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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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Additional Info on this Saturday's Concert.

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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

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



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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    

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



 

 



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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    

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



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Important Updates from MFGS

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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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MFGS Concert Update & Survey

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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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MFGS Presents Pierre Bensusan in Concert

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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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Picking Party this Saturday - International Guitar Night January 29th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Dadgadave here.... Picking Party this Saturday, 1/15/11, @ Blue Fish Guitars in Plymouth, MI from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. (note time change from last newsletter)   http://www.bluefishguitars.com/

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=bluefish%20guitar%20

It will be a rare after hours get together at Paul Murphy's well stocked guitar shop. We'll be playing tunes and I'll present some ideas for arranging tunes for fingerstyle guitar!!  As always our Picking Parties welcome those who want to play or just want to listen and watch.  It is a very supportive non-competitive environment and we’d love to see you there.

BlueFish Music
744 Starkweather Street

Plymouth, Michigan 48170
Telephone: (734)927-0675


And don't forget…..International Guitar Night is coming soon. Saturday January 29th at Callahan’s. 

All the information is @ www.fingerstyle.org    World class guitarists from the US, Brazil, Italy and England.  We would love to make this a yearly event and hope you can make it out for this remarkable evening of guitar.

 Remember that Callahan’s serves dinner and drinks so come out early and get settled in some great seats. Doors open at 6pm.  Tickets available online www.fingerstyle.org  or at the door! For any questions please call 248-646-4030.  

We still need help with getting information out about this concert. If you can post or pass out flyers email us at rxvalle@yahoo.com

We would like to thank those who helped pass out information and post flyers for this concert. 

Shawn Myrda Mahorney – Dept of Music Michigan State Universty

Nathan Montgomery  http://www.nathanmontgomery.com/                      

Kristin Malecki, Dept of Music, Wayne State Universtiy

Bret Hoag, Dept of Music, Oakland Universtiy

Tracy Goetz, Dept of Music, Universtiy of Michigan

Johnathan Tan – International Academy

Marie Angeluski – Dept. of Music, Universtiy of Michigan, Flint

Paul Murphy – Bluefish Guitars, Plymouth

Fred Tellier – F.E. Tellier Guitars, Windsor

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

 



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International Guitar Night - January 29th - Picking Party January 15th

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Saturday, January 29th 

International  Guitar Night

comes to Callahan's in Auburn Hills

 

 

Callahan's is at 2105 South Blvd, Auburn Hills - http://www.atcallahans.com/  see map and menu

Just 12 miles north of our Ferndale venue 1.5 miles east of Woodward

Tickets for this remarkable event are $25

 

Tickets on Sale Now !

 

International Guitar Night is the world’s premier touring guitar festival; innovative masters of the acoustic guitar get together for a special evening to exchange styles and solos.

 

 Pino Forastiere along with, Brazil’s Alexandre Gismonti, Britan's Clive Carroll and the USA's Brian Gore will share the stage for a truly remarkable night of guitar virtuosity.  They will perform solo pieces and duets.

 

 What a nice way to start out the New Year.

Come out at 6pm when doors open, grab some great seats and have dinner @ Callahans!


England-native Clive Carroll started playing the banjo at age 2, has released 3 solo albums, and was described by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as 
“probably the best and most original young acoustic guitar player and composer in Britain.”  

Clive and Alexandre play this piece  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezMceg7eVI4

Son of Brazilian composer/guitarist Egberto Gismonti, Alexandre Gismonti has developed his own distinct musical language, representing his country at music festivals around the world.


Pino Forastiere of Italy received his degree in classical guitar at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome in 1992. In March 2010 he premiered with Guitar Republic, a new acoustic guitar trio in which he performs with Sergio Altamura and Stefano Barone.

Pino and Brian play this piece  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kc84Y0Xrus


Known as a “poet of the guitar,” American Brian Gore is the founder of International Guitar Night and published the book Fingerstyle Guitar: Lessons in Technique and Creativity in 2005. 

 

See you on Saturday the 29th of January. 

We'll need help getting the word out on this concert so let us know if you can put up or pass out flyers. 

 

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

 

We would like to thank all of our friends for their support and love of fingerstyle guitar music!

                                                           

Paul Murphy & Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth http://www.bluefishguitars.com/ 

Pam Rossi of WCSX, host of 'Overeasy' 94.7  http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/ 

Ann Arbor Classical Guitar Society http://www.society.arborguitar.org/

Classic Guitar Society of Michigan  http://www.arborguitar.ms11.net/CGSM_index.html

Gary Zimnicki of Zimnicki Guitars http://www.zimnicki.com/                                                                          

JB Davies  http://jbdavies.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-home.cgi?d=jbdaviescom      

Ann Delisi on WDET with Essential Music http://www.wdetfm.org/ann-delisi.php,                                                         

Rob Reinhart of WDET with Acoustic Cafe & Essential Music, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Reinharts-Essential-Music/260231449465

Shelest Music Workshop  http://shelestmusicworkshop.blogspot.com/

Huber Breese Music - http://www.huberbreese.com/

Strings By Mail -  http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/ 

White Crow Conservatory of Music - http://whitecrowconservatory.blogspot.com/

Fred Tellier of F.E. Tellier Guitars on Facebook

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

 



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Concert Reminder and Happy Thanksgiving

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just a note to remind you that Scottish born guitarist Tony McManus is performing this Saturday night November 20th @ the First United Methodist Church in Ferndale.  Doors open at 6:30 and show starts @ 7:30. Tony is a fabulous guitarist and this is our last concert of the year! 

Tickets will be available at the door and there are still open spots for Tony's 2 hour guitar workshop starting at 3pm at the church.  The workshop is for guitarists of all levels. Discounted concert tickets are avialable for workshop attendees. For more info go to www.fingerstyle.org. 

 Here is a taste of what you will hear on Saturday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqphR8wgWtY&feature=related

 

We have a lot to be thankful for here at MFGS.  Great performers, great music and great friends like you. From all of us @ MFGS we would like to wish you a  Happy Thanksgiving  - Hope to see you Saturday!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Don't forget that on Saturday, November 20th, MFGS will be hosting Tony McManus in concert and guitar workshop.  McManus's guitar work is both technically brilliant and elegantly lyrical. Legendary guitarist John Renbourn calls McManus the best Celtic guitarist in the world”, Paul Reed Smith of PRS Guitars says “McManus is the Jeff Beck of Acoustic Guitar” , Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society says “don’t miss our last concert of 2010” !  

McManus will also host a guitar workshop from 3pm – 5pm on the same day as the show.  Workshop costs are $40 and workshop attendees will receive a concert ticket for $10.   This guitar workshop is for players of all levels.

-2002  his CD “Ceol More” hit the Critic’s Album of the year list in Acoustic Guitar magazine and was named “Live Ireland Awards” Album of the Year.

-2008 Acoustic Guitar Reader’s Choice Award Winner 

-2009 Canadian Folk  Awards – Solo Artist of the Year.

Born in Paisley Scotland of Irish heritage, living in Canada and playing in Ferndale on November 20th! Tickets on Sale @ www.fingerstyle.org

Here is Tony playing on his new Greenfield Guitar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM37aJe3vqo&feature=related

Also on that night Windsor Luthier F.E. Tellier will be exhibiting some of his fine new instruments

Lots of other Guitar News

Renowned guitarist Richard Gilewitz will perform @ Trinity House on November 13th.  Gilewitz will also host a guitar workshop the day of the show. http://www.trinityhouse.org/2010_events/11_13_10_richardgilewitz.html

The Classical Guitar Society of Michigan will host 2009 Guitar Foundation of America Winner Florain Larousse at a Master Class on November 13th and will perform on November 14th. For information http://www.arborguitar.ms11.net/CGSM_index.html

Stay tuned for more music from the Ann Arbor Classical Guitar Society http://www.society.arborguitar.org/

We welcome a new Michigan friend here @ MFGS,

 Strings By Mail http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/  (Buy Michigan!) 

And we welcome another new friend in Saginaw. The White Crow Music Conservatory   http://whitecrowconservatory.blogspot.com/ 

Dates to save in 2011

January 29th International Guitar Night @ Callahan's

March 12th - Pierre Bensusan

April 16th- Guitar Republic's Stefano Barone

May 21st - Candyrat Recording Artists Antoine DuFour and Craig D'Andrea

We are a  non profit organization and really could use use help placing flyers at coffee houses, music shops etc. Contact Ron @ rxvalle@yahoo.com to get some mailed to you or dropped off.

 



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Tony McManus in Concert - Last Concert of 2010

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Tony McManus in Concert

 

Saturday, November 20th 2010

 
First United methodist Church

22331 Woodward Avenue

Ferndale, MI 22331

Doors open at 6:30 pm, Show at 7:30 pm

 

Tickets are available at the door for $20, Seniors/Students $15

Or can be purchased online at www.fingerstyle.org


         Buy Tickets Now!

 

Self taught from childhood, initially through listening to the family record collection, McManus has come to be recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony’s hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional impact of the music.  In 2002, McManus won twin “Musician of the Year” awards by the BBC Folks Awards and the Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Around the same time his CD, Ceol More gathered attention by being featured on the "Critic’s Album of the Year" list in Acoustic Guitar magazine, as well as being named “Live Ireland Awards' "Album of the Year."  In 2009, Tony became a Gold Medal winner when he won Acoustic Guitar magazine's reader's poll in the Celtic category. Other Gold Medal winners included Tommy Emmanuel, Doc Watson, John Jorgenson, John Williams, Paco de Lucía, and Tony Rice.

 

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

 

“The best Celtic guitarist in the world     -                                          John Renbourn

 

http://www.tonymcmanus.com/

Tony will be hosting a guitar workshop from 3pm – 5pm the day of the show at the First United Church. Cost of workshop is $40. Workshop attendees can purchase concert tickets for $10.  This is for guitarists of all levels and seating is limited.   

Call MFGS @ 248-646-4030 for information.

 

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Our Next Concert – International Guitar Night @ Callahan’s January 29th, 2011

Featuring Pino Forastiere, Clive Carroll, Brian Gore and Alexandre Gismonti http://internationalguitarnight.squarespace.com/

Lots of other Guitar News

Renowned guitarist Richard Gilewitz will perform @ Trinity House on November 13th.  Gilewitz will also host a guitar workshop the day of the show. http://www.trinityhouse.org/2010_events/11_13_10_richardgilewitz.html

The Classical Guitar Society of Michigan will host 2009 Guitar Foundation of America Winner Florain Larousse at a Master Class on November 13th and will perform on November 14th. For information http://www.arborguitar.ms11.net/CGSM_index.html

Stay tuned for more music from the Ann Arbor Classical Guitar Society http://www.society.arborguitar.org/

We welcome a new Michigan friend here @ MFGS,   Strings By Mail http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/  (Buy Michigan!) 

And we welcome another new friend in Saginaw. The White Crow Music Conservatory   http://whitecrowconservatory.blogspot.com/ 

& All of our other friends

Pam Rossi of WCSX and Overeasy http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/                                                            

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Guitars http://www.bluefishguitars.com/ 

Gary Zimnicki of Zimnicki Guitars http://www.zimnicki.com/                                                                          

JB Davies  http://jbdavies.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-home.cgi?d=jbdaviescom      

Ann Delisi on WDET with Essential Music http://www.wdetfm.org/ann-delisi.php,                                                         

Rob Reinhart of WDET with Acoustic Cafe & Essential Music, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Reinharts-Essential-Music/260231449465

Shelest Music Workshop  http://shelestmusicworkshop.blogspot.com/

Huber Breese Music - http://www.huberbreese.com/

Us volunteers at MFGS could always use help posting flyers so email us at rxvalle@yahoo.com if you can give us a hand posting at Coffeehouses, workplace, gyms, restaurants etc....

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Tony McManus in Concert

Saturday, November 20th 2010

Doors open at 6:30 pm, Show at 7:30 pm

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward Avenue

Ferndale, MI 22331

 

 

On Saturday, November 20thh Tony McManus performs at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church which is located at 22331 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale 3 blocks south of 9 mile on West side of Woodward. Tickets are available at the door for $20, Seniors/Students $15 or can be purchased online at www.fingerstyle.org.

 

To find a unique voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable. In little over ten years as a professional musician Tony McManus has come to be recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony’s hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional impact of the music. Self taught from childhood, initially through listening to the family record collection, McManus abandoned academia in his twenties to pursue music full time. The session scene in Glasgow and Edinburgh provided the springboard for gigs around Scotland and a studio set for BBC Radio, frequently rebroadcast, began to spread the word.

 

On Saturday November 20th from 3pm – 5pm  Tony will be conducting a hands-on workshop. Space

is limited, advanced reservation is required. The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society presents its

workshop series in a non-competitive environment and welcomes guitarists of all skill levels. Students can

register or request information by contacting the MFGS office at 248-646-4030. Cost is $40.

 

 





Concert Reminder, This Saturday - Preston Reed

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MFGS presents in Performance

Preston Reed

This Saturday September 25th

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward in Ferndale,

 just south of 9 mile.

Admission $20 - Seniors and Students - $15

Performance @ 7:30 pm - doors open at 6:30

 

  Billboard Magazine says -Reed is a "Heart stopping tour de force" 

Guitarist Magazine  calls his performance "True spellbinding guitar mastery"      

The late great master of fingerstyle, Michael Hedges says of Preston Reed in 1996,    "If I'm a hard core guitar player, Preston Reed is petrified. He's so into it that he has alchemized. I've never seen anyone more precise. He's really inspiring."    

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society Says - "Don't miss him"!

Preston will conduce a 2 hour guitar workshop for players of all levels at 3pm on the date of the show.  All workshop attendees will recieve a concert ticket for $10. Don't miss the chance of seeing one of the true legends of contemporary fingerstyle guitar.  

Preston is making a special effort to get here on time for the workshop on Saturday.  We will need to know if you are planning to attend the workshop  by this Friday September 24th, so please call us ahead of time.

For information on tickets or to reserve a place at the workshop please call 248-646-4030 

Our next concert will not be for 2 months so take this opportunity to check out Preston Reed. Hopefully it won't be another 7 years till he gets back this way!        

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 This Saturday September 25th

MFGS presents in Performance

Preston Reed

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward

Ferndale (just south of 9 mile)

Tickets $20 General Admission - Students/Seniors $15

         Buy Tickets Now!

 

At age 16, Reed was inspired by Jefferson Airplane's rootsy blues offshoot, Hot Tuna, with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. He then studied John Fahey and Leo Kottke. At 17, Reed played his first live gig, supporting beat poet Allen Ginsberg at the Smithsonian Institute. Preston Reed has virtually reinvented how the acoustic guitar is played. Reed plays a flamboyant "self invented" style, characterized by percussive techniques and simultaneous rhythm and melody lines that dance and ricochet around each other, giving his music a level of excitement that is unparalleled today. 

See for yourself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oVzB0zRBU0

 

"A heart stopping tour de force"      -                                         Billboard Magazine

"True spellbinding guitar mastery"      -                                    Guitarist Magazine

$20 General Admission, $15 seniors/students,  Doors open at 6:30 pm

Tickets @ the door or www.fingerstyle.org

Preston Reed will host a 2 hr guitar workshop 3pm-5pm same day of the show. Workshop cost is $40.

Discounted concert tickets are $10  to workshop attendees. Workshop is intended for players of all levels and  seating is limited!  Call (248) 646-4030 to reserve a seat @ the workshop or for concert info.

Other events to consider

Celino and Lito Romero of the Romero Guitar Quartet will be at WSU Friday, Sep. 17 http://www.music.wayne.edu/Romeros.php

                Guitar Masters Tour Featuring Eric Johnson, Peppino D'Agostino & Andy Mckee, October 3rd @ the Ark

Tony McManus  First United Methodist Church, Ferndale on November 20th

International Guitar Night - Callahan's on January 29th, 2011,  featuring Italy's Pino Forastiere, Brazil's Alexandre Gismoni, England's Clive Carrol and Brion Gore from the US

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California Guitar Trio this Sunday @ Callahan's

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Dear Friends of MFGS……Just a reminder for you to settle into fall with!

Picking Party on Sunday September 19th MFGS board member, and recent attendee of an Interlochen Guitar Festival Workshop, Dave Stuart will host a picking party @ Shelest Music Store in St. Clair Shores from 3pm - 6pm.  Directions can be found on their facebook site  http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Clair-Shores-MI/Shelest-Music-Workshop/137302566303579?v=wall  and http://shelestmusicworkshop.blogspot.com/ This is an informal gathering of guitarists or guitar music lovers of all levels. Some come to play, some come to listen.  We share songs, ideas and information about fingerstyle guitar.  Save the date, more information to come. Thanks Gordy for opening up your shop!

 

 

The California Guitar Trio.  They will be performing, this Sunday, September 12th @ Callahan's Music Club in Auburn Hills

Performance starts early @ 7pm.  Tickets will be available at the door. General admission for this event is $25.

Best to get there at 6pm, pick out some nice seats. Grab, some grub and spirits, and then enjoy a very special evening of music.

For openers; if you’ve never seen anyone play the Chapman Stick; don’t miss special guest, Glenn Poor man who hails from Southwest Michigan, and is a fabulous performer in his own right. You may see this guy a lot more in the future and wouldn’t it be nice to say you saw him way back in 2010 @ Callahan’s?  Callahan's is just 15 minutes north of our usual venue and maps are available on their site, http://www.atcallahans.com/  

California Guitar Trio will stick around after the show to chat about their music and sign a CD copy of their live performance this Sunday! ~ How often do you see that?

There are still open spots for the California Guitar Trio, Guitar Workshop which starts at 3pm on Sunday. Get there 15 to 20 minutes early to set up!  This is really a unique opportunity to spend a couple of hours, hands on, with a trio of truly amazing guitarists. Let’s think……..hmmmm?……to become a renowned accomplished professional guitarist, then study with legendary King Crimson Guitarist Robert Fripp for 5 years in England, and form a trio, and then travel the world performing for 20 years! And, on top of that! ... offer to impart some of what you’ve learned to a handful of guitarists of all levels for 2 hours in a very intimate setting... Let’s call that an offer you should consider (or perhaps, not refuse!). Workshop tickets are $40, but If you attend the guitar workshop your concert tickets are only $10. Call 248-646-4030 if you would like more information.

Next up on our schedule is one of the premier Finger style Guitarist …. Preston Reed. September 25th in Ferndale at the First United Methodist Church, 22331 Woodward. 

 Billboard Magazine calls him a “Heart stopping tour de force”,

The London Times says  “he’s “In a class of his own” –

The last time we were able to book Preston Reed was in 2003.  This guy doesn’t come around that often.  Don’t miss him!!

 

Future dates.  November 20th, Tony McManus

The Best Celtic Guitarist in the World   John Renbourn

 

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MFGS Concert Updates - Sunday Sept. 12th

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MFGS Concert Updates

Our fall concert series starts off soon with a world class group of guitarists known as California Guitar Trio.  They are appearing on

Sunday September 12th @ Callahan's Music Club in Auburn Hills, at 7pm.  Callahan's is only 15 minutes north of our Ferndale Venue. Having attended a CGT performance we can attest that they are remarkable musicians who present an amazingly entertaining show.  

CGT will be featuring music from their new CD release called 'Andromeda' http://www.cgtrio.com/latest/item/1-andromeda-will-hit-the-earth-in-october  as well as their storied repertoire from classical to fusion and even surf music. They have been featured on several Olympic broadcasts and they performed at the 2003 Grammy's.  CGT will be recording this concert and CD's will be available after the show.  For info and to catch some of their music check out http://www.sroartists.com/artists/californiaguitartrio/index.php

Tickets for their performance are available @ www.fingerstyle.org or at the door for $25 general admission.

This link to Callahan's has a map and Callahan's has a dinner menu and drinks.  It may be a good idea to get there at 6pm, find some nice seats and grab dinner and drinks before the show starts. www.atcallahan's.com

Opening for CGT will be local Chapman Stick perfomer Glenn Poorman. The Chapman Stick is a pretty unique instrument made notable by Tony Levin of King Crimson/Peter Gabriel fame. http://www.stick.com

Guitar Workshop By CGT!

In addition to their performance California Guitar Trio will be sponsoring a Guitar Workshop from 3pm - 5pm the same day as the show. CGT initially studied with Robert Fripp of King Crimson back in the late 80's and have been touring since. They have been proponents of the 'New Standard Tuning' which will be discussed at the workshop. What a remarkable opportunity to spend 2 hours, close up and hands on with some of the best guitarists in the world. The fee for this workshop is $40.  http://www.sroartists.com/artists/californiaguitartrio/files/sem-cgt.pdf

We will be discounting concert tickets for workshop attendees. The Cost of the concert and the 2 hr workshop together will be $50.

If you would like to attend the workshop you'll need to call 248-646-4030 to make a reservation. This is for guitarists of all levels!

Other important news

Picking Party on Sunday September 19th MFGS board member, and recent attendee of an Interlochen Guitar Festival Workshop, Dave Stuart will host a picking party @ Shelest Music Store in St. Clair Shores.  Directions can be found on their facebook site  http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Clair-Shores-MI/Shelest-Music-Workshop/137302566303579?v=wall  and http://shelestmusicworkshop.blogspot.com/ This is an informal gathering of guitarists or guitar music lovers of all levels. Some come to play, some come to listen.  We share songs, ideas and information about fingerstyle guitar.  Save the date, more information to come. Thanks Gordy for opening up your shop!

Saturday September 25th, Preston Reed will perform at the First United Methodist Church at 22331 Woodward.  Check our web site www.fingerstyle.org for information and tickets will be available soon.

A Friend In Need .... Remembering the lyrics of James Taylor's classic song ˜You've Got a Friend'..."When your down and troubled And you need a helping hand"
We thinking about  a dear friend to MFGS who is in need of our assistance. 
Pam Rossi hosts the 'Overeasy'  Show on  WCSX/94.7 on Saturday & Sunday mornings. Pam plays a very eclectic variety of songs that are familiar to all of us and that we do not hear on other stations.  Check out her playlist here   http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy . Pam  also frequently hosts live performances by local and nationally known musicians and has always graciously hosted our guest guitarists from all over the world. Tragically,  Pam's Saturday show has been cancelled!!  We know that this show is a source of great music to many of us and we would like you to take a moment and let WCSX know how unhappy we are that this show was cut back. She may even loose the whole weekend to be replaced by preprogrammed shows, no live guests, and no soul to the show. MFGS is a big fan of Pam and her show and we know you are too! We encourage you to call station manager Brent Alberts at 248 398 9470 and leave a voicemail indicating your support of putting her back on the air on Saturdays and to protect her show on Sundays. Also please post this information on your facebook or myspace accounts or send email blasts to your friends.  We need to give back a little to someone who has given us great music over the years.

Future Performance Dates

Preston Reed- Saturday, September 25th @ First United Methodist Church, Ferndale

Stephen Bennett & Tony McManus both on the same stage in Ferndale, November 20th

Pino Forastiere, Brian Gore, Clive Carrol & Alexandre Gismonti, son of legendary Brazialian Guitarist Egberto Gismonti will perform with International Guitar Night, January 29th 2011 @ Callahan's.

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

See you on the 12th of September, Enjoy the last week of summer!



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Tickets On Sale For California Guitar Trio - Sept 12th

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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society  presents

California Guitar Trio

Sunday September 12th, 7pm

 

At Callahan's Music Hall http://www.atcallahans.com/ 

2105 South Boulevard, Auburn Hills, MI     

Just 12 miles north of our Ferndale venue  

Callahans will have dinner and drinks for you starting at 6pm

            

Tickets available now $25   

 click here to  Buy Tickets Now!  
 
  It is pretty special when you can claim that your  music was featured on television coverage for the 1998, 2000,2002 & 2004 Olympics, that you performed on the 2003 Grammy Award Show and that your music traveled around the world as wake up music for the crew of NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavor. We think it is also pretty special that MFGS is bringing CGT to Callahan's for the first time. You'll hear music ranging 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

This will be an amazing show and you'll hear compositions from their new CD 'Andromeda'    CGT will be making  live performance CD's for your purchase immediately after the show.

Opening for CTG will be Chapman Stick performer - Glen Poorman  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg-zI89yCNU

California Guitar Trio will be sponsoring a Guitar Workshop from 3pm -5pm the day of the show.  This is a remarkable opportunity.  Spend 2 hours with CGT, pick out your seats and grab dinner while you wait for the show to begin.                                               

Workshop Tickets are $40 - Call 248-646-4030 for reservations, seating will be limited.                                        

Don't Forget!  Preston Reed

 

and The Interlochen Guitar Festival later this month

 http://college.interlochen.org/program/guitar-festival-and-workshop 

  http://www.interlochen.org/media/video-2009-icca-guitar-festival

and last but not least all of our other MFGS Friends to stay in touch with..... 

                                  

The Ann Arbor Clasical Guitar Society - http://www.society.arborguitar.org/                                                       

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan - http://www.arborguitar.ms11.net/CGSM_index.html                                           

Pam Rossi of WCSX and Overeasy http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/                                                            

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Guitars http://www.bluefishguitars.com/ 

Gary Zimnicki of Zimnicki Guitars http://www.zimnicki.com/                                                                          

JB Davies  http://jbdavies.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-home.cgi?d=jbdaviescom      

Ann Delisi on WDET with Essential Music http://www.wdetfm.org/ann-delisi.php,                                                         

Rob Reinhart of WDET with Acoustic Cafe & Essential Music, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Reinharts-Essential-Music/260231449465

Shelest Music Workshop  http://shelestmusicworkshop.blogspot.com/

Huber Breese Music - http://www.huberbreese.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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Fall 2010 & Spring 2011 Concert Announcements

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Dear Friends of MFGS

It's about time to announce our fall schedule and remind you of other musical events going on.  If  you were thinking about going to the  Canadian Guitar Festival there’s still time.  It starts on July 30th.   They have an amazing lineup of guitarists.  Check out the information at   http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/    

Also here in Michigan there is our own Interlochen Guitar Festival and Workshop starting August 26th.   

http://college.interlochen.org/program/guitar-festival-and-workshop

These are two premier guitar events you won't want to miss!

 

Now on to our  Fall Concert Series 2010/Spring 2011

Sunday September 12th - with the remarkable California Guitar Trio http://www.cgtrio.com/   This will be a Sunday evening concert @ Callahans http://www.atcallahans.com/ 

The California Guitar Trio was founded in 1991 and consists of Paul Richards from Utah, Bert Lams of Belgium and Hideyo Moriya of Japan.  They  first  met in England at one of Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft Courses in 1987. After their studies they embarked on a worldwide tour with Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists. 

A California Guitar Trio performance is like a night at the theater: Drama, passion, humor, joy , pathos, it's all there." -

                                                                                    Acoustic Musician Magazine

Save this date to see one of the most remarkable group of guitarists in the world today. 

         Buy Tickets Now!

   

 

 At Callahans Music Hall there is the opportunity to come early, get a good seat and have dinner before the show.

 

 

This will be a great show and you’ll hear compositions from the New CGT Album Andromeda.  After working on this album for more than 2 years, they have just set an official release date of October 12, 2010. This will be the first CGT album featuring entirely new original music, both composed and improvised by Bert, Paul and Hideyo. Guests on the album include Tony Levin, Julie Slick, Eric Slick, Tom Griesgraber, Tyler Trotter and more. Album Artwork by Pablo Mandel.

 

      CGT will sponsor a Guitar Workshop the same day as their concert.  More information to follow.

 

Next ...on Saturday September 25th MFGS presents  Preston Reed  @ the First United Methodist Church in Ferndale we will present http://www.prestonreed.com/ in  Concert & Guitar Workshop.  This will be Preston’s third visit here to MFGS.  He  last played way back in 2003. 

 

"True spellbinding guitar mastery" - Guitarist Magazine

November 20th - Stephen Bennett & Tony McManus on the same stage. 

January  29th, 2011  - International Guitar Night featuring Clive Carroll, Pino Forastiere, Brian Gore and Alexandre Gismonti

March 12th - Pierre Bensusan

April 16th - Stefano Barone

May 21st - Craig D'Andrea & Antoine Dufour

 

MFGS Friends to stay in touch with..... 

                                        

The Ann Arbor Clasical Guitar Society - http://www.society.arborguitar.org/                                                       

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan - http://www.arborguitar.ms11.net/CGSM_index.html                                           

Pam Rossi of WCSX and Overeasy http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/                                                            

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Guitars http://www.bluefishguitars.com/ 

Gary Zimnicki of Zimnicki Guitars http://www.zimnicki.com/                                                                          

JB Davies  http://jbdavies.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-home.cgi?d=jbdaviescom      

Ann Delisi on WDET with Essential Music http://www.wdetfm.org/ann-delisi.php,                                                         

Rob Reinhart of WDET with Acoustic Cafe & Essential Music, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Reinharts-Essential-Music/260231449465

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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