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Michigan's Jake Allen on March 29th and other events/news

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Dear Friends of MFGS


As we wind the days of winter down and Spring looks a ways away yet, we wanted you to know about our Spring concert on March 29th and great music events and news!


MFGS is now in our 18th season and we have hosted well over 100 concerts in Southeast Michigan.  We always love bringing in new 'finds' to you such as Andy McKee in 2006 & Pino Forastiere in 2007

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On Friday March 29th MFGS presents Jake Allen

at Trinity House Theatre

 Jake hails from our favorite mitten, Michigan! 

Jake is an amazing fingerstylist and recently toured with the Accidentals.  We really want you to get a chance to see someone who may follow the path of the above mentioned giants of the guitar world!   

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

Jake performing 'Slappy Thang' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTJ9CuntMvo

Here is Jake performing with Mike Dawes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbCzjpzg9jg

Trinity House Theatre is located at 
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia - 734-464-6302


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February 14th - Valentines Night

Make a date night out of this and see

Le Maestrio at 20 Front Street !

the members of Le Maestrio are

Pierre Bernon : guitare classique
Pierre Louyriac : guitare flamenco
Symon Savignoni : guitare manouche

 The Maestrio is the meeting of three great schools of guitar: classical, gypsy jazz and flamenco, under the fingers of three talented instrumentalists that are Symon Savignoni, Pierre Bernon, Pierre Louyriac. This unprecedented trio combining virtuosity, sensitivity and real energy will delight all music lovers with their varied repertoire consisting of standards from classical music to world music such as Aranjuez Concerto, Mozart’s 25th Symphony, Django’s compositions Reinhardt and Paco de Lucia, but also personal compositions of the musicians

Tickets are available at https://20frontstreet.com/event/le-maestrio/



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An Evening with Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

 wsg Aaron Jonah Lewis

February 21, 2019
Ida Branch Library,

A free event !

3016 Lewis Ave, Ida, MI

presented by the Presented by the Monroe County Library System, Friends of Ida, DTE Energy Foundation,

Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton is an American multi-instrumentalist blues musician and vocalist from Los Angeles. He plays banjo, piano, and violin, and his musical influences are mainly rooted in the early blues from the 1920s and 30s. Jerron’s family, originally from Louisiana, moved to LA in the ‘50s where he grew up before moving to New York city in 2007, where he currently resides.

https://www.facebook.com/JerronBlindBoyPaxton/

https://www.facebook.com/events/239106260343756/

Aaron Jonah Lewis https://aaronjonahlewis.com/


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Coming up soon  

(a great week of music)


          Wednesday March 27th @ 20 Front Street

 The Kruger Brothers!

https://20frontstreet.com/event/the-kruger-brothers/

Although they won't be playing with Steve Martin this night......here is a video of the Kruger Brothers and Steve!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIXSf_Ujz_0

and their web site!

https://krugerbrothers.com/about-kruger-brothers/


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Thursday March 28th @ The Robin Theatre in Lansing Michigan

Randy Napoleon and David Rogers

Two amazing guitarists on one bill! Randy Napoleon (MSU Jazz Professor, Freddy Cole's guitarist) and David Rogers (modern master of classical guitar)! 7PM, 6:30 doors See below for more info about the show: https://www.facebook.com/events/1206217522879563/


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 Don't forget to check out the latest in fingerstyle and contemporary acoustic music at www.minor7th.com

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html


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Some new video's from our friends at Candyrat Records

https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271


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Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale http://bayberrymusic.com/


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Looking towards the future! 

 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar but felt light years from being able to do that.  Now with the help of local luthier Gary Zimnicki teams up with the folks at  the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar


Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts. Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!)


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, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale





Thanks for Supporting Live Music in 2018!!! Gareth Pearson New Album

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Thank you for your support of MFGS and a great year of live music in Southeast Michigan!! 

Still time to support
Gareth Pearson


Who is working on a new album and you can help along with maybe get something for the guitar person in your life (even if it is you!!)



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YEAR IN REVIEW

In March we started out with our first performer ever and the only 2-time winner of the prestigious U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship (and a Canadian at that!), Don Ross. Don wowed us with chops and his charm!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ1JUxeTg3U


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In April we were honored by Italy's Stefano Barone who's avant-garde style mesmerized folks at the DIA and Interlochen enough to be invited to perform at Blissfest in July of 2019! https://blissfest.org/.  
Stefano's music, along with Pino Forastiere and Sergio Altamura's compositions were used in several of the Freep's Brian Kaufman's movies  including the Pulitzer Prize Winning 'The Wall' 




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In May we were fortunate to host Candrat Guitarists Luca Stricagnoli and Calum Grahm at Trinity House Theatre and at 20 Front Street!  Amazing sold out shows



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October brought 2 giants of the guitar world to Michigan and MFGS, Andrew York and Alex DeGrassi

Andrew York - 'Home' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ajTcwJBbw4

Alex deGrassi - 'Cumulus Rising' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myfGu7r3s0s


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And November brought us
 Trevor Gordon Hall
with several lovely shows and a house concert!  Trevor is off to Greece then home for Christmas and here is the tune he ended his shows with



With Special Thanks to  Bill Russell

and JB Davies

 who we hope to see on Stage in 2019!


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And don't forget all of our other friends for holiday gifts (and you can gift yourself!)


for the latest reviews of new contemporary guitar music

Our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

And Strings By Mail (a Michigan Company!)
for all your guitar needs


Andrew York Lessons 1-4 courtesy of Strings By Mail


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: questions

  copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com

                

                        

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

All the best from us to you!!



JB Davies - Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Ron Stavale






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Tonight Nov 30th & Tomorrow Dec 1st - Support Live Music!!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Thanks for supporting Live Music in Southeast Michigan!!!  

 Trevor is performing tonight November 30th  wsg Michigan's own Bill Russell, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion but check first to see if tickets are still available by calling   248-783-7105

Tomorrow night, December 1st is our last concert of the year! 

We are hosting Trevor Gordon Hall who was named one of the 30 Great Guitarists under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.   Also appearing MFGS's own JB Davies!!

Tickets at Trinity House will be available at the door so come on out and see a great show!! 

For some holiday spirit listen to Carol of the Bells by Trevor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUvit02cvEM


Trinity House Theatre at 38840 West 6 Mile in Livonia

Tickets are $20

Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm

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Ticket Update on this weekend shows with Trevor Gordon Hall

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Just wanted to update you on this weekends concerts with Trevor Gordon Hall.

  We had a little glitch on our website and our Vendini Ticket sales site for a couple of days so please read up on ticket availability and come on out to support live music in Michigan.

On Thursday November 29th - Trevor Gordon Hall is at the Robin Theatre in Lansing -Show is at 7pm & Tickets are $16 and available at https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall or at the door.


Friday November 30th -  Trevor Gordon Hall wsg William Henry  Russell are at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion - Doors at 7:30/show at 8.  Tickets are $18 and available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall-wsg-william-henry-russell/   or at the door (but call first!) 248-783-7105


Saturday December 1st - Trevor Gordon Hall wsg JB Davies are at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia.   Doors at 7:30/show at 8. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door,

Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 West Six Mile in Livonia   734-464-6302 . www.trinityhousetheatre.org


Wishing you a very happy holiday season

Carol Of The Bells - Trevor Gordon Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUvit02cvEM


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: questions

  copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com                 

                          

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


JB Davies - Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Ron Stavale



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Treat yourself to a special evening with Trevor Gordon Hall

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Dear Friends of  MFGS


Don't Forget our last concerts of the season!!

Trevor Gordon Hall - 2 shows

This Friday November 30th at 20 Front Street In Lake Orion


Rated one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar magazine, Trevor Gordon Hall is an instrumentalist from Philadelphia whose compositions range in style from edgy driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor sets himself apart by leaving no physical aspect of the guitar untouched and weaving together different textures into grand yet intimate and lyrical compositions. His blend of sounds never overcomplicates but focuses on utilizing the instrument’s fullest creative and compositional potential guiding listeners through an igniting experience of music that isn’t just heard but felt.  


"Beautiful work! It is so refreshing to hear a player take a whole new approach to the instrument..." - John Mayer 

"Trevor has a timeless sense of melody, and he creates some of the richest sonic textures you're likely to hear from any contemporary composer/guitarist…” Don Ross

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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  

Here is Trevor the last time he was at 20 Front Street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-CH29RRiP4

Doors at 7:30
Show at 8pm
Tickets are $18 & available at
20 Front Street (the name of the venue and the address)


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Saturday December 1st

Trevor Gordon Hall 
in performance

@Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

wsg/ JB Davies
JB Davies is co-founder of MFGS and that was way back in 2001!  JB is a fingerstyle guitarist who performs alternate tunings on baritone, six string and harp guitars.  

Doors at 7:30
Show at 8pm

Tickets are $20 and available online at


We would appreciate you forwarding this concert info to your friends so we can continue to bring some of the best contemporary guitarists in the world to Southeast Michigan!
We can't do it without you!!


for the latest reviews of new contemporary guitar music

Our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

And Strings By Mail (a Michigan Company!)
for all your guitar needs

Andrew York Lesson #1 (stay tuned for the following 3 lessons)

with some other great instructional and performance videos


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: questions

  copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com                 

                          

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


JB Davies - Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Ron Stavale





"One Of The 30 Great Guitarists Under 30" Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Dear Friends of MFGS


This will be MFGS's last concert of 2018 although we will continue to promote other artists/events as they come to our attention.


In 2014 Trevor Gordon Hall was acknowledged by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as "One of the 30 Great Guitarists Under 30" and that included the whole planet!!!   We are fortunate to be able to host Trevor again for 3 performances just as he returns from a tour of Portugal and just before he heads out to Greece!!

TREVOR GORDON HALL IN CONCERT!

Thursday November 29th - The Robin Theatre - Lansing

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall



Friday November 30th

 20 Front Street - Lake Orion

http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall-wsg-william-henry-russell

wsg/ William Henry Russell - 2018 Winner of The Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition & 2018 3rd place winner of The Windfield Guitar Festival's 2018 International Finger Style Guitar Competition!

tickets are $18 and available at

http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall-wsg-william-henry-russell/

20 Front Street is the name of the venue and the address in Lake Orion!! 

 248-783-7105



Saturday December 1st - Trinity House Theatre - Livonia

wsg/MFGS's own JB Davies - Co-Founder of MFGS and guitarist extraordinaire

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

Trevor’s tour calendar has taken him to 14 countries and counting performing at many historic places including Carnegie Hall in NYC, Union Chapel in London, Music History Museum in Bologna, Adolfo Mejia Theater in Colombia, and a brief performance on The Great Wall in China. He has also had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the most trusted and legendary names in the music business prompting high praise from John Mayer, Steve Miller, Graham Nash, Steve Hackett, Dar Williams, Will Ackerman, Pat Martino, Stanley Jordan, Phil Keaggy, Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee and more. Trevor is an artist on a mission to ride the line between being adventurous and accessible. 


here is a nicely done tour sample for your listening pleasure 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YzHL-HR_kM&fbclid=IwAR0TOJMn_eZZgXV8Yy-_bHiVWwy2OVl9Nk1NURNWJ88_b99vOTKzZkDyhC0

“…Trevor has a stunning range stylistically while being made cohesive by the power of Trevor’s artistic voice and vision...a guitarist we will need to pay attention to…”                                                                                William Ackerman

“…Trevor has a timeless sense of melody, and he creates some of the richest sonic textures you're likely to hear from any contemporary composer/guitarist…”                                                                                                               Don Ross

 


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Another Great Concert !



This Friday November 16th

At 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

An Evening of Instrumental Guitar featuring Rollie Tussing, Nick Schillace, and Jason Dennie


November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
20 Front Street
248-783-7105
Tickets

http://20frontstreet.com/event/an-evening-of-instrumental-guitar-featuring-rollie-tussing-nick-schillace-and-jason-dennie/


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Check out Minor 7th's November/December Edition reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music

featuring new releases by

Laurence Juber - Tim Thompson - Sean Shibe - Antoine Boyer

www.minor7th.com


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Our Friends at Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

Sunday November 18, 2018   

Plymouth Public Library

         2:00 pm---Ensemble Rehearsal      

      3:00 pm---Open Play  


CGSM President’s Message 
Hi Everyone, 
Our final event of the 2018 autumn season will be our Holiday Members Concert on Sunday, December 16th at 1:45 p.m., in the Waldorf Room located at the Plymouth Public Library

223 South Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170

Free parking lot behind Library near the corner of

South Union St. & Roe St., Plymouth, MI 48170

https://sites.google.com/site/guitarmichigan/


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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 


Please let us know if you can post flyers for us!!!     

     

email: copy and paste  michfingerstyle@gmail.com  

     

     

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

 

JB Davies,  Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale








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Richard Gilewicz - Saturday November 3rd - Trinity House Theatre

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Sorry for the resend - somehow Richard Gilewicz's name and photo did not show up for the final copy of the previous newsletter. 

And on Saturday November 3rd

Richard Gilewicz!

@ Trinity House Theatre

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Whether playing solo, conducting guitar seminars and school programs, or sharing the stage with folks such as Stephen Housden of the Little River Band, Brooks Williams, Michael Fix, The California Guitar Trio, John McCutcheon, John Renbourn, Mose Allison, the late John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Norman Blake, Indigo Girls, or John Hammond, Richard always invites the audience to join his journey filled with twitters, twists, and turns at every tune.

"Ear-boggling" The Washington Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppyjdu_K0Wg

Tickets are available throught Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

$18, $15 for members

Come out to listen to some Great Music on Saturday!!Tickets available at the door!!



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Goran Ivanovic's Trio 

wSG/ Michigan Violinists Natalie Frakes & Laura Roelofs (  Michigan'a own ) ,

Thursday November 1st

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion 

   You may remember Goran Ivanovic from his sold out shows at Trinity House and 20 Front Street in 2017 when he appeared with Fareed Haque. Goran is a versatile composer and guitarist and he plays with a great trio. They have been coming to Downtown Detroit for several years playing at Cliff Bells .  It's time to see them at 20 Front Street!

 “The trio are recognized for their individual virtuosity, but they show particular excellence as a unit able to stop on a dime and twist gracefully through the trickiest hairpin turns together on local stages.”         

Jeff Elbel, Chicago Sun-Times,

Tickets are $18 and available on line or at the door

http://20frontstreet.com/event/goran-ivanovics-trio-wsg-violinists-natalie-frakes-laura-roelofs/

Goran  was studying at the prestigious Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria with masters like Elliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch when his parents (his father is a Serb, his mother a Bosnian Croat) were expelled in the late 90s; the family was granted asylum in the US and they settled in Chicago.

He’s recorded duet albums with the great Pakistani-Chilean jazz guitarist Fareed Haque as well as Greek-American musician Andreas Kapsalis. He’s a key member of the quartet Eastern Blok with Matt Ulery, Doug Rosenberg, and Michael Caskey, a combo that deftly surveys the folk music of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Serbia in a distinctly jazz-oriented context, embroidering timeless Balkan melodies and rhythms with sophisticated improvisational gambits.

20 Front Street is the name of the venue and the address in Lake Orion!! 

 248-783-7105



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AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS !!!!!


MFGS

presents

TREVOR GORDON HALL

"One of the top 30 Guitarists in the world, under 30!"  2014  - Acoustic Guitar Magazine


Thursday November  29th.  The Robin Theatre, Lansing

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall


Friday November 30th. 20 Front Street, Lake Orion

wsg/ Indiana International Guitar Competition Winner

Michigan's own Bill Russell

Tickets are $18 and available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall/


Saturday December 1st, Trinity House Theatre

wsg/ MFGS's own JB Davies !!

Tickets are $20 on sale at www.fingerstyle.org


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:  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

     

JB Davies,  Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale





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Concerts next week for your listening pleasure plus...Trevor Gordon Hall Nov. 30th & Dec 1st

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Dear Friends of MFGS

First, we wanted to thank the folks at Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org & 20 Front Street www.20frontstreet.com for hosting Andrew York & Alex de Grassi!  Thanks to Annette York for the photos. The performances were magnificent and we hope they will be able to come back in the future.


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Coming up next ......Some great music at local venues!!!


Thursday, November 1st

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

Goran Ivanovic's Trio

    “The trio are recognized for their individual virtuosity, but they show particular excellence as a unit able to stop on a dime and twist gracefully through the trickiest hairpin turns together on local stages.”                                       Jeff Elbel, Chicago Sun-Times,

wsg/Violinists Natalie Frakes & Laura Roelofs   

Tickets are $18 and available at

http://20frontstreet.com/event/goran-ivanovics-trio-wsg-violinists-natalie-frakes-laura-roelofs/

Goran Ivanovic is a multiculti wunderkind. A Croatian-born Chicagoan, he plays nylon-string classical guitar, with which he not only unleashes great stampeding Balkan rhythms, but intricate Middle Eastern and Asian-inspired cadences as well


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Thursday November 1st @ The Berman Center for The Performing Arts

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage


"The world’s hottest classical ensemble or its tightest pop band?  However it helps you to think about LAGQ, keep the emphasis on superlatives for its unrivaled joy, technical élan and questing spirits." – Los Angeles Times


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Saturday November 3, 2018

 Richard Gilewitz


For nearly four decades, American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur. His concert performances around the world spill over with unexpected turns of the funnies, thought-provoking takes on life on the road, and tunes that propel the audience on a magical journey of sight and sound

Here is a sample of what you will hear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppyjdu_K0Wg

Tickets are available throught Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

$18, $15 for members



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MFGS

presents

TREVOR GORDON HALL

"One of the top 30 Guitarists in the world, under 30!"  2014  Acoustic Guitar Magazine



Thursday November  29th.  The Robin Theatre, Lansing

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall


Friday November 30th. 20 Front Street, Lake Orion

wsg/ Bill Russell

Tickets are $18 and available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall/


Saturday December 1st, Trinity House Theatre

wsg/Bill Russell

Tickets are $20 on sale at www.fingerstyle.org



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:  michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

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







Update on Alex de Grassi/Andrew York Concert

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Dear Friends of MFGS 

Although there are still some tickets available for Friday and Saturday's concerts with Alex deGrassi & Andrew York we would recommend you purchasing online ahead of time.   

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at www.fingerstyle.org.


Last minute folks for Friday's Concert at Trinity House 
call Trinity House Theatre 

Online ticket sales for Friday end 2 hours prior to the concert. If it is a last minute decision please contact 

734) 464-6302 or you may call my personal cell 
after 6pm at 248-953-6223 for last minute updates (we trust you all!!) 


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Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

 20 Front Street, Lake Orion

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/alex-de-grassi-and-andrew-york/


For last minute decisions on Saturday call 20 Front Street! 248-783-7105 


he 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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Grammy Winning guitarist Andrew York. Grammy nominated guitarist Alex deGrassi October 12th and 13th

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There are still some tickets available for Andrew York and Alex DeGrassi's concert this coming Friday October 12th and this Saturday October 13th.  Although there is a small surcharge on the tickets we recommend at this time to purchase tickets ahead of time.

  Two giants of the guitar world are coming to Southeast Michigan! 

 Grammy winning (and nominated x 2) guitarist/composer Andrew York and Windham Hill/Grammy nominated guitarist/composer Alex de Grassi !

These remarkable guitarists step outside the box to weave the sounds and traditions of steel and nylon into  a unique program for two guitars. Having begun their respective careers in seemingly different genres.


Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan - Phone - 734-464-6302

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at www.fingerstyle.org.

These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!

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Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/alex-de-grassi-and-andrew-york/



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Alex DeGrassi is self taught and he turned the musical world upside down with his 1978 timeless release of  'Turning Turning Turning' and his 1979 'Slow Circle'. His influence on the guitar world has been incredible and he was described as                                           

  "Flawless"   Wall Street Journal


De Grassi’s solo steel-string pieces resemble orchestral overtures more than mere songs.  Alex’s control and sensitivity are almost as striking as his technical expertise.”  --Guitar Player Magazine



Grammy Winning Guitarist Andrew York

 received a GRAMMY as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his sixteen years with the cutting-edge ensemble.  Andrew crosses over stylistic boundaries with an unusual authority - besides his classical contribution, he also has an extensive background as a jazz guitarist, studying with jazz legends Joe Diorio and Lenny Breau


"Immaculate technique, elegant and expressive . . . His intimate knowledge of
the instrument provides for some delicious sonorities of authentic originality . . ."                            
     - John Schneider, Soundboard Magazine





From 12 pm - 2pm on  Saturday October 13th Andrew York will be at a masterclass at Oakland University's Varner Hall.  This will be open to the public.  

More info to come.


Please help us make this a successful concert so we can bring international guitarists to this area again.  Can you post a flyer? can you send a flyer out to your friends?  Can you make a facebook post or event?  please email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com and we will email you the flyer.  


thanks to Strings By Mail for bringing this opportunity to Michigan



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email:  michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

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Nicholas Barron Saturday at the PLAT and Ian Ethan Case at 20 Front Street. Free Iliana Matos Concert!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Fall is here and it is time to catch some great guitar music. 

Starting out Tuesday September 25th is a Free Concert at Oakland University.  Guitarist Iliana Matos will be performing at Oakland's Varner Hall and it is a free performance.  Information here. https://www.facebook.com/events/1510951785715200/ 

"Her name deserves to go down in guitar history as one of the great players of our time!"      Classical Guitar Magazine



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This Saturday September 29th there are 2 great concerts

Nicholas has opened for Joan Armatrading, Average White Band, Pat Benatar, Michael Bolton, James Brown, Buckwheat Zydeco, Eric Burdon, Johnny Cash, Tommy Castro, Shawn Colvin, Johnny Copeland, Shamekia Copeland, James Cotton, Dark Star Orchestra, Karl Denson, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Doobie Brothers, Kinky Friedman, Nelly Furtado, Al Green, Groove Collective, Buddy Guy, Scott Henderson, Charlie Hunter, Freedy Johnson, Stanley Jordan, BB King, Kinsie Report, Jay Leno, Idina Mandel, Medeski Martin, John Martyn, Dave Mason, Andy Mckee, The Meters, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers, Jeffrey Osborn, Grant-Lee Phillips, Paul Reiser, Royal Crown Revue, Magic Slim, Phoebe Snow, REO Speedwagon, String Cheese Incident, The Subdudes, James Taylor, Tiny Universe, Tuck and Patti, Uncle Jon’s band, Gino Vanelli, WAR and Widespread Panic.

 Don't miss this guy .................An "Undeniable" Talent    James Taylor

Nicholas performing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAA0-S5k9OA

Tickets $15 online https://getlocalhop.com/nicholas-barron-with-special-guest-jb-davies/event/SqHamUTnsc/

or $20 at the door

 PLAT  https://www.theplat.org/


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Also on Saturday September 29th


IAN ETHAN CASE - PORTALS  TOUR

with our Photon Symphony

The PORTALS project was primarily born out of the new “Earth Suite” album, which features twelve incredible, diverse musicians from all over the globe.

A whole new concept for what a live concert experience can be. PORTALS, an intricate system of synchronized projections and audio clips, is our way to bring some of our favorite musicians in the world on tour with us.

This show will blend the art music and tech world that you wouldn't have seen before.

20 Front Street

Lake Orion, MI 48362

248-783-7105

Tickets are $18 and available online at

http://20frontstreet.com/event/ian-ethan-case/

Ian will also be performing at

The Robin Theatre in Lansing on Friday September 28th

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/ian-ethan-case-at-the-robin-theatre-double-neck-guitarist-and-composer


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And a once in a lifetime show!!!

 2 of the preeminent guitarists of our time

at 2 of the most intimate venues in the Midwest!!!


October 12th and 13th

MFGS in conjunction with Strings By Mail and Connemara Concerts

is honored to present

Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York in Concert

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan - Phone - 734-464-6302

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at www.fingerstyle.org.

These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!

&


Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/

Alex DeGrassi 'Sleeping Lady'  (just the music, no video...almost better though!)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAxheamgp-A

Andrew York  The Equations of Beauty "π"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHJCyLWF5OU

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And save the dates for

Trevor Gordon Hall

November 29th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing

November 30th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

December 1st @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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Thanks to Strings By Mail!!

https://www.stringsbymail.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzevCvfKn3QIVibfACh0XJwnlEAAYASAAEgI4S_D_BwE


 for their efforts in bringing Alex DeGrassi and Andrew York to Michigan.

 


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Don't miss this issue of Minor 7th www.minor7th.com

A great issue reviewing music from the late John Renbourn, Rory Block and young NYU grad named Yasmin Williams who I know you will hear more from in the future.  



Yasmin Williams performing  'GuitKa'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_p0OvEMgvw

Catch some of  your favorite artist and their tours at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com


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

     

michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

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


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Michigan's Bill Russell is 3rd at Winfield! & Info on Nicholas Barron Concert and updates!

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Dear Friends of MFGS


We are so happy to announce that one of our MFGS friends, Bill Russell, just took the 3rd place honors at the Winfield International Guitar Competition. 

In June of 2018 Bill performed with JB Davies and Jay Brown at the PLAT Theatre in Pontiac. Bill is also the 2018 Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Champion as well as the 2009 Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Champion.  “Bill” received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from The Boston Conservatory and a Master’s Degree in Music from Florida State University. What an honor and we were fortunate to hear him at our concert in Pontiac.  

Congratulations Bill!!

Here is a nice article and a link to his website! 

https://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/2018/09/14/guitarist-bill-russell-third-international-competition/1300504002/  

https://williamhenryrussell.com/


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Speaking of the PLAT (Pontiac's Little Art Theatre) here is the link for tickets to


Join us Saturday, September 29th

 Nicholas Barron

with special guest JB Davies

At the PLAT!

https://www.theplat.org/

Tickets are $15 online and available at 

https://getlocalhop.com/nicholas-barron-with-special-guest-jb-davies/event/SqHamUTnsc/

 

Hailed by James Taylor as an “undeniable” talent - Nicholas blends blues and folk with his signature voice and mouth percussion. He continually expands his musical palette varying his gifts through the blues, jazz, funk. A prolific artist, Nicholas has released ten albums of original music.... He currently performs as: a solo artist; with the jazz cellist Ben Davis; the funk trio The Strapping Owls; and The Nicholas Barron Band. Nicholas’ natural talent, raw energy and charisma has earned him the privilege to open for his musical idols Al Green, James Brown, Buddy Guy & BB King, The Meters and Johnny Cash, as well as performing with other major musicians. (check out his web-site https://www.nicholasbarron.com for full bio of works.)
The PLAT is pleased to host his performance and invites you to an up-close, intimate evening with Nicholas Barron. 

Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm

 47 North Saginaw

 Pontiac, MI. 

https://www.theplat.org/

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Also on Saturday September 29th

At 20 Front Street

 in Lake Orion

See the amazing

Ian Ethan Case

with his virtual Photon Orchestra

Hear from Ian about his music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgFEVN-1AOU

Technically speaking this is  light years away from what you see now days. 

20 Front Street

Lake Orion, MI 48362

248-783-7105

Tickets are $18 and available online at

http://20frontstreet.com/event/ian-ethan-case/


Ian will also be performing at

The Robin Theatre in Lansing on Friday September 28th

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/ian-ethan-case-at-the-robin-theatre-double-neck-guitarist-and-composer





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And a once in a lifetime show!!!

 2 of the preeminent guitarists of our time

at 2 of the most intimate venues in the Midwest!!!


October 12th and 13th

MFGS in conjunction with Strings By Mail and Connermara Concerts

is honored to present

Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York in Concert

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan - Phone - 734-464-6302

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at www.fingerstyle.org.


These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!


&


Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/


Alex DeGrassi 'Turning Turning Turning'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqqmisiod-c


Andrew York  'Yamour'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbWHXwx6YA



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And save the dates for

Trevor Gordon Hall

November 29th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing

November 30th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

December 1st @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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Thanks to Strings By Mail!!

https://www.stringsbymail.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzevCvfKn3QIVibfACh0XJwnlEAAYASAAEgI4S_D_BwE


 for their efforts in bringing Alex DeGrassi and Andrew York to Michigan.

 


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Don't miss this issue of Minor 7th www.minor7th.com

A great issue reviewing music from the late John Renbourn, Rory Block and young NYU grad named Yasmin Williams who I know you will hear more from in the future.  





Yasmin Williams performing  'GuitKa'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_p0OvEMgvw


Catch some of  your favorite artist and their tours at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com


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

     

michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

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


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Tickets on Sale for our Fall Concert Series !!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Hoping that you had a great summer and that you are looking forward to some amazing contemporary guitar music this fall. 

It will be an interesting start to the season as we have 2 performers on the same night at different venues!  It wasn't done on purpose but think of it as a musical menu for that night and you get to choose which artist you'd enjoy! 


Saturday September 29th MFGS presents

 Nicholas Barron

@ The PLAT  ( Pontiac's Little Art Theatre! ) 

https://www.theplat.org/

*****Details forthcoming*****


Nicholas Barron is a celebrated Chicago-based singer, songwriter & guitarist who blends blues and folk with his signature voice and quite unique          mouth percussion

   This will be Barron's second appearance for MFGS. Not specifically a fingerstylist; but he could be if he didn't sing so well!

Hailed as "undeniable" by James Taylor.

 Here is Nicholas performing 'I'm Not Superman'. 

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



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Saturday September 29th MFGS presents

Candyrat recording artist

Ian Ethan Case

with the Proton Symphony

at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion


Not only is Ian Ethan Case one of the few proficient performers with a double necked acoustic guitar; he decided to bring strings, horns and percussion. This will be a remarkable show!   Here is a preview of the music you will hear.


 Ian Ethan Case and the orchestra performing ' The Axis' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2nt7sVS8Ns


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

Tickets are $18 and available online at


http://20frontstreet.com/event/ian-ethan-case/


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October 12th and 13th

MFGS in conjunction with Strings By Mail and Connermara Concerts

is honored to present

Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York in Concert

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan - Phone - 734-464-6302

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at www.fingerstyle.org.


These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!


&


Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/



Alex DeGrassi 'Turning Turning Turning'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqqmisiod-c


Andrew York  'Yamour'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbWHXwx6YA



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And save the dates for

Trevor Gordon Hall

November 29th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing

November 30th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

December 1st @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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


Thanks to Strings By Mail!!

https://www.stringsbymail.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzevCvfKn3QIVibfACh0XJwnlEAAYASAAEgI4S_D_BwE


 for their efforts in bringing Alex DeGrassi and Andrew York to Michigan.

 


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Don't miss this issue of Minor 7th www.minor7th.com

A great issue reviewing music from the late John Renbourn, Rory Block and young NYU grad named Yasmin Williams who I know you will hear more from in the future.  


Yasmin Williams performing  'GuitKa'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_p0OvEMgvw


Catch some of  your favorite artist and their tours at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com


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

     

michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

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


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2018 Fall Concert Series Announced

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We hope that you are enjoying a great summer and we appreciate your support during our spring season which included
Italy's Stefano Barone & Luca Stricagnoli, Calum Graham, Goran Ivanovic, Fareed Haque, Christie Lenée, Don Ross, William Henry Russell, JB Davies & Jay Brown!
Also to our great friends at The Robin Theatre, Trinity House Theatre and 20 Front Street!!  

Our Fall Concert Series has been announced!!!

Tickets on sale soon!!! 

SAVE THE DATES! 

Ian Ethan Case


September 29th
@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion 
 




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Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York

October 12th @ Trinity House Theatre 
October 13th @ 20 Front Street - 2 Shows





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Trevor Gordon Hall 


 November 29th @ The Robin Theatre in Lansing
           November 30th @ Trinity House Theatre
 December 1st @ 20 Front Street



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2017 Winfield International Competition Winner - Christie Lenée

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Dear Friends of MFGS

As we look back at the list of finalists of the famed Walnut Valley Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar competition we know how much dedication they have put into the art of Fingerstyle Guitar.  We may have wished we could have seen them back when they were just at the point of breaking out on their own.  

 Pete Huttlinger,  Antoine Dufour, Don Alder, Andy McKee, John Standefer, Don Ross, Ewan Dobson, Michael Chapdelaine, Peter Ostroushko, Pat Donahue, Tim Thompson, Ed Gerhard, Mark O'Connor, David Youngman , Michiganander) and the 2017 winner of the Walnut Valley competition is 

 Christie Lenée!


Christie Lenée will be appearing at 20 Front Street Friday June 29th

Phone (248) 783-7105

Show at 7:30 and tickets are only $18 and available online  or at the door.

http://20frontstreet.com/event/christie-lenee-20-front-street/

Here is a chance to see someone who is an amazing guitarist and will be listed one day as one of the above 'Hall of Fame' guitarists.

Tickets are only $18 and available on line or at the door.  Here is an example of what you will see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S74HfjyO4G8


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Minor 7th is copies of three CDs reviewed in this issue of Minor 7th, so be sure to register to win!.


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Thanks for supporting these artists and venues that make this music happen




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