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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)


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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





"One Of The 30 Great Guitarists Under 30" Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Dear Friends of MFGS


This will be MFGS's last concert of 2018 although we will continue to promote other artists/events as they come to our attention.


In 2014 Trevor Gordon Hall was acknowledged by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as "One of the 30 Great Guitarists Under 30" and that included the whole planet!!!   We are fortunate to be able to host Trevor again for 3 performances just as he returns from a tour of Portugal and just before he heads out to Greece!!

TREVOR GORDON HALL IN CONCERT!

Thursday November 29th - The Robin Theatre - Lansing

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall



Friday November 30th

 20 Front Street - Lake Orion

http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall-wsg-william-henry-russell

wsg/ William Henry Russell - 2018 Winner of The Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition & 2018 3rd place winner of The Windfield Guitar Festival's 2018 International Finger Style Guitar Competition!

tickets are $18 and available at

http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall-wsg-william-henry-russell/

20 Front Street is the name of the venue and the address in Lake Orion!! 

 248-783-7105



Saturday December 1st - Trinity House Theatre - Livonia

wsg/MFGS's own JB Davies - Co-Founder of MFGS and guitarist extraordinaire

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

Trevor’s tour calendar has taken him to 14 countries and counting performing at many historic places including Carnegie Hall in NYC, Union Chapel in London, Music History Museum in Bologna, Adolfo Mejia Theater in Colombia, and a brief performance on The Great Wall in China. He has also had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the most trusted and legendary names in the music business prompting high praise from John Mayer, Steve Miller, Graham Nash, Steve Hackett, Dar Williams, Will Ackerman, Pat Martino, Stanley Jordan, Phil Keaggy, Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee and more. Trevor is an artist on a mission to ride the line between being adventurous and accessible. 


here is a nicely done tour sample for your listening pleasure 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YzHL-HR_kM&fbclid=IwAR0TOJMn_eZZgXV8Yy-_bHiVWwy2OVl9Nk1NURNWJ88_b99vOTKzZkDyhC0

“…Trevor has a stunning range stylistically while being made cohesive by the power of Trevor’s artistic voice and vision...a guitarist we will need to pay attention to…”                                                                                William Ackerman

“…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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Another Great Concert !



This Friday November 16th

At 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

An Evening of Instrumental Guitar featuring Rollie Tussing, Nick Schillace, and Jason Dennie


November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
20 Front Street
248-783-7105
Tickets

http://20frontstreet.com/event/an-evening-of-instrumental-guitar-featuring-rollie-tussing-nick-schillace-and-jason-dennie/


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Check out Minor 7th's November/December Edition reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music

featuring new releases by

Laurence Juber - Tim Thompson - Sean Shibe - Antoine Boyer

www.minor7th.com


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Our Friends at Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

Sunday November 18, 2018   

Plymouth Public Library

         2:00 pm---Ensemble Rehearsal      

      3:00 pm---Open Play  


CGSM President’s Message 
Hi Everyone, 
Our final event of the 2018 autumn season will be our Holiday Members Concert on Sunday, December 16th at 1:45 p.m., in the Waldorf Room located at the Plymouth Public Library

223 South Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170

Free parking lot behind Library near the corner of

South Union St. & Roe St., Plymouth, MI 48170

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


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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 


Please let us know if you can post flyers for us!!!     

     

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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Richard Gilewicz - Saturday November 3rd - Trinity House Theatre

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Sorry for the resend - somehow Richard Gilewicz's name and photo did not show up for the final copy of the previous newsletter. 

And on Saturday November 3rd

Richard Gilewicz!

@ Trinity House Theatre

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Whether playing solo, conducting guitar seminars and school programs, or sharing the stage with folks such as Stephen Housden of the Little River Band, Brooks Williams, Michael Fix, The California Guitar Trio, John McCutcheon, John Renbourn, Mose Allison, the late John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Norman Blake, Indigo Girls, or John Hammond, Richard always invites the audience to join his journey filled with twitters, twists, and turns at every tune.

"Ear-boggling" The Washington Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppyjdu_K0Wg

Tickets are available throught Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

$18, $15 for members

Come out to listen to some Great Music on Saturday!!Tickets available at the door!!



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Goran Ivanovic's Trio 

wSG/ Michigan Violinists Natalie Frakes & Laura Roelofs (  Michigan'a own ) ,

Thursday November 1st

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion 

   You may remember Goran Ivanovic from his sold out shows at Trinity House and 20 Front Street in 2017 when he appeared with Fareed Haque. Goran is a versatile composer and guitarist and he plays with a great trio. They have been coming to Downtown Detroit for several years playing at Cliff Bells .  It's time to see them at 20 Front Street!

 “The trio are recognized for their individual virtuosity, but they show particular excellence as a unit able to stop on a dime and twist gracefully through the trickiest hairpin turns together on local stages.”         

Jeff Elbel, Chicago Sun-Times,

Tickets are $18 and available on line or at the door

http://20frontstreet.com/event/goran-ivanovics-trio-wsg-violinists-natalie-frakes-laura-roelofs/

Goran  was studying at the prestigious Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria with masters like Elliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch when his parents (his father is a Serb, his mother a Bosnian Croat) were expelled in the late 90s; the family was granted asylum in the US and they settled in Chicago.

He’s recorded duet albums with the great Pakistani-Chilean jazz guitarist Fareed Haque as well as Greek-American musician Andreas Kapsalis. He’s a key member of the quartet Eastern Blok with Matt Ulery, Doug Rosenberg, and Michael Caskey, a combo that deftly surveys the folk music of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Serbia in a distinctly jazz-oriented context, embroidering timeless Balkan melodies and rhythms with sophisticated improvisational gambits.

20 Front Street is the name of the venue and the address in Lake Orion!! 

 248-783-7105



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AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS !!!!!


MFGS

presents

TREVOR GORDON HALL

"One of the top 30 Guitarists in the world, under 30!"  2014  - Acoustic Guitar Magazine


Thursday November  29th.  The Robin Theatre, Lansing

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall


Friday November 30th. 20 Front Street, Lake Orion

wsg/ Indiana International Guitar Competition Winner

Michigan's own Bill Russell

Tickets are $18 and available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall/


Saturday December 1st, Trinity House Theatre

wsg/ MFGS's own JB Davies !!

Tickets are $20 on sale at www.fingerstyle.org


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:  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,  Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale





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Concerts next week for your listening pleasure plus...Trevor Gordon Hall Nov. 30th & Dec 1st

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Dear Friends of MFGS

First, we wanted to thank the folks at Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org & 20 Front Street www.20frontstreet.com for hosting Andrew York & Alex de Grassi!  Thanks to Annette York for the photos. The performances were magnificent and we hope they will be able to come back in the future.


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Coming up next ......Some great music at local venues!!!


Thursday, November 1st

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

Goran Ivanovic's Trio

    “The trio are recognized for their individual virtuosity, but they show particular excellence as a unit able to stop on a dime and twist gracefully through the trickiest hairpin turns together on local stages.”                                       Jeff Elbel, Chicago Sun-Times,

wsg/Violinists Natalie Frakes & Laura Roelofs   

Tickets are $18 and available at

http://20frontstreet.com/event/goran-ivanovics-trio-wsg-violinists-natalie-frakes-laura-roelofs/

Goran Ivanovic is a multiculti wunderkind. A Croatian-born Chicagoan, he plays nylon-string classical guitar, with which he not only unleashes great stampeding Balkan rhythms, but intricate Middle Eastern and Asian-inspired cadences as well


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Thursday November 1st @ The Berman Center for The Performing Arts

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage


"The world’s hottest classical ensemble or its tightest pop band?  However it helps you to think about LAGQ, keep the emphasis on superlatives for its unrivaled joy, technical élan and questing spirits." – Los Angeles Times


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Saturday November 3, 2018

 Richard Gilewitz


For nearly four decades, American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur. His concert performances around the world spill over with unexpected turns of the funnies, thought-provoking takes on life on the road, and tunes that propel the audience on a magical journey of sight and sound

Here is a sample of what you will hear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppyjdu_K0Wg

Tickets are available throught Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

$18, $15 for members



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MFGS

presents

TREVOR GORDON HALL

"One of the top 30 Guitarists in the world, under 30!"  2014  Acoustic Guitar Magazine



Thursday November  29th.  The Robin Theatre, Lansing

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/trevor-gordon-hall


Friday November 30th. 20 Front Street, Lake Orion

wsg/ Bill Russell

Tickets are $18 and available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall/


Saturday December 1st, Trinity House Theatre

wsg/Bill Russell

Tickets are $20 on sale at www.fingerstyle.org



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:  michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

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







Update on Alex de Grassi/Andrew York Concert

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Dear Friends of MFGS 

Although there are still some tickets available for Friday and Saturday's concerts with Alex deGrassi & Andrew York we would recommend you purchasing online ahead of time.   

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

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


Last minute folks for Friday's Concert at Trinity House 
call Trinity House Theatre 

Online ticket sales for Friday end 2 hours prior to the concert. If it is a last minute decision please contact 

734) 464-6302 or you may call my personal cell 
after 6pm at 248-953-6223 for last minute updates (we trust you all!!) 


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Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

 20 Front Street, Lake Orion

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/alex-de-grassi-and-andrew-york/


For last minute decisions on Saturday call 20 Front Street! 248-783-7105 


he 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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Grammy Winning guitarist Andrew York. Grammy nominated guitarist Alex deGrassi October 12th and 13th

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There are still some tickets available for Andrew York and Alex DeGrassi's concert this coming Friday October 12th and this Saturday October 13th.  Although there is a small surcharge on the tickets we recommend at this time to purchase tickets ahead of time.

  Two giants of the guitar world are coming to Southeast Michigan! 

 Grammy winning (and nominated x 2) guitarist/composer Andrew York and Windham Hill/Grammy nominated guitarist/composer Alex de Grassi !

These remarkable guitarists step outside the box to weave the sounds and traditions of steel and nylon into  a unique program for two guitars. Having begun their respective careers in seemingly different genres.


Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

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

These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!

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Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at http://20frontstreet.com/event/alex-de-grassi-and-andrew-york/



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Alex DeGrassi is self taught and he turned the musical world upside down with his 1978 timeless release of  'Turning Turning Turning' and his 1979 'Slow Circle'. His influence on the guitar world has been incredible and he was described as                                           

  "Flawless"   Wall Street Journal


De Grassi’s solo steel-string pieces resemble orchestral overtures more than mere songs.  Alex’s control and sensitivity are almost as striking as his technical expertise.”  --Guitar Player Magazine



Grammy Winning Guitarist Andrew York

 received a GRAMMY as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his sixteen years with the cutting-edge ensemble.  Andrew crosses over stylistic boundaries with an unusual authority - besides his classical contribution, he also has an extensive background as a jazz guitarist, studying with jazz legends Joe Diorio and Lenny Breau


"Immaculate technique, elegant and expressive . . . His intimate knowledge of
the instrument provides for some delicious sonorities of authentic originality . . ."                            
     - John Schneider, Soundboard Magazine





From 12 pm - 2pm on  Saturday October 13th Andrew York will be at a masterclass at Oakland University's Varner Hall.  This will be open to the public.  

More info to come.


Please help us make this a successful concert so we can bring international guitarists to this area again.  Can you post a flyer? can you send a flyer out to your friends?  Can you make a facebook post or event?  please email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com and we will email you the flyer.  


thanks to Strings By Mail for bringing this opportunity to Michigan



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




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:  michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

     

     

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


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Nicholas Barron Saturday at the PLAT and Ian Ethan Case at 20 Front Street. Free Iliana Matos Concert!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Fall is here and it is time to catch some great guitar music. 

Starting out Tuesday September 25th is a Free Concert at Oakland University.  Guitarist Iliana Matos will be performing at Oakland's Varner Hall and it is a free performance.  Information here. https://www.facebook.com/events/1510951785715200/ 

"Her name deserves to go down in guitar history as one of the great players of our time!"      Classical Guitar Magazine



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This Saturday September 29th there are 2 great concerts

Nicholas has opened for Joan Armatrading, Average White Band, Pat Benatar, Michael Bolton, James Brown, Buckwheat Zydeco, Eric Burdon, Johnny Cash, Tommy Castro, Shawn Colvin, Johnny Copeland, Shamekia Copeland, James Cotton, Dark Star Orchestra, Karl Denson, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Doobie Brothers, Kinky Friedman, Nelly Furtado, Al Green, Groove Collective, Buddy Guy, Scott Henderson, Charlie Hunter, Freedy Johnson, Stanley Jordan, BB King, Kinsie Report, Jay Leno, Idina Mandel, Medeski Martin, John Martyn, Dave Mason, Andy Mckee, The Meters, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers, Jeffrey Osborn, Grant-Lee Phillips, Paul Reiser, Royal Crown Revue, Magic Slim, Phoebe Snow, REO Speedwagon, String Cheese Incident, The Subdudes, James Taylor, Tiny Universe, Tuck and Patti, Uncle Jon’s band, Gino Vanelli, WAR and Widespread Panic.

 Don't miss this guy .................An "Undeniable" Talent    James Taylor

Nicholas performing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAA0-S5k9OA

Tickets $15 online https://getlocalhop.com/nicholas-barron-with-special-guest-jb-davies/event/SqHamUTnsc/

or $20 at the door

 PLAT  https://www.theplat.org/


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Also on Saturday September 29th


IAN ETHAN CASE - PORTALS  TOUR

with our Photon Symphony

The PORTALS project was primarily born out of the new “Earth Suite” album, which features twelve incredible, diverse musicians from all over the globe.

A whole new concept for what a live concert experience can be. PORTALS, an intricate system of synchronized projections and audio clips, is our way to bring some of our favorite musicians in the world on tour with us.

This show will blend the art music and tech world that you wouldn't have seen before.

20 Front Street

Lake Orion, MI 48362

248-783-7105

Tickets are $18 and available online at

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

Ian will also be performing at

The Robin Theatre in Lansing on Friday September 28th

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/ian-ethan-case-at-the-robin-theatre-double-neck-guitarist-and-composer


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And a once in a lifetime show!!!

 2 of the preeminent guitarists of our time

at 2 of the most intimate venues in the Midwest!!!


October 12th and 13th

MFGS in conjunction with Strings By Mail and Connemara Concerts

is honored to present

Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York in Concert

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

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

These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!

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Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

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

Alex DeGrassi 'Sleeping Lady'  (just the music, no video...almost better though!)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAxheamgp-A

Andrew York  The Equations of Beauty "π"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHJCyLWF5OU

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And save the dates for

Trevor Gordon Hall

November 29th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing

November 30th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

December 1st @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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Thanks to Strings By Mail!!

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


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

 


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

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



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

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


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

     

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











Michigan's Bill Russell is 3rd at Winfield! & Info on Nicholas Barron Concert and updates!

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Dear Friends of MFGS


We are so happy to announce that one of our MFGS friends, Bill Russell, just took the 3rd place honors at the Winfield International Guitar Competition. 

In June of 2018 Bill performed with JB Davies and Jay Brown at the PLAT Theatre in Pontiac. Bill is also the 2018 Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Champion as well as the 2009 Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Champion.  “Bill” received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from The Boston Conservatory and a Master’s Degree in Music from Florida State University. What an honor and we were fortunate to hear him at our concert in Pontiac.  

Congratulations Bill!!

Here is a nice article and a link to his website! 

https://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/2018/09/14/guitarist-bill-russell-third-international-competition/1300504002/  

https://williamhenryrussell.com/


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Speaking of the PLAT (Pontiac's Little Art Theatre) here is the link for tickets to


Join us Saturday, September 29th

 Nicholas Barron

with special guest JB Davies

At the PLAT!

https://www.theplat.org/

Tickets are $15 online and available at 

https://getlocalhop.com/nicholas-barron-with-special-guest-jb-davies/event/SqHamUTnsc/

 

Hailed by James Taylor as an “undeniable” talent - Nicholas blends blues and folk with his signature voice and mouth percussion. He continually expands his musical palette varying his gifts through the blues, jazz, funk. A prolific artist, Nicholas has released ten albums of original music.... He currently performs as: a solo artist; with the jazz cellist Ben Davis; the funk trio The Strapping Owls; and The Nicholas Barron Band. Nicholas’ natural talent, raw energy and charisma has earned him the privilege to open for his musical idols Al Green, James Brown, Buddy Guy & BB King, The Meters and Johnny Cash, as well as performing with other major musicians. (check out his web-site https://www.nicholasbarron.com for full bio of works.)
The PLAT is pleased to host his performance and invites you to an up-close, intimate evening with Nicholas Barron. 

Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm

 47 North Saginaw

 Pontiac, MI. 

https://www.theplat.org/

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Also on Saturday September 29th

At 20 Front Street

 in Lake Orion

See the amazing

Ian Ethan Case

with his virtual Photon Orchestra

Hear from Ian about his music

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

Technically speaking this is  light years away from what you see now days. 

20 Front Street

Lake Orion, MI 48362

248-783-7105

Tickets are $18 and available online at

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


Ian will also be performing at

The Robin Theatre in Lansing on Friday September 28th

https://www.therobintheatre.com/events/ian-ethan-case-at-the-robin-theatre-double-neck-guitarist-and-composer





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And a once in a lifetime show!!!

 2 of the preeminent guitarists of our time

at 2 of the most intimate venues in the Midwest!!!


October 12th and 13th

MFGS in conjunction with Strings By Mail and Connermara Concerts

is honored to present

Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York in Concert

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

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


These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!


&


Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

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


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


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



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And save the dates for

Trevor Gordon Hall

November 29th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing

November 30th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

December 1st @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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Thanks to Strings By Mail!!

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


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

 


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

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





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


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


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

     

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












Tickets on Sale for our Fall Concert Series !!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS


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

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


Saturday September 29th MFGS presents

 Nicholas Barron

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

https://www.theplat.org/

*****Details forthcoming*****


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

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

Hailed as "undeniable" by James Taylor.

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

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



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Saturday September 29th MFGS presents

Candyrat recording artist

Ian Ethan Case

with the Proton Symphony

at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion


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


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


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

Tickets are $18 and available online at


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


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October 12th and 13th

MFGS in conjunction with Strings By Mail and Connermara Concerts

is honored to present

Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York in Concert

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

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


These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!


&


Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

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

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

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



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


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



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And save the dates for

Trevor Gordon Hall

November 29th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing

November 30th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

December 1st @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

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Thanks to Strings By Mail!!

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


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

 


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

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


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


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


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

     

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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2018 Fall Concert Series Announced

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We hope that you are enjoying a great summer and we appreciate your support during our spring season which included
Italy's Stefano Barone & Luca Stricagnoli, Calum Graham, Goran Ivanovic, Fareed Haque, Christie Lenée, Don Ross, William Henry Russell, JB Davies & Jay Brown!
Also to our great friends at The Robin Theatre, Trinity House Theatre and 20 Front Street!!  

Our Fall Concert Series has been announced!!!

Tickets on sale soon!!! 

SAVE THE DATES! 

Ian Ethan Case


September 29th
@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion 
 




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Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York

October 12th @ Trinity House Theatre 
October 13th @ 20 Front Street - 2 Shows





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Trevor Gordon Hall 


 November 29th @ The Robin Theatre in Lansing
           November 30th @ Trinity House Theatre
 December 1st @ 20 Front Street



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Don't Forget Minor 7th's reviews and giveaways!
July / August - http://www.minor7th.com/



And our friends at Candyrat Records



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


www.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







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

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Friday JUNE 22nd  -  Hiroya Tsukamoto

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

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

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


@ Trinity House Theatre

38840 W. Six Mile

734-464-6302


Doors are at 7:30 and show at 8pm

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

517-372-7880



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Al Di Meola  @ The Michigan Theatre

 Tuesday June 26th!  

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



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Christie Lenée won the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Competition in 2017

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

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

and she will be performing

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

Friday June 29th @7:30 PM

Ticketss are $18 and available @

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

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

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

    Tim Reynolds (Guitarist for Dave Matthews Band)

 


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Welcome to our new musical friends in Ferndale  

  Bayberry Music!!

On Woodward, just north of 9 mile

http://bayberrymusic.com/

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

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



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


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


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



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

michfingerstyle@gmail.com



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

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Saturday June 2nd 

JB Davies

William Henry Russell

Jerome 'Jay Brown' Espy

at

https://www.theplat.org/

47 N. Saginaw Street - Pontiac

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

 (doors at 6p)

You may bring your own refreshments!

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

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


There will be a CD giveaway! 

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

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

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



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                               Don't Miss

Andy McKee

Wednesday June 13th at 20 Front Street

Lake Orion

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

One of the best venues in the Midwest !

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Visit Minor 7th's   May/June Edition


www.minor7th.com


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

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

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

We now also have artist links to Spotify , so you can stream the music right away.

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


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


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




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


www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com


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



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




 



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Fingerstyle Guitar at the PLAT Theatre - Saturday June 2nd

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Mark your calendar for Saturday June 2nd @

 Pontiac's Little Art Theatre 'The PLAT' 

Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm.

You may bring your own refreshments!

Come on out and support local talent at a new local venue.  Stop at the new Slows BBQ location across the street for dinner and then catch the show! (or vice versa!)

MFGS's own JB Davies on Harp, Baritone and 6 String

Award Winning William Henry Russell on 6 String (nylon)

and

the up and coming Jerome 'Jay Brown' Espy

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


The PLAT Theatre  - https://www.theplat.org/




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********NEXT UP!!!*********


ANDY McKEE!!!

AT 20 FRONT STREET

in Lake Orion - Wednesday June 13th

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


Andy McKee is one of the pre eminent contemporary acoustic guitarists in the world and he is coming to Lake Orion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHFcg1Bg83w

Tickets are $30 and available

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


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And finally

2017 Walnut Valley International

Fingerstyle Competition Winner

Christie Lenée   @ 20 Front Street

I know it's not Christmas time but this is too good! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQGU-7AiZgk

Tickets are $18 and available at

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

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Thanks to all of the over 200 folks (at 2 venues) who came out to support  Calum Graham and Luca Stricagnoli with 2 sold out shows on their Candyrat tour www.candyrat.com


Visit Minor 7th's   May/June Edition


www.minor7th.com


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

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

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

We now also have artist links to Spotify , so you can stream the music right away.

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


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


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


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


www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com


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



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










 



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Suggestions for Saturday May 19th in Lake Orion

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Since the Friday night May 18th  Calum Graham/Luca Stricagnoli show at Trinity House Theatre is sold out and the  Saturday evening May 19th show at 20 Front Street has only 6 tickets left (and will sell out soon), we have a suggestion for you. 

The afternoon show is just over 1/2 full at this time. It will be as great of a show as the evening one. 

Here's a peak at what you'll see

The Last of the Mohicans - Luca Stricagnoli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kbv1OpIpaA

Phoenix Rising - Calum Graham - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqn-7ZkYUYM


Buy a couple tickets for the afternoon show and make dinner reservations at one of Lake Orion's fine eatery's just 2 blocks away from the venue! 

Then come back to 20 Front Street's café/creamery for coffee and or Ice Cream.

Doors at 2:30 - Show at 3pm

http://20frontstreet.com/

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


http://www.mysagebrushcantina.com/

http://valentinosoflakeorion.com/menu/

http://www.cjslakesidegrill.com/menu.php

http://lakeorion.lockhartsbbq.com/Home



Also, check out some of the ! great new releases and where y

our favorite artists are touring on Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com



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


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


www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

www.fingerstyle.org

or on Facebook!!! 



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







Luca & Calum Sold Out @ Trinity House - Tickets avail at 20 Front Street

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Well folks, they did it! Luca Stricagnoli & Calum Graham have sold out the Friday May 18th show at Trinity House Theatre.  HOWEVER!!!  
There are still tickets available at 20 Front Street but they may not last long!!

May 19th 3pm show at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion
Doors at 2:30

May 19th. 7:30 Show at 20 Front Street
Doors at 7pm

20 Front Street, Lake Orion Michigan
 (248) 783-7105

Tickets are $25 and available at http://20frontstreet.com


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Saturday June 2 at THE PLAT THEATRE

Doors at 6:pm

Music at 7pm

You may bring your own refreshments


47 N Saginaw St

in the New Pontiac Michigan 


Enjoy 3 amazing performers with distinctly different styles performing live fo r an evening of outstanding contemporary fingerstyle guitar


Jerome 'Jay Brown' Espy  -   Representing the up and coming young guns.


Award winning William Henry Russell : Impressing audiences with his award winning nylon string wizardry. 

Co-founder of MFGS JB Davies 
: Playing harp, baritone and 6 a string guitar in altered tunings  (that are banned in 10 states) 

Tickets are $12 online or $15 at the door available at

https://getlocalhop.com/fingerstyle-guitar/event/k0QNMkaxIX/


 

Paid Parking: Lot 6 at the south west corners of Huron and Saginaw St, or metered on-street parking.


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And don't forget what's next at 20 Front Street


Wednesday June 13th,

Andy McKee


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets are $30

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

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Then, next up at 20 Front Street

Friday June 29th

2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Winner

Christie Lenée

tickets are $18

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


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


Visit Minor 7th May/June Edition

http://www.minor7th.com/

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

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

"Like" us on Facebook . We now also have artist links to Spotify , so you can stream the music right away.

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

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



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

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

www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/ 


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







Limited Tickets Remain for Calum Graham & Luca Stricagnoli

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We have one more MFGS event this spring and then we will announce a couple other amazing fingerstyle performances. 

Just letting you know up front that the May 18th and 19th evening performances by Luca Stricagnoli & Calum Graham will be sold out soon. 
Trinity House has 6 tickets left and 20 Front Street probably not that many more. 

Calum Graham & Luca Stricagnoli

May 18th @ Trinity House Theatre
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia,  734-464-6302

Tickets are $22 and available only online at www.fingerstyle.org

May 19th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

3pm and 8pm Shows

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

Tickets available at http://20frontstreet.com/

check out their music here

Luca - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2mkYv3JrjU

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

Support Live Music!!!!  


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Saturday June 2 at 6:pm

at

47 N Saginaw St

in the New Pontiac Michigan 

Enjoy 3 amazing performers with distinctly different styles performing live for an evening of outstanding contemporary fingerstyle guitar

Jerome 'Jay Brown' Espy -  Representing the up and coming young guns.

Award winning William Henry Russell : Impressing audiences with his award winning nylon string wizardry.
.
Founder of MFGS JB Davies
: Playing harp, baritone and 6 a string guitar in altered tunings (that are banned in 10 states)

Tickets are $12 online or $15 at the door available at

https://getlocalhop.com/fingerstyle-guitar/event/k0QNMkaxIX/


Paid Parking: Lot 6 at the south west corners of Huron and Saginaw St, or metered on-street parking.

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And don't forget what's next at 20 Front Street


Wednesday June 13th,

Andy Mckee

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets are $30

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

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Then, next up at 20 Front Street

Friday June 29th

2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Winner

Christie Lenée

tickets are $18

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


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


Visit Minor 7th May/June Edition

http://www.minor7th.com/

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

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

"Like" us on Facebook. We now also have artist links to Spotify, so you can stream the music right away.

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

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

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



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

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

www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/

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





Tickets available for Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic at 20 Front Street.

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We actually think that Spring has finally arrived in Michigan!!!  When Stefano Barone performed at the DIA on April 14th and 15th Southeast Michigan (and elsewhere) was battered with an ice storm and 400,000 folks lost power.   Tomorrow is the opening of the creamery at 20 Front Street so that must mean Spring is here!!

20 Front Street is one of the most gorgeous venues in the Midwest and the perfomers love it's intimacy and warmth but especially the sound engineering with the building design and the sound system run by all around guitar wizard Jim Rawlings.  Tomorrow night will be a great night of music there.

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque  

Friday April 27th  @ 20 Front Street

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

Tickets are $20

Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm

http://20frontstreet.com/event/goran-ivanovic-fareed-haque-2/

"Although the music on this extraordinari...ly sensitive guitar-duo recording transcends genre, there's no resisting its mix of American jazz, acoustic blues, flamenco rhythm and Macedonian melody. Only two guitarists on the planet would come up with such a concoction, but Ivanovic and Haque (whose roots run to Yugoslavia and South Asia, respectively) play as if they're speaking the same musical language                                              

                                                       HOWARD REICH, Los Angeles Times


In 2009 Fareed Haque was voted ‘Best World Guitarist’ by Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers’ poll. And Goran Ivanovic studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with masters such as Elliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch.  

To have these two brilliant guitarist on the same stage together is actually a musical moment you won't want to miss!!!

this is part of a piece they did at Trinity House in 2017!!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UXVGUzK97A

This will be a show you won't forget!

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Next up

Calum Graham & Luca Stricagnoli 

 May 18th and 19th

@ Trinity House Theatre May 18th and

 2 shows at 20 Front Street on May 19th in Lake Orion

Regarding Luca Stricagnoli and Calum Graham. Just a heads up on this one.  It will sell out at both locations so get your tickets ahead of time!!

Tickets for May 18th at Trinity House Theatre onsale www.fingerstyle.org

Tickets on sale http://20frontstreet.com/event/calum-graham-luca-stricagnoli-730-pm-show/

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

Luca - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kbv1OpIpaA

Calum - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w7khl1lixQ


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JBDavies @ The Platt Theatre - June 2nd more info to come.

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An amazing Accomplishment!!!

Stefano Barone, Pino Forastiere and Sergio Altamura (soloists who are members of the trio Guitar Republic) supplied the musical back drop for the documentary 'The Wall' which premiered at the Freep Film Festival on April 14th and on April 16th won a PULITZER PRIZE !!!!


Congratualtions to Brian Kaufman and Kathy Keiliszewski and all the others from Free Press and USA Today! 

"The music drove the film"  Brian Kaufman 


Pino and Stefano have graced our stage before several times and they appeared with Sergio Altamura as Guitar Republic in 2010! 

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Just In !!!

The Orford Music Academy in Quebec will be presenting its first ever Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop from July 29 to August 4! It will be led by the only guitarist to ever win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship twice, Don Ross.

This one week workshop is designed for guitarists – all levels accepted, who wish to acquire more knowledge about the fingerstyle technique.


For more information:  www.orford.mu/en/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop

View and share Don Ross’s promotional video: https://youtu.be/dRf9F-DR89g

Scholarships are available!


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


Visit Minor 7th May/June Edition

http://www.minor7th.com/

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

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

"Like" us on Facebook. We now also have artist links to Spotify, so you can stream the music right away.

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

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



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

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

www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/

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










MFGS presents Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque!

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Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic were in Michigan last year and they pretty much sold out both Trinity House and 20 Front Street.  
They are back for another round of music on
Friday April 27th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. 
20 Front Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362 • 248-783-7105
Tickets are $20 and available online through 20 Front Street 

As a younger man Fareed Haque was thought of well enough to tour with Sting and over the years has performed in Jazz, Rock and Classical genres.  Most recently reuniting with Goran Ivanovic and touring throughout the States.  Goran Ivanovic is a Croatian born Chicagoan who performs with a nylon stringed classical guitar and creates not only gorgeous Balkan rhythms but also intricate Middle Eastern and Asian inspired cadences. 

Combined together Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic are not a duo to be missed. 
Here is one of their pieces from last time at 20 Front Street, one of the best small venues in the Midwest 


This will be a great evening of music that you won't want to miss!!!




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next up

Calum Graham & Luca Stricagnoli 

 May 18th and 19th

@ Trinity House Theatre May 18th and

 2 shows at 20 Front Street on May 19th in Lake Orion

Tickets for May 18th at Trinity House Theatre onsale www.fingerstyle.org

Tickets on sale http://20frontstreet.com/event/calum-graham-luca-stricagnoli-730-pm-show/

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

Luca - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kbv1OpIpaA

Calum - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w7khl1lixQ


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JBDavies @ The Platt Theatre - June 2nd more info to come.

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


Visit Minor 7th March/April Edition

www.minor7th.com

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

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

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

"Like" us on Facebook. We now also have artist links to Spotify, so you can stream the music right away.

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

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



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

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

www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/

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






Free Concert Sunday April 15th - Detroit Institute of Arts

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     Stefano Barone in Concert

 Kresge Court – Detroit Institute of Arts

Sunday April 15th - 2:30 pm

Sponsored by 

The Detroit Free Press Film Festival

Internationally known contemporary acoustic guitarist and composer Stefano Barone will perform in this free concert

The Naples, Italy-born musician’s precise fingerstyle technique has earned him critical acclaim and fame on YouTube, where his compositions have received millions of views. Barone is also a frequent collaborator with Detroit Free Press senior video producer and director Brian Kaufman, who has made Barone’s music an integral part of his editing process in films like “Predator/Prey: The Fight for Isle Royale’s Wolves” and “The Wall,” which gets its world premiere at Freep Film Festival this year.

Following the music performance, Barone and Kaufman will discuss how music can evoke a film’s mood, drive its pacing and reinforce emotional notes.

2:30 p.m. Sun., April 15, Kresge Court, Detroit Institute of Arts. Free.

Barone also will perform brief sets before the 7:30 p.m. Sat., April 14, screening of “The Wall” at the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre and the 6 p.m. Sun., April 15, screening of “12th and Clairmount” at the Detroit Film Theatre.






Update on 20 Front Street Concert- A Great Venue to see Stefano Barone

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Spring is upon us.  Come on out to one of the nicest venues in the Midwest; 

20 Front Street!

They have a cafe with nice snacks and Kambucha along with Ray's ice cream 

and of course on this Friday April 13th they have 

from Rome Italy - Stefano Barone 

at 20 Front Street this Friday, April 13th 

wsg Stuart and OldSkool Sunny.

Address is the same as the venue 

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

Tickets are $18 and available online http://20frontstreet.com/event/stefano-barone/

  or at the door. 

There has been a time change in his appearance;

Show starts at 8pm - Doors are at 7:30

As more film directors hear his music you will see his name in the credits of future movies! 

Wouldn't it be nice to say you saw him when he was at 20 Front Street in 2018!!

Barone has just completed a good portion of his tour performing in the Upper Peninsula, Petoskey, Livonia and Lansing along with a masterclass at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Currently he is in Milwaukee hosting a masterclass for the students of 'Peck School of the Arts'

Barone's performances interweave his own compositions such as 'The Cure' and 'Us' in-between re-arrangments of Bjork's 'Human Behavior' and Philip Glass's 'Facades'  The response to his performances has been overwhelming with offers to use his music in films and appearances at festivals. 

Having performed for years as a world class acoustic guitarist Stefano has embarked upon a very exploratory  approach to his compositions.  The music that he wants to create takes more than a guitar.   With the use of a multitrack machine and a 10 and 6 stringed guitar and an adaption to change one guitar into a modified cello.

Here is a brief  a powerfully haunting piece called  'The Cure'

https://www.facebook.com/stefbarone/videos/10213528015266416/


20 Front Street!


We hope to see you there!

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting contemporary acoustic guitar through workshops and performances since 2001 

www.fingerstyle.org

michfingerstyle@gmail.com or join us on   facebook   there!!!


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





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Friday Night April 6th - Tickets will be available at the door.

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Just a reminder that tickets will be available at the door Friday April 6th at Trinity House Theatre for Stefano Barone.  Tickets are $20 and the money supports such great non profit venues like Trinity House and the artists that create such great music.  

Even though this is going on the 3rd week of Spring that the heat will still be on at Trinity House and your presence will help create such a warm reception for Stefano!   

Trinity House Theatre is located at 38840 West Six Mile Road 
on Six Mile just west off of  I-275   
734-464-6302


The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting contemporary acoustic guitar through workshops and performances since 2001 

www.fingerstyle.org

michfingerstyle@gmail.com or join us on  facebook 



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Stefano Barone - Friday April 6th - Tickets available at the door.

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Dear Friends of MFGS


The weather is slowly coming around to Spring so here is an opportunity to come out to hear some remarkably new  music originating from Neapolitan roots and an infallible sense of rhythm and the ability to improvise. 


  True to our non profit mission of supporting the art of Fingerstyle Guitar MFGS is proud to present Stefano Barone on Friday April 6th at Trinity House Theatre.

 Barone has had over 5 million views on YouTube from his groundbreaking 2008 CD 'Particolare#Uno'.  Having embraced the American Minimalist sound along the lines of Philip Glass and Steve Reich Stefano's compositions have evolved following the pursuit of the artistic sound he is inspired to create.  His music is thematic and quite distinctive as it has been woven together with his remarkable technical ability along with his 6 and 10 string guitars and occasionally layers the sound with a cello bow on one or both of the instruments. 


Stefano collaborated with Pino Forastiere and Sergio Altamura to form the Italian supergroup trio of Guitar Republic. In 2010 Free Press Videographer Brian Kaufman saw Guitar Republic perform for MFGS in Ferndale and something about the unique sound they created caught his ear.  Since then Kaufman has used their music as a trio and individually as solo artists for many of his films.

This year the Detroit Free Press Film Festival has invited Stefano to perform a short set before 2 of the films Kaufman has directed using the music from Stefano and the other artists of Guitar Republic http://freepfilmfestival.com/special-events/. 


In addition to his performances at various venues Stefano Barone will be teaching a masterclass for guitar students at Interlochen Center For the Arts in Michigan & Peck School for the Arts in Milwaukee Wisconsin.


Stefano Barone a short take on him performing 'The Cure'


https://www.facebook.com/stefbarone/videos/10213528015266416/?hc_ref=ARSuU4i_lzHSZq30SlsMexurVaCkEGkWMpt_mzstzkKOrpzbmHpfRXaVO3KjLt8Hnkg


This Friday is an opportunity to see Barone perform a full set of his amazing music.


Trinity House Theatre is located at 38840 West Six Mile


 in Livonia. Exit west on 6 mile road off of I-275.
 


www.trinityhousetheatre.org


Show at 8pm - Doors are at 7:30


Tickets are $20 and are available online @

www.fingerstyle.org  or at the door the night of the show.

Grab a friend and come on out to experience a musical journey and support artists like Stefano as they continue create such inspirational music.

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



Upcoming Shows - Save the  dates


Thursday April 5th - Stefano Barone at The Robin Theatre in Lansing. https://www.therobintheatre.com/


Friday April 13th - Stefano Barone at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion http://20frontstreet.com/

Friday April 27th - Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion http://20frontstreet.com/

Sunday May 6th - JB Davies at the Platt Theatre in Pontiac - more info to come

Friday May 18th - Luca Stricagnoli and Calum Graham @ Trinity House Theatre. www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Saturday May 19th - Luca Stricagnoli and Calum Graham, 2 shows at 20 Front Street. http://20frontstreet.com/

Wednesday June 13th - Andy McKee @ 20 Front Street http://20frontstreet.com/

Friday June 29th - Christie Lenée @ 20 Front Street http://20frontstreet.com/


                                                                                 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting contemporary acoustic guitar through workshops and performances since 2001 www.fingerstyle.org
















Friday April 6th - Stefano Barone - Update on Ian Ethan Case

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Friday April 6th Stefano Barone will be appearing at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia.  This will be the first Detroit area performance for him on this Midwest tour.  Barone was invited to perform in the US by the Detroit Free Press Film Festival.   

"Music plays an important role in making of a documentary film. A song can set the pacing of the edit, reinforce an emotional note and evoke a mood in a single scene or throughout the film. Detroit Free Press senior video producer and director Brian Kaufman use of music is an integral part of his editing process as evident in his films “12th and Clairmount,” “Predator/Prey: The Fight for Isle Royale’s Wolves,” and his latest film “The Wall” that is world premiering at Freep Film Festival this year. And the man behind much of that music is internationally known contemporary acoustic guitarist and composer Stefano Barone".                                             Detroit Free Press

Trinity House Theater - Friday April 6th

38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia

                             734-464-6302

 Doors at 7:30 / Show at 8pm

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

Initially Stefano was playing piano and guitar at a young age in Naples.  In 2003 Stefano first heard the album  "Arial Boundries" by the amazing guitarist Michael Hedges.  Barone changed his approach to music after hearing that and moved to Rome to study composition and technique with Pino Forastiere. He embraced contemporary music, especially American Minimalism along the lines of Steve Reich and Philip Glass. 

Stefano Barone was introduced to us by his initial groundbreaking CD 'Particolare#uno' in 2008 and his piece 'Batman/Alexander Supertramp' had over 3.5 million views on YouTube.  His first appearance in the Detroit area was in 2010 with the Italian contemporary trio 'Guitar Republic' consisting of Barone, Pino Forastiere and Sergio Altamura. 

Barone has now evolved his music into a powerful dynamic blend of 6 and 10 string guitars along with a multitrack machine and even incorporating a cello bow by adjusting the fretboard of his D-28 Martin guitar.  Here is a short take of Stefano performing a Philip Glass piece 'Facades'.   https://www.facebook.com/stefbarone/videos/10213425132014399/

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


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Ian Ethan Case concert at 20 Front Street on Thursday March 29th has been postponed !!! due to an injury to Ian.  We hope he will heal well and get back on the road quickly.  We know he wants to come back to this area as soon as he can. If you've purchased tickets please call 20 Front Street 248-783-7105


Our next newsletter will have more information on the upcoming Freep Film Festival and our other shows.

and remember  !!!!

                                                              

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

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

www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society-145932971825/

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





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