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Friends of MFGS 

As we mentioned in the last newsletter, our good guitar loving friends at Minor 7th sent us a link and said "book this guy if you can".  We checked him out ..... found open night and did just that!

We booked Ian Ethan Case for Saturday May 14th at Trinity House Theatre.   Show starts at 8, doors are 7:30. Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members.  Tickets available at www.fingerstyle.org

We consider ourselves friends so we are telling you "go see this guy!".  It is so nice to hear about and to go see someone perform who you have not heard of and who's approach to the guitar is refreshingly new and amazing! We probably won't be able to book him for 2 or 3 years, if that!  By then you might have to fight be able to get tickets to see him. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgFEVN-1AOU

In January 2013 Ian was invited to perform with some of the world’s foremost guitarists and bass players as part of Muriel Anderson’s "All-Star Guitar Night" at the annual NAMM convention in Anaheim CA, where he shared the stage with Robben Ford, Victor Wooten,and Stanley Jordan, among others. Since then he has gone on to perform with some of the most respected artists in his genre, including solo bass icon Michael Manring and Grammy Award-winning reed player Paul McCandless (Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Oregon), as well as top-notch classical musicians from the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

The accolades for Ian are endless.  Here are a few more.

  “...a style beyond even the great double-neckers like Jimmy Page and Richie Sambora...an inventively new vein of guitar playing.” “It’s entrancing to watch...as he rambunctiously weaves between fret boards, slapping and tapping the sounds of the guitar to life seemingly effortlessly in a style that you’ve likely never seen before.” -Bill Mickelson - Port Orchard Independent (WA)

The results of his exploration are stunning, beautiful, moving and expressive...be prepared to hear something like you’ve never heard before, to venture into wild and uncharted territory.” -Jen O’Callaghan - Nashua Telegraph / Encore / Granite Sounds (Nashua, NH) 

" A sonic feast, an epic journey both aurally and conceptually....Each piece is a mini-symphony that holds the attention fully. Run toward the Mountains is a major achievement which is sure to confirm Case amongh the ranks of significant artists at work today!"   -    Minor 7th

                     

Don't Miss This Show with Ian Ethan Case! You Won't Be Disappointed!

 


Again, Stefano Barone www.stefbarone.com would like to thank all the folks who helped make his tour  tour a huge success. Special thanks to Brian Kaufman www.bkjounalism.com who chose Stefano's music to back his beautiful and important film "The Eye of The Wolf' which was featured at the Detroit Free Press Film Festival, www.freepfilmfestival.com . Thanks to Bret Hoag and the folks at Oakland University's Music Department and also Paul Schauert and the folks at D.I.M.E. for inviting Stefano in to talk to the guitar students.   Also the Marquette Federation of Women's Club,  Christina Carlin at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, Marty Scott at The Red Sky Stage in Petoskey, Patti Barrow at The Section House in Little Lakes Michigan, Mike and Joelle at The Orpheum in Hancock, Bryan Galloup and his gang at Galloup Guitars in Big Rapids, Jim Stevenson and his group at the International Center for Creativity, Abby & Allison at Kerrytown Concerts in Ann Arbor and the folks at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Traverse City! A very special thanks to Seamus Shinners of Connermara Concerts in Traverse City for working so hard to keep live music coming up to the Northern Michigan

Support the folks who help bring this music to you!
Check out our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyratrecords.com  
& also Minor 7th magazine    www.minor7th.com for the latest reviews of this great music. 

And of course ...thanks to you for continuing to support the venues and the organizations that bring live music to you! 

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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Spring Concert Series and other Guitar Events

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All of us here at MFGS wish you much happiness and health in this New Year!!!  

 

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Doors open: 6:00pm Start time: 7:00pm
 
Tim and Myles Thompson 
at 
The Hanging Tree House Concert Series 
Washington,  Michigan 48095 


Suggested Donation: $15-$20



100% of donation goes to the artist

Address will be provided with your RSVP confirmatio

lease RSVP to: cwerkman@sbcglobal.net

for more info , copy and paste    http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/event-creinis20160204.html


Bring a dish to pass and join us for a potluck (optional) with music to follow at 7 pm. BYOB 


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Before we present our Spring Series we would like you to know about an important benefit concert on 

Saturday February 13 in Ann Arbor next month at The Ark

Breakfast at St. Andrews Benefit Concert!

 St. Andrews has provided breakfast for anyone who needs it and one of their most important fundraisers is this event put on by Acoustic Routes


  Doors Open: 7:00 pm   Show Starts: 7:30 pm   Ticket Price: $30

 https://www.facebook.com/events/624141947728326/


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For an interesting Detroit Event 

Detroit BOLD Presents

In the Spirit of Sadie Hawkins

Saturday February 27th 7p to 10p 

at Eastern Market, Detroit


Honoring Detroit's rich history of Working Women, Detroit Bold in partnership with the Eastern Market presents: In the Spirit of Sadie Hawkins, a Launch Party for the Million Bag March to build viable, self-sustaining Community Cafes in Detroit neighborhoods.

FOOD, DRINKS, COFFEE, LIVE MUSIC, & MORE!!!
SHED 5, Detroit Eastern Market. 7-10 PM
JUST $10

Featuring: Music of Motown, The Willow Run Rosies, and on-site Craftswomen of Detroit


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-the-spirit-of-sadie-hawkins-tickets-20700884904

https://www.facebook.com/events/546972132127788/

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For this 2016 MFGS Spring Concert Series 

we are featuring 3 performances, 2 of the guitarist are performing with MFGS for the first time!  

 On Saturday March 19th at Trinity House Theatre we are hosting Maneli Jamal.  Maneli has quite a diverse background having lived in 5 different countries and moved 20 times before he was 18.  His compositions are a unique blend of his incredible technical skill woven with the history of his family’s nomadic journey.

 

Here is 'Movement 1 - Awakening' from his CD 'Lamaj Movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyjLVUdFNV0

 

Maneli has received many accolades from audiences and guitarists alike and he was named one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30' by Acoustic Guitar Magazine along with MFGS friends Trevor Gordon Hall and Calum Graham. 


 "Jamal shows his mastery of phrasing, a sumptuous tone, and an ability to wrest emotion from every note, even from the pauses between the notes." -  Minor 7th - Céline Keating

 "Maneli Jamal is an upcoming star and is writing some powerful music with a personal narrative that is compelling and meaningful."  -  Andrew York, Grammy Award Winning Guitarist

Tickets are now on sale at www.fingerstyle.org  Trinity House Theatre does not take reservations any more.  

Door at 7:30 and show at 8pm 

$20 general admission, $17 for Trinity House Members  www.trinityhousetheatre.org


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 On Wednesday April 6th we are hosting MFGS friend and an amazing guitarist  from Roma, Italia  Stefano Barone.   

***This performance will be at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor  ***

 Barone, born in Naples, moved to Rome, studied with Pino Forastiere and signed with our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com   Stefano has accomplished some amazing feats by having over nearly 5 million views of his compositions on Youtube.  The depth and originality of his music is unmatched.  

 Here is one of Stefano's most recent pieces from his CD 'Danze Altalenanze' called 'Altalenanze'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3YE8iWjkCA

 

"Michael Hedges would have been proud that his legacy has been so transformed into the new Millennium by such luminaries as Stefano Barone"   Minor 7th - Alan Fark 

 

Tickets will be on sale soon at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor

 http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/

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Saturday May 14th - Goran Ivanovic Trio!  


Although this is a bit of a reach for our typical solo fingerstyle guitarists performances you will find yourself listening to a refreshing jazzy, Latin, Eastern European sound on this night.  

Take a guitarist who was born in Croatia and at age 12 entered one of the most prestigious music schools in Europe 'Mozarteum' in Salzburg where he studied under such famed guitarists such as Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch.  

 Then after years of performing on his Richard Brune nylon string guitar, mix him with a drummer and bass player in Chicago and you have the Goran Ivanovic Trio!

The Goran Ivanovic Trio will perform at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia on Saturday May 14th.    


 

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For those interested – Kaki King is performing Monday January 18th  at The Ark

http://www.theark.org/shows-events/2016/jan/18/kaki-king

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Upcoming Classical Guitar Society of Michigan Events

https://www.facebook.com/guitarmichigan/?fref=ts

 

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library

Sunday, February 21, Sunday March 20th, Sunday April 17th, Sunday May 15th,

 

Barrios Guitar Quartet - Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 3:00 PM 

http://cranbrookmusicguild.org/current-season/

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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 Candyrat have a great selection of artists and CDs/Flash Drives  to choose from check out their latest additions at  www.candyrat.com


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Please!

Support the musicians, venues and organizations that bring us such great music! 

 


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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Spring 2016 Concert Series and other Events

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Dear Friends of MFGS

All of us here at MFGS wish you much happiness and health in this New Year.  

Before we present our Spring Series we would like you to know about an important concert in Ann Arbor. St. Andrews has provided breakfast for anyone who needs it and one of their most important fundraisers is this event put on by Acoustic Routes http://breakfastatstandrews.org/breakfest-2016.htm   
  • Doors Open: 7:00 pm 
  • Show Starts: 7:30 pm 
  • Ticket Price: $30
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    For this Spring Concert Series we are featuring 3 performances and  2 of the guitarist are performing with MFGS for the first time!   Talk about world influences, we are hosting a guitarist born in Italy, one from Croatia and one from Iran!  On Saturday March 19th at Trinity House Theatre we are hosting Maneli Jamal.  Maneli has quite a diverse background having lived in 5 different countries and moved 20 times before he was 18.  His compositions are very unique and blend his incredible technical skill woven with the history of his families nomadic journey. Here is 'Movement 1 - Awakening' from his CD 'Lamaj Movement' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyjLVUdFNV0. 

    Maneli has received many accolades from audiences and guitarists alike and he was named one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30' by Acoustic Guitar Magazine along with MFGS friends Trevor Gordon Hall and Calum Graham. 

    "Jamal shows his mastery of phrasing, a sumptuous tone, and an ability to wrest emotion from every note, even from the pauses between the notes." Minor 7th - Céline Keating

    "Maneli Jamal is an upcoming star and is writing some powerful music with a personal narrative that is compelling and meaningful."  -Andrew York, Grammy Award Winning Guitarist

       Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members.  Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm. 

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    On Wednesday April 6th MFGS is hosting an amazing guitarist at from Italy Stefano Barone. This performance will be at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor.  Barone, born in Naples, moved to Rome and studied with Pino Forastiere and signed with our friends at Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com.  Stefano has accomplished some amazing feats by having over nearly 5 million views of his compositions on Youtube.  The depth and originality of his music is unmatched.  

    Here is one of Stefano's most recent pieces from his CD 'Danze Altalenanze' called 'Altalenanze'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3YE8iWjkCA

    "Michael Hedges would have been proud that his legacy has been so transformed into the new Millennium by such luminaries as Stefano Barone"   - Minor 7th - Alan Fark 

    Tickets will be on sale soon at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor -  http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/

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    Finally, take a guitarist who was born in Croatia and at age 12 entered one of the most prestigious music schools in Europe 'Mozarteum' in Salzburg where he studied under such famed guitarists such as Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch.  Then after years of performing on his Richard Brune nylon string guitar, mix him with a drummer and bass player in Chicago and you have the Goran Ivanovic Trio!  The Goran Ivanovic Trio will perform at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia on Saturday May 14th.    

    Although this is a bit of a reach for our typical solo fingerstyle guitarists performances you will find yourself listening to a refreshing jazzy, Latin, Eastern European sound on this night.  

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    Upcoming Classical Guitar Society of Michigan Events
    Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library
    Sunday, February 21, Sunday March 20th, Sunday April 17th, Sunday May 15th,
    Barrios Guitar Quartet - Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 3:00 PM 
    http://cranbrookmusicguild.org/current-season/

    Please!
    Support the musicians and venues that bring us such great music! 

    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, Dave Pierson, Ron Stavale

     







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    Billy McLaughlin Concert - Cancelled

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                                                      Dear Friends of MFGS

    We are sorry to announce that due to a family emergency the Billy McLaughlin/Jeff Arundel Concert for this Saturday November 21st at 'The Barn' has been cancelled.
     
    Like with Stefano Barone's cancelled concert earlier this fall, both artists would love to reschedule with their Michigan audience.  We are wishing the best for them and their families. 

    All of the refunds for tickets purchased online are being refunded and if there is an issue please email us ASAP at michfingerstyle@gmail.com 

    Wanted to toss out a huge thanks to Al Petteway, Amy White and their accompanist Sally Sparks for a really entertaining concert. What great musicians and genuinely nice folks they are.   They performed at Trinity House Theatre and at Acoustic Routes Concert Series in Saline.  Acoutic Routes is putting on some great shows so catch their schedule on Facebook by typing in Acoustic Routes Concerts.  

    Remember that Trinity House Theatre is putting on great concerts all the time and stay in touch with them at www.trintyhousetheatre.org
     

    GREAT NEWS ! - this is a message copied from guitarist Brian Gore's (of International Guitar Night) facebook page!
     
    "Pino Forastiere  is now teaching guitar online! But what he's really teaching is how to be a creative musician using guitar - which is a much bigger deal than just teaching, and something very hard to find. He is a scholar of Michael Hedges, and has dissected all aspects of tapping style - so he can really explain how to produce the best attack and tone with those techniques. He also views steel string guitar playing from a compositional perspective, which is very helpful. I should also add he is a brilliant composer himself... Also, nobody loves music more than Pino. I would recommend him highly!!"

    We hope to have Pino back next year.  Lessons from an amazing musician and guitarist at the touch of your fingertip! Contact Pino through his facebook page or pinoforastiere@gmail.com  http://www.pinoforastiere.com/  

     
    We are always looking at new artists and new ways to get the word out to folks about our concerts.  Our mission is to support the artists so advertisements in newspapers is way too expensive.  
     
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    Our Friends at Michigan Classical Guitar Society have one more event this year. 
    Sunday December 6th at the Plymouth Public Library @ 2pm .  This is there holiday party/concert  - https://www.facebook.com/guitarmichigan/
     
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    Our Friends at Huber Breese are sponsoring the amazing Doyle Dykes this coming Friday

    Huber & Breese Music is proud to present a musical night with Doyle Dykes. December 10th, 2015 at the Mirage Banquet Center.
    Tickets available at Southern Thumb and Huber & Breese. Call for more details 586-294-3950  or www.huberbreese.com
     
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    Thanks for your continued support of these great artists
     
     and the venues that bring them in!

    We are wishing a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving
     to all of our MFGS friends!!

    Keep in touch with us at michfingerstyle@gmail.org. 

    Looking for Christmas Stocking Stuffers then 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 and CDs/Flash Drives  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 by searching for Michigan Fingerstyle or  copy & paste 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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    Concert Update - Al & Amy Tickets Available At The Door

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

    Hope you're enjoying the great fall weather this week. Just want you remind you that there is a great concert this Saturday, November 7th at Trinity House Theatre featuring Al Petteway and Amy White. They only come around every 3 or 4 years so don't miss this opportunity to see 2 time Grammy Winner Al Petteway and the lovely and very talented Amy White.

    Help support the artists and venues that bring us this great music!  

     

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     And remember on Saturday November 21st at 'The Barn' in Rochester Hills.     

      Billy McLaughlin and 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! . Once you have purchased tickets the address will be sent to you.

     

    Tickets at www.fingerstyle.org  

     

    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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    A Few Workshop and Concert Tickets Available.

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    Dear Friends of MFGS

     

    Just an update on the

    Pat Donohue concert Saturday September 26th (tomorrow).

    If you’re thinking of coming out there are about a dozen tickets left for the show. 

    Tickets are $20 and available on line at www.fingerstyle.org

    For last minute folks who may decide tomorrow afternoon,

    you may call 248-953-6223 to see if tickets are still available

    but I wouldn’t count on it so call and get em while they’re here.

    There are a few spots open in the Guitar Workshop starting at 3pm at Trinity House Theatre.  This is a great opportunity for you to spend a couple hours with one of the best guitar instructors in the America.

    There isn’t much about the guitar and music that Pat does not know and he is a great teacher.  This is for guitarists at all levels.  Surprise the significant guitar player in your life and buy them a ticket!

    You may record the workshop lessons to review at other times.

    Guitar workshop is at 3pm sharp.  $40 gets you 2 hrs with Pat Donohue and

    $10 off the price of admission for the concert.

    Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm

    Trinity House Theatre

    38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia - (734) 464-6302

    HELP SUPPORT THE ARTISTS AND THE VENUES IN ORDER TO CONTINUE HEARING THIS GREAT MUSIC!

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

     

     

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

    Supporting fingerstyle artists and guitarists since 2001

     

    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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    Dear Friends of MFGS

     

    Just an update on the

    Pat Donohue concert Saturday September 26th (tomorrow).

    If you’re thinking of coming out there are about a dozen tickets left for the show. 

    Tickets are $20 and available on line at www.fingerstyle.org

    For last minute folks who may decide tomorrow afternoon,

    you may call 248-953-6223 to see if tickets are still available

    but I wouldn’t count on it so call and get em while they’re here.

    There are a few spots open in the Guitar Workshop starting at 3pm at Trinity House Theatre.  This is a great opportunity for you to spend a couple hours with one of the best guitar instructors in the America.

    There isn’t much about the guitar and music that Pat does not know and he is a great teacher.  This is for guitarists at all levels.  Surprise the significant guitar player in your life and buy them a ticket!

    You may record the workshop lessons to review at other times.

    Guitar workshop is at 3pm sharp.  $40 gets you 2 hrs with Pat Donohue and

    $10 off the price of admission for the concert.

    Doors at 7:30 and Show at 8pm

    HELP SUPPORT THE ARTISTS AND THE VENUES IN ORDER TO CONTINUE HEARING THIS GREAT MUSIC!

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

    promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001

     

    Web site - www.fingerstyle.org

    Supporting fingerstyle artists and guitarists since 2001

     

    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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    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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    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!

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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)

     

    AND

     

    ...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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    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

     

    &

    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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    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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    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 !

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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       

       or Facebook !

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



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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/


    From your pals at  MFGS!!  See us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter!  michfingerstyle@gmail.com


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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


    Your pals at MFGS!





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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!

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



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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

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




     




     

     

     



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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

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




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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

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

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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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