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Spring Concert Series and other Guitar Events



All of us here at MFGS wish you much happiness and health in this New Year!!!  


Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Doors open: 6:00pm Start time: 7:00pm
Tim and Myles Thompson 
The Hanging Tree House Concert Series 
Washington,  Michigan 48095 

Suggested Donation: $15-$20

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Bring a dish to pass and join us for a potluck (optional) with music to follow at 7 pm. BYOB 


Before we present our Spring Series we would like you to know about an important benefit concert on 

Saturday February 13 in Ann Arbor next month at The Ark

Breakfast at St. Andrews Benefit Concert!

 St. Andrews has provided breakfast for anyone who needs it and one of their most important fundraisers is this event put on by Acoustic Routes

  Doors Open: 7:00 pm   Show Starts: 7:30 pm   Ticket Price: $30


For an interesting Detroit Event 

Detroit BOLD Presents

In the Spirit of Sadie Hawkins

Saturday February 27th 7p to 10p 

at Eastern Market, Detroit

Honoring Detroit's rich history of Working Women, Detroit Bold in partnership with the Eastern Market presents: In the Spirit of Sadie Hawkins, a Launch Party for the Million Bag March to build viable, self-sustaining Community Cafes in Detroit neighborhoods.

SHED 5, Detroit Eastern Market. 7-10 PM
JUST $10

Featuring: Music of Motown, The Willow Run Rosies, and on-site Craftswomen of Detroit


For this 2016 MFGS Spring Concert Series 

we are featuring 3 performances, 2 of the guitarist are performing with MFGS for the first time!  

 On Saturday March 19th at Trinity House Theatre we are hosting Maneli Jamal.  Maneli has quite a diverse background having lived in 5 different countries and moved 20 times before he was 18.  His compositions are a unique blend of his incredible technical skill woven with the history of his family’s nomadic journey.


Here is 'Movement 1 - Awakening' from his CD 'Lamaj Movement


Maneli has received many accolades from audiences and guitarists alike and he was named one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30' by Acoustic Guitar Magazine along with MFGS friends Trevor Gordon Hall and Calum Graham. 

 "Jamal shows his mastery of phrasing, a sumptuous tone, and an ability to wrest emotion from every note, even from the pauses between the notes." -  Minor 7th - Céline Keating

 "Maneli Jamal is an upcoming star and is writing some powerful music with a personal narrative that is compelling and meaningful."  -  Andrew York, Grammy Award Winning Guitarist

Tickets are now on sale at  Trinity House Theatre does not take reservations any more.  

Door at 7:30 and show at 8pm 

$20 general admission, $17 for Trinity House Members



 On Wednesday April 6th we are hosting MFGS friend and an amazing guitarist  from Roma, Italia  Stefano Barone.   

***This performance will be at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor  ***

 Barone, born in Naples, moved to Rome, studied with Pino Forastiere and signed with our friends at Candyrat Records   Stefano has accomplished some amazing feats by having over nearly 5 million views of his compositions on Youtube.  The depth and originality of his music is unmatched.  

 Here is one of Stefano's most recent pieces from his CD 'Danze Altalenanze' called 'Altalenanze'


"Michael Hedges would have been proud that his legacy has been so transformed into the new Millennium by such luminaries as Stefano Barone"   Minor 7th - Alan Fark 


Tickets will be on sale soon at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor


Saturday May 14th - Goran Ivanovic Trio!  

Although this is a bit of a reach for our typical solo fingerstyle guitarists performances you will find yourself listening to a refreshing jazzy, Latin, Eastern European sound on this night.  

Take a guitarist who was born in Croatia and at age 12 entered one of the most prestigious music schools in Europe 'Mozarteum' in Salzburg where he studied under such famed guitarists such as Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch.  

 Then after years of performing on his Richard Brune nylon string guitar, mix him with a drummer and bass player in Chicago and you have the Goran Ivanovic Trio!

The Goran Ivanovic Trio will perform at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia on Saturday May 14th.    



For those interested – Kaki King is performing Monday January 18th  at The Ark



Upcoming Classical Guitar Society of Michigan Events


Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library

Sunday, February 21, Sunday March 20th, Sunday April 17th, Sunday May 15th,


Barrios Guitar Quartet - Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 3:00 PM


Check out our friends at Minor 7th  - Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!


Also our friends at Candyrat have a great selection of artists and CDs/Flash Drives  to choose from check out their latest additions at



Support the musicians, venues and organizations that bring us such great music! 


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