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Update on Pat Donohue's Concert and Workshop.

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just to let you know that there are a couple dozen tickets still available for Pat Donohue’s concert this coming Saturday, September 26th at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia.  We can’t stress enough on what a great guitarists and entertainer that Pat Donohue is.  Maybe another quote would help sway you to come out and see one of America’s great guitarists. 

His playing is rich with active, nimble bass lines that would in themselves seem to give a guitarist plenty to do. Laid against them are the complex chord work and elaborate, deftly-executed single-note runs. It's about as much harmonious sound as can be produced by two hands, wood, and strings...”Los Angeles Times

And Just as important!  We get questions on why we don’t have any more guitar workshops?  MFGS took a break from sponsoring concerts for a while and along with that we backed off of the guitar workshops.  Pat Donohue asked if we would sponsor one of his workshops and he is one of the preeminent guitar teachers in the world! This is an opportunity for guitarists of all levels to sit with him for 2 hours, watch him perform, have him watch you play, learn some theory, learn some licks, ask any questions that you want and then get $10 off his concert ticket price!  Sounds like a deal to me! 

We had posted our old number 248-646-4030 and there seems to have been a glitch in signing up so if you tried to call and didn’t’ get through here is a new number and an email address.  We do need a minimum of 4-5 guitarists so call or text 248-953-6223 or email michfingerstyle@gmail.com.   Guitar workshop is at Trinity House from 3-5 pm and you can pick the best seats for the show and then take a break and come back for the show.

2 Hour Guitar workshop is $40 and you then get $10 off of the concert ticket price.

 

Trinity House is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia

On 6 Mile Rd just west of I-275 and east of Haggerty

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

Trinity House no longer takes reservations so all tickets will be sold online .

Tickets are sale at www.fingerstyle.org

 

                           ************Upcoming MFGS Shows *****************

Saturday November 7th

Grammy Winner Al Petteway and Amy White

@Trinity House Theatre

Tickets on sale @ www.fingerstyle.org

 

 

Saturday November 21st MFGS presents

Billy Mclaughlin & Jeff Arundel

At ‘The Barn’ on Walton Blvd in Rochester Hills. 

This is a private house concert for 40 lucky folks and you may bring a beverage of your choice. Tickets are $25 and tickets are on sale now at www.fingerstyle.org

 

 

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And our friends at the Michigan Classical Guitar Society would like you to know they are back for the fall.

Plymouth Public Library, 223 South Main Street, Plymouth, MI

(Go to www.guitarmichigan.org and click on ‘meeting locations’ for directions.)

 

We missed their first concert/meeting but here are the rest for 2015.  

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library, CGSM HOLIDAY PARTY/CONCERT

and performances  by ..........................

Concert by Javier Calderon -

Wednesday September 30 at Noon in Kerhl Auditorium, VistaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI. Admission free. For more information about the concert and the guitarist: www.schoolcraft.edu/music

Masterclass with Ekachai Jerakul

 Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1-4pm, Madonna University. Auditor fee is $20.

Classical Guitarist - Ekachai Jerakul 

Sunday, October 25, 2015. The 2014 Guitar Foundation of America competition winner. Kresge Hall at Madonna University. General admission at the door: $20 and students are $15.

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Check out our friends at Minor 7th - www.minor7th.com

Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!

 

Also our friends at Candyra thave a great selection of artists to choose from check out their latest additions and buy a few from them also -  www.candyrat.com

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promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001

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email:www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or just join up with us on Facebook!

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Grammy Winning Guitarist Pat Donohue - Sept. 26th

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Saturday September 26th Michigan Fingerstyle presents

@ Trinity House Theatre in Concert and Guitar Workshop

  

 

Grammy Winning Guitarist Pat Donohue

Saturday September 26th

Trinity House is located at 38840 Six Mile Rd in Livonia

On 6  Mile Rd just west of I-275 and east of Haggerty

  www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

Trinity House no longer takes reservations so all tickets will be sold online. 

Tickets are sale at www.fingerstyle.org

½ of the tickets are sold already and Trinity House only seats about 80 folks

 

“I first heard him on the radio and got upset. Then I heard him in concert and got more upset. He thinks harmonically, improvises beautifully, and writes. If you're a guitar player, he's going to haunt you...”Leo Kottke

“Donohue's steel string solos swing and boogie like good bar room piano playing. The complexity of his arrangements is obscured by effortless chops.”    Acoustic  Guitar Magazine

This is your opportunity to see one of the finest American Guitarists performing today.  Donohue has one Grammy to his name and is a National Finger Picking Guitar Champion.  Pat performed live on Garrison Keeler’s ‘Prarie Home Companion’ for 20 years and he now devotes himself to live shows and guitar workshops.

Speaking of Guitar Workshops,  Pat will be hosting a guitar workshop just prior to the show at Trinity House.  From 3pm-5pm you can learn from one of the greats!  This is for guitarists of all levels.  The guitar workshop costs $40 but you receive a $10 discount on your concert ticket by attending the workshop.

Please call 248-646-4030 to register for the workshop or email michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

****************Upcoming MFGS Shows *****************

Saturday November 7th

Grammy Winner Al Petteway and Amy White

@Trinity House Theatre

Tickets on sale @ www.fingerstyle.org

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Saturday November 21st MFGS presents

Billy Mclaughlin & Jeff Arundel

At ‘The Barn’ on Walton Blvd in Rochester Hills. 

This is a private house concert for 40 lucky folks and you may bring a beverage of your choice. Tickets are $25 and tickets will be on sale soon!

 

 

Other Events

This Wednesday September 16th in Petosky Michigan you can see the amazing Pierre Bensusan perform at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. concert starts at 7:30pm
Tickets are $20, available at the door at 7:00pm
Advance order tickets  

call Leslie (231.330.4085) or Bill (231.342.6319)

 

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...JUST ANNOUNCED FROM

Calum Graham !!!

Today I launched my very first crowdfunding project :-D

I'm raising funds for my new Acoustic/Vocal EP and the 40 day campaign starts TODAY! I'll be recording in November and will be releasing the new EP in early 2016. Right now, I'm in Germany playing some shows for the next 10 days to help offset some of the project costs. I'm really stoked about this new EP and can't wait for you all to hear it!!

Please support if you enjoy my music and want to hear what I've been working on the past year...


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1393257226/calum-graham-the-new-acoustic-vocal-ep



Thank you! -  Love,  Calum

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Thanks for supporting the artists and the venues that host them!!

This is one reason why your support is so important!

 

https://medium.com/@Innerviews/the-finger-s-on-the-self-destruct-button-8502f3cc4b5c

 

Check out our friends at Minor 7th

www.minor7th.com

 

Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!

 

Also our friends at Candyra thave a great selection of artists to choose from check out their latest additions at www.candyrat.com

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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



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Benefit Concert This Monday - MFGS Fall Concert Tickets on Sale.

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Sometimes we are presented with the ability to help others in need. Kevin Ransom was a music writer for the Detroit News and Ann Arbor News for a total of 25 years and he gave a lot of effort and time supporting local artists; now it is our turn to support Kevin! . Kevin has had a string of bad fortune and is in need of our assistance. There is a benefit concert featuring many regional musicians at the Ark this Monday, August 24th. The article link will give you more info and if you cannot attend the concert then you can help out through a 'Go Fund Me' account set up for Kevin.

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/07/benefit_concert_to_feature_che.html

http://www.gofundme.com/ymy3bw

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MFGS 2015 Fall Schedule

Tickets are now on sale at www.fingerstyle.org for our upcoming concerts at Trinity House Theatre. Trinity House no longer takes reservations so all tickets will be sold online at www.fingerstyle.org

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 Italy's Stefano Barone has had to postpone his fall tour due to his father's illness. We we are sending our thoughts and prayers for him and his family. Hopefully he will be able to visit the States in the Spring of 2016.

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Saturday September 26th Michigan Fingerstyle presents

Grammy Winning Guitarist Pat Donohue

 

 

@ Trinity House Theatre

38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia

Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

Pat is one of the most amazing & versatile guitarist we’ve ever hosted.  He has performed for MFGS several times in the past but it has been some time since we've heard the likes of his licks. He just happens to have been the guitarist for the Prarie Home Companion program hosted by Garrison Keilor for 20 years but now is devoting most of his time to his music and teaching.  

Pat puts on an amazing show and we are fortunate that he would like to host a guitar workshop for the MFGS. The guitar workshop will be held from 3pm to 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House Theatre.  There will be discounted concert tickets for workshop attendees.  The workshop costs $40 for 2 hours and then the concert ticket will only cost you $10. Call 248-646-4030 for reservations

“Donohue's steel string solos swing and boogie like good bar room piano playing. The complexity of his arrangements is obscured by effortless chops...”Acoustic Guitar Magazine

 

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Saturday November 7th

Grammy Winner Al Petteway and Amy White

 

 

@ Trinity House Theatre

38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia

Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7:30

Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members

 

The repertoire of Amy White and Al Petteway includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, percussion and vocals.

Al and Amy have recorded music for six of Ken Burns PBS specials including ‘Mark Twain’, ‘The National Parks’ and ‘The Roosevelts’.

 

Al and Amy will also host a guitar workshop. The guitar workshop will be held from 3pm to 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House Theatre.  There will be discounted concert tickets for workshop attendees.  The workshop costs $40 for 2 hours and then the concert ticket will only cost you $10.

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Late Breaking News!

MFGS will be hosting

Billy McLaughlin and Jeff Arundel. November 21st 

 

This performance will be at ‘The Barn’ in Rochester Hills Michigan follow.  Only 30 tickets will be made available for this show.   More news to follow

 

 

Thanks for supporting the artists and the venues that host them!!

This is one reason why your support is so important!

https://medium.com/@Innerviews/the-finger-s-on-the-self-destruct-button-8502f3cc4b5c

 

 

Check out our friends at Minor 7th

www.minor7th.com

Purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!

 

Also our friends at Candyrat have a great selection of artists to choose from check out their latest additions at www.candyrat.com

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MichiganFingerstyle 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

 



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SUMMER UPDATES - FALL CONCERT LINEUP!

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Calum Graham & Tentative Fall Schedule

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Supporting the Music and those who bring the music to you!

 

On May 2nd (in 2 weeks) we will be hosting Calum Graham @ Trinity House Theatre and there are still some tickets available.  Calum also has a performance at Mackenzie Hall in Windsor on Friday May 1st so if you know any folks across the border please let them know. 

 

 

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXJ5fgadB2k

 

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

Friday May 1st in Windsor Ontario    http://www.windsorfolk.org/  

 

            Saturday May 2nd @ Trinity House Theatre.  

Tickets available online @ www.fingerstyle.org or you may call Trinity House Theatre to see if they have tickets available to reserve www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Calum's Trinity House show is at 8pm and doors open at 7:30.  Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members.  This will be our only show this Spring so come out to see someone who.................

-Won the Canadian Guitar Festival Competition in 2010

-Was named by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30'  (yup, that means on the planet!)

-Received many other accolades and won other competitions but one of the foremost guitarists in this genre describes Calum as "“He’s the most promising young guitarist I’ve seen, ...... “His command of the guitar is really impressive.” Andy McKee

                                     

 

 

                                                                    

 

Our Friends at the Classical Guitar Society of Michigan have a Concert on May 17th in Plymouth!

 CGSM-MEMBER'S CONCERT/GET TOGETHER-The Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

When: Sun, May 17, 2pm – 4pm

 WherePLYMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (map)

DescriptionPlymouth Public Library Walldorf Room. Free parking and entrance in the back of the building off South Union Street. If you would like to play solos or ensembles in the concert, please email me with the names and composers of the pieces you’d like to play by May 1st at: president.cgsm@gmail.com, so we will have time to print the programs. This is a chance to share what you love with an audience that loves to hear it! We plan to have a finger-food-luc​k afterwards. Bring your favorite snacks and drinks to share. More information will follow in the next newsletter. Should be a great time! All are invited. Bring your family and friends! Musically Yours, Brian Roberts, President, CGSM All are welcome join our audience or play in the concert. Go to our website for more info:

                                   www.guitarmichigan.org

 

 

The 11th Annual Canadian Guitar Festival July 24th, 25th, 26th

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

 

Word on the street is that there is a local guitarists competing in this years event!

Hint.....He opened for Michael Chapdelaine about 1 year ago at Trinity House

 

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This Summer at Interlochen Guitar Camp

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015

 

and This Fall

Jon Gomm CANCELLED - WILL RESCHEDULE 2016

 

September 26th, 2015 Candyrat Recording Artist

Maneli Jamal! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69MJ4UGzvl4

 

Italy's (& Candyrat's) Stefano Barone October 2015 date - TBD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDFP_MbvyGc

 

 

Check out our friends at http://www.minor7th.com/

purchasing CDs through Minor 7th helps keep them keepin on bringing you The Best In Non-Mainstream Acoustic Guitar Music!
 
Also our friends at Candyrat have a great selection of artists to choose from check out their latest additions at  www.candyrat.com
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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



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JB Davies - March 6th in Lake Orion - May 2nd Calum Graham

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Dear friends of MFGS

JB Davies & Ben Hassenger

Friday March 6th

Live! From the Living Room Acoustic Showcase

 
Unity of Lake Orion
3070 S. Baldwin Rd
Orion Township, MI
 
Admission: $10.00/person   Doors open at 7:30     Show at 8:00 pm
 
 
Ben Hassenger is known as Michigan's Ukulele Ambassador as well as being a guitarist and songwriter that focuses on the important things in life like love, food, dogs, Michigan, and the Detroit Tigers. He will be appearing with Steve Szilagyi on upright and ukulele bass.  Ben’s style is enthusiastic and joyful.  He is a master of the guitar as well as the mighty uke, writes songs about baseball, and has traveled the world as an educator.
 
JB Davies started playing guitar at the age of a 14 after seeing a John Denver concert with his mom (in matching western shirts). Seeing Leo Kottke perform in 1998 ignited him to become a student of the contemporary fingerstyle guitar movement and JB has studied under some of the top pioneers of the genre. This inspired him to explore the roots of this tradition, leading him to a turn of the century instrument called the harp guitar. JB's repertoire is eclectic, ranging from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to contemporary fingerstyle artists and his own originals. He plays in heavy alternate tunings using acoustic, baritone and harp guitars. His technique utilizes two handed tapping, two hands over the top and other unusual methods.  JB is Co-Founder and past President of the Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society (www.Fingerstyle.org)
 
Here is JB Davies performeing with Trevor Gordon Hall  this past weekend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fPgK1wroY8

 
The Living Room Acoustic Showcase is in a beautiful auditorium, comfortable seating, fine sound system, and free, convenient parking.  Refreshments available
 
Directions:  Take I-75 N to Baldwin Rd North exit 84A. Go north on Baldwin Rd approx 1.9 miles.  To the west you will see the Dollar General.  Unity of Lake Orion shares a short driveway with the Dollar General.  Turn west into the drive then jog left into the church parking lot.  The church is set back from the road and might not be hard to see at first.  Coming from the south, if you get to Waldon Rd, you've gone too far.
 
Here's a map link
 

 

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Tickets on Sale Now for Calum Graham

Saturday May 2nd

@ www.fingerstyle.org

  go to www.fingerstyle.org and  click on 'buy tickets' on left side of screen

Trinity House Theatre

Candyrat Recording Artist Calum Graham was the winner of the 2010 Canadian Guitar Festival

Named one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar Magazine!! 

http://www.acousticguitar.com/News-Features/30-Great-Guitarists-Under-30/30-Under-30-Part-3-Sean-de-Burca-Newton-Faulkner-Sofia-Gleeson-and-Calum-Graham

Tickets are $20 General Admission and $17 for Trinity House Members

   If there is enough interest for a guitar workshop please let us know @ michfingerstyle.@gmail.com

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Check out our friends at  http://www.minor7th.com/ 

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
 
also our friends at Candyrat www.candyrat.com
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Pino Forastiere's New Album ' Deconstruction' is available to download @ Itunes or amazon.com
Awaiting the CDs ....to arrive soon !
Until then you can downlad it at  https://itunes.apple.com/album/id957713214
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We would love to post more acoustic guitar concert information for you so please let us know and we will post it on our website or place it in the newsletter.

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001, 248-646-4030

Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or on Facebook !

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



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Tickets on Sale for Calum Graham - Pierre Bensusan - New Events

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Tonight! February 14th

Annual Breakfast at St. Andrews Benefit in Ann Arbor.  Please consider this great musical event for a great cause.   BREAKFEST 2015, the sixth annual benefit concert for the Breakfast at St. Andrew's daily meal program. 

The concert is at The Ark in Ann Arbor.  Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($30 - all general admission) are on sale now through  and the Michigan Union Ticket Office: 734-763-TKTS.  http://breakfastatstandrews.org/breakfest-concert.htm   Hope to See You There !!

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THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH, 8PM

Pierre Bensusan

             Kreft Center Black Box Theater 

4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor MI
Tickets: $15 ($8 seniors and students)-
734-995-7537

"Pierre’s music gives me the shakes. No other guitarist shares his strange gifts of sophistication, accessibility and downright joy. Even at its most complex, Pierre’s music only needs ears to be enjoyed".   Leo Kottke

"Listening to Pierre Bensusan is rejuvenating. Beside his extraordinary touch and tone, the notes and melody appeal directly to the tender side of our human nature". Steve Vai

  http://www.cuaa.edu/knowconcordia/arts/music.html

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Saturday February 21st @ 8pm

Acoustic Routes Concert - Saline Michigan

107 W. Michigan Ave

Featuring Tim Monger

$10 cover (all to the artist)  734-429-0060

Tim Monger has performed at the SXSW music and film conference in Austin, Texas, and with artists including Patti Smith, is currently recording the follow up to his critically-acclaimed solo CD, "The New Britton Sound."

http://www.heritage.com/articles/2015/02/13/saline_reporter/news/doc54da2ef7c8262197725986.txt

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     Friday February 27th @ 8pm

@ Stone House Concerts in Detroit

Lac La Belle featuring Nick schillace and Jennie Knaggs

Multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, Jennie Knaggs & Nick Schillace are Lac La Belle. The influence of early Americana is evident in their songwriting, telling stories that capture the human experience. Their wonderful new CD “A Friend Too Long” has been described “as wildly beautiful and organic as modern music gets.”…and it’s true!Don’t miss this fabulous duo, who will make music as wildly beautiful and organic as music gets in the intimate setting of a living room!

http://stonehouseconcerts.com/

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Tickets on Sale Now for Calum Graham

 (  click on 'buy tickets' on left side of screen @ www.fingerstyle.org  )

May 2nd @ Trinity House Theatre

Candyrat Recording Artist Calum Graham is the winner of the 2010 Canadian Guitar Festival and appeared @ TH with Don Ross in 2014.  Trevor is now touring solo and has new release coming out this month. 

Named one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.  http://www.acousticguitar.com/News-Features/30-Great-Guitarists-Under-30/30-Under-30-Part-3-Sean-de-Burca-Newton-Faulkner-Sofia-Gleeson-and-Calum-Graham

Tickets are $20 General Admission and $17 for Trinity House Members

Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm.   If there is enough interest for a guitar workshop we will see if we can arrange that. Please email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com if you are interested in a workshop before the show.

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Check out our friends at  http://www.minor7th.com/ 

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music
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Pino Forastiere's New Album ' Deconstruction' is available to download @ Itunes or amazon.com
Awaiting the CDs ....to arrive soon !
Until then you can downlad it at  https://itunes.apple.com/album/id957713214
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We would love to post more acoustic guitar concert information for you so please let us know and we will post it on our website or place it in the newsletter.

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001, 248-646-4030

Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or on Facebook !

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

 

 



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Updates - Trevor Gordon Hall - Pierre Bensusan

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Trevor Gordon Hall - Good news and perhaps bad news?  If you have tickets for Trevor's upcoming  house concert consider this good news.  If you don't then unfortunately the concert has completly sold out.   But you can hear him by picking up his album at www.candyrat.com or use the link through our friends at Minor 7th which helps the artist and the folks at Minor 7th who do these great review! http://www.minor7th.com/

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Remember the Annual Breakfast at St. Andrews Benefit in Ann Arbor on February 14th.  Please consider this great musical event for a great cause.   BREAKFEST 2015, the sixth annual benefit concert for the Breakfast at St. Andrew's daily meal program, will be Saturday, February 14, 2015 at The Ark in Ann Arbor.

 Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($30 - all general admission) are on sale now through  and the Michigan Union Ticket Office: 734-763-TKTS. 

http://breakfastatstandrews.org/breakfest-concert.htm   Hope to See You There !!

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We recently learned that Pierre Bensusan will be returning to this area

 -When: Friday, February 20, 2015, 8:00pm

Where: Kreft Center Black Box Theater, 4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor MI
Tickets: $15 ($8 seniors and students)-
734-995-7537

“One of the world’s most distinctive and influential guitarists." The Washington Post

Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014), "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his first album, "Près de Paris,” "Best World Music Guitar Player " by Guitar Player Magazine, Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent world musicians today.   http://www.cuaa.edu/knowconcordia/arts/music.html

Here is Pierre's song written after the death of Michael Hedges - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPJ5dosLuEQ

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Today!

Pino Forastiere's new CD 'Deconstruction' is now out!

Here is one of his gorgeous pieces called 'Go, Go, Go, Said the Bird' 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytoPkKOF3vs

The CD is available at https://itunes.apple.com/album/id957713214

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Save the Date !!!

Calum Graham - Saturday May 2nd Trinity House Theatre - tickets will be available soon through our website  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB4GRmgUpR8&list=RDFXJ5fgadB2k&index=4

Calum is also looking for other midwest venues so if you have any suggestions please contact us and we will hook him up! michfingerstyle@gmail.com

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Calum and our good friend Stefano Barone are working on new albums as we speak. 

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We would love to post more acoustic guitar concert information for you so please let us know and we will post it on our website or place it in the newsletter.

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001, 248-646-4030

Web site - www.fingerstyle.org email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

or Facebook !

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

 

 

 

 



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Concert Updates & Zimnicki Guitars

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Dear Friends of MFGS

It appears that our good friends, California Guitar Trio, have done it again.                             

Trinity House (TH) has announced that the CGT show has sold out for September 21st. 

TH has a wait list and they will be confirming the reservations already placed so, if you'd like to try to go you can call them to get on their wait list, who knows what might happen?

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Trinity House Theatre 38840 West Six Mile
Livonia - 734-464-6302

OTHER NEWS!!!

Michigan Luthier Gary Zimnicki has recently been making instruments out of maple wood from floorboards and fir wood from old ceilings reclaimed out of 100 year old homes in Detroit and they are simply stunning!  Stunning enough so that PBS Channel 56 is brodcasting a video about his use of reclaimed wood for instruments on the show 'Detroit Performs'  this Tuesday at 7:30 pm. 

http://video.dptv.org/video/2365268696/

       

www.zimnicki.com

 

Upcoming show @ Trinity House!!!

(Heads up!   This one will sell out too!)

October 25 – Trace Bundy - 8:00 pm, doors @ 7:30

Tickets $20, $17 for TH subscribers 

 

 Other Michigan Concerts

Laurence Juber Oct. 23rd and 24th in Three Rivers and In Lansing Michigan http://www.laurencejuber.com/concerts.html

 

Other Local Music !!!

Our great friends at Candyrat Records have a couple of their artists touring locally on Saturday November 1st, 2015 at PJ's Lager House in Detroit! http://www.pjslagerhouse.com/ 

 

The Lager House is Located at 1254 Michigan Avenue, Detroit MI 48226 three blocks East of old Tiger Stadium, two blocks West of MGM Grand and down the street from our nearly world famous Slows BBQ

 

Although not your typical fingerstyle guitar artists we have always appreciated the support of Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com so please take a moment to check out

 

The Reign of Kindo

According to the band's Facebook page, the members describe themselves simply as, "makers of music". Their style is altogether jazzier than most bands in the genre, "mixing complex, jazz harmonies and dissonances" with a Pop music influence. According to the band's recording studio videos, posted on YouTube by rpoland, they incorporate several other instruments in some of their songs, such as the Cello, the Tenor Saxophone, and many forms of auxiliary percussion. Here is an example of their sound

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

and

Matthew Santos 

This singer songwriter has been with Candyrat Records now for several years and recently toured in England with Stefano Barone & Gareth Pearson! Matthew has also appeared on the David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and Ellen DeGeneres shows!  Give this a listen and hope to see you at PJ’s Lager House!  We will update you with more info on time etc as we get closer to this event! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV9yPc_EYw

Thank You for supporting the artists who create this beautiful music and the venues that allow them to perform!

We would love to post acoustic guitar concert information so please let us know.

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001,    248-646-4030

Web site - www.fingerstyle.org       email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com       

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Bert Lams - Tom Griesgraber in Ann Arbor this Sunday!

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More late breaking event info!!!

California Guitar Trio guitarist Bert Lams and San Diego Stickist Tom Griesgraber will be performing in Ann Arbor on Sunday August 10th.

Bert and Tom have been writing and touring together for several years now and are supporting their recent CD release "Unnamed Lands". Michigan wasn't part of their original stop but since they were going to be in the area, they got in touch with Oz and put together a performance at Oz's Music in Ann Arbor for Sunday and then clinics for both Stick players and guitarists on Monday. You can reserve a spot ahead of time by calling Oz's at 734-662-8283 or you can show up and pay at the door.

If you're within driving distance from Ann Arbor, you really should check these guys out. They are a fantastic duo

copy this onto youtube and enjoy!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU0MaVHXV54

Information on these sites!

http://www.thossounds.com/schedules.html

http://www.thossounds.com/lamstg/


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Canadian Fingerstyle Champion - Craig D'Andrea

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We have just been informed that on Saturday August 16th there will be a rare and intimate house concert featuring Candyrat Recording Artist and 2007 Canadian Guitar Festival Champion Craig D'Andrea.  Opening for Craig will be MFGS founder JB Davies.

This will be a rare opportunity to see an internationally known fingerstylist in a house concert at a private residence in Birmingham.  There are only 30 seats available for this and the cost will be $30.  
All proceeds will go to Craig D'Andrea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrGOrQeQEfg&list=RDYrGOrQeQEfg#t=0

Doors open at 7pm and music starts at 8pm.  We will not be serving alcohol but you may bring your own to consume.

To reserve a seat and receive directions or ask other information to this special event you would need to email left6@aol.com ASAP.

  Reservations are on a first come basis and only 30 tickets will be available for this concert. 



Upcoming Fall Events sponsored by Trinity House Theatre

Sunday September 21st - California Guitar Trio

Saturday October 25th Trace Bundy


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***Still Some Tickets left for Muriel Anderson ***

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Come out and support the mission of MFGS

MFGS has been promoting fingerstyle guitar in Southeast Michigan since 2001 and this will be our second from last concert.  As a volunteer organization we have decided to take a hiatus from the Spring and Fall Concert Series!! 

Take this opportunity to see one of the most gifted and remarkable guitarists we have ever had.  We don't think there is anyone so versatile as to play Classical, contemporary and 'Chet' on nylon, steel string and even harp guitars.  

Should be a great show.......so don't miss it. 

Muriel Anderson is the first woman to ever win the International Fingerstyle Championship in Winfield Kansas!

Also!  Muriel will be interviewed this Saturday, April 26th on Ann Delisi's Essential Music Program on WDET.  Tune in to your radio before 12 noon @ 101.9 FM or listen on your computer at http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/  

Tickets are still available at www.fingerstyle.org or call Trinity House @ 734-464-6302

Our final two shows are at Trinity House Theatre, 38840 West Six Mile Livonia

trinityhousetheatre.org

 

 

Show Times are at 8pm - doors at 7:30pm


Here are a couple of her styles



 
Muriel Anderson will be hosting a guitar workshop on Saturday April 26th At Trinity House Theatre from 3pm - 5pm. 
 
The workshop will focus on Muriel's famous 50 Right-Hand Techniques You MUST Know!
 
All workshop attendees will receive a free CD from a selection of Candyrat Record Artists and a $10 discount on Muriel's Concert.  Call 248-646-4030 for reservations.  www.candyrat.com

 
May 4th 

Legendary Uilleann Piper Paddy Keenan is joined by guitarist John Walsh for a concert of traditional music. Paddy was a founding member of The Bothy Band, a group that forever changed the face of Irish music, and is generally acknowledged as the most accomplished uilleann piper performing today.

Sunday, May 4th .@ 5:00pm - Conor O’Neill’s Celtic room - 318 S. Main St. Ann Arbor -Tickets: $18 at the door - For Tickets contact Colleen Shanks | colleen.e.gavin@gmail.com | 734. 255. 5310

Guitarist John Walsh will be sponsoring a guitar workshop on Friday May2nd in Pleasant Ridge Michigan @ 23716 Woodward in the Section 8 Productions Building -  Workshop starts at 7pm and will last 1.5 hours Contact Colleen Shanks at 734-255-5310 for information

 *********May 2nd ************

MFGS's own JB Davies and Paul Gaughan Live at Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music in Royal Oak on 1109 South Washington St.   Concert at 8pm!    

 
 

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

Promoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001,   

www.fingerstyle.org        www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com or Facebook!

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Michael Chapdelaines Concert Will Sell Out

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 Dear Friends of MFGS

Michael Chapdelaine in Concert

Saturday March 29th

With Special Guest  Yeman Al-Rawi

at Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Doors at 7:30 ...show at 8pm. 

Tickets are $20, $17 for Trinity House Members

Just a reminder:  If you are considering attending Michael Chapdelaine's concert on Saturday there are, as of this writing, 7 tickets left.  It will sell out, especially after he performs on Ann Delisi's 'Essential Music Show this Saturday at about 12 noon.  You can hear the show on 101.9 FM or get it on your computer at

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

There are a few workshop seats left but if you would also like to come to the concert you would need to make sure there are concert seats available by going to www.fingerstyle.org. 

Over the next 3 shows we will be raffling off dozens of amazing CDs provided from our friends at Candyrat Records.  www.candyrat.com

Our next show will be with Muriel Anderson on April 26th.

One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.

Final Show for the MFGS Spring and Fall Series

Don Ross and Calum Graham on May 17th  

Tickets on Sale for both shows now www.fingerstyle.org

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,  

www.fingerstyle.org       www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

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

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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 www.fingerstyle.org


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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOyIWQHqDDs

 

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!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiAbqfaYGwk

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,  www.fingerstyle.org

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



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Michael Chapdelaine - March 29th @ Trinity House

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Michael Chapdelaine

Saturday March 29th

  Trinity House Theatre

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

Tickets $20 Available at www.fingerstyle.org


Michael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist ever 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.  http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOyIWQHqDDs

 

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 nice variety of Candyrat Records CD 's provided by Rob Poland of Candyrat Records

www.candyrat.com

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!   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,  www.fingerstyle.org

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



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Michael Chapdelaine - March 29th

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Michael Chapdelaine

Saturday March 29th

  Trinity House Theatre


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

Tickets $20 Available at www.fingerstyle.org

Michael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist ever 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.

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOyIWQHqDDs

 

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. Workshop attendees will receive a $10 discount to the concert and a choice of a nice variety of Candyrat Records CD 's provided by Rob Poland of Candyrat Records

www.candyrat.com

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! 

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, 

www.fingerstyle.org

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2014 Spring Concert Series

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Dear Friends of MFGS – Save these dates!! 

 

As we put this newsletter together, even we were impressed by the caliber of artists for this, our final season.  Each and every one of them is an elite world class guitarists.  And perhaps it is fitting that in 2001, our first concert performer was Don Ross and Don will be the one to end an era with us in May.

 It would be great to see all of you come out and support our upcoming artists!

Peppino D’Agostino-  Saturday March 8th

Not sure how one goes from being self-taught after playing his cousins guitar at age 10, to being  named “Acoustic Guitarist Of The Year” in 2007 by Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards and also  Guitarist Of The Year” by Fingerstyle Guitar in 2008, but Peppino sure has the recipe.  Peppino returns for his second visit with MFGS and has received accolades from renowned guitaris Andy Mckee.   Peppino’s command of the instrument is amazing,” says McKee. “He can play in so many styles, employing many different techniques. He is one of the most versatile acoustic guitarists I’ve ever met.”   And another guitarist you’ve heard of , Tommy Emmanual: “  Peppino’s music is deep and beautiful.”

 

 Michael Chapdelaine – Saturday March 29th                                                          

 Michael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world's top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres; the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championships at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield , Kansas.  From New York's Lincoln Center to the Cactus Cafe in Austin, from Milano to Bangkok, Michael continues to enchant, dazzle and surprise audiences and critics alike as he redefines the modern acoustic guitar with his amazing technique, "soulful" expressiveness, and versatility as a performer, composer and arranger/producer. His performances, played on both steel string and classical guitars, include musical styles ranging from blues to Bach to country to rhythm n' blues as he wins his audiences hearts with breath taking technique and the poetic magic of his original musical portraits and landscapes.  

Muriel Anderson - Saturday April 26th

Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. An engaging performer, her obvious joy of music, humor, and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide. She has recorded with country legend Chet Atkins, performed in New York with Les Paul, at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall with the Chicago Symphony and in Tennessee with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. She is host and founder of Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night®, the premiere music event at the semi-annual NAMM music trade shows, and also the founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity.  She is a prolific composer of music on guitar and harp guitar, and tours year round in North America, Europe and the Far East.

 

Don Ross with Caleb Graham- Saturday May 17th

Don Ross has  been touring the world long enough now to have become an influence on a generation of guitarists and other musicians. He feels fortunate to have grown up sheltered from the influence of too many other acoustic guitarists, as it had made it easier for him to focus on the composing and playing of music, rather than focusing on technique-based pyrotechnics. That said, he has still managed to be the only player to win first place twice at the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in 1988 and 1996.

Don will be performing with a guitarist that you are lucky to see at this stage of his career. Calum Graham won the Canadian International Fingerstyle Competition in 2010 and steadily has matured into one of the top young guitarists in the world.

All Shows are at Trinity House Theatre
38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, next to I-275

$20 & Trinity House Members $17

 734-464-6302  Door @ 7:30 – Show @ 8pm   Online tickets available this Saturday at www.fingerstyle.org

Each performer will offer a 2 hr guitar workshop at 3pm the day of the show. Workshop tickets are $40 and this gets you a $10 discount on your concert ticket.  

 

Other news

Goran Ivanovic Trio Winter Tour hits Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor and the UP http://chicagoacoustic.net/#/content/events/2014/01/21/goran-ivanovic-trio-winter-tour-2014-chicago-katerinas-01212014-2697

Al Petteway and Amy White Perform Sunday March 2nd  -  A benefit for the St. Andrews breakfast program! http://breakfastatstandrews.org/breakfest-concert.htm

 

 

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001, www.fingerstyle.org

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Stolen gear in Windsor, Ontario 12/28/13

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We will be coming out with our new year's newsletter soon. We wanted you to know about some guitarists having their guitars and gear stolen in Windsor Ontario as soon as we heard about it.  Windsor is just across the border from Detroit. 

http://windsor.spottedin.ca/posts?id=750

 

Have a safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve !

Talk to you soon

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Added Dates in Michigan For Pino Forastiere -

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Dear Friends,

 Back in 2005 we hosted an unknown guitarist from Italy named Pino Forastiere.  He had a couple Youtube videos and we were intrigued by his work and when we saw him perform here with MFGS we were stunned by his musicality and his flawless technique.  He will be performing Saturday night October 26th at Trinity House Theatre. Door at 7:30, show at 8pm. Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House members.

 It is hard to describe Pino's performances but one of our members said Forastiere is "Simply Brilliant".  This will be our last concert of this 2013 season. Pino has added a couple other Michigan shows so if you live in the UP or know anyone near there check these out.

 

Tuesday October 22nd in Escanaba Michigan at Positively the Center of Success, 1300 Ludington, Escanaba Michigan. Tickets are $12  for information call the center at (906) 789-7446

 

Wednesday, October 23rd in Marquette Michigan @ The Federation of Women's Club @ 104 W. Ridge Rd. Marquette. Door at 7p , show at 7:30 - Tickets available at the door are $12

 

Part of MFGS's mission is to support the artist who perform the music we love.  Pino is one of the elite guitarists for this genre in the world.  The renowned John Stropes of the Peck School of the Arts in Wisconsin (and the one who transcribed Hedges works and co-authored 'Rhythm, Sonority, Silence' along with Hedges) says of Forastiere " he  is one of the finest fingerstylists to emerge in the last decade"  (he's talking about on the whole planet!)

 

This will be an amazing night of music!

Here is one of Pino's first pieces that got us hooked way back in 2005!   http://youtu.be/TqNHaCUIAlw

 

concert tickets available at www.fingerstyle.org

or by calling Trinity House 734-464-6302

Forastiere will host a 2 hour guitar workshop for performers of all levels. 

     All workshop attendees will receive $10 off their concert ticket

Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot at the workshop!

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001, www.fingerstyle.org

 

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

 

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Ed Gerhard and other events

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Occasionally we receive emails at michfingerstyle@gmail.com. One recent email asked why we only have two concerts this fall?  Well, the timing didn't work out between the artists and the availability at Trinity House for other great guitarists to play.  We did feel that we hit the jackpot with the performers we do have. Grammy winning guitarist  Ed Gerhard will perform Saturday October 5th and then on Saturday October 26th we were able to snag Italian master Pino Forasitere! 

We hope that you will take the time to attend these concerts for without your support we won't be able to continue this work.  We also support other guitarists when we get information about their performances.  For instance 

This Tuesday September 24th, MFGS friend and Michigan Classical Guitar Society member David Polla and his son Darrin will be performing a benefit concert at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial at 7:30pm.  The performance will include some solo classical pieces by David Polla then some solo 'folkish/pop' pieces by Darrin Polla , followed by some duets with voice/steel & nylon string/ mandola. After a break there will be some horns and drums joining the group.  Grosse Pointe War Memorial is on the shores of Lake St. Clair at 32 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pte Farms, inbetween Cadieux Road and Moross (7mile) (313) 881-751.  Proceeds will go to Living Hope Church.  Support local musicians!

Friday September 27th our friends the California Guitar Trio are at the Ark!  

On Saturday October 5th MFGS is honored to present

Grammy Award Winning guitarist ED GERHARD!

@  Trinity House Theatre
734-464-6302

 Ed last graced our stage in 2008 and he has been performing at concerts and workshops all over the world since then.  Looks like Ed comes around every 5 years so don’t miss the opportunity to hear him perform and sit with Ed for 2 hours at his guitar workshop and receive ½ off your concert ticket!  

 Call 248-646-4030 for reservations to the workshop and then pick out your favorite seat before the show!!

Italian master Pino Forastiere will be returning for his 5th appearance here at MFGS on Saturday October 26th.  More information to come.

All MFGS shows will be hosted at the Trinity House Theatre ,

located at 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152, unless otherwise stated. 

Please visit their website and support them by attending some of their other shows.     http://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlhttp://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlhttp://www.trinityhouse.org/index.htmlww

Seating at Trinity House is limited to 87 seats.  These will be great concerts and workshops.    Tickets for MFGS shows are  available at www. fingerstyle.org

To reserve a seat at Ed or Pino’s Guitar Workshop   please   call 248-646-4030

 

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Summer Events from MFGS

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Michigan's Summer is finally underway so we would like you to know of upcoming events.

Please let us know of other guitar events occuring in the Michigan Area

June 21st, at 7pm in Pontiac Michigan

Crane Centre Benefit Concert with John Standefer

Crystal Ballroom, Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility

1 Lafayette, Pontiac Michigan

 Tickets $35 (tickets will go on sale May 1 (details available soon)
All proceeds support the Crane Centre, a not for profit corporation.

 

June 22, 2013, 9 AM - 3 PM Orchard Lake, MI
Guitar Fingerstyle Workshop with John Standefer
Lakeside Coffee House (2nd floor of Orchard Lake Presbyterian), 5171 Commerce Road
Fee is $50. Lunch is provided. Contact Steve Orr to sign up in advance at  734.552.9228   or email @
sorr3_2000@yahoo.com
Topics include: fingerstyle solo and accompaniment guitar, reading tab & charts, music theory.

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Interlochen's Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

July 24th - July 27th

With Alex DeGrassi and Michael Gulezian

http://college.interlochen.org/category/fingerstyle-guitar-workshop


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Don't Miss The Canadian Guitar Festival  August 2nd – 4th, Featuring these great artists    

MC – Holmes Hooke

 

Performers –Dan Crary, Don Ross, Brooke Miller, Calum Graham, Mauricio Montecinos, Ewan Dobson, Tim & Myles Thompson, Michael Manring, Tony McManus, Beppe Gambetta, Ed Gerhard, Vinnick & Fines, Gareth Pearson, Trevor Gordon Hall & Dylan Ryche  *****    Plus the 2013 Fingerstyle Competition ********

_________________http://comevisit.com/vezco/festival/index2.html_______________


 

-Don't forget our friends at the Fur Peace Ranch - www.furpeaceranch.com

And stay in tune with acoustic guitar music and reviews @  www.minor7th.com

-Remember Trinity House for concerts throughout the summer www.trinityhousetheatre.org

And of course listen to some great music on WDET's Essential Music with Ann Delisi http://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/ and Rob Reinhart http://wdet.org/shows/rob-reinharts-essential-music/

And now our friend Stefania Beginini plays some very good music from Roma Italia on Sundays https://www.facebook.com/PersonalJesusRadioPopolareRoma?fref=ts

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Fall 2013  Performers to date for Guitar Workshops and Performance with MFGS

 

- Saturday Oct 5th, Grammy Award Winner  Ed Gerhard

 

-Saturday October 26th  from Roma Italy - Pino Forastiere

 

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

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

Phone 248-646-4030 – Email michfingerstyle@gmail.com or please join us on Facebook        

 



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JB Davies tonight in Royal Oak, Acoustic Eidolon tomorrow in Livonia

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Tickets Will Be Available at the door for
our final concert of this 2013 Spring Series
featuring
Acoustic Eidolon
 Saturday April 27th, Show 8pm -doors @ 7:30
Trinity House Theatre

Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 6 Mile   just west of I-275 in Livonia

(734) 464-6302  www.trinityhousetheatre.org

 

Stop by and enjoy this amazing duo! 

 

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Also, Tonight Friday April 26th  in Royal Oak

 

our own JB Davies is performing with Paul Gaughan

@ The Detroit School of Rock and Pop

 

1109 South Washington St.

 

 

Keep in touch with us on Facebook or by email @  michfingerstyle@gmail .com

If you hear of any interesting concerts or Workshops this summer please let us know!

The Michigan Fingerstyle Gui! tar Society is a 501 (   3) (c) non-profit organization

 

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

 



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Billy McLaughlin Show will be sold out.

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Dear Friends of MFGS

The Billy McLaughlin Concert this Saturday night will be sold out.

As of now there are only eight tickets left and 2 of them will be held until Tomorrow evening for any additional guitar workshop attendees. Billy's workshop is from 3pm to 5pm at Trinity House Theatre.

Guitar Workshop Tickets are $40 and there is a $10 discount off of the cost of the concert ticket for workshop attendees.

To reserve a workshop spot please call 248-646-4030

The best option at this point is to see if any tickets are on our website www.fingerstyle.org or to call Trinity House and to be put on the reserve list or the waiting list.  Information about Trinity House @  www.trinityhousetheatre.org

38840 Six Mile just west of I-275 in Livonia,

 

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THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 25TH.  8pm to 10:30pm

Live! From the Living Room Acoustic Showcase
www.OldFrontPorch.com
located in the atrium of the Oakland Arts Building
next to the Blue Note Cafe
7 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac, MI
Admission: $5.00 person

 

Paul Gaughan  - sees himself as a singer-songwriter in the tradition of people like Neil Young, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, and other artists from the sixties and seventies. His acoustic-guitar based songs draw from a variety of styles, including folk, rock, and country, and tend to be emotionally honest. Together with friend Gary Senick, Paul has performed in a number of musical outfits over the years. Recently, they have been performing as a duo, Senick and Gaughanfunkel. Gary is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who is known for his high tenor voice and enthusiastic performances.   

JB Davies - President and Co-founder of the Michigan Fingersty Guitar Society will perform a set featuring tunes from some of his favorite artists such as Billy McLaughlin, Laurence Juber and Michael Hedges. JB heartily favors the two handed tapping technique and has incorporated this style into several of his own originals.

***********AND DON'T FORGET- IN TWO WEEKS!!!***************

Tickets are on sale now for the

February 9th, 2013 Concert & Guitar Workshop by Candyrat Records Recording Artist

Trevor Gordon Hall

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

CandyRat Records has introduced us to an amazing array of acoustic guitarists to enjoy and Trevor Gordon Hall is one of that stable’s ‘young guns’. You’ll want to be the one to say “I saw him at MFGS in 2013”. He’s that good!!.

Sharp, absorbing and beautiful meditations for guitar that will get your mind moving in new ways." Tom Moon, Music Critic; Contributor to NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’/Rolling Stone/GQ/Blender/Vibe/Spin, writer of ‘1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die’   

www.trinityhousetheatre.org               www.fingerstyle.org

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. Originating in 2001, MFGS is an all volunteer non-profit society promoting the appreciation of Fingerstyle and Other Acoustic Guitar Music through concerts, workshops and goodwill.

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

e mail @ michfingerstyle@gmail.com

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Billy McLaughlin - Saturday January 26th

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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Presents in Concert and Guitar Workshop

Billy McLaughlin

Saturday January 26th 8pm - Doors @ 7:30

Trinity House Theatre

Tickets $20 -- $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members -

- $10 for Guitar Workshop Attendees

 

38840 Six Mile just west of I-275 in Livonia,

Phone:(734) 464-6302 

Tickets available online @ www.fingerstyle.org

 A serious professional in his teens, McLaughlin left his home and rock band in Minneapolis for the University of Southern California guitar department where he became interested in minimalist composers Phillip Glass and Steve Reich. Employing what would become his signature style of placing both hands on the fretboard, McLaughlin began composing for his first release using a technique of 'hammer-ons" and 'pull-offs" that create a harp-like effect on the acoustic guitar. This unusual approach led Billy to extensive national touring earning multiple NACA Campus Entertainer awards. In 1995 McLaughlin signed a multi-album international contract with Virgin Records label Narada whose first release, Fingerdance, peaked at #7 on the Billboard charts. Hundreds of shows a year and another release deep into the contract with Narada, he began struggling with his hands – something felt 'off" and it was getting worse.

For two years he struggled with a mysterious and unrelenting condition of unexplainable muscle spasms and contractions. Shockingly as symptoms grew worse he could no longer perform most of his own repertoire. In 2001, Billy was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder called focal dystonia. The diagnosis was confirmed at the Mayo Clinic.................

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

Billy will be hosting  a 2 hr, hands on,Guitar Workshop from 3pm – 5pm the same day as the show. Workshop cost is $40. Concert tickets are discounted  $10 for workshop attendees.  These workshops are for guitarists of all levels.  After the workshop you may pick your seat for the show and there are lots of great restaurants in the area to fill in the time between the workshop and the show.  Plus you get the best seat in the house for the concert!  Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot at the workshop or for other info.

            Also appearing soon

Friday January 18th  Fingerstyle guitarist Elden Kelly performs at the Ten Pound Fiddle www.tenpoundfiddle.org Solo show. Elden Kelly--voice, string instruments. Special guests Dave Sharp--Bass; Carolyn Koebel--Percussion.  www.eldenkelly.com
Box office opens at 7; Doors open at 7:30; Show at 8. Tickets: $15 public; $12 Fiddle members; $5 students. Tickets available on line at www.tenpoundfiddle.org after Sept. 1, 2012, or at the door. (more) Unitarian Universalist Church (855 Grove Street East Lansing, MI)

Saturday January 19th  Two Time Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Don Ross and Brooke Miller appear in Windsor.  Both Brooke and Don had CD’s in 2012 that were named best in 2012 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, for more info click here  ..http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/179965372145846/?fref=ts

...    http://acousticguitar.com/article/default.aspx?articleid=28715&page=2#tejagerken

Friday January 25th our own JB Davies will be performing at the Blue Note Café in Pontiac. 7 N Saginaw St, Pontiac, MI 48342 , (248) 648-1350        

www.trinityhousetheatre.org  www.fingerstyle.org

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. Originating in 2001, MFGS  is an all volunteer non-profit society promoting the appreciation of  Fingerstyle and Other Acoustic Guitar Music through concerts, workshops and goodwill.

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

email @ michfingerstyle@gmail.com

Or join us on Facebook



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This Saturday November 3rd Eric Lugosch in Concert.

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MFGS is Proud to Present This Saturday, November 3rd

 

US Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Winner

 

 

Eric Lugosch

Saturday November 3rd at Trinity House Theatre

One of the original great fingerstylists of our time.  

Lugosch places his tunes within pleasant, folkish guitar settings....he masterfully exploits his prodigious fingerpicking skills, embellishing his simple, flowing songs with appealing baroque flourishes that sound homey rather than flashy. "    Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

“ He has a discernible style and approach to the instrument that I really admire and respect. And frankly, that moves me and reminds me of why I love and play music in the first place.” Stephen Bennett

“Eric’s playing has a indefinable quality that hits you immediately. As a guitar player you may notice how beautiful the playing is and how effortlessly it flows.       Pat Donohue 

 To save a spot at  the workshop call  248-646-4030. 

 This is a 2 hr. workshop for guitarists of all levels and will be held 3pm - 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House.   Two Hour Workshop fee is $40 and workshop attendees will receive $10 off your concert tickets.

 

All of the MFGS Shows at Trinity House Theatre start at 8pm (doors 7:30)

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

Trinity House Theatre is located @ 38840 West Six Mile – in Livonia
For Tickets go online @ www.fingerstyle.org  

or call Trinity House 734-464-6302 www.trinityhousetheatre.org

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society & Trinity House Theatre are 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations

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

Michfingerstyle@gmail.com- phone @ 248-646-4030 And please join us on Facebook!

  

 

 



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