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Preston Reed Sat. Sept 25th

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 This Saturday September 25th

MFGS presents in Performance

Preston Reed

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward

Ferndale (just south of 9 mile)

Tickets $20 General Admission - Students/Seniors $15

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At age 16, Reed was inspired by Jefferson Airplane's rootsy blues offshoot, Hot Tuna, with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. He then studied John Fahey and Leo Kottke. At 17, Reed played his first live gig, supporting beat poet Allen Ginsberg at the Smithsonian Institute. Preston Reed has virtually reinvented how the acoustic guitar is played. Reed plays a flamboyant "self invented" style, characterized by percussive techniques and simultaneous rhythm and melody lines that dance and ricochet around each other, giving his music a level of excitement that is unparalleled today. 

See for yourself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oVzB0zRBU0

 

"A heart stopping tour de force"      -                                         Billboard Magazine

"True spellbinding guitar mastery"      -                                    Guitarist Magazine

$20 General Admission, $15 seniors/students,  Doors open at 6:30 pm

Tickets @ the door or www.fingerstyle.org

Preston Reed will host a 2 hr guitar workshop 3pm-5pm same day of the show. Workshop cost is $40.

Discounted concert tickets are $10  to workshop attendees. Workshop is intended for players of all levels and  seating is limited!  Call (248) 646-4030 to reserve a seat @ the workshop or for concert info.

Other events to consider

Celino and Lito Romero of the Romero Guitar Quartet will be at WSU Friday, Sep. 17 http://www.music.wayne.edu/Romeros.php

                Guitar Masters Tour Featuring Eric Johnson, Peppino D'Agostino & Andy Mckee, October 3rd @ the Ark

Tony McManus  First United Methodist Church, Ferndale on November 20th

International Guitar Night - Callahan's on January 29th, 2011,  featuring Italy's Pino Forastiere, Brazil's Alexandre Gismoni, England's Clive Carrol and Brion Gore from the US

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



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MFGS Concert Updates - Sunday Sept. 12th

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MFGS Concert Updates

Our fall concert series starts off soon with a world class group of guitarists known as California Guitar Trio.  They are appearing on

Sunday September 12th @ Callahan's Music Club in Auburn Hills, at 7pm.  Callahan's is only 15 minutes north of our Ferndale Venue. Having attended a CGT performance we can attest that they are remarkable musicians who present an amazingly entertaining show.  

CGT will be featuring music from their new CD release called 'Andromeda' http://www.cgtrio.com/latest/item/1-andromeda-will-hit-the-earth-in-october  as well as their storied repertoire from classical to fusion and even surf music. They have been featured on several Olympic broadcasts and they performed at the 2003 Grammy's.  CGT will be recording this concert and CD's will be available after the show.  For info and to catch some of their music check out http://www.sroartists.com/artists/californiaguitartrio/index.php

Tickets for their performance are available @ www.fingerstyle.org or at the door for $25 general admission.

This link to Callahan's has a map and Callahan's has a dinner menu and drinks.  It may be a good idea to get there at 6pm, find some nice seats and grab dinner and drinks before the show starts. www.atcallahan's.com

Opening for CGT will be local Chapman Stick perfomer Glenn Poorman. The Chapman Stick is a pretty unique instrument made notable by Tony Levin of King Crimson/Peter Gabriel fame. http://www.stick.com

Guitar Workshop By CGT!

In addition to their performance California Guitar Trio will be sponsoring a Guitar Workshop from 3pm - 5pm the same day as the show. CGT initially studied with Robert Fripp of King Crimson back in the late 80's and have been touring since. They have been proponents of the 'New Standard Tuning' which will be discussed at the workshop. What a remarkable opportunity to spend 2 hours, close up and hands on with some of the best guitarists in the world. The fee for this workshop is $40.  http://www.sroartists.com/artists/californiaguitartrio/files/sem-cgt.pdf

We will be discounting concert tickets for workshop attendees. The Cost of the concert and the 2 hr workshop together will be $50.

If you would like to attend the workshop you'll need to call 248-646-4030 to make a reservation. This is for guitarists of all levels!

Other important news

Picking Party on Sunday September 19th MFGS board member, and recent attendee of an Interlochen Guitar Festival Workshop, Dave Stuart will host a picking party @ Shelest Music Store in St. Clair Shores.  Directions can be found on their facebook site  http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Clair-Shores-MI/Shelest-Music-Workshop/137302566303579?v=wall  and http://shelestmusicworkshop.blogspot.com/ This is an informal gathering of guitarists or guitar music lovers of all levels. Some come to play, some come to listen.  We share songs, ideas and information about fingerstyle guitar.  Save the date, more information to come. Thanks Gordy for opening up your shop!

Saturday September 25th, Preston Reed will perform at the First United Methodist Church at 22331 Woodward.  Check our web site www.fingerstyle.org for information and tickets will be available soon.

A Friend In Need .... Remembering the lyrics of James Taylor's classic song ˜You've Got a Friend'..."When your down and troubled And you need a helping hand"
We thinking about  a dear friend to MFGS who is in need of our assistance. 
Pam Rossi hosts the 'Overeasy'  Show on  WCSX/94.7 on Saturday & Sunday mornings. Pam plays a very eclectic variety of songs that are familiar to all of us and that we do not hear on other stations.  Check out her playlist here   http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy . Pam  also frequently hosts live performances by local and nationally known musicians and has always graciously hosted our guest guitarists from all over the world. Tragically,  Pam's Saturday show has been cancelled!!  We know that this show is a source of great music to many of us and we would like you to take a moment and let WCSX know how unhappy we are that this show was cut back. She may even loose the whole weekend to be replaced by preprogrammed shows, no live guests, and no soul to the show. MFGS is a big fan of Pam and her show and we know you are too! We encourage you to call station manager Brent Alberts at 248 398 9470 and leave a voicemail indicating your support of putting her back on the air on Saturdays and to protect her show on Sundays. Also please post this information on your facebook or myspace accounts or send email blasts to your friends.  We need to give back a little to someone who has given us great music over the years.

Future Performance Dates

Preston Reed- Saturday, September 25th @ First United Methodist Church, Ferndale

Stephen Bennett & Tony McManus both on the same stage in Ferndale, November 20th

Pino Forastiere, Brian Gore, Clive Carrol & Alexandre Gismonti, son of legendary Brazialian Guitarist Egberto Gismonti will perform with International Guitar Night, January 29th 2011 @ Callahan's.

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

See you on the 12th of September, Enjoy the last week of summer!



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Tickets On Sale For California Guitar Trio - Sept 12th

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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society  presents

California Guitar Trio

Sunday September 12th, 7pm

 

At Callahan's Music Hall http://www.atcallahans.com/ 

2105 South Boulevard, Auburn Hills, MI     

Just 12 miles north of our Ferndale venue  

Callahans will have dinner and drinks for you starting at 6pm

            

Tickets available now $25   

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  It is pretty special when you can claim that your  music was featured on television coverage for the 1998, 2000,2002 & 2004 Olympics, that you performed on the 2003 Grammy Award Show and that your music traveled around the world as wake up music for the crew of NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavor. We think it is also pretty special that MFGS is bringing CGT to Callahan's for the first time. You'll hear music ranging 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

This will be an amazing show and you'll hear compositions from their new CD 'Andromeda'    CGT will be making  live performance CD's for your purchase immediately after the show.

Opening for CTG will be Chapman Stick performer - Glen Poorman  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg-zI89yCNU

California Guitar Trio will be sponsoring a Guitar Workshop from 3pm -5pm the day of the show.  This is a remarkable opportunity.  Spend 2 hours with CGT, pick out your seats and grab dinner while you wait for the show to begin.                                               

Workshop Tickets are $40 - Call 248-646-4030 for reservations, seating will be limited.                                        

Don't Forget!  Preston Reed

 

and The Interlochen Guitar Festival later this month

 http://college.interlochen.org/program/guitar-festival-and-workshop 

  http://www.interlochen.org/media/video-2009-icca-guitar-festival

and last but not least all of our other MFGS Friends to stay in touch with..... 

                                  

The Ann Arbor Clasical Guitar Society - http://www.society.arborguitar.org/                                                       

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan - http://www.arborguitar.ms11.net/CGSM_index.html                                           

Pam Rossi of WCSX and Overeasy http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/                                                            

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Guitars http://www.bluefishguitars.com/ 

Gary Zimnicki of Zimnicki Guitars http://www.zimnicki.com/                                                                          

JB Davies  http://jbdavies.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-home.cgi?d=jbdaviescom      

Ann Delisi on WDET with Essential Music http://www.wdetfm.org/ann-delisi.php,                                                         

Rob Reinhart of WDET with Acoustic Cafe & Essential Music, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Reinharts-Essential-Music/260231449465

Shelest Music Workshop  http://shelestmusicworkshop.blogspot.com/

Huber Breese Music - http://www.huberbreese.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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Fall 2010 & Spring 2011 Concert Announcements

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Dear Friends of MFGS

It's about time to announce our fall schedule and remind you of other musical events going on.  If  you were thinking about going to the  Canadian Guitar Festival there’s still time.  It starts on July 30th.   They have an amazing lineup of guitarists.  Check out the information at   http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/    

Also here in Michigan there is our own Interlochen Guitar Festival and Workshop starting August 26th.   

http://college.interlochen.org/program/guitar-festival-and-workshop

These are two premier guitar events you won't want to miss!

 

Now on to our  Fall Concert Series 2010/Spring 2011

Sunday September 12th - with the remarkable California Guitar Trio http://www.cgtrio.com/   This will be a Sunday evening concert @ Callahans http://www.atcallahans.com/ 

The California Guitar Trio was founded in 1991 and consists of Paul Richards from Utah, Bert Lams of Belgium and Hideyo Moriya of Japan.  They  first  met in England at one of Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft Courses in 1987. After their studies they embarked on a worldwide tour with Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists. 

A California Guitar Trio performance is like a night at the theater: Drama, passion, humor, joy , pathos, it's all there." -

                                                                                    Acoustic Musician Magazine

Save this date to see one of the most remarkable group of guitarists in the world today. 

         Buy Tickets Now!

   

 

 At Callahans Music Hall there is the opportunity to come early, get a good seat and have dinner before the show.

 

 

This will be a great show and you’ll hear compositions from the New CGT Album Andromeda.  After working on this album for more than 2 years, they have just set an official release date of October 12, 2010. This will be the first CGT album featuring entirely new original music, both composed and improvised by Bert, Paul and Hideyo. Guests on the album include Tony Levin, Julie Slick, Eric Slick, Tom Griesgraber, Tyler Trotter and more. Album Artwork by Pablo Mandel.

 

      CGT will sponsor a Guitar Workshop the same day as their concert.  More information to follow.

 

Next ...on Saturday September 25th MFGS presents  Preston Reed  @ the First United Methodist Church in Ferndale we will present http://www.prestonreed.com/ in  Concert & Guitar Workshop.  This will be Preston’s third visit here to MFGS.  He  last played way back in 2003. 

 

"True spellbinding guitar mastery" - Guitarist Magazine

November 20th - Stephen Bennett & Tony McManus on the same stage. 

January  29th, 2011  - International Guitar Night featuring Clive Carroll, Pino Forastiere, Brian Gore and Alexandre Gismonti

March 12th - Pierre Bensusan

April 16th - Stefano Barone

May 21st - Craig D'Andrea & Antoine Dufour

 

MFGS Friends to stay in touch with..... 

                                        

The Ann Arbor Clasical Guitar Society - http://www.society.arborguitar.org/                                                       

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan - http://www.arborguitar.ms11.net/CGSM_index.html                                           

Pam Rossi of WCSX and Overeasy http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/                                                            

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Guitars http://www.bluefishguitars.com/ 

Gary Zimnicki of Zimnicki Guitars http://www.zimnicki.com/                                                                          

JB Davies  http://jbdavies.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-home.cgi?d=jbdaviescom      

Ann Delisi on WDET with Essential Music http://www.wdetfm.org/ann-delisi.php,                                                         

Rob Reinhart of WDET with Acoustic Cafe & Essential Music, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Reinharts-Essential-Music/260231449465

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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Dear Friends of MFGS

First we would like to again thank our Spring Concert Series performers, Germany's Peter Finger,  Italy's Stefano Barone, Sergio Altamura and Pino Forastiere (Guitar Republic) http://echoesblog.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/acoustic-guitar- & Lawernce Juber who was originally from England and now resides in California.  These were fabulous guitarists and we were fortunate to have them perform for us at the First United Methodist Church in Ferndale and at MAMA's Coffeehouse in Birmingham.                                                               

Also a thanks to Bert Lams of California Guitar Trio & Tom Griesgraber who graced the stage at the Barn in Rochester Hills along with local stick player, Glenn Poorman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg-zI89yCNU

We are extremely disappointed that Andy McKee's July 17th concert @ Callahan's was cancelled. We were looking forward to his performance and his workshop as many of you were. It's not often that we have the opportunity to host such a popular guitarist.  As a non-profit, volunteer driven society created to promote the art of Fingerstyle Guitar we try to follow our mission statement and circumstances would not allow this concert to occur.  We look forward to Andy's October concert at the Ark and will let you know the details of that concert as they emerge. 

It is summertime and we generally do not host concerts but other folks do!  Let's start out with the Canadian Guitar Festival 2010   this is one of the premier guitar competitions/festivals in all of North America if not the whole world.  Here is some information on the Festival.

2010 Canadian Guitar Festival and Fingerstyle Guitar Competition  July 30th - Aug 02, 2010 (Kingston, Ontario: 2hrs from Toronto)

This is THE EVENT to be at this summer for Guitar Fans. Reserve your tickets to the festival and a camping pass if you plan to camp at the Loughborough Lake Holiday Park. Camp, Swim, and Jam with us... See you at the festival  http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/
2010 Confirmed Performers - Don Ross, Michael Manring, Tony McManus, Antoine Dufour, Jimmy Wahlsteen, Gareth Pearson, Craig D'Andrea, Vicki Genfan, Kelly Valleau, Andrew White, David Barrett, Ray Montford, Denny Snyder, Ewan Dobson, Matthew Woodward, Holmes Hooke.    Can you say www.Candyrat.com?   Buy Tickets and Camping Passes Here
http://www.canadianguitarfestival.com/

If anyone is driving there and looking for someone to share driving expenses please contact us and we would be glad to share your email/phone information with other attendees.  Email rxvalle@yahoo.com with the subject Canadian Guitar Festival.

Then there is the most famous and our home grown Interlochen Guitar Festival & Workshop from August 26-28, 2010.   http://college.interlochen.org/program/guitar-festival-and-workshop   Here are some of the famous guitarists to attend Interlochen either as students or teachers,  Michael Hedges, Alex DeGrassi, Laurence Juber, Andrew York, Bill Frisell, Pierre Bensusan, Badi Assad etc.

Here are the performers and instructors for this year's festival ,  Adam del Monte, Brad DeRoche, Brian Morris, Brian Roberts, Bruce Dunlap, Bryan Galloup, Dan Kelchak, Francois Carew, John DeFaria, John A. Sunsch, Matt Brewer, Matthew Palmer, Nich Palmer, Nich Halley, Michael Chapdelaine, Nonato Luiz, Pat Bergenson, Phil Keaggy and Richard Cobo.

And then there is the locally famous MFGS Picking Parties.  We will let you know when our next one is set up.  Our most recent one at Shelest Music Studio in Saint Clair Shores was a success with about 12 folks showing up.  Thanks Gordy, nice shop and we hope to come back there again. 

Here is a sneak preview of our Fall Concert Series.

We are so close to nailing this down that we can actually announce that the  The California Guitar Trio (CGT) on September 12th @ Callahan's will perform in concert and sponsor a guitar workshop.  This is a big deal for MFGS.  A first with CGT and a first at Callahan's.  Perhaps it came out of our recent concert at the Barn in Rochester Hills where Bert Lams performed with Tom Griesgraber.  Perhaps the stars were in line. Whatever it is, we don't care.  California Guitar Trio http://www.cgtrio.com/ will be performing Sunday September 12th @ Callahan's in Auburn Hills.  Details to follow soon.

Preston Reed, September 25th @ the First United Methodist Church in Ferndale, Concert & Guitar Workshop  What else do we have to say? Preston http://www.prestonreed.com/ has actually performed here twice and we were very lucky to book him for a third time.  Michael Hedges called him "Inspiring'. Al DiMeola called him 'Phenomenal'/  He was THE major influence in Andy McKee's career. 

Stephen Bennett & Tony McManus  on November 20th @ the First United Methodist Church in Ferndale , Concert & Guitar Workshop Wow!   What a way to top off the Fall series but to have the 1987 winner of the Winfield Guitar Festival and inspiration to almost every guitarist out there AND  the Best Celtic Guitarist in the World  (John Renbourn' quote) in the same show.  This will be a fantastic concert. 

MFGS Friends to stay in touch with over the summer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Classical Guitar Society of Michigan - http://www.arborguitar.ms11.net/CGSM_index.html                                           

The Ann Arbor Clasical Guitar Society - http://www.society.arborguitar.org/                                                       

Pam Rossi of WCSX and Overeasy http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/                                                            

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Guitars http://www.bluefishguitars.com/ 

Gary Zimnicki of Zimnicki Guitars http://www.zimnicki.com/                                                                          

JB Davies  http://jbdavies.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-home.cgi?d=jbdaviescom      

Ann Delisi on WDET with Essential Music http://www.wdetfm.org/ann-delisi.php,                                                         

Rob Reinhart of WDET with Acoustic Cafe & Essential Music, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Reinharts-Essential-Music/260231449465

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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Cancellation of the Andy McKee Concert on 7/17/2010

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It was with great regret that MFGS received word that the Andy McKee show on July 17th was canceled.  We have nothing but the highest regard for Andy's considerable talent and his obvious world-wide following.  Unfortunately there were several demands on our organization that we couldn’t accommodate, the most significant of which was Andy's cancellation of the planned guitar workshop,  which had been advertised on both our and Andy’s website for several months.

We are not promoters, and have no profit motive. We are an all volunteer non-profit organization that has existed for ten years now with the sole purpose of advancing the art of Fingerstyle guitar.  Prior to committing to host a performer we require that all performers agree to lead a workshop to allow our members to learn from the artist. We always give the artist 100% of the money collected from workshop attendees. Andy has done this for us twice in the past & he committed to lead one before this concert.  We, as well as the attendees, were looking forward to learning from him again as well.

Our organization sponsors six to seven concerts and workshops a year and never arranges these events in the summertime.  Our initial date of May was changed due to Andy's tour bookings and given our mutually appreciative history with Andy, we nonetheless were able to find a very popular replacement venue during the month of July. There was a mutual commitment for this performance and we tried to complete the contract negotiations.  We had hoped that the nominal remaining differences existing in the proposed contract could be bridged.

We intended no disrespect, condescension or insult to Andy. We regret that he feels otherwise and truly apologize to him for any distress this has caused him. We are disappointed that this issue was brought forth in a such a public manner and we have endeavored to speak directly with Andy, but have been unsuccessful. As such, we felt this public reply was necessary.

In the past ten years the MFGS has sponsored countless concerts for the world's most talented guitarists, hosted a similar number of artist workshops and have given back to our community by providing our musicianship on a not for profit basis. The majority of these artists are given accommodations in our homes and we do not take any percent of merchandising in order to support the artists. We pride ourselves on establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with the many gifted musicians who have played Detroit via our auspices. To our constituents, we apologize that this concert was canceled and will look forward to seeing you at our fall series. Note that Andy intends to play a concert in Ann Arbor in the fall and we will post its particulars at the appropriate time.

Thank you.
The MFGS Board of Directors


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Picking Party this Weekend & Andy McKee Tickets Available

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Dear Friends of MFGS

First we would like to thank Bert Lams of California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Tom Griesgraber for a special night of music at the Barn in Rochester Hills last Wednesday.  The opener for the show was local Chapman Stick player Glenn Poorman who then joined the duo for an beautiful encore performance of the CGT song 'The Marsh'.  It was generous of Jeb & Betsy McIntyre to offer their 'Barn' for the opportunity for folks to see these performers in an intimate setting.

TOMORROW - SUNDAY JUNE 6TH - There is a Picking Party from 2pm to 5pm @ Shelest Music Studio in St. Clair Shores. MFGS's own Dave "Dadgadave" Stuart will host this Picking Party. He will start off by discussing DADGAD alternate tuning and performing a couple pieces in that tuning.  After that, there is an open mike for anyone to step up and perform a piece or two in any tuning they like!  This is a very informal and supportive setting so any player at any level is welcome to stop by to perform or just listen and check out Gordy's new music Studio. Shelest Music Studio is at  22410 Harper Ave. Saint Clair Shores, between 8 & 9 mile on Harper Ave.  Use google maps or mapquest to get you there and look for our MFGS signs out front! (586) 218-7071.  guitargordo@yahoo.com    

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We have been getting calls about Andy McKee's performance @ Callahan's on July 17th http://www.andymckee.com/ .  Callahans is a music hall near Woodward @ Square Lake Road in Auburn hills, about 12 miles north of the Woodward/696 interchange.  MFGS generally does not sponsor summer concerts but due to Andy's touring schedule and the opportunity to host the concert @ Callahan's we set up his concert there. This is a first for us @ Callahan's and this fall we will return to our Ferndale venue.   Callahans offers us a great venue tailored for music and also they have a dinner & drink menu . http://www.atcallahans.com/Menu/Menu.htm

Andy has quite a national following and there were nearly 400 folks in attendence at his 2008 performance in Ferndale.  Callahan's has a more limited seating arrangement so you may want to consider purchasing tickets ahead of time.  

       Andy will sponsor a guitar workshop before the show between 3pm & 5pm.             The workshop is 2 hours of hands on instruction from one of the best fingerstylists around. This workshop is for players of all skill levels. 

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http://www.atcallahans.com/

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

Tickets are on sale now 

$25 for General Admission &

 $20 for Seniors (60 & over) or students with ID.   

There will be limited seating for this performance   

 For More information on the Picking Party, the Andy McKee concert or the guitar workshop please call 248-646-4030

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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Upcoming Concerts - Californita Guitar Trio's Bert Lams teams up with Tom Griesgraber

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June 2nd 7:30 pm  - 

California Guitar Trio's Bert Lams performs with  Tom Griesgraber  

At 'The Barn'  near Meadowbrook Music Theatre
California Guitar Trio’s own Bert Lams will pair up with Chapman Stick extraordinaire, Tom Griesgraber for an evening concert at the ‘Barn’ in Rochester Hills. The Barn is an intimate house concert setting where you will experience two world class musicians up close.   We encourage buying tickets early since there is limited seating at the 'Barn'

Since 2004, California Guitar Trio member Bert Lams and Chapman Stick player Tom Griesgraber have been organizing tours in the US together, performing primarily as a duo but also dual soloists. 

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

 

The Chapman Stick

Developed by musician Emmett Chapman in the early 70s, The Chapman Stick used by Griesgraber combines six guitar strings tuned in fourths with six bass strings tuned in fifths. Notes are “tapped” rather than strummed allowing the player to create separate parts in each hand with a variety of guitar and bass-like sounds.  An unusual instrument at first glance and still unknown to most of the world, this 12-string guitar/bass/synthesizer hybrid capable of sounding like all three instrument families at once.  Until you’ve seen it performed live, the music of Chapman Stick player Tom Griesgraber sounds too big to be real. There are acoustic guitar or piano-like moments, funk rock bass lines, ambient synth and soundscape textures, rock guitar leads, jazz solos and even small bits of percussion sometimes all happening simultaneously. To the uninitiated listener it sounds like an ensemble, but to those who have seen him live, it is the magic of a unique virtuoso.

Bert Lams

Bert Lams has twenty years of experience in performing and teaching classical guitar and guitar technique. He studied classical guitar with Monique Vigneron and Albert Sundermann (A. Sundermann was a student of Andres Segovia.) at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, Belgium where he graduated with honors. He has also conducted workshops for guitar students around the world, including master classes in Berlin, Paris, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Mexico City.

Since 1990, Bert Lams has been a composer and performer with the highly acclaimed California Guitar Trio. In 1993, the California Guitar Trio released their first recording Yamanashi Blues on Discipline Records followed by a successful world tour. In the same year Lams completed a world tour with the Robert Fripp String Quintet resulting in the recording, The Bridge Between, on Discipline Records.

Tom Griesgraber

Griesgraber is one of the world’s most respected and active performers on The Stick. He has toured as an opening act and guest for more than eighty US shows with the California Guitar Trio, toured the US and Europe with drummer Jerry Marotta as the duo Marotta/Griesgraber and opened numerous shows for artists like The Tony Levin Band, The League of Crafty Guitarists, The Dixie Dregs, Steve Hackett, Adrian Belew, Al Dimeola, Stanley Jordan, Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather, Muriel Anderson, Tower of Power, Asia, Michael Manring, Tim Reynolds, Jazz Mandolin Project and The Bad Plus. At the request of Recording Academy (Grammy’s) president Neil Portnow, he has also performed for the Academy’s Board of Trustees as well as the Academy’s Holiday Party and the 2004 Grammy Awards Show Post Party

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The Return of Andy McKee !

 

July 17th @ Callahans Music Hall

 

 

http://www.atcallahans.com/

Remember that Callahans has Dinner avialable before the show.


         
 

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Laurence Juber - May 15th, 8pm & upcoming performances

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Two-time GRAMMY Winner

Former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney & Wings

 Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine's "Guitarist Of The Year"

Laurence Juber

Saturday, May 15th

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

At MAMA’s Coffeehouse

Birmingham Unitarian Church

38651 N. Woodward at Lone Pine, Bloomfield Hills

Just 9 miles up the road from Ferndale!  

MAP To MAMA's   http://www.bucmi.org/mapbuc.htm

 

Show begins @ 8pm with opening act Joel Palmer, doors @ 7:30 pm

 

Tickets $15 general admission - $13 Seniors & Students


         

***Juber  will conduct a guitar workshop for guitarists of all skill levels* **

2 hours with one of the finest guitarists in the world!

Workshop is from 3:30 - 5:30 pm @ MAMMA's Coffeehouse.

Cost of workshop is $40

 

Call 248-646-4030 for concert information or to register for the workshop

 

May 16th - 3pm – 5pm - Michigan Classical Guitar Society

http://www.guitarmichigan.org/

Madonna University (map)
These meetings will be 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. Go to our website for more info: www.guitarmichigan.org

 

June 2nd - Bert Lams (California Guitar Trio) &  Tom Griesgraber  

At 'The Barn' 
near Meadowbrook Music Theatre

Since 2004, California Guitar Trio member Bert Lams and Chapman Stick player Tom Griesgraber have been organizing tours in the US together, performing primarily as a duo but also dual soloists. Their music draws from their highly eclectic backgrounds and includes everything from the music of Bach and Chopin to original pieces and California Guitar Trio (CGT) covers that range from progressive rock to spaghetti westerns

 for details and to RSVP, contact:
berttom@poorman.ws

   

 July 17th Andy Mckee @ Callahan's in Auburn Hills http://www.atcallahans.com/

 

Don't forget our friends @ http://www.society.arborguitar.org/

 

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

 

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

 

 



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MFGS - Performances This Week - resend (sorry)

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Friends of MFGS-  Due to an error in sending out this newsletter only 1/2 of our distribution list was contacted.  We are sending out the newsletter again so that everyone gets the information.  If you've already received this today we apologize for the resend.  

Part of the mission of MFGS is to let you know about upcoming guitar events. Here is a listing of some performances. Please let us know if you here of guitar performances that you want mentioned. Remember that we are volunteers so give us a decent lead time. And we can always use a hand getting flyers posted at coffee shops, music stores or where you work. Call us if you can help out 248-646-4030 

 

Thursday April 15th - Our own JB Davies www.jbdavies.com will be opening for Jill Jack  at the City Mission Benefit Concert & Wine Tasting night. 

Admission is $30.00 per person and you BYOW (bring your own wine) . The benefit is at the beautiful Redford Theatre 17360 Lahser, http://redfordtheatre.com/  Detroit, MI 48223.  You will have a chance to hear great performances by some gems of the Motor City in the most well kept secret, the Redford Theatre. You will also be able to share your favorite wine with friends, new and old.   

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Will all of this music going on, don't forget that on

April 17th we will be featuring Guitar Republic in their first US appearance.

 First United Methodist Church, 22331 Woodward in Ferndale.

                                                         

This will be remarkable night of music from Pino Forastiere, Stefano Barone & Sergio Altamurahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCQCkcqTgqA  General Admission tickets are $20 & $15 for students & seniors  available on line www.fingerstyle.com or at the door.

Stefano, Sergio and Pino will conduct a 2 hour guitar workshop from 3pm - 5pm the day of the show at the First United Methodist Church. The cost of this workshop is $40 and it is for all levels of players.  The focus of the workshop will be composition and performance in a band. If you attend the workshop your concert ticket is only $10.  Seating is limited. 

We are also fortunate to have Michigan Luthier, Gary Zimnicki at the show www.zimnicki.com  Gary will have some of his fine handcrafted instruments for you to view.  

Call 248-646-4030 to reservve a seat at the workshop or for concert information.

Farther down the line.......

May 15th - @ MAMA's Coffeehouse - 2 Time Grammy Winner Laurence Juber - Ferndale guitarist Joel Palmer will open for Laurence.

July 17th @ Callahan's Music Hall -   Andy McKee

 

and thanks to our friends who fill us with the music we love to hear!!

This is WDET's pledge week so help them keep this music coming to us by donating whatever you can. 

Ann Delisi's Essential Music on WDET   http://www.wdetfm.org/ann-delisi.php  & facebook

Rob Reinhart's Essential Music and Acoustic Cafe on WDET http://www.acafe.com/   & facebook

Pam Rossi's 'Overeasy' show on WCSX   http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/   & facebook

Candyrat Records  www.candyrat.com 

Ann Arbor Classical Guitar Society -   http://www.society.arborguitar.org/   

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

MAMA's Coffeehouse   http://mamascoffeehouse.org/

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

Carrick House Concerts - http://www.myspace.com/carrickshows

Callahans Music Hall - www.atcallahans.com

and finally, don't forget to join us on facebook!

A special thanks to Jan Golz who works behind the scenes to make our society successful .

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

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Well, as much as we'd like to, we can't book all the great players so Trinity House http://www.trinityhouse.org/ is helping out by bringing in a fabulous fingerstyle guitarist, Richard Gilewitz http://www.richardgilewitz.com/  this Saturday, November 7th.  He puts on a great show and if you get a chance to see him you won't be disappointed. 

On Sunday November 8th, our good friend Paul Murphy of Blue Fish Music http://www.bluefishguitars.com/  is hosting a soon to be annual  Luthier Gathering from 1pm-5pm.   There will be about a dozen amateur and pro luthiers from Michigan, Ohio and Ontario getting together to discuss building, swap tonewoods and show off their instruments. Any friends of MFGS are welcome to check it out and try some guitars. Paul will have the stage and amp set up so there will be some open mike time and with the lesson rooms there will be some quiet places to test drive some guitars.  Paul also does repairs and helpful with advice on anything to do with guitars.

 Of course you know that the remarkable Michael Chapdelaine will close out our 2009 Michigan Fingerstyle Series November 14th (click on our web site,  www.fingerstyle.org ).  What you don't know yet that on November 14th Michael will be gracing the studio of our good friend Pam Rossi on her Overeasy show,  94.7, WCSX on the dial.  We will be on the show sometime after 9am but just set your alarm to Pam's show @ 7am and blend yourself into the morning (Sat. & Sun)  with a nice mix of great songs. Also Michael will be heading down to 101.9 WDET  to visit with Ann Delisi on her Essential Music Show http://www.wdetfm.org/ann-delisi.php at 12 noon.  Ann is back on the radio scene in Detroit on Sat. & Sun. from 12 noon to 4pm bringing home grown, eclectic and new 'essential' music to Detroit’s airwaves. 

After Michael’s radio appearances MFGS will sponsor a guitar workshop from 3pm - 5pm at the First United Methodist Church.  You can't ask for a better opportunity to learn from one of the best guitarist in the world.  The cost of the workshop is $40 but workshop attendees can attend Michael's concert for just $10.  Call to reserve a seat.  

Now that we've planned your day on Saturday the 14th, if you need any further info call us @  248-646-4030

 join us on Facebook & Myspace!

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

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Michael Chapdelaine Nov.14th - Final 2009 Concert!

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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Presents

 

Michael Chapdelaine

         Buy Tickets Now!


Saturday November 14th-7:30pm  (doors @ 6:30)

First United Methodist Church, 22331 Woodward Ave, Ferndale MI

http://www.ferndalefirstumc.org/templates/System/details.asp?id=38679&PID=461272


  

       "As carelessly as the word 'virtuoso'  gets tossed round these days, it still only characterizes a minuscule percentage of artists. New Mexico-based guitarist Michael Chapdelaine is one of the chosen few"                                                                                                    Weekly Alibi


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u55G1VGuTfs


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrDdt3fHTco&feature=related

 

This former student of the renowned master Andres Segovia 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. Chapdelaine expanded his musical range and gained instant notoriety and credibility in the "acoustic music" world as a "fingerstyle" guitarist and composer, by winning the National Fingerstyle Championships.

Chapdelaine is the only guitarist in the world to win international competitions in both nylon & steel string guitar.

          Concerts tickets are $20,  Seniors & Students $15  

         

Michael will be sponsoring guitar workshops prior to his shows from 3pm-5pm. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend 2 hours with one of the finest guitarists in the world. Seating is limited. Call to reserve a spot.

Cost of Guitar Workshop is $40

Workshop attendees receive Concert Ticket for $10

For more information call 248-646-4030

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

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April 18th Concert Reminder

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On April 18th Peppino D’Agostino will perform in concert &

sponsor a guitar workshop for MFGS.

At The First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward (just 4 blocks south of 9 mile in Ferndale)

Concert tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

 

Show starts @ 7:30pm and doors open @ 6:30pm. Tickets can be bought online @ www.fingerstyle.org or at the door.

D'Agostino was chosen as ‘Best Acoustic Guitarist, 2007’ by Guitar Player magazine Readers Choice Awards and he is on the cover  of the most recent Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine.   

 

Acoustic Guitar magazine calls him “One of the most capable composers among fingerstyle guitarists” & the San Francisco Chronicle says he is  “a poet…among the best talents around”

 

D’Agostino has released 12 critically acclaimed CDs and 2 DVDs. He has been featured on numerous guitar samplers alongside such greats like Pat Metheny & John Scofield. For more information on Peppino visit www.peppinodagostino.com & http://www.myspace.com/pdagostino

 

Peppino will appear on Pam Rossi’s ‘OverEasy’ show (94.7 WCSX) http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/ on Saturday April 18th @ 10:30 so make sure to tune in and hear him &

 you can tune in to Pam’s show any Sat. or Sun. to hear some great music 7am – 12 noon.

   

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear another amazing fingerstyle guitarist appear in concert with MFGS. Tickets are available online www.fingerstyle.org

or at the door. 

 

 

Peppino will be also be sponsoring a guitar workshop @ our venue from 3pm - 5pm.  The cost of the workshop is $40. If you come to the workshop and wish to attend the concert then concert admission will be $10 for general admission and only $5 for students and seniors.

 

There are still some seats available but seating is limited. 

Call 248-646-4030 to register.

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

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Peppino D'Agostino

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Peppino D'Agostino
4/18/2009
Location:
First United Methodist Church
22331 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI

Peppino D'Agostino, 2007 Acoustic Guitarist of the Year, Readers Choice, Guitar Player Magazine

 



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Picking Party - March 22nd

2pm - 5pm

@ Bluefish Music in Plymouth

744 Starkweather St.
Plymouth, Michigan 
(734)927-0675

http://www.bluefishguitars.com/

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Music is again opening up his shop on a Sunday to host our picking party.

- There will be demonstrations of Paul's guitars & amps 

- Discussion on Fingerstyle arranging

- And of course, your chance to meet and pick a few of your strings with fellow Fingerstyle players.  Get there early to sign up to play or just come to listen.

Map -  http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=blue%20fish%20music%20plymouth%20mi&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

 April 18th

the Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society presents 

in concert & workshop

Peppino D'Agostino.

 This is Peppino's first appearance @ MFGS.  Peppino was named 'Best Acoustic Guitarist 2007' by the Readers Choice Awards of Guitar Player Magazine.  Peppino will sponsor a workshop the same day as the concert.

Tickets available online www.fingerstyle.org or at the door

Workshop the day of the concert, from 3-5pm & is $40.   Attend the concert & Workshop for $50

JB Davies - Mark Hawks - Jeb McIntyre - Ron Stavale - Kevin Tarnas

 



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April 18th, 2009

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               April 18th , 2009

Peppino D'Agostino

"BEST ACOUSTIC GUITARIST 2007"

 GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

READER'S CHOICE AWARDS!

Concert tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors

7:30 pm (doors open @ 6:30)

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward, Ferndale

 

Click here for map

 

“Peppino's music is deep and beautiful."       Tommy Emmanuel

"Peppino is one of my favorite composers”         Leo Kottke

http://www.peppinodagostino.com/

Guitar Workshop from 3-5pm the same day as the show. 

Tickets $40 for workshop or $50 for workshop & concert

Call 248-646-4030 for information or to register for workshop

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

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JB Davies To Perform at the Blue Note Cafe'

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PRESS RELEASE

Fingerstyle Guitarist JB Davies releases First Songs, a CD comprised of eight original compositions and renditions of two songs from his favorites Billy McLaughlin and Isato Nakagawa. This CD is a broad representation of cutting edge fingerstyle guitar. Most of the tunes utilize alternate tunings. His technique includes the heavy use of tapping, slapping, two handed playing over the top of the guitar and the use of the guitar as a percussive instrument.

On Friday, January 30, 2009 JB will perform at the Blue Note Café in Pontiac Michigan where the CD will be released for the first time. JB is Co-founder of the Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society (www.fingerstyle.org) a charitable organization that promotes the appreciation of fingerstyle guitar through concerts, workshops and goodwill.

LIVE! FROM THE LIVING ROOM

ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE

www.OldFrontPorch.com

located in the atrium of the

THE BLUE NOTE CAFE

7 N. Saginaw St.

Pontiac, MI

Admission:  $5.00/person

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We are all looking forward to our concert with Antoine Dufour and Craig D'Andrea this Saturday, Oct 11th @ 7:30, (Doors open @ 6:30)

Remember that the concert and workshop will be held at the*Players Guild of Dearborn*(not in Ferndale!!)

The Guitar Workshop is from 3-5pm (same location) Michigan luthier Gary Zimnicki will be at the concert with some of his handcrafted guitars on display. 

 If you are not familiar the location of the Players guild then click on "Get Directions"  below.

Players Guild of Dearborn

21730 Madison St
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 561-8587

Get directions  

Craig & Antoine will be live on 94.7, Pam Rossi's 'Over Easy' radio show  Saturday October 11th @ 10:15 am.  Tune in and enjoy a preview of the show.   

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. For more information on the workshop or the concert,  you can go to www.fingerstyle.org 

or call 248-646-4030

 

 



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Craig D'Andrea & Antoine Dufour - October 11th - New Venue

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       The Michigan Fingerstyle

                Guitar Society

                              Presents

          Craig D'Andrea       Antoine Dufour

    

          2007        &       2006

       Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Winners

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shV9iEwkaN0

            October 11th, 2008

        @The Players Guild of Dearborn 

          21730 Madison, Dearborn

         Show @ 7:30 (Doors Open @ 6:30)  

                                  Click on link for directions

  http://www.playersguildofdearborn.org/html/plan_your_visit/   

     *Remember,this show is not in Ferndale*       

  Craig & Antoine will be live on 94.7, Pam Rossi's 'Over Easy' radio show  Saturday October 11th @ 10:15 am       

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

    $20 Admission - $15 students & seniors

Guitar workshop 3-5 pm, Cost $40

Call 248-646-4030 for information or to reserve a space @ the workshop

You don't want to miss 2 of the most exciting fingerstyle guitarists to emerge since Don Ross & Andy McKee !!!

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Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Society

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Special Event - Mason Williams, Pino Forastiere , and John Doan
Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Hugh's Room - 8:30 p.m.

For those adventurous enthusiasts of fingerstyle guitar, our friends in Toronto have a show that can’t be beat…….that is..... unless we were sponsoring it! 

 

http://www.torontofingerstyleguitar.com/index.html

fingerstyleguitar.ca Members reserve tickets here... ($33.75 available as advance tickets only)
Non-Members - Reserve here or call (416) 531-6604 ($37.50 advance / $40.00 door)



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Newsletter - Summer 2008 Edition

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As we ramp up for our Fall 2008/Spring 2009 concert series we wanted to keep you up to date with some recent events occurring with MFGS.

First and foremost we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our outgoing board members & friends Rick Comiskey, Dan House & Dave Pierson. We are happy to hear that we will see them here for our concerts, workshops & picking parties. And we (speaking for you also) sincerely appreciated their volunteer efforts that have helped make MFGS as successful as we are today and blazed a path for our future.

JB Davies, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Craig Porter & Jere Stormer will still remain on our board of directors.  Ron Stavale will assume the role as president and Kevin Tarnas will become the vice-president. This new board will continue to strive to present world class fingerstyle guitarists to you at our local venues, give you the opportunities to hone your guitar skills at the artists workshops & resume our tradition of picking parties to be held at various venues in Southeast Michigan. We also encourage you to consider volunteering your musical skills at our continuing community outreach programs.

We would like you to mark your calendars for our first two concerts upcoming this fall.  On September 20th we will be presenting Grammy Award Winner Ed Gerhard  who is returning to our stage for the third time!  Ed is one of those amazing guitarist who can draw so much emotion from his guitar while displaying such remarkable technical brilliance that he can drop jaws and create tears at the same time. Ed will sponsor a guitar workshop from 3pm-5pm the day of the show and his performance will be @ 7:30pm. 

On October 11th we present two rising stars in the world of fingerstyle guitar. From the stables of Candyrat records we are excited to announce that Craig D’Andrea & Antoine Dufour Craig and Antoine will perform solo and then some duets for us.  Craig & Antoine have toured solo and also  opened for, and played with Don Ross and Andy McKee. We feel these two amazing guitarists are following the career paths of Don & Andy and this  will be another remarkable evening of music. There will also be a workshop from 3-5pm the day of the show. 

Please stay tuned for our November concert to be announced soon and for further information on our upcoming events. We encourage you input and appreciate your support whether it be volunteering to help us at concert events or attending a concert workshop or picking party.  


 



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On Saturday, April 12, 2008, Andy McKee will perform at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church which is located at 22331 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale 3 blocks south of 9 mile on West side of Woodward. Tickets are available at the door for $20, Seniors/Students $10 or can be purchased online at http://www.fingerstyle.org/tickets.htm.

Please be aware that we've sold more advance tickets for this event than any other in the MFGS history.   Get tickets online to reserve yours in advance.

In addition, on Saturday afternoon Andy will be conducting a hands-on workshop from 3:00pm (sharp) – 5:00pm.   Only 5 seats remain and advanced reservation is required.   The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society presents its workshop series in a non-competitive environment and welcomes guitarists of all skill levels.   Students can register or request information by contacting the MFGS office at 248-646-4030.  Cost is $40.

Andy will be making an appearance on 94.7 WCSX's Over Easy with Pam Rossi on Saturday morning April 12th about 10:00 am.

One of today's finest new fingerstyle guitarists, Andy McKee is lauded by many critics and  guitarists as the most promising fingerstyle guitarist to arrive on the scene in some time. 

Andy has performed in various parts of the world including Japan, China, Belgium, England, Canada, and will begin performing even more in the States now. In late 2005 Andy joined Candyrat record label alongside one of his biggest inspirations, Don Ross. 

Andys music videos have been some of the most viewed clips on YouTube.  Here's a few samples. 

Videos

Drifting | Africa | Art of Motion | Tight Trite Night

                                        



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MFGS Presents Pino Forastiere in Concert

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Featured on

‘Echoes’ Radio

also in ‘Guitar’ & ‘Classical Guitar’  magazines

Pino Forastiere

Saturday, February 2nd
First United Methodist Church
 22331
Woodward Ave, Ferndale Michigan

(west side of Woodward, south of 9 mile)

  Doors open at 6:30 pm, Show at 7:30 pm

 

Tickets are $20 & $10 for Students & Seniors

 
Tickets in advance @  www.fingerstyle.org/tickets.htm or at the door (cash)

*We are also very pleased to announce that Michigan Luthier *

Gary Zimnicki will be on hand to display several of his hand made gems. Gary will be available to talk to you about all aspects of the instrument building process from selection of woods to bracing and caring for your instrument.

 

 






There is an art to making not only a beautiful instrument but, an instrument that also sounds and plays beautifully. From steel string to archtop to classical Gary has done it all. Please view his web site @ http://www.zimnicki.com/index.html.  Gary will be on hand from when the doors open @ 6:30 pm until show time @ 7:30 and available during intermission and after the show. 

 

And also Pino Forastiere will be conducting a guitar workshop on Sunday February 3rd from 12 noon until 2pm @ the church. Pino will be focusing on 3 of his pieces, Rag Tap Boom and Nordamerica which can be viewed @ http://www.forastiere.it/ENG/mp3andvideos.htm# along with November which is on his CD ‘Rag Tap Boom’.

The cost of the workshop is $40. Tabs will be emailed to you upon registering.

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the finest guitarists in the world today!

 

He builds on the compositional foundation left by the beloved

architect of sound, Michael Hedges.”       John Stropes

                                                              (Director of Guitar Studies, Peck School of the Arts)

 

Forastiere employs a dazzling blend of slapping, tapping, strumming,

altered tunings, and harmonics”     Guitar Magazine

 

For information or to register for the workshop call the MFGS office @ 248-646-4030

Upcoming Concerts: Michael Chapdelaine on March 1st & Andy McKee on April 12th

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Laurence Juber on WCSX this Saturday

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Live on WCSX 94.7 FM - Sept 29th 

Laurence Juber will be making an appearance on 94.7 WCSX's Over Easy with Pam Rossi on Saturday morning September 29th about 10:00 am.  Tune in and hear a live interview and performance with LJ.  Get tickets to see LJ perform live in Ferndale.  Visit the Fingerstyle.org website to reserve yours now.




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Billy McLaughlin Video Clips

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Here are a couple of clips previewing Billy's soon to be released documentary and concert DVD.



Here's a video clip of Billy McLaughlin performing Helm's place left handed.




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