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JB Davies - March 6th in Lake Orion - May 2nd Calum Graham


Dear friends of MFGS

JB Davies & Ben Hassenger

Friday March 6th

Live! From the Living Room Acoustic Showcase

Unity of Lake Orion
3070 S. Baldwin Rd
Orion Township, MI
Admission: $10.00/person   Doors open at 7:30     Show at 8:00 pm
Ben Hassenger is known as Michigan's Ukulele Ambassador as well as being a guitarist and songwriter that focuses on the important things in life like love, food, dogs, Michigan, and the Detroit Tigers. He will be appearing with Steve Szilagyi on upright and ukulele bass.  Ben’s style is enthusiastic and joyful.  He is a master of the guitar as well as the mighty uke, writes songs about baseball, and has traveled the world as an educator.
JB Davies started playing guitar at the age of a 14 after seeing a John Denver concert with his mom (in matching western shirts). Seeing Leo Kottke perform in 1998 ignited him to become a student of the contemporary fingerstyle guitar movement and JB has studied under some of the top pioneers of the genre. This inspired him to explore the roots of this tradition, leading him to a turn of the century instrument called the harp guitar. JB's repertoire is eclectic, ranging from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to contemporary fingerstyle artists and his own originals. He plays in heavy alternate tunings using acoustic, baritone and harp guitars. His technique utilizes two handed tapping, two hands over the top and other unusual methods.  JB is Co-Founder and past President of the Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society (
Here is JB Davies performeing with Trevor Gordon Hall  this past weekend

The Living Room Acoustic Showcase is in a beautiful auditorium, comfortable seating, fine sound system, and free, convenient parking.  Refreshments available
Directions:  Take I-75 N to Baldwin Rd North exit 84A. Go north on Baldwin Rd approx 1.9 miles.  To the west you will see the Dollar General.  Unity of Lake Orion shares a short driveway with the Dollar General.  Turn west into the drive then jog left into the church parking lot.  The church is set back from the road and might not be hard to see at first.  Coming from the south, if you get to Waldon Rd, you've gone too far.
Here's a map link



Tickets on Sale Now for Calum Graham

Saturday May 2nd


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Trinity House Theatre

Candyrat Recording Artist Calum Graham was the winner of the 2010 Canadian Guitar Festival

Named one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar Magazine!!

Tickets are $20 General Admission and $17 for Trinity House Members

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JB Davies, Rick Haden, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale

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