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Tickets on Sale for our Fall Concert Series !!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Hoping that you had a great summer and that you are looking forward to some amazing contemporary guitar music this fall. 

It will be an interesting start to the season as we have 2 performers on the same night at different venues!  It wasn't done on purpose but think of it as a musical menu for that night and you get to choose which artist you'd enjoy! 


Saturday September 29th MFGS presents

 Nicholas Barron

@ The PLAT  ( Pontiac's Little Art Theatre! ) 

https://www.theplat.org/

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Nicholas Barron is a celebrated Chicago-based singer, songwriter & guitarist who blends blues and folk with his signature voice and quite unique          mouth percussion

   This will be Barron's second appearance for MFGS. Not specifically a fingerstylist; but he could be if he didn't sing so well!

Hailed as "undeniable" by James Taylor.

 Here is Nicholas performing 'I'm Not Superman'. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVuBLQnJVzI



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Saturday September 29th MFGS presents

Candyrat recording artist

Ian Ethan Case

with the Proton Symphony

at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion


Not only is Ian Ethan Case one of the few proficient performers with a double necked acoustic guitar; he decided to bring strings, horns and percussion. This will be a remarkable show!   Here is a preview of the music you will hear.


 Ian Ethan Case and the orchestra performing ' The Axis' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2nt7sVS8Ns


20 Front Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362 • 248-783-7105

Tickets are $18 and available online at


http://20frontstreet.com/event/ian-ethan-case/


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October 12th and 13th

MFGS in conjunction with Strings By Mail and Connermara Concerts

is honored to present

Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York in Concert

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan - Phone - 734-464-6302

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at www.fingerstyle.org.


These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!


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Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, Michigan - Phone - 248-783-7105 

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/



Alex DeGrassi 'Turning Turning Turning'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqqmisiod-c


Andrew York  'Yamour'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbWHXwx6YA



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And save the dates for

Trevor Gordon Hall

November 29th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing

November 30th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

December 1st @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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Thanks to Strings By Mail!!

https://www.stringsbymail.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzevCvfKn3QIVibfACh0XJwnlEAAYASAAEgI4S_D_BwE


 for their efforts in bringing Alex DeGrassi and Andrew York to Michigan.

 


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Don't miss this issue of Minor 7th www.minor7th.com

A great issue reviewing music from the late John Renbourn, Rory Block and young NYU grad named Yasmin Williams who I know you will hear more from in the future.  


Yasmin Williams performing  'GuitKa'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_p0OvEMgvw


Catch some of  your favorite artist and their tours at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com


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2017 Winfield International Competition Winner - Christie Lenée

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Dear Friends of MFGS

As we look back at the list of finalists of the famed Walnut Valley Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar competition we know how much dedication they have put into the art of Fingerstyle Guitar.  We may have wished we could have seen them back when they were just at the point of breaking out on their own.  

 Pete Huttlinger,  Antoine Dufour, Don Alder, Andy McKee, John Standefer, Don Ross, Ewan Dobson, Michael Chapdelaine, Peter Ostroushko, Pat Donahue, Tim Thompson, Ed Gerhard, Mark O'Connor, David Youngman , Michiganander) and the 2017 winner of the Walnut Valley competition is 

 Christie Lenée!


Christie Lenée will be appearing at 20 Front Street Friday June 29th

Phone (248) 783-7105

Show at 7:30 and tickets are only $18 and available online  or at the door.

http://20frontstreet.com/event/christie-lenee-20-front-street/

Here is a chance to see someone who is an amazing guitarist and will be listed one day as one of the above 'Hall of Fame' guitarists.

Tickets are only $18 and available on line or at the door.  Here is an example of what you will see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S74HfjyO4G8


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Visit Minor 7th's   

July/August Newsletter


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


Minor 7th is copies of three CDs reviewed in this issue of Minor 7th, so be sure to register to win!.


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Also, check out some of the ! great new releases and where your favorite artists are touring on Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com 


Thanks for supporting these artists and venues that make this music happen




Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001


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Hiroya Tsukamoto @ Trinity House Theatre 6/22/18 - Christie Lenée @ 20 Front Street 6/29/18

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Friday JUNE 22nd  -  Hiroya Tsukamoto

In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States.  He has been traveling throught the US and Canada performing some music that ........well just listen to these folks! 

HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth".    -Celine Keating, Minor 7th

"...chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended."   -Jazz Review.com


@ Trinity House Theatre

38840 W. Six Mile

734-464-6302


Doors are at 7:30 and show at 8pm

Tickets are $15 and available here and at the door! 

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/hiroya-tsukamoto-june-22/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaPLbxCHOFU


Hiroya will also be performing at the Robin Theatre in Lansing on June 21st.

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/hiroya-tsukamoto-cinematic-guitar-poetry


and teaching a guitar workshop at Elderly Instruments on June 23rd 1pm

https://www.elderly.com/blog/2018/06/12/upcoming-workshops/

517-372-7880



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Al Di Meola  @ The Michigan Theatre

 Tuesday June 26th!  

http://www.ticketoffices.com/venues/michigan-theatre-tickets?upcomingevents&kclid=59a3ec19-fb60-4fa0-9c9e-5c718bd11338&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI35y30LDi2wIVhUJpCh3nRwgGEAAYASABEgKN2fD_BwE



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Christie Lenée won the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Competition in 2017

Here is Christie with Tommy Emmanuel performing a gorgeous rendition of 'Landslide'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyp0GF_GUtQ

and she will be performing

 at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion on Friday June 29th.

Friday June 29th @7:30 PM

Ticketss are $18 and available @

http://20frontstreet.com/event/christie-lenee-20-front-street/

From the NAMM show in Anaheim to performances in Nashville,  Florida born Christie Lenée has amazed folks with her .......oh wait........she won the 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition in Winfield !!!  Need I say more?

"Christie Lenée is a wonderful spirit making beautiful music on the guitar. She has epic compositions that take one on a journey through time."

    Tim Reynolds (Guitarist for Dave Matthews Band)

 


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Welcome to our new musical friends in Ferndale  

  Bayberry Music!!

On Woodward, just north of 9 mile

http://bayberrymusic.com/

They have all of your stringed instruments covered....from viola's to hand made guitars by Luthier Andrew Pursell

23430 Woodward Ave. -  Ferndale, MI 48220
Hours: 10 AM - 6 PM
248-439-0700 - Main
248-439-0705 - Service



Thanks for supporting these artists and venues that make this music happen!


Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001


or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/



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PLAT Theatre in Pontiac- Sat June 2nd. CD Giveaway

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Saturday June 2nd 

JB Davies

William Henry Russell

Jerome 'Jay Brown' Espy

at

https://www.theplat.org/

47 N. Saginaw Street - Pontiac

Show at 7pm - tickets available at the door or online

 (doors at 6p)

You may bring your own refreshments!

Come on out and support local talent at a new local venue.

  Stop at the new Slows BBQ location across the street for dinner and then catch the show! (or vice versa!)


There will be a CD giveaway! 

 A few years back MFGS members put together a CD of local musicians performing contemporary acoustic guitar music. 

We recently discovered a big box of these CDs and will hand  one of them out to anyone attending the concert. 

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.   available online at https://getlocalhop.com/fingerstyle-guitar/event/k0QNMkaxIX/



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                               Don't Miss

Andy McKee

Wednesday June 13th at 20 Front Street

Lake Orion

http://20frontstreet.com/event/andy-mckee/

One of the best venues in the Midwest !

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Visit Minor 7th's   May/June Edition


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

This month: Luca Stricagnoli, Ian Ethan Case and Andrea Mele amongst others

"Like" us on Facebook  - https://www.facebook.com/Minor7thReviews/

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!.


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Also, check out some of the ! great new releases and where your favorite artists are touring on Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com 


Thanks for supporting these artists and venues that make th! is music happen!




Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001


www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com


or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/



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Update on Ticket Sales for Don Ross This Friday & Saturday

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Dear Friends of MFGS


We know you don't want to miss an opportunity to see the only 2 time winner of the National Fingerstyle Guitar Competition so here is an update on tickets.


Don Ross

Friday March 9th @  Trinity House Theatre

38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia

There are about 16 tickets left for the Friday show in Livonia and we are recommending that you buy online ahead of time @ www.fingerstyle.org

  Online ticket sales will stop for this show at 6pm on March 9th . 

Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8

After 6pm on Friday it is best to call Trinity House Theatre to see if any tickets remain.  734-464-6302 http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/


Don Ross

Saturday March 10th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

There has been a great response for this show also but 20 Front Street holds more folks so tickets will be available on line or at the door for Saturday nights performance with Don Ross at 20 Front Street. 

20 Front Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362 • 248-783-7105

Doors at 7pm show at 7:30

http://20frontstreet.com/

One correction from last newsletter.  Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque are performing at 20 Front Street on Friday April 27th , not Saturday April 28th which was mentioned in the last newsletter.  More info to come.

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Billy McLaughlin this Saturday - Spring 2018 Lineup

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Dear Friends of MFGS

This is our last show of 2017 and about half of the tickets for this Saturday, November 18th's , performance with Billy McLaughlin have been sold.  We expect to have some available at the door. Still........you never know...might be best to get  your tickets ahead of time so go to www.fingerstyle.org

Billy McLaughlin - Saturday November 18th - Trinity House Theatre
Doors at 7:30 - Show at 8pm
Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members
38840 W 6 Mile Rd, Livonia
Phone(734) 464-6302
This will probably be Billy's 5th or 6th performance for MFGS.  We've hosted him before his near career stopping near paralysis and his remarkable decision to switch from a right handed guitar player to a left handed player just so he could play the music he wrote.  It's a remarkable story and he is a remarkable performer.   

Although the trio won't be with Billy we thought you'd enjoy this lovely piece. 

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Come out and support live music so MFGS can continue to bring in world class elite guitarists like....... 

Tentative 2018 Schedule

Don Ross - March 9th @ Trinity House Theatre
March 10th @ 20 Front Street

Sergio Altamura - April 6th at Trinity House Theatre
April 7th at 20 Front Street

Luca Stricagnoli & Calum Graham May 18th at 20 Front Street
May 19th at Trinity House Theatre

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Check out Minor 7ths newest reviews at http://www.minor7th.com/ which includes Hillsdale Michigan based and Canadian International Guitar Festival winner David Youngman's new release 

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John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:30 PM  Michigan Theater

Meeting of the Spirits: Music of Mahavishnu Orchestra

http://ums.org/performance/john-mclaughlin-jimmy-herring/?gclid=CjwKCAjwmqHPBRBQEiwAOvbR8wQkyYUwtdlycQ06c0pK1eESjBUp0ckTurUdIRd-sx7t-LAKKL8KIhoCZncQAvD_BwE

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Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com has some fantastic artists performing these days. 

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Don't forget our friends from the

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan 

https://www.facebook.com/guitarmichigan/

Upcoming Local Classical Guitar Events and Related Concerts CGSM monthly meetings of the 2017-18 season;

Plymouth Public Library

 Sunday November 19, 2017, 2 pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 pm


 Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001

for music in the area, suggestions, comments, or assistance with posting flyers michfingerstyle@gmail.com

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Pierre Bensusan - Tickets available at the door - Friday May 19th - 20 Front Street

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Dear Friends of MFGS


For our last concert of the Spring 2017 Season

Tickets available at the door

Pierre Bensusan - Friday May 19th

20 Front Street - Lake Orion

Tickets are available at 20 Front Street 

http://20frontstreet.com/event/pierre-bensusan/

 $20 and show is at 7:30 & Doors at 7pm  

 We haven't hosted Pierre since 2011 so this an amazing and rare opportunity  

'Best World Music Guitar Player 2008'  Guitar Player Magazine


Here is one of our favorite of Pierre's pieces dedicated to Michael Hedges

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPJ5dosLuEQ


If you haven't been to 20 Front Street it is an amazing new venue located in a beautiful setting in downtown Lake Orion next door to some nice restaurants.  Make an evening out of it!

 Here is a video of Trevor Gordon Hall performing at the venue.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-CH29RRiP4

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Photo's from a couple of amazing guitarists, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque Duo at Trinity House Theatre, 20 Front Street and performing on Ann Delis's Essential Music Show on WDET

http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/

We will bring Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic back again for sure!




Other Live Music Opportunities


Midwest Banjo Camp (Don't let the title fool you!)

June 1st - June 4th

Olivet College, located between Lansing and Battle Creek

Pat Donahue will be teaching 7 of the 9 Fingerstyle classes there and also performing

http://midwestbanjocamp.com/pat-donohue/

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Interlochen Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2017 

July 26th to July 29th

With Laurence Juber & Pat Donahue

 https://www.facebook.com/events/706682396169465/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1493768556604892


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Bliss Music Festival July 7th -9th. 

Including MFGS's own JB Davies teaching and in performance  !!!

https://blissfest.org/festival/

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Canadian Guitar Festival

July 28th - 30th -Kingston Ontario

Featuring

DON ROSS,  ANTOINE DUFOUR, PRESTON REED, 
THE CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO, THE MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO,
CALUM GRAHAM,  JAMIE DUPUIS,  GORAN IVONIC TRIO
ED GERHARD,  ERICK TURNBULL,  JOHN AINSWORTH
JAY CALDER,  DEL VEZEAU
AND.....the North American premiere of the new film 'ACOUSTIC UPRISING'.'

https://www.facebook.com/CanadianGuitarFestival/videos/726991434108028/

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Subscribe to Minor 7th

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music!

Catch their latest addition for May & Junel http://www.minor7th.com/

 for the review of Antoine DuFour's new music!  

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As always, Candyrat Records has a never ending supply of music and new artists and their CDs at www.candyrat.com

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Galloup Guitars - http://www.galloupguitars.com/

Bryan is sponsoring another Northwoods Guitar Seminar with some of the best folks who build and repair guitars. https://www.facebook.com/events/409974032696325/

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Weekend Concerts - Friday April 28th & Sat Apr. 29th.

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Come on out this weekend and see some amazing music. 

 Tickets available at the door.

world class guitarists

Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque

Friday April 28th at Trinity House Theatre

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Tickets are $20

Doors 7:30 and Show at 8pm

Chance to win a couple of Candyrat CDs or a couple bags of Detroit Bold Coffee. 

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Saturday April 29th at 20 Front Street

a great new venue in Lake Orion

Located at (you guessed it)

20 Front Street

Tickets $20

Tickets available at the door.

Doors at 7pm and show at 7:30

http://20frontstreet.com/event/goran-ivanovic-fareed-haque/



Don't forget they will be on Ann Delisi's program

Saturday April 29th at 1:30 pm

http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/

You can pick up the show online/computer or on the radio. 


thanks so much  for your support of live music !!!!


Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001


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Trevor Gordon Hall - March 23rd, 24th and 25th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We would like to invite you to start out our 2017 Spring Season with Trevor Gordon Hall.

In 2014 Acoustic Guitar Magazine rated Trevor as one of the top 30 guitarist under 30 in the world! Trevor hails from Philadelphia and has performed all over the world. His concerts from Carnegie Hall to his performances at the California and Canadian Guitar Festivals Trevor certainly has created quite a following amongst fans and world class musicians. His music ranges from melodic to edgy and he is on a mission to ride the fine line of being accessible yet adventurous.  He simultaneously and flawlessly incorporates a large Kalimba or thumb piano on the lower bout of his guitar creating an instrumental sound you won't hear anywhere else.  We are lucky to have Trevor for 3 shows in Michigan


Thursday March 23rd

courtesy of Galloup Guitars in Big Rapids. 

 Concert will be at St Andrews Church at 323 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307.  Call Galloup Guitars for more information (800) 278-0089

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      Friday March 24th

at Trinity House Theatre @ 8pm (doors 7:30)

Tickets $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members

    38840 West Six Mile (just west of I-275) in Livonia

Tickets now available for this show only available

on www.fingerstyle.org until day of show.

www.trinityhousetheatre.org   734-464-6302

Saturday March 25th

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

Tickets  $15 available at 20 Front Street  www.20frontstreet.com

Doors at 7pm - Show at 7:30           248-390-3685

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo9kGHYn_bI&list=PL1A4A97AF953D8956&index=2

"....Creative imagination resides, as well as flourishes, in certain artists and it certainly does so in Trevor Gordon Hall.  Ingenuity is something that always causes surprise and this gentleman's abilities are totally  exceptional "                                       Jazz guitar legend Pat Martino

"...Trevor takes acoustic solo guitar to a new level. I'm listening to his new album 'Mind Heart Fingers' right now! Wow! Beautiful. Astonishing. Inspiring .  .....Well done Trevor!"                       Paul Richards - California Guitar Trio


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Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque

April 28th & 29th 2017

Performing at Trinity House Theatre & 20 Front Street

Tickets on sale soon!!

Both Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic are amazing virtuoso guitarists in their own right.

Fareed Haque's background is classical and jazz along with contemporary with world flavors.  Your ears will be in for a treat just as audiences around the world have heard Fareed perform while touring with Sting to being named 'Best World Guitarist'  in 2009 by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice Award!

Goran Ivanovic is a nylon-stringed guitar virtuoso. Goran studied with Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch at Mozareum University in Salzburg Austria and now hails from Chicago.  His nylon string sound flows so well with his Eastern European influences.  Goran has taught at Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, Cornell and other major universities as a guest artist.   

This will be an amazing blend of sounds from all over the world almost creating their own genre. Also.........Fareed is awaiting a brand new jazz guitar being created by Bryan Galloup and Sam Guidry at Michigan's own Galloup Guitar School of Lutherie in Big Rapids Michigan http://www.galloupguitars.com/ . Anxious to see this baby!!


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Pierre Bensusan

Friday May 19th 2017

20 Front Street, Lake Orion

Info coming soon!


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OTHER AREA PERFORMANCES


Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Benefit Concert for St. Andrews at the Ark in Ann Arbor

http://breakfastatstandrews.org/annual-benefit-concert-set-for-february-18-at-the-ark/

Feeding the hungry since 1982

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Tuesday February 21st  - Al  Di Meola - Royal Oak Music Theater
                  

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Wednesday March 1st  - California Guitar Trio

at the Ark in Ann Arbor

http://www.theark.org/shows-events/2017/mar/01/california-guitar-trio


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Wednesday March 22nd

If you're down Ohio way....or want to take a little spring drive

Don't miss Ian Ethan Case

 at the International Center for Creativity

in Powell (Columbus) Ohio

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-at-the-icc-18-string-guitarist-ian-ethan-case-tickets-31513179769?err=51&nopas=1


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Don't forget this summer - Save These Dates

Canadian Guitar Festival 2017
 The 14th Year

&

Michigan's own
 Interlochen Fingerstyle Workshop

featuring Laurence Juber!




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And never forget our good friends

Minor 7th has CDs and always has great reviews.....get their latest edition and sign up for their newsletter at  http://www.minor7th.com/


As always, Candyrat Records has a never ending supply of music and new artists and their CDs at www.candyrat.com


And Michigan's own Galloup Guitars

http://www.galloupguitars.com/

Galloup Guitars is a full service guitar facility dedicated to preserving fine stringed instruments, training craftsman for the future of our trade, and building one of the finest lines of hand-crafted guitars

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" One of the 30 Best Guitarists under 30" - Calum Graham

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Dear Friends of MFGS 


Since we are a non profit group we need to ask you for some help promoting.  If you can post a flyer at work or a coffee shop/music store for us it certainly will go a long way in helping us continue to bring in such elite guitarists from around the world.  
  Email us at www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com and we will send you a flyer/flyers via post office or email.  



Starting off our fall season on October 8th



 MFGS Presents Calum Graham 
 Saturday October 8th 

at the PLAT Theater in Pontiac  
(Pontiac's Little Art Theater) 
a new venue in the revitalized downtown Pontiac!   

Tickets are $20 online at www.fingerstyle.org
Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm
The PLAT Theatre is at 47 North Saginaw in Pontiac
accessible from M-59 in either direction & Just down the street from the multi-million dollar renovation of the 
Flagstar Strand Center for the Performing Arts and Slows BBQ.

We were fortunate to catch Calum before he heads off the the Harp Guitar Gathering in Connecticut hosted by Stephen Bennett.  Calum Graham, at age 23, was named one of the ' 30 Great Guitarists under 30' by Acoustic Guitar Magazine in 2014.  So he's all of 25 now and has a new CD release 'Tabula Rasa' and is performing all over the world!  

Here is one of his new pieces called phoenix rising 

We are hosting Calum at a new emerging venue in Pontiac called the PLAT Theater. 

Check it out!  http://www.theplat.org/#!gallery/c707r




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On Saturday October 29th Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

presents

Pino Forastiere

@ First United Methodist Church in Ferndale Michigan 

Tickets on sale soon! 

Pino  will be performing in several other venues throughout Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio.  Stay tuned for more info to come.  

SAVE THE DATE! 


And finally in November 

MFGS Presents 

"The best Celtic guitarist in the world " 

A quote from the late English guitarist John Renbourn of Pentangle fame. 

Tony McManus 

November 11th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion 

another new venue under construction/re-purposing of an old creamery and bump shop in Lake Orion - this is another great story 

https://www.facebook.com/20frontstreet/


November 12th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia 

www.trinityhousetheatre.org


We wanted you to know of upcoming events and our friends at Michigan Classical Guitar Society have this for you.

Upcoming Local Classical Guitar and Related Concert and Events CGSM monthly meeting of the 2016-2017 season: 


All locations are in Plymouth Public Library 

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2 pm; 

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2 pm; 

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2 pm; 

Sunday, December 18, 2016 CGSM holiday party and member concert;

 Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2 pm; Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2 pm; Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2 pm; Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2 pm; Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2 pm; CGSM member concert and get-together


As always, keep us apprised of other performers in the area and we will send out our newsletter.  

 You can reach us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com

Remember that MFGS is a non profit volunteer organization and we also accept donations too!


Thanks again to our great friends at Candyrat Records, check out their latest artists and new releases www.candyrat.com   and 

Minor 7th for their great reviews and purchases of new CDs. www.minor7th.com.   


It is an exciting time here in Southeast Michiga! Congratulations on the new venues opening up here in Michigan.


Michigan   Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001    

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

 

Web site -   www.fingerstyle.org  

 

Email -   www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com       

                            

Facebook -       https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/?fref=ts       



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Dear Friends of MFGS



Here are some upcoming concerts, events and festivals for this summer!


MFGS's own JB Davies - (Change of Dates) 

JB Davies Performing at Dessert Oasis in Rochester Michigan

Performances - Every other Wednesday Night 7:30 to 9:30 pm

June 1, 15, 29 - July 13th and 27th and then August 10th and 24th. 

Dessert Oasis  - (248) 453-5239

Address

205 S Main St

Rochester, MI 48307


June 19th - Magic Bag - Ferndale - Andy McKee

 

Doors 8pm - $22

http://www.themagicbag.com/concerts-magicbag/andy-mckee


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Blissfest Music Festival

https://www.facebook.com/BlissfestMusicOrganization/




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The Canadian Guitar Festival!

Kingston Ontario Canada

Performing Artists
the best in the world!


July 22 - 24, 2016

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/


Don Ross, Calum Graham, Ed Gerhard, Antoine Dufour, Preston Reed, John Ainsworth, Gareth Pearson, Eric Turnbull, Del Vezeau , Blake Goodwin, Matt Woodward, Konarak Reddy...........and the amazing Fingerstyle Competition...the players you will be seeing in the future!

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For those heading from Detroit it is a 6 hr drive .  If you are looking to carpool email michfingerstyle@gmail.com and we will post your info in our newsletter.

Also possible to go Via Rail from Windsor Ontario - relax, have a beer and enjoy the ride!

---------for those who have a hard time coming up with the money-------

FREE CAMPING PASS!

Help us spread the word by putting up a minimum of 50 posters in your community and you earn yourself one free weekend camping pass (value: $125 + HST). It does not matter where you live, Cobourg, Peterborough, Gananoque, Brockville, Bellville, anywhere! If your home town has a Staples, you can pick up your posters PRE-PAID by us. It does not get any easier than that. To get yourself set to go, simply send an email to Del with your details. We will send the posters out to the nearest Staples right away. Please note that we can only offer one free camping pass per family. If you love the music as we do, help us spread the word and your camping pass is free.


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INTERLOCHEN FINGERSTYLE GUITAR WORKSHOP

Lead by Matthew Schroeder

Techniques in Fingerstyle Guitar

on July 26th

http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyletechniques


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Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop -

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 to Saturday, July 30, 2016

 Director and Faculty, Guitar Department Chair, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

-Including Billy McLaughlin - John Knowles - Thomas Clippert

http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar


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Support the folks who help bring this music to you!  

Check out our friends at  Candyrat Records  www.candyratrecords.com   


& also Minor 7th magazine  www.minor7th.com  for the latest reviews of this great music.  


Michigan  Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting   Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001        

   

Web site -    www.fingerstyle.org                    

email:    www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com      

                             or just join up with us on         Facebook      


      https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/?fref=ts      



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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 www.fingerstyle.org

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgFEVN-1AOU

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 Sambora...an inventively new vein of guitar playing.” “It’s entrancing to watch...as 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 expressive...be 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 www.stefbarone.com would like to thank all the folks who helped make his tour  tour a huge success. Special thanks to Brian Kaufman www.bkjounalism.com 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, www.freepfilmfestival.com . 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 www.candyratrecords.com  
& also Minor 7th magazine    www.minor7th.com 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! 

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001      

     

Web site -       www.fingerstyle.org               

email:      www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

                      or just join up with us on       Facebook    

     https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/?fref=ts    

     

     

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All of us here at MFGS wish you much happiness and health in this New Year!!!  

 

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Doors open: 6:00pm Start time: 7:00pm
 
Tim and Myles Thompson 
at 
The Hanging Tree House Concert Series 
Washington,  Michigan 48095 


Suggested Donation: $15-$20



100% of donation goes to the artist

Address will be provided with your RSVP confirmatio

lease RSVP to: cwerkman@sbcglobal.net

for more info , copy and paste    http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/event-creinis20160204.html


Bring a dish to pass and join us for a potluck (optional) with music to follow at 7 pm. BYOB 


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Before we present our Spring Series we would like you to know about an important benefit concert on 

Saturday February 13 in Ann Arbor next month at The Ark

Breakfast at St. Andrews Benefit Concert!

 St. Andrews has provided breakfast for anyone who needs it and one of their most important fundraisers is this event put on by Acoustic Routes


  Doors Open: 7:00 pm   Show Starts: 7:30 pm   Ticket Price: $30

 https://www.facebook.com/events/624141947728326/


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For an interesting Detroit Event 

Detroit BOLD Presents

In the Spirit of Sadie Hawkins

Saturday February 27th 7p to 10p 

at Eastern Market, Detroit


Honoring Detroit's rich history of Working Women, Detroit Bold in partnership with the Eastern Market presents: In the Spirit of Sadie Hawkins, a Launch Party for the Million Bag March to build viable, self-sustaining Community Cafes in Detroit neighborhoods.

FOOD, DRINKS, COFFEE, LIVE MUSIC, & MORE!!!
SHED 5, Detroit Eastern Market. 7-10 PM
JUST $10

Featuring: Music of Motown, The Willow Run Rosies, and on-site Craftswomen of Detroit


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-the-spirit-of-sadie-hawkins-tickets-20700884904

https://www.facebook.com/events/546972132127788/

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For this 2016 MFGS Spring Concert Series 

we are featuring 3 performances, 2 of the guitarist are performing with MFGS for the first time!  

 On Saturday March 19th at Trinity House Theatre we are hosting Maneli Jamal.  Maneli has quite a diverse background having lived in 5 different countries and moved 20 times before he was 18.  His compositions are a unique blend of his incredible technical skill woven with the history of his family’s nomadic journey.

 

Here is 'Movement 1 - Awakening' from his CD 'Lamaj Movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyjLVUdFNV0

 

Maneli has received many accolades from audiences and guitarists alike and he was named one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30' by Acoustic Guitar Magazine along with MFGS friends Trevor Gordon Hall and Calum Graham. 


 "Jamal shows his mastery of phrasing, a sumptuous tone, and an ability to wrest emotion from every note, even from the pauses between the notes." -  Minor 7th - Céline Keating

 "Maneli Jamal is an upcoming star and is writing some powerful music with a personal narrative that is compelling and meaningful."  -  Andrew York, Grammy Award Winning Guitarist

Tickets are now on sale at www.fingerstyle.org  Trinity House Theatre does not take reservations any more.  

Door at 7:30 and show at 8pm 

$20 general admission, $17 for Trinity House Members  www.trinityhousetheatre.org


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 On Wednesday April 6th we are hosting MFGS friend and an amazing guitarist  from Roma, Italia  Stefano Barone.   

***This performance will be at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor  ***

 Barone, born in Naples, moved to Rome, studied with Pino Forastiere and signed with our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com   Stefano has accomplished some amazing feats by having over nearly 5 million views of his compositions on Youtube.  The depth and originality of his music is unmatched.  

 Here is one of Stefano's most recent pieces from his CD 'Danze Altalenanze' called 'Altalenanze'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3YE8iWjkCA

 

"Michael Hedges would have been proud that his legacy has been so transformed into the new Millennium by such luminaries as Stefano Barone"   Minor 7th - Alan Fark 

 

Tickets will be on sale soon at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor

 http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/

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Saturday May 14th - Goran Ivanovic Trio!  


Although this is a bit of a reach for our typical solo fingerstyle guitarists performances you will find yourself listening to a refreshing jazzy, Latin, Eastern European sound on this night.  

Take a guitarist who was born in Croatia and at age 12 entered one of the most prestigious music schools in Europe 'Mozarteum' in Salzburg where he studied under such famed guitarists such as Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch.  

 Then after years of performing on his Richard Brune nylon string guitar, mix him with a drummer and bass player in Chicago and you have the Goran Ivanovic Trio!

The Goran Ivanovic Trio will perform at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia on Saturday May 14th.    


 

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For those interested – Kaki King is performing Monday January 18th  at The Ark

http://www.theark.org/shows-events/2016/jan/18/kaki-king

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Upcoming Classical Guitar Society of Michigan Events

https://www.facebook.com/guitarmichigan/?fref=ts

 

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library

Sunday, February 21, Sunday March 20th, Sunday April 17th, Sunday May 15th,

 

Barrios Guitar Quartet - Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 3:00 PM 

http://cranbrookmusicguild.org/current-season/

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Check out our friends at Minor 7th  www.minor7th.com  - Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!

     

Also our friends at Candyrat have a great selection of artists and CDs/Flash Drives  to choose from check out their latest additions at  www.candyrat.com


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Please!

Support the musicians, venues and organizations that bring us such great music! 

 


Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001

 

Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook

 https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/?fref=ts

 

 

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



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Dear Friends of MFGS

All of us here at MFGS wish you much happiness and health in this New Year.  

Before we present our Spring Series we would like you to know about an important concert in Ann Arbor. St. Andrews has provided breakfast for anyone who needs it and one of their most important fundraisers is this event put on by Acoustic Routes http://breakfastatstandrews.org/breakfest-2016.htm   
  • Doors Open: 7:00 pm 
  • Show Starts: 7:30 pm 
  • Ticket Price: $30
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    For this Spring Concert Series we are featuring 3 performances and  2 of the guitarist are performing with MFGS for the first time!   Talk about world influences, we are hosting a guitarist born in Italy, one from Croatia and one from Iran!  On Saturday March 19th at Trinity House Theatre we are hosting Maneli Jamal.  Maneli has quite a diverse background having lived in 5 different countries and moved 20 times before he was 18.  His compositions are very unique and blend his incredible technical skill woven with the history of his families nomadic journey. Here is 'Movement 1 - Awakening' from his CD 'Lamaj Movement' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyjLVUdFNV0. 

    Maneli has received many accolades from audiences and guitarists alike and he was named one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30' by Acoustic Guitar Magazine along with MFGS friends Trevor Gordon Hall and Calum Graham. 

    "Jamal shows his mastery of phrasing, a sumptuous tone, and an ability to wrest emotion from every note, even from the pauses between the notes." Minor 7th - Céline Keating

    "Maneli Jamal is an upcoming star and is writing some powerful music with a personal narrative that is compelling and meaningful."  -Andrew York, Grammy Award Winning Guitarist

       Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members.  Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm. 

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    On Wednesday April 6th MFGS is hosting an amazing guitarist at from Italy Stefano Barone. This performance will be at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor.  Barone, born in Naples, moved to Rome and studied with Pino Forastiere and signed with our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com.  Stefano has accomplished some amazing feats by having over nearly 5 million views of his compositions on Youtube.  The depth and originality of his music is unmatched.  

    Here is one of Stefano's most recent pieces from his CD 'Danze Altalenanze' called 'Altalenanze'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3YE8iWjkCA

    "Michael Hedges would have been proud that his legacy has been so transformed into the new Millennium by such luminaries as Stefano Barone"   - Minor 7th - Alan Fark 

    Tickets will be on sale soon at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor -  http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/

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    Finally, take a guitarist who was born in Croatia and at age 12 entered one of the most prestigious music schools in Europe 'Mozarteum' in Salzburg where he studied under such famed guitarists such as Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch.  Then after years of performing on his Richard Brune nylon string guitar, mix him with a drummer and bass player in Chicago and you have the Goran Ivanovic Trio!  The Goran Ivanovic Trio will perform at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia on Saturday May 14th.    

    Although this is a bit of a reach for our typical solo fingerstyle guitarists performances you will find yourself listening to a refreshing jazzy, Latin, Eastern European sound on this night.  

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    Upcoming Classical Guitar Society of Michigan Events
    Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library
    Sunday, February 21, Sunday March 20th, Sunday April 17th, Sunday May 15th,
    Barrios Guitar Quartet - Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 3:00 PM 
    http://cranbrookmusicguild.org/current-season/

    Please!
    Support the musicians and venues that bring us such great music! 

    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001


    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook !

     

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

     







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                                                      Dear Friends of MFGS

    We are sorry to announce that due to a family emergency the Billy McLaughlin/Jeff Arundel Concert for this Saturday November 21st at 'The Barn' has been cancelled.
     
    Like with Stefano Barone's cancelled concert earlier this fall, both artists would love to reschedule with their Michigan audience.  We are wishing the best for them and their families. 

    All of the refunds for tickets purchased online are being refunded and if there is an issue please email us ASAP at michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

    Wanted to toss out a huge thanks to Al Petteway, Amy White and their accompanist Sally Sparks for a really entertaining concert. What great musicians and genuinely nice folks they are.   They performed at Trinity House Theatre and at Acoustic Routes Concert Series in Saline.  Acoutic Routes is putting on some great shows so catch their schedule on Facebook by typing in Acoustic Routes Concerts.  

    Remember that Trinity House Theatre is putting on great concerts all the time and stay in touch with them at www.trintyhousetheatre.org
     

    GREAT NEWS ! - this is a message copied from guitarist Brian Gore's (of International Guitar Night) facebook page!
     
    "Pino Forastiere  is now teaching guitar online! But what he's really teaching is how to be a creative musician using guitar - which is a much bigger deal than just teaching, and something very hard to find. He is a scholar of Michael Hedges, and has dissected all aspects of tapping style - so he can really explain how to produce the best attack and tone with those techniques. He also views steel string guitar playing from a compositional perspective, which is very helpful. I should also add he is a brilliant composer himself... Also, nobody loves music more than Pino. I would recommend him highly!!"

    We hope to have Pino back next year.  Lessons from an amazing musician and guitarist at the touch of your fingertip! Contact Pino through his facebook page or pinoforastiere@gmail.com  http://www.pinoforastiere.com/  

     
    We are always looking at new artists and new ways to get the word out to folks about our concerts.  Our mission is to support the artists so advertisements in newspapers is way too expensive.  
     
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    Our Friends at Michigan Classical Guitar Society have one more event this year. 
    Sunday December 6th at the Plymouth Public Library @ 2pm .  This is there holiday party/concert  - https://www.facebook.com/guitarmichigan/
     
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    Our Friends at Huber Breese are sponsoring the amazing Doyle Dykes this coming Friday

    Huber & Breese Music is proud to present a musical night with Doyle Dykes. December 10th, 2015 at the Mirage Banquet Center.
    Tickets available at Southern Thumb and Huber & Breese. Call for more details 586-294-3950  or www.huberbreese.com
     
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    Thanks for your continued support of these great artists
     
     and the venues that bring them in!

    We are wishing a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving
     to all of our MFGS friends!!

    Keep in touch with us at michfingerstyle@gmail.org. 

    Looking for Christmas Stocking Stuffers then Check out our friends at Minor 7th  www.minor7th.com -Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!

        

    Also our friends at Candyrat have a great selection of artists and CDs/Flash Drives  to choose from check out their latest additions at www.candyrat.com

     

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

    promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001


    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org


    email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook by searching for Michigan Fingerstyle or  copy & paste https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/?fref=ts  !

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



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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Hope you're enjoying the great fall weather this week. Just want you remind you that there is a great concert this Saturday, November 7th at Trinity House Theatre featuring Al Petteway and Amy White. They only come around every 3 or 4 years so don't miss this opportunity to see 2 time Grammy Winner Al Petteway and the lovely and very talented Amy White.

    Help support the artists and venues that bring us this great music!  

     

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     And remember on Saturday November 21st at 'The Barn' in Rochester Hills.     

      Billy McLaughlin and Jeff Arundel

      

     

    At ‘The Barn’ on Walton Blvd in Rochester Hills.

     

    This is a private house concert for 40 lucky folks and you may bring a beverage of your choice. Tickets are $25 and tickets are on sale now! . Once you have purchased tickets the address will be sent to you.

     

    Tickets at www.fingerstyle.org  

     

    Check out our friends at Minor 7th

    www.minor7th.com

    Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!

    Also our friends at Candyra thave a great selection of artists to choose from check out their latest additions at www.candyrat.com

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

    promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001

    Web site-www.fingerstyle.org

    email:www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook!

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

     



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    Dear Friends of MFGS

     

    Just an update on the

    Pat Donohue concert Saturday September 26th (tomorrow).

    If you’re thinking of coming out there are about a dozen tickets left for the show. 

    Tickets are $20 and available on line at www.fingerstyle.org

    For last minute folks who may decide tomorrow afternoon,

    you may call 248-953-6223 to see if tickets are still available

    but I wouldn’t count on it so call and get em while they’re here.

    There are a few spots open in the Guitar Workshop starting at 3pm at Trinity House Theatre.  This is a great opportunity for you to spend a couple hours with one of the best guitar instructors in the America.

    There isn’t much about the guitar and music that Pat does not know and he is a great teacher.  This is for guitarists at all levels.  Surprise the significant guitar player in your life and buy them a ticket!

    You may record the workshop lessons to review at other times.

    Guitar workshop is at 3pm sharp.  $40 gets you 2 hrs with Pat Donohue and

    $10 off the price of admission for the concert.

    Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm

    Trinity House Theatre

    38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia - (734) 464-6302

    HELP SUPPORT THE ARTISTS AND THE VENUES IN ORDER TO CONTINUE HEARING THIS GREAT MUSIC!

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

     

     

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

    Supporting fingerstyle artists and guitarists since 2001

     

    email:www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook!

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



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    Dear Friends of MFGS

     

    Just an update on the

    Pat Donohue concert Saturday September 26th (tomorrow).

    If you’re thinking of coming out there are about a dozen tickets left for the show. 

    Tickets are $20 and available on line at www.fingerstyle.org

    For last minute folks who may decide tomorrow afternoon,

    you may call 248-953-6223 to see if tickets are still available

    but I wouldn’t count on it so call and get em while they’re here.

    There are a few spots open in the Guitar Workshop starting at 3pm at Trinity House Theatre.  This is a great opportunity for you to spend a couple hours with one of the best guitar instructors in the America.

    There isn’t much about the guitar and music that Pat does not know and he is a great teacher.  This is for guitarists at all levels.  Surprise the significant guitar player in your life and buy them a ticket!

    You may record the workshop lessons to review at other times.

    Guitar workshop is at 3pm sharp.  $40 gets you 2 hrs with Pat Donohue and

    $10 off the price of admission for the concert.

    Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm

    HELP SUPPORT THE ARTISTS AND THE VENUES IN ORDER TO CONTINUE HEARING THIS GREAT MUSIC!

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

    promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001

     

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

    Supporting fingerstyle artists and guitarists since 2001

     

    email:www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook!

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



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    Update on Pat Donohue's Concert and Workshop.

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Just to let you know that there are a couple dozen tickets still available for Pat Donohue’s concert this coming Saturday, September 26th at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia.  We can’t stress enough on what a great guitarists and entertainer that Pat Donohue is.  Maybe another quote would help sway you to come out and see one of America’s great guitarists. 

    His playing is rich with active, nimble bass lines that would in themselves seem to give a guitarist plenty to do. Laid against them are the complex chord work and elaborate, deftly-executed single-note runs. It's about as much harmonious sound as can be produced by two hands, wood, and strings...”Los Angeles Times

    And Just as important!  We get questions on why we don’t have any more guitar workshops?  MFGS took a break from sponsoring concerts for a while and along with that we backed off of the guitar workshops.  Pat Donohue asked if we would sponsor one of his workshops and he is one of the preeminent guitar teachers in the world! This is an opportunity for guitarists of all levels to sit with him for 2 hours, watch him perform, have him watch you play, learn some theory, learn some licks, ask any questions that you want and then get $10 off his concert ticket price!  Sounds like a deal to me! 

    We had posted our old number 248-646-4030 and there seems to have been a glitch in signing up so if you tried to call and didn’t’ get through here is a new number and an email address.  We do need a minimum of 4-5 guitarists so call or text 248-953-6223 or email michfingerstyle@gmail.com.   Guitar workshop is at Trinity House from 3-5 pm and you can pick the best seats for the show and then take a break and come back for the show.

    2 Hour Guitar workshop is $40 and you then get $10 off of the concert ticket price.

     

    Trinity House is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia

    On 6 Mile Rd just west of I-275 and east of Haggerty

    www.trinityhousetheatre.org

    Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

    Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

    Trinity House no longer takes reservations so all tickets will be sold online .

    Tickets are sale at www.fingerstyle.org

     

                               ************Upcoming MFGS Shows *****************

    Saturday November 7th

    Grammy Winner Al Petteway and Amy White

    @Trinity House Theatre

    Tickets on sale @ www.fingerstyle.org

     

     

    Saturday November 21st MFGS presents

    Billy Mclaughlin & Jeff Arundel

    At ‘The Barn’ on Walton Blvd in Rochester Hills. 

    This is a private house concert for 40 lucky folks and you may bring a beverage of your choice. Tickets are $25 and tickets are on sale now at www.fingerstyle.org

     

     

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    And our friends at the Michigan Classical Guitar Society would like you to know they are back for the fall.

    Plymouth Public Library, 223 South Main Street, Plymouth, MI

    (Go to www.guitarmichigan.org and click on ‘meeting locations’ for directions.)

     

    We missed their first concert/meeting but here are the rest for 2015.  

    Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library

    Sunday, November 15, 2015, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library

    Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library, CGSM HOLIDAY PARTY/CONCERT

    and performances  by ..........................

    Concert by Javier Calderon -

    Wednesday September 30 at Noon in Kerhl Auditorium, VistaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI. Admission free. For more information about the concert and the guitarist: www.schoolcraft.edu/music

    Masterclass with Ekachai Jerakul

     Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1-4pm, Madonna University. Auditor fee is $20.

    Classical Guitarist - Ekachai Jerakul 

    Sunday, October 25, 2015. The 2014 Guitar Foundation of America competition winner. Kresge Hall at Madonna University. General admission at the door: $20 and students are $15.

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    Check out our friends at Minor 7th - www.minor7th.com

    Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!

     

    Also our friends at Candyra thave a great selection of artists to choose from check out their latest additions and buy a few from them also -  www.candyrat.com

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

    promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001

    Web site-www.fingerstyle.org

    email:www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook!

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    Grammy Winning Guitarist Pat Donohue - Sept. 26th

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    Saturday September 26th Michigan Fingerstyle presents

    @ Trinity House Theatre in Concert and Guitar Workshop

      

     

    Grammy Winning Guitarist Pat Donohue

    Saturday September 26th

    Trinity House is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia

    On 6  Mile Rd just west of I-275 and east of Haggerty

      www.trinityhousetheatre.org

    Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

    Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

    Trinity House no longer takes reservations so all tickets will be sold online. 

    Tickets are sale at www.fingerstyle.org

    ½ of the tickets are sold already and Trinity House only seats about 80 folks

     

    “I first heard him on the radio and got upset. Then I heard him in concert and got more upset. He thinks harmonically, improvises beautifully, and writes. If you're a guitar player, he's going to haunt you...”Leo Kottke

    “Donohue's steel string solos swing and boogie like good bar room piano playing. The complexity of his arrangements is obscured by effortless chops.”    Acoustic  Guitar Magazine

    This is your opportunity to see one of the finest American Guitarists performing today.  Donohue has one Grammy to his name and is a National Finger Picking Guitar Champion.  Pat performed live on Garrison Keeler’s ‘Prarie Home Companion’ for 20 years and he now devotes himself to live shows and guitar workshops.

    Speaking of Guitar Workshops,  Pat will be hosting a guitar workshop just prior to the show at Trinity House.  From 3pm-5pm you can learn from one of the greats!  This is for guitarists of all levels.  The guitar workshop costs $40 but you receive a $10 discount on your concert ticket by attending the workshop.

    Please call 248-646-4030 to register for the workshop or email michfingerstyle@gmail.com

     

    ****************Upcoming MFGS Shows *****************

    Saturday November 7th

    Grammy Winner Al Petteway and Amy White

    @Trinity House Theatre

    Tickets on sale @ www.fingerstyle.org

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    Saturday November 21st MFGS presents

    Billy Mclaughlin & Jeff Arundel

    At ‘The Barn’ on Walton Blvd in Rochester Hills. 

    This is a private house concert for 40 lucky folks and you may bring a beverage of your choice. Tickets are $25 and tickets will be on sale soon!

     

     

    Other Events

    This Wednesday September 16th in Petosky Michigan you can see the amazing Pierre Bensusan perform at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. concert starts at 7:30pm
    Tickets are $20, available at the door at 7:00pm
    Advance order tickets  

    call Leslie (231.330.4085) or Bill (231.342.6319)

     

    AND

     

    ...JUST ANNOUNCED FROM

    Calum Graham !!!

    Today I launched my very first crowdfunding project :-D

    I'm raising funds for my new Acoustic/Vocal EP and the 40 day campaign starts TODAY! I'll be recording in November and will be releasing the new EP in early 2016. Right now, I'm in Germany playing some shows for the next 10 days to help offset some of the project costs. I'm really stoked about this new EP and can't wait for you all to hear it!!

    Please support if you enjoy my music and want to hear what I've been working on the past year...


    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1393257226/calum-graham-the-new-acoustic-vocal-ep



    Thank you! -  Love,  Calum

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    Thanks for supporting the artists and the venues that host them!!

    This is one reason why your support is so important!

     

    https://medium.com/@Innerviews/the-finger-s-on-the-self-destruct-button-8502f3cc4b5c

     

    Check out our friends at Minor 7th

    www.minor7th.com

     

    Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!

     

    Also our friends at Candyra thave a great selection of artists to choose from check out their latest additions at www.candyrat.com

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

    promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001

    Web site -www.fingerstyle.org

     email:www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook!

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



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    Benefit Concert This Monday - MFGS Fall Concert Tickets on Sale.

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Sometimes we are presented with the ability to help others in need. Kevin Ransom was a music writer for the Detroit News and Ann Arbor News for a total of 25 years and he gave a lot of effort and time supporting local artists; now it is our turn to support Kevin! . Kevin has had a string of bad fortune and is in need of our assistance. There is a benefit concert featuring many regional musicians at the Ark this Monday, August 24th. The article link will give you more info and if you cannot attend the concert then you can help out through a 'Go Fund Me' account set up for Kevin.

    http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/07/benefit_concert_to_feature_che.html

    http://www.gofundme.com/ymy3bw

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    MFGS 2015 Fall Schedule

    Tickets are now on sale at www.fingerstyle.org for our upcoming concerts at Trinity House Theatre. Trinity House no longer takes reservations so all tickets will be sold online at www.fingerstyle.org

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     Italy's Stefano Barone has had to postpone his fall tour due to his father's illness. We we are sending our thoughts and prayers for him and his family. Hopefully he will be able to visit the States in the Spring of 2016.

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    Saturday September 26th Michigan Fingerstyle presents

    Grammy Winning Guitarist Pat Donohue

     

     

    @ Trinity House Theatre

    38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia

    Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

    Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

    Pat is one of the most amazing & versatile guitarist we’ve ever hosted.  He has performed for MFGS several times in the past but it has been some time since we've heard the likes of his licks. He just happens to have been the guitarist for the Prarie Home Companion program hosted by Garrison Keilor for 20 years but now is devoting most of his time to his music and teaching.  

    Pat puts on an amazing show and we are fortunate that he would like to host a guitar workshop for the MFGS. The guitar workshop will be held from 3pm to 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House Theatre.  There will be discounted concert tickets for workshop attendees.  The workshop costs $40 for 2 hours and then the concert ticket will only cost you $10. Call 248-646-4030 for reservations

    “Donohue's steel string solos swing and boogie like good bar room piano playing. The complexity of his arrangements is obscured by effortless chops...”Acoustic Guitar Magazine

     

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    Saturday November 7th

    Grammy Winner Al Petteway and Amy White

     

     

    @ Trinity House Theatre

    38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia

    Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

    Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

     

    The repertoire of Amy White and Al Petteway includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, percussion and vocals.

    Al and Amy have recorded music for six of Ken Burns PBS specials including ‘Mark Twain’, ‘The National Parks’ and ‘The Roosevelts’.

     

    Al and Amy will also host a guitar workshop. The guitar workshop will be held from 3pm to 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House Theatre.  There will be discounted concert tickets for workshop attendees.  The workshop costs $40 for 2 hours and then the concert ticket will only cost you $10.

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    Late Breaking News!

    MFGS will be hosting

    Billy McLaughlin and Jeff Arundel. November 21st 

     

    This performance will be at ‘The Barn’ in Rochester Hills Michigan follow.  Only 30 tickets will be made available for this show.   More news to follow

     

     

    Thanks for supporting the artists and the venues that host them!!

    This is one reason why your support is so important!

    https://medium.com/@Innerviews/the-finger-s-on-the-self-destruct-button-8502f3cc4b5c

     

     

    Check out our friends at Minor 7th

    www.minor7th.com

    Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!

     

    Also our friends at Candyrat have a great selection of artists to choose from check out their latest additions at www.candyrat.com

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    MichiganFingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization

    promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001

     

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

    email:www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

    or just join up with us on Facebook!

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

     



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    SUMMER UPDATES - FALL CONCERT LINEUP!

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    Calum Graham & Tentative Fall Schedule

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Supporting the Music and those who bring the music to you!

     

    On May 2nd (in 2 weeks) we will be hosting Calum Graham @ Trinity House Theatre and there are still some tickets available.  Calum also has a performance at Mackenzie Hall in Windsor on Friday May 1st so if you know any folks across the border please let them know. 

     

     

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXJ5fgadB2k

     

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqn-7ZkYUYM

    Friday May 1st in Windsor Ontario    http://www.windsorfolk.org/  

     

                Saturday May 2nd @ Trinity House Theatre.  

    Tickets available online @ www.fingerstyle.org or you may call Trinity House Theatre to see if they have tickets available to reserve www.trinityhousetheatre.org

    Calum's Trinity House show is at 8pm and doors open at 7:30.  Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members.  This will be our only show this Spring so come out to see someone who.................

    -Won the Canadian Guitar Festival Competition in 2010

    -Was named by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30'  (yup, that means on the planet!)

    -Received many other accolades and won other competitions but one of the foremost guitarists in this genre describes Calum as "“He’s the most promising young guitarist I’ve seen, ...... “His command of the guitar is really impressive.” Andy McKee

                                         

     

     

                                                                        

     

    Our Friends at the Classical Guitar Society of Michigan have a Concert on May 17th in Plymouth!

     CGSM-MEMBER'S CONCERT/GET TOGETHER-The Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

    When: Sun, May 17, 2pm – 4pm

     WherePLYMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (map)

    DescriptionPlymouth Public Library Walldorf Room. Free parking and entrance in the back of the building off South Union Street. If you would like to play solos or ensembles in the concert, please email me with the names and composers of the pieces you’d like to play by May 1st at: president.cgsm@gmail.com, so we will have time to print the programs. This is a chance to share what you love with an audience that loves to hear it! We plan to have a finger-food-luc​k afterwards. Bring your favorite snacks and drinks to share. More information will follow in the next newsletter. Should be a great time! All are invited. Bring your family and friends! Musically Yours, Brian Roberts, President, CGSM All are welcome join our audience or play in the concert. Go to our website for more info:

                                       www.guitarmichigan.org

     

     

    The 11th Annual Canadian Guitar Festival July 24th, 25th, 26th

    http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

     

    Word on the street is that there is a local guitarists competing in this years event!

    Hint.....He opened for Michael Chapdelaine about 1 year ago at Trinity House

     

    &

    This Summer at Interlochen Guitar Camp

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015

     

    and This Fall

    Jon Gomm CANCELLED - WILL RESCHEDULE 2016

     

    September 26th, 2015 Candyrat Recording Artist

    Maneli Jamal! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69MJ4UGzvl4

     

    Italy's (& Candyrat's) Stefano Barone October 2015 date - TBD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDFP_MbvyGc

     

     

    Check out our friends at http://www.minor7th.com/

    purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!
     
    Also our friends at Candyrat have a great selection of artists to choose from check out their latest additions at  www.candyrat.com
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    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook !

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



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

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    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 (www.Fingerstyle.org)
     
    Here is JB Davies performeing with Trevor Gordon Hall  this past weekend

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fPgK1wroY8

     
    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
     

     

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    Tickets on Sale Now for Calum Graham

    Saturday May 2nd

    @ www.fingerstyle.org

      go to www.fingerstyle.org and  click on 'buy tickets' on left side of screen

    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!! 

    http://www.acousticguitar.com/News-Features/30-Great-Guitarists-Under-30/30-Under-30-Part-3-Sean-de-Burca-Newton-Faulkner-Sofia-Gleeson-and-Calum-Graham

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

       If there is enough interest for a guitar workshop please let us know @ michfingerstyle.@gmail.com

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    Check out our friends at  http://www.minor7th.com/ 

    Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
     
    also our friends at Candyrat www.candyrat.com
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    Pino Forastiere's New Album ' Deconstruction' is available to download @ Itunes or amazon.com
    Awaiting the CDs ....to arrive soon !
    Until then you can downlad it at  https://itunes.apple.com/album/id957713214
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    We would love to post more acoustic guitar concert information for you so please let us know and we will post it on our website or place it in the newsletter.

    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001, 248-646-4030

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or on Facebook !

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



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    Tickets on Sale for Calum Graham - Pierre Bensusan - New Events

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    Tonight! February 14th

    Annual Breakfast at St. Andrews Benefit in Ann Arbor.  Please consider this great musical event for a great cause.   BREAKFEST 2015, the sixth annual benefit concert for the Breakfast at St. Andrew's daily meal program. 

    The concert is at The Ark in Ann Arbor.  Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($30 - all general admission) are on sale now through  and the Michigan Union Ticket Office: 734-763-TKTS.  http://breakfastatstandrews.org/breakfest-concert.htm   Hope to See You There !!

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    THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH, 8PM

    Pierre Bensusan

                 Kreft Center Black Box Theater 

    4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor MI
    Tickets: $15 ($8 seniors and students)-
    734-995-7537

    "Pierre’s music gives me the shakes. No other guitarist shares his strange gifts of sophistication, accessibility and downright joy. Even at its most complex, Pierre’s music only needs ears to be enjoyed".   Leo Kottke

    "Listening to Pierre Bensusan is rejuvenating. Beside his extraordinary touch and tone, the notes and melody appeal directly to the tender side of our human nature". Steve Vai

      http://www.cuaa.edu/knowconcordia/arts/music.html

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    Saturday February 21st @ 8pm

    Acoustic Routes Concert - Saline Michigan

    107 W. Michigan Ave

    Featuring Tim Monger

    $10 cover (all to the artist)  734-429-0060

    Tim Monger has performed at the SXSW music and film conference in Austin, Texas, and with artists including Patti Smith, is currently recording the follow up to his critically-acclaimed solo CD, "The New Britton Sound."

    http://www.heritage.com/articles/2015/02/13/saline_reporter/news/doc54da2ef7c8262197725986.txt

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         Friday February 27th @ 8pm

    @ Stone House Concerts in Detroit

    Lac La Belle featuring Nick schillace and Jennie Knaggs

    Multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, Jennie Knaggs & Nick Schillace are Lac La Belle. The influence of early Americana is evident in their songwriting, telling stories that capture the human experience. Their wonderful new CD “A Friend Too Long” has been described “as wildly beautiful and organic as modern music gets.”…and it’s true!Don’t miss this fabulous duo, who will make music as wildly beautiful and organic as music gets in the intimate setting of a living room!

    http://stonehouseconcerts.com/

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    Tickets on Sale Now for Calum Graham

     (  click on 'buy tickets' on left side of screen @ www.fingerstyle.org  )

    May 2nd @ Trinity House Theatre

    Candyrat Recording Artist Calum Graham is the winner of the 2010 Canadian Guitar Festival and appeared @ TH with Don Ross in 2014.  Trevor is now touring solo and has new release coming out this month. 

    Named one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.  http://www.acousticguitar.com/News-Features/30-Great-Guitarists-Under-30/30-Under-30-Part-3-Sean-de-Burca-Newton-Faulkner-Sofia-Gleeson-and-Calum-Graham

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

    Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm.   If there is enough interest for a guitar workshop we will see if we can arrange that. Please email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com if you are interested in a workshop before the show.

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    Check out our friends at  http://www.minor7th.com/ 

    Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
    -------------------------------------------
    Pino Forastiere's New Album ' Deconstruction' is available to download @ Itunes or amazon.com
    Awaiting the CDs ....to arrive soon !
    Until then you can downlad it at  https://itunes.apple.com/album/id957713214
    ________________________________

    We would love to post more acoustic guitar concert information for you so please let us know and we will post it on our website or place it in the newsletter.

    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001, 248-646-4030

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or on Facebook !

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

     

     



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