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Dear Friends of MFGS


It is disappointing that all concerts at this time are cancelled or postponed. It is disappointing for us who love music and it is devastating for musicians who, as you already know, depend on concerts, cd sales, merchandise and interactions with those who love their music.  All of that is on hold now. 


We haven't heard about the corporates like Spotify or Pandora bailing out the musicians that made them successful but there are some ways to help out the musicians.


If you're at home for long periods of times, most all of our musician friends do online Skype lessons. Pull up their web page and check their merchandise, CDs and lessons! 


Musicians and MFGS friends, please use our Facebook Page to post updates on live streaming, lessons and other ways to help our musician friends.  https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/          




LIVESTREAM


MARCH 19TH @ 8pm - Songwriter Showcase Live Stream 
Live from 20 Front Street  - https://20frontstreet.com/



March 20th - 7-8:30pm  Grammy Award winning guitarist Al Petteway LIVE CONCERT ONLINE at Dream Guitars! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/al-petteway-live-concert-online-at-dream-guitars-tickets-99891008696


PODCASTS


Minor 7th -  podcasts http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html


September Fingerstyle Collective Update

Dear Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Community,

We've have received many questions about the status of the Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival taking place 6 months from now, September 10-13, 2020. Indicators at this point suggest that concerts and social gatherings will likely commence in the fall; therefore, we are staying full course with festival planning to bring you an absolutely extraordinary experience. However, we will continue to seek guidance from the CDC over the next several months and will continue to update you if there is a decision to cancel the festival out of an abundance of caution or by CDC guidance. If by chance the festival is cancelled, we are guaranteeing FULL refunds to all participants and sponsors. 

To that end, we are indeed currently accepting festival registrations and submissions for both the ONLINE and LIVE international guitar competition! If you have been considering entering, now may be an excellent time to be working on submitting your video for consideration. The prizes are HUGE!

Also, if you are a musician who has been impacted by COVID19, we are on the lookout for resources that can potentially help you including non-profit charities and live streaming opportunities. We have incuded two of these below and will continue to share these resources as we hear about them. For those who are music fans, we encourage you to support musicians by purchasing their merch, and supporting their live streams (and consider leaving them a virtual tip through their Paypal accounts) during this critical time. 

If you know about additional resources, have suggestions, or remaining questions, please feel free to reach out to us at festival@fretmonkeyrecords.com

Stay safe and healthy, and please keep strumming! We are in this together.

Sincerely,

Your Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Family
(Fretmonkey and Candyrat Records)

https://www.fingerstylecollective.com/home


Pull out your guitar, mandolin, banjo or ukulele and pick up some strings from

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!) https://www.stringsbymail.com/

Bayberry Music in Ferndale http://bayberrymusic.com/  Mail order and Guitar Repairs too!

 Pick up some CDs or follow your favority musicians from Candyrat www.candyrat.com

       

 The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization  promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001   




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



Admired Artists  

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Thanks to Pete Ciluzzi & Alexandr Misko - Update on Preston Reed Concert

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Dear Friends of MFGS

For those who were unable to attend Pete Ciluzzi & Alexandr Misko's performance at Trinity House Theatre don't miss them if they come by again. Thanks guys for a great night of music enjoyed by all!

We received information that Preston Reed will not be able to travel for his US tour.  Preston was very disappointed as many of those looking forward to seeing him perform.  All ticket purchases will be refunded as soon as possible. 

The current travel situation for many artists is in flux right now but MFGS is hoping that we will still be able to host Tony McManus and Julia Toaspern on May 15th and 16th so save the dates and we will keep you up to date! .

Friday May 15th & Saturday May 16th

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

 Hailed by John Renbourn as ‘the best Celtic guitarist in the world’ Tony McManus  has been listed as one of the 50 transcendental guitarists of all time by Guitar Player Magazine.

Julia Toaspern is a multi-talented musician from Berlin. She has released two albums of original songs and performed in both classical and singer-songwriter modes on both sides of the Atlantic



Meanwhile if you are home or restricted from activities music is always available!   

Check out the March/April Minor 7th New Releases/Reviews

or check out their podcasts
 
Plug in your CD player and pick up some new recordings or check out videos from our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

Pick up some strings or instruments at Bayberry Music in Ferndale http://bayberrymusic.com/


Or in the Lansing area

Or our friends up north at Strings by Mail

MFGS on Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/                

 The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization  promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001   

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





Tickets available at the door for March 8th Candyrat Guitar Night

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Dear Friends of MFGS

There are tickets available at the door for

 Sunday March 8th's  

Guitar Night (so c'mon out)

MFGS & Trinity House Theatre

presents

Alexandr Misko & Peter Ciluzzi

 

Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com  has offered to bring in these amazing guitarists for their first appearance in the Detroit area! 

Alexandre Misko is 21 and hails from Russia; those are probably 2 good reasons why he shouldn't have won the 2018 Takamine Acoustic Guitarist of the Year Award  

(but he did!).

"Alexandr Misko is the future of acoustic guitar"    Jon Gomm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5je-gDRwZk


Peter Ciluzzi hails from the east coast and he started playing the guitar at age 12  and discovered the solo guitar work of Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, and Pierre Bensusan. From then on he delved into Pat Metheny & Keith Jarrett.                     

Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls his music "transcendent". 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBZbO5MfnIk


THIS IS A SUNDAY SHOW

 DOORS AT 6:30 & SHOW AT 7PM

Remember it's 'spring forward' and 60 degrees out so it will be a nice night for music


Tickets are $25 and Available @ www.fingerstyle.org or at the door

Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia  (734) 464-6302

By supporting live music you are supporting artists and the venues in order to bring back artists to Southeast Michigan! 


 MFGS on Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/          

 Please share this concert info with friends!


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization  promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  



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



Admired Artists  

discussion

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Sunday March 8th - Candyrat Guitar Night Tickets Available.

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MFGS (and  you) lucked out when Candyrat called to see if we could schedule a Candyrat Guitar Night for the MFGS supporters.  Trinity House opened up on a Sunday so that we could host these remarkable guitarists.  

It is rewarding (and part of our non profit mission) to be able to bring in these amazing guitarists who will be in the Detroit area for the first time!!  

SO.......c'mon out on 

Sunday March 8th @ Trinity House Theatre

Alexandre Misko is 21 and hails from Russia; those are probably 2 good reasons why he shouldn't have won the 2018 TakamineAcoustic Guitarist of the Year Award  (but he did!).

"Alexandr Misko is the future of acoustic guitar"                               Jon Gomm

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


Peter Ciluzzi hails from the east coast and he started playing the guitar at age 12  and discovered the solo guitar work of Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, and Pierre Bensusan. From then on he delved into Pat Metheny & Keith Jarrett.                     

Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls his music "transcendent". 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2BmYaxnGKU

Tickets are $25 and now available online

@  https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?w=2e7c57dc8f3a940b88088e69d4cf4295&t=tix

This is a Sunday show that starts at 7pm 

...doors at 6:30

Trinity House Theatre is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia

 Phone(734) 464-6302


Support Live Music in Southeast Michigan! 


Gig Announcement  

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Candyrat Guitar Night - Sunday March 8th - Trinity House Theatre

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Dear Friends of MFGS

MFGS is honored to present the 2020 Spring Series of concerts! We lucked out when Candyrat called and Trinity House opened up on a Sunday to host these remarkable guitarists.  It is rewarding (and part of our non profit mission) to be able to bring in these amazing guitarists who will be in the Detroit area for the first time!!  

Sunday March 8th @ Trinity House Theatre

Alexandre Misko is 21 and hails from Russia; those are probably 2 good reasons why he shouldn't have won the 2018 TakamineAcoustic Guitarist of the Year Award  (but he did!).

"Alexandr Misko is the future of acoustic guitar"    Jon Gomm

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


Peter Ciluzzi hails from the east coast and he started playing the guitar at age 12  and discovered the solo guitar work of Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, and Pierre Bensusan. From then on he delved into Pat Metheny & Keith Jarrett.                     

Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls his music "transcendent". 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2BmYaxnGKU

Tickets are $25 and now available online

https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?w=2e7c57dc8f3a940b88088e69d4cf4295&t=tix

This is a Sunday show that starts at 7pm...doors at 6:30

Trinity House Theatre is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia

 Phone(734) 464-6302


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Tickets on sale soon for

ONE OF THE GIANTS OF THE FINGERSTYLE WORLD  PRESTON REED 

SATURDAY APRIL 18TH @ 20 FRONT STREET & SUNDAY APRIL 19TH @ TRINITY HOUSE THEATRE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l09lN1L6sDM

One of the most influential and innovative guitarists of the past quarter century, Preston Reed invented integrated percussive guitar playing in the late 1980's, revolutionising the way the acoustic guitar is played and inspiring generations of musicians around the world ever since. Employing multi-voiced grooves, polyrhythmic percussion and story-telling compositions, Reed's visionary approach fully exploits the breathtaking orchestral potential of the acoustic guitar.


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Friday May 15th & Saturday May 16th

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

 Hailed by John Renbourn as ‘the best Celtic guitarist in the world’ Tony McManus  has been listed as one of the 50 transcendental guitarists of all time by Guitar Player Magazine.

Julia Toaspern is a multi-talented musician from Berlin. She has released two albums of original songs and performed in both classical and singer-songwriter modes on both sides of the Atlantic


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OTHER AREA SHOWS

Friday February 14,

BEIJING GUITAR DUO

The Beijing Guitar Duo performance will take place in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (“The Cube at The Max”) in midtown Detroit, home of Orchestra Hall and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra,

 beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday,

"The Beijing Duo’s performance was a model of elegant clarity, sumptuously beautiful tone production, and emotional contrast.​”   – San Francisco Classical Voice

https://squareup.com/store/promusica-detroit/item/e


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February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Daniel Champange

 @ 20 Front Street    Front Street in Lake Orion

https://20frontstreet.com/event/daniel-champagne-4/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d_unCtXtCw&feature=emb_logo



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Our Friends at Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

Upcoming Local Classical Guitar Events and Related Concerts (You can also check our calendar at: www.guitarmichigan.org 

Raphael Feuillatre Master Class and Concert

in February By Helene Rottenberg 
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up about an upcoming Master Class and Concert with French classical guitarist,

Raphael Feuillatre

(2018 Guitar Foundation of  America

International Competition winner).   
Both the class and the concert will be held at

Madonna University in Kresge Hall (36600 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia,

https://www.facebook.com/events/566294814214526/

The Master Class will be on Saturday,

February 22nd at 1:00pm.

The class will be $50 for performers and $20 for auditors.  If you are interested in performing in the class, please contact me via phone or email (contact info below). 


The concert will be Sunday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm.---$20 general admission and $15 

        hgrguitar@gmail.com
   
  CGSM monthly meetings of the 2019-20 season 

Sundays at the Plymouth Public Library 2pm, Ensemble Reading Session 3pm, Open Play      January 19, 2020    February 16    March 15    April 26    May 17 – Members Concert and get-together



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SAVE THE DATE!!



September 10-14, 2020
The Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival takes place from
 at Camp Mitchell located on the bluffs of
Petit Jean Mountain in Morrilton, Arkansas.

https://www.fingerstylecollective.com/home



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January/February 2020 - www.minor7th.com

This month: Elliot Cole/Jordan Dodson (contemporary classical), Joel Saunders (fingerstyle), Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers (folk), Hiroya Tsukamoto (fingerstyle), and Cory Seznec (spirituals).

Also be sure to check out the brief reviews of Adrien Brogna & André Klénès (classical), Mike Moss (jazz), Daniel Lippel (experimental), Russ Daniels (fingerstyle) and Debra Cowan (folk) at "Short Takes."

 "Like" us on Facebook. We now also have artist links to Spotify, so you can stream the music right away.

WE ARE GIVING AWAY copies of two CDs (see below) reviewed in this issue of Minor 7th, so be sure to register to win!



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Don't Forget our friends @

Trinity House in Livonia - https://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/

20 Front Street in Lake Orion - https://20frontstreet.com/

The Robin Theatre in Lansing - https://www.therobintheatre.com/

The Listening Room in Grand Rapids - https://listeningroomgr.com/


Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com  


 Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/ 

great instruments and repairs!


Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/

 

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/

or find MFGS on Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/            

Please share these concerts with friends!

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization  promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  




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





MFGS Upcoming Concerts + A Great Weekend of Music!

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Dear Friends of MFGS


MFGS hopes that you were able to enjoy the holidays with your family and friends!  We have a great lineup for 2020 but before we get into that there is some great music coming up soon that we'd like you to know about. 

We had several venues and performers notify us about performances this weekend and although they may not all be contemporary acoustic guitar they are great opportunities to see remarkable local and regional musicians perform.

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 16TH - The Ark in Ann Arbor

Aaron Jonah Lewis Album Release Party
Mozart of the Banjo – the Joe Morley Project - 7:30 pm

The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor - 734-761-1818

Aaron Johan Lewis Website  -    https://aaronjonahlewis.com/

Banjotown    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_PLhzH3UBE

Aaron Jonah Lewis is a champion fiddler who is based in Detroit.  Aaron has been elbow-deep in traditional American fiddle and banjo music since his first lessons at  the age of five with Kentucky native Robert Oppelt. Lewis has taken blue  ribbons at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, WV, and at  the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA, the oldest and largest  fiddlers convention in the country. He is also noted for his mastery of  multiple banjo styles.  He spends most of his time teaching, touring as a  solo performer, with the Corn Potato String Band, Lovestruck Balladeers, and other projects.

As a banjoist, Lewis explores some interesting veins in the roots of  Old Time, Bluegrass, Ragtime and Jazz music through his newest  recording, “Mozart of the Banjo: The Joe Morley Project.” This project  is devoted to the music of the great English prodigy and virtuoso  composer Joe Morley (1867-1937), who wrote a significant body of great  banjo pieces in a technique that people today call “classic  fingerstyle.”

Aaron also plays and teaches banjo,  mandolin, and guitar in Detroit.



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FRIDAY  January 17TH - Trinity House Theatre in Livonia Presents

Audio Birds featuring Sean Blackman, Larry Fratangelo and James Simonson

https://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/event/audio-birds-featuring-sean-blackman-larry-fratangelo-and-james-simonson/

Audio Birds brings together three of Detroit’s top musicians for a musical exploration of world music, Jazz, funk and soul.

Here is a taste of Sean Blackman on guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyuWclXzHKY&fbclid=IwAR0I4J-naynXdzoZMHjlkZHPgiMF2lpJ94eSir3TdDlyapRyBt6vr_9802s

Sean Blackman (guitarist)
Sean is an established composer, producer, performer and educator of collaborative cross-cultural world music. With over thirty years of study and projects, his mandate is to create platforms for diversity and inclusion and cross-cultural pollination in the arts. He has produced nine albums of original music, launched and directed music festivals, events and concert series. Sean was recently honored in 2016 with the Spirit of Detroit Award by the City Council of Detroit, and in 2017 with The Worlds Got Talent Award for cultural leadership, as well as eight Detroit Music Awards.

Larry Fratangelo (percussionist)
Larry has recorded and toured with some of the top recording artists in the world today. His name appears on Gold, Platinum and Grammy award-winning albums. Larry has performed at the White House and for the British House of Parliament. He has performed with the Boston Pops, at the Grammy Awards, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, on the David Letterman Show and Saturday Night Live. A graduate of Michigan State University, Larry is currently producing several World Music projects under his record label, BAP Records.

James Simonson (bassist)
James is the Musical Director for Verve Artist Bettye LaVette, is an Ernie Ball/Ampeg Artist, he performs with global giants from Andrea Bocelli to the Detroit Symphony and many others in all genres of music. His versatility, talent and professionalism along with his ambition for greatness has brought him to be a direct descendant of Detroits well known electric bass heritage

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SATURDAY JANUARY 18TH @ MAMA'S COFFEEHOUSE @ 7:30pm - doors at 7pm

Opening for 'The'  James Keelaghan at MAMA's

is Detroit Areas own fingerstyle guitarist extraordinaire

Alberto Whitmer

Alberto is a Detroit area guitarist who is currently attending the Fingerstyle Guitar Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison run by John Stropes!!

Alberto has performed locally and had opened for Stefano Barone's performance at Bayberry Music in Ferndale.  Here is Alberto performing a Michael Hedges piece  at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion https://www.albertowhitmer.com/videos/rickovers-dream

Alberto is at a level of performing where he could have his own show but just in case you come to see Alberto perform you also get to see James Keeleghan!! 

 https://www.bucmi.org/mamas-coffeehouse

MAMA's Coffeehouse is located 38651 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


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This will be a remarkable night of Fingerstyle Guitar

Sunday March 8th @ Trinity House Theatre

Tickets are $25 and now available online

https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?w=2e7c57dc8f3a940b88088e69d4cf4295&t=tix

This is a Sunday show that starts at 7pm...doors at 6:30

Trinity House Theatre is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia

 Phone(734) 464-6302


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ALSO SAVE THE DATES

Tickets on sale soon for

ONE OF THE GIANTS OF THE FINGERSTYLE WORLD  PRESTON REED 

SATURDAY APRIL 18TH @ 20 FRONT STREET & SUNDAY APRIL 19TH @ TRINITY HOUSE THEATRE

One of the most influential and innovative guitarists of the past quarter century, Preston Reed invented integrated percussive guitar playing in the late 1980's, revolutionising the way the acoustic guitar is played and inspiring generations of musicians around the world ever since. Employing multi-voiced grooves, polyrhythmic percussion and story-telling compositions, Reed's visionary approach fully exploits the breathtaking orchestral potential of the acoustic guitar.


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&


Friday May 15th & Saturday May 16th

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern


Hailed by John Renbourn as ‘the best Celtic guitarist in the world’ Tony McManus  has been listed as one of the 50 transcendental guitarists of all time by Guitar Player Magazine.

Julia Toaspern is a multi-talented musician from Berlin. She has released two albums of original songs and performed in both classical and singer-songwriter modes on both sides of the Atlantic


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OTHER AREA SHOWS


20 February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Daniel Champange

 @ 20 Front Street    Front Street in Lake Orion

https://20frontstreet.com/event/daniel-champagne-4/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d_unCtXtCw&feature=emb_logo



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Our Friends at Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

Upcoming Local Classical Guitar Events and Related Concerts (You can also check our calendar at: www.guitarmichigan.org 

Raphael Feuillatre Master Class and Concert

in February By Helene Rottenberg 
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up about an upcoming Master Class and Concert with French classical guitarist,

Raphael Feuillatre

(2018 Guitar Foundation of  America

International Competition winner).   
Both the class and the concert will be held at

Madonna University in Kresge Hall (36600 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia,

https://www.facebook.com/events/566294814214526/

The Master Class will be on Saturday,

February 22nd at 1:00pm.

The class will be $50 for performers and $20 for auditors.  If you are interested in performing in the class, please contact me via phone or email (contact info below). 


The concert will be Sunday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm.---$20 general admission and $15 

        hgrguitar@gmail.com
   
  CGSM monthly meetings of the 2019-20 season 

Sundays at the Plymouth Public Library 2pm, Ensemble Reading Session 3pm, Open Play      January 19, 2020    February 16    March 15    April 26    May 17 – Members Concert and get-together



***************************************************

SAVE THE DATE!!


September 10-14, 2020
The Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival takes place from
 September 10-14, 2020
at Camp Mitchell located on the bluffs of
Petit Jean Mountain in Morrilton, Arkansas.

https://www.fingerstylecollective.com/home



*******************************



January/February 2020 - www.minor7th.com

This month: Elliot Cole/Jordan Dodson (contemporary classical), Joel Saunders (fingerstyle), Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers (folk), Hiroya Tsukamoto (fingerstyle), and Cory Seznec (spirituals).

Also be sure to check out the brief reviews of Adrien Brogna & André Klénès (classical), Mike Moss (jazz), Daniel Lippel (experimental), Russ Daniels (fingerstyle) and Debra Cowan (folk) at "Short Takes."

 "Like" us on Facebook. We now also have artist links to Spotify, so you can stream the music right away.

WE ARE GIVING AWAY copies of two CDs (see below) reviewed in this issue of Minor 7th, so be sure to register to win!




*********************************************************** 

Don't Forget our friends @

Trinity House in Livonia - https://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/

20 Front Street in Lake Orion - https://20frontstreet.com/

The Robin Theatre in Lansing - https://www.therobintheatre.com/

The Listening Room in Grand Rapids - https://listeningroomgr.com/


Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com  

 

Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/ 
great instruments and repairs!


Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/
 

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/
  

or find MFGS on Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/       


Please share these concerts with friends!


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization  promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

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





Candyrat Guitar Night Tickets - Great Holiday Gifts!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Wishing you the best in this Holiday Season and a Happy New Year in 2020! 

Speaking of 2020 and Holidays!

MFGS has a really remarkable group of guitarists to bring to you in Spring! Even though it's the first day of Winter the days now start getting longer so we're looking at Spring already!      

Need suggestions for a great Holiday Gift present for your favorite guitar lover!!

Sunday March 8th @ Trinity House Theatre

Tickets are $25 and  now available online @ www.fingerstyle.org

This is a Sunday show that starts at 7pm...doors at 6:30

Trinity House Theatre is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia

 Phone(734) 464-6302


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ALSO


PRESTON REED

SATURDAY APRIL 18TH & SUNDAY APRIL 19TH

&

Tony McManus May 15th & 16th


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The latest from our friends at Minor 7th!

November/December 2019

https://www.minor7th.com/ 


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Don't Forget our friends

Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com  

 

Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/ 
great instruments and repairs!


Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/
 

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/
  

or find us on Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/       



The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization  promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

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






March 8th Candyrat Guitar Night at Trinity House Theatre

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Holiday time with family and friends.

MFGS is thankful for your support of the artists that we are able to bring to Southeast Michigan in 2019!

We try to bring you the best musicians in the world and we would like to thank  our featured artists   Italy's Stefano Barone, Canada's Calum Graham, Michigan's Jake Allen Quebec's Antoine Dufour and From Wales - Gareth Pearson  along with our special guest artists  

   Yeman Alwari, Bill Russell and JB Davies for making these shows such a treat!


For 2020 we have a really remarkable group of guitarists to bring to you....starting out with (possible Christmas tickets presents for your favorite guitarist) !!!


Sunday March 8th at Trinity House Theatre


MFGS is always looking for 'new' guitarist to bring your way. Candyrat records has offered to bring two of their truly amazing artists to Michigan for us to see.

Alesandr Misko hails from Russia and he is  one of those younger 'Top Guns' of the fingerstyle world.  He brings the inspirations of the guitarists that lead the way in fingerstyle guitar and he will someday lead the next batch of fingerstylists in the guitar world. He has played notable concerts with fingerstyle legends including Jon Gomm, Mike Dawes, Luca Stricagnoli, Thomas Leeb and many others in his global tours.

Here is Alexandr's cover of George Michael's - 'Careless Whisper' "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzgTMh21zhI

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American East Coast Guitarist Peter Ciluzzi has a distinctive, timeless sound that is both familiar and unexpected, his music defies easy categorization and reflects a wide range of influences including jazz, bluegrass, classical, and world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfiF3msHGHs&feature=emb_logo

“Luthier and player, with sublime beauty and taste…Ciluzzi and his guitar sound like one”Minor 7th

This is a Sunday show that starts at 7pm...doors at 6:30

Tickets are $25 and available online at www.fingerstyle.org

Trinity House Theatre is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, Michigan - Phone(734) 464-6302


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Upcoming shows

Preston Reed April 17th & 19th


Tony McManus May 15th & 16th


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The latest from our friends at Minor 7th!

November/December 2019

https://www.minor7th.com/


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After his last concert here Gareth Pearson had the guitarist Nightmare Occur !!

Leaving Detroit on his way to Florida by plane (did you guess already?)

They travel the world and the guitar is their livelihood and all of a sudden ...........https://www.facebook.com/gareth.pearson.121


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Stefano Barone has released his 'Alive' CD and has a video along with his composition 'The Cure'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp9cs4wK5Pw


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Don't Forget our friends

Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com  

 

Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/ 
great instruments and repairs!


Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/
 

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/
  

or find us on Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/       



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Want to attend a FREE CONCERT with Gareth Pearon TONIGHT?

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Dear Friends of MFGS

 Tonight, Saturday November 16th will be 

Fingerstyle Appreciation Night at Trinity House Theatre!!

Because of the combined generosity of Candyrat Records, MFGS & Trinity House Theatre the concert with Gareth Pearson tonight is on us!!!
(well we had to put it at $1 to make registration work online). 

Gareth dazzled the crowd at 20 Front Street last night so come on out tonight and enjoy the evening on us.


There are about 30 tickets available so grab some friends and come on out! 
 Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm. 
Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia 

You must register through our ticket outlet so we don't have you standing outside!!
 
There will be a small surcharge in order to register www.fingerstyle.org    
   
Or just click here


Anyone who has purchased a ticket already will have their money refunded.

Oh and we are raffling off a dozen Candyrat Record CDs!

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


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





Special Guests Added to This Weekends Shows with Gareth Pearson

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Dear Friends of MFGS 

Just wanted you to know that there are a couple of special guests who we've added to our next and last performances in 2019 with Gareth Pearson!!!

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! - DON'T MISS THIS SHOW! 

On Friday Night's show at 20 Front Street  we were fortunate enough to be able to add another amazing guitarist to the show. 

William Henry Russell 
William Henry Russell is an award winning classical / fingerstyle guitarist, conservatory trained classical musician, and an established composer and arranger. He is the 2009 Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, the 2018 Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, and the third place finalist at the 2018.  International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship held in Winfield Kansas “Bill” received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from The Boston Conservatory and a Master’s Degree in Music from Florida State University. 
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We are so fortunate to be able to also introduce you to the founder of Candyrat Records....Rob Poland!!! 
Rob founded Candyrat in 2004, first signing  Don Ross followed by Andy McKee & Antoine Dufour!  CandyRat Records has been called the biggest acoustical guitar label in the world!!!  Rob will be at both shows and  bringing a dozen CDs to raffle off and  will also be 
around to talk to you at intermission and after the shows.  Find out the latest on the Fingerstyle Scene! 


But lest not forget that The Welsh Tornado (Gareth Pearson)  is the main act and although he has been in the Detroit area a couple of times this is the first time we have had the opportunity to host Gareth as the main man! 


This is my friend Gareth Pearson, a brilliant young guitar player from Wales .  Please take the time to see him!  


Friday November 15th 20 Front Street in Lake Orion (The address is the same as the name! )

        20 Front Street, Lake Orion Michigan - Phone 248-783-7105

Tickets are $20 and available at   https://20frontstreet.com/event/gareth-pearson/

AND ALSO 

Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia 

             38840 West Six Mile Road (just off of I-275) - 734-464-6302

Tickets are $20 and available here at  www.fingerstyle.org 

“Gareth’s arsenal of techniques represents a broad gamut to be entertained by, even if one cannot see his fingers move as they dance with such fluidity”   - ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE



find MFGS on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


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





Update on Gareth Pearson Concerts - Tickets still available

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Dear Friends of MFGS


MFGS is honored to present Gareth Pearson for our last concerts in  2019

Frome Wales UK, Gareth first toured with Tommy Emmanuel after playing guitar for only 1 year.

He is a phenomenal performer and Tommy Emmanuel says

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

Gareth is performing this

 Friday, November 15th

at

20 Front Street in Lake Orion

Tickets are $20 and available at

https://20frontstreet.com/event/gareth-pearson/

Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm - 248-783-7105

For the 20 Front Street Show!  if  you're coming out at the last minute you might want to call to see if there are any tickets available.

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Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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

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

Tickets for the Trinity House show will be available at the door!!


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If you happen to be in the Grand Rapids area check out our friends

Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic who  are playing at                The Listening Room on Friday November 15th.   It is a great new venue supporting a diverse group of performers. 

https://listeningroomgr.com/shows-events/detail/Fareed-Haque-Goran-Ivanovic-Duo


November 20th - Jake Allen at The Listening Room in Grand Rapids https://listeningroomgr.com/shows-events/detail/WGVU-NPR-Pop-Up-Series-Featuring-Jake-Allen


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Great News for 2020

Just In!!1

Sunday March 8th at Trinity House Theatre

Candyrat Guitar Night

 with

Alexandr Misko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMxiuq_tMq0

&

Peter Ciluzzi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBZbO5MfnIk


Preston Reed  - April 17th & April 19th

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern  May 15th & 16th


The latest from our friends at Minor 7th!

November/December 2019

https://www.minor7th.com/


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Stefano Barone has released his 'Alive' CD and has a video along with his composition 'The Cure'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp9cs4wK5Pw


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Don't Forget our friends


Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

new videos
Nick Johnson

Daniel Padim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X-QBqAUKfU



Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/
great instruments and repairs!


Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/


or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


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



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Gareth Pearson in Concert November 15th & 16th

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Dear Friends of MFGS


For our last performance of 2019 MFGS is honored to present

From Cwmbrân South Wales, UK

Candyrat recording artist

Gareth Pearson!

Within a year of taking up the guitar, Gareth was opening for Tommy Emmanuel on his 2005 UK tour.  Gareth’s debut album “Urban Echoes Vol 1” was selected by Acoustic Guitar editors and frequent contributors as one of the “Essential Acoustic Albums of 2010”.

Friday November 15th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

Tickets are $20 and available at

https://20frontstreet.com/event/gareth-pearson/

Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm

ph - 248-783-7105


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Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

                               Phone: (734) 464-6302

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


Here is a young Gareth performing 'Billy Jean' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e64DJemlUec 



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



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The latest from our friends at Minor 7th!

November/December 2019

https://www.minor7th.com/


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Stefano Barone has released his 'Alive' CD and has a video along with his composition 'The Cure'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp9cs4wK5Pw


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Don't Forget our friends


Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

new videos
Nick Johnson

Daniel Padim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X-QBqAUKfU



Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/
great instruments and repairs!


Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/


 

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


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





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Calum Graham -Tickets Available at the door Friday - Saturday Sold Out!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

As winter is approaching we are down to our last 2 performers for 2019!

MFGS is honored to present 'One of the 30 Great Guitarists Under 30'  -Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Calum Graham !


This Friday, October 25th  @ Trinity House Theatre

Tickets will be available at the door $20 or online at www.fingerstyle.org


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            (Just in )

This Saturday, October 26th @ 20 Front Street

IS SOLD OUT !

(so come out Friday at Trinity House! )


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Tickets for 

Gareth Pearson

On Sale Now!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ginok11QPcs


Friday November 15th at 20 Front Street
Tickets are $20 & available at  https://20frontstreet.com/event/gareth-pearson/


&

Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre


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


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FOR 2020 WE HAVE THESE PERFORMERS COMING TO TRINITY HOUSE

& 20 FRONT STREET



PRESTON REED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymgsRU6MbNE&list=RDymgsRU6MbNE&start_radio=1





TONY MCMANUS & Julia Toaspern

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


PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brmG6f2BMyw




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These are 2 interesting videos.  MFGS has hosted over half of these guitarists and yet they missed Tony McManus, Stephen Bennett and Ed Gerhard!


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVoffoKpEZM&feature=youtu.be

We would love to have more of these performers play in Michigan but the government restricts artists from other countries! 

MUSIC HAS NO BORDERS!



   Don't forget our friends at


Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

Minor 7th  Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
 See their September/October Edition www.minor7th.com  featuring
 Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern, "Live in Concert," 2019


Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/

Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/


Who else do you want to see in 2020??? 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


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Update on Calum Graham Concerts - Glimpse of 2020

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Dear Friends of MFGS!

Ready or not!

Calum Graham will be here next week !!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i6dn2hAkuY

Don't miss this show! 

5 years ago Calum was named one of the 30 Great Guitarists under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine

(He's still not 30!)

Friday October 25th at Trinity House Theatre

Show at 8pm - Tickets are $20

& will be available at the door!

or online at www.fingerstyle.org

 38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia


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Saturday October 26th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

 

This concert is filling up fast!

https://20frontstreet.com/event/calum-graham/

Last we checked there were 12 Tickets (out of 90) left!

The name of the venue is the address!!

20 Front Street, Lake Orion

If there are no tickets online please call 248-783-7105


Both of these Great Venues have amazing restaurants in the neighborhood

Make a night out of it!!!


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Also this next week is a guitarist that doesn't tour that often

Michael Gulezian

At Albion College!

This performance is free!!!

 and open to the public.

 For more information, please contact the Music Department at 517-629-0481 or email music @ albion.edu.

https://www.albion.edu/news-and-events/events/859-albion-college-events/886-department-sponsored-event/863-music/46952-guest-artist-recital-guitarist-michael-gulezian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjR06WvnYLo

“… fully mesmerized by the array of different layers of sonority … the metaphor of night, set against the figure of a dancing flame, seems one way of describing the type of musical architecture Gulezain has created … There is in the beauty of Gulezian’s work a kind of invisible smiling face, a joyful set of eyes winking back at us…”   MINOR 7th


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Tickets for Gareth Pearson Will Be On Sale Soon !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ginok11QPcs

But please save the dates!

SAVE THE DATES!

Friday November 15th at 20 Front Street


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Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre


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These are 2 interesting videos.  MFGS has hosted over half of these guitarists and yet they missed Tony McManus, Stephen Bennett and Ed Gerhard!


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVoffoKpEZM&feature=youtu.be

We would love to have more of these performers play in Michigan but the government restricts artists from other countries! 

MUSIC HAS NO BORDERS!



   Don't forget our friends at


Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

Minor 7th  Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
 See their September/October Edition www.minor7th.com 

Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/

Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     





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"One of the 30 Great Guitarists Under 30" - Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Dear Friends of MFGS 

In 2014 Acoustic Guitar Magazine named this performer as "One of The 30 Great Guitarists Under 30" ! That  means in the world and that was 5 years ago............. and yet.....he's still not 30!  

Don't miss this opportunity to see such an amazing performer at 2 of the best venues in Southeast Michigan!  

CALUM GRAHAM !


October 25th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia
Show at 8pm, Door at 7:30
Tickets are $20
Tickets available now at www.fingerstyle.org
38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
(734) 464-6302

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 Saturday October 26th @ 20 Front Street
 in Lake Orion 
Show at 8pm, door at 7:30
Tickets are $20 and  available at

20 Front Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362 • 248-783-7105


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On behalf of those who were fortunate enough to see Antoine Dufour in September here are a few pics.  Antoine loved both nights and appreciated your sincere acknowledgement of his remarkable music.   A special thanks to Yeman Al-Rawi for his performance at 20 Front Street.
                                                               



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   And Tickets for Gareth Pearson will be on sale soon!



SAVE THE DATES!

Friday November 15th at 20 Front Street


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Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre






                 Don't forget our friends at

Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

Minor 7th  Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
 See their September/October Edition www.minor7th.com 

Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/

Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

or find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/     





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



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