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March 8th Candyrat Guitar Night at Trinity House Theatre

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Holiday time with family and friends.

MFGS is thankful for your support of the artists that we are able to bring to Southeast Michigan in 2019!

We try to bring you the best musicians in the world and we would like to thank  our featured artists   Italy's Stefano Barone, Canada's Calum Graham, Michigan's Jake Allen Quebec's Antoine Dufour and From Wales - Gareth Pearson  along with our special guest artists  

   Yeman Alwari, Bill Russell and JB Davies for making these shows such a treat!


For 2020 we have a really remarkable group of guitarists to bring to you....starting out with (possible Christmas tickets presents for your favorite guitarist) !!!


Sunday March 8th at Trinity House Theatre


MFGS is always looking for 'new' guitarist to bring your way. Candyrat records has offered to bring two of their truly amazing artists to Michigan for us to see.

Alesandr Misko hails from Russia and he is  one of those younger 'Top Guns' of the fingerstyle world.  He brings the inspirations of the guitarists that lead the way in fingerstyle guitar and he will someday lead the next batch of fingerstylists in the guitar world. He has played notable concerts with fingerstyle legends including Jon Gomm, Mike Dawes, Luca Stricagnoli, Thomas Leeb and many others in his global tours.

Here is Alexandr's cover of George Michael's - 'Careless Whisper' "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzgTMh21zhI

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American East Coast Guitarist Peter Ciluzzi has a distinctive, timeless sound that is both familiar and unexpected, his music defies easy categorization and reflects a wide range of influences including jazz, bluegrass, classical, and world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfiF3msHGHs&feature=emb_logo

“Luthier and player, with sublime beauty and taste…Ciluzzi and his guitar sound like one”Minor 7th

This is a Sunday show that starts at 7pm...doors at 6:30

Tickets are $25 and available online at www.fingerstyle.org

Trinity House Theatre is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, Michigan - Phone(734) 464-6302


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Upcoming shows

Preston Reed April 17th & 19th


Tony McManus May 15th & 16th


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The latest from our friends at Minor 7th!

November/December 2019

https://www.minor7th.com/


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After his last concert here Gareth Pearson had the guitarist Nightmare Occur !!

Leaving Detroit on his way to Florida by plane (did you guess already?)

They travel the world and the guitar is their livelihood and all of a sudden ...........https://www.facebook.com/gareth.pearson.121


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Stefano Barone has released his 'Alive' CD and has a video along with his composition 'The Cure'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp9cs4wK5Pw


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Don't Forget our friends

Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com  

 

Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/ 
great instruments and repairs!


Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/
 

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/
  

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



The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization  promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

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



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Want to attend a FREE CONCERT with Gareth Pearon TONIGHT?

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Dear Friends of MFGS

 Tonight, Saturday November 16th will be 

Fingerstyle Appreciation Night at Trinity House Theatre!!

Because of the combined generosity of Candyrat Records, MFGS & Trinity House Theatre the concert with Gareth Pearson tonight is on us!!!
(well we had to put it at $1 to make registration work online). 

Gareth dazzled the crowd at 20 Front Street last night so come on out tonight and enjoy the evening on us.


There are about 30 tickets available so grab some friends and come on out! 
 Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm. 
Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia 

You must register through our ticket outlet so we don't have you standing outside!!
 
There will be a small surcharge in order to register www.fingerstyle.org    
   
Or just click here


Anyone who has purchased a ticket already will have their money refunded.

Oh and we are raffling off a dozen Candyrat Record CDs!

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


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





Special Guests Added to This Weekends Shows with Gareth Pearson

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Dear Friends of MFGS 

Just wanted you to know that there are a couple of special guests who we've added to our next and last performances in 2019 with Gareth Pearson!!!

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! - DON'T MISS THIS SHOW! 

On Friday Night's show at 20 Front Street  we were fortunate enough to be able to add another amazing guitarist to the show. 

William Henry Russell 
William Henry Russell is an award winning classical / fingerstyle guitarist, conservatory trained classical musician, and an established composer and arranger. He is the 2009 Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, the 2018 Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, and the third place finalist at the 2018.  International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship held in Winfield Kansas “Bill” received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from The Boston Conservatory and a Master’s Degree in Music from Florida State University. 
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We are so fortunate to be able to also introduce you to the founder of Candyrat Records....Rob Poland!!! 
Rob founded Candyrat in 2004, first signing  Don Ross followed by Andy McKee & Antoine Dufour!  CandyRat Records has been called the biggest acoustical guitar label in the world!!!  Rob will be at both shows and  bringing a dozen CDs to raffle off and  will also be 
around to talk to you at intermission and after the shows.  Find out the latest on the Fingerstyle Scene! 


But lest not forget that The Welsh Tornado (Gareth Pearson)  is the main act and although he has been in the Detroit area a couple of times this is the first time we have had the opportunity to host Gareth as the main man! 


This is my friend Gareth Pearson, a brilliant young guitar player from Wales .  Please take the time to see him!  


Friday November 15th 20 Front Street in Lake Orion (The address is the same as the name! )

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

Tickets are $20 and available at   https://20frontstreet.com/event/gareth-pearson/

AND ALSO 

Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia 

             38840 West Six Mile Road (just off of I-275) - 734-464-6302

Tickets are $20 and available here at  www.fingerstyle.org 

“Gareth’s arsenal of techniques represents a broad gamut to be entertained by, even if one cannot see his fingers move as they dance with such fluidity”   - ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE



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


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


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





Update on Gareth Pearson Concerts - Tickets still available

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Dear Friends of MFGS


MFGS is honored to present Gareth Pearson for our last concerts in  2019

Frome Wales UK, Gareth first toured with Tommy Emmanuel after playing guitar for only 1 year.

He is a phenomenal performer and Tommy Emmanuel says

"When the Welsh Tornado hits your town get ready for total devastation"!    Tommy Emmanuel 

Gareth is performing this

 Friday, November 15th

at

20 Front Street in Lake Orion

Tickets are $20 and available at

https://20frontstreet.com/event/gareth-pearson/

Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm - 248-783-7105

For the 20 Front Street Show!  if  you're coming out at the last minute you might want to call to see if there are any tickets available.

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Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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

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

Tickets for the Trinity House show will be available at the door!!


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If you happen to be in the Grand Rapids area check out our friends

Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic who  are playing at                The Listening Room on Friday November 15th.   It is a great new venue supporting a diverse group of performers. 

https://listeningroomgr.com/shows-events/detail/Fareed-Haque-Goran-Ivanovic-Duo


November 20th - Jake Allen at The Listening Room in Grand Rapids https://listeningroomgr.com/shows-events/detail/WGVU-NPR-Pop-Up-Series-Featuring-Jake-Allen


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Great News for 2020

Just In!!1

Sunday March 8th at Trinity House Theatre

Candyrat Guitar Night

 with

Alexandr Misko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMxiuq_tMq0

&

Peter Ciluzzi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBZbO5MfnIk


Preston Reed  - April 17th & April 19th

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern  May 15th & 16th


The latest from our friends at Minor 7th!

November/December 2019

https://www.minor7th.com/


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Stefano Barone has released his 'Alive' CD and has a video along with his composition 'The Cure'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp9cs4wK5Pw


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Don't Forget our friends


Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

new videos
Nick Johnson

Daniel Padim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X-QBqAUKfU



Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/
great instruments and repairs!


Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/


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


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


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



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Gareth Pearson in Concert November 15th & 16th

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Dear Friends of MFGS


For our last performance of 2019 MFGS is honored to present

From Cwmbrân South Wales, UK

Candyrat recording artist

Gareth Pearson!

Within a year of taking up the guitar, Gareth was opening for Tommy Emmanuel on his 2005 UK tour.  Gareth’s debut album “Urban Echoes Vol 1” was selected by Acoustic Guitar editors and frequent contributors as one of the “Essential Acoustic Albums of 2010”.

Friday November 15th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

Tickets are $20 and available at

https://20frontstreet.com/event/gareth-pearson/

Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm

ph - 248-783-7105


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Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

                               Phone: (734) 464-6302

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


Here is a young Gareth performing 'Billy Jean' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e64DJemlUec 



"When the Welsh Tornado hits your town get ready for total devastation"!    Tommy Emmanuel 



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The latest from our friends at Minor 7th!

November/December 2019

https://www.minor7th.com/


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Stefano Barone has released his 'Alive' CD and has a video along with his composition 'The Cure'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp9cs4wK5Pw


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Don't Forget our friends


Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

new videos
Nick Johnson

Daniel Padim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X-QBqAUKfU



Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/
great instruments and repairs!


Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/


 

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


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


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





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Calum Graham -Tickets Available at the door Friday - Saturday Sold Out!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

As winter is approaching we are down to our last 2 performers for 2019!

MFGS is honored to present 'One of the 30 Great Guitarists Under 30'  -Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Calum Graham !


This Friday, October 25th  @ Trinity House Theatre

Tickets will be available at the door $20 or online at www.fingerstyle.org


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            (Just in )

This Saturday, October 26th @ 20 Front Street

IS SOLD OUT !

(so come out Friday at Trinity House! )


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Tickets for 

Gareth Pearson

On Sale Now!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ginok11QPcs


Friday November 15th at 20 Front Street
Tickets are $20 & available at  https://20frontstreet.com/event/gareth-pearson/


&

Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre


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


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FOR 2020 WE HAVE THESE PERFORMERS COMING TO TRINITY HOUSE

& 20 FRONT STREET



PRESTON REED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymgsRU6MbNE&list=RDymgsRU6MbNE&start_radio=1





TONY MCMANUS & Julia Toaspern

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


PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brmG6f2BMyw




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These are 2 interesting videos.  MFGS has hosted over half of these guitarists and yet they missed Tony McManus, Stephen Bennett and Ed Gerhard!


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVoffoKpEZM&feature=youtu.be

We would love to have more of these performers play in Michigan but the government restricts artists from other countries! 

MUSIC HAS NO BORDERS!



   Don't forget our friends at


Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

Minor 7th  Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
 See their September/October Edition www.minor7th.com  featuring
 Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern, "Live in Concert," 2019


Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/

Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/


Who else do you want to see in 2020??? 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

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


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


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



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Update on Calum Graham Concerts - Glimpse of 2020

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Dear Friends of MFGS!

Ready or not!

Calum Graham will be here next week !!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i6dn2hAkuY

Don't miss this show! 

5 years ago Calum was named one of the 30 Great Guitarists under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine

(He's still not 30!)

Friday October 25th at Trinity House Theatre

Show at 8pm - Tickets are $20

& will be available at the door!

or online at www.fingerstyle.org

 38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia


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Saturday October 26th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

 

This concert is filling up fast!

https://20frontstreet.com/event/calum-graham/

Last we checked there were 12 Tickets (out of 90) left!

The name of the venue is the address!!

20 Front Street, Lake Orion

If there are no tickets online please call 248-783-7105


Both of these Great Venues have amazing restaurants in the neighborhood

Make a night out of it!!!


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Also this next week is a guitarist that doesn't tour that often

Michael Gulezian

At Albion College!

This performance is free!!!

 and open to the public.

 For more information, please contact the Music Department at 517-629-0481 or email music @ albion.edu.

https://www.albion.edu/news-and-events/events/859-albion-college-events/886-department-sponsored-event/863-music/46952-guest-artist-recital-guitarist-michael-gulezian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjR06WvnYLo

“… fully mesmerized by the array of different layers of sonority … the metaphor of night, set against the figure of a dancing flame, seems one way of describing the type of musical architecture Gulezain has created … There is in the beauty of Gulezian’s work a kind of invisible smiling face, a joyful set of eyes winking back at us…”   MINOR 7th


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Tickets for Gareth Pearson Will Be On Sale Soon !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ginok11QPcs

But please save the dates!

SAVE THE DATES!

Friday November 15th at 20 Front Street


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Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre


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These are 2 interesting videos.  MFGS has hosted over half of these guitarists and yet they missed Tony McManus, Stephen Bennett and Ed Gerhard!


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVoffoKpEZM&feature=youtu.be

We would love to have more of these performers play in Michigan but the government restricts artists from other countries! 

MUSIC HAS NO BORDERS!



   Don't forget our friends at


Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

Minor 7th  Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
 See their September/October Edition www.minor7th.com 

Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/

Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

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





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



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"One of the 30 Great Guitarists Under 30" - Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Dear Friends of MFGS 

In 2014 Acoustic Guitar Magazine named this performer as "One of The 30 Great Guitarists Under 30" ! That  means in the world and that was 5 years ago............. and yet.....he's still not 30!  

Don't miss this opportunity to see such an amazing performer at 2 of the best venues in Southeast Michigan!  

CALUM GRAHAM !


October 25th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia
Show at 8pm, Door at 7:30
Tickets are $20
Tickets available now at www.fingerstyle.org
38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
(734) 464-6302

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 Saturday October 26th @ 20 Front Street
 in Lake Orion 
Show at 8pm, door at 7:30
Tickets are $20 and  available at

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


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On behalf of those who were fortunate enough to see Antoine Dufour in September here are a few pics.  Antoine loved both nights and appreciated your sincere acknowledgement of his remarkable music.   A special thanks to Yeman Al-Rawi for his performance at 20 Front Street.
                                                               



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   And Tickets for Gareth Pearson will be on sale soon!



SAVE THE DATES!

Friday November 15th at 20 Front Street


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Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre






                 Don't forget our friends at

Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

Minor 7th  Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
 See their September/October Edition www.minor7th.com 

Bayberry Music in Ferndale @ http://bayberrymusic.com/

Elderly Instruments in Lansing @ https://www.elderly.com/

Strings by Mail (up north somewhere!)  https://www.stringsbymail.com/


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

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





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



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Calum Graham Tickets for Both shows now available!

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Dear Friends of MFGS


MFGS is honored to present the 2010 winner of the Canadian International Guitar Festival Competition and the guitarist whom Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls 'One of the 30 Great Guitarists under 30'                (and that's in the world!) 

CALUM GRAHAM IN CONCERT

 2 PERFORMANCES!!

Friday October 25th at Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile in Livonia (734) 464-6302

Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Show is at 8pm and Doors are at 7:30

Tickets are $20 and available online only here on our page www.fingerstyle.org    click on *BUY TICKETS*

                               

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Saturday October 26th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion Michigan

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

Show is at 8pm and Doors are at 7:30

Tickets are $20 and available @ https://20frontstreet.com/event/calum-graham/



                                 Tickets will go on sale soon for


Gareth Pearson  (The Welsh Tornado)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCeTL6o83kY


Friday November 15th at 20 Front Street


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Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  





Antoine Dufour - Tickets Available At The Door ! Other New Concerts!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

MFGS is honored to present

Antoine Dufour

This Friday September 20th at Trinity House Theatre

tickets are $20 and avail online at www.fingerstyle.org or at the door!

& Saturday September 21st at 20 Front Street!

w/sg Yeman Al-Rawi!

Tickets available online @

 https://20frontstreet.com/event/antoine-dufour/ 

or at the door!

Ticket Sales are going well for both events but there will be some tickets available at the door.  For those who are looking for a great night out on the town remember that there are great restaurants near both venues!

 Make an evening of some great food and music as we enter our fall season! . 

Antoine Dufour is one of the most sought after acoustic guitar performers and producers for other contemporary acoustic guitarists! 

Don't miss this show!


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Just In @ 20 Front Street

presents, Australian Guitarist

Joe Robinson

September 26th - Show at 8pm

https://20frontstreet.com/event/joe-robinson/

Every once in a while we have the pleasure of introducing an artist that has been off our radar.  Joe Robinson was born into a musical family in the bush country of Temagog, Australia. Robinson began playing guitar when he was just nine years old, eagerly exploring the Internet to expand and deepen his craft. At the age of 13 he won the Australian National Songwriting Competition, and at 15 released his first collection of original material. A monumental achievement followed when he won first place on the “Australia's Got Talent” television show.

Joe performing 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFl2x-cQa6E

“It’s hard not to imagine him rivaling the popularity of say,
John Mayer in coming years.”

WASHINGTON POST 


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Candyrat Guitar Night in Canada! 

September 22nd in London Ontario

Luca Stricagnoli & Gareth Pearson 

@ The London Music Club - 470 Colborne St.

519-640-6996

Doors at 6pm- Show at 7pm

General admission $25 (Canadian)


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SAVE THESE DATES! 

Tickets on Sale Friday!

Calum Graham


October 25th @ Trinity House Theatre

October 26th @ 20 Front Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmYrqZhJ3Rk

tickets on sale soon


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 Gareth Pearson  (The Welsh Tornado)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCeTL6o83kY


Friday November 15th at 20 Front Street


&


Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

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





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



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MFGS Concert Updates and Bill Frisell is in Town

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just in case your looking to see one of the finest contemporary acoustic guitarists performing today,

 here is your opportunity!

 From Montreal Québec 

Antoine Dufour

ne Dufour

Antoine Dufour's career was launched after winning The 2006 Canadian International Fingerstyle Competition, one of the largest Fingerstyle competitions in the world.  Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society last hosted Antoine in 2013

(get it?.........he doesn't come around very often!).

 Friday Sept 20th 

@ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia 

Show at 8pm, doors at 7:30

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


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Saturday Sept 21st 

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion.

 Show at 8pm, doors at 7:30

(248) 783-7105

Tickets available here    https://20frontstreet.com/event/antoine-dufour/

MFGS likes to promote young and up and coming guitarists so at 20 Front Street Antoine has asked that Yeman Al-Rawi open for him.

 Yeman is a Detroit area guitarists that has opened in the past for Italy's Pino Forastiere, Acoustic Guitar Magazine's '30 Great Guitarists under 30' guitarist Calum Graham and Guitar Federation of America Winner Michael Chapdelaine!


Support your local musicians!!!


SO!


Take a few minutes and check out Antoine Dufour....harmonics, melody, percussion....it's all here folks! It really doesn't get much better!!!

'TO RUN IN A DREAM'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f_nQd-omVA


or Coldplays 'Talk'

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


support the venues and the musicians that bring you such great live music!


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Just In

another icon of the guitar!

Bill Frisell

Monday September 16th

At the Ark

Tickets are $35 and available

 https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/sep/16/bill-frisell

Got to admit....Bill Frisell is one with his music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKWDC-6doeA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjl-m-dRw6k


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Candyrat Guitar Night in Canada! 

September 22nd in London Ontario

Luca Stricagnoli & Gareth Pearson 

@ The London Music Club

470 Colborne St.

519-640-6996

Doors at 6pm- Show at 7pm

General admission $25 (Canadian)


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Save these dates!!


Calum Graham


October 25th @ Trinity House Theatre

October 26th @ 20 Front Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmYrqZhJ3Rk

tickets on sale soon


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 Gareth Pearson 

The Welsh Tornado



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCeTL6o83kY


Friday November 15th at 20 Front Street


&


Saturday November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre


tickets on sale soon !!


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Don't forget to check out the the September / October 2019 edition of Minor 7th 

Hot off the presses

www.minor7th.com


Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar 

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

Van Larkins

Jon Hart

Daryl Shawn 

Martin Paris 

And some up and coming artists on Minor 7th’s ‘Short Takes’ 


 

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html

 

 

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Some new video's from our friends at


Candyrat Records

 

https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271


 

 

***********************************

 

Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music

 in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/

 

*************************

 

Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com

 

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Want to build a guitar by Christmas!

YES YOU CAN!

Now with the help of a long time local luthier

Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  

teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian Michigan

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar

 

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We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com


Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!)

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

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





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














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Antoine Dufour Tickets Back On Sale Now

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We had a glitch in our web page for a few days and just wanted you to know that we are back up and running.  You should be running to!  Running to www.fingerstyle.org to buy tickets for Antoine Dufour's 2 Southeast Michigan appearances!!


Antoine Dufour is one of the few guitarists in the world today that has mastered the guitar fingerboard with melody, harmonics and percussion. To be able to integrate these components of music on one guitar is remarkable!


This is Antoine’s first appearance here since his 2013 sold out shows.


Friday September 20th @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia Michigan

Info at www.fingerstyle.org

 


Saturday September 21st at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion Michigan!

https://20frontstreet.com/event/antoine-dufour/




Don’t miss the former 2006 International Guitar Competition Winner in one of his rare Metro Detroit appearances.  It will be a memorable experience!


Here is Antoine performing ' These Moments'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQlyHbu0zz4&fbclid=IwAR3iZKF_CNBynI87Fhb6shZ_DRlDqJs1KC3-yjkg4_0obIREqlOS40IY924

 

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Save these dates!!


Calum Graham


October 25th @ Trinity House Theatre

October 26th @ 20 Front Street

tickets on sale soon


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 Gareth Pearson 'The Welsh Tornado'


November 15th at 20 Front Street





November 16th @ Trinity House Theatre

tickets on sale soon

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Coming up soon!!!   A monumental

Fingerstyle Festival

sponsored by Fretmonkey and Candyrat Records


September 13-18, 2019


Camp Mitchell at Petit Jean Mountain


in Morrilton, Arkansas


PERFORMANCES - MASTERCLASSES - COMPETETION

Muriel Anderson 

Kaki King

Antoine Dufour 

Don Ross

Alexandr Misko

Trace bundy

Alexander "Sasha" Boldachev

Van Larkins

Spencer Elliott

Adrian Bellue

Christie Lenée

Peter Ciluzzi

Daniel Voth

RD King

Daniel Champagne

Donovan Raitt

amongst others!!


https://www.fingerstylecollective.com/


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Just in 

Candyrat Guitar Night in Canada

September 22nd in London Ontario

Luca Stricagnoli & Gareth Pearson 

@ The London Music Club

470 Colborne St.

519-640-6996

Doors at 6pm- Show at 7pm

General admission $25 (Canadian)



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And of course this would be a great place to be!


Walnut Valley Festival and Competition

is in September 18th through the 22nd

https://www.wvfest.com/

 

*****************************************

 

Don't forget to check out the the September / October 2019 edition of Minor 7th 

Hot off the presses

www.minor7th.com


Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar 

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

Van Larkins

Jon Hart

Daryl Shawn 

Martin Paris 

And some up and coming artists on Minor 7th’s ‘Short Takes’ 


 

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html

 

 

******************************

 

 

Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records

 

https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271

 

 

***********************************

 

Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music

 in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/

 

*************************

 

Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com

 

***********************************

 

 We're sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar .....right?


or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that!


Now with the help of a long time local luthier

Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  

teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian Michigan

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar

 

*********************


We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com


Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!)


 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

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





 JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale  



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Update on Fingerstyle Events and Fall Concert Series Leaked!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We are hoping that you are enjoying the nice weather that finally came our way. We have included a few new events in this newsletter, some of which we sponsor and some we promote for our friends. 


First off; Italy's Stefano Barone is heading up to Blissfest 2019 to hang with the likes of Martin Sexton, Canned Heat and Winfield winner, Christie Lenée https://blissfest.org/.  


Barone brings with him his own accolades as he and his Guitar Republic bandmates Pino Forastiere and Sergio Altamura supplied music for the 2018 Pulitizer Prize winning film 'The Wall' Directed by Detroit's own, and the Freeps Brian Kaufman and produced by Kathy Kisielewski.  It's available on Amazon https://borderwallmovie.usatoday.com/#trailer


Stefano will be performing 2 free events in the Metro Detroit Area.

On Friday July 19th he will be at the DIA's Friday Night Live Series in the Diego Rivera Court with performances at 7pm and 8:30.  The DIA has a great dining area and you can peruse the amazing art before the performance and during intermission. https://www.dia.org/events/friday-night-live-stefano-barone  Bring your friends and enjoy an amazing night of visual and auditory art!


On Saturday July 20th Stefano, along with the young and upcoming Alberto 'Bear' Whitmer will be performing at Bayberry Music in Ferndale. Bayberry is located at 23430 Woodward in Ferndale. 248-439-0700.  Bayberry's Luthier Andrew Pursell and Shop manager Joel VanderLinde will be on hand to show the store and repair/construction facilities. 


Alberto Whitmer will be competing in the Indiana Guitar Competition so you can get a preview of his chops as he will perform a few pieces before Stefano performs. Whitmer is currently enrolled in the world renowned  Fingerstyle College at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under the tutelage of the one and only John Stropes!  Here is Alberto performing one of Michael Hedges pieces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCGlZPq6HB0


We will provide food and beverages so please stop on by! 


 Because space is limited !!! Please !!!

you must either call 248-953-6223 to hold a spot or connect with the post on Facebook!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/366556850551925/


Donations for food an music are greatly appreciated! 

All monies go to MFGS which is a 501 3 c non profit organization!


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NEXT UP!


Phil Keaggy @ Trinity House Theatre for 2 Performances

Thursday July 18th and Friday July 19th! 

This is your chance to see one of the legends of the guitar world.

Tickets available http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/phil-keaggy-july-18-2019/ 


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Trinity House Theatre

presents

Hiroya Tsukamoto w/ Emilie Rivard

 Saturday July 27, 2019

In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic) which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (The Other Side of the World, Confluencia and Where the River Shines). Hiroya has released three solo albums (Solo, Heartland and Places).



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Here is something at a sister venue

The Crowfoot in Pontiac

Monday, August 5, 2019 @ 7:00pm @ The Pike Room     

Candyrat Record Artists

Kindo & Adrian Bellue

along with Sirintip and Wakeview. 

Here is Adrian performing 'Rainfall' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LAHfRjVZ4o

$12 bucks.........c'mon now!

https://www.ticketweb.com/event/kindo-sirintip-adrian-bellue-wakeview-pike-room-the-crofoot-tickets/9455335?pl=crofoot&edpPlParam=%3Fpl%3Dcrofoot

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     So before we get to the list of summer guitar festivals and competitions we wanted to give  you a random video from the Montreal Guitar Trio!  If they ever come this way we will try to grab them. 

performing

'Garam Masala'

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


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There's still time to

 participate in the following



MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the

Interlochen  Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019

http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop

 


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July 26th & 27th 

Indiana Guitar Festival 2019 & Competition

https://indianastringfest.com/

 


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The Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival !!

 & Competition 2019


The international guitar community of Fretmonkey and world-renowned fingerstyle guitar record label CandyRat Records have joined forces to host a monumental fingerstyle guitar event celebrating all genres of fingerstyle guitar! 


September 13th - 17th

Morrilton, Arkansas.

Camp Mitchell located on the bluff of Petit Jean Mountain

in Morrilton, Arkansas.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fingerstyle-collective-guitar-festival-with-jon-gomm-and-kaki-king-tickets-59678305418/amp

 


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Walnut Valley Festival and Competition

is in September 18th through the 22nd

https://www.wvfest.com/

 

*****************************************

 

Don't forget to check out the latest JULY/AUGUST Edition  of Minor 7th!

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music


Spencer Elliot - Laurence Juber 

and Michigan's own

(and great friend of MFGS)

William Henry Russell  'Outside The Box'

at http://www.minor7th.com/

 

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html

 

 

******************************

 

 

Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records

 

https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271

 

 

***********************************

 

Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/

 

*************************

 

Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com

 

***********************************

 

 We're sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar .....right?


or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that!


Now with the help of a long time local luthier

Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  

teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian Michigan

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar

 

*********************


We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com


Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))

 

Oh yeah!!!  our Fall Concerts!  Just checking to see if you read all of this so SAVE THE DATES!!

Antoine Dufour September 20th & 21st

Calum Graham October 25th & 26th

Gareth Pearson November 15th & 16th


 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

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





 JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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July Music Events - Stefano Barone @ Bayberry Music

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Hoping that you are enjoying the summer that finally arrived!  We are promoting some interesting music events for some of our MFGS friends.

Jake Allen - in Concert

Saturday July 6th

20 Front Street @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

20 Front Street (the name of the venue and the location)

Lake Orion, Michigan

Tickets are $18 and available at https://20frontstreet.com/event/jake-allen-2/


Jake wowed the crowd at the PLAT Theatre a few months ago so if you're hangin out this weekend stop up to Lake Orion and grab a nice meal and watch one of Michigan's own perform!  You won't regret it!


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Phil Keaggy @ Trinity House Theatre

2 performances!!

July 18th & July 19th

Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today!  His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy’s mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don’t play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies

Trinity House Theatre -  38840 West Six Mile
Livonia, MI -  734-464-6302

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/phil-keaggy-july-18-2019/

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/phil-keaggy-july-19-2019/

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Italian Contemporary Acoustic Guitarist

Stefano Barone!

July 12th - 14th 

at Blissfest - https://blissfest.org/

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July 19th - Stefano Barone- Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Michigan https://www.dia.org/events/friday-night-live-stefano-barone


This is a FREE EVENT in the Diego Rivera Court for those in the tri-county area!!!

 

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July 20th -Stefano Barone- Bayberry Music - Ferndale Michigan

6pm - 9pm (music at 7)

Come join us at Bayberry Music for an evening of music with Stefano Barone and some local music guests. http://bayberrymusic.com/

Bayberry Music has again opened their home to MFGS patrons.  There will be some beverages and food available and donations for this event will go to MFGS.

Due to the amazing selection of guitars and equipment at Bayberry Music  we can only accept 40 folks for this event!  PLEASE RSVP to  https://www.facebook.com/events/366556850551925/


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MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the

Interlochen  Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019

http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop

 


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July 26th & 27th 

Indiana Guitar Festival 2019 & Competition

https://indianastringfest.com/

 



 

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The Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival !!

 & Competition 2019



The international guitar community of Fretmonkey and world-renowned fingerstyle guitar record label CandyRat Records have joined forces to host a monumental fingerstyle guitar event celebrating all genres of fingerstyle guitar! 

September 13th - 17th

Morrilton, Arkansas.

Camp Mitchell located on the bluff of Petit Jean Mountain

in Morrilton, Arkansas.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fingerstyle-collective-guitar-festival-with-jon-gomm-and-kaki-king-tickets-59678305418/amp

 

****************************************************


Walnut Valley Festival and Competition

is in September 18th through the 22nd

https://www.wvfest.com/

 

*****************************************

 

Don't forget to check out the latest JULY/AUGUST Edition  

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music


Spencer Elliot - Laurence Juber 

and Michigan's own

(and great friend of MFGS)

William Henry Russell  'Outside The Box'

at http://www.minor7th.com/

 

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html

 

 

 

******************************

 

 

Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records

 

https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271

 

 

***********************************

 

Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/

 

*************************

 

Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com

 

***********************************

 

 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar, or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that. 

 

Now with the help of a long time local luthier Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar

 

*********************

We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com

Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))

 

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

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

 

JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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MFGS's Upcoming Summer Concerts

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We would like to thank Andrew and Joel at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for hosting our 'First in a Long Time'  Picking Party on May Saturday May 18th.  We saw some old friends and met some new friends along with sharing the stage (a chair) and listening to some great music.  

We hope to do this again as it is was time to hear some local guitarist play and network with a couple of luthiers, players and listeners of contemporary acoustic guitar music. Stay Tuned!


Upcoming Concerts & Events !

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Michigan Guitar Show @ The Emerald Theatre

June 29th - 30th - 10am to 5pm

sponsord by

 The Emerald Theater & Gordy's Music in Ferndale

This event showcases products like guitars, mostly vintage guitars-banjos, mandolins, dobros, used amps, effect pedals, parts, catalogs, memorabilia, etc.

http://www.gordysmusic.com/guitar-show.html


appearing at the Michigan Guitar Show

presented by Takamine Guitars


Also at the Michigan Guitar Show

Jake Allen in Concert

at the Michigan Guitar Show

Held at the Emerald Theatre in Mt. Clemens

Saturday, June 29th @ 2pm - 586-630-0120

    


******And Jake is also performing*****


Saturday July 6th Jake Allen - in Concert


20 Front Street @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


20 Front Street (the name of the venue and the location)


Lake Orion, Michigan


Tickets are $18 and available at https://20frontstreet.com/event/jake-allen-2/



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Phil Keaggy @ Trinity House Theatre

July 18th & July 19th

Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today!  His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy’s mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don’t play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies

Trinity House Theatre -  38840 West Six Mile
Livonia, MI -  734-464-6302

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/phil-keaggy-july-18-2019/

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/phil-keaggy-july-19-2019/

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And from Rome Italy

Contemporary Acoustic Guitarist

Stefano Barone

Is back in the US to work on film music for the 2020 Detroit Freep Film Festival. His music was incorporated in the 2018 Pulitizer Prize Winning film 'The Wall' by The Freep's Brian Kaufman.


During his stay he will be performing at several venues throughout Michigan.

"Stefano is a musician of epic proportions and one of Italy's most renowned instrumentalists creating unbelievable soundscapes with the guitar that remove all known conceptions of the instruments previous capabilities.       He's next level basically!  -                                       - Guy  Buttery



Friday June 28th - Stefano Barone - The Robin Theatre

1105 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI
Times: Starting: 08:00 PM - Doors at 7:30
Admission: Starting at $15.00
(989) 289-9729


 "You've got to see it to understand!"- The Robin Theatre  

8PM show, 7:30 doors $15 adv., $18 door More:

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/stefano-barone-italian-experimental-guitarist


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Saturday June 29th - Stefano Barone - Red Sky Stage - Bay Harbor MI, Near Petoskey

Stefano Barone returns for his 3rd time at the            

'The New' Red Sky Stage

 801 Front Street, Suite C/D.

Bay Harbor, Michigan

A note from Marty Scott, owner of Red Sky Stage

 I am delighted to announce that as of  May 31, 2019, after several days of negotiations, I have signed a three year lease for a new location at 801 Front Street, Suite C/D. Bay Harbor.  We are at the south end of the row of stores and restaurants.  Our new home  faces the harbor and the dramatic Lake Michigan sunsets that are the inspiration for our name. 


http://redskystage.com/event-schedule-4/#


https://mynorthtickets.com/events/Stefano-Barone-6-29-2019


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Sunday June 30th - Stefano Barone


The Section House - Little Lake Michigan

1824 Ski Hill Rd,   Little Lake, Michigan  (906) 360-3950

 Doors open at 2:00, music starts at 3:00

Food and beverages are on a donation basis

Donations for the artists are greatly appreciated

RSVPs on Facebook will help arrange the food and space

https://www.facebook.com/The-Section-House-Inn-Bed-and-Breakfast-136660759732207/

-

July 12th - 14th Stefano Barone at Blissfest - https://blissfest.org/

-

July 19th - Stefano Barone- Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Michigan https://www.dia.org/events/friday-night-live-stefano-barone

-

July 20th -Stefano Barone- Bayberry Music - Ferndale Michigan

6pm - 8:30 - More information to come soon.

Come join us at Bayberry Music for an evening of music with Stefano Barone and some local music guests. http://bayberrymusic.com/

Bayberry Music has again opened their home to MFGS patrons.  There will be some beverages and food available and donations for this event will go to MFGS.

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Summer Music & Festivals


 ************************************

 

MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the

Interlochen  Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019

http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop

 

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July 26th & 27th 

Indiana Guitar Festival 2019 & Competition

https://indianastringfest.com/

 

********************************

The Canadian Guitar Festival
The Vision is 2020!

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

 

***************************************************


The Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival !!

 & Competition 2019


The international guitar community of Fretmonkey and world-renowned fingerstyle guitar record label CandyRat Records have joined forces to host a monumental fingerstyle guitar event celebrating all genres of fingerstyle guitar! 

September 13th - 17th

Morrilton, Arkansas.

 

Camp Mitchell located on the bluff of Petit Jean Mountain

in Morrilton, Arkansas.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fingerstyle-collective-guitar-festival-with-jon-gomm-and-kaki-king-tickets-59678305418/amp

 

****************************************************


Walnut Valley Festival and Competition

is in September 18th through the 22nd

https://www.wvfest.com/

 

*****************************************

 

Don't forget to check out the latest May/June 2019 in fingerstyle and contemporary acoustic music featuring 

Will Ackerman, Vin Downes, Todd Mosby and Trevor Gordon Hall, "Four Guitars," 2019

at www.minor7th.com

 

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html

 

 

 

******************************

 

 

Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records

 

https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271

 

 

***********************************

 

Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/

 

*************************

 

Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com

 

***********************************

 

 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar, or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that. 

 

Now with the help of a long time local luthier Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar

 

*********************

We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com

Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))

 

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

 

email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    

 

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

 

JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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MFGS Picking Party- Saturday May 18th - Ferndale - Other Guitar Events

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Our good friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale 

have offered their space for 

MFGS folks to have a Picking Party!  


Saturday MAY 18th from 1-4pm. 

Bayberry Music is located at 23430 Woodward Ave in Ferndale 



Picking Parties were a staple of MFGS in the past but tailed off over the last few years. The last Picking Party we recall was at Paul Murphy's Blue Fish Music in Plymouth about 4 years ago.  

These are great events because everyone at all levels of guitar will have an opportunity to perform on a rotational basis at least 1 or 2 pieces depending on how many folks come.  

It is important to know that this is a non competitive gathering of folks who love fingerstyle guitar.  You may play your originals or covers without lyrics  So bring your guitar(s) or just bring yourself to listen to others play.  This is a great time to network with fellow players learn from each other about music, songs,  guitars or gigs. 

 

Also don't forget that Bayberry Music has a wide array of fabulous instruments and a great repair shop!  They also have more strings than you can imagine for any instrument you can think of. 

 

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1013183162403906/


Sorry for the mistake on the last newsletter.  Our email is michfingerstyle@gmail.com ,not 'org' so we know how many chairs to set up. 

 



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So Guess Who's Coming to Town! 


Italy's Stefano Barone will be coming to the US to perform at the
Robin Theatre in Lansing
Friday June 28th
More details to come

He will also be performing at

June 21st @ Art + Literature Lab in Madison Wisconsin   



June 22nd - Private  House Concert - Chicago 


June 29th - Red Sky Stage in Petoskey Michigan

June 30th - Section House - Little Lakes Michigan

July 12th through 14th


*********************


Jake Allen performs at the Emerald Theatre in 
Mount Clemens for 
The Michigan Guitar Show
Sponsored by Gordy's Music and the Emerald Theater
June 29th from 2-3pm
More details to come


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Summer Music & Festivals


 ************************************


MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the Interlochen

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019

http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop


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July 26th & 27th 

Indiana Guitar Festival 2019 & Competition

https://indianastringfest.com/


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The Canadian Guitar Festival
The Vision is 2020!

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/


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                  Fingerstyle Collective Guitar 

Festival & Competition 2019

 September 13th - 17th 

Camp Mitchell located on the bluff of Petit Jean Mountain
 in Morrilton, Arkansas. 


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Walnut Valley Festival and Competition

is in September 18th through the 22nd

https://www.wvfest.com/


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Don't forget to check out the latest in fingerstyle and contemporary acoustic music at www.minor7th.com


they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html




******************************



Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records


https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271



***********************************


Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/


*************************


Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com


***********************************


 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar, or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that. 

 

Now with the help of a long time local luthier Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar


*********************

We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com

Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))



The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    


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


JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale





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2nd Place Winner @ Winfield - Tonight & Other Musical Events

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Dear Friends of MFGS

A Big Thanks to Jake Allen

 https://www.jakeallenmusic.com/ 

and the folks at Trinity House Theatre http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/ 

 and our friends at Pontiac's Little Art Theatre (PLAT)

 https://www.theplat.org/

for 2 great shows last week!!!!.  

 

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Thursday April 4th (Tonight)

The Robin Theatre in Lansing Michigan

presents

Hiroya Tsukamoto

Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City

In 2018, Hiroya won 2nd place at the Walnut Valley International Fingerstyle Competetion in Winfield Kansas!!

https://hiroyatsukamoto.com/

HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great
warmth. “

-Celine Keating - Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor7t)



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Friday, April 5, 2019 – 8:00 PM

at the Cube in Detroit !

Cellist and composer Zoë Keating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFEACLvd8Yw

Ok ....it's not a big guitar...it's a cello. But if you love music you'll love this

is a one-woman orchestra. Combining her love of music and technology, she uses a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music.


https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=5667&prod=5666

3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit


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Friday - April 12, 2019

Trinity House Theatre Benefit Concert

and Tribute to Billy Brandt

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/trinity-house-theatre-benefit-concert-and-tribute-to-billy-brandt-april-12-2019/

The Trinity House Theatre Benefit Concert returns to Trinity House Theatre for a special night that pays tribute to local songwriting favorite Billy Brandt. Tim Diaz, Jan Krist, Jo Serrapere, Chris Degnore, Tamara Finlay and John Holk will join us for the evening. Each will perform one of their favorite songs from Billy along with a couple of their own songs.


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Tuesday April 16th

Leo Kottke at the Ark

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/apr/16/leo-kottke



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Wednesday May 8th

We can announce this cause we have our tickets already!!!

The California Guitar Trio

WITH The Montreal Guitar Trio

at The Ark!

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/may/08/california-guitar-trio


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Minor 7th has reviews on Gareth Pearson and Michael Chapdelaine

www.minor7th.com

plus some great podcasts of your favorite guitarists  http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html


Candyrat Records has some great musicians and CDs available

www.candyrat.com

Here are some new videos http://www.candyrat.com/videos/


Bayberry Music in Ferndale has everything you need for your guitar

http://bayberrymusic.com/


And our friends up north at Strings By Mail have something for any stringed instrument

https://www.stringsbymail.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3sX03emj4QIVU7nACh1juQgnEAAYASAAEgLfE_D_BwE

 

Come out to support the artists and the venues that bring such great music your way! 


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  



email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    


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


JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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Update on Jake Allen Concert and other local music events!

  #

Dear Friends of MFGS

Just wanted you to know that we will have tickets available at the door for  Jake Allen's concert this Friday at Trinity House Theatre.

Tickets are $20 and available online  @ www.fingerstyle.org

or at the door!

TRINITY HOUSE THEATRE

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

It's our only concert this Spring!

We will keep you updated on other concerts as we are informed of them.



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Thursday March 28th @ Trinosophes in Detroit

American Primitive Guitar

featuring

Boston's Rob Noyes

Sweden's Jon Collin

&

One of the leading American Primitive guitarists is Detroit's own Nick Schillace

http://trinosophes.com/

Right across from Eastern Market on Gratiot

1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit


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Thursday March 28th at the Robin Theatre in Lansing

Randy Napoleon and David Rogers in Concert


https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/randy-napoleon-and-david-rogers-jazz-and-classical-guitarist-masters


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Saturday March 30th

Mdou Moctar

At Trinosophes in Detroit

Mdou Moctar immediately stands out as one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music

"Mdou Moctar has made the most insane psychedelic guitar album of the 21st century." - NPR Music

https://www.facebook.com/events/378784196252585/


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Thursday April 4th at our friends at The Robin Theatre in Lansing Michigan

presents

Hiroya Tsukamoto

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/hiroya-tsukamoto-cinematic-guitar-poetry-2

 

**************************************

Minor 7th has reviews on Gareth Pearson and Michael Chapdelaine

www.minor7th.com

plus some great podcasts of your favorite guitarists  http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html


Candyrat Records has some great musicians and CDs available

www.candyrat.com

Here are some new videos http://www.candyrat.com/videos/


Bayberry Music in Ferndale has everything you need for your guitar

http://bayberrymusic.com/


And our friends up north at Strings By Mail have something for any stringed instrument

https://www.stringsbymail.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3sX03emj4QIVU7nACh1juQgnEAAYASAAEgLfE_D_BwE

 

Come out to support the artists and the venues that bring such great music your way! 


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    


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


JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale





MFGS's Only Spring Concert - Jake Allen @ Trinity House Theatre - Friday March 29th.

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Dear Friends of MFGS


MFGS Presents

Jake Allen

Trinity House Theatre on Friday March 29th. 


This will be our only MFGS concert for the Spring of 2019! 

There will be more in the Fall but this is it for the Spring

 (can't even call it a Spring series!!)


 Jake doing a cover of Eleanor Rigby 2013  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnPQyKSUq4s&list=RDaiv55wZovXg&index=5


Jake latest CD release with his band (although he won't be with his band this time)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiv55wZovXg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6PunOh22yo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHxxG0IBnc

 

 It is remarkable to see someone from Michigan on the cusp of something big. 

Show at 8pm - Doors at 7:30. 

Tickets are $20 and available at www.fingerstyle.org or at the door

Come out to support the artists and the venues that bring such great music your way! 


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    


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


JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale





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Jake Allen - Friday March 29th-Trinity House Theatre

  #

Dear Friends of MFGS


MFGS is an 501 (3) (c) non profit society promoting the art of fingerstyle guitar.  Now in our 18th season and we have hosted well over 120 concerts in Southeast Michigan. 

We always love bringing in new 'finds' (it's actually part of our mission!) to you such as

Andy McKee in 2006, Pino Forastiere in 2007 & Guitar Republic in 2010 as well as our (you and MFGS) favorites - The California Guitar Trio, Laurence Juber, Don Ross, Calum Graham, Tony McManus,  Luca Stricagnoli, Pat Donohue, & Stefano Barone!!

Now we have the pleasure of bringing you one of the young guns of fingerstyle guitar


Michigan's own

Jake Allen!!!!

Friday March 29th

Jake is currently on his US tour and we are fortunate that he will be passing through Southeast Michigan.


Doors at 7:30 & show is at 8pm

2 sets and an intermission


Tickets are $20 and now available at www.fingerstyle.org  

 Trinity House Theatre is located at 
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia - 734-464-6302

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

At a young age Allen began exploring synthesizers and recording music in his father’s Northern Michigan studio. By his late teens, Allen found himself being drawn to the sounds of finger-style guitar trailblazers like Michael Hedges and Andy McKee. He started to pinpoint his focus on acoustic guitar, crafting his own breed of six string wizardry. On top of a two-hands on the neck, percussive tapping style, Jake employed an array of effects and live looping to create an engaging solo performance.

Jake is an amazing fingerstylist and recently toured with the Accidentals.  We really want you to get a chance to see someone who may follow the path of the above mentioned giants of the guitar world!   


Part of our mission is to bring new and upcoming guitarists to you

So here is Jake Allen!!

https://vimeo.com/242405156

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EPHUoAxyto&feature=youtu.be


and although he is not with his band, we might bring them all back for your listening pleasure


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gry-v8bF174


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Coming up soon  


March 23 and 24 

Tengyue Zhang Master Class and Concert

at Madonna University, 

Chinese guitarist Tengyue Zhang, winner of the Guitar Foundation of America’s 2017 International Competition, is coming to Madonna University in March. 

There will be a Master Class on Saturday, March 23 from 12:00-4:00 pm in Kresge Hall at Madonna University. The fee for performers is $50, and the fee for auditing is $20.

 Please contact Helene Rottenberg (313-832-2613 or via email at hgrguitar@gmail.com  if you or your student(s) would like to play, or if you have any questions. 


             Tengyue Zhang's concert is 

 Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm

 in Kresge Hall at Madonna University.

General admission is $20; students are $15. 

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

https://sites.google.com/site/guitarmichigan/


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Wednesday March 27th @ 20 Front Street

 The Kruger Brothers!


https://20frontstreet.com/event/the-kruger-brothers/

Although they won't be playing with Steve Martin this night......here is a video of the Kruger Brothers and Steve!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIXSf_Ujz_0

and their web site!

https://krugerbrothers.com/about-kruger-brothers/


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Thursday March 28th

@ The Robin Theatre in Lansing Michigan

Randy Napoleon  & David Rogers

Two amazing guitarists on one bill! Randy Napoleon (MSU Jazz Professor, Freddy Cole's guitarist) and David Rogers (modern master of classical guitar)! 7PM, 6:30 doors See below for more info about the show:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1206217522879563/



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Looking towards the future! 


Ok ....it's not a big guitar...it's a cello. But if you love music you'll love this

Friday, April 5, 2019 – 8:00 PM

at the Cube!

Cellist and composer Zoë Keating

is a one-woman orchestra. Combining her love of music and technology, she uses a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music.


https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=5667&prod=5666

3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201


*************************


Tuesday April 16th

Leo Kottke at the Ark

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/apr/16/leo-kottke



**************


Wednesday May 8th

We can announce this cause we have our tickets already!!!

The California Guitar Trio

WITH The Montreal Guitar Trio

at The Ark!

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/may/08/california-guitar-trio


******************


Summer Festivals


MFGS Friend Stefano Barone will coming to the Midwest from Italy  performing at this years Blissfest! (of course it's in Bliss Michigan)

 July 12th, 13th& 14th -  2019

He will also perform at The Red Sky Stage in Petoskey

 The Robin Theatre in Lansing

Art + Literature Lab in Madison Wisconsin

and other venues in Wisconsin and Ohio (stay tuned)

https://blissfest.org/


 ************************************


MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the Interlochen

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019


http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop




********************************

The Canadian Guitar Festival
The Vision is 2020!

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/


*****************************************************


Walnut Valley is in September

https://www.wvfest.com/



*********************************

Don't forget to check out the latest in fingerstyle and contemporary acoustic music at www.minor7th.com


they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html




******************************



Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records


https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271



***********************************


Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/


*************************


Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com


***********************************


 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar, or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that. 

 

Now with the help of a long time local luthier Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar


*********************

We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

or 20 Front Street

www.20frontstreet.com

Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))



The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    


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


JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale



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Michigan's Jake Allen on March 29th and other events/news

  #

Dear Friends of MFGS


As we wind the days of winter down and Spring looks a ways away yet, we wanted you to know about our Spring concert on March 29th and great music events and news!


MFGS is now in our 18th season and we have hosted well over 100 concerts in Southeast Michigan.  We always love bringing in new 'finds' to you such as Andy McKee in 2006, Pino Forastiere in 2007 & Guitar Republic in 2010!!

. 

On Friday March 29th MFGS presents Jake Allen

at Trinity House Theatre

 Jake hails from our favorite mitten, Michigan! 

Jake is an amazing fingerstylist and recently toured with the Accidentals.  We really want you to get a chance to see someone who may follow the path of the above mentioned giants of the guitar world!   

Tickets are $20 and now available at www.fingerstyle.org

Jake performing 'Slappy Thang' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTJ9CuntMvo

Here is Jake performing with Mike Dawes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbCzjpzg9jg

Trinity House Theatre is located at 
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia - 734-464-6302

www.trinityhousetheatre.org



*****************************



Coming up soon  


March 23 and 24 

Tengyue Zhang Master Class and Concert

at Madonna University, 

Chinese guitarist Tengyue Zhang, winner of the Guitar Foundation of America’s 2017 International Competition, is coming to Madonna University in March. 

There will be a Master Class on Saturday, March 23 from 12:00-4:00 pm in Kresge Hall at Madonna University. The fee for performers is $50, and the fee for auditing is $20.

 Please contact Helene Rottenberg (313-832-2613 or via email at hgrguitar@gmail.com  if you or your student(s) would like to play, or if you have any questions. 


The concert is Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm

 in Kresge Hall at Madonna University.

General admission is $20; students are $15. 


Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

https://sites.google.com/site/guitarmichigan/


      

 *************


Wednesday March 27th @ 20 Front Street

 The Kruger Brothers!


https://20frontstreet.com/event/the-kruger-brothers/

Although they won't be playing with Steve Martin this night......here is a video of the Kruger Brothers and Steve!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIXSf_Ujz_0

and their web site!

https://krugerbrothers.com/about-kruger-brothers/


*********************************



Thursday March 28th @ The Robin Theatre in Lansing Michigan

Randy Napoleon and David Rogers

Two amazing guitarists on one bill! Randy Napoleon (MSU Jazz Professor, Freddy Cole's guitarist) and David Rogers (modern master of classical guitar)! 7PM, 6:30 doors See below for more info about the show: https://www.facebook.com/events/1206217522879563/




*******************************




Looking towards the future! 


Ok ....it's not a big guitar...it's a cello. But if you love music you'll love this

Friday, April 5, 2019 – 8:00 PM

at the Cube!

Cellist and composer Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. Combining her love of music and technology, she uses a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music.


https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=5667&prod=5666

3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201


*************************


Tuesday April 16th

Leo Kottke at the Ark

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/apr/16/leo-kottke




**************


Wednesday May 8th

We can announce this cause we have our tickets already!!!

The California Guitar Trio

WITH The Montreal Guitar Trio

at The Ark!

https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/may/08/california-guitar-trio


******************


Summer Festivals


MFGS Friend Stefano Barone will be in Michigan from Italy performing at this years Blissfest! (of course it's in Bliss Michigan)

 July 12, 13, 14 2019

https://blissfest.org/


 ************************************


MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the Interlochen Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019


http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop





********************************

The Canadian Guitar Festival
The Vision is 2020!

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/


*****************************************************

Walnut Valley is in September

https://www.wvfest.com/



*********************************

Don't forget to check out the latest in fingerstyle and contemporary acoustic music at www.minor7th.com

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!

http://www.minor7th.com/podcast.html




******************************



Some new video's from our friends at Candyrat Records


https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6105269271



***********************************


Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs

 http://bayberrymusic.com/


*************************


Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail

www.stringsbymail.com


***********************************


 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar, or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that. 

 

Now with the help of a long time local luthier Gary Zimnicki https://zimnicki.com/  teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian

   

https://www.sambeaufordwoodshop.com/woodworking-classes/guitar



*********************


Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))



The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  


email: copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com    


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


JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale







Thanks for Supporting Live Music in 2018!!! Gareth Pearson New Album

  #
Dear Friends of MFGS

Thank you for your support of MFGS and a great year of live music in Southeast Michigan!! 

Still time to support
Gareth Pearson


Who is working on a new album and you can help along with maybe get something for the guitar person in your life (even if it is you!!)



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YEAR IN REVIEW

In March we started out with our first performer ever and the only 2-time winner of the prestigious U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship (and a Canadian at that!), Don Ross. Don wowed us with chops and his charm!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ1JUxeTg3U


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In April we were honored by Italy's Stefano Barone who's avant-garde style mesmerized folks at the DIA and Interlochen enough to be invited to perform at Blissfest in July of 2019! https://blissfest.org/.  
Stefano's music, along with Pino Forastiere and Sergio Altamura's compositions were used in several of the Freep's Brian Kaufman's movies  including the Pulitzer Prize Winning 'The Wall' 




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In May we were fortunate to host Candrat Guitarists Luca Stricagnoli and Calum Grahm at Trinity House Theatre and at 20 Front Street!  Amazing sold out shows



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October brought 2 giants of the guitar world to Michigan and MFGS, Andrew York and Alex DeGrassi

Andrew York - 'Home' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ajTcwJBbw4

Alex deGrassi - 'Cumulus Rising' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myfGu7r3s0s


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And November brought us
 Trevor Gordon Hall
with several lovely shows and a house concert!  Trevor is off to Greece then home for Christmas and here is the tune he ended his shows with



With Special Thanks to  Bill Russell

and JB Davies

 who we hope to see on Stage in 2019!


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And don't forget all of our other friends for holiday gifts (and you can gift yourself!)


for the latest reviews of new contemporary guitar music

Our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

And Strings By Mail (a Michigan Company!)
for all your guitar needs


Andrew York Lessons 1-4 courtesy of Strings By Mail


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001


email: questions

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

All the best from us to you!!



JB Davies - Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Ron Stavale






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Tonight Nov 30th & Tomorrow Dec 1st - Support Live Music!!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Thanks for supporting Live Music in Southeast Michigan!!!  

 Trevor is performing tonight November 30th  wsg Michigan's own Bill Russell, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion but check first to see if tickets are still available by calling   248-783-7105

Tomorrow night, December 1st is our last concert of the year! 

We are hosting Trevor Gordon Hall who was named one of the 30 Great Guitarists under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.   Also appearing MFGS's own JB Davies!!

Tickets at Trinity House will be available at the door so come on out and see a great show!! 

For some holiday spirit listen to Carol of the Bells by Trevor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUvit02cvEM


Trinity House Theatre at 38840 West 6 Mile in Livonia

Tickets are $20

Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm

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Ticket Update on this weekend shows with Trevor Gordon Hall

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Just wanted to update you on this weekends concerts with Trevor Gordon Hall.

  We had a little glitch on our website and our Vendini Ticket sales site for a couple of days so please read up on ticket availability and come on out to support live music in Michigan.

On Thursday November 29th - Trevor Gordon Hall is at the Robin Theatre in Lansing -Show is at 7pm & Tickets are $16 and available at https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall or at the door.


Friday November 30th -  Trevor Gordon Hall wsg William Henry  Russell are at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion - Doors at 7:30/show at 8.  Tickets are $18 and available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall-wsg-william-henry-russell/   or at the door (but call first!) 248-783-7105


Saturday December 1st - Trevor Gordon Hall wsg JB Davies are at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia.   Doors at 7:30/show at 8. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door,

Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 West Six Mile in Livonia   734-464-6302 . www.trinityhousetheatre.org


Wishing you a very happy holiday season

Carol Of The Bells - Trevor Gordon Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUvit02cvEM


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001


email: questions

  copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com                 

                          

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


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Treat yourself to a special evening with Trevor Gordon Hall

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Dear Friends of  MFGS


Don't Forget our last concerts of the season!!

Trevor Gordon Hall - 2 shows

This Friday November 30th at 20 Front Street In Lake Orion


Rated one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar magazine, Trevor Gordon Hall is an instrumentalist from Philadelphia whose compositions range in style from edgy driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor sets himself apart by leaving no physical aspect of the guitar untouched and weaving together different textures into grand yet intimate and lyrical compositions. His blend of sounds never overcomplicates but focuses on utilizing the instrument’s fullest creative and compositional potential guiding listeners through an igniting experience of music that isn’t just heard but felt.  


"Beautiful work! It is so refreshing to hear a player take a whole new approach to the instrument..." - John Mayer 

"Trevor has a timeless sense of melody, and he creates some of the richest sonic textures you're likely to hear from any contemporary composer/guitarist…” Don Ross

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  wsg/William Henry Russell 

William Henry Russell is an award winning classical / fingerstyle guitarist, conservatory trained classical musician, and an established composer and arranger. He is the 2009 Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, the 2018 Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, and the third place finalist at the 2018 International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship held in Winfield Kansas  

Here is Trevor the last time he was at 20 Front Street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-CH29RRiP4

Doors at 7:30
Show at 8pm
Tickets are $18 & available at
20 Front Street (the name of the venue and the address)


&

Saturday December 1st

Trevor Gordon Hall 
in performance

@Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

wsg/ JB Davies
JB Davies is co-founder of MFGS and that was way back in 2001!  JB is a fingerstyle guitarist who performs alternate tunings on baritone, six string and harp guitars.  

Doors at 7:30
Show at 8pm

Tickets are $20 and available online at


We would appreciate you forwarding this concert info to your friends so we can continue to bring some of the best contemporary guitarists in the world to Southeast Michigan!
We can't do it without you!!


for the latest reviews of new contemporary guitar music

Our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

And Strings By Mail (a Michigan Company!)
for all your guitar needs

Andrew York Lesson #1 (stay tuned for the following 3 lessons)

with some other great instructional and performance videos


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001


email: questions

  copy and paste   michfingerstyle@gmail.com                 

                          

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


JB Davies - Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Ron Stavale





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