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Ed Gerhard - Tickets available at the door

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  Dear Friend of MFGS

 

There will be some tickets available at the door for Grammy Award Winning Guitarist Ed Gerhard tomorrow night at Trinity House Theatre.  This link shows Ed performing  one of the nicest renditions of   ' If I Fell-In My Life ' by Lennon & McCartney that we have ever seen !

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

There will be more of this tomorrow night so call  Phone: (734) 464.6302 to reserve a spot!  Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm  come on over for some amazing music! 

 Tickets are just  $20 for concert and $17 for Trinity House Members

There are still spots for the guitar workshop also - 248-646-4030  or text 248-953-6223 the day of the show.

2 hours for guitarists of all levels.  $40 for workshop gets you $10 off concert tickets.

 

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Ed Gerhard this Saturday October 5th!

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With influences from Andres Segovia to Mississippi John Hurt,  Grammy Winning Guitarist Ed Gerhard is one of the true masters of steel string fingerstyle guitar.  Playing on 6-string, slide guitar and Hawaiian lap steel, American guitarist-composer Ed Gerhard will perform at the Trinity House Theatre this Saturday night October 5th @8 p.m.  Ed’s music has been featured on Ken Burn’s productions, ‘The National Parks: America's Best Idea' & 'Mark Twain’

                                                                                  

 

  At Trinity House Theatre

38840 W. Six Mile in Livonia just west of I 275

(734) 464-6302 -  Doors at 7:30, show at 8pm!

Ed began playing guitar at 14, after marveling at Andrés Segovia on television. Later on, the music of guitarist John Fahey pointed him toward experimentation with open tunings and inspired him to begin composing guitar music of his own. As a result, what distinguishes Ed’s music is his inventive use of open tuning, which allows a variety of color from one composition to the next. Melodic but free from clichés, his playing goes in unexpected directions. Whether his precise, yet lush sound conveys classic sensibilities or inflections of blues, he gracefully imparts his own distinctive touch. Ed’s agility on his instrument shines through on every tune, but as Seacoast music critic Larry Etscovitz emphasizes, “never for mere technical show, always in the service of beauty"

                               " one of the richest steel'string sounds you've ever heard!" 

                                                                                                                Premier Guitar Magazine

 ”… Gerhard is considered to have the most exquisite acoustic guitar tone on on the planet”                                                                                                    Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“From the top of his silvery hair down to his electric blue socks, Gerhard throws himself completely into every song he plays,”                                                            Portsmouth Press.

 

Ed returns to play for MFGS again and this has been his first appearance since 2008!  Ed will perform tunes from his luminous and long career along with songs from his and most recent CD “There and Gone”  Treat yourself to an evening of remarkable music by a legend in acoustic guitar. 

Also, Ed is sponsoring a Guitar Workshop at Trinity House from 3pm-5pm prior to the show.  You will have 2 hours with one of the most respected guitar instructors we have ever hosted.  This is for guitarists of all levels and cost is $40!  All workshop attendees receive $10 off of concert tickets!  

Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot at the workshop!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEof_B6IUB4

Trinity House is a limited seating venue.  Please purchase ahead of time either by going to www.fingerstyle.org or call Trinity House to reserve.

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

Phone 248-646-4030 – Email- michfingerstyle@gmail.com

or please join us on Facebook!!

 

 

 

 



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Ed Gerhard and other events

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Occasionally we receive emails at michfingerstyle@gmail.com. One recent email asked why we only have two concerts this fall?  Well, the timing didn't work out between the artists and the availability at Trinity House for other great guitarists to play.  We did feel that we hit the jackpot with the performers we do have. Grammy winning guitarist  Ed Gerhard will perform Saturday October 5th and then on Saturday October 26th we were able to snag Italian master Pino Forasitere! 

We hope that you will take the time to attend these concerts for without your support we won't be able to continue this work.  We also support other guitarists when we get information about their performances.  For instance 

This Tuesday September 24th, MFGS friend and Michigan Classical Guitar Society member David Polla and his son Darrin will be performing a benefit concert at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial at 7:30pm.  The performance will include some solo classical pieces by David Polla then some solo 'folkish/pop' pieces by Darrin Polla , followed by some duets with voice/steel & nylon string/ mandola. After a break there will be some horns and drums joining the group.  Grosse Pointe War Memorial is on the shores of Lake St. Clair at 32 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pte Farms, inbetween Cadieux Road and Moross (7mile) (313) 881-751.  Proceeds will go to Living Hope Church.  Support local musicians!

Friday September 27th our friends the California Guitar Trio are at the Ark!  

On Saturday October 5th MFGS is honored to present

Grammy Award Winning guitarist ED GERHARD!

@  Trinity House Theatre
734-464-6302

 Ed last graced our stage in 2008 and he has been performing at concerts and workshops all over the world since then.  Looks like Ed comes around every 5 years so don’t miss the opportunity to hear him perform and sit with Ed for 2 hours at his guitar workshop and receive ½ off your concert ticket!  

 Call 248-646-4030 for reservations to the workshop and then pick out your favorite seat before the show!!

Italian master Pino Forastiere will be returning for his 5th appearance here at MFGS on Saturday October 26th.  More information to come.

All MFGS shows will be hosted at the Trinity House Theatre ,

located at 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152, unless otherwise stated. 

Please visit their website and support them by attending some of their other shows.     http://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlhttp://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlhttp://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlww

Seating at Trinity House is limited to 87 seats.  These will be great concerts and workshops.    Tickets for MFGS shows are  available at www. fingerstyle.org

To reserve a seat at Ed or Pino’s Guitar Workshop   please   call 248-646-4030

 

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

Phone 248-646-4030 – Email- michfingerstyle@gmail.com

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Grammy Award Winning Guitarist - Ed Gerhard, October 5th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Tickets are on sale for our upcoming concerts this fall!   Go to www.fingerstyle.org

Saturday, October 5th

Grammy Award Winning Guitarist Ed Gerhard

www.edgerhard.com

           In concert and Guitar Workshop @ Trinity House Theatre

doors at 7:30 , show @ 8pm

Tickets $20 & $17 for Trinity House Subscribers

Ed's CD "Luna" is featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 20th Anniversary list of the "240 Essential Albums." “This soulful album of original compositions rich in melody, chordal complexity and stylistic variety proves why Gerhard is considered to have the most exquisite acoustic guitar tone on the planet.” -Acoustic Guitar Magazine

 

 "Gerhard does not write instrumentals.  He writes songs only a guitar can sing"

                                                                                                   Boston Globe

 

Ed hosts one of the best workshops we have had.  It will be 2 hours,  from 3pm - 5pm the same day as the show.  This is for guitarists of all levels and all workshop attendees will receive 1/2 off their concert ticket price.  

To register for this workshop please call 248-646-4030

 

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On Saturday, October 26th

 from Rome, Italy – Pino Forastiere

 

 In concert and Guitar Workshop @ Trinity House Theatre

 

Tickets $20 & $17 for Trinity House Subscribers

 

www.forastiere.it

 

"Prepare to be transported to a different dimension"      Jam Magazine 

 

The closest we can come to describing one of Pino’s performances is ‘Zen and the Art of Acoustic Guitar"     Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

 

   

Pino will  host a Guitar Workshop from 3 to 5pm same day as show @ Trinity House Theatre

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          Other shows you might be interested in!

California Guitar Trio will perform at the Ark in Ann Arbor

Sunday September 22nd @ 7:30pm. Information available @

www.theark.org  & www.cgtrio.com

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Jason Dennie 

Saturday October 19th- @ Trinity House Theatre

 8:00 p.m., Tickets $15, $12 to Trinity House Subscribers

www.jasondennie.com

 

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Jeff Arundel with special guest, MFGS’s own JB Davies 

www.jeffarundel.com  & www.jbdavies.com

 Friday November 1st @ Trinity House Theatre

 8:00 p.m., Tickets $15, $12 to Trinity House Subscribers

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All MFGS shows will be hosted at the Trinity House Theatre,

located at 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152, unless otherwise stated. 

Please visit their website and support them by attending some of their other shows.     http://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlhttp://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlhttp://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlww

Seating at Trinity House is limited to 87 seats.  Trinity House will take reservations at (734) 464.6302 but we expect these great shows to sell out so consider buying them ahead of time @

www.fingerstyle.org

 

To reserve a seat at Ed or Pino’s Guitar Workshop

 please  call 248-646-4030

Guitar Workshop fee is $40.  Concert tickets are reduced to $10 for workshop attendees.

 

 www.minor7th.com = Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music

 

 

     

For a stroll down memory lane here are the concerts we have been bringing  you since 2002.

 Don Ross- February 2002 with Jordan O'Connor, opening act - Jason Dennie ,  Preston Reed- February 2002,  Alex DeGrassi- April 2002,   Muriel Anderson- September 2002,  Al Petteway & Amy White- October 2002, Laurence Juber- November 2002, Don Ross- February 2003, Pierre Bensusan- March 2003, Ed Gerhard- April 2003, Stephen Bennet- September 2003,  Preston Reed- October 2003, Pat Donohue- March 2004,  Al Petteway & Amy White- April 2004, Stephen Bennet- May 2004, Isato Nakagawa- September- 2004, Ed Gerhard- March 2005... Michael Gulezian- April 2005, Erika Luckett- April 2005, Muriel Anderson- September 2005, Pino Forastiere- November 2005, Don Ross- December 2005, Stephen Bennet- January 2006,  Andy McKee- February 2006, Pat Donohue- March 2006, Al Petteway & Amy White- April 2006, Ed Gerhard- May 2006, Masa Sumide- March 2007, Tony McManus- March 2007, Don Ross- April 2007, Billy Mclaughlin- September 2007, Laurence Juber- September 2007, Tim Sparks & Michael Young- October 2007, Pat Donohue- October 2007, Pino Forastiere- February 2008, Michael Chapdelaine- March 2008, Andy McKee- April 2008, Ed Gerhard- September 2008,  Craig D'Andrea/Antoine Dufour - October 2008, Stephen Bennett - November 2008,  Pino Forastiere with Craig D'€™Andrea & Antoine Dufour - March 2009, Peppino D'Agostino -April 2009, Billy McLaughlin & Nathan Wilson - May 2009,  Al Petteway & Amy White - Sept. 2009,  Don Ross - Oct. 2009, Michael Chapdelaine - November 2009. Peter Finger - March 2010, Guitar Republic - April 2010,  Laurence Juber - May 2010, Bert Lams & Tom Griesgraber-June 2010,  California Guitar Trio- Sept. 2010, Preston Reed September 2010,  Tony McManus November 2010, International Guitar Night, January 2011, Pierre Bensusan March 2011, Stefano Barone, with guest Glenn Poorman,  April 2011,  Craig D'€™Andrea & Antoine Dufour / Candyrat Guitar Night with special guests Gareth Pearson & Ewan Dobson -May 2011, Woody Mann - October 2011, California Guitar Trio -  November 2011, Don Ross & Brooke Miller - February  2012 - Al Petteway & Amy White - May 2012, Chris Proctor - September 2012,  Billy McLaughlin - October 2012, Eric Lugosch - November 2012, Trace Bundy -  November 2012, Stephen Bennett -  December 2012, Billy McLaughlin - January 2013, Trevor Gordon Hall - February 2013,  Tony McManus - March 2013.   Antoine Dufour with special guest Gareth Pearson - April 2013, Acoustic Eidelon - April 2013,

 

And in the spring of 2014 we are looking forward to Peppino D'Agostino, Muriel Anderson, Michael Chapdelaine and Don Ross with Calum Graham

 

 

                  All MFGS shows will be hosted at the Trinity House Theatre,

located at 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152, unless otherwise stated. 

Please visit their website and support them by attending some of their other shows.     http://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlhttp://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlhttp://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlww

 

Also, let us know if you are aware of upcoming fingerstyle guitar performances 

in our area & we will post them on our events

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

 

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

Phone 248-646-4030 – Email- michfingerstyle@gmail.com or

please join us on Facebook!!

 

 

 

 

 



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Summer Events from MFGS

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Michigan's Summer is finally underway so we would like you to know of upcoming events.

Please let us know of other guitar events occuring in the Michigan Area

June 21st, at 7pm in Pontiac Michigan

Crane Centre Benefit Concert with John Standefer

Crystal Ballroom, Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility

1 Lafayette, Pontiac Michigan

 Tickets $35 (tickets will go on sale May 1 (details available soon)
All proceeds support the Crane Centre, a not for profit corporation.

 

June 22, 2013, 9 AM - 3 PM Orchard Lake, MI
Guitar Fingerstyle Workshop with John Standefer
Lakeside Coffee House (2nd floor of Orchard Lake Presbyterian), 5171 Commerce Road
Fee is $50. Lunch is provided. Contact Steve Orr to sign up in advance at  734.552.9228   or email @
sorr3_2000@yahoo.com
Topics include: fingerstyle solo and accompaniment guitar, reading tab & charts, music theory.

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Interlochen's Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

July 24th - July 27th

With Alex DeGrassi and Michael Gulezian

http://college.interlochen.org/category/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop


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Don't Miss The Canadian Guitar Festival  August 2nd – 4th, Featuring these great artists    

MC – Holmes Hooke

 

Performers –Dan Crary, Don Ross, Brooke Miller, Calum Graham, Mauricio Montecinos, Ewan Dobson, Tim & Myles Thompson, Michael Manring, Tony McManus, Beppe Gambetta, Ed Gerhard, Vinnick & Fines, Gareth Pearson, Trevor Gordon Hall & Dylan Ryche  *****    Plus the 2013 Fingerstyle Competition ********

_________________http://comevisit.com/vezco/festival/index2.html_______________


 

-Don't forget our friends at the Fur Peace Ranch - www.furpeaceranch.com

And stay in tune with acoustic guitar music and reviews @  www.minor7th.com

-Remember Trinity House for concerts throughout the summer www.trinityhousetheatre.org

And of course listen to some great music on WDET's Essential Music with Ann Delisi http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/ and Rob Reinhart http://wdet.org/shows/rob-reinharts-essential-music/

And now our friend Stefania Beginini plays some very good music from Roma Italia on Sundays https://www.facebook.com/PersonalJesusRadioPopolareRoma?fref=ts

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Fall 2013  Performers to date for Guitar Workshops and Performance with MFGS

 

- Saturday Oct 5th, Grammy Award Winner  Ed Gerhard

 

-Saturday October 26th  from Roma Italy - Pino Forastiere

 

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

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

Phone 248-646-4030 – Email michfingerstyle@gmail.com or please join us on Facebook        

 



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JB Davies tonight in Royal Oak, Acoustic Eidolon tomorrow in Livonia

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Tickets Will Be Available at the door for
our final concert of this 2013 Spring Series
featuring
Acoustic Eidolon
 Saturday April 27th, Show 8pm -doors @ 7:30
Trinity House Theatre

Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 6 Mile   just west of I-275 in Livonia

(734) 464-6302  www.trinityhousetheatre.org

 

Stop by and enjoy this amazing duo! 

 

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Also, Tonight Friday April 26th  in Royal Oak

 

our own JB Davies is performing with Paul Gaughan

@ The Detroit School of Rock and Pop

 

1109 South Washington St.

 

 

Keep in touch with us on Facebook or by email @  michfingerstyle@gmail .com

If you hear of any interesting concerts or Workshops this summer please let us know!

The Michigan Fingerstyle Gui! tar Society is a 501 (   3) (c) non-profit organization

 

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Acoustic Eidolon in Concert This Saturday 8pm

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Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society
is proud to present
For our Final Concert of this Spring Series

Acoustic Eidolon
8pm Saturday April 27th
Trinity House Theatre

Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 6 Mile   just west of I-275 in Livonia

(734) 464-6302


Advanced Tickets are available online at www.fingerstyle.org


Guitarist Joe Scott studied at the Guitar Institute of Technology in California under some of the worlds finest guitarists including Robin Ford, Tommy Tedesco, Frank Gambale and the great Joe Pass.  After a stint with the New Cristy Minstrels he returned to Colorado and performed with the band Wind Machine for the next 14 years. In 1985 Joe's abilities began to change and he ended up with the diagnosis of Focal Dystonia.  Forced with this career ending diagnosis Joe went to study with classical guitarist David Leisner in NYC.  Over a period of years he relearned how to play the guitar and, like our friend Billy McLaughlin, Joe's musical career was on tract again.

Cellist Hannah was classically trained and studied with Gabriel Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet. Initially playing in her school orchestra with her sister Sabina, Viktor Krauss and the renowned bluegrass great Alison Krauss. Hannah continued performing in the Colorado in area symphonies and festivals. At some point eager to stretch herself she entered the world of rock, funk and alternative music and her repitoire included everything from Dvorak to Zepplin, baroque to the Grateful Dead.

Hannah Alkire met Joe after receiving a call to play on a Boulder Colorado ensemble's recording. Following the directions to the rehearsal she was amazed to drive past her house and 3 doors down was where Joe Scott lived and of course, you guessed it, yes....Acoustic Eidolon was founded, Joe and Hannah were married and now have 2 children and a household of musical instruments.



 
Don't miss this amazing musical treat for our final concert of the season!

Keep in touch with us on Facebook or by michfingerstyle@gmail.com

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

 

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Local Fingerstyle Events - Dakota Dave Hull

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Dear Friends of MFGS

As you may know, the Antoine Dufour and Gareth Pearson Concert has been sold out.  So not to cause you to go into withdrawal we wanted you to know of another special event this weekend.




For our final concert of this Spring Season

Acoustic Eidelon Will be performing on April 27th at Trinity House Theatre. 
They are a unique duo of Joe Scott on double neck acoustic guitar and Hannah Alkire on cello.  This is a little different from straight fingerstyle guitar but after hearing them perform we wanted to bring them to the Detroit area to perform.   Tickets available online at
www.fingerstyle.org


And our friends at the Michigan Classical Guitar Society
www.guitarmichigan.org

College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
Workshop is – July 8-14, 2013 (more information later).

Xuefei Yang, guitar, with Toledo Symphony. April 19 and 20


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

www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

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Update on Antoine Dufour & Gareth Pearson April 13th

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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Presents in Concert

Antoine Dufour with Special Guest   Gareth Pearson 

Saturday April 13th, 8pm

 

Remember this is a general admission concert and doors open at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $20 or $17 for Trinity House members

 

This show will sell out … you can get advanced Tickets online at www.fingerstyle.org    or

 

  trinityhousetheatre.org 

Trinity House and MFGS split the ticket allotment.  Once our online tickets sell out then call Trinity House to see if seats are still available 

734-464-6302 

Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 6 Mile just west of I-275 in Livonia

 

******Antoine Dufour will be hosting a 2 hour guitar workshop from 3pm – 5pm on the same day as the show.  This is for guitarists of all levels and workshop attendees receive concert tickets for $10******

Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a workshop spot  

www.michfingerstyle@gmail.org

 

” Wlile melodic and accessible to any listener, Dufour's music is at the same time extremely complex both texturally and harmonically. Dufour is clear y a musician who deeply understands the nature of the guitar'   Minor 7th

 

"When the Welsh Tornado hits your town, get ready for total devastation!"   

                                                            Tommy Emmanual 

 

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

 

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

 

 Acoustic Eidolon will appear @ Trinity House on April 27th

This will be the final performance for our Spring 2013 series. 

 

 

 



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 Tony McManus 

There will be some tickets available at the door

Call Trinity House    (734) 464-6302  for Ticket availability

This Saturday, March 23rd @ Trinity House Theatre

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Tickets $20 or $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members

call 248-646-4030 for updates on ticket sales and Workshop spots.

From Paisley Scotland born of Irish descent, this will be Tony’s third visit to MFGS so instead of writing a lot about him lets let others speak for us.

The best Celtic guitarist in the world - John Renbourn

 

“Tony McManus is the Jeff Beck of the acoustic guitar” - Paul Reed Smith

“McManus is perhaps the most technically and intellectually gifted Celtic-based guitarist currently recording and performing” – Minor 7th

There has been  a great response for Tony's workshop so call to make a reservation since space will be limited.  2 hours of a hands on workshop with the best Celtic Guitarist in the World.   3- 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House Theatre.   Cost of workshop is $40. Workshop attendees can purchase a concert ticket for $10. This workshop is for guitarists of all levels.

Call MFGS @ 248-646-4030 for information on the concert or the workshop.

 

Upcoming Shows

April 13th Canadian International Fingerstyle Competition Winner

Antoine DuFour

 

April 27th   Acoustic Eidolon in Concert

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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Presents

Tony McManus

Saturday, March 23rd @ Trinity House Theatre 

Show @ 8pm

Doors @ 7:30

General Admission

Tickets $20

$17 Trinity House Members

There is a $10 discount off ticket price for Workshop attendees.

MFGS will be hosting a 2 hour Guitar Workshop with Tony McManus

will be hosting a 2 hour Guitar Workshop from 3pm to 5pm the same day as the show.

This is for guitarists

of all levels.

Workshop Fee $40

 

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





This Saturday, Trevor Gordon Hall - This Sunday Picking Party

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Saturday February 9th @ 8 pm - Doors At 7:30

@ Trinity House Theatre

MFGS presents

 

Trevor Gordon Hall

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society was founded in 2001 by local guitarists who had a profound appreciation of fingerstyle guitar music.  The mission of MFGS is to promote fingerstyle guitar through performances, workshops and goodwill.  We have been fortunate to host over 80 concerts and guitar workshops in the last 12 years as well as 3-4 Picking Parties each year. This Saturday we are bringing in Candyrat Recording Artist Trevor Gordon Hall.  Although not well known in these parts, part of our mission is to bring up and coming guitarists to Michigan in order to promote their music and allow our members the opportunity to see some of these musicians earlier in their career. Trevor has certainly impressed many famous musicians and his list of great reviews is listed here.   http://www.trevorgordonhall.com/press.html

One of our favorites reviews is from Windham Hill Record Founder William Ackerman who says  

"Trevor Gordon Hall is one of the few post-Michael Hedges guitarists who has managed to incorporate that vast repository of innovation while having an artistic voice strong enough to steadfastly avoid imitation. However technically proficient Trevor is, he is not one of the swarm of guitarists who revel in guitar gymnastics for their sake alone. His technique follows artistic expression as it should. Trevor is capable of a range of styles while having every note seem to express something sincere and meaningful to him. This is a fine debut from a guitarist we will need to pay attention to.” Will Ackerman - Grammy winning guitarist/composer and producer, founded the influential Windham Hill Records

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXNe2HhJ-R0

Tickets will be available at the door but we recommend that you  call Trinity House at 734 464-6302 to see if tickets remain and you may reserve them through Trinity House.

 Remember this is a general admission concert and doors open at 7:30pm.  

 

Tickets are $20 or $17 for Trinity House members.

trinityhousetheatre.org

Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 6 Mile

 just west of I-275 in Livonia,

You may also purchase tickets online at www.fingerstyle.org

call 248-646-4030 for information on the concert or to register for Trevor Gordon Hall's 2 hr guitar workshop from 3pm - 5pm the same day as the show. 

 

 

 

Also   

 MFGS will be sponsoring a Picking Party from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday February 10th at Bluefish Music in Plymouth. There is no charge for this event and this is a non-competitive, supportive environment where guitarists of all levels can sit around and play, watch, listen and even pluck of few of Paul Murphy's fabulous guitar collection. And if your guitar needs some attention remember Paul does repairs and as a builder, player and owner of a guitar store you can't find better advice!!

 

 

From  3pm -6pm @ 744 Starkweather St. Plymouth, Telephone: (734) 927-0675

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. Originating in 2001, MFGS is an all volunteer non-profit society promoting the appreciation of Fingerstyle and Other Acoustic Guitar Music through concerts, workshops and goodwill.

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Trevor Gordon Hall Feb 9th, plus Picking Party Feb 10th

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Saturday February 9th  @ 8 pm - Doors At 7:30

Trevor Gordon Hall

$20 for General Admission - $17 for Trinity House Members

 Rob Poland & CandyRat Records has introduced us to an amazing array of acoustic guitarists. Trevor Gordon Hall is one of that stable’s ‘young guns’. Trevor is a Philadelphia based acoustic instrumentalist whose compositions range in style from driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases.   Trevor has deftly incorporated a kalimba onto one of his guitars and into some of his pieces.

Trevor has garnered high praises from some really influential folks in music.

“Very inventive concept and excellent performance...” Laurence Juber

“In the genre of intriguing guitar players Trevor really stands out. His music is both soothing and challenging..."   Graham Nash

“Trevor is a virtuoso. I’ve never seen a guitarist/composer this good at his age”- Joe Nicolo Former President /Producer/Owner of Ruffhouse Records; found and signed Lauryn Hill, The Fugees, Cypress Hill, Kris Kross; produced James Taylor, Aerosmith.

We could go on and on with more reviews from bassist Michael Manring, Jazz great Pat Martino, percussionist Billy Cobham and Will Ackerman from the Windham Hill Label.  

  You’re going to want to say you saw him @ Trinity House Theatre in 2013 !!

Trevor will be sponsoring a 2 hour hands on guitar workshop at Trinity House at 3pm - 5pm the same day as the show.  Workshop fee is $40 and you can take $10 off your concert ticket if you attend the workshop.  

MFGS concerts are held at Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

38840 Six Mile just west of I-275 in Livonia,

Phone:(734) 464-6302

Tickets available online @ www.fingerstyle.org or call Trinity House to reserve tickets

ALSO

 

MFGS will be sponsoring a Picking Party on Sunday February 10th at Bluefish Music in Plymouth. There is no charge for this event and this is a non-competitive, supportive environment where guitarists of all levels can sit around and play, watch, listen and even pluck of few of Paul Murphy's fabulous guitar collection.  And if your guitar needs some attention remember Paul does repairs and as a builder, player and owner of a guitar store you can't find better advice!!

3pm -6pm @ 744 Starkweather St. Plymouth, 48170

Telephone: (734)927-0675

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AND OTHER GUITAR EVENTS IN THE AREA!!!

From our friends at the Michigan Classical Guitar Society 

Our February Meeting: Sunday February 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Plymouth Public Library, 223 South Main Street, Plymouth Michigan.  www.guitarmichigan.org   

The Ark Presents International Guitar Night  February 13th featuring Martin Taylor 

  Click for Details

The Ark Presents Pierre Bensusan February 19th

Click for Details

                     Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. Originating in 2001, MFGS  is an all volunteer non-profit society promoting the appreciation of  Fingerstyle and Other Acoustic Guitar Music through concerts, workshops and goodwill.

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

 

 

 



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Dear Friends of MFGS

The Billy McLaughlin Concert this Saturday night will be sold out.

As of now there are only eight tickets left and 2 of them will be held until Tomorrow evening for any additional guitar workshop attendees. Billy's workshop is from 3pm to 5pm at Trinity House Theatre.

Guitar Workshop Tickets are $40 and there is a $10 discount off of the cost of the concert ticket for workshop attendees.

To reserve a workshop spot please call 248-646-4030

The best option at this point is to see if any tickets are on our website www.fingerstyle.org or to call Trinity House and to be put on the reserve list or the waiting list.  Information about Trinity House @  www.trinityhousetheatre.org

38840 Six Mile just west of I-275 in Livonia,

 

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THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 25TH.  8pm to 10:30pm

Live! From the Living Room Acoustic Showcase
www.OldFrontPorch.com
located in the atrium of the Oakland Arts Building
next to the Blue Note Cafe
7 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac, MI
Admission: $5.00 person

 

Paul Gaughan  - sees himself as a singer-songwriter in the tradition of people like Neil Young, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, and other artists from the sixties and seventies. His acoustic-guitar based songs draw from a variety of styles, including folk, rock, and country, and tend to be emotionally honest. Together with friend Gary Senick, Paul has performed in a number of musical outfits over the years. Recently, they have been performing as a duo, Senick and Gaughanfunkel. Gary is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who is known for his high tenor voice and enthusiastic performances.   

JB Davies - President and Co-founder of the Michigan Fingersty Guitar Society will perform a set featuring tunes from some of his favorite artists such as Billy McLaughlin, Laurence Juber and Michael Hedges. JB heartily favors the two handed tapping technique and has incorporated this style into several of his own originals.

***********AND DON'T FORGET- IN TWO WEEKS!!!***************

Tickets are on sale now for the

February 9th, 2013 Concert & Guitar Workshop by Candyrat Records Recording Artist

Trevor Gordon Hall

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

CandyRat Records has introduced us to an amazing array of acoustic guitarists to enjoy and Trevor Gordon Hall is one of that stable’s ‘young guns’. You’ll want to be the one to say “I saw him at MFGS in 2013”. He’s that good!!.

Sharp, absorbing and beautiful meditations for guitar that will get your mind moving in new ways." Tom Moon, Music Critic; Contributor to NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’/Rolling Stone/GQ/Blender/Vibe/Spin, writer of ‘1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die’   

www.trinityhousetheatre.org               www.fingerstyle.org

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. Originating in 2001, MFGS is an all volunteer non-profit society promoting the appreciation of Fingerstyle and Other Acoustic Guitar Music through concerts, workshops and goodwill.

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

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Billy McLaughlin - Saturday January 26th

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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Presents in Concert and Guitar Workshop

Billy McLaughlin

Saturday January 26th 8pm - Doors @ 7:30

Trinity House Theatre

Tickets $20 -- $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members -

- $10 for Guitar Workshop Attendees

 

38840 Six Mile just west of I-275 in Livonia,

Phone:(734) 464-6302 

Tickets available online @ www.fingerstyle.org

 A serious professional in his teens, McLaughlin left his home and rock band in Minneapolis for the University of Southern California guitar department where he became interested in minimalist composers Phillip Glass and Steve Reich. Employing what would become his signature style of placing both hands on the fretboard, McLaughlin began composing for his first release using a technique of 'hammer-ons" and 'pull-offs" that create a harp-like effect on the acoustic guitar. This unusual approach led Billy to extensive national touring earning multiple NACA Campus Entertainer awards. In 1995 McLaughlin signed a multi-album international contract with Virgin Records label Narada whose first release, Fingerdance, peaked at #7 on the Billboard charts. Hundreds of shows a year and another release deep into the contract with Narada, he began struggling with his hands – something felt 'off" and it was getting worse.

For two years he struggled with a mysterious and unrelenting condition of unexplainable muscle spasms and contractions. Shockingly as symptoms grew worse he could no longer perform most of his own repertoire. In 2001, Billy was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder called focal dystonia. The diagnosis was confirmed at the Mayo Clinic.................

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_8EV1KzWOY

Billy will be hosting  a 2 hr, hands on,Guitar Workshop from 3pm – 5pm the same day as the show. Workshop cost is $40. Concert tickets are discounted  $10 for workshop attendees.  These workshops are for guitarists of all levels.  After the workshop you may pick your seat for the show and there are lots of great restaurants in the area to fill in the time between the workshop and the show.  Plus you get the best seat in the house for the concert!  Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot at the workshop or for other info.

            Also appearing soon

Friday January 18th  Fingerstyle guitarist Elden Kelly performs at the Ten Pound Fiddle www.tenpoundfiddle.org Solo show. Elden Kelly--voice, string instruments. Special guests Dave Sharp--Bass; Carolyn Koebel--Percussion.  www.eldenkelly.com
Box office opens at 7; Doors open at 7:30; Show at 8. Tickets: $15 public; $12 Fiddle members; $5 students. Tickets available on line at www.tenpoundfiddle.org after Sept. 1, 2012, or at the door. (more) Unitarian Universalist Church (855 Grove Street East Lansing, MI)

Saturday January 19th  Two Time Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Don Ross and Brooke Miller appear in Windsor.  Both Brooke and Don had CD’s in 2012 that were named best in 2012 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, for more info click here  ..http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/179965372145846/?fref=ts

...    http://acousticguitar.com/article/default.aspx?articleid=28715&page=2#tejagerken

Friday January 25th our own JB Davies will be performing at the Blue Note Café in Pontiac. 7 N Saginaw St, Pontiac, MI 48342 , (248) 648-1350        

www.trinityhousetheatre.org  www.fingerstyle.org

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. Originating in 2001, MFGS  is an all volunteer non-profit society promoting the appreciation of  Fingerstyle and Other Acoustic Guitar Music through concerts, workshops and goodwill.

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

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MFGS 2013 Concert Series & Happy New Year

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From all of us at MFGS we hope you had a special Holiday Season with your family and friends and we wish you all the best in this New Year!

MFGS Winter/Spring 2013  Concert Series & Workshops at Trinity House

January 26th, 2013- Billy McLaughlin – Perhaps one of the first fingerstyle or ‘New Age’ CDs any of us purchased was Billy McLaughlin's ‘Fingerdance’. His Top Ten Billboard CD opened many of our ears to the slightly amplified and percussive tapping sound of the acoustic guitar. Struck with Focal Dystonia, in 2002 he considered his career over but his passion for his music drove him to a solution. He decided change hands and relearn the guitar left handed! (don't try that at home!)  A remarkable musician and friend of MFGS.

 

February 9th, 2013 Trevor Gordon Hall - CandyRat Records has introduced us to an amazing array of acoustic guitarists to enjoy and Trevor Gordon Hall is one of that stable’s ‘young guns’. You’ll want to be the one to say “I saw him at MFGS in 2013”. He’s that good!!. “Sharp, absorbing and beautiful meditations for guitar that will get your mind moving in new ways." Tom Moon, Music Critic; Contributor to NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’/Rolling Stone/GQ/Blender/Vibe/Spin, writer of ‘1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die’

 

March 23rd, 2013 –Tony McManus - Legendary guitarist of Pentangle fame, John Renbourn, says “ Tony McManus is the best Celtic Guitarist in the World”! MFGS second’s that! This will be the Scottish born guitarist’s third visit to MFGS. His performances are memorable and the lad has a bit of wit about him too!

 

April 13th, Antoine Dufour - Winning the Canadian Fingerstyle Competition in 2006 was the launching pad for this amazing progressive fingerstyle guitarist. Antoine has toured the world several times and comes back to MFGS for the 4th time. Antoine is another one of Rob Poland's Candyrat guitarists and he has garnered high acclaim for his 6 CDs to date and his truly dynamic performances.

 

April 27thAcoustic EidolonWhat do you get when you put on a performance with a cello and a double neck guitar? Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire founded Acoustic Eidolon in 1998 and have created such a unique sound with their music that this show will be a treat for us all. It is their first performance with MFGS and Trinity House Theatre

We will be updating our website, www.fingerstyle.org, soon. Here is a concert we recently heard about that you might be interested in. ..On January 19th Don Ross and Brooke Miller will be playing in Windsor.

http://www.facebook.com/events/179965372145846/

 To end out the year we would like to acknowledge a few guitarists that have graced our stage and who have garnered some end of the year acknowledgements.

 

Congratulations to MFGS friend Al Petteway! His recent CD, ‘ It's Only The Blues’, was selected by two editors of Acoustic Guitar Magazine as an Essential Album of 2012!BTW, they're right! Great CD. Highly recommended!

The Nationally syndicated Radio Show, ‘Echoes’, selected Pino Forastiere’s ‘From 1 to 8’ as one of the 25 Essential Echoes CDs of 2012.These are the albums that the Echoes staff thought were the most significant releases of 2012 that were played on the program. Forastiere’s From 1 to 8: “We get a lot of solo guitar albums in. Only one of them was perfect. This is it" John DiLiberto, Echoes - http://echoesblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/25-essential-echoes-cds-the-best-of-2012/

'Echoes' Listener's Poll chose Calfornia Guitar Trio's 'Masterworks' as one of the Essential CDs of 2012, http://echoesblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/best-of-echoes-2012-listener-poll-results/

Locally, For nearly three years, Free Press photographer Brian Kaufman traversed the hallways and rooftops of the mammoth Packard Plant, documenting the decaying structure. He trained his camera on scrappers and fires, wildlife and crumbling architecture -- all to tell the story of how a symbol of industrial might became ground zero for Rust Belt blight. Brian has woven together some insightful poetry of Brian has woven together some insightful poetry of Pulitizer Prize Winner Philip Levine and the avant-garde music of Italy’s Guitar Republic (Pino Forastiere, Sergio Altamura and Stefano Barone) along with his brilliant photography and film work to make a truly stunning and must see documentary. This is a 6 minute intro to the documentary which will come out in 2013. Play it with some decent speakers and a big screen….Enjoy!

http://www.freep.com/article/20121216/NEWS01/312160156/-1/7daysarchives/Free-Press-film-Packard-Plant-debut-early-2013

 

Speaking of Italy, if you can’t get there and want to catch some great music with perhaps a lean towards acoustic guitar, Stefania Benigni has a link on her facebook page to her radio show ‘Personal Jesus’ which airs in Rome every Sunday. Check it out and listen to the programs posted on her page.  Even if you’re not fluent in Italian the music is contemporary and the sound is universal. http://www.facebook.com/PersonalJesusRadioPopolareRoma

 

If you hear of any other accolades or announcements please let us know and we will put them in our newsletter.

 

End of the year thanks go to Bill Keith of Trinity House for sharing the Theatre with us. Paul Murphy of Bluefish Music http://bluefishguitars.com/ for doing sound at the concerts and hosting some of our picking parties. We hope to get one soon so stay tuned! Ann Delisi for her Essential Music Program http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/, Rob Rinehart for his Essential Music Program http://wdet.org/shows/rob-reinharts-essential-music/and Acoustic Café http://www.acafe.com/about_host.html and Pam Rossi for her ‘Overeasy’ Program http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/    Thanks for all the great music throughout the year!

 

And a big thanks to all of you who support fingerstyle guitar by attending concerts, workshops or purchasing music from these great musicians.

On the web @ www.fingerstyle.org - And please join us on Facebook! 

 

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society/145932971825?fref=ts

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society & Trinity House Theatre are 501 (c)( 3) non-profit organizations

 

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

Email: michfingerstyle@gmail.com - Phone @ 248-646-4030





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Happy Thanksgiving - Vote for CD of the Year on Echoes

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family.  Thanks to Trace Bundy for a great show last Friday night, we hope to have him back soon.

And lets thank some of our fingerstyle guitar friends by voting on this 'Echoes' 2012 CDs of the Year.   Many of these guitarists have played for us in the past and if they haven't they may well do so in the future.  

Pino Forastiere, Sergio Altamura, Stefano Barone (Guitar Republic), Ewan Dobson, Jimmy Walsteen, Owen Van Larkins and Don Ross.

Just takes  a minute to vote!

  http://echoesblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/best-of-echoes-2012-poll-is-open/

 

All the best for this Thanksgiving and mark your Calendars for December 15th Christmas Concert &

 Guitar Workshop with Stephen Bennettt

Tickets on sale now @

www.fingerstyle.org

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society & Trinity House Theatre are 501 (c)( 3) non-profit organizations

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

Email michfingerstyle@gmail.com

Phone @ 248-646-4030

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Trace Bundy Concert Has Sold Out!!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just to let you know that Trace Bundy’s show this Friday night has sold out !

Trinity House’s intimate venue does limit seating but this certainly lets us know that we should be inviting Trace back for another show in the future.

Our final season’s concert will be a Christmas Concert with Stephen Bennett on Saturday December 15th at Trinity House Theatre. Stephen Bennett is one of the most revered guitarists on the planet and many of today’s fingerstylists site him as an inspiration to them. Here is Stephen’s website http://harpguitar.com/ and you’ll hear more about his performance in the next few weeks.

Remember to save the date…December 15th!

Again, a sellout is good news for but we realize it disappoints others. All in all, we thank you for supporting MFGS’s mission of supporting Fingerstyle Guitar.

From all of us at MFGS ….we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving with your families and friends!

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society & Trinity House Theatre are 501 (c)( 3) non-profit organizations

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

Email michfingerstyle@gmail.com

Phone @ 248-646-4030

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Trace Bundy in Concert - Friday November 16th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We would like to send a special thanks along to Eric Lugosch who gave an amazing performance last Saturday night at Trinity House.  Classic Americana music from Rev. Gary Davis to Joni Mitchell and his own compositions.  We don't know where this guy has been hiding all this time but he is a great teacher, has great chops and is pretty funny guy on stage. If you ever get chance to see Eric, don't pass it by.  His website has a 'Fingerstyle Academy www.ericlugosch.com/lessonhome.html, has lots of free (yes he admits he is a bad businessman) downloads. 

Our next concert is Friday November 16th with the truly amazing Trace Bundy.  Back in 2008 Acoustic Guitar gave Trace the Most Promising New Talent Award ahead of the likes of Andy McKee and Macyn Taylor.  Called the 'Acoustic Ninja' for his forays into playing the guitar with multiple capos along with deft harmonics and occasional looping is a site to be seen and heard.  

This is Trace's first concert here with MFGS and We expect this concert to sell out with over half of the 87 seats sold already. Go to www.fingerstyle.org and click on the link for tickets. 

Show @ 8pm, doors at 7:30.  Tickets are $20 for general admission and $17 for Trinity House Members.                                                 

                                            There is no guitar workshop for this show

 

Trinity House Theatre is located @ 38840 West Six Mile in Livonia.  For tickets go online to www.fingerstyle.org

 

 "Possessing a staggering acoustic technique, on both right and left sides, Bundy has made his reputation as a next generation solo guitarist of serious repute."                                                                                                   Boulder Weekly

Check out a couple of his performances here and see for your self.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8OmqzNDutk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw15zgMMq9M&feature=related

                                                  The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society & Trinity House Theatre are 501 (c)( 3) non-profit organizations

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

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This Saturday November 3rd Eric Lugosch in Concert.

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MFGS is Proud to Present This Saturday, November 3rd

 

US Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Winner

 

 

Eric Lugosch

Saturday November 3rd at Trinity House Theatre

One of the original great fingerstylists of our time.  

Lugosch places his tunes within pleasant, folkish guitar settings....he masterfully exploits his prodigious fingerpicking skills, embellishing his simple, flowing songs with appealing baroque flourishes that sound homey rather than flashy. "    Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

“ He has a discernible style and approach to the instrument that I really admire and respect. And frankly, that moves me and reminds me of why I love and play music in the first place.” Stephen Bennett

“Eric’s playing has a indefinable quality that hits you immediately. As a guitar player you may notice how beautiful the playing is and how effortlessly it flows.       Pat Donohue 

 To save a spot at  the workshop call  248-646-4030. 

 This is a 2 hr. workshop for guitarists of all levels and will be held 3pm - 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House.   Two Hour Workshop fee is $40 and workshop attendees will receive $10 off your concert tickets.

 

All of the MFGS Shows at Trinity House Theatre start at 8pm (doors 7:30)

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

Trinity House Theatre is located @ 38840 West Six Mile – in Livonia
For Tickets go online @ www.fingerstyle.org  

or call Trinity House 734-464-6302 www.trinityhousetheatre.org

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society & Trinity House Theatre are 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations

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

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We are resending this newletter with a change in date information for our first of the fall season Picking Party @ Bluefish Music.  The Picking Party will now be held on Sunday October 21st from 3pm to 6pm.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.   Bluefish Guitar owner Paul Murphy has graciously opened up his shop for us to come to perform, network with other guitarists or  just listen to your fellow guitarist play.  What is important about these Picking Parties is that they are held in a very supportive and non competitive environment.  You just have to like the guitar to come by.   If need be remember that Paul does repairs also so if your guitar is limping a bit or or just needs a new set of strings then stop on by.  This gathering will be hosted by MFGS's own Dave Pierson.

744 Starkweather Street Plymouth, MI - (734) 927-0675 http://bluefishguitars.com/

Also ..here is some  local music that's coming up.

Saturday October 6th @ Trinity House – Claude Bourbon w/ special guest MFGS’s own JB Davies http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/claude-bourbon-w-special-guest-jb-davies/

 

Saturday October 6th - Duck Baker @ Double Lot House Concerts

Seating is limited to 25 people and all monies go directly to the artist. To insure maximum compensation for the artist, reservations must be paid in advance within 24 hours of contacting Nick Schillace in order to reserve a seat. There are no refunds. Checks/Cash can be dropped off or PayPal can be used. Double Lot House Concerts are held at the home of Nick Schillace and Jennie Knaggs in the Historic Sherwood Forrest/Greenacres neighborhood located at: 8/Woodward at 20192 Renfrew Detroit, MI 48211 Contact Nick: nick@nickschillace.com 248-990-6977

 

Sunday October 7th in Ann Arbor - The Detroit Irish Music Association presents -Duck Baker @ The Green Wood Center, 1001 Green Road, Ann Arbor Michigan. Time - 4pm Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door. email colleen.e.gavin@gmail.com for advance tickets

 

                         The Next Performance for MFGS is another US Fingerstlyle Champion, Eric Lugosch who will perform on Saturday night November 3rd @ Trinity House

 

 Eric won in 1984 and he presents a truly original and inspirational Show. No gimmicks or gadgets, just a genuinely gifted imagination and a fluency that comes from years of working on his craft. Eric is an esteemed teacher of both beginner and advanced guitarists so this should be a great workshop to attend.

MFGS performers offer a Two Hour Guitar Workshop from 3pm-5pm same day as show.

Cost of workshop is $40 and workshop attendees receive a $10 discount on show tickets. Save a spot at 248-646-4030.

 

 

All of the MFGS Shows at Trinity House Theatre start at 8pm (doors 7:30)

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

 Trinity House Theatre is located @ 38840 West Six Mile – in Livonia
For Tickets go online @ www.fingerstyle.org

or call Trinity House 734-464-6302 www.trinityhousetheatre.org    

Save the Dates - Future MFGS Concerts @ Trinity House Theatre

 Trace Bundy on Friday November 16th.                  

 

Stephen Bennett’s Christmas Concert on December 15th.

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society & Trinity House Theatre  are 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations

 

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

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This Saturday, September 22nd

US National Fingerstyle Champion

 Chris Proctor in Concert

At Trinity House Theatre

 

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

 

Chris Proctor will be hosting a Guitar Workshop from 3-5pm the same day as the show.

This if for guitarists of all levels. Call 248-646-4030 for information or reservations

Workshop fee is $40 and attendees receive a $10 discount on concert tickets

 

“Proctor is…writing challenging compositions and playing them with such precision and clarity that they seem to sparkle… maintaining an evenness of tone and a cleanliness of fingering that will impress fellow guitarists even more than it does lay listeners.”                                       Washington Post

 

 “More like Kottke, he composes genuine guitar ‘tunes’ distinct from one another in their melodic symmetry, stylistically unique in their achieving a lovely suspension between tonal haiku and technical prose.”                                                                                          Los Angeles Times

 

All of the MFGS Shows at Trinity House Theatre start at 8pm

(doors 7:30)

Trinity House Theatre is located @ 38840 West Six Mile – in Livonia
For Tickets go online @ www.fingerstyle.org

or call Trinity House 734-464-6302 www.trinityhousetheatre.org   

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society & Trinity House Theatre  are 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations

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

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Chris Proctor in Concert & Guitar Workshop - Sept 22nd

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Saturday, September 22nd

Chris Proctor

Show starts 8pm - doors at 7:30

 

Haunting slide, spectacular writing, killer contrapuntal chops and sensitive articulation reconfirm that Proctor’s in a league with the Peter Fingers and Martin Simpsons of the world.”     

        Guitar Player Magazine              

 

 

Chris will be hosting a guitar workshop from 3-5pm the same day as the show. This if for guitarists of all levels

Workshop fee is $40 and attendees receive a $10 discount on concert tickets

Proctor won the 1982 US Fingerstyle Competition in Kansas and has been a mainstay of the fingerstyle scene since then. We are delighted to have the opportunity to host him for our first time here in the Detroit area.  Proctor is as well known for his guitar instructions & workshops as he is for his guitar prowess.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to attend his two hour Chris Proctor guitar workshop.   

“Any consideration of the giants of fingerstyle guitar has to include Chris Proctor”     Minor 7th

All of the MFGS Shows at Trinity House Theatre start at 8pm (doors 7:30)

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

 Trinity House Theatre is located @ 38840 West Six Mile – in Livonia
For Tickets go online @ www.fingerstyle.org

or call Trinity House 734-464-6302 www.trinityhousetheatre.org   

Thanks to those who came out to see Nicholas Barron last Fri. evening. What a remarkable singer/songwriter/guitarist.  The guy must burn a marathon worth of calories during a concert!  It was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thanks Nicholas  http://www.nicholasbarron.net/

Local Concerts – Duck Baker Sat. Oct. 6th with Afternoon Guitar Workshop 248-990-6977

 Detroit Irish Music Assoc. presents - Duck Baker,  @ 4 pm,  Sunday Oct. 7th  Green Wood Center, 1001 Green Rd, Ann Arbor 

Tickets from Colleen Gavin $16 colleen.e.gavin@gmail.com or $18 at the door

Claude Bourbon with MFGS's own JB Davies @ Trinity House, October 6th, www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Future MFGS Concerts- Eric Lugosch Nov. 3rd, Trace Bundy Nov. 16th  & Stephen Bennett’s Christmas Concert on Dec. 15th.

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society & Trinity House Theatre  are 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations

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

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Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Presents in the opening night of our Fall Concert Series

Nicholas Barron

    This Friday, September 7th  

Trinity House Theatre

Show Starts at 8 pm, Doors @ 7:30

Tickets Available At the Door!!

$20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members

Let’s see…....we noticed Nicholas when he toured with Andy McKee in 2008 and we wanted to bring him to our audience here.  Yes, he is not your typical fingerstylist but he sure can play a pretty mean guitar and he plays in a style that is truly his own; percussive and highly rhythmic with big beautiful chords and funky tunings that go along with his original one man band attack. His voice has been called a cross between Van Morrison and Joe Cocker

This is one of those performers that you may have not heard of before but everyone starts somewhere and besides playing in a Chicago band with famed guitarist Fareed Haque is no small potatoes!  Here is a list of performers who thought enough of Nicholas to ask him to open for them.  Al Green, BB King, Joan Armatrading, Johnny Cash, War, Average White Band, Michael Bolton, Tuck and Patti, Charlie Hunter, Medeski Martin and Wood, and Buddy Guy. He has sung on numerous national and local TV spots including for Comcast, Coors, Miller, Cherry 7-UP, McDonalds and on and on.....

None of those performers who asked Nicholas to open have it wrong.  We can guarantee you that this will be a dynamic night of music!!!  

 

C’mon out and see a something different at what has been called ..... 

One of the most delightful settings for live music in Metro Detroit"                                                                                  Detroit Free Press

 

 Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile - Livonia, MI 48152
734-464-6302

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

 

Don’t forget

Saturday September 22nd, MFGS presents Chris Proctor @ Trinity House

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society and Trinity House Theatre

 are 501 (3) (c) non-profit organizations

 

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

More info always at

www.fingerstyle.org

email @ michfingerstyle@gmail.com- phone @ 248-646-4030

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