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Special Guests Added to This Weekends Shows with Gareth Pearson

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!!!


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. 

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


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 

“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

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

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