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Picking Party this Weekend & Andy McKee Tickets Available


Dear Friends of MFGS

First we would like to thank Bert Lams of California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Tom Griesgraber for a special night of music at the Barn in Rochester Hills last Wednesday.  The opener for the show was local Chapman Stick player Glenn Poorman who then joined the duo for an beautiful encore performance of the CGT song 'The Marsh'.  It was generous of Jeb & Betsy McIntyre to offer their 'Barn' for the opportunity for folks to see these performers in an intimate setting.

TOMORROW - SUNDAY JUNE 6TH - There is a Picking Party from 2pm to 5pm @ Shelest Music Studio in St. Clair Shores. MFGS's own Dave "Dadgadave" Stuart will host this Picking Party. He will start off by discussing DADGAD alternate tuning and performing a couple pieces in that tuning.  After that, there is an open mike for anyone to step up and perform a piece or two in any tuning they like!  This is a very informal and supportive setting so any player at any level is welcome to stop by to perform or just listen and check out Gordy's new music Studio. Shelest Music Studio is at  22410 Harper Ave. Saint Clair Shores, between 8 & 9 mile on Harper Ave.  Use google maps or mapquest to get you there and look for our MFGS signs out front! (586) 218-7071.    


We have been getting calls about Andy McKee's performance @ Callahan's on July 17th .  Callahans is a music hall near Woodward @ Square Lake Road in Auburn hills, about 12 miles north of the Woodward/696 interchange.  MFGS generally does not sponsor summer concerts but due to Andy's touring schedule and the opportunity to host the concert @ Callahan's we set up his concert there. This is a first for us @ Callahan's and this fall we will return to our Ferndale venue.   Callahans offers us a great venue tailored for music and also they have a dinner & drink menu .

Andy has quite a national following and there were nearly 400 folks in attendence at his 2008 performance in Ferndale.  Callahan's has a more limited seating arrangement so you may want to consider purchasing tickets ahead of time.  

       Andy will sponsor a guitar workshop before the show between 3pm & 5pm.             The workshop is 2 hours of hands on instruction from one of the best fingerstylists around. This workshop is for players of all skill levels. 


Tickets are on sale now 

$25 for General Admission &

 $20 for Seniors (60 & over) or students with ID.   

There will be limited seating for this performance   

 For More information on the Picking Party, the Andy McKee concert or the guitar workshop please call 248-646-4030

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization  


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