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Last MFGS Show for 2016 Spring Series


Friends of MFGS 

As we mentioned in the last newsletter, our good guitar loving friends at Minor 7th sent us a link and said "book this guy if you can".  We checked him out ..... found open night and did just that!

We booked Ian Ethan Case for Saturday May 14th at Trinity House Theatre.   Show starts at 8, doors are 7:30. Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members.  Tickets available at

We consider ourselves friends so we are telling you "go see this guy!".  It is so nice to hear about and to go see someone perform who you have not heard of and who's approach to the guitar is refreshingly new and amazing! We probably won't be able to book him for 2 or 3 years, if that!  By then you might have to fight be able to get tickets to see him.

In January 2013 Ian was invited to perform with some of the world’s foremost guitarists and bass players as part of Muriel Anderson’s "All-Star Guitar Night" at the annual NAMM convention in Anaheim CA, where he shared the stage with Robben Ford, Victor Wooten,and Stanley Jordan, among others. Since then he has gone on to perform with some of the most respected artists in his genre, including solo bass icon Michael Manring and Grammy Award-winning reed player Paul McCandless (Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Oregon), as well as top-notch classical musicians from the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

The accolades for Ian are endless.  Here are a few more.

  “...a style beyond even the great double-neckers like Jimmy Page and Richie inventively new vein of guitar playing.” “It’s entrancing to he rambunctiously weaves between fret boards, slapping and tapping the sounds of the guitar to life seemingly effortlessly in a style that you’ve likely never seen before.” -Bill Mickelson - Port Orchard Independent (WA)

The results of his exploration are stunning, beautiful, moving and prepared to hear something like you’ve never heard before, to venture into wild and uncharted territory.” -Jen O’Callaghan - Nashua Telegraph / Encore / Granite Sounds (Nashua, NH) 

" A sonic feast, an epic journey both aurally and conceptually....Each piece is a mini-symphony that holds the attention fully. Run toward the Mountains is a major achievement which is sure to confirm Case amongh the ranks of significant artists at work today!"   -    Minor 7th


Don't Miss This Show with Ian Ethan Case! You Won't Be Disappointed!


Again, Stefano Barone would like to thank all the folks who helped make his tour  tour a huge success. Special thanks to Brian Kaufman who chose Stefano's music to back his beautiful and important film "The Eye of The Wolf' which was featured at the Detroit Free Press Film Festival, . Thanks to Bret Hoag and the folks at Oakland University's Music Department and also Paul Schauert and the folks at D.I.M.E. for inviting Stefano in to talk to the guitar students.   Also the Marquette Federation of Women's Club,  Christina Carlin at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, Marty Scott at The Red Sky Stage in Petoskey, Patti Barrow at The Section House in Little Lakes Michigan, Mike and Joelle at The Orpheum in Hancock, Bryan Galloup and his gang at Galloup Guitars in Big Rapids, Jim Stevenson and his group at the International Center for Creativity, Abby & Allison at Kerrytown Concerts in Ann Arbor and the folks at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Traverse City! A very special thanks to Seamus Shinners of Connermara Concerts in Traverse City for working so hard to keep live music coming up to the Northern Michigan

Support the folks who help bring this music to you!
Check out our friends at Candyrat Records  
& also Minor 7th magazine for the latest reviews of this great music. 

And of course ...thanks to you for continuing to support the venues and the organizations that bring live music to you! 

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