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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

MFGS



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Added Dates in Michigan For Pino Forastiere -

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Dear Friends,

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

This will be an amazing night of music!

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

 

concert tickets available at www.fingerstyle.org

or by calling Trinity House 734-464-6302

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

     All workshop attendees will receive $10 off their concert ticket

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

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

 

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

 

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Ed Gerhard and other events

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Dear Friends of MFGS

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

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

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

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

On Saturday October 5th MFGS is honored to present

Grammy Award Winning guitarist ED GERHARD!

@  Trinity House Theatre
734-464-6302

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Summer Events from MFGS

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Dear Friends of MFGS

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

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

June 21st, at 7pm in Pontiac Michigan

Crane Centre Benefit Concert with John Standefer

Crystal Ballroom, Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility

1 Lafayette, Pontiac Michigan

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

 

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

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Interlochen's Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

July 24th - July 27th

With Alex DeGrassi and Michael Gulezian

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


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

MC – Holmes Hooke

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

- Saturday Oct 5th, Grammy Award Winner  Ed Gerhard

 

-Saturday October 26th  from Roma Italy - Pino Forastiere

 

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

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

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

 



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

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

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

(734) 464-6302  www.trinityhousetheatre.org

 

Stop by and enjoy this amazing duo! 

 

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Also, Tonight Friday April 26th  in Royal Oak

 

our own JB Davies is performing with Paul Gaughan

@ The Detroit School of Rock and Pop

 

1109 South Washington St.

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

 



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Billy McLaughlin Show will be sold out.

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Dear Friends of MFGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

Tickets are on sale now for the

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

Trevor Gordon Hall

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

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

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

www.trinityhousetheatre.org               www.fingerstyle.org

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

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

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Billy McLaughlin - Saturday January 26th

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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Presents in Concert and Guitar Workshop

Billy McLaughlin

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

Trinity House Theatre

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

- $10 for Guitar Workshop Attendees

 

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

Phone:(734) 464-6302 

Tickets available online @ www.fingerstyle.org

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

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

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

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

            Also appearing soon

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

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

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

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

www.trinityhousetheatre.org  www.fingerstyle.org

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

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

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This Saturday November 3rd Eric Lugosch in Concert.

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MFGS is Proud to Present This Saturday, November 3rd

 

US Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Winner

 

 

Eric Lugosch

Saturday November 3rd at Trinity House Theatre

One of the original great fingerstylists of our time.  

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

 

 



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Change in Date for Picking Party - Other Events

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We are resending this newletter with a change in date information for our first of the fall season Picking Party @ Bluefish Music.  The Picking Party will now be held on Sunday October 21st from 3pm to 6pm.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.   Bluefish Guitar owner Paul Murphy has graciously opened up his shop for us to come to perform, network with other guitarists or  just listen to your fellow guitarist play.  What is important about these Picking Parties is that they are held in a very supportive and non competitive environment.  You just have to like the guitar to come by.   If need be remember that Paul does repairs also so if your guitar is limping a bit or or just needs a new set of strings then stop on by.  This gathering will be hosted by MFGS's own Dave Pierson.

744 Starkweather Street Plymouth, MI - (734) 927-0675 http://bluefishguitars.com/

Also ..here is some  local music that's coming up.

Saturday October 6th @ Trinity House – Claude Bourbon w/ special guest MFGS’s own JB Davies http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/posts/promotion/claude-bourbon-w-special-guest-jb-davies/

 

Saturday October 6th - Duck Baker @ Double Lot House Concerts

Seating is limited to 25 people and all monies go directly to the artist. To insure maximum compensation for the artist, reservations must be paid in advance within 24 hours of contacting Nick Schillace in order to reserve a seat. There are no refunds. Checks/Cash can be dropped off or PayPal can be used. Double Lot House Concerts are held at the home of Nick Schillace and Jennie Knaggs in the Historic Sherwood Forrest/Greenacres neighborhood located at: 8/Woodward at 20192 Renfrew Detroit, MI 48211 Contact Nick: nick@nickschillace.com 248-990-6977

 

Sunday October 7th in Ann Arbor - The Detroit Irish Music Association presents -Duck Baker @ The Green Wood Center, 1001 Green Road, Ann Arbor Michigan. Time - 4pm Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door. email colleen.e.gavin@gmail.com for advance tickets

 

                         The Next Performance for MFGS is another US Fingerstlyle Champion, Eric Lugosch who will perform on Saturday night November 3rd @ Trinity House

 

 Eric won in 1984 and he presents a truly original and inspirational Show. No gimmicks or gadgets, just a genuinely gifted imagination and a fluency that comes from years of working on his craft. Eric is an esteemed teacher of both beginner and advanced guitarists so this should be a great workshop to attend.

MFGS performers offer a Two Hour Guitar Workshop from 3pm-5pm same day as show.

Cost of workshop is $40 and workshop attendees receive a $10 discount on show tickets. Save a spot at 248-646-4030.

 

 

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

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

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

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

Save the Dates - Future MFGS Concerts @ Trinity House Theatre

 Trace Bundy on Friday November 16th.                  

 

Stephen Bennett’s Christmas Concert on December 15th.

 

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

 

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

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Fall Concert Series starts this Friday Sept 7th.

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Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Presents in the opening night of our Fall Concert Series

Nicholas Barron

    This Friday, September 7th  

Trinity House Theatre

Show Starts at 8 pm, Doors @ 7:30

Tickets Available At the Door!!

$20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members

Let’s see…....we noticed Nicholas when he toured with Andy McKee in 2008 and we wanted to bring him to our audience here.  Yes, he is not your typical fingerstylist but he sure can play a pretty mean guitar and he plays in a style that is truly his own; percussive and highly rhythmic with big beautiful chords and funky tunings that go along with his original one man band attack. His voice has been called a cross between Van Morrison and Joe Cocker

This is one of those performers that you may have not heard of before but everyone starts somewhere and besides playing in a Chicago band with famed guitarist Fareed Haque is no small potatoes!  Here is a list of performers who thought enough of Nicholas to ask him to open for them.  Al Green, BB King, Joan Armatrading, Johnny Cash, War, Average White Band, Michael Bolton, Tuck and Patti, Charlie Hunter, Medeski Martin and Wood, and Buddy Guy. He has sung on numerous national and local TV spots including for Comcast, Coors, Miller, Cherry 7-UP, McDonalds and on and on.....

None of those performers who asked Nicholas to open have it wrong.  We can guarantee you that this will be a dynamic night of music!!!  

 

C’mon out and see a something different at what has been called ..... 

One of the most delightful settings for live music in Metro Detroit"                                                                                  Detroit Free Press

 

 Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile - Livonia, MI 48152
734-464-6302

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

 

Don’t forget

Saturday September 22nd, MFGS presents Chris Proctor @ Trinity House

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society and Trinity House Theatre

 are 501 (3) (c) non-profit organizations

 

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

More info always at

www.fingerstyle.org

email @ michfingerstyle@gmail.com- phone @ 248-646-4030

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MFGS Fall Series opens Friday Sept. 7th

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Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Friday September 7th, 8pm

 with - Chicago Blues Guitarist/Singer Songwriter

Nicholas Barron

Show Starts at 8 pm, Doors @ 7:30  

$20 and $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members

There is limited seating for 80 @ Trinity House Theatre Shows www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Trinity House Theatre - 38840 West Six Mile - Livonia, MI 48152
734-464-6302

 Tickets available through www.fingerstyle.org 

We first heard of Nicholas Barron when he toured with Andy McKee in 2008.  Although he is not your traditional fingerstylist he plays guitar in a style that is truly his own; percussive and highly rhythmic with big beautiful chords and funky tunings that go along with his original one man band attack. His voice has been called a cross between Van Morrison and Joe Cocker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9O6dM114WE&feature=relmfu

Nicholas hails from Chicago.  He started expressing his artistic talents through playing guitar at age 15. In the summer of 1982 he attended Berklee college of Music and it changed his life forever. He spent some time at the New England Conservatory of Music and then transferred to the University of Cincinnati to study Jazz guitar where he admittedly got 'schooled' studying with Charlie Parker disciple, Jimmy McGarry.  After Cincinnati he ' busked' his way through Europe where he made the lifelong decision to make a living through signing and playing guitar. Back in Chicago he started a band with Chicago guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque. 

In January of 2007 , James Taylor introduced the Nicholas Barron Band as the launch artist for the New York Times Emerging Artists series at Joe's Pub in NYC. Taylor called Nicholas and the band's new CD "Undeniable".   He has opened for : Al Green, BB King, Joan Armatrading, Johnny Cash, War, Average White Band, Michael Bolton, Tuck and Patti, charlie Hunter, Medeski Martin and Wood, and Buddy Guy. He has sung on numerous national and local TV spots including for Comcast, Coors, Miller, Cherry 7-UP, McDonalds and on and on..... This will be a dynamic night of music!!!

his music can be purchased on Candyrat Records http://www.candyrat.com/artists/nicholasbarron/

MFGS & Friends Upcoming Concerts

 

Saturday September 22nd , MFGS presents Chris Proctor @ Trinity House

Critics also call his guitar playing “breathtaking,” “haunting,” and “rich.” Guitar magazines describe his compositions as “spectacular,” “elegant,” and “exquisite,” and praise his twelve-string work as “revelatory.” Media reviewers trace the roots of his style to folk, jazz, pop, and classical music, categorize his playing as “Baroque Folk,” “New World Steel String,” “Solo Guitar Orchestra,” “Instrumental Americana,” and compare him to Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges.

 

Saturday  October 6th, - Duck Baker @ Double Lot House Concerts 

Seating is limited to 25 people and all monies go directly to the artist. To insure maximum compensation for the artist, reservations must be paid in advance within 24 hours of contacting Nick Schillace in order to reserve a seat.  There are no refunds. Checks/Cash can be dropped off or PayPal can be used. 

 

Workshop day of show (same location and limited to 10-12 people) $40pp time TBD

 

Double Lot House Concerts are held at the home of Nick Schillace and Jennie Knaggs in the Historic Sherwood Forrest/Greenacres neighborhood located at:8/Woodward at 20192 Renfrew Detroit, MI 48211Contact Nick: nick@nickschillace.com 248-990-6977

 

Sunday October 7th

The Detroit Irish Music Association presents - Duck Baker, Live in Concert

Location:  The Green Wood Center, 1001 Green Rd, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Time:  4 p.m.
Cost: $16 advance tickets (email  Colleen Gavin colleen.e.gavin@gmail.com) or  $18 at the door

 

Saturday November 3rd - Eric Lugosch @ Trinity House

 

Friday November 16th - Trace Bundy  @ Trinity House

 

Christmas Concert with Stephen Bennett – Sat.  December 15th.  @ Trinity House

 

2013 concerts to date are  Trevor Gordon Hall and Pino Forastiere

 

 

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

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

More info always at

www.fingerstyle.org

email @ michfingerstyle@gmail.com - phone @ 248-646-4030

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Mid - Summer MFGS Newsletter - Fall Concert Series

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Summer is certainly steaming along isn't it? 

 We just wanted to remind you of the great guitar performances/workshops going on.

7:30 at St. Columban in Birmingham. Suggested donation: $5. Beer and wine also available

Michigan's own

Interlochen Fingerstyle Guitar Workshops

July-26th to July 28th

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

Featuring MFGS friends  Laurence Juber and , Billy McLaughlin along with  Matthew Schroeder, Peter Roller and Thomas Clippert

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Next up is

The Guitar Festival event of this summer! 

http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/or http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/cgfestival/

Several friends of MFGS attended this great festival last year and you can’t help but notice the International Star Studded Cast of Guitarists this year. Also there is the  2012 Canadian Guitar Festival Competitions and 

Ferndale’s own Nick J. Kelly will be performing in the competion!!!

If you are going to the Canadian Festival you can drive (look to ride share on our Michigan Fingerstyle's facebook page  or the Canadian Festival Facebook page

Via Rail in Canada is another way to go. Via Rail http://www.viarail.ca/en/stations/ontario/windsorwill take you there but it is a holiday weekend and you should book early.

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Friday, August 10th at 8pm at Phog Lounge in Windsor, Ontario

7:30 at St. Columban in Birmingham. Suggested donation: $5. Beer and wine also available

Candyrat Records Canadian Tour

 Maneli Jamal, Trevor Gordon Hall and Owen Larkins.

This is a great opportunity to see some of Candyrat’s best. Maneli is from Toronto, Trevor is from the States and Owen is from Australia. This will be a great show. More information to come. www.phoglounge.com

In 2009, Phog won the much-publicized CBC Radio 3 Searchlight Contest for Best Live Music Venue in Canada. Phog Lounge is located at 157 University Avenue West in Windsor about 2 blocks west of the tunnel.

The Candyrat Tour will be performing in Montreal, Toronto and a dozen or so other stops in Canada, even way out to PEI eh?

Schedule information is on www.candyrat.com

 

 7:30 at St. Columban in Birmingham. Suggested donation: $5. Beer and wine also available

Thought we would keep this commentary posted.  Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars has taken a stand on the use of Ebony in guitar building.  This is stunning information for those who cherish their instruments.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=anCGvfsBoFY

 Subscribe to  Minor 7th for up to date reviews and information on the music that you love.  http://minor7th.com/

From Italia http://www.accordatureaperte.it/

Can’t forget our friends @ CandyRat Records for great CD’s and downloads of your favorite fingerstyle and singer songwriters.

www.candyrat.com

Don't forget our partner  Trinity House Theatre  www          wwwww  ia cache

Stay tuned to our friends @ the Classical Guitar Society of Michigan for their events http://guitarmichigan.org/

Looking for Guitars to buy or repair?

Lookin for guitars or repair Paul Murphy's Bluefish in Plymouth - http://www.bluefishguitars.com/

Huber - Breese www.huberbreese.com

Detroit Guitar - http://www.detroitguitar.com/catalog/

Gus Zoppi's  - http://www.guszoppimusic.com/

Or how about a luthier??

Gary Zimnicki in Allen Park - http://www.zimnicki.com/

 Howard Guitars in Boyne City - www.howardguitars.com

Fred Tellier in Windsor - FE Tellier Guitars

Can't forget our friends on the Radio

  Pam Rossi's 'Overeasy' show Sunday Mornings. http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/

Also  a huge friend of music and Detroit...and especially Detroit Music is

Ann Delisi.  Click here for info on her show

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

Also….Ann Delisi’s ‘Essential Music’ Listening party is this Tuesday, July 17th at the Majestic on Woodward in Detroit.  More information here…. http://wdet.org/ademlp/ 

Rob Reinhart ‘s  ‘Essential Music’ show is also on WDET http://wdet.org/shows/rob-reinharts-essential-music/ And Rob has listening parties in Ann Arbor

Rob Reihhart’s Acoustic Café can be heard on WDET  http://www.acafe.com/

Don't forget our partners Trinity House Theatre for music and performances year round  www.trintyhousetheatre.org

                                                  STOLEN GEAR- PLEASE HELP !!!

   We sent out a message a few months ago about Huber Breese getting ripped off of some guitars.  Here is another post taken off of Paul Murphy's BlueFish Music Facebook page. Please keep an eye out for this stuff.  We all know that it takes a long while to find the right mix of an instrument and equipment.  Post this around and give this guy a hand.  Call Blue Fish if you hear anything  -   (734) 927-0675Tony Muggs equipment was stolen last night . Contact Paul Murphy of BlueFish Music in Plymouth if you see or hear anything about .

-Fender Rhodes Piano Bass - 1 Ampeg Bass Cabinet - Fender Rhodes Key Mark 78 with 'Muggs' painted on it - 1 SWR Bass Head , along with some monstor cords

 
1 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass(Ross, I'm so sorry)
1 Ampeg (1 x 12) Bass Cabinet
1 SWR 500 Bass Head
1 Brown Bag( 4 Monster Cords, 1 Power Conditioner, 1 Ext. Cord, Tools, 1 Microphone w/cord, egg shakers, mini footballs that I used to light Danny & Todd up with on tour)
-Several CD's
1 Muggs T-Shirt Bag -chalked full of awesome Muggs tee's
- Blue Collar Boys & Eldorado Posters(haha)
MFGS Presents – Fall 2012 Concert Series

In partnership with Trinity House Theatre

Friday September 7th - Nicholas Barron in

Saturday September 22nd  Chris Proctor

Saturday November 3rd  - Eric Lugosch

Friday November 16th -  Trace Bundy

And a special Christmas Concert with Stephen Bennett on

Saturday December 15th 

Coming up in 2013 concerts by  Trevor Gordon Hall and Pino Forastiere – More to come

 

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

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

  More info always at

www.fingerstyle.org

email @ michfingerstyle@gmail.com - phone @ 248-646-4030

And please join us on Facebook!

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Update on Al Petteway/Amy White Concert Saturday Night

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Dear friends of MFGS

There are about 20 tickets still available for this concert as of Friday May 4th,   There are 11 remaining online and we recommend that you purchase them while available.

 

If it's a last minute decision please call  Trinity House before you go since they are holding a few more at the door.  734-464-6302

We have had an amazing response for Al's workshop so call if you want to go to that too 248-646-4030.

This should be a great show!

Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members

Hope to see you there!! 

Al Petteway & Amy White

Saturday, May 5th- Trinity House

38840 6 Mile Rd Livonia - (734) 464-6302

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

 

 

We have had good pre sales so consider buying on line or if it's a last minute decision call Trinity House to see if there are tickets still available that you can reserve before you drive out there.

Show @ 8 pm, Doors @ 7:30

Tickets are $20 - $17 for Trinity House Members

Also consider

Al Petteway’s Acoustic Guitar Workshop

Same day, Same location from 3pm – 5pm.



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Don Ross - Brooke Miller this Friday @ Trinity House

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Friends of MFGS

Just a reminder that this Friday night, February 10th @ 8pm we will presenting all the way from Nova Scotia Canada, Don Ross and Brooke Miller at Trinity House in Livonia.  Don has been a friend of MFGS since our beginning in 2001 and he is performing with Brooke Miller, another amazing Canadian singer songwriter/guitarist who just happens to be married to Don...or is he married to her?  

 Anyway , check them out with Don playing ' Crazy' by Gnarls Barkley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWm9Ney38ok and Brooke playing one of her recent pieces 'Cannonball' on a brand new Greenfield Guitar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGkGTf50Jg

There are about 25 tickets left for the show so we recommend that either you buy them online  through www.fingerstyle.org or call Trinity House @ 734- 464-6302 to reserve a seat.

Trinity House is located @ 38840 W. Six Mile Rd. Livonia 48152. Doors open at 7:30 and show starts at 8pm.

At intermission we will be raffling of 4 CDs from our good friends @ Candyrat Records.  Candyrat records will be starting their 2012 tour with some of their amazing artists.  Check it out @ http://www.candyrat.com/calendar.aspx.

We hope to see you at the show. Remember it's a Friday concert at Trinity House

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

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

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Thanks for supporting the past 10 years of Fingerstyle Music

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We want to send out a huge THANK YOU!!!!  to California Guitar Trio’s Paul Richards, Hideyo Moriya and Bert Lams for a remarkably entertaining musical evening.  Listening to your cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Echoes’ after playing Bach is just an example of the amazing versatility you presented in last night’s performance.  World class guitarists and great guys to work with.  All the best from all of us in Michigan on your 20th year anniversary of CGT.   We saw Hideyo taking some pictures so we will keep in touch with you on your web site www.cgtrio.com and Hideyo’s web cam.

We also would like to thank Gary Zimnicki for bringing several of his beautiful hand built guitars.  Gary is from Allen Park so check out his site at www.zimnicki.com

Important note Someone left a very nice pair of prescription glasses in a case at the church.  So if you can read this note ;-) then don’t worry ….your glasses are not lost… they just have not yet been found!   Email us at  michfingerstyle@gmail.com or call the First United Church and we will figure out how to get these glasses to you.

Let us know if you are aware of any upcoming fingerstyle/acoustic guitar performances and we will post them on our web site.  Here are some that are coming up.  November 12th seems to be a busy day for music!!

November 12th -  Michigan Fingerstyle friends Rob Bourassa & Mike Karoub at the Wyandotte Arts Center . Rob is a great guitarist  with a diverse repertoire and Mike plays the Cello so it will be an entertaining evening  of great local music and uses some very nice Gary Zimnicki instruments.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvmB9z4v6f4

November 12th – George Worthmore www.georgeworthmore.com/pages/@ Trinity House in Livonia – 734-464-6302 www.trinityhouse.org

November 13th – Luthier’s Workshop at Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth. Starts at 1pm.  If your interested in meeting some local luthiers and seeing how they put together such nice instruments stop by Paul Murphy’s Bluefish Guitars and check it out. http://bluefishguitars.com/                           

And from our friends @   Classical Guitar Society of Michigan  /www.guitarmichigan.org/    (their website has details to all of the following)

Saturday, November 12th  @ 12:00pm till 4pm Johannes Möller, Masterclass

Sunday, November 13th @ 3:00pm  Johannes Moller, Guitar, Solo Concert

Sunday, November 20th @ 4:00pm Beijing Guitar Duo with Manuel Barrueco, University Musical Society

And another big thanks to Rob Poland of Candyrat Records for his support of fingerstyle  guitar music .  Rob donated the CDs that were raffled off last night.  Check out Candyrat for any stocking stuffers for xmas @ www.candyrat.com   One that you might want to look at is Sergio Altamura’s (Guitar Republic) re-release of ‘Blu’.  Sergio uses loops and electronic mixes to create some truly beautiful music.  Rumor has it Pino Forastiere may have some new music coming soon and Stefano Barone was working on a project so stay tuned.  Sergio and the guys will be back  in the States in May and we hope to see them then. Here is an example of one of Sergio’s soulful pieces http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaGwblJJH8Y . Another Xmas option the new releases by Antoine Dufour and Craig D'Andrea or perhaps the California Guitar Trio’s live performance with the Montreal Guitar Trio or CGT’s Christmas album!  Check out CGT's or Candyrat's websites for more info.

And for updates and reviews of Acoustic Music check out Minor 7th @    www.minor7th.com/

MFGS would like to take a moment to thank all of you for supporting our efforts over the past ten years to bring world class guitarists to Southeast Michigan.

Don Ross- February 2002 with Jordan O'Connor - opening act - Jason Dennie , Preston Reed- February 2002, Alex DeGrassi- April 2002, Muriel Anderson- September 2002, Al Petteway & Amy White- October 2002, Laurence Juber- November 2002, Don Ross- February 2003, Pierre Bensusan- March 2003, Ed Gerhard- April 2003, Stephen Bennet- September 2003, Preston Reed- October 2003, Pat Donohue- March 2004, Al Petteway & Amy White- April 2004, Stephen Bennet- May 2004, Isato Nakagawa - September- 2004, Ed Gerhard- March 2005, Michael Gulezian- April 2005, Erika Luckett- April 2005, Muriel Anderson- September 2005, Pino Forastiere- November 2005, Don Ross- December 2005, Stephen Bennet- January 2006, Andy McKee-February 2006, Pat Donohue- March 2006, Al Petteway & Amy White- April 2006, Ed Gerhard- May 2006, Masa Sumide- March 2007, Tony McManus- March 2007, Don Ross- April 2007, Billy Mclaughlin- September 2007, Laurence Juber-September 2007, Tim Sparks & Michael Young- October 2007, Pat Donohue-October 2007, Pino Forastiere- February 2008, Michael Chapdelaine- March 2008, Andy McKee- April 2008, Ed Gerhard- September 2008, Craig D'Andrea/Antoine Dufour - October 2008, Stephen Bennett - November 2008, Pino Forastiere with special guests Craig D’Andrea & Antoine Dufour , March 2009, Peppino D"Agostino -April 2009, Billy McLaughlin & Nathan Wilson - May 2009, Al Petteway & Amy White - Sept. 2009, Don Ross - Oct. 2009, Michael Chapdelaine -November 2009. Peter Finger - March 2010, Guitar Republic - April 2010, Laurence Juber - May 2010, Bert Lams & Tom Griesgraber-June 2010, California Guitar Trio- Sept. 2010, Preston Reed September 2010, Tony McManus November 2010, International Guitar Night, January 2011, Pierre Bensusan March 2011, Stefano Barone, with guest Glenn Poorman, April 2011, Craig D’Andrea & Antoine Dufour/Candyrat Guitar Night May 2011, Woody Mann, October 2011, California Guitar Trio November, 2011

   Call us @ 248-646-4030 to keep us updated on events and let us know if you can help promote our events by passing out flyers to get the word out. email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com                                                                                      

All the best to you and yours this Thanksgiving and through the Holiday Season.

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

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Thanks for supporting our last 10 years of Fingerstyle Music

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We want to send out a huge THANK YOU!!!!  to California Guitar Trio’s Paul Richards, Hideyo Moriya and Bert Lams for an amazingly entertaining musical evening.  Listening to your cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Echoes’  after playing Bach is just an example of versatility of your stellar performance.  World class guitarists and great guys to work with.  All the best on the anniversary of your 20 years together.  We saw Hideyo taking some pictures so we will keep in touch with you on your web site www.cgtrio.com and Hideyo’s web cam.

We also would like to thank Gary Zimnicki for bringing several of his beautiful hand built guitars.  Gary is from Allen Park so check out his site at www.zimnicki.org

Important note Someone left a very nice pair of prescription glasses in a case at the church.  So if you can read this note ;-) then don’t worry ….your glasses are not lost… they just have not yet been found!   Email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com or call the First United Church and we will figure out how to get these glasses to you.

Let us know if you are aware of any upcoming fingerstyle/acoustic guitar performances and we will post them on our web site.  Here are some that are coming up.  November 12th seems to be a busy day for music!!

November 12th -  Michigan Fingerstyle friends Rob Bourassa & Mike Karoub at the Wyandotte Arts Center . Rob is a very nice guitarist with a diverse repertoire and Mike plays the Cello so it will be an entertaining evening  of great local music and uses some very nice Gary Zimnicki instruments.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvmB9z4v6f4

November 12th – George Worthmore@ Trinity House in Livonia – 734-464-6302

November 13th – Luthier’s Workshop at Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth. Starts at 1pm.  If your interested in meeting some local luthiers and seeing how they put together such nice instruments stop by Paul Murphy’s Bluefish Guitars and check it out. http://bluefishguitars.com/                            

And from our friends @   Classical Guitar Society of Michigan  /www.guitarmichigan.org/    (their website has details to all of the following)

Saturday, November 12th  @ 12:00pm till 4pm Johannes Möller, Masterclass

Sunday, November 13th @ 3:00pm  Johannes Moller, Guitar, Solo Concert

Sunday, November 20th @ 4:00pm Beijing Guitar Duo with Manuel Barrueco, University Musical Society

And another big thanks to Rob Poland of Candyrat Records for his support of fingerstyle  guitar music .  Rob donated the CDs that were raffled off last night.  Check out Candyrat for any stocking stuffers for xmas @ www.candyrat.com   One that you might want to look at is Sergio Altamura’s (Guitar Republic) re-release of ‘Blu’.  Sergio uses loops and electronic mixes to create some truly beautiful music.  Sergio and the boys will be back  in the States in May and we hope to see them then. Here is an example of one of Sergio’s soulful pieces http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaGwblJJH8Y . Another Xmas option is the California Guitar Trio’s live performance with the Montreal Guitar Trio or CGT’s Christmas album!  Check out their website for more info.

And for updates and reviews of Acoustic Music check out Minor 7th @    www.minor7th.com/

MFGS would like to take a moment to thank all of you for supporting our efforts over the past ten years to bring world class guitarists to Southeast Michigan.

Don Ross- February 2002 with Jordan O'Connor, opening act - Jason Dennie ,  Preston Reed- February 2002,  Alex DeGrassi- April 2002,   Muriel Anderson- September 2002,  Al Petteway & Amy White- October 2002,                               Laurence Juber- November 2002, Don Ross- February 2003, Pierre Bensusan- March 2003, Ed Gerhard- April 2003, Stephen Bennet- September 2003,  Preston Reed- October 2003, Pat Donohue- March 2004,  Al Petteway & Amy White- April 2004, Stephen Bennet- May 2004, Isato Nakagawa- September- 2004, Ed Gerhard- March 2005..... Michael Gulezian- April 2005, Erika Luckett- April 2005, Muriel Anderson- September 2005, Pino Forastiere- November 2005, Don Ross- December 2005, Stephen Bennet- January 2006,  Andy McKee- February 2006, Pat Donohue- March 2006, Al Petteway & Amy White- April 2006, Ed Gerhard- May 2006, Masa Sumide- March 2007, Tony McManus- March 2007, Don Ross- April 2007, Billy Mclaughlin- September 2007, Laurence Juber- September 2007, Tim Sparks & Michael Young- October 2007, Pat Donohue- October 2007, Pino Forastiere- February 2008, Michael Chapdelaine- March 2008, Andy McKee- April 2008, Ed Gerhard- September 2008,  Craig D'Andrea/Antoine Dufour - October 2008, Stephen Bennett - November 2008,  Pino Forastiere with Craig D’Andrea & Antoine Dufour - March 2009, Peppino D"Agostino -April 2009, Billy McLaughlin & Nathan Wilson - May 2009,  Al Petteway & Amy White - Sept. 2009,  Don Ross - Oct. 2009, Michael Chapdelaine - November 2009. Peter Finger - March 2010, Guitar Republic - April 2010,  Laurence Juber - May 2010, Bert Lams & Tom Griesgraber-June 2010,  California Guitar Trio- Sept. 2010, Preston Reed September 2010,  Tony McManus November 2010, International Guitar Night, January 2011, Pierre Bensusan March 2011, Stefano Barone, with guest Glenn Poorman,  April 2011,                                                                                             Craig D’Andrea & Antoine Dufour/Candyrat Guitar Night May 2011, Woody Mann, October 2011, California Guitar Trio November, 2011

Call 248-646-4030 to keep us updated on events and let us know if you can help promote our events by passing out flyers to get the word out.

michfingerstyle@gmail.com                                                                                     

All the best to you and yours this Thanksgiving and through this Holiday Season.

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

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California Guitar Trio This Saturday, November 5th. Update on their Guitar Workshop

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Dear Friends of MFGS

The Board of MFGS wanted to take a moment to thank our friends at Detroit Guitar for sponsoring a very nice and energetic Fingerstyle Picking Party this past Sunday at their store.     http://birmingham.patch.com/articles/detroit-guitar-ready-to-rock-at-new-birmingham-store.  

 

The big news though is our final concert of 2011 is with the

CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO 

 Saturday November 5th at the First United Methodist Church which is at

 22331 Woodward , just south of 9 mile in Ferndale. 

We have had the opportunity to meet them off an on over the years and saw them at the Ark in 2010 and asked if they would consider performing for MFGS.  They graciously said "well, we are not exactly fingerstyle performers but sure...we love Detroit" and now this is there second year at  MFGS. 

General admission tickets are $25, doors open at 6:30 and performance starts at 7:30. Tickets are available here online

https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6bc4b4beac12a71dd421d59b1fad7a1c&t=tix  or you can also purchase them at the door.

 For those attending the California Guitar Trio Workshop (information below) concert tickets are priced at $15.

As you read this information open up a second screen and listen to one of their compositions called 'The Marsh'

http://www.myspace.com/californiaguitartrio/music/songs/the-marsh-album-45497549

So, just a little bit about these guys you are about to see Saturday. Bert Lams graduated with a concert level degree in classical guitar studies from the prestigious Royal Conservatory of Brussels Belgium in 1984. Two years later he along with Paul Richards, who was studying guitar at the University of Utah and Hideyo Moriya from Toyko, who originally came to the States to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, met at a Guitar Craft seminar taught by legendary guitarist Robert Fripp.  “Robert introduced us to the New Standard Tuning, Based on fifths (C-G-D-A-E-G) using a steel string guitar with plectrum or pick,”.    In 1991 they started touring as the California Guitar Trio. The trio has released twelve albums: seven studio CDs featuring original CGT songs and a variety of other works spanning numerous genres, four live releases, and a Christmas CD with familiar and not-so familiar Christmas music. Lams has also made a solo album of Bach preludes titled 'Nascent'. This will be an amazing concert with music ranging from classical to surf and from jazz to rock.

                                                                                          Important News

California Guitar Trio will be sponsoring a Guitar Workshop from 3pm -5pm the day of the show.This is for guitarists of all levels and it is a remarkable opportunity to spend 2 hours with the world renowned guitarists of CGT and then pick out your seats, watch sound check or grab a bite to eat before the show begins.

Workshop Tickets are $40

Workshop attendees receive concert tickets for $15

Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot.  Call as soon as possible so we can arrange appropriate space for the event. 

  This workshop is for guitar lovers of all levels and it is held in a supportive non competetive environment.

 

And to top it off Michigan Luthier Gary Zimnicki will be exhibiting some of his amazing insturments

http://www.zimnicki.com/

 

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

 

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



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Picking Party October 30th - CGT Concert November 5th

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California Guitar Trio

Saturday November 5th

Show starts at 7:30 pm. Doors at 6:30

First United Methodist Church – In Ferndale

22331 Woodward Ave. – Just south of 9 mile road

Tickets available now online @  https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6bc4b4beac12a71dd421d59b1fad7a1c&t=tix

www.fingerstyle.org or at the door

$25 general admission

The California Guitar Trio is Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Utah; Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium; and Hideyo Moriya of Chiba, Japan. The trio first met in England in 1987 while studying with iconic King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp. After touring together as part of Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists, the three guitarists convened in Los Angeles and founded The California Guitar Trio in 1991.

The CGT plays a unique style, with guitars weaving an intricate knot work of interlocking parts to form a whole. Richards, Lams, and Moriya can create music which sounds like it is performed on a kind of “super-piano” and at other times unfolds in an ethereal, otherworldly psychedelia. In space, CGT’s music was played to wake the astronauts aboard the NASA space shuttle “Endeavor”. Here on Earth, the trio’s music has been featured extensively on NPR, NBC’s Olympics coverage, and various CBS, CNN, and ESPN TV programs.

https://www.cgtrio.com/media/video/viewvideo/9/music/california-guitar-trio-andromeda

California Guitar Trio will be sponsoring a Guitar Workshop from 3pm -5pm the day of the show. This is for guitarists of all levels and it is a remarkable opportunity to spend 2 hours with the world renowned guitarists of CGT and then pick out your seats, watch sound check or grab a bite to eat before the show begins.

Workshop Tickets are $40

Workshop attendees receive concert tickets for $15

Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot. 

 

LUTHIER GARY ZIMNICKI WILL BE DISPLAYING SOME OF HIS FINE HAND HEWNED INSTRUMENTS AT THIS CONCERT http://www.zimnicki.com/

 

 

GUITAR SHOW!!! Gordy’s Music will present a guitar show will be SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th 2011. Show is from 10:00am to 4:00pm and will be held at the MRCC Banquet & Convention Center 'formerly the Mabry Center'. 23397 Mound Road -Warren, MI 48091 call 248.546.7447 for more information. http://www.gordysmusic.com/

Other Fingerstyle Guitar Events

October 24th Guitar Masters Tourat the Ark featuring MFGS friends Antoine Dufour, Andy McKee and Stephen Bennett - http://theark.org/

November 12th – George Worthmore@ Trinity House in Livonia – 734-464-6302– www.trinityhouse.org

November 13th – Luthier’s Workshop at Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth. Starts at 1pm. http://bluefishguitars.com/

And from our friends @ Classical Guitar Society of Michigan -http://www.guitarmichigan.org/

Friday, November 4th @ - 8:00pm- Xufei Yang, guitar plays Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, November 6th @ 3:00pm - Special Student Recital& Meeting of the Classic Guitar Society of Michigan-Dearborn Historical Museum's McFadden-Ross House

Saturday, November 12 - 12:00pmJohannes Möller, Masterclass

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

248-646-4030 -Call us if you can help post flyers !!

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



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California Guitar Trio - November 5th - In Ferndale

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Dear Friends of MFGS

For our last concert of 2011 we are honored to present the California Guitar Trio in concert on November 5th at the First United Methodist Church in Ferndale. We were fortunate that they could come by on their fall tour. 

California Guitar Trio 

  

   Saturday November 5th 7:30pm

Doors open @ 6:30pm

@ First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward Ave. Just south of 9 Mile

 Tickets are $25 and available online or at the door

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In 1991 Paul Richards (USA), Bert Lams (Belgium) & Hideo Moriya (Japan) created the California Guitar Trio (CGT) after initially meeting at Robert Fripp’s (King Crimson) Guitar Craft Course in 1987. The trio has toured worldwide since then frequently sharing the stage with Tony Levin (King Crimson). CGT has released 12 albums: 7 studio CDs featuring original CGT songs and a variety of other works spanning numerous genres, 4 live releases, and a Christmas CD with familiar and not-so familiar Christmas music. Lams, who graduated with a concert level degree in classical guitar studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, has also made a solo album of Bach preludes titled ‘Nascent’.  Their 2010 release ‘Andromeda’ was named the Best CDs of 2010 in the instrumental category at the Indie Acoustic Project. CGT’s music was featured on television coverage for the 1998, 2000, 2002 & 2004 Olympics, they performed on the 2003 Grammy Award Show and they also provided wake up music for the crew of NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavor as it orbited Earth. Their music ranges all the way from King Crimson to Bach, fusing rock, blues, jazz, world music, progressive, as well as the quintessential California musical genre surf music. The California Guitar Trio's stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor have earned them an enthusiastic following and wide notoriety. You can’t miss this show!

California Guitar Trio Guitar Workshop 

This is a remarkable opportunity to spend 2 hours with CGT then pick out your seats watch sound check or grab a bite to eat before the show begins.  Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a spot.     

 

Other Fingerstyle Guitar Events

October 24th   Guitar Masters Tour  at the Ark featuring MFGS friends Antoine Dufour, Andy McKee and Stephen Bennett -  http://theark.org/

November 12th – George Worthmore  @ Trinity House in Livonia – 734-464-6302 – www.trinityhouse.org

November 13th   Luthier’s Workshop  at Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth. Starts at 1pm.  http://bluefishguitars.com/

 

And from our friends @ Classical Guitar Society of Michigan -http://www.guitarmichigan.org/

Wednesday, October 19 -7:30pm Dearing Concert Duo in Concert– An Evening of Voice, Strings and Flute-at The Henry Ford Estate

Friday, November 4th @ - 8:00pm - Xufei Yang, guitar plays Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, November 6th @  3:00pm - Special Student Recital & Meeting of the Classic Guitar Society of Michigan-Dearborn Historical Museum's McFadden-Ross House

Saturday, November 12 - 12:00pm Johannes Möller, Masterclass 

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

248-646-4030 -Call us if you can help post flyers !!

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Woody Mann - Saturday October 1st in Ferndale

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Woody Mann in Concert and Guitar Workshop

Saturday October 1st

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward, just south of 9 mile.

Tickets $20 & $15 for Seniors and Students

Concert is at 7:30 - Doors @ 6:30

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Born in New York, he first studied acoustic guitar with guitarist Reverend Gary Davis from 1968-1972.  Mann continued private lessons, focusing on improvisation with jazz pianist Lennie Tristano. Meanwhile, Mann received formal instruction at the Jullliard School’s pre-college program, then he finally returned to Juilliard to pursue post-baccalaureate studies in music performance and composition from 1975-76. In these early years, Mann played with guitarists John Fahey, Bukka White & Son House

Among guitarists and critics, Woody Mann is considered a modern master. While the blues are his touchstone, he seems to draw inspiration from every direction, blending a myriad influences with ease and grace.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR11zjbUOU8&feature=related

 

Woody Mann has held guitar workshops throughout the world, founded International Guitar Seminars and Acoustic Sessions Inc. He will be sponsoring a 2 hour guitar workshop from 3pm -5pm the same day as the show at the First United Church. This workshop is for guitarists of all levels and workshop attendees receive discounted concert tickets. Arrive at 2:45 for the workshop so we can start on time. Workshop fee is $40and combined Workshop and Concert Ticket cost is $50. To register for the workshop or to get more information on the concert please call MFGS @ 248-646-4030

“Mann is simply Spellbinding.” -Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine

“Mann has absorbed so many guitar styles that he can change moods on a dime, weaving lyrical single string lines and chord harmonies that can take his tunes across the musical divides between genres…” Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“ With impeccable tone, gutsy phrasing, beautiful harmonies, and cool dynamics, Mann is in a class by himself. Phenomenal.” -Guitar Player Magazine

Other Guitar News

Tonight, Saturday September 24that the Royal Oak Music Theatre – Tommy Emmanual

October 2nd Fundraiser for Craig Carrick of Carrick House Concerts. http://carrickhouseconcerts.com/

October 2nd PAT METHENY with LARRY GRENADIER
Michigan Theatre

October 7th @ the Magic Bag ADRIAN BELEW POWER TRIO& THE STICK MEN featuring Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto

November 5th California Guitar Trio sponsored by MFGS here in Ferndale. More info to follow

Always some music to check out with our friends at

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan - http://www.guitarmichigan.org/

Trinity House http://www.trinityhouse.org/

MAMAS Coffeehouse http://mamascoffeehouse.org/

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

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October 1st Woody Mann in Ferndale

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Our fall concerts will be back at The First United Methodist Church in Ferndale Michigan.  For our first concert we will be featuring the American Guitar Legend Woody Mann on October 1st at 7:30 pm.  Guitarists will know him but for those who may not be familiar with him here is a quote you might like to read.  

“Not only was he taught by the peerless guitar picker the Rev Gary Davis, but Mann has played with Son House, Bukka White and John Fahey and has studied jazz under the great Lennie Tristano. In between giving lessons to Paul Simon and accompanying Dori Previn, he has also managed to cut some dazzling music, both by himself and in collaboration with other performers.  Don’t miss a chance to see him; you are unlikely to hear anything- or anyone- better in the fields that Mann has chosen to master.”   THE LONDON TIMES

 

Woody Mann in Concert and Guitar Workshop

October 1st

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward, just south of 9 mile.

 

Tickets $20 & $15 for Seniors and Students

Concert is at 7:30 - Doors @ 6:30

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Woody Mann Guitar Workshop

3pm- 5pm on October

$40 for workshop

$50 for workshop and Concert

Call 248-646-4030 to register or for more information.

 

And don't forget to

SAVE THE DATE!

NOVEMBER 5TH - MFGS PRESENTS

CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO

First United Methodist Church in Ferndale

 

Other Guitar News and Views

 

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

Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music

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Sunday, September 11
3:00pm
MEETING AT MADONNA-The Classic Guitar Society of Michigan
 
When - Sun, October 9, 3pm – 5pm
Where - Madonna University
These meetings are a great opportunity to share pieces you enjoy playing, to play ensemble music and just talk with other people who have a similar love for the guitar, in an informal, friendly environment. All are welcome.
 
KITHARA ENSEMBLE at 4:45pm
Go to our website for more info: http://www.guitarmichigan.org/
 
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Also try not to miss one of the most amazing guitarists on the planet
 
Tommy Emmanuel - September 24th - 7pm @ the Royal Oak Music Theatre
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Most of all don't forget us on October 1st.  We can always use help getting out flyers at music and coffee shops.  Give us a hand and remember

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

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Summer Stuff and MFGS Fall Concert Announcements

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Summer Stuff and Fall Concert Announcements

Summer is under full swing and we wanted to make a few announcements.  First of all our Fall 2011 Concert Series has been finalized. We are working out the final details on our venue TBD.   Stay tuned for further information but most importantly, save these dates!

October 1st.   One of the most versatile guitarists we have ever hosted.  A true American Classic, Woody MannAfter hearing about him for so many years we made him an offer he couldn't refuse.  Now we are making you an offer that you shouldn't refuse.  Woody will be hosting a workshop and performing later that evening.  

 " With impeccable tone, gutsy phrasing, beautiful harmonies, and cool dynamics, Mann is in a class by himself. Phenomenal.” “Stairwell Serenade” CD Voted top ten “Guitar recordings of Destiny.”    GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

November 5th.  California Guitar Trio - What can we say!  After a great show last fall they emailed us to come back to Metro Detroit just as we emailed them to come back to Metro Detroit.   A remarkable trio of guitarists just featured in Guitar Player Magazine, March 2011.  Their CD 'Andromeda'  won the Best Instrumental Album of 2010 at the Indie Acoustic Project. More to come.

Later this month

Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Festival  July 29th through July 31st in Kingston Ontario  - Lets see....hmmm....Performances by Michael Manring, Guitar Republic, Antoine Dufour and & Tommy Gauthier, Pino Forastiere & Montreal Guitar Trio to name a few ...oh yeah....a few others like Don Ross and Stephen Bennett!!!  Plus the competition to name the 2011 Canadian Fingerstyle Champion and probable future MFGS performer.  Don't miss this show along with guitar workshops.  There will be few folks leaving from this area so check on our facebook page and post if you are going or lookinfg for a ride.  http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

Interview with Rob Poland of  www.candyrat.com Candyrat Records    

 http://stefaniabenigni.fingerpicking.net/an-interview-with-rob-poland-founder-of-candyrat-records/?lang=en

And the latest from our musical friend at 'Minor 7th'.  Subscribe to this newsletter to stay subscribed to http://www.minor7th.com/

more news to come at http://www.guitarmichigan.org/ and it's sister organization http://www.society.arborguitar.org/

More events from our friends @ Trinity House  http://www.trinityhouse.org/upcoming_events.html

 

This Weekend

MENTOBE CAFÉ PRESENTS   'An Evening with Guitarist Roy Scoutz'
Saturday July 9th 2011
  6:30pm-9:00 pm 
Venue is @ 33425 Grand River East of Farmington Rd 248-987-6481

Enjoy your summer and if you hear of a performance you would like posted please let us know and check us out on facebook!    

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

248-646-4030 

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

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Dear Friends of MFGS

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

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

More thanks to those that support our picking parties

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Music in Plymouth http://www.bluefishguitars.com/  ,

Tracey Ambrozy of Tracey's Cafe in Warren http://www.facebook.com/pages/Traceys-Corner-Cafe-owner/192336924110472,

Gordy Shelst of http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shelest-Music-Workshop/137302566303579  Shelest Music in St. Clair Shores.

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

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

We still have Ann Delisi on WDET  http://www.wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/ 

and her cohort  host of Acoustic Cafe Rob Reinhart   http://www.acafe.com/about.html and Essential Music on WDET

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

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

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

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Craig D'Andrea & Antoine Dufour - This Saturday, May 21st

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

Candyrat Recording Artists

          Craig D'Andrea       Antoine Dufour

    

        2007             &            2006

       Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Winners

"Creating new audiences for fingerstyle guitar by playing tunes with jaw-dropping chops"    

                                                                   Acoustic Guitar Sept 2008

Doors open at 6pm, Show at 7:30.  Stop on by early to get good seats and enjoy some food and drinks @ Callahan's www.atcallahans.com

 

Discounted tickets available online only @ www.fingerstyle.org

Online General Admission: $15 / Seniors $12 / Students with ID $5

At the Door -General Admission: $20 / Seniors $15 / Students with ID $5

Craig and Antoine will host a guitar workshop the day of the show from 3pm - 5pm.  Cost of Guitar Workshop is $40 & $20 for students.

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

Also on

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

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Upcoming Fingerstyle Events & Last Concert of Spring Season

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Don't Forget!!!

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

The Final Concert of our Spring Season featuring

Candyrat Recording Artists

          Craig D'Andrea       Antoine Dufour

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

    

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

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

      Discounted Tickets Available Here                                               

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyzAK98Q2R4

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlExaU0WOhY&feature=related

And from their last performance for Michigan Fingerstyle - 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3UhUqRc-VM

Discounted Tickets Available Here

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

Dear Friends of MFGS

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

Don't forget This Weekend's Picking Party

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

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shelest-Music-Workshop/137302566303579

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

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

Guitar Friendly Refreshments Available

 

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

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

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

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