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Stocking Stuffers & Important News from MFGS


Best wishes from all of us to all of you for a

Very Merry Christmas & A Happy Holiday Season!


Remember that Saturday December 7th ( like it's tonight! ) the Montreal Guitar Trio & the California Guitar Trio are performing at Noel Night in Detroit Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Max M. Fisher Music Center!   Oh ya!  ITS FOR FREE!!  And there are 2 SHOWS  But you have to get there early cause parking is tight. Go downtown early, grab a bite to eat and then go to the concert !

 3711 Woodward • 313.576.5111 •
The DSO & MidtownDetroit, Inc. present two 45-minute performances of the California Guitar Trio with the Montreal Guitar Trio.

Shows at 7:00-7:45     &    8:15-9:00 p.m.




Not sure where to start with this one but we are feeling Really BLUE!   L.   

Our dear friend and big time MFGS supporter Paul Murphy is ending part of his BlueFish Music commercial venture.  It’s hard to run a store, spend time with customers, do repairs , provide lessons and not end up working 16 hours a day.  Hard to keep up with your kids that way!  

Paul will be eliminating the commercial side of his store and Starting Next Week he will be having a huge sale on all of the inventory at Bluefish Music! Paul has more than stocking stuffers too!!  


Stop by or call and let Paul help you find something nice for the guitarist in your life! All sorts of guitars from acoustic to electric to bass to mandolin to ukulele!  Pickups, amplifiers, strings, books, capos, picks …. and anything else having to do with guitars.  This is the end of a 10 year adventure for Paul.

Paul is not totally gone since  he will still do guitars repairs and have a studio for lesson  out of Bluefish.   Paul is a great guy and so we wish him well. 

Do stop by and get a great deal on some nice stuff.  Keep him in mind for  future lessons or guitar setups or repairs. We all would trust our guitar repairs with Paul!    All the best Paul!!

744 Starkweather St, Plymouth, (734) 927-0675 –


Hrs: Mon-Thu, 1pm-8pm; Fri,1pm-6pm; Sat, 1pm-5pm; closed on Sunday


Here is a Great Idea for a stocking stuffer for your guitarist!

One of our MFGS friends, Trevor Gordon Hall (he performed here in Feb. 2013), is going to record with Windham Hill founder/guitarist Will Ackerman. 

In order to help finance this amazing opportunity he has created some great deals for us.  How about for $50 you can get 2 of his signed CDs, one of them is the one he is working on with Will Ackerman and also a 30 minute skype guitar lesson!  For $100 you get 2, 45 min skype lessons or 4 tickets to a show near you (yes he will play in Detroit in the future) Also you get 4 CD’s, one of them is their combined CD, one is Will’s and 2 are Trevor’s.  Trevor has received great accolades from those who have seen him and even Michael Chapdelaine (the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world's top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres) and Michael Manring (bassist who played with Michael Hedges)  who is one of, if not,  the best bass guitarist in the world; both have great things to say about Trevor.   Check out Trevor’s site and you will really surprise any guitarist you know!  You can go from $15 up to $5,000 and this is a win-win deal!!!   Check this out !


And another Great Idea from one of our big time supporters and friend of MFGS , Rob Poland of Candyrat Records.  Pick out some of the CDs of his great stable of musicians at

 Another idea is Candyrat’s Limited Edition flash drive with 100 of their top recordings for only $50.



Let your friends know that International Guitar Night will again be touring throughout the US in January and February.  Here is a list of where they will be.  They meaning....Mike Dawes, Brian Gore, Quique Sinese and Pino Forastiere! 

January 16-17 Wolf Trap Barns, Vienna VA
January 18 Gordon Center, Owings Mills MD
January 19 Cross Roads Music Philadelphia PA 
January 22 Livermore Performing Arts Center, Livermore CA
January 23 Harris Center, Stage 1, Folsom CA
January 24 Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks CA 
January 25 Soka University, Aliso Viejo CA
January 26 The Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ
January 28 The Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad CA
January 30  Tower Theatre, Bend OR 
February 1 Lincoln Theater, Mt. Vernon WA
February 7 Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport MA
February 8 Center for the Arts, Natick MA
February 10 The Blue Note, New York NY
February 13 The Ellen Theater, Bozeman MT
February 14 Myrna Loy Center, Helena MT
February 15 Alberta Bair Theater, Billings MT 
February 17 St. Joseph's Collegiate, Buffalo NY
February 21 Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge LA


AND last  but not least, MFGS will be taking a hiatus of sorts after our spring 2014 series.  We are not totally going away but we really need some new energy in our non profit organization or we need to take a break.  JB Davies and Mark Hawks have been volunteering to support the fingerstyle artists and bring this great music to you since 2001.  Jeb McIntyre Rick Haden, Dave Pierson and Ron Stavale hopped on along the way.  So, if you have an interest in sharing some of your energy please let us know!  If not, the artists that you have come to know and love can still book with Bill Keith at Trinity House and we will keep our website open for the time being for  newsletters and other info.   



MFGS - Providing fingerstyle concerts, workshops, picking parties  and community outreach since 2001!!

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

Mark your calendars for 2014's Spring Concert Series

Peppino D'Agastino - March 8th

Michael Chapdelaine - March 29th

Murial Anderson  April 26th

Don Ross & Calum Graham  May 17th



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