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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)

 

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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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More Summer Gutiar Updates

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Friday June 12th
Trinity House Theatre presents
Fingerstyle Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto !

$15 and $12  for Members.
Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm!
38840 West Six Mile in Livonia

call 734-464-6302 to reserve a spot for Hiroya!
This is the second appearance at Trinity House for Hiroya.  He has an amazing soothing style and is a musician to watch. 

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 1994, Hiroya entered The Osaka University and while at college in Japan, Hiroya was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara and Violeta Parra.

In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He is also the recipient of the Professional Music Achievement Award. Hiroya completed a debut album entitiled “The Other Side of the World” with his band INTEROCEANICO and released in 2004. His composition entitled “El Otro Lado del Mundo” was nominated as the finalist of The USA Songwriting Competition 2004 and “Samba de Siempre” in 2005, also “Seventh Night” is the finalist of International Acoustic Music Award in 2006. Hiroya released his second album entitled “Confluencia” in 2006 and the third album”Where the River Shines” in 2008.

Hiroya has been leading concerts with his group including several appearances at Blue Note in New York and he performed with Esperanza Spalding, Marta Gomez, Kendrick Scott(The Crusadors), Pete Kennedy(The Kennedys) and Dave Maxwell(Muddy Waters Band).


And Tickets on Sale !

The Canadian Guitar Festival in Kingston has released some of it's amazing artists

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

July 24, 25 and 26

Don Ross, Thomas Leeb, Ed Gerhard, Michaael Manring, Dave Barrett Trio and Justin St. Pierre. More to come!!! 

 

Also appearing in the competition component of the festival is our own Yeman Al-Rawi.  Yeman has opened for Michael Chapdelaine and Calum Graham.  All the best! 

If you are planning to attend the Canadian Festival in Kingston Ontario there are a few folks who might be interested in Ride sharing.  Please post your info on our facebook page.  Also VIA Rail goes to Kingston and this is not the typical Canadian Holiday weekend so there should be seats on the train and less traffic in Toronto (if that's possible)

 


And don't forget Michigan's own Interlochen Fingerstyle Camp !

 July 29th to August 1st

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015 - See more at: http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar#sthash.er0Ej1TS.dpuf
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015 - See more at: http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar#sthash.er0Ej1TS.dpuf

http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar

Don Ross, Thomas Bresch and Matthew Schroeder will be instructing this 3 day event.  Learn your chops from the best!


Let us know of other events you'd like us to list!


Fall Concerts -

Sept 26th   - Maneli Jamal - first time performing for Michigan Fingerstyle

October - Stefano Barone - TBD

November 7th - Al Petteway and Amy White will return for another sold out house!

 

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

 

Check out our friends at 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 p romoting 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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Music Happenings This Spring

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Just a reminder!  We try to publish local acoustic and special events in the area so if you know of any events in the area please let us know by emailing michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

Satruday April 11th Grand Circus Media presents

Gardenia-Bluegrass-Roots Festival @ Royal Oak Farmers Market.

http://grandcircusmedia.com/gardenia-bluegrass-roots-festival/

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ACOUSTIC ROOTS CONCERT SERIES IN SALINE MICHIGAN

STARTING APRIL 11TH

Acoustic Routes, Saline’s home for live and local music, announces three upcoming concerts at Mangiamo's Italian Grill, 107 W. Michigan Ave.

http://www.heritage.com/articles/2015/04/04/saline_reporter/news/doc551c073443820792410824.txt

MAP to location http://mangiamoitaliangrill.com/contact/

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FRIDAY APRIL 17TH - A BENEFIT FOR TRINITY HOUSE THEATRE!

Our friends at Trinity House Theatre are volunteers just like MFGS!.  They support the arts and music because they love to.  TH has graciously allowed MFGS to host some of the best fingerstylists in the world over the last few years and they  are a mainstay in the arts community in Southeast Michigan. 

This Concert is not at the Theatre. It is at  The concert will be held at Trinity Church, 34500 6 Mile in Livonia-  The Trinity Church is about 2 miles east of Trinity House Theatre.  Call (734) 464-6302 for more information.   Support the folks who support the music you love!

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Friday May 2nd at Mackenzie Hall in Windsor Ontario &

Saturday May 3rd at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia Michigan

MFGS and Windsor Folk Society present

Candyrat Recording Artist

CALUM GRAHAM

We've mentioned that he was the 2010 Canadian Guitar Competition Champion and that Acoustic Guitar Magazine listed Calum as one of the 'Top 30 Guitarists Under 30' in the world!  How bout this?

“He’s the most promising young guitarist I’ve seen, ...... “His command of the guitar is really impressive.”   Andy McKee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB4GRmgUpR8

For Tickets to the Friday May 2nd show in Windsor Ontario

http://www.windsorfolk.org/?page=tickets

For Tickets to the show at Trinity House Theatre - Online at www.fingerstyle.org or call 734-464-6032

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Coming up this Summer

*************Coming Up **************

 

The 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!

 

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This Summer at Interlochen Guitar Camp 

 

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

http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar

 

and This Fall

Jon Gomm October     29th ***CANCELLED***

 

Stefano Barone       DATE - TBD

 

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 www.candyrat.com
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Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization p romoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001

 

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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Calum Graham & Summer Events

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A Couple of Evenings with 

At Just 23, Calum Graham has already enjoyed a career that would be the envy of most artists twice his age. The Alberta-born/Toronto based guitarist - singer/songwriter has released four acclaimed albums and won the Canadian Guitar Competition in 2010 amongst other competitions. He has performed at the Olympic Games in both Vancouver and London, racked up some phenomenal views on YouTube, and was most recently named “One of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30’ by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

 

Friday, May 1st  Mackenzie Hall – Windsor Ontario

3277 Sandwich Street

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=+3277+Sandwich+Street+,+Mackenzie+Hall+-+Windsor,+Ontario&output=classic&dg=brw

 

8PM  - Doors @ 7:30 PMTickets $19 for Windsor Folk Society Members & $23 for general admission http://www.windsorfolk.org/

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Saturday, May 2 - @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia

8pm, (doors @ 7:30 PM

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

 

Tickets $20 -  $17 for Trinity House Members

 Tickets Available  www.fingerstyle.org or click on  

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*************Coming Up **************

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

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

 

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This Summer at Interlochen Guitar Camp 

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

http://college.interlochen.org/fingerstyleguitar

 

and This Fall

Jon Gomm October     29th

 

Stefano Barone        TBD

 Check out our friends at   Minor 7th  http://www.minor7th.com/  

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music

 

and Candyrat Records www.candyrat.com

 

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

promoting Guitar Workshops and Performances since 2001 

 

  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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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 !

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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.

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

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2015 MFGS Schedule & Other Events

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 MFGS wishes you all the best in this New Year

Start out the New Year with 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 The Ark and the Michigan Union Ticket Office: 734-763-TKTS. For more concert news, check out the concert Facebook page.  Hope to See You There !!

Last newsletter we mentioned that Pino Forastiere would have a new release in January and we just received information on this event. His new release is called 'Deconstruction' and it will be released on January 28th, 2015.  For the latest on this release it would be best to connect with Pino on Facebook or go to his 'under deconstruction' website at www.forastiere.it.     Remember it is January 28th!

Trevor Gordon Hall has a new release called 'Mind Heart Fingers' and it sailed to  #4 on the New Age/Ambient/World charts http://www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp?m=10&y=2014.  Trevor will be in town for an intimate night of music at a residence in Southfield on February 28th.  You may email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com for information about this concert, please leave your contact information and it is first come first served.  Only 30 tickets will be sold and some are gone already. The cost for this evening of Music is $30, all proceeds go to Trevor who is traveling in to Michigan for this special event. JB Davies will open for Trevor....this is an event you don't want to miss !!!

Saturday May 2nd @ Trinity House Theatre MFGS will feature another one of Candyrat Records young guns Calum Graham www.trinityhousetheatre.org . We will notify you ASAP when tickets go on sale online via Vendini. 

For this fall we are discussing a concert with the amazing Jon Gomm. This may end up being a week day concert but that is all that he may be able to do.  Just check him out and see why this concert will sell out no matter what day of the week he shows up  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vCcZIARw9k . MFGS is also in discussion with Tony McManus.

Thank You for supporting the artists who create this beautiful music and the venues that allow them to perform!  Look for great reviews of new music from our friends @ Minor 7th http://www.minor7th.com/

 

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.

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

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Hoping that you are enjoying this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend with family and friends.  We wanted to let you know that MFGS will host 2 or 3 concerts next fall through Trinity House.  We took a little break and appreciate Trinity House hosting a few of our favorite artists while we recharged our batteries. 

Let us know who you would like to see next fall by emailing us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com .  We can't guarantee that the artists that you want will be available but we will try and we  always like to hear what you think.   How many of you would like to see us organize another picking party or two?  Do you want workshops before the concerts?   Let us know via email or on Facebook!

So what's up with the fingerstyle music scene these days

MFGS friend Trevor Gordon Hall is touring Italy and has a new CD out that has garnered a lot of great press.  Talking about 'Mind Heart Fingers' Willl Ackerman, Founder of Windham Hill Records says “Trevor takes acoustic solo guitar playing to a new level. I'm listening to his new album Mind Heart Fingers right now. Wow! Beautiful. Astonishing. Inspiring. The original compositions and arrangements are stunning.  I enjoy the brilliant uniqueness of the Kalimbatar pieces. Well done Trevor!"   http://www.trevorgordonhall.com/

Word from Italy is that Pino Forastiere is releasing a new album in January.  Always breaking the trail with his music, we can't wait to hear it!   Stefano Barone is also working on new music and recently toured in Russia.  We will keep you updated!

Candyrat Records has some great stocking stuffers!  100 top tracks on a flash drive featuring 21 Candyrat artists including Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Andrew White, Calum Graham, Craig D'Andrea, Daniel Voth, Don Ross, Dean Magraw, Ewan Dobson, Gareth Pearson, Hunter Van Larkins, Jimmy Wahlsteen, Kelly Valleau, Mike Dawes, Peter Ciluzzi, Pino Forastiere, Richard Barrett, Sergio Altamura, Stefano Barone, Trevor Gordon Hall, and Van Larkins. Includes 12 bonus Candyrat HD videos. Also some new T-shirts plus a great lineup of artists  CDs to choose from!  www.candyrat.com 

Noel Night is coming up on December 6th and a great guitarist friend of MFGS, Nick Schillace performs in Lac La Belle,  an acoustic duo from Detroit with Jennie Knaggs http://www.laclabellemusic.com/store .  They will be performing at Noel Night along with some great music in Downtown Detroit!  Don't miss this! http://midtowndetroitinc.org/events/noel-night/noel-night

 

Trinity House Theatre is always a great place to hear music and they have a fundraiser for one of their friends Susie Keat who is struggling with some medical bills.  Hey......you can perform that night too!  http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/empty-chair-night/ 

 

One of our young guitar friends Yeman Al-Rawi entered into the Ernie Ball Prodigy Contest where he can win a trip to Hollywood to record a CD and perform an opening act for one of Andy's concerts.   Yeman opened for Michael Chapdelaine last year and he has a shot at this so take a few moments and go to this spot and vote for him!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rny4BVVXye0

 

Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season

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!

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Web site - www.fingerstyle.org      

email: www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com       

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Trace Bundy October 25th & Updates on other shows

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Dear Friends of MFGS

 

We would like to take a moment to thank the guys from California Guitar Trio for an amazing performance last month. If you happened to miss their sold out show don’t worry cause They’ll Be Back!

 

On  Saturday October 25th  Trinity House Theatre will be hosting another amazing performer

 Trace Bundy 

Trace performed here in 2013 and his show was sold out and we expect the same again.  In 2008 Acoustic Guitar Magazine named Trace “ Most Promising New Talent of the Year”  and he has more than lived up to that!

 

Show starts at 8pm, doors @ 7:30

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

             Trinity House is located just a stones throw from I-275 and 6 mile road 38840 West Six Mile  Livonia,  

 734-464-6302  Call now to reserve!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJly3laTg3w

 

"It was easy to see why Bundy plays bigger venues on each tour. In his hands, the acoustic guitar is an imagination station, and there was no telling where he is going take the audience at any given turn. Thrilling stuff."  -  Guitar Player Magazine

 

 

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Laurence Juber is Back In Michigan!

Thurs Oct 23rd 7:30pm
Knickerbocker Theatre 86 E 8th St. Holland MI 49423 616-395 7890 $5/$7/$10
Fri Oct 24th 12:30pm
Elderly Instruments 1100 N Washington Lansing MI 48906 517-372 7880 Lunchtime With LJ - free clinic and book signing
Fri Oct 24th 8pm
Riviera Theatre 50 N. Main St. Three Rivers MI 49093 269-278-8068 $12/$15

 

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Saturday November 1 st , 2014

Our great friends at Candyrat Records have a couple of their artists touring locally at

 PJ's Lager House in Detroit!  

http://pjslagerhouse.com/event_item.aspx?id=2248

 

The Lager House is Located at 1254 Michigan Avenue, Detroit MI  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 them out and it's ONLY $10

 

                                      The Reign of Kindo

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

and

Matthew Santos 

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

and it’s only $10 !!!

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Also on November 14th @ Trinity House is our great friend and amazing guitarist from Michigan Jason Dennie!  Past winner of the Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Competition Jason hails from Ann Arbor. 

"Dennie has nailed the sweet spot of what solo guitar should be…”
Minor 7th.com

Tickets are $15 and $12 for Trinity House Members.

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and an amazing message from  from Tom Griesgraber (Chapman Stick) who performed with Bert Lams (CGT)  for MFGS a few years back.

Unnamed Lands up for Grammy Nominations!

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Hi everyone and happy Fall! 

I've just received some of the most exciting news ever. For the first time, I'm on the ballot for this year's Grammy Awards for my album Unnamed Lands with guitarist Bert Lams, and you might be able to help :) 

We're up for nominations under:

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Unnamed Lands
Best Instrumental Composition
"Rebecca" from Unnamed Lands
Best New Artist
Tom Griesgraber and Bert Lams
Album Of The Year
Unnamed Lands

We are also up for consideration under Best Packaging, Best Engineering and Best Liner Notes (categories determined in part by craft committees).


Most award categories are decided by voting members, who are made up of fellow artists, songwriters, engineers and producers. Voting members can listen now on the GrammyPro website, or feel free to contact me if you'd like to dig in deeper. Since the album is a concept album, the booklet with its stories and artwork are a connected piece of the work and are not on the site.


Everyone else.. if you'd like to help us, please share or forward this news with anyone you know who is involved with writing, recording and performing music. Personal notes, or even forwarding our posts on places like Facebook could actually help. We're definitely a small pair of fish in a large ocean here, sharing categories with many of the world's best. It's exciting, humbling and even intimidating being in categories next to some of your musical heroes. My hope is that we can at least make as many folks as possible aware that we're even on the list! 


Voting is going on now and ends November 4th. 


Thanks as always for all your support! It would be impossible to do what we do without it. 


Continued thanks also to our friends Howard Givens, Steve Hall, Jack Durieux, Laurent Durieux and Ben Moore who helped us put the album together. 


All the best,

Tom Griesgraber

www.thossounds.com

 

Thank You for supporting the artists who create this beautiful music and thanks to the venues that open up their doors for the artists to perform!

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

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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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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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Michael Chapdelaine

Saturday March 29th

  Trinity House Theatre

With Special Guest - Yeman 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

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! 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

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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

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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

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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

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More Concerts & A Bunch of Free CDs!

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Dear Friends of MFGS,

Just a reminder that Peppino D'Agostino's concert on March 8th has been cancelled. If you have purchased tickets off of our www.fingerstyle.org site please email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com and we will either refund your money or offer you tickets and one of our upcoming concerts.

Great News- Our longtime and great friends from Candyrat Records have sent us a treasure trove of CDs to celebrate the last MFGS concert Series. The CDs are from the top fingerstyle guitarists from Pino Forastiere to Don Ross, all the way to Stefano Barone to Gareth Pearson. We will offer guitar workshop attendees the ability to pick one of the CDs and the remainder will be raffled off at our concerts.

If you are interested in a 2 hour guitar workshop with world class guitarists like Michael Chapdelaine, Muriel Anderson, Don Ross and Calum Graham then register at 248-646-4030.

The workshop fee is $40 but you receive a $10 discount on the concert ticket and now one of the CDs from Candyrat which go for north of $15 so the workshop will be a $15 out of pocket expense. Thanks to Rob and Holly at Candyrat Records. www.candyrat.com

Here are some upcoming events you might (should) want to see.

  • February 18, 8:00pm Guitar passions featuring Sharon Isbin, Stanley Jordan and Romero Lubambo at the Music Hall Theatre. Three master guitarists meet to perform an exquisite evening of Latin, Brazilian, and jazz. Three-time Grammy-Award winning Sharon Isbin teams up with the iconic jazz master Stanley Jordan and Brazil's leading guitarist Romero Lubambo for an electrifying experience. http://www.musichall.org/events/Guitar-passions-featuring-Sharon-Isbin-and-Stanley-Jordan

 

  • March 2nd 1:30 PM in Ann Arbor - Grammy Winner Al Petteway & Amy White along with Dakota Dave Hull – Amazing lineup for a great cause. Today, The Breakfast at St. Andrew's serves between 90 and 150 meals daily and is run by a 12-member board of directors. More than 100 volunteers, many from outside the church, donate their time on a regular basis. Every morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., we welcome guests who come for a hot meal and to pack a sandwich lunch for later in the day. Guests include the young and old. They arrive as individuals or in groups. Some are homeless or struggling with addiction or mental illness, but most are working men and women who are trying to make ends meet in a difficult economy. Lend a hand and listen to some great music!!! http://theark.org/3752.html  If you can't go you can still donate !! http://breakfastatstandrews.org/breakfest-concert.htm


March 29th – Michael Chapdelaine – Student of Segovia and winner of international classical and steel string guitar competitions. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to see him! Tickets available at www.fingerstyle.org . This concert will be at Trinty House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org and tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members. Michael will be offering a 2 hour Guitar workshop from 3pm – 5pm the same day as the show. You will receive a Candyrat Record CD, a $10 discount on the concert and 2 hrs with an elite world class guitarist. He has an amazing feel for the instrument. Here is a sample of what you will see and hear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrDdt3fHTco

More music news. Sertio Altamura's (Guitar Republic) song Dragonfly off his  CD Aria Meccanica,  was chosen for the music of the film 'Night Flight' by the South Korean Director Lee-Song Hee-il.   The film is in the Berlin Film Festival!

Thanks to our many friends for 13 years of bringing the worlds best fingerstyle guitarists to the Detroit area for you!

MFGS - Providing fingerstyle concerts, workshops, picking parties and community outreach since 2001!!

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

Mark your calendars !!!

  • Murial Anderson April 26th
  • Don Ross & Calum Graham May 17th

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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

 

 

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Stocking Stuffers & Important News from MFGS

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Best wishes from all of us to all of you for a

Very Merry Christmas & A Happy Holiday Season!

 

Remember that Saturday December 7th ( like it's tonight! ) the Montreal Guitar Trio & the California Guitar Trio are performing at Noel Night in Detroit Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Max M. Fisher Music Center!   Oh ya!  ITS FOR FREE!!  And there are 2 SHOWS  But you have to get there early cause parking is tight. Go downtown early, grab a bite to eat and then go to the concert !

 3711 Woodward • 313.576.5111 • dso.org
The DSO & MidtownDetroit, Inc. present two 45-minute performances of the California Guitar Trio with the Montreal Guitar Trio.

Shows at 7:00-7:45     &    8:15-9:00 p.m.

 

STOCKING STUFFERS!!!

 

Not sure where to start with this one but we are feeling Really BLUE!   L.   

Our dear friend and big time MFGS supporter Paul Murphy is ending part of his BlueFish Music commercial venture.  It’s hard to run a store, spend time with customers, do repairs , provide lessons and not end up working 16 hours a day.  Hard to keep up with your kids that way!  

Paul will be eliminating the commercial side of his store and Starting Next Week he will be having a huge sale on all of the inventory at Bluefish Music! Paul has more than stocking stuffers too!!  

 

Stop by or call and let Paul help you find something nice for the guitarist in your life! All sorts of guitars from acoustic to electric to bass to mandolin to ukulele!  Pickups, amplifiers, strings, books, capos, picks …. and anything else having to do with guitars.  This is the end of a 10 year adventure for Paul.

Paul is not totally gone since  he will still do guitars repairs and have a studio for lesson  out of Bluefish.   Paul is a great guy and so we wish him well. 

Do stop by and get a great deal on some nice stuff.  Keep him in mind for  future lessons or guitar setups or repairs. We all would trust our guitar repairs with Paul!    All the best Paul!!

744 Starkweather St, Plymouth, (734) 927-0675 –

 

Hrs: Mon-Thu, 1pm-8pm; Fri,1pm-6pm; Sat, 1pm-5pm; closed on Sunday

 

Here is a Great Idea for a stocking stuffer for your guitarist!

One of our MFGS friends, Trevor Gordon Hall (he performed here in Feb. 2013), is going to record with Windham Hill founder/guitarist Will Ackerman. 

In order to help finance this amazing opportunity he has created some great deals for us.  How about for $50 you can get 2 of his signed CDs, one of them is the one he is working on with Will Ackerman and also a 30 minute skype guitar lesson!  For $100 you get 2, 45 min skype lessons or 4 tickets to a show near you (yes he will play in Detroit in the future) Also you get 4 CD’s, one of them is their combined CD, one is Will’s and 2 are Trevor’s.  Trevor has received great accolades from those who have seen him and even Michael Chapdelaine (the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world's top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres) and Michael Manring (bassist who played with Michael Hedges)  who is one of, if not,  the best bass guitarist in the world; both have great things to say about Trevor.   Check out Trevor’s site and you will really surprise any guitarist you know!  You can go from $15 up to $5,000 and this is a win-win deal!!!   Check this out !http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-trevor-gordon-hall-record-with-will-ackerman

 

And another Great Idea from one of our big time supporters and friend of MFGS , Rob Poland of Candyrat Records.  Pick out some of the CDs of his great stable of musicians at www.candyrat.com

 Another idea is Candyrat’s Limited Edition flash drive with 100 of their top recordings for only $50.  http://www.candyrat.com/artists/FlashDrives/Top100Tracks/

 

 

Let your friends know that International Guitar Night will again be touring throughout the US in January and February.  Here is a list of where they will be.  They meaning....Mike Dawes, Brian Gore, Quique Sinese and Pino Forastiere! 

January 16-17 Wolf Trap Barns, Vienna VA
January 18 Gordon Center, Owings Mills MD
January 19 Cross Roads Music Philadelphia PA 
January 22 Livermore Performing Arts Center, Livermore CA
January 23 Harris Center, Stage 1, Folsom CA
January 24 Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks CA 
January 25 Soka University, Aliso Viejo CA
January 26 The Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ
January 28 The Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad CA
January 30  Tower Theatre, Bend OR 
February 1 Lincoln Theater, Mt. Vernon WA
February 7 Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport MA
February 8 Center for the Arts, Natick MA
February 10 The Blue Note, New York NY
February 13 The Ellen Theater, Bozeman MT
February 14 Myrna Loy Center, Helena MT
February 15 Alberta Bair Theater, Billings MT 
February 17 St. Joseph's Collegiate, Buffalo NY
February 21 Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge LA

 

AND last  but not least, MFGS will be taking a hiatus of sorts after our spring 2014 series.  We are not totally going away but we really need some new energy in our non profit organization or we need to take a break.  JB Davies and Mark Hawks have been volunteering to support the fingerstyle artists and bring this great music to you since 2001.  Jeb McIntyre Rick Haden, Dave Pierson and Ron Stavale hopped on along the way.  So, if you have an interest in sharing some of your energy please let us know!  If not, the artists that you have come to know and love can still book with Bill Keith at Trinity House and we will keep our website open for the time being for  newsletters and other info.   

 

 

MFGS - Providing fingerstyle concerts, workshops, picking parties  and community outreach since 2001!!

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

Mark your calendars for 2014's Spring Concert Series

Peppino D'Agastino - March 8th

Michael Chapdelaine - March 29th

Murial Anderson  April 26th

Don Ross & Calum Graham  May 17th

 

 

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Area Guitar Concerts in November !

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Friends of MFGS

Thank You for all of your support for this 2013 season.

We were fortunate to host the following musicians for you!

-  Billy McLaughlin in January,

- Trevor Gordon Hall in February,

Tony McManus in March,

- Antoine Dufour with special guest Gareth Pearson in - April 2013,

- Acoustic Eidelon in April,

- Ed Gerhard in October,

- Pino Forastiere  October,

 We look forward to seeing you in 2014 as we present

Murial Anderson, Peppino D’Agostino, Michael Chapdelaine and Don Ross with Calum Graham

 So don't forget to send us info on events near you!

 Speaking of that,   November has some, starting out with!

Friday November 1st Singer Songwriter Jeff Arundel http://www.jeffarundel.com

 will be performing at Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.orgopening for Jeff is our own JB Davies http://jbdavies.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-custom.cgi?d=jbdaviescom&page=1867.  2 great performers in the same night!   Info at www.trinityhousetheatre.org

 

Sunday, November 3rd  at 3:00pm.  Winner of 2012 Guitar Foundation of America's International CompetitionRovshan Mamedkuliev from Russia, @ Madonna University, Kresge Hall, 36600 Schoolcraft Road Livonia, Tickets: $20 general admission and $15 for students

 

Friday November 15th - Guitar Master Performance Series Presents Doyle Dykes in Mt. Clemens at the Macomb Music Theatre at 7:30 pm. The address is 31 N. Walnut in Mt. Clemens. Call  586-541-1107 for information.   Hosted by Huber Breese Music (586) 486-7185  http://www.huberbreese.com/events/

 

Saturday November 16 - Andy McKee at the Ark!  www.theark.org

 If you have friends out of State and in Canada, check out International Guitar Night with Pino Forastiere of Italy,  Mike Dawes of England, Quique Sinesi from Argentina

http://internationalguitarnight.com/tour-dates/

 

Remember our friends at Minor 7th for reviews of great music www.minor7th.com

 

 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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Pino Forastiere Saturday October 26th - Trinity House

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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

  Present  From Rome Italy  

Pino Forastiere

Saturday October 26th

 

Trinity House Theatre

 

38840 W. 6 Mile in Livonia

 

Doors @ 7:30, Show 8pm -

Tickets are $20, $17 for TH members

 

Born in Latronico, a small village in Southern Italy, Pino moved with his family to Rome in his early childhood. In 1992, he graduated from Santa Cecilia Conservatory with a degree in classical guitar, taking his final exam with a ten-string classical guitar. In the following years, he used the ten-string guitar to play baroque, contemporary and original repertoires.  In 1996, after hearing the music of American guitarist Michael Hedges, Forastiere decided to pick up a six-string acoustic guitar, which is now his only instrument.  The steel string acoustic guitar has transformed his approach to music as described below.                                 

 

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

                                        

Prepare to be transported to another dimension” – Jam Magazine

 

“Highly recommended for all fans of contemporary instrumental music and for guitarists wanting to hear the potential of the acoustic instrument played at the highest level imaginable”    -  Minor 7th.com

 

 

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!

 

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Ed Gerhard this Saturday October 5th!

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With influences from Andres Segovia to Mississippi John Hurt,  Grammy Winning Guitarist Ed Gerhard is one of the true masters of steel string fingerstyle guitar.  Playing on 6-string, slide guitar and Hawaiian lap steel, American guitarist-composer Ed Gerhard will perform at the Trinity House Theatre this Saturday night October 5th @8 p.m.  Ed’s music has been featured on Ken Burn’s productions, ‘The National Parks: America's Best Idea' & 'Mark Twain’

                                                                                  

 

  At Trinity House Theatre

38840 W. Six Mile in Livonia just west of I 275

(734) 464-6302 -  Doors at 7:30, show at 8pm!

Ed began playing guitar at 14, after marveling at Andrés Segovia on television. Later on, the music of guitarist John Fahey pointed him toward experimentation with open tunings and inspired him to begin composing guitar music of his own. As a result, what distinguishes Ed’s music is his inventive use of open tuning, which allows a variety of color from one composition to the next. Melodic but free from clichés, his playing goes in unexpected directions. Whether his precise, yet lush sound conveys classic sensibilities or inflections of blues, he gracefully imparts his own distinctive touch. Ed’s agility on his instrument shines through on every tune, but as Seacoast music critic Larry Etscovitz emphasizes, “never for mere technical show, always in the service of beauty"

                               " one of the richest steel'string sounds you've ever heard!" 

                                                                                                                Premier Guitar Magazine

 ”… Gerhard is considered to have the most exquisite acoustic guitar tone on on the planet”                                                                                                    Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“From the top of his silvery hair down to his electric blue socks, Gerhard throws himself completely into every song he plays,”                                                            Portsmouth Press.

 

Ed returns to play for MFGS again and this has been his first appearance since 2008!  Ed will perform tunes from his luminous and long career along with songs from his and most recent CD “There and Gone”  Treat yourself to an evening of remarkable music by a legend in acoustic guitar. 

Also, Ed is sponsoring a Guitar Workshop at Trinity House from 3pm-5pm prior to the show.  You will have 2 hours with one of the most respected guitar instructors we have ever hosted.  This is for guitarists of all levels and cost is $40!  All workshop attendees receive $10 off of concert tickets!  

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEof_B6IUB4

Trinity House is a limited seating venue.  Please purchase ahead of time either by going to www.fingerstyle.org or call Trinity House to reserve.

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