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MFGS Fall Series opens Friday Sept. 7th

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Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Friday September 7th, 8pm

 with - Chicago Blues Guitarist/Singer Songwriter

Nicholas Barron

Show Starts at 8 pm, Doors @ 7:30  

$20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members

There is limited seating for 80 @ Trinity House Theatre Shows www.trinityhousetheatre.org

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

 Tickets available through www.fingerstyle.org 

We first heard of Nicholas Barron when he toured with Andy McKee in 2008.  Although he is not your traditional fingerstylist he plays guitar 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9O6dM114WE&feature=relmfu

Nicholas hails from Chicago.  He started expressing his artistic talents through playing guitar at age 15. In the summer of 1982 he attended Berklee college of Music and it changed his life forever. He spent some time at the New England Conservatory of Music and then transferred to the University of Cincinnati to study Jazz guitar where he admittedly got 'schooled' studying with Charlie Parker disciple, Jimmy McGarry.  After Cincinnati he ' busked' his way through Europe where he made the lifelong decision to make a living through signing and playing guitar. Back in Chicago he started a band with Chicago guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque. 

In January of 2007 , James Taylor introduced the Nicholas Barron Band as the launch artist for the New York Times Emerging Artists series at Joe's Pub in NYC. Taylor called Nicholas and the band's new CD "Undeniable".   He has opened for : 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..... This will be a dynamic night of music!!!

his music can be purchased on Candyrat Records http://www.candyrat.com/artists/nicholasbarron/

MFGS & Friends Upcoming Concerts

 

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

Critics also call his guitar playing “breathtaking,” “haunting,” and “rich.” Guitar magazines describe his compositions as “spectacular,” “elegant,” and “exquisite,” and praise his twelve-string work as “revelatory.” Media reviewers trace the roots of his style to folk, jazz, pop, and classical music, categorize his playing as “Baroque Folk,” “New World Steel String,” “Solo Guitar Orchestra,” “Instrumental Americana,” and compare him to Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges.

 

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. 

 

Workshop day of show (same location and limited to 10-12 people) $40pp time TBD

 

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 48211Contact Nick: nick@nickschillace.com 248-990-6977

 

Sunday October 7th

The Detroit Irish Music Association presents - Duck Baker, Live in Concert

Location:  The Green Wood Center, 1001 Green Rd, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Time:  4 p.m.
Cost: $16 advance tickets (email  Colleen Gavin colleen.e.gavin@gmail.com) or  $18 at the door

 

Saturday November 3rd - Eric Lugosch @ Trinity House

 

Friday November 16th - Trace Bundy  @ Trinity House

 

Christmas Concert with Stephen Bennett – Sat.  December 15th.  @ Trinity House

 

2013 concerts to date are  Trevor Gordon Hall and Pino Forastiere

 

 

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

And please join us on Facebook!

 



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Candyrat Tour This Friday - MFGS Fall Concert Series

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Dear Friends of MFGS - Upcoming Events and Fall Concert Series We apologize if this is a re-send of yesterday's newsletter. Due to a computer glitch only half of our email list was sent and not being able to pinpoint the error we needed to resend the newsletter.                             

Hoping the Canadian Guitar Festival went well for everyone. It is truly a great event and if you couldn't make it this year then plan for next year for the 9th annual Festival. It is in a beautiful enclosed space and the top players in the world come there to perform. There will be video's and photos' on their facebook page soon.

If you couldn't make the Canadian Festival don't miss the chance to see three emerging Candyrat guitarists who performed there.   Maneli Jamal, Trevor Gordon Hall and Owen Van Larkins are traveling through Southern Ontario and will be in Windsor this Friday. 

This Friday August 10th @  8pm,  Phog Lounge, Windsor Ontario

$5 cover ....food and drinks starting at 5pm 

Just a stone's throw from the Det-Windsor Tunnel

http://www.facebook.com/events/471477836199323/

 

                    And here are our Fall 2012 Performers at Trinity House Theatre

 

Friday September 7th,  8pm 

Chicago Blues Guitarist/Singer Songwriter 

Nicholas Barron

  

 Show Starts at 8 pm, Doors @ 7:30 -   $20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members

Tickets will go on sale soon August 10th at www.fingerstyle.org

We first heard of Nicholas Barron when he toured with Andy McKee in 2008.  We were impressed then and kept him in mind for a future show. Although he is not your traditional fingerstylist he plays guitar 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVuBLQnJVzI&feature=relmfu

Born in the U.S. Virgin Island and now hailing from Chicago. He was the son of a visual artist and a well known painter.  Nicholas started expressing his artistic talents through playing guitar at age 15.  In the summer of 1982 he attended Berklee college of Music and it changed his life forever. He spent some time at the New England Conservatory of Music and then transferred to the University of Cincinnati to study Jazz guitar where he admittedly got 'schooled' studying with Charlie Parker disciple, Jimmy McGarry.

 

After Cincinnati he ' busked' his way through Europe where he made the lifelong decision to make a living through signing and playing guitar.  Back in Chicago he started a band with Chicago guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque called '  Mind the Gap' and they headlined regularly at the Avalon where they shared a bill with the Smashing Pumpkins quite often.

 

In the 2000's Nicholas recorded a record with LA Mixer/producer Dave Way who has worked with the who's who of artists from Stevie Wonder, Ziggy Marley and Sheryl Crow. In January of 2007 , James Taylor introduced the Nicholas Barron Band as the launch artist for the New York Times Emerging Artists series at Joe's Pub in NYC. Taylor called Nicholas and the band's new CD "Undeniable". Soon after that Nicholas signed with Milwaukee YouTube record lable giant Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

 

Nicholas has hopened for : 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..... 

 

                                                               MFGS UPCOMING CONCERTS  

 

Saturday September 22nd Chris Proctor

Saturday November 3rd - Eric Lugosch

Friday November 16th - Trace Bundy

 

And a special Christmas Concert with Stephen Bennett on

Saturday December 15th.

 

Coming up in 2013 concerts by Trevor Gordon Hall and Pino Forastiere –

More to come

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 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

And please join us on Facebook!

 

 

 



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Fall Concerts and Upcoming Performances

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Dear Friends of MFGS

If you couldn't make the Canadian Festival three of Candyrat’s emerging  guitarists who performed at the festival  will be traveling through Southern Ontario and coming to Windsor

This coming Friday August 10th -Phog Lounge, Windsor Ontario

 

Just a stone's throw from the tunnel -http://www.facebook.com/events/471477836199323/

$5 cover and Phog serves food and beverages  at 5pm until close.                                            Just the best deal on the best beer downtown.

And here are our Fall 2012 Performers at Trinity House Theatre

Friday September 7th, 8pm - Chicago Blues Guitarist/Singer Songwriter

Nicholas Barron

We first heard of Nicholas Barron when he toured with Andy Mckee in 2008. We were impressed then and kept him in mind for a future show. Although not your traditional fingerstylist he plays guitar in a style that is truly his own; at once 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.

 

He was born in U.S. Virgin Islands and now hails from Chicago. The son of a visual artist and a well known painter ( www.wbarronart.com ) Nicholas started expressing his artistic talents through playing guitar at age 15. In the summer of 1982 Nicholas attended Berklee College of Music and it changed his life forever. He spent some time at the New England Conservatory of Music and then transferred to the University of Cincinnati to study Jazz guitar where he admittedly got‘schooled’ studying with Charlie Parker disciple, Jimmy McGarry.

 

After Cincinnati he ‘busked’ his way through Europe where he made the lifelong decision to make a living through signing and playing guitar. Back in Chicago he started a band with Chicago guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque called Mind the Gap that headlined regularly at The Avalon where they shared a bill with The Smashing Pumpkins quite often.

 

In the 2000"s, Nicholas recorded a record with LA Mixer/producer Dave Way who has worked with a who’s who of artists from Stevie Wonder, Ziggy Marley and Sheryl Crow. In January of 2007, James Taylor introduced The Nicholas Barron Band as the launch artist for the new New York Times Emerging Artists series at Joes Pub in NYC and called him and the band's new record "Undeniable"!! Soon after that Nicholas signed with Milwaukee YouTube label giant CANDYRAT records www.candyrat.com

 

Nicholas has opened for: 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. Nicholas has sung on numerous national and Local TV spots, including: Comcast, Coors, Miller light, Cherry 7-Up, McDonalds, Applebees, Supercuts,and on and on……





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Dear Friends of MFGS

If you couldn't make the Canadian Festival three of Candyrat’s emerging  guitarists who performed at the festival  will be traveling through Southern Ontario and coming to Windsor

This coming Friday August 10th -Phog Lounge, Windsor Ontario

 

Just a stone's throw from the tunnel -http://www.facebook.com/events/471477836199323/

$5 cover and Phog serves food and beverages  at 5pm until close.                                            Just the best deal on the best beer downtown.

And here are our Fall 2012 Performers at Trinity House Theatre

Friday September 7th, 8pm - Chicago Blues Guitarist/Singer Songwriter

Nicholas Barron

We first heard of Nicholas Barron when he toured with Andy Mckee in 2008. We were impressed then and kept him in mind for a future show. Although not your traditional fingerstylist he plays guitar in a style that is truly his own; at once 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.

 

He was born in U.S. Virgin Islands and now hails from Chicago. The son of a visual artist and a well known painter ( www.wbarronart.com ) Nicholas started expressing his artistic talents through playing guitar at age 15. In the summer of 1982 Nicholas attended Berklee College of Music and it changed his life forever. He spent some time at the New England Conservatory of Music and then transferred to the University of Cincinnati to study Jazz guitar where he admittedly got‘schooled’ studying with Charlie Parker disciple, Jimmy McGarry.

 

After Cincinnati he ‘busked’ his way through Europe where he made the lifelong decision to make a living through signing and playing guitar. Back in Chicago he started a band with Chicago guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque called Mind the Gap that headlined regularly at The Avalon where they shared a bill with The Smashing Pumpkins quite often.

 

In the 2000"s, Nicholas recorded a record with LA Mixer/producer Dave Way who has worked with a who’s who of artists from Stevie Wonder, Ziggy Marley and Sheryl Crow. In January of 2007, James Taylor introduced The Nicholas Barron Band as the launch artist for the new New York Times Emerging Artists series at Joes Pub in NYC and called him and the band's new record "Undeniable"!! Soon after that Nicholas signed with Milwaukee YouTube label giant CANDYRAT records www.candyrat.com

 

Nicholas has opened for: 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. Nicholas has sung on numerous national and Local TV spots, including: Comcast, Coors, Miller light, Cherry 7-Up, McDonalds, Applebees, Supercuts,and on and on……





Mid - Summer MFGS Newsletter - Fall Concert Series

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Summer is certainly steaming along isn't it? 

 We just wanted to remind you of the great guitar performances/workshops going on.

7:30 at St. Columban in Birmingham. Suggested donation: $5. Beer and wine also available

Michigan's own

Interlochen Fingerstyle Guitar Workshops

July-26th to July 28th

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

Featuring MFGS friends  Laurence Juber and , Billy McLaughlin along with  Matthew Schroeder, Peter Roller and Thomas Clippert

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Next up is

The Guitar Festival event of this summer! 

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/or http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/cgfestival/

Several friends of MFGS attended this great festival last year and you can’t help but notice the International Star Studded Cast of Guitarists this year. Also there is the  2012 Canadian Guitar Festival Competitions and 

Ferndale’s own Nick J. Kelly will be performing in the competion!!!

If you are going to the Canadian Festival you can drive (look to ride share on our Michigan Fingerstyle's facebook page  or the Canadian Festival Facebook page

Via Rail in Canada is another way to go. Via Rail http://www.viarail.ca/en/stations/ontario/windsorwill take you there but it is a holiday weekend and you should book early.

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Friday, August 10th at 8pm at Phog Lounge in Windsor, Ontario

7:30 at St. Columban in Birmingham. Suggested donation: $5. Beer and wine also available

Candyrat Records Canadian Tour

 Maneli Jamal, Trevor Gordon Hall and Owen Larkins.

This is a great opportunity to see some of Candyrat’s best. Maneli is from Toronto, Trevor is from the States and Owen is from Australia. This will be a great show. More information to come. www.phoglounge.com

In 2009, Phog won the much-publicized CBC Radio 3 Searchlight Contest for Best Live Music Venue in Canada. Phog Lounge is located at 157 University Avenue West in Windsor about 2 blocks west of the tunnel.

The Candyrat Tour will be performing in Montreal, Toronto and a dozen or so other stops in Canada, even way out to PEI eh?

Schedule information is on www.candyrat.com

 

 7:30 at St. Columban in Birmingham. Suggested donation: $5. Beer and wine also available

Thought we would keep this commentary posted.  Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars has taken a stand on the use of Ebony in guitar building.  This is stunning information for those who cherish their instruments.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=anCGvfsBoFY

 Subscribe to  Minor 7th for up to date reviews and information on the music that you love.  http://minor7th.com/

From Italia http://www.accordatureaperte.it/

Can’t forget our friends @ CandyRat Records for great CD’s and downloads of your favorite fingerstyle and singer songwriters.

www.candyrat.com

Don't forget our partner  Trinity House Theatre  www          wwwww  ia cache

Stay tuned to our friends @ the Classical Guitar Society of Michigan for their events http://guitarmichigan.org/

Looking for Guitars to buy or repair?

Lookin for guitars or repair Paul Murphy's Bluefish in Plymouth - http://www.bluefishguitars.com/

Huber - Breese www.huberbreese.com

Detroit Guitar - http://www.detroitguitar.com/catalog/

Gus Zoppi's  - http://www.guszoppimusic.com/

Or how about a luthier??

Gary Zimnicki in Allen Park - http://www.zimnicki.com/

 Howard Guitars in Boyne City - www.howardguitars.com

Fred Tellier in Windsor - FE Tellier Guitars

Can't forget our friends on the Radio

  Pam Rossi's 'Overeasy' show Sunday Mornings. http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/

Also  a huge friend of music and Detroit...and especially Detroit Music is

Ann Delisi.  Click here for info on her show

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

Also….Ann Delisi’s ‘Essential Music’ Listening party is this Tuesday, July 17th at the Majestic on Woodward in Detroit.  More information here…. http://wdet.org/ademlp/ 

Rob Reinhart ‘s  ‘Essential Music’ show is also on WDET http://wdet.org/shows/rob-reinharts-essential-music/ And Rob has listening parties in Ann Arbor

Rob Reihhart’s Acoustic Café can be heard on WDET  http://www.acafe.com/

Don't forget our partners Trinity House Theatre for music and performances year round  www.trintyhousetheatre.org

                                                  STOLEN GEAR- PLEASE HELP !!!

   We sent out a message a few months ago about Huber Breese getting ripped off of some guitars.  Here is another post taken off of Paul Murphy's BlueFish Music Facebook page. Please keep an eye out for this stuff.  We all know that it takes a long while to find the right mix of an instrument and equipment.  Post this around and give this guy a hand.  Call Blue Fish if you hear anything  -   (734) 927-0675Tony Muggs equipment was stolen last night . Contact Paul Murphy of BlueFish Music in Plymouth if you see or hear anything about .

-Fender Rhodes Piano Bass - 1 Ampeg Bass Cabinet - Fender Rhodes Key Mark 78 with 'Muggs' painted on it - 1 SWR Bass Head , along with some monstor cords

 
1 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass(Ross, I'm so sorry)
1 Ampeg (1 x 12) Bass Cabinet
1 SWR 500 Bass Head
1 Brown Bag( 4 Monster Cords, 1 Power Conditioner, 1 Ext. Cord, Tools, 1 Microphone w/cord, egg shakers, mini footballs that I used to light Danny & Todd up with on tour)
-Several CD's
1 Muggs T-Shirt Bag -chalked full of awesome Muggs tee's
- Blue Collar Boys & Eldorado Posters(haha)
MFGS Presents – Fall 2012 Concert Series

In partnership with Trinity House Theatre

Friday September 7th - Nicholas Barron in

Saturday September 22nd  Chris Proctor

Saturday November 3rd  - Eric Lugosch

Friday November 16th -  Trace Bundy

And a special Christmas Concert with Stephen Bennett on

Saturday December 15th 

Coming up in 2013 concerts by  Trevor Gordon Hall and Pino Forastiere – More to come

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 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

And please join us on Facebook!

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



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Alert - Guitars Stolen from Local Music Store

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  Dear Friends of MFGS

Please pass this info along to whomever you know in the music world.  One of our good friends and long time supporters, Huber & Breese Music Store in Fraser Michigan had a theft of 5 guitars this week.  We all know folks in the music business who are trying to make a living in this economy and this can not be tolerated.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Pricey-guitars-swiped-from-Fraser-music-store/-/1719418/13068548/-/uebcyhz/-/index.html 

FRASER, MICH (WXYZ) - They're singing the blues today at Huber & Breese Music in Fraser.

Items valued at over $10,000 were taken in a late night robbery Wednesday.

The thief broke 2 windows trying to get into the store. Once inside, he chose 3 Gibson guitars, all Les Pauls. He also made off with a Fender Stratocaster guitar. But he didn't stop there. He took the whole cash register too, an antique 1896 National Cash Register.

Co-owner Judy Huber says, "Thank goodness no one was hurt."

Fraser Police are looking for a man wearing a light colored baseball cap, a light colored jacket, and blue jeans. He took off in a light colored SUV.

The store will celebrate 40 years in business next week.

If you think you can help the police, call them at 586-293-1425.

 

Keep us posted about music events in your area.   Thanks to Al Petteway, Amy White and the folks at Trinity House www.trinityhousetheatre.org for what was described as a 'magical' evening of music.

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a501 (3) (c) non-profit organization

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

Email us @ michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

 



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Update on Al Petteway/Amy White Concert Saturday Night

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Dear friends of MFGS

There are about 20 tickets still available for this concert as of Friday May 4th,   There are 11 remaining online and we recommend that you purchase them while available.

 

If it's a last minute decision please call  Trinity House before you go since they are holding a few more at the door.  734-464-6302

We have had an amazing response for Al's workshop so call if you want to go to that too 248-646-4030.

This should be a great show!

Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members

Hope to see you there!! 

Al Petteway & Amy White

Saturday, May 5th- Trinity House

38840 6 Mile Rd Livonia - (734) 464-6302

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

 

 

We have had good pre sales so consider buying on line or if it's a last minute decision call Trinity House to see if there are tickets still available that you can reserve before you drive out there.

Show @ 8 pm, Doors @ 7:30

Tickets are $20 - $17 for Trinity House Members

Also consider

Al Petteway’s Acoustic Guitar Workshop

Same day, Same location from 3pm – 5pm.



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Concert Reminder - Saturday May 5th, Al Petteway & Amy White

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MFGS is proud to Present

Grammy-Winning Guitarist, Indie-Award Winning Duo

Al Petteway & Amy White

Saturday, May 5th - Trinity House

38840 6 Mile Rd Livonia -  (734) 464-6302

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

We have had good pre sales so consider buying on line or if it's a last minute decision call Trinity House to see if there are tickets still available that you can reserve before you drive out there. 

 

Show @  8 pm, Doors @ 7:30

Tickets are $20  - $17 for Trinity House Members

Also consider

 

Al Petteway’s Acoustic Guitar Workshop

Same day, Same location  from 3pm – 5pm.

 

If you ever thought about taking a private guitar lesson from one of the most talented guitarist in the world, well this is about as close as you'll come.

Al Pettewy will be hosting a 2 hour guitar workshop from 3pm - 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House.

Sign up for the workshop, save a great seat, get a bite to eat with the $10 you'll save on the price of a ticket. Please reserve ahead of time. Call 248-646-4030

Workshop is $40, Concert and workshop combined is $50.

 

 Al & Amy’s music was featured throughout the soundtrack of the 2009 Ken Burns EMMY-winning documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKtT8x-1G50&feature=related

In 2010, their album, Caledon Wood, (which includes the main theme of the National Parks documentary) was counted among the essential albums of the past 20 years in the Acoustic Guitar Magazine 20th anniversary issue. Here is 'Maggies Reel' from Caledon Wood - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBD21H3zrTQ

 www.fingerstyle.org   

And don't  forget our friends @ Candyrat on Tour Now  www.candyrat.com

US 2012 Tour - Email your friends in these cities - can't miss performances.

 Pino Forastiere, Sergio Altamura, Craig D'Andrea and Trevor Gordon Hall

Tuesday, May 1st at 8:00pm - Columbus, OH - Kafe Kerouac (details)
Wednesday, May 2nd at 8:00pm - Pittsburg, PA - Thunderbird Café (details)
Thursday, May 3rd at 8:00pm - Cleveland, OH - Wilbert's (details)
Saturday, May 5th at 8:00pm - Collinsville, CT - Bridge Street Live (details)
Sunday, May 6th at 7:00pm - NYC, New York - Rockwood Music Hall (details)

 Wednesday, May 9th at 8:00pm - Philadelphia, PA - Tin Angel (details)
Thursday, May 10th at 7:30pm - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java (details)
Friday, May 11th at 8:00pm - Raleigh, NC - Deep South Bar (tickets) (details)
Sunday, May 13th at 8:00pm - Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse (details)

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

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

Email us @ michfingerstyle@gmail.com

  

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MFGS Reminders - Corey Harris - Candyrat Tour - Peppino D'Agostino

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Starting this weekend there is going to be some great guitar music in town!

THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH  - The American Music Research Foundation (AMRF) is proud to present MacArthur Fellow Corey Harris and the Rasta Blues Experience with special guests Phil Wiggins and Thornetta Davis

 

 

at Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17th. There will be two sets, start time is 5:30pm. Tickets are available at   Callahans http://www.atcallahans.com/event/94835   or at 248-858-9508.

 

Both sets will be recorded for broadcast on public television.

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Candyrat guitar tour - March/April/May 2012

Pino Forastiere - Stefano Barone - Sergio Altamura - Craig D'Andrea - Gareth Pearson

- Ewan Dobson - Ryan Spendlove - Matthew Santos - Trevor Gordon Hall

- Owen Van Larkins - Peter Cilluzi 

http://www.candyrat.com/calendar.aspx

 

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March 18th  - Sharon Isbin in Concert

@ Wharton Center - Michigan State University -East Lansing, (517) 353-1982

http://whartoncenter.com/boxoffice/performance.aspx?pid=1113

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Tuesday March 20th - Peppino d'Agostino at THE ARK IN ANN ARBOR

 

 Show starts at 8 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm

 

$15

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Sunday April 1st 2012 at the Ark in Ann Arbor

California Guitar Trio with special guest  Tony Levin

Show starts at 7:30, Doors open at 7pm

And for our final show of the season on

May 5th @ Trinity House –Grammy Award Winning Guitarist and Indie Award Winning Duo - Al Petteway and Amy White

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

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

michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Mcihigan Fingerstyle Guitar & Upcoming Music Performances

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We would like to thank Don Ross and Brooke Miller along with all of you who came out to our sold out show on Feb 10th. It was a fabulous evening of music and some witty banter between the lovely musical couple! We wish all the best to Don and Brooke who were driving back to Toronto the next day and then on to Winnipeg for a concert in 2 days.

We wanted you to know about a special evening coming up from our friends at the American Music Research Foundation. AMRF is dedication to the preservation of American Music, particularly rhythm & blues, jazz and ragtime.

On Saturday March 17th AMRF will present Corey Harris

and the Rasta Blues Experience along with Thornetta Davis and Phil Wiggins.

 

The concert will be at Callahan’s Music Hall.  This will be another night of great music put on by AMRF and of special note ….these performances will be filmed for PBS.  So take a look at the AMRF link and come out for nice night of music and you might even become part of music history!    

For more information click on this link http://www.atcallahans.com/event/94835/

There will be 2 shows this evening, 5:30 and 9:30 pm

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For our next show on Saturday May 5th we will be presenting (for the 3rd or 4th time) GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GUITARIST - INDIE AWARD-WINNING DUO,  Al Petteway and Amy White.

Al & Amy’s music was featured throughout the soundtrack of the 2009 Ken Burns EMMY-winning documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. And in 2010, their album, Caledon Wood, (which includes the main theme of the National Parks documentary) was counted among the essential albums of the past 20 years in the Acoustic Guitar Magazine 20th anniversary issue.

This will be a sold out show.  Tickets are on sale now @ www.fingerstyle.org for $20 and $18 for Trinity House Members

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Other music in the area

March 6th at the Ark – Jorma Kaukonen

March 20th at the Ark – Peppino D’Agostino

Don’t forget our friends at the Michigan Classical Guitar Society http://www.guitarmichigan.org/

And thanks to Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com for sending us some really great CDs to raffle off at our concerts.  

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

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

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Don Ross - Brooke Miller this Friday @ Trinity House

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Friends of MFGS

Just a reminder that this Friday night, February 10th @ 8pm we will presenting all the way from Nova Scotia Canada, Don Ross and Brooke Miller at Trinity House in Livonia.  Don has been a friend of MFGS since our beginning in 2001 and he is performing with Brooke Miller, another amazing Canadian singer songwriter/guitarist who just happens to be married to Don...or is he married to her?  

 Anyway , check them out with Don playing ' Crazy' by Gnarls Barkley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWm9Ney38ok and Brooke playing one of her recent pieces 'Cannonball' on a brand new Greenfield Guitar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGkGTf50Jg

There are about 25 tickets left for the show so we recommend that either you buy them online  through www.fingerstyle.org or call Trinity House @ 734- 464-6302 to reserve a seat.

Trinity House is located @ 38840 W. Six Mile Rd. Livonia 48152. Doors open at 7:30 and show starts at 8pm.

At intermission we will be raffling of 4 CDs from our good friends @ Candyrat Records.  Candyrat records will be starting their 2012 tour with some of their amazing artists.  Check it out @ http://www.candyrat.com/calendar.aspx.

We hope to see you at the show. Remember it's a Friday concert at Trinity House

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

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

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just an update on our concert with Don Ross and Brooke Miller on Friday February 10th.  Since this is a Friday Concert we will be unable to have a guitar workshop on that day.  Seating is limited to 84. We have 40 tickets online and the remainder will be at the door.  We are recommending that MFGS patrons purchase tickets early.  The links on the flyer do not connect so use these for more information.

www.fingerstyle.org & www.trinityhouse.org

 

 





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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just an update on our concert with Don Ross and Brooke Miller on Friday February 10th.  Since this is a Friday Concert we will be unable to have a guitar workshop on that day.  Seating is limited to 84. We have 40 tickets online and the remainder will be at the door.  We are recommending that MFGS patrons purchase tickets early. 

www.fingerstyle.org & www.trinityhouse.org

 

 





Don Ross/Brooke Miller Friday Feb. 10th - Picking Party Next Week

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just some updates on our next concert and some other area guitar events. Stay tuned to our new website at www.fingerstyle.org for ticket information about our Feb 10th Concert with Don Ross and Brooke Miller. Tickets on sale now. Trinity House holds 84 patrons. We are holding 40 tickets online and 40 avail at the door. More information to follow.

Sunday January 15th at 3:00 p.m.
Meeting of the Classical Guitar Society of Michigan http://www.guitarmichigan.org/
-Open Play, all are welcome to share one their favorite pieces
-Brian Roberts will give a short presentation on Phrasing, Rhythm and Meter
-Cole Robertson, our featured performer will give a mini-concert
-Kitharra Ensemble rehearsal from 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Friday January 20th  -  Our own JB Davies will perform along with singer songwriter Paul Gaughan ww.cdbaby.com/cd/paulgaughan

From the Living Room Acoustic Showcase www.OldFrontPorch.com located in the atrium of the Oakland Arts Building next to the Blue Note Café 7 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac, MI
Show starts goes from 8:15 to 10:30 pm Admission: $5.00 person

Sunday January 22nd  -  MFGS’s first picking party of the year @ Tracey's Corner Cafe (aka the Beat Cafe) from 4pm -7pm - This is an opportunity for guitarists of all levels, and even those who just enjoy listening, to come and enjoy fingerstyle guitar in a non competitive, very supportive environment.  This event is hosted by Dave Pierson of MFGS and the format is open to also discuss technique, creating music or even just showing off the guitar you got for Christmas!   Tracey’s is located at 29200 Hoover Rd in Warren.  (586) 576-0317. Food and non alcoholic drinks available.  http://www.yelp.com/biz/traceys-corner-cafe-warren

Saturday, 4 February 2012, 3:00 pm, Royal Oak Public Library, http://www.ropl.org/    Paul Vondiziano, Guitar Recital http://paulvondiziano.com/  The new CD of Paul’s own works will be represented on the program.  This info comes from our friends at the Michigan  

Friday February 10th at Trinity House, MFGS presents Don Ross and Brooke Miller!  We chose Don Ross to be the first performer for MFGS in 2001 in what is now 10 years ago. We are bringing him back for the 4th or 5th time?  Why? Because we love him and & well actually, he is one of today's true innovators of guitar composition and technique and one of the top guitarists in the world. In September 1996, he managed to do what no other player has done: he won the prestigious U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship twice. The competition, held yearly in Winfield, Kansas, cannot be won only with immaculate technique, but the player's music must also display a high degree of emotion and intensity - hallmarks of Don's style. 

Don will share the bill with Brooke Miller who is a fabulous singer songwriter in her own rite (and Don’s wife).  Winner of the 2007 Colleen Peterson songwriting award (conferred by the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals), Brooke is destined for recognition as one of Canada’s strongest new crop of  singer songwriter, Brooke Miller.  Brooke’s career began on Prince Edward Island, Canada, in a loud Brooke has just released her fourth CD, ‘BROOKE MILLER’. “....Miller's vocals serve the melody and the lyrics with a modesty that lets them shine. But don't underestimate her voice & undeniable guitar skills. When Miller sings, it has the same effect as someone looking you straight in the eye. You believe her. “- Jim Farber NYC Daily News  

Trinity House -  one of  the most delightful settings for live music in Metro Detroit  Detroit Free Press. 

Trinity House is located at 38840 W. 6 Mile in Livonia www.trinityhouse.org  

Don Rosswill also be sponsoring a Guitar Workshop from 3pm -5pm

the day of the show.  This is a remarkable opportunity. Spend 2 hours with these internationally acclaimed guitarist and then pick out your seats watch sound check or grab a bite to eat before the show begins. 

 

Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot at the Guitar Workshop.   

              

 Guitar Workshop Tickets are $40  -  Workshop and Concert Tickets combined - $52

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

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

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Happy New Year and 2012 Schedule

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We wanted to extend our best wishes for you and yours in this upcoming New Year. We have our 2012 schedule tentativly penned in and wanted you to know about our move to Trinity House  http://www.trinityhouse.org/ .  Trinity house is located in Livonia off of 6 mile and they are a volunteer, non-profit group with a long tradition of supporting acoustic music.   Fullfilling our  mission to support new (or new to us)  fingerstyle artists  and sprinkling a few of our favorites and a touch of great guitarists who even sing a bit. We have a great lineup in store for you in 2012. Again, as part of our mission, all of our artists will host a 2 hour guitar workshop before the concerts. 

Ten years ago Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society presented it's first concert with the only guitarists to win first place twice at the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship (’88 and ‘96). That amazing guitarist was Don Ross.  Don has released over a dozen solo albums as well as collaborative cds with Andy McKee and Men of Steel (Don, Beppe Gambetta, Dan Crary & Tony McManus)Don). Don's biggest collaboration is now with his wife,  Brooke Miller, who is also a great guitarist and singer songwriter in her own rite.  Winner of the 2007 Colleen Peterson songwriting award (conferred by the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals), Brooke is destined for recognition as one of Canada’s strongest new crop of writers of acoustic music. 

Don and Brooke will be coming all the way from their new stomping grounds in Nova Scotia. They will perform together and as solo performers for our first concert in our 11th year as a society in our new venue on Friday February 10th at Trinity House.  Here is a little video where they are having some fun playing some great music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7DItD-QDPg

So mark these dates on your calendar and you can keep in touch with us on our new web site that we are working on.  All the best in this new year and always ....let the music play on!  Stay tuned for ticket information.

Friday February 10th - Double Bill with Brooke Miller and Don Ross 
Tickets on sale soon $25 and  $22 for members of Trinity House
 
May 5th, Saturday - Grammy Award Winners  Al Petteway Amy White

May 19th (TBD)

September 7th - Nicholas Barron

September 22nd - Chris Proctor

October 5th - Billy McLaughlin

November 3rd  Eric Lugosch

We would like to take a moment to thank all of the performers and supporters who made 2011 such a special year

Performers -Pino Forastiere, Brian Gore, Alexandre Gismonte and Clive Caroll with International Guitar Night ,Pierre Bensusan, Stefano Barone, Glenn Poorman, Craig D’Andrea, Antoine Dufour, Woody Mann , Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards of California Guitar Trio

Supporters -Rob Poland of Candyrat records who promotes this great music @ www.candyrat.com  Minor 7th for up to date news and reviews of this great music. http://www.minor7th.com,  A northern Michigan friend of ours Strings By Mail, http://www.stringsbymail.com/

Ann Delisi and Rob Reinhart of WDET’ who play great music on Essential Music programs www.wdet.org  , Pam Rossi of  94.7 http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/

Luthiers - Gary Zimnicke and Fred E. Tellier – check them out on facebook or Gary @ www.zimnicki.com

And a big thanks to you.  Remember we always need help posting flyers in places like coffee shops or other establishments where we can let folks know what is going on.  Call us at 248-646-4030 if you have thoughts or suggestions and you can email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com

See you soon!

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

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We want to send out a huge THANK YOU!!!!  to California Guitar Trio’s Paul Richards, Hideyo Moriya and Bert Lams for a remarkably entertaining musical evening.  Listening to your cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Echoes’ after playing Bach is just an example of the amazing versatility you presented in last night’s performance.  World class guitarists and great guys to work with.  All the best from all of us in Michigan on your 20th year anniversary of CGT.   We saw Hideyo taking some pictures so we will keep in touch with you on your web site www.cgtrio.com and Hideyo’s web cam.

We also would like to thank Gary Zimnicki for bringing several of his beautiful hand built guitars.  Gary is from Allen Park so check out his site at www.zimnicki.com

Important note Someone left a very nice pair of prescription glasses in a case at the church.  So if you can read this note ;-) then don’t worry ….your glasses are not lost… they just have not yet been found!   Email us at  michfingerstyle@gmail.com or call the First United Church and we will figure out how to get these glasses to you.

Let us know if you are aware of any upcoming fingerstyle/acoustic guitar performances and we will post them on our web site.  Here are some that are coming up.  November 12th seems to be a busy day for music!!

November 12th -  Michigan Fingerstyle friends Rob Bourassa & Mike Karoub at the Wyandotte Arts Center . Rob is a great guitarist  with a diverse repertoire and Mike plays the Cello so it will be an entertaining evening  of great local music and uses some very nice Gary Zimnicki instruments.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvmB9z4v6f4

November 12th – George Worthmore www.georgeworthmore.com/pages/@ Trinity House in Livonia – 734-464-6302 www.trinityhouse.org

November 13th – Luthier’s Workshop at Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth. Starts at 1pm.  If your interested in meeting some local luthiers and seeing how they put together such nice instruments stop by Paul Murphy’s Bluefish Guitars and check it out. http://bluefishguitars.com/                           

And from our friends @   Classical Guitar Society of Michigan  /www.guitarmichigan.org/    (their website has details to all of the following)

Saturday, November 12th  @ 12:00pm till 4pm Johannes Möller, Masterclass

Sunday, November 13th @ 3:00pm  Johannes Moller, Guitar, Solo Concert

Sunday, November 20th @ 4:00pm Beijing Guitar Duo with Manuel Barrueco, University Musical Society

And another big thanks to Rob Poland of Candyrat Records for his support of fingerstyle  guitar music .  Rob donated the CDs that were raffled off last night.  Check out Candyrat for any stocking stuffers for xmas @ www.candyrat.com   One that you might want to look at is Sergio Altamura’s (Guitar Republic) re-release of ‘Blu’.  Sergio uses loops and electronic mixes to create some truly beautiful music.  Rumor has it Pino Forastiere may have some new music coming soon and Stefano Barone was working on a project so stay tuned.  Sergio and the guys will be back  in the States in May and we hope to see them then. Here is an example of one of Sergio’s soulful pieces http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaGwblJJH8Y . Another Xmas option the new releases by Antoine Dufour and Craig D'Andrea or perhaps the California Guitar Trio’s live performance with the Montreal Guitar Trio or CGT’s Christmas album!  Check out CGT's or Candyrat's websites for more info.

And for updates and reviews of Acoustic Music check out Minor 7th @    www.minor7th.com/

MFGS would like to take a moment to thank all of you for supporting our efforts over the past ten years to bring world class guitarists to Southeast Michigan.

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 special guests 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 May 2011, Woody Mann, October 2011, California Guitar Trio November, 2011

   Call us @ 248-646-4030 to keep us updated on events and let us know if you can help promote our events by passing out flyers to get the word out. email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com                                                                                      

All the best to you and yours this Thanksgiving and through the Holiday Season.

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

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Thanks for supporting our last 10 years of Fingerstyle Music

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We want to send out a huge THANK YOU!!!!  to California Guitar Trio’s Paul Richards, Hideyo Moriya and Bert Lams for an amazingly entertaining musical evening.  Listening to your cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Echoes’  after playing Bach is just an example of versatility of your stellar performance.  World class guitarists and great guys to work with.  All the best on the anniversary of your 20 years together.  We saw Hideyo taking some pictures so we will keep in touch with you on your web site www.cgtrio.com and Hideyo’s web cam.

We also would like to thank Gary Zimnicki for bringing several of his beautiful hand built guitars.  Gary is from Allen Park so check out his site at www.zimnicki.org

Important note Someone left a very nice pair of prescription glasses in a case at the church.  So if you can read this note ;-) then don’t worry ….your glasses are not lost… they just have not yet been found!   Email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com or call the First United Church and we will figure out how to get these glasses to you.

Let us know if you are aware of any upcoming fingerstyle/acoustic guitar performances and we will post them on our web site.  Here are some that are coming up.  November 12th seems to be a busy day for music!!

November 12th -  Michigan Fingerstyle friends Rob Bourassa & Mike Karoub at the Wyandotte Arts Center . Rob is a very nice guitarist with a diverse repertoire and Mike plays the Cello so it will be an entertaining evening  of great local music and uses some very nice Gary Zimnicki instruments.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvmB9z4v6f4

November 12th – George Worthmore@ Trinity House in Livonia – 734-464-6302

November 13th – Luthier’s Workshop at Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth. Starts at 1pm.  If your interested in meeting some local luthiers and seeing how they put together such nice instruments stop by Paul Murphy’s Bluefish Guitars and check it out. http://bluefishguitars.com/                            

And from our friends @   Classical Guitar Society of Michigan  /www.guitarmichigan.org/    (their website has details to all of the following)

Saturday, November 12th  @ 12:00pm till 4pm Johannes Möller, Masterclass

Sunday, November 13th @ 3:00pm  Johannes Moller, Guitar, Solo Concert

Sunday, November 20th @ 4:00pm Beijing Guitar Duo with Manuel Barrueco, University Musical Society

And another big thanks to Rob Poland of Candyrat Records for his support of fingerstyle  guitar music .  Rob donated the CDs that were raffled off last night.  Check out Candyrat for any stocking stuffers for xmas @ www.candyrat.com   One that you might want to look at is Sergio Altamura’s (Guitar Republic) re-release of ‘Blu’.  Sergio uses loops and electronic mixes to create some truly beautiful music.  Sergio and the boys will be back  in the States in May and we hope to see them then. Here is an example of one of Sergio’s soulful pieces http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaGwblJJH8Y . Another Xmas option is the California Guitar Trio’s live performance with the Montreal Guitar Trio or CGT’s Christmas album!  Check out their website for more info.

And for updates and reviews of Acoustic Music check out Minor 7th @    www.minor7th.com/

MFGS would like to take a moment to thank all of you for supporting our efforts over the past ten years to bring world class guitarists to Southeast Michigan.

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 May 2011, Woody Mann, October 2011, California Guitar Trio November, 2011

Call 248-646-4030 to keep us updated on events and let us know if you can help promote our events by passing out flyers to get the word out.

michfingerstyle@gmail.com                                                                                     

All the best to you and yours this Thanksgiving and through this Holiday Season.

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

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Dear Friends of MFGS

The Board of MFGS wanted to take a moment to thank our friends at Detroit Guitar for sponsoring a very nice and energetic Fingerstyle Picking Party this past Sunday at their store.     http://birmingham.patch.com/articles/detroit-guitar-ready-to-rock-at-new-birmingham-store.  

 

The big news though is our final concert of 2011 is with the

CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO 

 Saturday November 5th at the First United Methodist Church which is at

 22331 Woodward , just south of 9 mile in Ferndale. 

We have had the opportunity to meet them off an on over the years and saw them at the Ark in 2010 and asked if they would consider performing for MFGS.  They graciously said "well, we are not exactly fingerstyle performers but sure...we love Detroit" and now this is there second year at  MFGS. 

General admission tickets are $25, doors open at 6:30 and performance starts at 7:30. Tickets are available here online

https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6bc4b4beac12a71dd421d59b1fad7a1c&t=tix  or you can also purchase them at the door.

 For those attending the California Guitar Trio Workshop (information below) concert tickets are priced at $15.

As you read this information open up a second screen and listen to one of their compositions called 'The Marsh'

http://www.myspace.com/californiaguitartrio/music/songs/the-marsh-album-45497549

So, just a little bit about these guys you are about to see Saturday. Bert Lams graduated with a concert level degree in classical guitar studies from the prestigious Royal Conservatory of Brussels Belgium in 1984. Two years later he along with Paul Richards, who was studying guitar at the University of Utah and Hideyo Moriya from Toyko, who originally came to the States to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, met at a Guitar Craft seminar taught by legendary guitarist Robert Fripp.  “Robert introduced us to the New Standard Tuning, Based on fifths (C-G-D-A-E-G) using a steel string guitar with plectrum or pick,”.    In 1991 they started touring as the California Guitar Trio. The trio has released twelve albums: seven studio CDs featuring original CGT songs and a variety of other works spanning numerous genres, four live releases, and a Christmas CD with familiar and not-so familiar Christmas music. Lams has also made a solo album of Bach preludes titled 'Nascent'. This will be an amazing concert with music ranging from classical to surf and from jazz to rock.

                                                                                          Important News

California Guitar Trio will be sponsoring a Guitar Workshop from 3pm -5pm the day of the show.This is for guitarists of all levels and it is a remarkable opportunity to spend 2 hours with the world renowned guitarists of CGT and then pick out your seats, watch sound check or grab a bite to eat before the show begins.

Workshop Tickets are $40

Workshop attendees receive concert tickets for $15

Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot.  Call as soon as possible so we can arrange appropriate space for the event. 

  This workshop is for guitar lovers of all levels and it is held in a supportive non competetive environment.

 

And to top it off Michigan Luthier Gary Zimnicki will be exhibiting some of his amazing insturments

http://www.zimnicki.com/

 

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



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Picking Party October 30th - CGT Concert November 5th

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California Guitar Trio

Saturday November 5th

Show starts at 7:30 pm. Doors at 6:30

First United Methodist Church – In Ferndale

22331 Woodward Ave. – Just south of 9 mile road

Tickets available now online @  https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6bc4b4beac12a71dd421d59b1fad7a1c&t=tix

www.fingerstyle.org or at the door

$25 general admission

The California Guitar Trio is Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Utah; Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium; and Hideyo Moriya of Chiba, Japan. The trio first met in England in 1987 while studying with iconic King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp. After touring together as part of Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists, the three guitarists convened in Los Angeles and founded The California Guitar Trio in 1991.

The CGT plays a unique style, with guitars weaving an intricate knot work of interlocking parts to form a whole. Richards, Lams, and Moriya can create music which sounds like it is performed on a kind of “super-piano” and at other times unfolds in an ethereal, otherworldly psychedelia. In space, CGT’s music was played to wake the astronauts aboard the NASA space shuttle “Endeavor”. Here on Earth, the trio’s music has been featured extensively on NPR, NBC’s Olympics coverage, and various CBS, CNN, and ESPN TV programs.

https://www.cgtrio.com/media/video/viewvideo/9/music/california-guitar-trio-andromeda

California Guitar Trio will be sponsoring a Guitar Workshop from 3pm -5pm the day of the show. This is for guitarists of all levels and it is a remarkable opportunity to spend 2 hours with the world renowned guitarists of CGT and then pick out your seats, watch sound check or grab a bite to eat before the show begins.

Workshop Tickets are $40

Workshop attendees receive concert tickets for $15

Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot. 

 

LUTHIER GARY ZIMNICKI WILL BE DISPLAYING SOME OF HIS FINE HAND HEWNED INSTRUMENTS AT THIS CONCERT http://www.zimnicki.com/

 

 

GUITAR SHOW!!! Gordy’s Music will present a guitar show will be SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th 2011. Show is from 10:00am to 4:00pm and will be held at the MRCC Banquet & Convention Center 'formerly the Mabry Center'. 23397 Mound Road -Warren, MI 48091 call 248.546.7447 for more information. http://www.gordysmusic.com/

Other Fingerstyle Guitar Events

October 24th Guitar Masters Tourat the Ark featuring MFGS friends Antoine Dufour, Andy McKee and Stephen Bennett - http://theark.org/

November 12th – George Worthmore@ Trinity House in Livonia – 734-464-6302– www.trinityhouse.org

November 13th – Luthier’s Workshop at Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth. Starts at 1pm. http://bluefishguitars.com/

And from our friends @ Classical Guitar Society of Michigan -http://www.guitarmichigan.org/

Friday, November 4th @ - 8:00pm- Xufei Yang, guitar plays Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, November 6th @ 3:00pm - Special Student Recital& Meeting of the Classic Guitar Society of Michigan-Dearborn Historical Museum's McFadden-Ross House

Saturday, November 12 - 12:00pmJohannes Möller, Masterclass

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

248-646-4030 -Call us if you can help post flyers !!

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



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MFGS presents California Guitar Trio - News on Picking Party Oct. 30th.

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California Guitar Trio 

Saturday November 5th

                  Show starts at 7:30 pm.  Doors at 6:30

First United Methodist Church – In Ferndale

22331 Woodward Ave. – Just south of 9 mile road

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

     $25 general admission

The California Guitar Trio is Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Utah; Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium; and Hideyo Moriya of Chiba, Japan. The trio first met in England in 1987 while studying with iconic King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp. After touring together as part of Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists, the three guitarists convened in Los Angeles and founded The California Guitar Trio in 1991.

The CGT plays a unique style, with guitars weaving an intricate knot work of interlocking parts to form a whole. Richards, Lams, and Moriya can create music which sounds like it is performed on a kind of “super-piano” and at other times unfolds in an ethereal, otherworldly psychedelia.  In space, CGT’s music was played to wake the astronauts aboard the NASA space shuttle “Endeavor”. Here on Earth, the trio’s music has been featured extensively on NPR, NBC’s Olympics coverage, and various CBS, CNN, and ESPN TV programs.   

https://www.cgtrio.com/media/video/viewvideo/9/music/california-guitar-trio-andromeda

California Guitar Trio will be sponsoring a Guitar Workshop from 3pm -5pm the day of the show.  This is for guitarists of all levels and it is a  remarkable opportunity to spend 2 hours with the world renowned guitarists of CGT and then pick out your seats, watch sound check or grab a bite to eat before the show begins. 

 Workshop Tickets are $40

Workshop attendees receive concert tickets for $15    

  Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot.  

 

LUTHIER GARY ZIMNICKI WILL BE DISPLAYING SOME OF HIS FINE HAND HEWNED INSTRUMENTS AT THIS CONCERT http://www.zimnicki.com/

 

 

Don't miss this special event

MFGS Picking Party at Detroit Guitars      

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society will hold a Picking Party Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 2-5pm at Detroit Guitars located at 243 W. Maple Road located in downtown Birmingham on Maple in between Woodward and Southfield.  Google the address  Det. Guitars phone is (248 540 9900)

This picking party will begin with a two hand tapping exhibition by JB Davies for the first 30 minutes. This technique is characterized by the right hand playing independent bass notes while the left hand simultaneously plays independent melody notes. The performance will be a low key Q and A presentation followed by our traditional format of each interested guitarist playing 2-3 songs. Guitar players of all skill levels are encouraged to bring their guitar and come to play in this collegial, supportive environment! Or simply take in the good music if you’re not in the mood to play!  There is no charge for this event.

 

 

 

 

GUITAR SHOW!!!   Gordy’s Music will present a guitar show will be SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th 2011. Show is from 10:00am to 4:00pm and will be held at the MRCC Banquet & Convention Center 'formerly the Mabry Center'.  23397 Mound Road -Warren, MI 48091 call  248.546.7447 for more information. http://www.gordysmusic.com/

 

Other Fingerstyle Guitar Events

October 24th Guitar Masters Tour at the Ark featuring MFGS friends Antoine Dufour, Andy McKee and Stephen Bennett - http://theark.org/

November 12th – George Worthmore @ Trinity House in Livonia – 734-464-6302– www.trinityhouse.org

November 13th – Luthier’s Workshop at Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth. Starts at 1pm. http://bluefishguitars.com/

And from our friends @ Classical Guitar Society of Michigan -http://www.guitarmichigan.org/

Friday, November 4th @ - 8:00pm - Xufei Yang, guitar plays Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, November 6th @ 3:00pm - Special Student Recital & Meeting of the Classic Guitar Society of Michigan-Dearborn Historical Museum's McFadden-Ross House

Saturday, November 12 - 12:00pm Johannes Möller, Masterclass

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

248-646-4030 -Call us if you can help post flyers !!

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





California Guitar Trio - November 5th - In Ferndale

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Dear Friends of MFGS

For our last concert of 2011 we are honored to present the California Guitar Trio in concert on November 5th at the First United Methodist Church in Ferndale. We were fortunate that they could come by on their fall tour. 

California Guitar Trio 

  

   Saturday November 5th 7:30pm

Doors open @ 6:30pm

@ First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward Ave. Just south of 9 Mile

 Tickets are $25 and available online or at the door

Buy Tickets

www.fingerstyle.org

In 1991 Paul Richards (USA), Bert Lams (Belgium) & Hideo Moriya (Japan) created the California Guitar Trio (CGT) after initially meeting at Robert Fripp’s (King Crimson) Guitar Craft Course in 1987. The trio has toured worldwide since then frequently sharing the stage with Tony Levin (King Crimson). CGT has released 12 albums: 7 studio CDs featuring original CGT songs and a variety of other works spanning numerous genres, 4 live releases, and a Christmas CD with familiar and not-so familiar Christmas music. Lams, who graduated with a concert level degree in classical guitar studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, has also made a solo album of Bach preludes titled ‘Nascent’.  Their 2010 release ‘Andromeda’ was named the Best CDs of 2010 in the instrumental category at the Indie Acoustic Project. CGT’s music was featured on television coverage for the 1998, 2000, 2002 & 2004 Olympics, they performed on the 2003 Grammy Award Show and they also provided wake up music for the crew of NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavor as it orbited Earth. Their music ranges all the way from King Crimson to Bach, fusing rock, blues, jazz, world music, progressive, as well as the quintessential California musical genre surf music. The California Guitar Trio's stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor have earned them an enthusiastic following and wide notoriety. You can’t miss this show!

California Guitar Trio Guitar Workshop 

This is a remarkable opportunity to spend 2 hours with CGT then pick out your seats watch sound check or grab a bite to eat before the show begins.  Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot.     

 

Other Fingerstyle Guitar Events

October 24th   Guitar Masters Tour  at the Ark featuring MFGS friends Antoine Dufour, Andy McKee and Stephen Bennett -  http://theark.org/

November 12th – George Worthmore  @ Trinity House in Livonia – 734-464-6302 – www.trinityhouse.org

November 13th   Luthier’s Workshop  at Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth. Starts at 1pm.  http://bluefishguitars.com/

 

And from our friends @ Classical Guitar Society of Michigan -http://www.guitarmichigan.org/

Wednesday, October 19 -7:30pm Dearing Concert Duo in Concert– An Evening of Voice, Strings and Flute-at The Henry Ford Estate

Friday, November 4th @ - 8:00pm - Xufei Yang, guitar plays Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, November 6th @  3:00pm - Special Student Recital & Meeting of the Classic Guitar Society of Michigan-Dearborn Historical Museum's McFadden-Ross House

Saturday, November 12 - 12:00pm Johannes Möller, Masterclass 

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

248-646-4030 -Call us if you can help post flyers !!

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

 



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Woody Mann - Saturday October 1st in Ferndale

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Woody Mann in Concert and Guitar Workshop

Saturday October 1st

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward, just south of 9 mile.

Tickets $20 & $15 for Seniors and Students

Concert is at 7:30 - Doors @ 6:30

Click Here for Tickets

Born in New York, he first studied acoustic guitar with guitarist Reverend Gary Davis from 1968-1972.  Mann continued private lessons, focusing on improvisation with jazz pianist Lennie Tristano. Meanwhile, Mann received formal instruction at the Jullliard School’s pre-college program, then he finally returned to Juilliard to pursue post-baccalaureate studies in music performance and composition from 1975-76. In these early years, Mann played with guitarists John Fahey, Bukka White & Son House

Among guitarists and critics, Woody Mann is considered a modern master. While the blues are his touchstone, he seems to draw inspiration from every direction, blending a myriad influences with ease and grace.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR11zjbUOU8&feature=related

 

Woody Mann has held guitar workshops throughout the world, founded International Guitar Seminars and Acoustic Sessions Inc. He will be sponsoring a 2 hour guitar workshop from 3pm -5pm the same day as the show at the First United Church. This workshop is for guitarists of all levels and workshop attendees receive discounted concert tickets. Arrive at 2:45 for the workshop so we can start on time. Workshop fee is $40and combined Workshop and Concert Ticket cost is $50. To register for the workshop or to get more information on the concert please call MFGS @ 248-646-4030

“Mann is simply Spellbinding.” -Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine

“Mann has absorbed so many guitar styles that he can change moods on a dime, weaving lyrical single string lines and chord harmonies that can take his tunes across the musical divides between genres…” Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“ With impeccable tone, gutsy phrasing, beautiful harmonies, and cool dynamics, Mann is in a class by himself. Phenomenal.” -Guitar Player Magazine

Other Guitar News

Tonight, Saturday September 24that the Royal Oak Music Theatre – Tommy Emmanual

October 2nd Fundraiser for Craig Carrick of Carrick House Concerts. http://carrickhouseconcerts.com/

October 2nd PAT METHENY with LARRY GRENADIER
Michigan Theatre

October 7th @ the Magic Bag ADRIAN BELEW POWER TRIO& THE STICK MEN featuring Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto

November 5th California Guitar Trio sponsored by MFGS here in Ferndale. More info to follow

Always some music to check out with our friends at

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan - http://www.guitarmichigan.org/

Trinity House http://www.trinityhouse.org/

MAMAS Coffeehouse http://mamascoffeehouse.org/

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



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October 1st Woody Mann in Ferndale

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Our fall concerts will be back at The First United Methodist Church in Ferndale Michigan.  For our first concert we will be featuring the American Guitar Legend Woody Mann on October 1st at 7:30 pm.  Guitarists will know him but for those who may not be familiar with him here is a quote you might like to read.  

“Not only was he taught by the peerless guitar picker the Rev Gary Davis, but Mann has played with Son House, Bukka White and John Fahey and has studied jazz under the great Lennie Tristano. In between giving lessons to Paul Simon and accompanying Dori Previn, he has also managed to cut some dazzling music, both by himself and in collaboration with other performers.  Don’t miss a chance to see him; you are unlikely to hear anything- or anyone- better in the fields that Mann has chosen to master.”   THE LONDON TIMES

 

Woody Mann in Concert and Guitar Workshop

October 1st

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward, just south of 9 mile.

 

Tickets $20 & $15 for Seniors and Students

Concert is at 7:30 - Doors @ 6:30

Click Here for Tickets

 

Woody Mann Guitar Workshop

3pm- 5pm on October

$40 for workshop

$50 for workshop and Concert

Call 248-646-4030 to register or for more information.

 

And don't forget to

SAVE THE DATE!

NOVEMBER 5TH - MFGS PRESENTS

CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO

First United Methodist Church in Ferndale

 

Other Guitar News and Views

 

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

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music

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Sunday, September 11
3:00pm
MEETING AT MADONNA-The Classic Guitar Society of Michigan
 
When - Sun, October 9, 3pm – 5pm
Where - Madonna University
These meetings are a great opportunity to share pieces you enjoy playing, to play ensemble music and just talk with other people who have a similar love for the guitar, in an informal, friendly environment. All are welcome.
 
KITHARA ENSEMBLE at 4:45pm
Go to our website for more info: http://www.guitarmichigan.org/
 
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Also try not to miss one of the most amazing guitarists on the planet
 
Tommy Emmanuel - September 24th - 7pm @ the Royal Oak Music Theatre
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Most of all don't forget us on October 1st.  We can always use help getting out flyers at music and coffee shops.  Give us a hand and remember

 
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



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Summer Stuff and MFGS Fall Concert Announcements

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Summer Stuff and Fall Concert Announcements

Summer is under full swing and we wanted to make a few announcements.  First of all our Fall 2011 Concert Series has been finalized. We are working out the final details on our venue TBD.   Stay tuned for further information but most importantly, save these dates!

October 1st.   One of the most versatile guitarists we have ever hosted.  A true American Classic, Woody MannAfter hearing about him for so many years we made him an offer he couldn't refuse.  Now we are making you an offer that you shouldn't refuse.  Woody will be hosting a workshop and performing later that evening.  

 " With impeccable tone, gutsy phrasing, beautiful harmonies, and cool dynamics, Mann is in a class by himself. Phenomenal.” “Stairwell Serenade” CD Voted top ten “Guitar recordings of Destiny.”    GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

November 5th.  California Guitar Trio - What can we say!  After a great show last fall they emailed us to come back to Metro Detroit just as we emailed them to come back to Metro Detroit.   A remarkable trio of guitarists just featured in Guitar Player Magazine, March 2011.  Their CD 'Andromeda'  won the Best Instrumental Album of 2010 at the Indie Acoustic Project. More to come.

Later this month

Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Festival  July 29th through July 31st in Kingston Ontario  - Lets see....hmmm....Performances by Michael Manring, Guitar Republic, Antoine Dufour and & Tommy Gauthier, Pino Forastiere & Montreal Guitar Trio to name a few ...oh yeah....a few others like Don Ross and Stephen Bennett!!!  Plus the competition to name the 2011 Canadian Fingerstyle Champion and probable future MFGS performer.  Don't miss this show along with guitar workshops.  There will be few folks leaving from this area so check on our facebook page and post if you are going or lookinfg for a ride.  http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

Interview with Rob Poland of  www.candyrat.com Candyrat Records    

 http://stefaniabenigni.fingerpicking.net/an-interview-with-rob-poland-founder-of-candyrat-records/?lang=en

And the latest from our musical friend at 'Minor 7th'.  Subscribe to this newsletter to stay subscribed to http://www.minor7th.com/

more news to come at http://www.guitarmichigan.org/ and it's sister organization http://www.society.arborguitar.org/

More events from our friends @ Trinity House  http://www.trinityhouse.org/upcoming_events.html

 

This Weekend

MENTOBE CAFÉ PRESENTS   'An Evening with Guitarist Roy Scoutz'
Saturday July 9th 2011
  6:30pm-9:00 pm 
Venue is @ 33425 Grand River East of Farmington Rd 248-987-6481

Enjoy your summer and if you hear of a performance you would like posted please let us know and check us out on facebook!    

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

248-646-4030 

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

 

 

 



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Thanks For Your Support and Don't Miss This Event!!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We would like to take a moment to thank you for your support in this our 10th season of presenting Fingerstyle Guitar concerts, workshops and picking parties.  Thanks to Mike Moss @ Callahan's for offering his venue for our concerts and to Pete who does the sound in the house. Can't forget our 'main man'  soundman extroidinare, Rick Ratcliff.

We would like to thank these truly amazing guitarists who came to the  Detroit Area to perform and teach Fingerstyle Guitar.  Preston Reed, Pierre Bensusan, Tony McManus, Stefano Barone, Craig D'Andrea, Antoine Dufour, Gareth Pearson, Ewan Dobson, California Guitar Trio (Bert Lams, Paul Richards & Hideo Moriya)  & International Guitar Night consisting of  Pino Forastiere, Brian Gore, Alexandre Gismonti and Clive Carrol.

More thanks to those that support our picking parties

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Music in Plymouth http://www.bluefishguitars.com/  ,

Tracey Ambrozy of Tracey's Cafe in Warren http://www.facebook.com/pages/Traceys-Corner-Cafe-owner/192336924110472,

Gordy Shelst of http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shelest-Music-Workshop/137302566303579  Shelest Music in St. Clair Shores.

Also a huge, huge thanks to Rob Poland of Candyrat Records http://www.candyrat.com/  for his support of our organization and his efforts in promoting guitar music and singer songwriters all over the world. 

We cannot thank enough our dear friend and a fabulous supporter of Fingerstyle Music Pam Rossi of 'Overeasy'.  Sadly her show was cancelled and we certainly miss her and wish her well.  Music misses her too!

We still have Ann Delisi on WDET  http://www.wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/ 

and her cohort  host of Acoustic Cafe Rob Reinhart   http://www.acafe.com/about.html and Essential Music on WDET

Enjoy the summer and if your looking for a great guitar fix you cannot miss the Canadian Fingerstyle Festival coming up at the end of July.  It is a bit of a hike to get there but once you look at the lineup you'll think more than twice on whether to go there.   Click on this site and look through the amazing lineup and the location &  Hope to see you there !!!    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGEHJCIfOeY

On our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society/145932971825  you can post if you are driving or looking for rides to the Canadian Festival.  Also VIA Rail leaves from Windsor (and other points in between) and considering the price of gas I think the rail line is pretty competetive. 

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

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