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Tickets available for Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic at 20 Front Street.


Dear Friends of MFGS

We actually think that Spring has finally arrived in Michigan!!!  When Stefano Barone performed at the DIA on April 14th and 15th Southeast Michigan (and elsewhere) was battered with an ice storm and 400,000 folks lost power.   Tomorrow is the opening of the creamery at 20 Front Street so that must mean Spring is here!!

20 Front Street is one of the most gorgeous venues in the Midwest and the perfomers love it's intimacy and warmth but especially the sound engineering with the building design and the sound system run by all around guitar wizard Jim Rawlings.  Tomorrow night will be a great night of music there.

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque  

Friday April 27th  @ 20 Front Street

20 Front Street - Lake Orion - 248-783-7105

Tickets are $20

Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm

"Although the music on this sensitive guitar-duo recording transcends genre, there's no resisting its mix of American jazz, acoustic blues, flamenco rhythm and Macedonian melody. Only two guitarists on the planet would come up with such a concoction, but Ivanovic and Haque (whose roots run to Yugoslavia and South Asia, respectively) play as if they're speaking the same musical language                                              

                                                       HOWARD REICH, Los Angeles Times

In 2009 Fareed Haque was voted ‘Best World Guitarist’ by Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers’ poll. And Goran Ivanovic studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with masters such as Elliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch.  

To have these two brilliant guitarist on the same stage together is actually a musical moment you won't want to miss!!!

this is part of a piece they did at Trinity House in 2017!!!

This will be a show you won't forget!


Next up

Calum Graham & Luca Stricagnoli 

 May 18th and 19th

@ Trinity House Theatre May 18th and

 2 shows at 20 Front Street on May 19th in Lake Orion

Regarding Luca Stricagnoli and Calum Graham. Just a heads up on this one.  It will sell out at both locations so get your tickets ahead of time!!

Tickets for May 18th at Trinity House Theatre onsale

Tickets on sale

This will be an amazing performance by 2 of the guitarists who will be making music for many years to come. 

Luca -

Calum -


JBDavies @ The Platt Theatre - June 2nd more info to come.


An amazing Accomplishment!!!

Stefano Barone, Pino Forastiere and Sergio Altamura (soloists who are members of the trio Guitar Republic) supplied the musical back drop for the documentary 'The Wall' which premiered at the Freep Film Festival on April 14th and on April 16th won a PULITZER PRIZE !!!!

Congratualtions to Brian Kaufman and Kathy Keiliszewski and all the others from Free Press and USA Today! 

"The music drove the film"  Brian Kaufman 

Pino and Stefano have graced our stage before several times and they appeared with Sergio Altamura as Guitar Republic in 2010! 

Just In !!!

The Orford Music Academy in Quebec will be presenting its first ever Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop from July 29 to August 4! It will be led by the only guitarist to ever win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship twice, Don Ross.

This one week workshop is designed for guitarists – all levels accepted, who wish to acquire more knowledge about the fingerstyle technique.

For more information:

View and share Don Ross’s promotional video:

Scholarships are available!


To know what's going on in the world of contemporary acoustic guitar

Visit Minor 7th May/June Edition

where the best in new guitar CD releases are reviewed, with an emphasis on acoustic, independent and obscure guitar music.

This month: Luca Stricagnoli, Ian Ethan Case and Andrea Mele amongst others

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


Also, check out some of the great new releases and where your favorite artists are touring on Candyrat Records

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

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