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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/   


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











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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

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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/



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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


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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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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 

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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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From Rome, Italy - Stefano Barone - Multiple Dates

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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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Update on Ticket Sales for Don Ross This Friday & Saturday

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Dear Friends of MFGS


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


Don Ross

Friday March 9th @  Trinity House Theatre

38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia

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

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

Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8

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


Don Ross

Saturday March 10th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

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

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

Doors at 7pm show at 7:30

http://20frontstreet.com/

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

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  






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2 Time National Fingerstyle Competition Winner - Don Ross

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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  





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