news.  If you don't then unfortunately the concert has completly sold out.   But you can hear him by picking up his album at www.candyrat.com or use the link through our friends at Minor 7th which helps the artist and the folks at Minor 7th who do these great review! http://www.minor7th.com/

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    Remember the Annual Breakfast at St. Andrews Benefit in Ann Arbor on February 14th.  Please consider this great musical event for a great cause.   BREAKFEST 2015, the sixth annual benefit concert for the Breakfast at St. Andrew's daily meal program, will be Saturday, February 14, 2015 at The Ark in Ann Arbor.

     Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($30 - all general admission) are on sale now through  and the Michigan Union Ticket Office: 734-763-TKTS. 

    http://breakfastatstandrews.org/breakfest-concert.htm   Hope to See You There !!

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    We recently learned that Pierre Bensusan will be returning to this area

     -When: Friday, February 20, 2015, 8:00pm

    Where: Kreft Center Black Box Theater, 4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor MI
    Tickets: $15 ($8 seniors and students)-
    734-995-7537

    “One of the world’s most distinctive and influential guitarists." The Washington Post

    Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014), "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his first album, "Près de Paris,” "Best World Music Guitar Player " by Guitar Player Magazine, Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent world musicians today.   http://www.cuaa.edu/knowconcordia/arts/music.html

    Here is Pierre's song written after the death of Michael Hedges - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPJ5dosLuEQ

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    Today!

    Pino Forastiere's new CD 'Deconstruction' is now out!

    Here is one of his gorgeous pieces called 'Go, Go, Go, Said the Bird' 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytoPkKOF3vs

    The CD is available at https://itunes.apple.com/album/id957713214

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    Save the Date !!!

    Calum Graham - Saturday May 2nd Trinity House Theatre - tickets will be available soon through our website  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB4GRmgUpR8&list=RDFXJ5fgadB2k&index=4

    Calum is also looking for other midwest venues so if you have any suggestions please contact us and we will hook him up! michfingerstyle@gmail.com

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    Calum and our good friend Stefano Barone are working on new albums as we speak. 

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    We would love to post more acoustic guitar concert information for you so please let us know and we will post it on our website or place it in the newsletter.

    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001, 248-646-4030

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

    or Facebook !

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     MFGS wishes you all the best in this New Year

    Start out the New Year with the Annual Breakfast at St. Andrews Benefit in Ann Arbor on February 14th.  Please consider this great musical event for a great cause.   BREAKFEST 2015, the sixth annual benefit concert for the Breakfast at St. Andrew's daily meal program, will be Saturday, February 14, 2015 at The Ark in Ann Arbor. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($30 - all general admission) are on sale now through The Ark and the Michigan Union Ticket Office: 734-763-TKTS. For more concert news, check out the concert Facebook page.  Hope to See You There !!

    Last newsletter we mentioned that Pino Forastiere would have a new release in January and we just received information on this event. His new release is called 'Deconstruction' and it will be released on January 28th, 2015.  For the latest on this release it would be best to connect with Pino on Facebook or go to his 'under deconstruction' website at www.forastiere.it.     Remember it is January 28th!

    Trevor Gordon Hall has a new release called 'Mind Heart Fingers' and it sailed to  #4 on the New Age/Ambient/World charts http://www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp?m=10&y=2014.  Trevor will be in town for an intimate night of music at a residence in Southfield on February 28th.  You may email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com for information about this concert, please leave your contact information and it is first come first served.  Only 30 tickets will be sold and some are gone already. The cost for this evening of Music is $30, all proceeds go to Trevor who is traveling in to Michigan for this special event. JB Davies will open for Trevor....this is an event you don't want to miss !!!

    Saturday May 2nd @ Trinity House Theatre MFGS will feature another one of Candyrat Records young guns Calum Graham www.trinityhousetheatre.org . We will notify you ASAP when tickets go on sale online via Vendini. 

    For this fall we are discussing a concert with the amazing Jon Gomm. This may end up being a week day concert but that is all that he may be able to do.  Just check him out and see why this concert will sell out no matter what day of the week he shows up  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vCcZIARw9k . MFGS is also in discussion with Tony McManus.

    Thank You for supporting the artists who create this beautiful music and the venues that allow them to perform!  Look for great reviews of new music from our friends @ Minor 7th http://www.minor7th.com/

     

    We would love to post more acoustic guitar concert information for you so please let us know and we will post it on our website or place it in the newsletter.

    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001, 248-646-4030

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

    or Facebook!

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

     

     

     

     

     

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Hoping that you are enjoying this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend with family and friends.  We wanted to let you know that MFGS will host 2 or 3 concerts next fall through Trinity House.  We took a little break and appreciate Trinity House hosting a few of our favorite artists while we recharged our batteries. 

    Let us know who you would like to see next fall by emailing us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com .  We can't guarantee that the artists that you want will be available but we will try and we  always like to hear what you think.   How many of you would like to see us organize another picking party or two?  Do you want workshops before the concerts?   Let us know via email or on Facebook!

    So what's up with the fingerstyle music scene these days

    MFGS friend Trevor Gordon Hall is touring Italy and has a new CD out that has garnered a lot of great press.  Talking about 'Mind Heart Fingers' Willl Ackerman, Founder of Windham Hill Records says “Trevor takes acoustic solo guitar playing to a new level. I'm listening to his new album Mind Heart Fingers right now. Wow! Beautiful. Astonishing. Inspiring. The original compositions and arrangements are stunning.  I enjoy the brilliant uniqueness of the Kalimbatar pieces. Well done Trevor!"   http://www.trevorgordonhall.com/

    Word from Italy is that Pino Forastiere is releasing a new album in January.  Always breaking the trail with his music, we can't wait to hear it!   Stefano Barone is also working on new music and recently toured in Russia.  We will keep you updated!

    Candyrat Records has some great stocking stuffers!  100 top tracks on a flash drive featuring 21 Candyrat artists including Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Andrew White, Calum Graham, Craig D'Andrea, Daniel Voth, Don Ross, Dean Magraw, Ewan Dobson, Gareth Pearson, Hunter Van Larkins, Jimmy Wahlsteen, Kelly Valleau, Mike Dawes, Peter Ciluzzi, Pino Forastiere, Richard Barrett, Sergio Altamura, Stefano Barone, Trevor Gordon Hall, and Van Larkins. Includes 12 bonus Candyrat HD videos. Also some new T-shirts plus a great lineup of artists  CDs to choose from!  www.candyrat.com 

    Noel Night is coming up on December 6th and a great guitarist friend of MFGS, Nick Schillace performs in Lac La Belle,  an acoustic duo from Detroit with Jennie Knaggs http://www.laclabellemusic.com/store .  They will be performing at Noel Night along with some great music in Downtown Detroit!  Don't miss this! http://midtowndetroitinc.org/events/noel-night/noel-night

     

    Trinity House Theatre is always a great place to hear music and they have a fundraiser for one of their friends Susie Keat who is struggling with some medical bills.  Hey......you can perform that night too!  http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/empty-chair-night/ 

     

    One of our young guitar friends Yeman Al-Rawi entered into the Ernie Ball Prodigy Contest where he can win a trip to Hollywood to record a CD and perform an opening act for one of Andy's concerts.   Yeman opened for Michael Chapdelaine last year and he has a shot at this so take a few moments and go to this spot and vote for him!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rny4BVVXye0

     

    Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season

    Thank You for supporting the artists who create this beautiful music and the venues that allow them to perform!

    We would love to post acoustic guitar concert information so please let us know!

    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001,    248-646-4030

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org      

    email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com       

       or join us on Facebook !

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    Trace Bundy October 25th & Updates on other shows

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

     

    We would like to take a moment to thank the guys from California Guitar Trio for an amazing performance last month. If you happened to miss their sold out show don’t worry cause They’ll Be Back!

     

    On  Saturday October 25th  Trinity House Theatre will be hosting another amazing performer

     Trace Bundy 

    Trace performed here in 2013 and his show was sold out and we expect the same again.  In 2008 Acoustic Guitar Magazine named Trace “ Most Promising New Talent of the Year”  and he has more than lived up to that!

     

    Show starts at 8pm, doors @ 7:30

    Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members   

                 Trinity House is located just a stones throw from I-275 and 6 mile road 38840 West Six Mile  Livonia,  

     734-464-6302  Call now to reserve!

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJly3laTg3w

     

    "It was easy to see why Bundy plays bigger venues on each tour. In his hands, the acoustic guitar is an imagination station, and there was no telling where he is going take the audience at any given turn. Thrilling stuff."  -  Guitar Player Magazine

     

     

    *****AND******

     

    Laurence Juber is Back In Michigan!

    Thurs Oct 23rd 7:30pm
    Knickerbocker Theatre 86 E 8th St. Holland MI 49423 616-395 7890 $5/$7/$10
    Fri Oct 24th 12:30pm
    Elderly Instruments 1100 N Washington Lansing MI 48906 517-372 7880 Lunchtime With LJ - free clinic and book signing
    Fri Oct 24th 8pm
    Riviera Theatre 50 N. Main St. Three Rivers MI 49093 269-278-8068 $12/$15

     

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    Saturday November 1 st , 2014

    Our great friends at Candyrat Records have a couple of their artists touring locally at

     PJ's Lager House in Detroit!  

    http://pjslagerhouse.com/event_item.aspx?id=2248

     

    The Lager House is Located at 1254 Michigan Avenue, Detroit MI  three blocks East of old Tiger Stadium , two blocks West of MGM Grand and down the street from our nearly world famous Slows BBQ

     

    Although not your typical fingerstyle guitar artists we have always appreciated the support of Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com so please take a moment to check them out and it's ONLY $10

     

                                          The Reign of Kindo

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

    and

    Matthew Santos 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV9yPc_EYw

    and it’s only $10 !!!

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    Also on November 14th @ Trinity House is our great friend and amazing guitarist from Michigan Jason Dennie!  Past winner of the Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Competition Jason hails from Ann Arbor. 

    "Dennie has nailed the sweet spot of what solo guitar should be…”
    Minor 7th.com

    Tickets are $15 and $12 for Trinity House Members.

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    and an amazing message from  from Tom Griesgraber (Chapman Stick) who performed with Bert Lams (CGT)  for MFGS a few years back.

    Unnamed Lands up for Grammy Nominations!

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    Hi everyone and happy Fall! 

    I've just received some of the most exciting news ever. For the first time, I'm on the ballot for this year's Grammy Awards for my album Unnamed Lands with guitarist Bert Lams, and you might be able to help :) 

    We're up for nominations under:

    Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
    Unnamed Lands
    Best Instrumental Composition
    "Rebecca" from Unnamed Lands
    Best New Artist
    Tom Griesgraber and Bert Lams
    Album Of The Year
    Unnamed Lands

    We are also up for consideration under Best Packaging, Best Engineering and Best Liner Notes (categories determined in part by craft committees).


    Most award categories are decided by voting members, who are made up of fellow artists, songwriters, engineers and producers. Voting members can listen now on the GrammyPro website, or feel free to contact me if you'd like to dig in deeper. Since the album is a concept album, the booklet with its stories and artwork are a connected piece of the work and are not on the site.


    Everyone else.. if you'd like to help us, please share or forward this news with anyone you know who is involved with writing, recording and performing music. Personal notes, or even forwarding our posts on places like Facebook could actually help. We're definitely a small pair of fish in a large ocean here, sharing categories with many of the world's best. It's exciting, humbling and even intimidating being in categories next to some of your musical heroes. My hope is that we can at least make as many folks as possible aware that we're even on the list! 


    Voting is going on now and ends November 4th. 


    Thanks as always for all your support! It would be impossible to do what we do without it. 


    Continued thanks also to our friends Howard Givens, Steve Hall, Jack Durieux, Laurent Durieux and Ben Moore who helped us put the album together. 


    All the best,

    Tom Griesgraber

    www.thossounds.com

     

    Thank You for supporting the artists who create this beautiful music and thanks to the venues that open up their doors for the artists to perform!

    We would love to post acoustic guitar concert information so please let us know.

    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001,    248-646-4030

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org   

        email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com       

       or join us on Facebook !

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