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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


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









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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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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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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


Galloup Guitars in Big Rapids Michigan  http://www.galloupguitars.com/

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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  




 





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Summer Events - Fall Schedule

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Hoping that you are enjoying the start of this summer and we wanted you to know that there is still some great music to be heard in the area in the upcoming weeks. 

You can always link up with Trinity House Theatre in Livonia  www.trinityhousetheatre.org and 20 Front Street in Lake Orion http://20frontstreet.com/# to catch some really nice music.  

We would like to thank

Trevor Gordon Hall http://www.trevorgordonhall.com/,

Goran Ivanovic https://www.facebook.com/goranguitar/

Fareed Haque http://fareed.com/ 

& Pierre Bensusan http://www.pierrebensusan.com/

for coming here this Spring and performing some knock out shows at Trintiy House Theatre and 20 Front Street.  By the responses that they received we are sure they will all be back at some time in the near future. You can buy their cd's and keep up with them at their web pages. 

Here are a couple great videos shot at 20 Front Street

Trevor Gordon Hall - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-CH29RRiP4

Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzGM-T0VOlk


***UPCOMING SUMMER SHOWS/EVENTS ***

This Tuesday a Free Show online With Calum Graham and Antoine Dufour https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155415981462943&set=a.74565687942.74084.537897942&type=3&theater


Friday July 14 – Hiroya Tsukamoto and Jason DennieTrinity House Theatre @ 8:00 p.m., $15, $12 for subscribers – Purchase Advance Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2978913


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FALL 2017 DATES

Saturday September 9th - Calum Graham - 20 Front Street - 2 Shows. One of the "Great 30 Guitarists in the World Under 30"  Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Saturday September 23rd -  Acoustic Eidelon - Trinity House Theatre  Sold out show last time...save the date!

Friday November 17th - From Rome Italy, Stefano Barone @ 20 Front Street - This is not a as much of a concert as it is a musical journey

Saturday November 18th - From Rome Italy Stefano Barone @ Trinity House Theatre - This is not a as much of a concert as it is a musical journey

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THIS SUMMERS FESTIVALS/WORKSHOPS

Bliss Music Festival July 7th -9th. 

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

https://blissfest.org/festival/

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Interlochen Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2017 

July 26th to July 29th

With Laurence Juber & Pat Donahue

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

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Canadian Guitar Festival

July 28th - 30th -Kingston Ontario

Featuring

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

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

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Subscribe to Minor 7th

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music!

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

 for the review of Antoine DuFour's new music!  

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

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

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

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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  







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

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Dear Friends of MFGS


For our last concert of the Spring 2017 Season

Tickets available at the door

Pierre Bensusan - Friday May 19th

20 Front Street - Lake Orion

Tickets are available at 20 Front Street 

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

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

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

'Best World Music Guitar Player 2008'  Guitar Player Magazine


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

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


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

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

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

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

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




Other Live Music Opportunities


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

June 1st - June 4th

Olivet College, located between Lansing and Battle Creek

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

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

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Interlochen Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2017 

July 26th to July 29th

With Laurence Juber & Pat Donahue

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


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Bliss Music Festival July 7th -9th. 

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

https://blissfest.org/festival/

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Canadian Guitar Festival

July 28th - 30th -Kingston Ontario

Featuring

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Come on out this weekend and see some amazing music. 

 Tickets available at the door.

world class guitarists

Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque

Friday April 28th at Trinity House Theatre

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Tickets are $20

Doors 7:30 and Show at 8pm

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

&

Saturday April 29th at 20 Front Street

a great new venue in Lake Orion

Located at (you guessed it)

20 Front Street

Tickets $20

Tickets available at the door.

Doors at 7pm and show at 7:30

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



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

Saturday April 29th at 1:30 pm

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

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


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


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Tickets Available at the door and some freebies.

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Dear Friends of MFGS 

Just reminding you to shut off Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime this weekend and come out to enjoy some amazing live music from a couple of  world class musicians. 

 Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque Duo
“This show was incredible. The variation in sound over the course of the show was staggering.”Chicago Jam Scene

Friday April 28th

@ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

 Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm 

Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door


This is our last concert of the Spring Season at Trinity House Theatre 
We will have a couple of Candyrat Record CDs www.candyrat.com
 and Detroit Bold Coffee http://www.detroitboldcoffee.com/shop/
 has donated a couple of bags of whole bean coffee to give away! 

&

Saturday April 29th

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

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


Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door


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Save the Date

One Night Only

Pierre Bensusan - May 19th @ 20 Front Street.

www.fingerstyle.org

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Is your guitar not feeling well?  

Paul Murphy who formerly owned Bluefish Music in Plymouth is still repairing guitars and giving lessons.   Paul does the sound for MFGS at Trinity House Theatre and he can be reached at

 734-646-7878

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Minor 7th writes up some great reviews of the music you love and they even have CDs!

Catch their latest addition for March & April http://www.minor7th.com/ You can win some free CDs also! Maybe even Ralph Towner’s new release ?

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

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

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

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14 th Annual Canadian Guitar Festival – Where the best in the world come to play.

July 28 th , 29 th , & 30 th ,

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

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Interlochen Summer Fingerstyle Workshop

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017

  with Laurence Juber and Pat Donohue

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


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Grammy Award winning Sound Engineer Corin Nelson is now in Michigan and showed up at Trevor Gordon Hall’s concert.    You can   find him at www.corinnelsen.com

  Corin has worked with many greats and won a Grammy by engineering Will Ackerman’s album ‘Returning’.

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& MFGS's Own JB Davies now has a web page to showcase his art and musicianship  http://www.jbdavies.com/ 

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













Fareed Haque - Goran Ivanovic on WDET - Concert Update

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Dear Friends of MFGS!

Hoping you'll take some time and come out and see the amazing Fareed Haque/Goran Ivanovic Duo  performing on 


Friday April 28th at Trinity House Theatre at 38860 West Six Mile Road in Livonia.  www.trinityhousetheatre.org,   734-464-6302

doors are at 7:30 and show is at 8pm

Tickets are $20 and  will be available at the door.  Although you could ensure a seat by going to www.fingerstyle.org.

or

Sat April 29th @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. 

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

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

Doors at 7pm and Show at 7:30

Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door.  Although you could ensure a seat by going to www.fingerstyle.org.

Some of the exciting news is that Goran and Fareed  have been invited to perform and be interviewed by WDET's Ann Delisi on her Essential Music program Saturday April 29th at 1:30 pm  http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/.  Of course we all know that Ann is a great supporter of music and the arts in Michigan and Fareed and Goran are geeked to have the opportunity to perform on WDET. 

MFGS is a non profit society and our mission is to promote Fingerstyle or contemporary acoustic guitar music  and the performers who come to play through concerts and occasional guitar workshops.  Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic  are world class musicians and we are lucky to book them together here in Southeast Michigan.  This is the duo's first Detroit area appearance.

Goran Ivanovic has taught as a guest artist at Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, Cornell University, University of Michigan,Depaul University,Truman University,Minnesota State University,Northern Illinois University and has appeared at prestigious events such as Chicago World Music Festival, NY Guitar Festival,NY Jazz Festival,Wall To Wall Guitar Festival,Canadian Guitar Festival,Calcutta Classical Guitar Festival in India as well as legendary Jazz clubs The Blues Alley,Firefly Club,Joe's Pub and Chris Jazz Cafe and the Green Mill.


Guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque enjoys a career that spans the spectrum of musical styles. Moving easily between jazz and classical guitar, Fareed's versatility has created a demand for him with prominent jazz, rock, and classical artists including Sting, Dizzy Gillespie, Paquito D'Rivera, Dave Holland, Joe Henderson,  Cassandra Wilson, , Arturo Sandoval, Medeski, Martin and Wood, , Ramsey Lewis, Nigel Kennedy, Edgar Meyer, Bob James, David Sanborn, Frank Vignola, and many symphony orchestras.

“This show was incredible. The variation in sound over the course of the show was staggering.”Chicago Jam Scene


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  








Goran Ivanovic & Fareen Haque Duo - April 28th, 29th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

MFGS is honored to present for the first time in the Detroit area

 The Fareed Haque / Goran Ivanovic Duo! 

They will be performing 2 shows on

Friday April 28th at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

38840 W 6 Mile Rd - Phone: (734) 464-6302 - www.trinityhousetheatre.org

&

 Saturday  April 29th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion.

20 Front Street in Lake Orion  -248-783-7105 -  http://20frontstreet.com/


Tickets can be purchased at www.fingerstyle.org !

These  2 virtuoso guitarists performing together is something you don't want to miss. This music will be all over the world!

Fareed Haque was voted 'Best World Guitarist' by Guitar Player Magazine in 2009 and his release 'Flat Planet' was twice #1 on the World Jazz Radio Charts. 

“This show was incredible. The variation in sound over the course of the show was staggering.”Chicago Jam Scene



Goran Ivanovic is a master of the nylon stringed guitar having studied with Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch. While he was studying with these masters at the Mozarteum in Salzburg Austria Elliot Fisk and , his parents were expelled from Croatia and were granted political asylum in the United States. 

"Serbian-American guitarist Ivanovic plays unabashedly beautiful music that is as captivatingly melodic and cinematic as it is technically and compositionally sophisticated " -  Guitar Player Magazine


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Thanks to Trevor Gordon Hall, for several amazing performances at Trinity House Theatre and 20 Front Street. Also thanks to special guest and founder of MFGS,  JB Davies,  who was filmed prior to the performance. 

You can catch JB's music and art at his new web page http://www.jbdavies.com/videos.html


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Save the Date - Friday May 19th, One Show Only

 

Pierre Bensusan @ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion 


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Is your guitar not feeling well? 

Paul Murphy who formerly owned Bluefish Music in Plymouth is still repairing guitars and giving lessons.  Paul does the sound for MFGS at Trinity House Theatre and he can be reached at 734-646-7878

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Minor 7th writes up some great reviews of the music you love and they even have CDs!

Catch their latest addition for March & April http://www.minor7th.com/ You can win some free CDs also! Maybe even Ralph Towner’s new release?

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

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

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

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14th Annual Canadian Guitar Festival – Where the best in the world come to play.

July 28th, 29th, & 30th,

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

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Interlochen Summer Fingerstyle Workshop

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017

 with Laurence Juber and Pat Donohue

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


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Grammy Award winning Sound Engineer Corin Nelson is now in Michigan and showed up at Trevor Gordon Hall’s concert.   You can  find him at www.corinnelsen.com

 Corin has worked with many greats and won a Grammy by engineering Will Ackerman’s album ‘Returning’.

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








20 Front Street - Lake Orion - Trevor Gordon Hall - 2 shows

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Last night you missed a great show at Trinity House Theatre

with Trevor Gordon Hall.  

Trevor has 2 shows today, March 25th

at a great new venue

20 Front Street in Lake Orion. 

3pm & 7:30 pm

with Special Guest at 7:30 show -

MFGS Founder and Guitarist JB Davies

 248-783-7105

http://20frontstreet.com/event/trevor-gordon-hall/


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

promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001


Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

 

email:   www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

or just join up with us on  Facebook   !

 

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







Error on Date - Show at Trinity House is tonight, March 24th

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Sorry for an error in the last message. 

As mentioned in all of the prior emails except yesterday;

The concert at Trinity House Theatre with Trevor Gordon Hall is tonight Friday March 24th @ 8pm

$20 tickets available at the door and

Trinity House Theatre is at

38840 West Six Mile Road

Livonia

(734) 464-6302


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

promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001


Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

 

email:   www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

or just join up with us on  Facebook   !

 

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







Come out and celebrate Spring 2017 with some great live music!!

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just a reminder that there will be tickets available at the door 
tomorrow night, March 23rd,  to see
Trevor Gordon Hall at Trinity House Theatre 
38840 West Six Mile Rd.  Just west of I-275 in Livonia
(734) 464-6302
Grab a friend and come out and celebrate spring and live music
 with this great guitarist. 

Here is a video of Trevor 7 years ago when he was already really good! 

At the Canadian Fingerstyle Competition http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/ 
 no speaking on stage, judges are away from the stage and blinded from seeing who the musicians are!


 


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


Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

 

email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

or just join up with us on Facebook !

 

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





Tickets for This Friday, March 24th Available at the Door. Save the Date!

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Tickets for Trevor Gordon Hall's concert at Trinity House Theatre on Friday March 23rd will be available at the door. 

Trinity House Theatre is located at 38840 West Six Mile Road in Livonia

tickets are $20 at the door,  Show at 8, doors at 7:30

This Friday night come out and support a great artists and the venues that allow these artists to perform.  We can only continue to do this with your support!

"...Young, talented, daring...helping to transform the way the instrument is being played around the world..."    Acoustic Guitar Magazine 2014. Selected as Part of Top 30 Guitarists under 30......in the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo9kGHYn_bI


Trevor is also performing 2 shows Saturday March 25th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion with special guest JB Davies.

  http://20frontstreet.com/



Support our Friends


Minor 7th has CDs and some great reviews in their latest addition for January 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


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


Canadian Guitar Festival

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/


Interlochen Summer Fingerstyle Workshop

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


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  












Trevor Gordon Hall - Added Shows

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Trevor Gordon Hall will be performing in Michigan starting on March 23rd. 

Here is what some folks are saying about him

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

" ..Trevor is very skilled ....his compositions are beautiful, atmospheric, open and heartfelt...I admire him very much"      -Tommy Emmanuel  


Thursday March 23rd - Big Rapids - St. Andrews Episcopal Church   

       323 South State Street.  For ticket info call Galloup Guitars at 231-796-5611


Friday March 24th - Livonia - Trinity House Theatre , 38840 West 6 Mile, just west of I-275.  Doors at 7:30- Show is at 8pm.  Tickets are $20 and available online at www.fingerstyle.org


Saturday March 25th - Lake Orion @ 20 Front Street. 

Two Shows , added show at 3pm and second show at 7:30pm with special guest JB Davies .   Tickets available at http://20frontstreet.com/


Sunday March 26th - Detroit- House Concert -  SOLD OUT!


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Upcoming Shows

Goran Ivanovic - Fareed Haque Duo 

Friday April 28th @ Trinity House Theatre

Tickets available @ www.fingerstyle.org

click on 'Buy Tickets Now'


Saturday April 29th @ 20 Front Street

tickets for this show on sale soon at http://20frontstreet.com/

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

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



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MFGS & 20 Front Street
present

Pierre Bensusan

Friday May 19th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion
Tickets are $20 and will be available soon at 20 Front Street. 


Support our Friends


Minor 7th has CDs and some great reviews in their latest addition for January 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


Bryan Galloup @ Galloup Guitars - http://www.galloupguitars.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  







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

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Dear Friends of MFGS

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

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


Thursday March 23rd

courtesy of Galloup Guitars in Big Rapids. 

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

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      Friday March 24th

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

Tickets $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members

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

Tickets now available for this show only available

on www.fingerstyle.org until day of show.

www.trinityhousetheatre.org   734-464-6302

Saturday March 25th

@ 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

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

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

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

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

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


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Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque

April 28th & 29th 2017

Performing at Trinity House Theatre & 20 Front Street

Tickets on sale soon!!

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

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

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

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


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Pierre Bensusan

Friday May 19th 2017

20 Front Street, Lake Orion

Info coming soon!


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OTHER AREA PERFORMANCES


Saturday, February 18, 2017

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

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

Feeding the hungry since 1982

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

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Wednesday March 1st  - California Guitar Trio

at the Ark in Ann Arbor

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


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Wednesday March 22nd

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

Don't miss Ian Ethan Case

 at the International Center for Creativity

in Powell (Columbus) Ohio

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


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Don't forget this summer - Save These Dates

Canadian Guitar Festival 2017
 The 14th Year

&

Michigan's own
 Interlochen Fingerstyle Workshop

featuring Laurence Juber!




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And never forget our good friends

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


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


And Michigan's own Galloup Guitars

http://www.galloupguitars.com/

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

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2017 Schedule for MFGS - Support Live Music

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Dear Friends 

2017 is upon us so a belated Happy New Year is due all.  We'd like you to check out some of the shows we are sponsoring and even the ones we aren't!  In 2016 a new venue in Lake Orion called 20 Front Street opened up. It is a gorgeous venue put together by the efforts Allan Goetz and friends of Lake Orion.  Tony McManus performed there in November 2016 to a Sold Out House and just loved the venue and now they have a café/coffee/ice cream lounge added on.  

http://lakeorionreview.com/future-venue-hopes-to-attract-local-national-talent/

MFGS will be promoting concerts at both 20 Front Street and with our good friends at the non for profit, Trinity House Theatre in Livonia www.trinityhousetheatre.org  . 

Let us know of other events and we'd be glad to post them

We'd even consider coming back to Ferndale and do a few there if we thought we could get enough folks to come out and support a show there. 

So let's start out in order.


Thursday January 19th at 20 Front Street a singer songwriter fingerstylist, Daniel Champange, who has a bit of Jon Gomm flair.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d_unCtXtCw&feature=youtu.be

Tickets avail here http://20frontstreet.com/event/daniel-champagne/

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Saturday January 21st, JB Davies and Dan House in Petoskey.  For those of you up Petoskey way, a couple of MFGS Guys will be putting on a great show at Red Sky Stage.  MFGS founder JB Davies will perform on six string and harp guitar while Dan House will perform on six string and he might bring out some of the other many instruments he performs with.


Tickets:  $10 in advance at the Northern Michigan Artists Market,

(231) 487-0000. Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $15.00, students $8, Kids 12 and under  $5

http://www.redskystage.com/event-schedule-4/#sect-77


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

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

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

Feeding the hungry since 1982


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Our friends at Michigan Classical Guitar Society have some gatherings coming up. They are a welcoming bunch so stop by

Upcoming Local Classical Guitar Events and Related Concerts

CGSM monthly meetings of the 2016-7 season, at the Plymouth Public Library

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2 pm;
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2 pm;
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2 pm;
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2 pm: CGSM member concert and get-together by one of their meetings/performances.

Sharon Isbin with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, April 6, 7 & 9, 2017
Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit

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MFGS is honored to present
Trevor Gordon Hall
Fresh from his Carnegie Hall Performance and his California Guitar Festival appearance.

"...Young, talented, daring...helping to transform the way the instrument is being played around the world..."

Acoustic Guitar Magazine

(Selected as Part one of the Top 30 Guitarists under 30)



Friday March 24th at Trinity House Theatre
Tickets avail at www.fingerstyle.org

Saturday March 25th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion
Tickets available soon - http://20frontstreet.com/



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MFGS is honored to present for the first time

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque
Friday April 28th at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia
and
Saturday April 29th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion
Tickets on sale soon!

Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance features the unrivalled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations.

Their music is carefully balanced between blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty.

 

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque recorded two CDs together - Macedonian Blues and 7 Boats -  to great critical acclaim, even getting the nod as top best acoustic guitar albums 2004 from acoustic guitar magazine. Both have both been so busy that they have not been able to play again together for years.

 

This April 28 and 29 Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque Guitar duo will be reunited in a long overdue concert as part of Michigan Fingerstyle Society Concert Series.

 

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MFGS & 20 Front Street
present
Pierre Bensusan
Friday May 19th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion
Tickets are $20 and will be available soon at their site.

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Don't forget this summer - Save These Dates

Canadian Guitar Festival 2017 - The 14th Year

Interlochen Michigan's Fingerstyle Workshop http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar

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Other Concerts in the area

Al  Di Meola

                          Royal Oak Music Theatre - Feb 21, 2017 7:00PM
 

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California Guitar Trio

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

at the Ark in Ann Arbor

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


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Jesse Cook at the Royal Oak Theatre

Saturday May 13

http://www.royaloakmusictheatre.com/events/detail/326602

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Minor 7th has CDs and some great reviews in their latest addition for January 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 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  













New Concert this week - Spring Season 2017 Shaping Up

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Dear Friends of MFGS


Well we all know that winter is here now but in our title we mentioned Spring 2017.  We will be mentioning our 2017 headliners but first we want you to know about a special concert this week. 

This Friday December 16th the 2015 Walnut Valley International Guitar Competition Winner David Youngman will be performing a Christmas show at Trinity House Theatre. 

Trinity House Theatre is located in Livonia at 38840 Six Mile Rd. Just west of I-275.  

Tickets are $15 and there is a discount if you are a

Trinity House Theatre member.

734-464-6302

David has won several other awards in major competitions and he is a local guy living in Hillsdale. Here is more information.

http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/david-youngman-december-16/

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We also have some exciting non fingerstyle news for 2017.  

AJ's Café in Ferndale won the record for the longest continuous music concert 5 years ago a nd was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the 3rd time.  The concert lasted 360 hours!  Alas, Las Vegas (of all places)  claimed the title a couple years back. 

The Café has since closed but AJ, now of Detroit Bold Coffee fame, and his crew are gearing up to take the title back.  The concert will occur in a heated enclosed shed at Eastern Market from March 10th 2017 until March 27th. 

 AJ will need 400 hrs of continuous music so YES he is looking for performers to participate and be part of this world record performance. http://www.detroitboldcoffee.com/concert/

It actually is a blast to participate as several fingerstylists performed at the prior concerts, most notably MFGS founder JB Davies.   You can be with a band or solo and perform any genre.   So grab a friend, make a band but most of all make plans to attend and to perform. Pass the word around and contact Scott http://www.detroitboldcoffee.com/artist-signup/


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For those of you who missed Tony McManus here is a video shot at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion.  Great guy, great performance and lots of laughter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1sVLRgg66Y&feature=share


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MFGS is working with 20 Front Street and Trinity House Theatre to bring you some of the finest music around.  Here is something to look forward to in 2017

Trevor Gordon Hall

 March 24th 2017 at Trinity House Theatre & March 25th at 20 Front Street

www.trinityhousetheatre.com

http://20frontstreet.com/


Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque

April 28th 2017 at Trinity House Theatre & April 29th at 20 Front Street


Pierre Bensusan

May 19th 2017 @ 20 Front Street


Thinking of buying some CDs for Christmas? 

Minor 7th has CDs and some great reviews in their latest addition for January 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


MFGS wishes you a Happy Holiday Season! 

Stay warm and stay tuned!


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


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





 







Tickets Available at the Door for Tony McManus

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Dear Friends of MFGS,

Tickets for Tony McManus Saturday November 12th at Trinity House Theatre will be available at the door.  

$20 general admission.  This is the last show of the year!  Come out and support these great venues that bring such great music to us.  

Take a listen to this gorgeous piece and come out to see one of the greats on guitar.  He probably won't be back this way for 3 or 4 more years!      





Trinity House Theatre -  www.trinityhousetheatre.org

 

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      







Tony McManus - Saturday Nov 12th - Last Concert of the Season

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Tony McManus will be performing at Trinity House Theatre this coming Saturday November 12th.  This is the last show for us in 2016 and an opportunity to see one of the elite guitarists in the world and according to the late British guitarist John Renbourn (and all of us at MFGS) 

 "Tony McManus is the best Celtic Guitarist in the world!"

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12TH -TRINITY HOUSE THEATRE 

38840 W 6Mile Rd. - Livonia Michigan

Tickets recommended to by ahead of time due to limited seating at Trinity House. Go to www.fingerstyle.org for Tickets

Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members 734-464-6302

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNDAIuJvf5U

Take a minute to see to see Tony perform a couple of years ago at Hughes Room in Toronto. He is a great story teller and a truly funny guy. 

 We only have the opportunity to have these guys come through every 3 or 4 years so don't miss this chance to see Tony. 


Tony will also be performing Friday November 11th at the new venue up in Lake Orion .

20 Front Street presents Tony McManus 

Check their site for the latest information - https://www.facebook.com/20frontstreet/


Wanted to thank Pino Forastiere for his wizardry on the guitar and his magical performance at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Photo courtesy of DJK

DIA soundcheck by DJK

Pino Forastiere Performance - by DJK

Thanks to Rudy Lauerman and the folks at DIA

Stay tuned at the DIA for some more great music and art events

http://www.dia.org/calendar/friday-nights.aspx


 Also this past week Pino performed at the Detroit Institute of Music Education - DIME. They have an amazing group of students and Pino performed 4 pieces and answered some great questions. 

Thanks DIME!  http://www.dime-detroit.com/

Support the folks who help bring this music to you!


Great Reviews of new CDs in Minor 7th's latest webzine.  Purchases through Minor 7th help defray the cost of this great (and free to you) webzine!

http://www.minor7th.com/

 

Check out our friends at  Candyrat records

  www.candyratrecords.com   There are a lot of new artists popping up at Candyrat  click on them to see what's new.   

&

Trinity House Theatre  -  www.trinityhousetheatre.org


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

   

Web site -    www.fingerstyle.org                    

email:    www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com      

                             or just join up with us on Facebook      

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



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










Friday Night Live DIA Free Concert - Pino Forastiere

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Dear friends of MFGS


For those of you who have not had the opportunity to see guitarist/composer Pino Forastiere while he was in Michigan here is your last chance.  Pino has been asked to perform at the Detroit Institute of Arts for their Friday Night Live series and will there this Friday November 4th.  http://www.dia.org/calendar/friday-night.aspx?id=5980&iid=

This is a free event for those in the tri-county area
there are tours of the museum starting at 6pm. 

 Music is at 7pm and at 8:30 in the stunningly gorgeous
Diego Rivera Court!



Also remember the amazing Tony McManus will be performing on Saturday November 12th.  It is highly recommended to get tickets online since Trinity House Theatre has limited seating. 

Just play this 13 minutes of youtube to hear and see when you come to Trinity House on Saturday November 12th!  Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm!


 Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members and can be purchased at www.fingerstyle.org


Support the folks who help bring this music to you!


Great Reviews of new CDs in Minor 7th's latest webzine.  Purchases through Minor 7th help defray the cost of this great (and free to you) webzine!

http://www.minor7th.com/

 

Check out our friends at  Candyrat records

  www.candyratrecords.com   There are a lot of new artists popping up at Candyrat  click on them to see what's new.   

&

Trinity House Theatre  -  www.trinityhousetheatre.org


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

   

Web site -    www.fingerstyle.org                    

email:    www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com      

                             or just join up with us on Facebook      

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



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








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