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From Rome, Italy - Stefano Barone - Multiple Dates


Dear Friends of MFGS

We have another amazing set of concerts coming up!  Starting,

from Rome Italy,

  contemporary guitarist/composer

Stefano Barone

 Stefano Barone has been to the States several times in the past as a solo artist and also part of the avant-garde Italian trio Guitar Republic. 

This year Stefano was invited to the US to perform during the Detroit Free Press Film Festival April 11th - 15th.  Free Press Executive Video Producer and Director Brian Kaufman has used Stefano's compositions for several of his most recent films including this years world premiere of 'The Wall'.  Barone will perform a short set prior to 2 films and then an afternoon engagement and discussion on music and film with Brian Kaufman & Stefano. 

Born in Naples, Barone studied piano in his youth and then turned to the acoustic guitar. In 2003 after hearing the late Michael Hedges striking album 'Arial Boundaries', Barone changed his approach to music and moved to Rome to study with the renowned Pino Forastiere.  Barone embraced contemporary music, in particular American Minimalism following along the lines of Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Dominic Frasca.  

His pieces are created with a 6 and 10 stringed guitar, a multi-track machine  along with using a cello bow to orchestrate  his compositions and arrangements. His music has a cinematic quality to it because it creates perfect balance bordering between acoustic and electronic sound.

Barone will be appearing at a series of appearances and performances in Michigan while he is here.

Friday April 6th - Trinity House Theatre - Tickets are $20 and available at

Friday April 13th - 20 Front Street in Lake Orion - Tickets $18 and available at 20 Front Street,

For his other appearances at The Robin Theatre in Lansing, Red Sky Stage in PetoskeySection House in Little Lakes please go to for information. In addition to the above performances Barone will be giving masterclasses at Peck School of the Arts in Milwaukee and Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.

"Stefano's music is akin to great storytelling, eliciting a broad range of emotions and an even broader range of sounds from an instrument that often sounds nothing like a guitar. As a documentary filmmaker, I was immediately drawn to its power."           Brian Kaufman - Detroit Free Press


Ian Ethan Case

Thursday March 29th @ 20 Front Street

tickets are $18 and available at

Ian returns for a performance with his double neck ovation. Its so hard to describe his music other than amazing so here is

'Butter II ' 


Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque return to

20 Front Street On Friday April 27th

 (shot on the gorgeous stage at 20 Front Street)

tickets are $20 and available at


Save the date for

MFGS's own JB Davies

May 6th

The Platt Theatre, Pontiac Michigan

More info to come soon!!!


Luca Stricagnoli & Calum Graham

on Friday May 18th  @ Trinity House Theatre and Saturday May 19th 2 shows at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

Tickets on sale for Trinity HOuse at 

For 20 Front Street

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

Luca -

Calum -


Announcing Andy McKee Wednesday June 13th at 20 Front Street.  More info coming soon!


We would like to thank all of you who came out to see Don Ross at Trinity House Theatre and 20 Front Street.

Both shows were sold out and Don put on a great performance along with interspersing his humorous stories along the way.  The sound at both venues was amazing due to the work of John McCoy at Trinity House and Jim Rawlings at 20 Front Street. Don & his 3 guitars made it back to Nova Scotia in one piece and Don would love to come back again. A thanks to the folks at Trinity House and 20 Front Street for keeping these venues open for live music.   


AND did you ever  want to build a Concert Ukulele ?

May 19th & 20th

Sam Bradfords Workshop hosts Michigan Luthier Gary Zimnicki for a 2 day workshop.

As a non profit volunteer organization we appreciate you getting the word out and posting flyers!  Just email us at and we'll send you one.

If you hear of other concerts or events let us know and we will post them.


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

Visit Minor 7th March/April Edition

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

This month: Michael Kobrin (fingerstyle), Bryce Mullins (fingerstyle), Chastity Brown (singer-songwriter), Morild (jazz), Simon Linsteadt (singer-songwriter), Alice DiMicele (singer-songwriter), Julien & John (jazz/pop), Rupert Wates (singer-songwriter).

Also be sure to check out the brief reviews of Robin Lee Berry (singer-songwriter), Eric Loy (fingerstyle) and Richard Knott (blues) at "Short Takes."

"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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JB Davies, Rick Haden, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Dave Pierson, Ron Stavale

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