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Still Some tickets left for Michael Chapdelaine - March 29th @ Trinity House


Michael Chapdelaine

Saturday March 29th

  Trinity House Theatre

With Special Guest - Yemen Al-Rawi

Part of the mission of MFGS is to promote the art of fingerstyle guitar.  How better can we do this then to offer the stage to one of our up an coming young guitarists.  Yemen has been a loyal follower of MFGS for 4 or 5 years now.  Come on out and see who might be doing a solo show in a few years!

Trinity House Theatre  38840 West Six Mile
Livonia - 734-464-6302  Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm

Tickets $20 Available at

There are still some tickets left for Michael Chapdelaine's concert.  Not to be redundant but Michael is the only guitarist ever (like in the whole world) to win First Prize in the world's top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres.

   Chapdelaine earned the distinction of winning the 20th annual National Fingerpicking Championship, traditionally dominated by steel string players, while playing on a nylon string classical guitar. In the 80's and 90's Chapdelaine proved himself to be one of the world’s finest classical guitarists; twice winning the coveted National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Grant, and taking First Prize in both the Guitar Foundation of America's and the Music Teachers National Association's Guitar Competitions.  

    His teachers included the great Spanish maestro Andres Segovia .

Michael will appear on Ann Delisi's Essential Music on WDET's 101.9 at about 12 noon on March 29th.

He recently signed with Candyrat Records and here is one of his original pieces recently posted on YouTube


Michael Chapdelaine's Guitar Workshop

Michael will host a 2 hour guitar workshop from 3pm to 5pm the same day as the show. The cost of the workshop is $40 and the workshop attendees will receive a $10 discount to the concert and a choice of a great variety of Candyrat Records CD 's provided by Rob Poland of Candyrat Records

Michael is Professor of Music and head of guitar studies at the University of New Mexico, and has previously been on the faculties of the University of Colorado at Denver and Metropolitan State University.  He has given master classes throughout the world including, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Peru, Venezuela, Taiwan, Indonesia and at institutions such as, University of Miami, Mannes School of Music, University of Texas, and California State University.    

Here is an opportunity to spend 2 hours with one of the most acclaimed guitarists in the world! This is for guitarists of all levels and Michael promises to treat everyone nicer than Segovia did to him at one of the Master Classes!

For workshop info call 248-646-4030 Seating is limited

  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 - Ron Stavale

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Thanks For Your Support and Don't Miss This Event!!!


Dear Friends of MFGS

We would like to take a moment to thank you for your support in this our 10th season of presenting Fingerstyle Guitar concerts, workshops and picking parties.  Thanks to Mike Moss @ Callahan's for offering his venue for our concerts and to Pete who does the sound in the house. Can't forget our 'main man'  soundman extroidinare, Rick Ratcliff.

We would like to thank these truly amazing guitarists who came to the  Detroit Area to perform and teach Fingerstyle Guitar.  Preston Reed, Pierre Bensusan, Tony McManus, Stefano Barone, Craig D'Andrea, Antoine Dufour, Gareth Pearson, Ewan Dobson, California Guitar Trio (Bert Lams, Paul Richards & Hideo Moriya)  & International Guitar Night consisting of  Pino Forastiere, Brian Gore, Alexandre Gismonti and Clive Carrol.

More thanks to those that support our picking parties

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Music in Plymouth  ,

Tracey Ambrozy of Tracey's Cafe in Warren,

Gordy Shelst of  Shelest Music in St. Clair Shores.

Also a huge, huge thanks to Rob Poland of Candyrat Records  for his support of our organization and his efforts in promoting guitar music and singer songwriters all over the world. 

We cannot thank enough our dear friend and a fabulous supporter of Fingerstyle Music Pam Rossi of 'Overeasy'.  Sadly her show was cancelled and we certainly miss her and wish her well.  Music misses her too!

We still have Ann Delisi on WDET 

and her cohort  host of Acoustic Cafe Rob Reinhart and Essential Music on WDET

Enjoy the summer and if your looking for a great guitar fix you cannot miss the Canadian Fingerstyle Festival coming up at the end of July.  It is a bit of a hike to get there but once you look at the lineup you'll think more than twice on whether to go there.   Click on this site and look through the amazing lineup and the location &  Hope to see you there !!!

On our facebook page!/pages/Michigan-Fingerstyle-Guitar-Society/145932971825  you can post if you are driving or looking for rides to the Canadian Festival.  Also VIA Rail leaves from Windsor (and other points in between) and considering the price of gas I think the rail line is pretty competetive. 

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

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Upcoming Fingerstyle Events & Last Concert of Spring Season


Don't Forget!!!

This Saturday, May 21st, 2011 @ Callahan's Music Hall

The Final Concert of our Spring Season featuring

Candyrat Recording Artists

          Craig D'Andrea       Antoine Dufour

"Creating new audiences for fingerstyle guitar by playing tunes with jaw-dropping chops"                    Acoustic Guitar Sept 2008


Craig and Antoine have both won the Canadian International Fingerstyle Competition, Antoine in 2006 and Craig in 2007.  Their careers have skyrocketed and they have been touring on Candyrat Records 30 City Tour  If you were at Stefano Barone's April 16th concert you got a glimpse of some of the great music you'll hear when Craig performed one of his new pieces. They last performed here to a great crowd as special guests with Pino Forastiere and their current tour has been getting great reviews. We hope you can come out to see them at Callahans  As usual we'll have some CDs to raffle off and stop on in for a bite to eat and some good seats since doors open at 6pm.  Online ticket sales feature a discounted price so click on the link or you can pick up tickets at the door.   

Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Seniors and $5 for Students.  Online tickets are discounted.

      Discounted Tickets Available Here                                               

Craig and Antoine will host a guitar workshop for students of all levels.  Cost of workhsop is $40 and it get's you into the concert at 1/2 the door price.  Cost to HS Students is $20.  The Workshop 3pm - 5pm just before the concert.  Call 248-646-4030 for information on the workshop or the concert. 

      Craig's new CD released today, April 26th, 2011

A piece from Antoine's latest CD  'Sound Pictures'

And from their last performance for Michigan Fingerstyle - 2009

Discounted Tickets Available Here

This will be our last concert of the Spring Season...Don't miss it! __________________________________________________

Dear Friends of MFGS

Thanks to Stefano Barone and Glenn Poorman for a really great show on April 16th. Also thanks to Luthier Jim Howard for coming all the way down from Boyne with some really nice guitars that got a fair amount of play that night.  Jim's web site is,%20luthier.html

Don't forget This Weekend's Picking Party

MFGS Picking Party this Sunday,May 1st from 4pm-7pm at Shelest Music Store in Saint Clair Shores.

22410 Harper Ave,  On Harper just west of 9 mile road in Saint Clair Shores, MI 586-218-7071

This is a non competetive relaxed get together where guitarists can come to play or listen. Hosted by Dave Pierson who will spend some time on an alternate tuning DADGAD, and then open up the time for discussion and performing.  Great opportunity to try a few tunes in front of supportive friends.

Guitar Friendly Refreshments Available


Tuesday May 3rd - the Saint Columban Concert Series in Birmingham Michigan featuring 6 amazing Michigan Guitarists.  Some really fabulous local guitarists including -Nathan Montgomery, Bob Tye, Dan Mervak, Brett Lucas, Jim Nelson, Sean Blackman.

Call 248 -842-8124 for information on this show.

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

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Musical Gear For Sale


Alesis HR16B drum machine - $75.00 or best offer

ART SGE Digital Super Effector/Pitch Transposer with X-1 Midi Foot Controller - $100.00

Kawai XS-1 16 bit Synthesizer Module - $75.00 or best offer

Roland CM64 Synthezizer Sound Module - $75.00 or best offer

Peavey Deuce VT Series Guitar Amplifier, 2-12# speakers, dual channel, 120 watts of power - $150.00 or best offer

Fender Frontman practice amplifier  $75.00


All equipment is in very good condition and has all manuals and boxes included. 

Please call 248 435-5038 and ask for Merv if interested.


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