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

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Friday JUNE 22nd  -  Hiroya Tsukamoto

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

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

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


@ Trinity House Theatre

38840 W. Six Mile

734-464-6302


Doors are at 7:30 and show at 8pm

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

517-372-7880



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Al Di Meola  @ The Michigan Theatre

 Tuesday June 26th!  

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



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Christie Lenée won the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Competition in 2017

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

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

and she will be performing

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

Friday June 29th @7:30 PM

Ticketss are $18 and available @

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

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

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

    Tim Reynolds (Guitarist for Dave Matthews Band)

 


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Welcome to our new musical friends in Ferndale  

  Bayberry Music!!

On Woodward, just north of 9 mile

http://bayberrymusic.com/

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

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



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


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


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



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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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!.

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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





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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Dear Friends of MFGS

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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Dear Friends of MFGS 

     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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Dear Friends of MFGS

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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Dear Friends of MFGS

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

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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/


                                                                                 

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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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Dear Friends of MFGS


We have another amazing set of concerts coming up!  Starting,

from Rome Italy,

  contemporary guitarist/composer

Stefano Barone

 Stefano Barone has been to the States several times in the past as a solo artist and also part of the avant-garde Italian trio Guitar Republic. 

This year Stefano was invited to the US to perform during the Detroit Free Press Film Festival April 11th - 15th.  Free Press Executive Video Producer and Director Brian Kaufman has used Stefano's compositions for several of his most recent films including this years world premiere of 'The Wall'.  Barone will perform a short set prior to 2 films and then an afternoon engagement and discussion on music and film with Brian Kaufman & Stefano. 

Born in Naples, Barone studied piano in his youth and then turned to the acoustic guitar. In 2003 after hearing the late Michael Hedges striking album 'Arial Boundaries', Barone changed his approach to music and moved to Rome to study with the renowned Pino Forastiere.  Barone embraced contemporary music, in particular American Minimalism following along the lines of Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Dominic Frasca.  

His pieces are created with a 6 and 10 stringed guitar, a multi-track machine  along with using a cello bow to orchestrate  his compositions and arrangements. His music has a cinematic quality to it because it creates perfect balance bordering between acoustic and electronic sound.

Barone will be appearing at a series of appearances and performances in Michigan while he is here.

Friday April 6th - Trinity House Theatre - Tickets are $20 and available at www.fingerstyle.org

Friday April 13th - 20 Front Street in Lake Orion - Tickets $18 and available at 20 Front Street, www.20frontstreet.com

For his other appearances at The Robin Theatre in Lansing, Red Sky Stage in PetoskeySection House in Little Lakes please go to www.fingerstyle.org for information. In addition to the above performances Barone will be giving masterclasses at Peck School of the Arts in Milwaukee and Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.

"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."           Brian Kaufman - Detroit Free Press


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Ian Ethan Case

Thursday March 29th @ 20 Front Street

tickets are $18 and available at

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

Ian returns for a performance with his double neck ovation. Its so hard to describe his music other than amazing so here is

'Butter II ' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TlsJCqf5NM 

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Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque return to

20 Front Street On Friday April 27th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzGM-T0VOlk

 (shot on the gorgeous stage at 20 Front Street)

tickets are $20 and available at

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


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Save the date for

MFGS's own JB Davies

May 6th

The Platt Theatre, Pontiac Michigan

More info to come soon!!!


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Luca Stricagnoli & Calum Graham

on Friday May 18th  @ Trinity House Theatre and Saturday May 19th 2 shows at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

Tickets on sale for Trinity HOuse at www.fingerstyle.org 

For 20 Front Street  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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Announcing Andy McKee Wednesday June 13th at 20 Front Street.  More info coming soon!

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We would like to thank all of you who came out to see Don Ross at Trinity House Theatre and 20 Front Street.

Both shows were sold out and Don put on a great performance along with interspersing his humorous stories along the way.  The sound at both venues was amazing due to the work of John McCoy at Trinity House and Jim Rawlings at 20 Front Street. Don & his 3 guitars made it back to Nova Scotia in one piece and Don would love to come back again. A thanks to the folks at Trinity House and 20 Front Street for keeping these venues open for live music.   

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AND did you ever  want to build a Concert Ukulele ?

May 19th & 20th

Sam Bradfords Workshop hosts Michigan Luthier Gary Zimnicki for a 2 day workshop. https://www.facebook.com/events/2080583935561450/

As a non profit volunteer organization we appreciate you getting the word out and posting flyers!  Just email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com and we'll send you one.

If you hear of other concerts or events let us know and we will post them.

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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








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Dear Friends of MFGS


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


Don Ross

Friday March 9th @  Trinity House Theatre

38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia

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

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

Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8

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


Don Ross

Saturday March 10th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

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

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

Doors at 7pm show at 7:30

http://20frontstreet.com/

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

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


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Dear Friends of MFGS


MFGS presents 2 Time National Fingerstyle Competition Winner

Don Ross

Friday March 9th @ Trinity House Theatre

& Also a Second Show

Saturday March 10th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

  In 1988 Don Ross became the first Canadian to win the US National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and he won it again in 1996. He is the only 2 time winner of this prestigious event.   Don is one of those few guitarists who was a contemporary of the late Michael Hedges and Ross remains an inspiration to many of your favorite contemporary acoustic guitarists.

It has been 4 years since Don was  in the Detroit area and way back in 2002 we used a picture of Don to create our MFGS logo.

Don is coming in from Halifax Nova Scotia.  He is one of the greats of Fingerstyle Guitar and he has a good following on both sides of the river.  Half of the tickets for Trinity House have been sold already so you might want to pick them up sooner than later. 

 Trinity House Theatre Show is at 8pm and doors are at 7:30

 Tickets are general admission at $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members

Trinity House is located at 33840 West Six Mile Road in Livonia

Tickets available at www.fingerstyle.org 

Trinity House has new seating and so there are only 78 available spots. If there are any tickets available at the door we will let you know by our newsletter a day or two before the concert.  Best to buy now!

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& Also a Second Show

Saturday March 10th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

(that's the name of the venue and the address!)


Tickets available through 20 Front Street at www.20frontstreet.com

Show is at 7:30 and doors are at 7pm 248-783-7105

Here is Don performing Klimbin

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBwM9VqmxQE


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From Rome Italy

Stefano Barone!

Contemporary acoustic guitarist Stefano Barone has been invited to the United States to perform at the 2018 Detroit Free Press Film Festival, which will be held at a variety of Detroit venues running from April 11th – 15th.  Barone’s multiple appearances at the festival will be announced in early March. See freepfilmfestival.com for details.  Emmy-winning director Brian Kaufman, executive video producer at the Detroit Free Press, has used Barone’s music as a backdrop in his latest documentary, “The Wall,” which will receive its world premiere at Freep Film Festival, and previous movies “Packard: The Last Shift” and “Predator/Prey:    The Fight for Isle Royale Wolves.”

Stefano is a brilliantly creative guitarists and now has evolved with a 6 and 10 string guitar along with incorporating a cello bow creating music that is a bit avant-garde and cinematic. 

 Stefano is part of the trio Guitar Republic and here is some of the music that Brian incorporated into his film the historic Packard Plant   https://vimeo.com/76144774

In addition to his Freep Film Festival Performances Barone will be appearing

Thursday  April 5th @ The Robin Theatre, Lansing MI   

Friday  April 6th @  Trinity House Theatre, Livonia, MI

Sunday April 8th @ The Red Sky Stage, Petoskey MI

Friday April 13th  20 Front Street , Lake Orion, MI

Detroit Free Press Film Festival (venues TBD)

Info at www.fingerstyle.org

Save the Dates !!!

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On Saturday April 28th - MFGS Presents

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque  @ 20 Front Street - Tickets on sale soon!!

Goran and Fareed just killed it when they performed last year at Trinity House and 20 Front Street.  They were guests on Ann Delisi's Essential Music Show and made a gorgeous video of their performance at 20 Front Street

Seven Ships - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzGM-T0VOlk

Save the Date!


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Luca Stricagnoli & Calum Graham

And on May 18th and 19th

@ Trinity House Theatre and 2 shows at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

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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Other fingerstyle/contemporary acoustic guitar/classical & benefit gigs


Saturday March 3rd - Breakfast @ St. Andrews - Ann Arbor

The annual benefit concert has raised more than $65,000 for The Breakfast at St. Andrew’s since the first show kicked off in 2010. Each winter, performers have gathered at The Ark, in Ann Arbor, donating their musical talents to support our program. That, combined with a growing list of sponsorships from local businesses and community groups, has enabled us to direct all of the concert profits directly to feeding the hungry.

http://breakfastatstandrews.org/home/benefit-concert/


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Sunday March 11th - The California Guitar Trio @ the Ark http://theark.org/shows-events/2018/mar/11/california-guitar-trio


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Friday March 16th - The Ann Arbor Guitar Trio @ Trinity House Theatre http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/upcoming-shows/

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Our Friends at Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

Reminder---Xavier Jara Concert at Madonna University, March 18 


Xavier Jara, 2016 winner of the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Competition (the first American to win since 2000), will be performing at Madonna University’s Kresge Hall on Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 pm. General admission is $20, and $15 for students. He also will be giving a Master Class in Kresge Hall on Saturday, March 17, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. The fee for the class is $50 for performers and $20 for auditors. If you are interested in performing, please contact Helene Rottenberg at hgrguitar@gmail.com or call 313-832-2613. If you are a teacher, please pass this information on to your students. 
Madonna University is located at 36600 Schoolcraft, Livonia, MI. For more information about Xavier or the tour, please go to GuitarFoundation.org.  

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Ian Ethan Case

Thursday March 29th. http://20frontstreet.com/ 

7:30pm
20 E Front St
Lake Orion, MI 48362
(248) 783-7105


AND did you ever  want to build a Concert Ukulele ?

May 19th & 20th

Sam Bradfords Workshop hosts Michigan Luthier Gary Zimnicki for a 2 day workshop. https://www.facebook.com/events/2080583935561450/

As a non profit volunteer organization we appreciate you getting the word out and posting flyers!  Just email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com and we'll send you one.

If you hear of other concerts or events let us know and we will post them.

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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!.


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

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


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




































Don Ross March 9th & 10th - 2018 Spring Season Concerts

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Dear Friends of MFGS


MFGS is proud to ring in 2018 by presenting our first ever performer way back in 2002 Don Ross!

Friday March 9th @ Trinity House Theatre

Show is at 8pm and doors are at 7:30 - Tickets are general admission at $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members

Trinity House is located at 33840 West Six Mile Road in Livonia

Tickets available at www.fingerstyle.org 

Trinity House has new seating and so there are only 78 available spots. If there are any tickets available at the door we will let you know by our newsletter a day or two before the concert.  Best to buy now!


&

Saturday March 10th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

(that's the name of the venue and the address!)


Tickets available through 20 Front Street at www.20frontstreet.com

Show is at 7:30 and doors are at 7pm 248-783-7105

Don Ross is one of those few guitarists who was a contemporary of Michael Hedges and an inspiration to many of your favorite acoustic guitarist performing today.

 In 1988, Don Ross became the first Canadian to win the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and he won it again in 1996. Don is still the only two-time winner of the competition. Don was our first performer for MFGS way back in 2002 and in fact, our logo was drawn off of a photo of Don playing the guitar.


 Don is one of the greats of this genre and he has a good following here and across the border so if you haven't seen him perform here is your chance....if you seen him before we know you'll be back.


Here is Don performing his tribute to Michael Hedges -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkidVP0AcQ8

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Friday April 6th & Friday April 13th 

From Rome Italy

Stefano Barone!

@ Trinity House Theatre and 20 Front Street

Save the Dates

 additional  dates to be determined

Stefano Barone has been invited here to perform at the Detroit Free Press Film Festival April 11th -April 15th.  His music was used in 3 of Freep Videographer, Brian Kaufman's films.  

Dates of the film's world premier will be coming out soon and Stefano will be in town for the week and he has graciously agreed to perform for you at both Trinity House Theatre and 20 Front Street.  https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/movies/2017/09/07/freep-film-festival-detroit-documentaries-2018-dates/640595001/

Stefano is a brilliantly creative guitarists and now has evolved where the 6 and 10 string guitar along with incorporating a cello bow creating music that is a bit avant-garde and cinematic. 

 Stefano is part of the trio Guitar Republic and here is some of the music that Brian incorporated into his film the historic Packard Plant   https://vimeo.com/76144774

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On Saturday April 28th - MFGS Presents

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque  @ 20 Front Street - Tickets on sale soon!!

Goran and Fareed just killed it when they performed last year at Trinity House and 20 Front Street.  They were guests on Ann Delisi's Essential Music Show and made a gorgeous video of their performance at 20 Front Street

Seven Ships - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzGM-T0VOlk

Save the Date!


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And on May 18th and 19th

@ Trinity House Theatre and 20 Front Street

Luca Stricagnoli & Calum Graham

Save the date!

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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Other fingerstyle/contemporary acoustic guitar gigs

Monday February 12th Albert Lee @ The Ark http://theark.org/shows-events/2018/feb/12/albert-lee


Friday February 16th - From Australia one of the most dynamic contemporary singer songwriters

Daniel Champange at 20 Front Street http://20frontstreet.com/event/daniel-champagne-3/

Daniel performing Supernova

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d_unCtXtCw&index=1&list=RDpvNX82Ki_tI


Sunday March 11th - The California Guitar Trio @ the Ark http://theark.org/shows-events/2018/mar/11/california-guitar-trio


Friday March 16th - The Ann Arbor Guitar Trio @ Trinity House Theatre http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/upcoming-shows/

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AND did you ever  want to build a Concert Ukulele ?

May 19th & 20th

Sam Bradfords Workshop hosts Michigan Luthier Gary Zimnicki for a 2 day workshop. https://www.facebook.com/events/2080583935561450/


As a non profit volunteer organization we appreciate you getting the word out and posting flyers!  Just email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com and we'll send you one.

If you hear of other concerts or events let us know and we will post them.


Please visit Minor 7th's January/February 2018 issue featuring reviews of work by Richard Smith, Christie Lenée, and Pino Forastiere.  

www.minor7th.com


and check them out on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/Minor7thReviews/


Also, check out some of the great new releases on Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

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


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
































MFGS Wishes you a Happy Holiday Season & 2018 Schedule

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We wanted to take a moment and  thank you and all the performers that came out to make 2017 another great year for contemporary guitar music in Southeast Michigan.

 Pierre Bensusan, Trevor Gordon Hall, Billy  McLaughlin, Acoustic Eidolon Goran Ivanovic with Fareed Haque, & Calum Graham



We would also like to thank all the amazing folks at Trinity House Theatre and 20 Front Street for working so hard to allow artists to continue to perform live music.


Recently MFGS met up with the folks at the Robin Theatre http://www.therobintheatre.com/  in Lansing Michigan and, along with 20 Front Street in Lake Orion  www.20frontstreet.com  &  Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org  in Livonia: all of us would love to help artists continue to  survive and tour by offering great venues. 
Your support is what's necessary to keep this music coming to Michigan! 


Here is a list of the over 100 performances we have hosted at various venues over the last 15 years

Don Ross-

 February 2002

with Jordan O'Connor

 opening act - Jason Dennie

Preston Reed- February 2002

Alex DeGrassi- April 2002, Muriel

Anderson September 2002, Al Petteway &

Amy White- October 2002, Laurence Juber-

November 2002, Don Ross- February 2003, Pierre

Bensusan- March 2003, Ed Gerhard- April 2003,

Stephen Bennet- Sept 2003, Preston Reed- October

 2003, Pat Donohue- March 2004, Al Petteway & Amy White-

April 2004, Stephen Bennet May 2004, Isato Nakagawa- September-

2004, Ed Gerhard- March 2005, Michael Gulezian- April 2005,

 Erika Luckett- April 2005Muriel Anderson- September 2005, Pino

Forastiere- November 2005, Don Ross- December 2005, Stephen Bennet

- January 2006, Andy McKee- February 2006, Pat Donohue- March 2006,

 Al Petteway & Amy White- April 2006,  Ed Gerhard- May 2006, Masa Sumide

- March 2007, Tony McManus- March 2007, Don Ross- April 2007, Billy Mclaughlin

- September 2007, Laurence Juber- September 2007, Tim Sparks & Michael Young

 October 2007, Pat Donohue- October 2007, Pino Forastiere- February 2008, Michael

 Chapdelaine- March 2008, Andy McKee- April 2008, Ed Gerhard- September

2008, Craig D'Andrea/Antoine Dufour - October 2008, Stephen Bennett - November

2008, Pino Forastiere with Craig D'Andrea & Antoine Dufour - March 2009, Peppino

D'Agostino April 2009, Billy McLaughlin & Nathan Wilson - May 2009, Al Petteway & Amy

White – Sept. 2009, Don Ross - Oct. 2009Michael Chapdelaine - November 2009. Peter Finger

- March 2010, Guitar Republic - April 2010, Laurence Juber - May 2010, Bert Lams & Tom

Griesgraber -June 2010, California Guitar Trio- Sept. 2010, Preston Reed September 2010, Tony

McManus November 2010, International Guitar Night, January 2011 with Pino Forastiere,  Clyve Caroll & Alexandre Gismonti,  Pierre Bensusan March 2011, Stefano Barone, with SG Glenn Poorman, April 2011, Craig D'Andrea & Antoine Dufour / Candyrat Guitar Night with   SG Gareth Pearson & Ewan Dobson -May 2011, Woody Mann - October 2011, California Guitar Trio - November 2011, Don Ross & Brooke Miller - February 2012 – Al Petteway & Amy White  - May 2012, Chris Proctor - September 2012, Billy McLaughlin - October 2012, Eric Lugosch November 2012, Trace Bundy - November 2012, Stephen Bennett - December 2012, Billy McLaughlin - January 2013, Trevor Gordon Hall - February 2013, Tony McManus - March 2013. Antoine Dufour with special guest Gareth Pearson – April 2013, Acoustic Eidolon - April 2013, Ed Gerherd - October 2013, Pino Forastiere - Oct 2013, Michael Chapdelaine - March  2014, Muriel Anderson -April 2014, Don Ross/Calum Graham - May 2014, California Guitar Trio September 2014, Calum Graham – May 2015,  Pat Donohue -September 2015, Amy White & Al Petteway – November 2015, Maneli Jamal – March 2016,  Stefano Barone – April 2016 @ Red Sky Stage Petoskey, April 2016 @ Unitarian Universalist Church - Traverse City, Center for Creativity – Columbus Ohio,  Detroit Institute of Arts Film Theatre, Ian Ethen Case – May 2016 @ Trinity House Theatre, Pino Forastiere – October 2016 @ First United Methodist Church, @ Red Sky Stage – Petoskey, @ Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME)  November 2016 @ Detroit Institute of Arts – Friday Night Live, Tony McManus – November 2016 @ Trinity House Theatre November 2016 @ 20 Front Street, Trevor Gordon Hall March 2017 @ Trinity House Theatre

& 20 Front Street, Fareed Haque

& Goran Ivanovic April 2017 @

Trinity House Theatre, @ 20

Front Street, Pierre Bensusan May

2017 @ 20 Front Street

Calum Graham  – September

 2017 @ 20 Front Street,

 Acoustic Eidolon September

 2017 @ Trinity House Theatre,

 Billy McLaughlin November

2017 @ Trinity House Theatre.

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Here are a couple of interesting things from Anil Prasad.  Some of you may ask; who is Anil Prasad?  Anil Prasad is a music journalist who has been one of the best writers of the last several decades http://www.innerviews.org/.   Prasad interviewed and wrote a lot about Michael Hedges, as far back as 1990.  Here is a post that Anil wrote about the recent 20th anniversary of the death of Michael Hedges https://www.facebook.com/innerviews/posts/10156000868953594

Here is what Anil has to say about Pino Forastiere  in another recent Facebook post.  

 "It is not hyperbole to call Pino Forastiere http://www.pinoforastiere.com/ one of the most important guitarists on the planet. The endlessly inventive Italian acoustic musician has just released a superb new solo album titled 'Village Life.' He's performing his unique compositions on what he calls his "laboratory guitar" -- a converted Eko Chetro steel-string that now has 16-strings. The recording's nine tracks explore textures, timbres and polyrhythms that are specific to their genesis on the custom instr...ument. Pino's pieces are evocative and full of immense beauty. One of my favorite musicians and also a great human being I have had the pleasure of spending a great deal of time with on both sides of the pond over the years. The album is available at digital outlets worldwide. You can learn more about Pino and watch him perform a piece from the album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhFwySwh-rM    

http://www.pinoforastiere.com/village-life-new-release/ You can also read a conversation I conducted with this wonderful artist here:

http://www.innerviews.org/inner/forastiere.html (It's time for a new one soon!)





For Spring 2018 we have


March 9th and 10th. Our first ever MFGS performer in 2002 and who's image is on our MFGS logo,  hailing from the Great White North

 Don Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKupfayqB00










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From Bologna Italia - Sergio Altamura. Sergio's music has been featured in several films directed by Freep videographer Brian Kaufman which were featured at the Detroit Free Press Film Festival.   2018 Freep Film Festival occurs April 11th through the 15th at various theatre locations https://filmfreeway.com/FreepFilmFestival




Sergio will perform on April 13th at 20 Front Street with more shows pending.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcOFokm7kag



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Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque will be at 20 Front Street on April 27th.  They had 2 packed houses both at Trinity House Theatre and at 20 Front Street.   The following video was filmed at last years performance

at 20 Front Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzGM-T0VOlk



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and a pair of  really exciting guitarists from Canada and Italy

Calum Graham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxx-PQMG_j0

and

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

May 18th & 19th


Please visit Minor 7th's January/February 2018 issue featuring reviews of work by Richard Smith, Christie Lenée, and Pino Forastiere.  

www.minor7th.com


and check them out on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/Minor7thReviews/


For your Christmas Season pleasure, recently posted, is Christie Lenee performing 'Carol of the Bells'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQGU-7AiZgk


Also, check out some of the great new releases on Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com


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


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

















Tickets available at the door for Billy McLaughlin Sat Night

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Dear Friends of MFGS

In trying to get this last minute information out to you I  made an error in the date of this message.  The show is Saturday Nov. 18th. not the 17th as was mentioned.  

There will be tickets available at the door for Billy McLaughlin Saturday November 18th.  Come out and listen to some great music and support live music!.

Doors at 7:30 - Show at 8pm
Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members
38840 W 6 Mile Rd, Livonia
Phone(734) 464-6302


Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!  

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

to post contemporary acoustic guitar music in the area, suggestions for artists,  comments, or assistance with posting flyers michfingerstyle@gmail.com

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





Billy McLaughlin this Saturday - Spring 2018 Lineup

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Dear Friends of MFGS

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

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

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

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

Tentative 2018 Schedule

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

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

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

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

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John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring

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

Meeting of the Spirits: Music of Mahavishnu Orchestra

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

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

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Don't forget our friends from the

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan 

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

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

Plymouth Public Library

 Sunday November 19, 2017, 2 pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 pm


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

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

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




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Billy McLaughlin November 18th - Last Concert of Season

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Dear Friends of MFGS


It's time to fall back into those early nights we now have and listen to some live music.  MFGS is honored to present for our final concert of 2017 an amazing and inspiring friend and musician

Billy McLaughlin

Saturday November 18th @ Trinity House Theatre

McLaughlin is recognized internationally for his award-winning music and inspirational message. In 1999, after having been named to Billboards Top Ten Chart, McLaughlin vanished from sight as his career crumbled due to a little-known neuromuscular disorder, focal dystonia, which destroyed the use of his fret-playing hand. After suffering several years without a cure, he embarked on an unlikely attempt to regain his career and succeeded in relearning his instrument, one note at a time, with the opposite hand.

Show at 8pm, doors at 7:30

General Admission tickets are $20 - $17 for Trinity House members.

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

Trinity House no longer takes reservations if you'd like to secure a seat pick up tickets early at www.fingerstyle.org

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More things to see and listen to...........

Pino Forastiere has a new release called 'Village Life'. Pino's compositions and technique are unmatched and he commissioned a luthier in Rome to 'adjust' his guitar to match his music!

here is a gorgeous piece off of his new music  

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

interested in hearing more?   http://www.pinoforastiere.com/

Available on Spotify, iTunes and major digital stores

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

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There are a couple of great concerts in the neighborhood.


November 8th at the Michigan Theatre

Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman: The CGP & Dawg Tour

   http://theark.org/shows-events/2017/nov/08/tommy-emmanuel-david-grisman-cgp-dawg-tour     

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Monday, November 13, 2017 Adrian Legg 

http://theark.org/shows-events/2017/nov/13/adrian-legg

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

- Ann Arbor

John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring
Meeting of the Spirits: Music of Mahavishnu Orchestra

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

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Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com has some fantastic artists performing these days.  We hope to have a few of them pass by in 2018

Lets hope we can land Luca Stricagnoli who is also playing a pretty interesting guitar in his newest Candyrat release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6_HlOqy2C0

And Sergio Altamura

Sergio is a member of the Italian Power Trio Guitar Republic, along with Pino Forastiere and Stefano Barone,  and Detroit Free Press Videographer Brian Kaufman used a lot of Sergio's music in his 2017 Freep Film Festival documentary '12th and Clairmont'

Here is one of Sergio's pieces from 12th and Clairmont....

'Luna' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaGwblJJH8Y


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Don't forget our friends from the

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan 

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

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

Plymouth Public Library

 November 19, 2017, 2 pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 pm

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

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

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
















Billy McLaughlin Tickets on Sale for November 18th

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MFGS IS PROUD TO PRESENT

 Billy McLaughlin

 Saturday November 18th

 Trinity House Theatre - www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members

Show at 8pm and doors at 7:30pm

This is an opportunity to see one of the legends of fingerstyle guitar. Billy emerged on the scene in the 1990’s once reaching Billboards Top Ten Chart with his album ‘Fingerdance’.   After fighting through near paralysis of his left hand he fought back by switching from right to left and resume his remarkable career.  Billy is an amazing performer and entertainer,  this will be a great show


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_8EV1KzWOY


Tickets available now at www.fingerstyle.org


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MFGS Recommended Performances

All Strung Up Tour - Thursday October 26th

  20 Front Street - Lake Orion

Featuring Daniel Champagne,  Hussy Hinds and Christine Lenée

Three of the worlds hottest young guitar virtuosos, singers, songwriters and performers have teamed up to tour the USA this fall! The show, featuring Christie Lenée (USA), Daniel Champagne (Australia) and Hussy Hicks – featuring Julz Parker and Leeza Gentz (Australia), is bound to turn heads across the nation as it combines the talents of these incredible artists. With each act bringing something unique to the show, audiences are sure to be left speechless and wanting more with each act doing a set themselves and then a big finale together. Secure your seats today!

@ 20 Front Street  - http://20frontstreet.com/

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Richard Gilewitz - @ Trinity House Theatre

 Friday October 27th

Nationally acclaimed acoustic guitarist Richard Gilewitz defies easy categorization: one minute he'll be picking sophisticated Bach-like melodies, and the next minute he'll be getting down in a raw Delta blues song. His repertoire covers everything from the afore-mentioned classical and blues to folk, jazz and rock. He even stretches out and delves into near-avant-garde territory, recalling initial inspirations like John Fahey and Leo Kottke.     - Digital City - Nashville


www.trinityhousetheatre.org

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Leo Kottke @ The Ark

http://theark.org/shows-events/2017/oct/28/leo-kottke

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -  Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor  

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Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman: The CGP & Dawg Tour

   http://theark.org/shows-events/2017/nov/08/tommy-emmanuel-david-grisman-cgp-dawg-tour          

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Adrian Legg

http://theark.org/shows-events/2017/nov/13/adrian-legg


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:30 PM      Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor

John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring
Meeting of the Spirits: Music of Mahavishnu Orchestra


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


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As Always

We get by with a little help from our friends!

Subscribe to Minor 7th

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music !

Catch their latest addition http://www.minor7th.com/


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

Michigan and area Luthiers 

Charis Guitars - Bay City  https://www.charisacoustic.com/

FE Tellier Guitars - Windsor  http://fetellierguitars.com/

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

Sam Guidry Guitars - Big Rapids http://www.samguidryguitars.com/

Kragenbrink Guitars - Jackson http://www.kragenbrinkguitars.com/ 

Ziegenfuss Guitars - Jackson http://ziegenfussguitars.com/

Zimnicki Guitars - Allen Park   http://www.zimnicki.com/

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

MFGS could always use some help in promoting these concerts. If you have the ability to post a flyer for us either at your work place or coffee shop near your location please let us know. Pass the word around to your friends on facebook or instagram!  We are a 501 3 c non profit organization dedicated to promoting this type of amazing music.  email us at rxvalle@yahoo.com and we will email you a pdf of our Flyer.  Thanks so much.

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































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Acoustic Eidolon Tickets will be available at the door this Saturday.

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Tickets for Acoustic Eidolon on Saturday, September 23rd will be available at the door.    Don't just magine the resonant drone of a gorgeous cello in the intimate setting of Trinity House Theatre!

Hear it in person!!!

ACOUSTIC EIDOLON

Saturday September 23rd

Trinity House Theatre 

38840 W 6 Mile Rd, Livonia -  (734) 464-6302

General Admission Tickets available online at www.fingerstyle.org Or at the door. Tickets are $20 or $17 For Trinity House Theatre Members

Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm/

Acoustic Eidolon is made up of the husband and wife duo of Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire.  Their last visit here was 2013 and

Joe Scott studied at the Guitar Institute of Technology in California under some of the worlds finest guitarists including Robin Ford, Tommy Tedesco, Frank Gambale and the great Joe Pass. Cellist Hannah Alkire was classically trained and studied with Gabriel Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet. Their music ranges from Bach to the Beatles and Led Zepplin to their own pieces. 


Hannah's cello fills the room with it's resonant texture and the mixture of Joe's double neck guitar and  their variety of songs will certainly leave you feeling that you've seen something special. 


Here is a sampling of their music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxQY_WoSEUQ and their humor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zbuUiyPRcQ



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


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Acoustic Eidolon Saturday Sept. 23rd - Billy McLaughlin Nov 18th

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Dear Friends of MFGS


MFGS is proud to present in concert

ACOUSTIC EIDOLON

Saturday September 23rd

Trinity House Theatre 

38840 W 6 Mile Rd, Livonia -  (734) 464-6302

General Admission Tickets available online at www.fingerstyle.org

Acoustic Eidolon is made up of the husband and wife duo of Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire.  Their last visit here was 2013 and

Joe Scott studied at the Guitar Institute of Technology in California under some of the worlds finest guitarists including Robin Ford, Tommy Tedesco, Frank Gambale and the great Joe Pass. Cellist Hannah Alkire was classically trained and studied with Gabriel Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet. Their music ranges from Bach to the Beatles and Led Zepplin to their own pieces. 


Hannah's cello fills the room with it's resonant texture and the mixture of Joe's double neck guitar and  their variety of songs will certainly leave you feeling that you've seen something special. 


Here is a sampling of their music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72y9HowHQDw


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Billy McLaughlin - November 18th

 Trinity House Theatre

This is an opportunity to see one of the legends of fingerstyle guitar. Billy emerged on the scene in the 1990’s once reaching Billboards Top Ten Chart with his album ‘Fingerdance’.   After fighting through near paralysis of his left hand he fought back by switching from right to left and resume his remarkable career.  Billy is an amazing performer and entertainer,  this will be a great show

Tickets available soon at www.fingerstyle.org

MFGS could always use some help in promoting these concerts. If you have the ability to post a flyer for us either at your work place or coffee shop near your location please let us know. Pass the word around to your friends on facebook or instagram!  We are a 501 3 c non profit organization dedicated to promoting this type of amazing music.  email us at rxvalle@yahoo.com and we will email you a pdf of our Flyer.  Thanks so much.



Classical Guitar Society of Michigan 


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

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

Plymouth Public Library

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2pm Sunday,

November 19, 2017, 2 pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 pm

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2 pm

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2 pm Sunday,

March 18, 2018, 2 pm Sunday,

April 15, 2018, 2 pm Sunday,

 May 20, 2018, 2 pm: CGSM member concert and get-together


you might also like.......


If your a bass head then

Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey Workshop

10840 Northland Dr, Big Rapids, MI 49307
231-796-5611


In collaboration with Tuba Bach, Galloup Guitars will be hosting a workshop with Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten. The setting will be in my new upstairs studio so this is a chance to be part of a small group spending time with these two world class bassist.

The date is September 17th from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. seating is limited, please call for details


Pat Donohue w/Shari Kane and Dave Steele

 @ Trinity House Theatre on October 7th

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

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All Strung Up Tour - October 26th

Featuring Daniel Champagne,  Hussy Hinds and Christine Lenee

@ 20 Front Street  - http://20frontstreet.com/

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Richard Gilewitz - @ Trinity House Theatre on October 27th

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

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We get by with a little help from our friends!

Subscribe to Minor 7th

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music !

Catch their latest addition http://www.minor7th.com/


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

Michigan Luthiers

Charis Guitars - Bay City  https://www.charisacoustic.com/


FE Tellier Guitars - Windsor  http://fetellierguitars.com/


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


Sam Guidry Guitars - Big Rapids http://www.samguidryguitars.com/


Kragenbrink Guitars - Jackson http://www.kragenbrinkguitars.com/ 


Ziegenfuss Guitars - Jackson http://ziegenfussguitars.com/


Zimnicki Guitars - Allen Park   http://www.zimnicki.com/


We would like to thank the folks at 20 Front Street for hosting Calum Graham for 2 sold out shows!   What a gorgeous venue and an amazing performance !



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


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


















Calum Graham Fox TV Friday am - Just Added Billy Mclaughlin

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Dear Friends of MFGS 

Tickets available at the door for

 Calum GrahamSaturday September 9th

On Friday Morning September 8th, on Fox Am Show (Channel 2) please tune in at 9:45 to see Calum's interview and performance

 

 

 'One of the "30 Great Guitarists in the World Under 30'  

                                                          Acoustic Guitar Magazine-2014

 

Calum won the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition in 2010.  He was the first teenager to win this prestigious international competition. 


At

20 Front Street - Lake Orion Michigan

The address is the name of the venue and it's really not that far either!!

248-783-7105

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

Afternoon show Tickets are $10  available through 20 Front Street http://20frontstreet.com/event/calum-graham-3pm-show/

Evening show tickets are $18 available through 20 Front Street 

 http://20frontstreet.com/event/calum-graham-730pm-show/



and also  for your listening pleasure 

MFGS Presents

 Acoustic Eidolon

Saturday September 23rd

Trinity House Theatre  - Livonia

38840 W 6 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

Acoustic Eidolon is an amazing duo composed of a Cellist, Hannah Alkire & Guitarist Joe Scott, who happen to be husband and wife.  They perform original material and gorgeous covers that would fill any room that they would perform in. 

Don't miss this amazing music! 

Last time they performed at Trinity House there wasn't an empty seat in the house. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbI6Zl9k6rU

Tickets are available now for $20 by clicking on      

@ www.fingerstyle.org

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JUST ADDED


Billy McLaughlin - November 18th

 Trinity House Theatre

This is an opportunity to see one of the legends of fingerstyle guitar. Billy emerged on the scene in the 1990’s once reaching Billboards Top Ten Chart with his album ‘Fingerdance’.   After fighting through near paralysis of his left hand he fought back by switching from right to left and resume his remarkable career.  Billy is an amazing performer and entertainer,  this will be a great show

Tickets available soon at www.fingerstyle.org



Classical Guitar Society of Michigan 


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

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

Plymouth Public Library

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2pm Sunday,

November 19, 2017, 2 pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 pm

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2 pm

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2 pm Sunday,

March 18, 2018, 2 pm Sunday,

April 15, 2018, 2 pm Sunday,

 May 20, 2018, 2 pm: CGSM member concert and get-together


you might also like.......

If your a bass head then

Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey Workshop

10840 Northland Dr, Big Rapids, MI 49307
231-796-5611


In collaboration with Tuba Bach, Galloup Guitars will be hosting a workshop with Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten. The setting will be in my new upstairs studio so this is a chance to be part of a small group spending time with these two world class bassist.

The date is September 17th from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. seating is limited, please call for details



Trace Bundy - Sept. 23rd @ The Ark


Pat Donohue w/Shari Kane and Dave Steele

 @ Trinity House Theatre on October 7th

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Richard Gilewitz - @ Trinity House Theatre on October 27th

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

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


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