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Update on Don Ross - Brooke Miller Concert

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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

 

 





Update on Don Ross - Brooke Miller Concert

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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           

michfingerstyle@gmail.com              





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

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

 


 

 





Thanks for supporting the past 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 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

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

 



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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

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



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California Guitar Trio This Saturday, November 5th. Update on their Guitar Workshop

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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

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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 

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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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We have received several emails regarding the fact that we neglected to list a starting time for Saturday's concert.

Doors @ 6pm,   Concert @ 7:30pm

Link  to Callahan's Location here  http://www.atcallahans.com/

Tickets discounted online. Tickets @ Door $20

Seniors $15 & Students $5 with ID

Discounted Tickets Available Here      

Spots still open for the guitar workshop with Craig and Antoine,

 3pm - 5pm same location, same day as show.

248-646-4030 for info on workshop or show.

Join us for the last concert of this season.

with

    Craig D'Andrea       Antoine Dufour

"Creating new audiences for fingerstyle guitar by playing tunes with jaw-dropping chops"      Acoustic Guitar Sept 2008

    

Craig and Antoine have both won the Canadian International Fingerstyle Competition, Antoine in 2006 and Craig in 2007.  Their careers have skyrocketed and they have been touring on Candyrat Records 30 City Tour http://www.candyrat.com/calendar.aspx.  If you were at Stefano Barone's April 16th concert you got a glimpse of some of the great music you'll hear when Craig performed one of his new pieces. They last performed here to a great crowd as special guests with Pino Forastiere and their current tour has been getting great reviews. We hope you can come out to see them at Callahans http://www.atcallahans.com/.  As usual we'll have some CDs to raffle off and stop on in for a bite to eat and some good seats since doors open at 6pm.  Online ticket sales feature a discounted price so click on the link or you can pick up tickets at the door.   

Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Seniors and $5 for Students.  Online tickets are discounted.

      Discounted Tickets Available Here                                               

Craig and Antoine will host a guitar workshop for students of all levels.  Cost of workhsop is $40 and it get's you into the concert at 1/2 the door price.  Cost to HS Students is $20.  The Workshop 3pm - 5pm just before the concert.  Call 248-646-4030 for information on the workshop or the concert. 

      Craig's new CD released today, April 26th, 2011 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyzAK98Q2R4

A piece from Antoine's latest CD  'Sound Pictures'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlExaU0WOhY&feature=related

And from their last performance for Michigan Fingerstyle - 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3UhUqRc-VM

Discounted Tickets Available Here

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And if your really in for a guitar fix this weekend check out

Laurence Juber in Lansing on Sunday May 22nd at the Creole Gallery.  For information click on here  http://stpconcerts.com/News.php

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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Don't Forget!!!

This Saturday, May 21st, 2011 @ Callahan's Music Hall

The Final Concert of our Spring Season featuring

Candyrat Recording Artists

          Craig D'Andrea       Antoine Dufour

"Creating new audiences for fingerstyle guitar by playing tunes with jaw-dropping chops"                    Acoustic Guitar Sept 2008

    

Craig and Antoine have both won the Canadian International Fingerstyle Competition, Antoine in 2006 and Craig in 2007.  Their careers have skyrocketed and they have been touring on Candyrat Records 30 City Tour http://www.candyrat.com/calendar.aspx.  If you were at Stefano Barone's April 16th concert you got a glimpse of some of the great music you'll hear when Craig performed one of his new pieces. They last performed here to a great crowd as special guests with Pino Forastiere and their current tour has been getting great reviews. We hope you can come out to see them at Callahans http://www.atcallahans.com/.  As usual we'll have some CDs to raffle off and stop on in for a bite to eat and some good seats since doors open at 6pm.  Online ticket sales feature a discounted price so click on the link or you can pick up tickets at the door.   

      Discounted Tickets Available Here                                               

Craig and Antoine will host a guitar workshop for students of all levels.  Cost of workhsop is $40 and it get's you into the concert.  Cost to HS Students is $20.  The Workshop 3pm - 5pm just before the concert.  Call 248-646-4030 for information on the workshop or the concert. 

      Craig's new CD released today, April 26th, 2011 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyzAK98Q2R4

A piece from Antoine's latest CD  'Sound Pictures'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlExaU0WOhY&feature=related

And from their last performance for Michigan Fingerstyle - 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3UhUqRc-VM

Discounted Tickets Available Here

This will be our last concert of the Spring Season...Don't miss it!

And if your really in for a guitar fix this weekend check out

Laurence Juber in Lansing on Sunday May 22nd at the Creole Gallery.  For information click on here  http://stpconcerts.com/News.php

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



 





Craig D'Andrea & Antoine Dufour - This Saturday, May 21st

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Saturday, May 21st, 2011 @ Callahan's Music Hall

Candyrat Recording Artists

          Craig D'Andrea       Antoine Dufour

    

        2007             &            2006

       Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Winners

"Creating new audiences for fingerstyle guitar by playing tunes with jaw-dropping chops"    

                                                                   Acoustic Guitar Sept 2008

Doors open at 6pm, Show at 7:30.  Stop on by early to get good seats and enjoy some food and drinks @ Callahan's www.atcallahans.com

 

Discounted tickets available online only @ www.fingerstyle.org

Online General Admission: $15 / Seniors $12 / Students with ID $5

At the Door -General Admission: $20 / Seniors $15 / Students with ID $5

Craig and Antoine will host a guitar workshop the day of the show from 3pm - 5pm.  Cost of Guitar Workshop is $40 & $20 for students.

Call 248 -842-8124 for information on this show.

Also on

Tuesday May 3rd - the Saint Columban Concert Series in Birmingham Michigan featuring 6 amazing Michigan Guitarists.  Some really fabulous local guitarists including -Nathan Montgomery, Bob Tye, Dan Mervak, Brett Lucas, Jim Nelson, Sean Blackman.

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

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Upcoming Fingerstyle Events & Last Concert of Spring Season

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Don't Forget!!!

This Saturday, May 21st, 2011 @ Callahan's Music Hall

The Final Concert of our Spring Season featuring

Candyrat Recording Artists

          Craig D'Andrea       Antoine Dufour

"Creating new audiences for fingerstyle guitar by playing tunes with jaw-dropping chops"                    Acoustic Guitar Sept 2008

    

Craig and Antoine have both won the Canadian International Fingerstyle Competition, Antoine in 2006 and Craig in 2007.  Their careers have skyrocketed and they have been touring on Candyrat Records 30 City Tour http://www.candyrat.com/calendar.aspx.  If you were at Stefano Barone's April 16th concert you got a glimpse of some of the great music you'll hear when Craig performed one of his new pieces. They last performed here to a great crowd as special guests with Pino Forastiere and their current tour has been getting great reviews. We hope you can come out to see them at Callahans http://www.atcallahans.com/.  As usual we'll have some CDs to raffle off and stop on in for a bite to eat and some good seats since doors open at 6pm.  Online ticket sales feature a discounted price so click on the link or you can pick up tickets at the door.   

Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Seniors and $5 for Students.  Online tickets are discounted.

      Discounted Tickets Available Here                                               

Craig and Antoine will host a guitar workshop for students of all levels.  Cost of workhsop is $40 and it get's you into the concert at 1/2 the door price.  Cost to HS Students is $20.  The Workshop 3pm - 5pm just before the concert.  Call 248-646-4030 for information on the workshop or the concert. 

      Craig's new CD released today, April 26th, 2011 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyzAK98Q2R4

A piece from Antoine's latest CD  'Sound Pictures'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlExaU0WOhY&feature=related

And from their last performance for Michigan Fingerstyle - 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3UhUqRc-VM

Discounted Tickets Available Here

This will be our last concert of the Spring Season...Don't miss it! __________________________________________________

Dear Friends of MFGS

Thanks to Stefano Barone and Glenn Poorman for a really great show on April 16th. Also thanks to Luthier Jim Howard for coming all the way down from Boyne with some really nice guitars that got a fair amount of play that night.  Jim's web site is http://howard-guitars.com/pages/jim%20howard,%20luthier.html

Don't forget This Weekend's Picking Party

MFGS Picking Party this Sunday,May 1st from 4pm-7pm at Shelest Music Store in Saint Clair Shores. 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shelest-Music-Workshop/137302566303579

22410 Harper Ave,  On Harper just west of 9 mile road in Saint Clair Shores, MI 586-218-7071

This is a non competetive relaxed get together where guitarists can come to play or listen. Hosted by Dave Pierson who will spend some time on an alternate tuning DADGAD, and then open up the time for discussion and performing.  Great opportunity to try a few tunes in front of supportive friends.

Guitar Friendly Refreshments Available

 

Tuesday May 3rd - the Saint Columban Concert Series in Birmingham Michigan featuring 6 amazing Michigan Guitarists.  Some really fabulous local guitarists including -Nathan Montgomery, Bob Tye, Dan Mervak, Brett Lucas, Jim Nelson, Sean Blackman.

Call 248 -842-8124 for information on this show.

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

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We have several very important updates for this weekend. First and foremost, if you are receiving this email you are a supporter of MFGS and our mission of bringing world class fingerstyle guitarists to Southeast Michigan. MFGS is a 501(3) (C) non- profit organization and one of our long standing patrons has made a generous donation to sponsor this weekend's show.

We want to extend a special invitation for you and invite you to attend one of our concerts @ Callahan's.  We are offering tickets to this Saturday's show to members of our mailing list for $5.  In order to determine how many other tickets to sell we are asking that you go on line, on our website www.fingerstyle.org  to Vendini, where it says (click here for tickets) or call 248-953-6223 

For those who have already purchased tickets already online we will refund you the difference at the door or just bring a few friends with you and they can get in free. Remember that Callahan's opens at 6pm and has a dinner menu. We hope to see you there.  You will not be disappointed, we have an amazing show set up for you.  

CandyRat records artist Stefano Barone will be performing with special guest Glenn Poorman.  You can sample their music on our home page www.fingerstyle.org 

Stefano Barone is a guitarist from Italy who also is a member of the Italian Guitar Trio Guitar Republic. Barone is on the cutting edge of the electro-acoustic movement in Fingerstyle Guitar and is touring the country with the CandyRat Records Tour www.candyrat.com  The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society was chosen as the take off point for this tour. 

Glenn Poorman is a regional musician who has taken up with the Chapman Stick.  Glenn opened for California Guitar Trio here in September and also when Bert Lams performed with Tom Griesgraber (another Stick Performer) last year.  This will be a remarkable show.

 Barone is currently teaching a Master Class for John Stropes who is the director of Guitar Studies at the Peck School of the Arts in Wisconsin. Stropes is the one who transcribed  tabs for Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke.  Now that's a task!

Stefano will be teaching a guitar workshop Saturday from 3pm to 5pm.  Information on the workshop is on our website.  The cost of the workshop is $40. Stefano has agreed to give all workshop attendees one of his CDs and a free ticket to the show.  Can't beat that!

Call 248-646-4030 for reservations to the workshop.

Callahan's has dinner and drinks so get their early for great seats.

 Concert Tickets only $5 for MFGS Patrons

And finally if you didn't get the chance to complete our Survey we are accepting responses this week for a chance to win one of 10 guitar CDs with the help of Rob Polands Candyrat Records.  Email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com

Michigan Luthier, Jim Howard will be presenting some his fabulous guitars at the show.  His info is also on our home page.

Upcoming Events - Save the dates

Sunday May 1st 4pm - 7pm, a Picking Party with MFGS's Dave Pierson at Shelest Music Studio in Saint Clair Shores.

Tuesday May 3rd - the Saint Columban Concert Series in Birmingham Michigan featuring 6 amazing Michigan Guitarists.  Our good friend Nathan Montgomery and  Bob Tye, Dan Mervak, Brett Lucas, Jim Nelson & Sean Blackman.

Call 248 -842-8124 for information on the May 3rd show . 

 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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Please complete the following survey

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Dear Friends of MFGS

As you may know by now we have switched our venue to Callahan’s in Auburn Hills.  This was done for various reasons, partly due to the cost of the venue and also the work involved in tearing down the stage after the show. Being an all volunteer organization these were some of the factors that caused the change.

We also thought that Callahan’s offers an option of having dinner and drinks with friends prior to, or during the show.  The sound system at Callahan’s is very good and it is a fixed set up.  Both Rick Ratcliff from the Church and Pete at Callahan’s have received rave reviews from the performers so that was an even exchange. Although we raised ticket prices for 2 shows (California Guitar Trio & International Guitar Night due to the expense of multiple performers) our ticket prices have remained fixed at $20 and $15 for students and seniors.

As per our mission to promote Fingerstyle Guitar we pay all performers a  generous flat guaranteed fee and they receive a large percent of any money that is left over after the cost of the show/travel/hotels etc. MFGS does not make any money, in fact we have lost  money on most of our shows.

Now that we have had several performances under our belts at Callahan’s we would like your thoughts on our venue change and other thoughts you may have.  I will personally review all responses and all responding emails will have an opportunity to win one of 10 CD’s from various artists that have performed for us or some that our friend, Rob Poland, at Candyrat Records has donated to MFGS.   If you are not at our next show on April 16th then we will ship them to you at no cost.

This survey is meant for those who have attended one of our shows in the past, either at the First United Church, Callahan's or another venue. You may also complete the survey if you are considering attending a show in the future but please indicate that on the survey.

A synopsis of the responses will be posted after our next concert.

Please copy and paste the questions & your answers on to an email sent to

 

What city or zip code do you live in?

 

How many MFGS shows have you been to in the past?

 

Likes and dislikes about Callahan’s?  What would make you attend, or not attend a concert @ Callahan’s?  Is the fact that there is food and drinks a draw??

 

Likes and dislikes about First United Church?  What would make you attend, or not attend a concert @ the First United Church, or a similar type venue?

 

Is there a venue or location that you think would be better for MFGS?   Saying that, this means you would attend shows there!

 

Performers you would like to see at MFGS?

 

Do you think the pricing of our shows is fair?

 

If you attend picking parties sponsored by MFGS where is your favorite location or would you suggest a new one that you would attend.  Any other thoughts on picking parites.  

 

If you have attended a guitar workshop sponsored by MFGS is there anything you would suggest we change, considering this is for guitarists of all levels.

 

Would you be willing to post flyers at local coffee shops, stores etc?

 

Would you like to be more involved with MFGS?

 

Any other thoughts or comments you would like to share?

 

Thanks for your support

Sincerely,

Ron Stavale

President, MFGS

 

 



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Stefano Barone April 16th

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This Saturday, April 16th  

From Rome Italy

Candyrat Records Artist and member of Italy's Guitar Republic 

Stefano Barone

 

with special guest - Glenn Poorman

 

an Italian guitarist who has an incredible fingerstyle technique that conjures some amazing harmonic and melodic sounds we didn't even know an acoustic guitar could do on its own"                                        Fret Base

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YE-GPXYeTA&feature=related

 

Barone's compositions for 12 guitars are performed with the help of a mult-track machine. In such a perfect balance in between acoustic and electronics, Stefano performs live a continuum program, where all the songs are mixed one into another.

 

Special Guest, and Chapman Stick Artist Glenn Poorman will open the show @ 7:30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg-zI89yCNU

@ Callahan's -

Tickets only $5 for MFGS Patrons!

Doors at 6:00pm. Showtime 7:30pm

Callahan's has dinner and drinks so get their early for great seats.

 Tickets through Vendini     Click here for tickets

Stefano will also be performing @ Creole Gallery in Lansing,

Check Creole Gallery on facebook

Friday  April 15th

Creole Gallery 1218 Turner Street, (Oldtown) Lansing

Show starts @ 7:30 pm - door @ 6:30

Tickets $12 @ the door  or Elderly Instruments


Also at this show will be Michigan Luthier Jim Howard who will display a few of his amazing works of art!   Check out this home grown talent.   http://www.howardguitars.com/

Upcoming Events - Save the dates

Sunday May 1st 4pm - 7pm, a Picking Party with MFGS's Dave Pierson at Shelest Music Studio in Saint Clair Shores.

Tuesday May 3rd - the Saint Columban Concert Series in Birmingham Michigan featuring 6 amazing Michigan Guitarists.  Nathan Montgomery, Bob Tye, Dan Mervak, Brett Lucas, Jim Nelson, Sean Blackman.

Call 248 -842-8124 for information on this show.  

 

And finally if you didn't get the chance to complete our Survey we are accepting responses this week for a chance to win one of 10 guitar CDs with the help of Rob Polands Candyrat Records.  Please email me at michfingerstyle@gmail.com to recieve a copy of the survey write to MichFingerstyle @gmail.com

 

 

 



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MFGS 2011 Spring Concert Series

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Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Spring Concert Series

Sunday March 13th

New Time of 8pm - doors at 7:15

 @ Callahan’s

The incomparable

Pierre Bensusan

Callahan's is located in Auburn Hills, East of Woodward on South Street http://www.atcallahans.com/

Tickets -$20 & $15 for seniors and students

Available online  Get Tickets Here or at the door.

The revered French, fingerstylist released his first album in 1975, and since then has carved a reputation as one of the most  innovative guitarists there is, practically unrivaled by any acoustic (or maybe even electric) player. Bensusan is such a fingerstyle guitar legend that even the late & great  Michael Hedges composed a song for him

Bensusan will conduct a guitar workshop on the same day as the concert. Workshop cost is $40.

Workshop attendees will receive discounted concert tickets

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Saturday April 16th

From Rome Italy

Candyrat Records Artist and member of Italy’s Guitar Republic

Stefano Barone with special guest Glenn Poorman

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Saturday May 21st

Candyrat Records Artist and winners of the

Candian Fingerstyle Competition

 Antoine Dufour & Craig D'Andrea  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Upcoming MFGS Concerts  & Guitar Workshops @ Callahan's

Concerts $20 & 15 Students/Seniors Workshops $40

Concert Tickets are $15 & $10 for workshop attendees

Sunday March 13th @ 7:30pm

 The Incomparable

Pierre Bensusan

 

The revered French, fingerstyleist released his first album in 1975, and since then has carved a reputation as one of the most  innovative guitarists there is, practically unrivaled by any acoustic (or maybe even electric) player.  Bensusan is such a fingerstyle guitar legend that the late & great Michael Hedges  named a song for him.

Guitar Workshop will start at 3pm the same day as the show. Not to be missed!

 

www.pierrebensusan.com

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday April 16th

 From Rome Italy

Stefano Barone

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With Special Guest

Chapman Stick Artist   

Glenn Poorman

Barone is on the forefront of the new age of acoustic guitar. His musical style was inspired by the late legendary American guitarist Michael Hedges. Barone, was also a student of Pino Forastiere in Rome and is a member of the Italian trio of guitarists,

Guitar Republic.

His compositions range from intimate melodies to rhythmical patterns interposed with percussive taps & slaps on the guitar body mixed in

with repeating electronic loops. 

Something you have to see & hear! www.candyrat.com

 

Saturday May 21st

 Antoine Dufour & Craig D'Andrea  

Two more brilliant fingerstyle guitarists from the remarkable stable of  guitarists housed at  Rob Poland’s Candyrat Records.  Quebec’s Dufour and D’Andrea, who is from Connecticut, both have won the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competetion   in the past and they are no longer the ‘up and coming’  fingerstyle guitarists; they have arrived!  www.candyrat.com



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Concert Reminder - This Saturday - International Guitar Night

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International Guitar Night

This Saturday, January 29th @ Callahan’s

Pino Forastiere –Brian Gore-Clive Carroll-Alexandre Gismonti

Doors open @ 6pm, Dinner available - Show starts @ 7:30

map for Callahan's @ http://www.atcallahans.com/

The weather should be pretty good Saturday night with temp about 30 degrees

Callahan’s has a nice menu and will be open at 6pm for food and drinks so make a night of it. Get there early for great seats. 

We will be raffling off several CD's at intermission plus a special treat from the IGN guys. 

Callahan’s is open to all ages.

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

for info call 248-646-4030

See you there! 

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MFGS Updates on International Guitar NIght - JB Davies performs Sat. Jan 22nd

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Dear Friends of MFGS

This Saturday MFGS founder JB Davies will be opening the show at MAMA's Coffeehouse in Bloomfield HIlls at 8 PM.  After JB's perforrmance Floyd King & the Bushwakers will be performing.  Looking forward to seeing this one.

Floyd King & the Bushwackers with special guest JB Davies.

Tickets at the door 7 PM.  $12/$10 Senior

More info at

http://www.mamascoffeehouse.org/ 

We would like to take a moment to again thank Paul Murphy of Bluefish Guitars  http://www.bluefishguitars.com/  in Plymouth for graciously opening (actually not closing) his doors for our Picking Party last Saturday evening.  Dave Pierson led the way with some arrangements and original compositions and former MFGS board member Kevin Tarnas also performed along with several other members.  Thanks to all who showed up to play or just watch and thanks again Paul

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT

We are anxiously awaiting our first concert of 2011 on Saturday January 29th @ 7:30PM.   We were so fortunate to be able to book the International Guitar Night tour for the first time.  We hope that you can make it out to Callahan's for this great concert.  Callahan's has info on their location @ http://www.atcallahans.com/.   Callahan's will open their doors @ 6pm for dinner and drinks so come out early, grab great seats and get ready for a fabulous night of great guitar music.  

There is no formal guitar workshop prior to the concert because the guys come all the way from Milwaukee from a performance the night before.  If you have interest in a lesson from one of the guitarists we can talk to them about perhaps a small workshop or lessons on Sunday.  Call us if you have interest and we can discuss this with the musicians 248-646-4030.  

The International Guitar Night (IGN) is the world's premier touring guitar festival originating in the year 2000. This is the 11th annual tour. Each show brings together some of the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists in the world to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting performing solo and as a duet. 

The tour this year includes Pino Forastiere from Rome, Italy.  Forastiere graduated with a degree in classical guitar from Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome.   After hearing Michael Hedges groundbreaking CD, Aerial Boundaries, Forastiere changed his approach to the acoustic guitar and is one of the most accomplished of todays contemporary fingerstyle guitarists. "He employs a dazzling blend of slapping, tapping,   strumming, altered tunings, and harmonics combined with classical phrasing and a focus on distinct and addictive melodies-  Guitar Player Magazine. 

Next is Brazil's Alexandre Gismonti who is the son of legendary guitarist Egberto Gismonti.  He has received much critical praise in both Brazilian and foreign press.  In 2001 the Uruguayan newspaper Brecha wrote "The son of Egberto is a young guitar virtuoso. Alexandre's approach is very different from that of his father...he plays with an amazing interpretive authority. 

Guitarist Clive Carroll hails from England. He was recently described as "the best and most original young acoustic guitar player and composer in Britain- Acoustic Guitar Magazine.  In 1999 Carroll was encouraged by John Renbourn (Pentangle) to record his first CD.  Carroll went on to become the only guitar player to ever win the Essex Young Musician of the Year Award. 

Finally IGN founder Brian Gore is from San Francisco.  He is considered the 'Poet of the Guitar"  Gore's strong well developed melodies and intriguing chord sequences set him apart from the myriad of steel-string fingerstylists who compose in open tunings.  His finely crafted poetic “songs without words' takes the listener on a spellbinding emotional ride - Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Tickets for this special event are $25 and you can link to online sales at www.fingerstyle.org

This will be a spectacular night of acoustic guitar music!

Future concerts

Tickets for the following events will be $20, $15 for seniors and students

Sunday March 13th (date change) Pierre Bensusan  @ Callahan's

Saturday April 16th , Stefano Barone @ Callahan's

Saturday May 21st Antoine Dufour and Craig D'Andrea @ Callahan's

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