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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

Phone 248-646-4030 – Email- michfingerstyle@gmail.com

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Grammy Award Winning Guitarist - Ed Gerhard, October 5th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

Tickets are on sale for our upcoming concerts this fall!   Go to www.fingerstyle.org

Saturday, October 5th

Grammy Award Winning Guitarist Ed Gerhard

www.edgerhard.com

           In concert and Guitar Workshop @ Trinity House Theatre

doors at 7:30 , show @ 8pm

Tickets $20 & $17 for Trinity House Subscribers

Ed's CD "Luna" is featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 20th Anniversary list of the "240 Essential Albums." “This soulful album of original compositions rich in melody, chordal complexity and stylistic variety proves why Gerhard is considered to have the most exquisite acoustic guitar tone on the planet.” -Acoustic Guitar Magazine

 

 "Gerhard does not write instrumentals.  He writes songs only a guitar can sing"

                                                                                                   Boston Globe

 

Ed hosts one of the best workshops we have had.  It will be 2 hours,  from 3pm - 5pm the same day as the show.  This is for guitarists of all levels and all workshop attendees will receive 1/2 off their concert ticket price.  

To register for this workshop please call 248-646-4030

 

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On Saturday, October 26th

 from Rome, Italy – Pino Forastiere

 

 In concert and Guitar Workshop @ Trinity House Theatre

 

Tickets $20 & $17 for Trinity House Subscribers

 

www.forastiere.it

 

"Prepare to be transported to a different dimension"      Jam Magazine 

 

The closest we can come to describing one of Pino’s performances is ‘Zen and the Art of Acoustic Guitar"     Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

 

   

Pino will  host a Guitar Workshop from 3 to 5pm same day as show @ Trinity House Theatre

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          Other shows you might be interested in!

California Guitar Trio will perform at the Ark in Ann Arbor

Sunday September 22nd @ 7:30pm. Information available @

www.theark.org  & www.cgtrio.com

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Jason Dennie 

Saturday October 19th- @ Trinity House Theatre

 8:00 p.m., Tickets $15, $12 to Trinity House Subscribers

www.jasondennie.com

 

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Jeff Arundel with special guest, MFGS’s own JB Davies 

www.jeffarundel.com  & www.jbdavies.com

 Friday November 1st @ Trinity House Theatre

 8:00 p.m., Tickets $15, $12 to Trinity House Subscribers

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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.  Trinity House will take reservations at (734) 464.6302 but we expect these great shows to sell out so consider buying them ahead of time @

www.fingerstyle.org

 

To reserve a seat at Ed or Pino’s Guitar Workshop

 please  call 248-646-4030

Guitar Workshop fee is $40.  Concert tickets are reduced to $10 for workshop attendees.

 

 www.minor7th.com = Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music

 

 

     

For a stroll down memory lane here are the concerts we have been bringing  you since 2002.

 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 with special guests Gareth Pearson & Ewan Dobson -May 2011, Woody Mann - October 2011, California Guitar Trio -  November 2011, Don Ross & Brooke Miller - February  2012 - Al Petteway & Amy White - May 2012, Chris Proctor - September 2012,  Billy McLaughlin - October 2012, Eric Lugosch - November 2012, Trace Bundy -  November 2012, Stephen Bennett -  December 2012, Billy McLaughlin - January 2013, Trevor Gordon Hall - February 2013,  Tony McManus - March 2013.   Antoine Dufour with special guest Gareth Pearson - April 2013, Acoustic Eidelon - April 2013,

 

And in the spring of 2014 we are looking forward to Peppino D'Agostino, Muriel Anderson, Michael Chapdelaine and Don Ross with Calum Graham

 

 

                  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

 

Also, let us know if you are aware of upcoming fingerstyle guitar performances 

in our area & we will post them on our events

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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Acoustic Eidolon in Concert This Saturday 8pm

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Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society
is proud to present
For our Final Concert of this Spring Series

Acoustic Eidolon
8pm Saturday April 27th
Trinity House Theatre

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

(734) 464-6302


Advanced Tickets are available online at www.fingerstyle.org


Guitarist Joe Scott studied at the Guitar Institute of Technology in California under some of the worlds finest guitarists including Robin Ford, Tommy Tedesco, Frank Gambale and the great Joe Pass.  After a stint with the New Cristy Minstrels he returned to Colorado and performed with the band Wind Machine for the next 14 years. In 1985 Joe's abilities began to change and he ended up with the diagnosis of Focal Dystonia.  Forced with this career ending diagnosis Joe went to study with classical guitarist David Leisner in NYC.  Over a period of years he relearned how to play the guitar and, like our friend Billy McLaughlin, Joe's musical career was on tract again.

Cellist Hannah was classically trained and studied with Gabriel Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet. Initially playing in her school orchestra with her sister Sabina, Viktor Krauss and the renowned bluegrass great Alison Krauss. Hannah continued performing in the Colorado in area symphonies and festivals. At some point eager to stretch herself she entered the world of rock, funk and alternative music and her repitoire included everything from Dvorak to Zepplin, baroque to the Grateful Dead.

Hannah Alkire met Joe after receiving a call to play on a Boulder Colorado ensemble's recording. Following the directions to the rehearsal she was amazed to drive past her house and 3 doors down was where Joe Scott lived and of course, you guessed it, yes....Acoustic Eidolon was founded, Joe and Hannah were married and now have 2 children and a household of musical instruments.



 
Don't miss this amazing musical treat for our final concert of the season!

Keep in touch with us on Facebook or by michfingerstyle@gmail.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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Local Fingerstyle Events - Dakota Dave Hull

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Dear Friends of MFGS

As you may know, the Antoine Dufour and Gareth Pearson Concert has been sold out.  So not to cause you to go into withdrawal we wanted you to know of another special event this weekend.




For our final concert of this Spring Season

Acoustic Eidelon Will be performing on April 27th at Trinity House Theatre. 
They are a unique duo of Joe Scott on double neck acoustic guitar and Hannah Alkire on cello.  This is a little different from straight fingerstyle guitar but after hearing them perform we wanted to bring them to the Detroit area to perform.   Tickets available online at
www.fingerstyle.org


And our friends at the Michigan Classical Guitar Society
www.guitarmichigan.org

College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
Workshop is – July 8-14, 2013 (more information later).

Xuefei Yang, guitar, with Toledo Symphony. April 19 and 20


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

www.michfingerstyle@gmail.com

 

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








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Update on Antoine Dufour & Gareth Pearson April 13th

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The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society

Presents in Concert

Antoine Dufour with Special Guest   Gareth Pearson 

Saturday April 13th, 8pm

 

Remember this is a general admission concert and doors open at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $20 or $17 for Trinity House members

 

This show will sell out … you can get advanced Tickets online at www.fingerstyle.org    or

 

  trinityhousetheatre.org 

Trinity House and MFGS split the ticket allotment.  Once our online tickets sell out then call Trinity House to see if seats are still available 

734-464-6302 

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

 

******Antoine Dufour will be hosting a 2 hour guitar workshop from 3pm – 5pm on the same day as the show.  This is for guitarists of all levels and workshop attendees receive concert tickets for $10******

Call 248-646-4030 to reserve a workshop spot  

www.michfingerstyle@gmail.org

 

” Wlile melodic and accessible to any listener, Dufour's music is at the same time extremely complex both texturally and harmonically. Dufour is clear y a musician who deeply understands the nature of the guitar'   Minor 7th

 

"When the Welsh Tornado hits your town, get ready for total devastation!"   

                                                            Tommy Emmanual 

 

 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 

 

 Acoustic Eidolon will appear @ Trinity House on April 27th

This will be the final performance for our Spring 2013 series. 

 

 

 



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 Tony McManus 

There will be some tickets available at the door

Call Trinity House    (734) 464-6302  for Ticket availability

This Saturday, March 23rd @ Trinity House Theatre

www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Tickets $20 or $17 for Trinity House Theatre Members

call 248-646-4030 for updates on ticket sales and Workshop spots.

From Paisley Scotland born of Irish descent, this will be Tony’s third visit to MFGS so instead of writing a lot about him lets let others speak for us.

The best Celtic guitarist in the world - John Renbourn

 

“Tony McManus is the Jeff Beck of the acoustic guitar” - Paul Reed Smith

“McManus is perhaps the most technically and intellectually gifted Celtic-based guitarist currently recording and performing” – Minor 7th

There has been  a great response for Tony's workshop so call to make a reservation since space will be limited.  2 hours of a hands on workshop with the best Celtic Guitarist in the World.   3- 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House Theatre.   Cost of workshop is $40. Workshop attendees can purchase a concert ticket for $10. This workshop is for guitarists of all levels.

Call MFGS @ 248-646-4030 for information on the concert or the workshop.

 

Upcoming Shows

April 13th Canadian International Fingerstyle Competition Winner

Antoine DuFour

 

April 27th   Acoustic Eidolon in Concert

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This Saturday, Trevor Gordon Hall - This Sunday Picking Party

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Saturday February 9th @ 8 pm - Doors At 7:30

@ Trinity House Theatre

MFGS presents

 

Trevor Gordon Hall

 

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society was founded in 2001 by local guitarists who had a profound appreciation of fingerstyle guitar music.  The mission of MFGS is to promote fingerstyle guitar through performances, workshops and goodwill.  We have been fortunate to host over 80 concerts and guitar workshops in the last 12 years as well as 3-4 Picking Parties each year. This Saturday we are bringing in Candyrat Recording Artist Trevor Gordon Hall.  Although not well known in these parts, part of our mission is to bring up and coming guitarists to Michigan in order to promote their music and allow our members the opportunity to see some of these musicians earlier in their career. Trevor has certainly impressed many famous musicians and his list of great reviews is listed here.   http://www.trevorgordonhall.com/press.html

One of our favorites reviews is from Windham Hill Record Founder William Ackerman who says  

"Trevor Gordon Hall is one of the few post-Michael Hedges guitarists who has managed to incorporate that vast repository of innovation while having an artistic voice strong enough to steadfastly avoid imitation. However technically proficient Trevor is, he is not one of the swarm of guitarists who revel in guitar gymnastics for their sake alone. His technique follows artistic expression as it should. Trevor is capable of a range of styles while having every note seem to express something sincere and meaningful to him. This is a fine debut from a guitarist we will need to pay attention to.” Will Ackerman - Grammy winning guitarist/composer and producer, founded the influential Windham Hill Records

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXNe2HhJ-R0

Tickets will be available at the door but we recommend that you  call Trinity House at 734 464-6302 to see if tickets remain and you may reserve them through Trinity House.

 Remember this is a general admission concert and doors open at 7:30pm.  

 

Tickets are $20 or $17 for Trinity House members.

trinityhousetheatre.org

Trinity House Theatre is at 38840 6 Mile

 just west of I-275 in Livonia,

You may also purchase tickets online at www.fingerstyle.org

call 248-646-4030 for information on the concert or to register for Trevor Gordon Hall's 2 hr guitar workshop from 3pm - 5pm the same day as the show. 

 

 

 

Also   

 MFGS will be sponsoring a Picking Party from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday February 10th at Bluefish Music in Plymouth. There is no charge for this event and this is a non-competitive, supportive environment where guitarists of all levels can sit around and play, watch, listen and even pluck of few of Paul Murphy's fabulous guitar collection. And if your guitar needs some attention remember Paul does repairs and as a builder, player and owner of a guitar store you can't find better advice!!

 

 

From  3pm -6pm @ 744 Starkweather St. Plymouth, Telephone: (734) 927-0675

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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Trevor Gordon Hall Feb 9th, plus Picking Party Feb 10th

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Saturday February 9th  @ 8 pm - Doors At 7:30

Trevor Gordon Hall

$20 for General Admission - $17 for Trinity House Members

 Rob Poland & CandyRat Records has introduced us to an amazing array of acoustic guitarists. Trevor Gordon Hall is one of that stable’s ‘young guns’. Trevor is a Philadelphia based acoustic instrumentalist whose compositions range in style from driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases.   Trevor has deftly incorporated a kalimba onto one of his guitars and into some of his pieces.

Trevor has garnered high praises from some really influential folks in music.

“Very inventive concept and excellent performance...” Laurence Juber

“In the genre of intriguing guitar players Trevor really stands out. His music is both soothing and challenging..."   Graham Nash

“Trevor is a virtuoso. I’ve never seen a guitarist/composer this good at his age”- Joe Nicolo Former President /Producer/Owner of Ruffhouse Records; found and signed Lauryn Hill, The Fugees, Cypress Hill, Kris Kross; produced James Taylor, Aerosmith.

We could go on and on with more reviews from bassist Michael Manring, Jazz great Pat Martino, percussionist Billy Cobham and Will Ackerman from the Windham Hill Label.  

  You’re going to want to say you saw him @ Trinity House Theatre in 2013 !!

Trevor will be sponsoring a 2 hour hands on guitar workshop at Trinity House at 3pm - 5pm the same day as the show.  Workshop fee is $40 and you can take $10 off your concert ticket if you attend the workshop.  

MFGS concerts are held at Trinity House Theatre www.trinityhousetheatre.org

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

Phone:(734) 464-6302

Tickets available online @ www.fingerstyle.org or call Trinity House to reserve tickets

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MFGS will be sponsoring a Picking Party on Sunday February 10th at Bluefish Music in Plymouth. There is no charge for this event and this is a non-competitive, supportive environment where guitarists of all levels can sit around and play, watch, listen and even pluck of few of Paul Murphy's fabulous guitar collection.  And if your guitar needs some attention remember Paul does repairs and as a builder, player and owner of a guitar store you can't find better advice!!

3pm -6pm @ 744 Starkweather St. Plymouth, 48170

Telephone: (734)927-0675

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AND OTHER GUITAR EVENTS IN THE AREA!!!

From our friends at the Michigan Classical Guitar Society 

Our February Meeting: Sunday February 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Plymouth Public Library, 223 South Main Street, Plymouth Michigan.  www.guitarmichigan.org   

The Ark Presents International Guitar Night  February 13th featuring Martin Taylor 

  Click for Details

The Ark Presents Pierre Bensusan February 19th

Click for Details

                     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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Trace Bundy in Concert - Friday November 16th

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We would like to send a special thanks along to Eric Lugosch who gave an amazing performance last Saturday night at Trinity House.  Classic Americana music from Rev. Gary Davis to Joni Mitchell and his own compositions.  We don't know where this guy has been hiding all this time but he is a great teacher, has great chops and is pretty funny guy on stage. If you ever get chance to see Eric, don't pass it by.  His website has a 'Fingerstyle Academy www.ericlugosch.com/lessonhome.html, has lots of free (yes he admits he is a bad businessman) downloads. 

Our next concert is Friday November 16th with the truly amazing Trace Bundy.  Back in 2008 Acoustic Guitar gave Trace the Most Promising New Talent Award ahead of the likes of Andy McKee and Macyn Taylor.  Called the 'Acoustic Ninja' for his forays into playing the guitar with multiple capos along with deft harmonics and occasional looping is a site to be seen and heard.  

This is Trace's first concert here with MFGS and We expect this concert to sell out with over half of the 87 seats sold already. Go to www.fingerstyle.org and click on the link for tickets. 

Show @ 8pm, doors at 7:30.  Tickets are $20 for general admission and $17 for Trinity House Members.                                                 

                                            There is no guitar workshop for this show

 

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

 

 "Possessing a staggering acoustic technique, on both right and left sides, Bundy has made his reputation as a next generation solo guitarist of serious repute."                                                                                                   Boulder Weekly

Check out a couple of his performances here and see for your self.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8OmqzNDutk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw15zgMMq9M&feature=related

                                                  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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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

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Alert - Guitars Stolen from Local Music Store

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  Dear Friends of MFGS

Please pass this info along to whomever you know in the music world.  One of our good friends and long time supporters, Huber & Breese Music Store in Fraser Michigan had a theft of 5 guitars this week.  We all know folks in the music business who are trying to make a living in this economy and this can not be tolerated.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Pricey-guitars-swiped-from-Fraser-music-store/-/1719418/13068548/-/uebcyhz/-/index.html 

FRASER, MICH (WXYZ) - They're singing the blues today at Huber & Breese Music in Fraser.

Items valued at over $10,000 were taken in a late night robbery Wednesday.

The thief broke 2 windows trying to get into the store. Once inside, he chose 3 Gibson guitars, all Les Pauls. He also made off with a Fender Stratocaster guitar. But he didn't stop there. He took the whole cash register too, an antique 1896 National Cash Register.

Co-owner Judy Huber says, "Thank goodness no one was hurt."

Fraser Police are looking for a man wearing a light colored baseball cap, a light colored jacket, and blue jeans. He took off in a light colored SUV.

The store will celebrate 40 years in business next week.

If you think you can help the police, call them at 586-293-1425.

 

Keep us posted about music events in your area.   Thanks to Al Petteway, Amy White and the folks at Trinity House www.trinityhousetheatre.org for what was described as a 'magical' evening of music.

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Concert Reminder - Saturday May 5th, Al Petteway & Amy White

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MFGS is proud to Present

Grammy-Winning Guitarist, Indie-Award Winning Duo

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.

 

If you ever thought about taking a private guitar lesson from one of the most talented guitarist in the world, well this is about as close as you'll come.

Al Pettewy will be hosting a 2 hour guitar workshop from 3pm - 5pm the day of the show at Trinity House.

Sign up for the workshop, save a great seat, get a bite to eat with the $10 you'll save on the price of a ticket. Please reserve ahead of time. Call 248-646-4030

Workshop is $40, Concert and workshop combined is $50.

 

 Al & Amy’s music was featured throughout the soundtrack of the 2009 Ken Burns EMMY-winning documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKtT8x-1G50&feature=related

In 2010, their album, Caledon Wood, (which includes the main theme of the National Parks documentary) was counted among the essential albums of the past 20 years in the Acoustic Guitar Magazine 20th anniversary issue. Here is 'Maggies Reel' from Caledon Wood - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBD21H3zrTQ

 www.fingerstyle.org   

And don't  forget our friends @ Candyrat on Tour Now  www.candyrat.com

US 2012 Tour - Email your friends in these cities - can't miss performances.

 Pino Forastiere, Sergio Altamura, Craig D'Andrea and Trevor Gordon Hall

Tuesday, May 1st at 8:00pm - Columbus, OH - Kafe Kerouac (details)
Wednesday, May 2nd at 8:00pm - Pittsburg, PA - Thunderbird Café (details)
Thursday, May 3rd at 8:00pm - Cleveland, OH - Wilbert's (details)
Saturday, May 5th at 8:00pm - Collinsville, CT - Bridge Street Live (details)
Sunday, May 6th at 7:00pm - NYC, New York - Rockwood Music Hall (details)

 Wednesday, May 9th at 8:00pm - Philadelphia, PA - Tin Angel (details)
Thursday, May 10th at 7:30pm - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java (details)
Friday, May 11th at 8:00pm - Raleigh, NC - Deep South Bar (tickets) (details)
Sunday, May 13th at 8:00pm - Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse (details)

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

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

Email us @ michfingerstyle@gmail.com

  

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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/

 

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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

Buy Tickets

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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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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    

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





 

 



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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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Important Updates from MFGS

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Dear Friends of MFGS

We have several very important updates for this weekend. First and foremost, if you are receiving this email you are a supporter of MFGS and our mission of bringing world class fingerstyle guitarists to Southeast Michigan. MFGS is a 501(3) (C) non- profit organization and one of our long standing patrons has made a generous donation to sponsor this weekend's show.

We want to extend a special invitation for you and invite you to attend one of our concerts @ Callahan's.  We are offering tickets to this Saturday's show to members of our mailing list for $5.  In order to determine how many other tickets to sell we are asking that you go on line, on our website www.fingerstyle.org  to Vendini, where it says (click here for tickets) or call 248-953-6223 

For those who have already purchased tickets already online we will refund you the difference at the door or just bring a few friends with you and they can get in free. Remember that Callahan's opens at 6pm and has a dinner menu. We hope to see you there.  You will not be disappointed, we have an amazing show set up for you.  

CandyRat records artist Stefano Barone will be performing with special guest Glenn Poorman.  You can sample their music on our home page www.fingerstyle.org 

Stefano Barone is a guitarist from Italy who also is a member of the Italian Guitar Trio Guitar Republic. Barone is on the cutting edge of the electro-acoustic movement in Fingerstyle Guitar and is touring the country with the CandyRat Records Tour www.candyrat.com  The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society was chosen as the take off point for this tour. 

Glenn Poorman is a regional musician who has taken up with the Chapman Stick.  Glenn opened for California Guitar Trio here in September and also when Bert Lams performed with Tom Griesgraber (another Stick Performer) last year.  This will be a remarkable show.

 Barone is currently teaching a Master Class for John Stropes who is the director of Guitar Studies at the Peck School of the Arts in Wisconsin. Stropes is the one who transcribed  tabs for Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke.  Now that's a task!

Stefano will be teaching a guitar workshop Saturday from 3pm to 5pm.  Information on the workshop is on our website.  The cost of the workshop is $40. Stefano has agreed to give all workshop attendees one of his CDs and a free ticket to the show.  Can't beat that!

Call 248-646-4030 for reservations to the workshop.

Callahan's has dinner and drinks so get their early for great seats.

 Concert Tickets only $5 for MFGS Patrons

And finally if you didn't get the chance to complete our Survey we are accepting responses this week for a chance to win one of 10 guitar CDs with the help of Rob Polands Candyrat Records.  Email us at michfingerstyle@gmail.com

Michigan Luthier, Jim Howard will be presenting some his fabulous guitars at the show.  His info is also on our home page.

Upcoming Events - Save the dates

Sunday May 1st 4pm - 7pm, a Picking Party with MFGS's Dave Pierson at Shelest Music Studio in Saint Clair Shores.

Tuesday May 3rd - the Saint Columban Concert Series in Birmingham Michigan featuring 6 amazing Michigan Guitarists.  Our good friend Nathan Montgomery and  Bob Tye, Dan Mervak, Brett Lucas, Jim Nelson & Sean Blackman.

Call 248 -842-8124 for information on the May 3rd show . 

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

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International Guitar Night - January 29th - Picking Party January 15th

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Saturday, January 29th 

International  Guitar Night

comes to Callahan's in Auburn Hills

 

 

Callahan's is at 2105 South Blvd, Auburn Hills - http://www.atcallahans.com/  see map and menu

Just 12 miles north of our Ferndale venue 1.5 miles east of Woodward

Tickets for this remarkable event are $25

 

Tickets on Sale Now !

 

International Guitar Night is the world’s premier touring guitar festival; innovative masters of the acoustic guitar get together for a special evening to exchange styles and solos.

 

 Pino Forastiere along with, Brazil’s Alexandre Gismonti, Britan's Clive Carroll and the USA's Brian Gore will share the stage for a truly remarkable night of guitar virtuosity.  They will perform solo pieces and duets.

 

 What a nice way to start out the New Year.

Come out at 6pm when doors open, grab some great seats and have dinner @ Callahans!


England-native Clive Carroll started playing the banjo at age 2, has released 3 solo albums, and was described by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as 
“probably the best and most original young acoustic guitar player and composer in Britain.”  

Clive and Alexandre play this piece  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezMceg7eVI4

Son of Brazilian composer/guitarist Egberto Gismonti, Alexandre Gismonti has developed his own distinct musical language, representing his country at music festivals around the world.


Pino Forastiere of Italy received his degree in classical guitar at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome in 1992. In March 2010 he premiered with Guitar Republic, a new acoustic guitar trio in which he performs with Sergio Altamura and Stefano Barone.

Pino and Brian play this piece  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kc84Y0Xrus


Known as a “poet of the guitar,” American Brian Gore is the founder of International Guitar Night and published the book Fingerstyle Guitar: Lessons in Technique and Creativity in 2005. 

 

See you on Saturday the 29th of January. 

We'll need help getting the word out on this concert so let us know if you can put up or pass out flyers. 

 

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

 

We would like to thank all of our friends for their support and love of fingerstyle guitar music!

                                                           

Paul Murphy & Bluefish Guitars in Plymouth http://www.bluefishguitars.com/ 

Pam Rossi of WCSX, host of 'Overeasy' 94.7  http://www.wcsx.com/overeasy/ 

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

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

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/

Strings By Mail -  http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/ 

White Crow Conservatory of Music - http://whitecrowconservatory.blogspot.com/

Fred Tellier of F.E. Tellier Guitars on Facebook

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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

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MFGS Music Updates & Andy McKee Concert Information

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We at MFGS would like to thank all of you for your support, and also to our musical guests for a really fabulous spring season of guitar music.  Typically this would be the last you would hear from us until September but we have a few things brewing that we hope will catch your attention. 

First of all let's take a moment and thank Germany's Peter Finger for starting of our season out with a really impressive display of his guitarmanship.  Peter was not well known here in the US but we certainly witnessed a special night of diverse fingerstyle music and storytelling that has been performing in the rest of the world for a few decades now.  Thanks Peter!  Next we were just totally enthralled by  Guitar Republic's remarkable evening of innovatively brilliant music.  Until that night I have never seen a standing ovation before intermission!  Italy's Pino Forastiere, Sergio Altamura and Stefano Barone really enjoyed the 'love' they felt from the audience and you can tell by their encore arrangement of Johan Sebastian Bach's, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (yea right Pino, you can't fool us on that one, we're an educated audience !!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-7hgnpZqc . Guitar Republic deserves a 'saluti e baci' (it's an Italian thing!) from all of us.  Finally the master, Laurence Juber, did some great interviews on Pam Rossi's 'Overeasy' and then Ann Delisi's 'Essential Music' shows. Laurence then joined us along with our friends at MAMA's Coffeehouse.  Thank's MAMAs for allowing us to share a very special night of beautiful compositions and some covers of Beatles tunes by LJ.  

So, what's up now?  As part of our mission of supporting guitar music that comes in our area we would like to remind you that This Wednesday, June 2nd, California Guitar Trio's Bert Lams performs with  Tom Griesgraber  @ 'The Barn' in Rochester Hills.   This is a house style concert with limited seating, which isn't a bad thing, if your there!  Please go to http://www.poorman.ws/detroitstick/berttom/ for more information.  We've been trying to get these guys for a few years and this is the chance to see them up close.  Support these musicians, you won't be disappointed.    Here is a sample of what you will see this Wednesday!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU0MaVHXV54&feature=related 

Next on our agenda is a  MFGS Picking Party, Sunday June 6t  from 2-5pm  Another part of our mission is to help promote Fingerstyle Music by having networking or picking parties. These are very informal gatherings where some of our more seasoned guitarists  lead a discussion about an aspect of fingerstyle playing. After that there can be more discussion and then  there is time to go up to the mike and perform in a truly non-competitive, supportive and very appreciative audience.  MFGS's  own Dave "Dadgadave"  Stuart will host this Picking Party at Shelest Music Studio in St. Clair Shores on this Sunday.  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.   (586) 218-7071.  guitargordo@yahoo.com   June 6th,  Learn a little and play a lot or play a little and learn a lot!

 

And finally, we have been getting calls about this special performance for a couple months now.   We are very pleased to announce that on Saturday, July 17th  Andy McKee will perform live at Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills Michigan. 

http://www.atcallahans.com/

 

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

Tickets are on sale now. $25 for General Admission and $20 for Seniors (60 & over) or students with ID.    There will be limited seating for this performance

We first brought Andy here to Michigan in 2006 after hearing about his finalist performance in the 2001  Winfield Kansas Fingerstyle Competition.  Andy was a newcomer to  MFGS which, fulfilled another part of our mission by bringing in new fingerstyle performers to our audience.   Andy returned in 2008 to an overwhelming show selling nearly 400 tickets at our First United Methodist Church Venue.

Picking up the guitar at age 13 Andy eventually was inspired by Preston Reed, Billy McLaughlin, Michael Hedges and Don Ross. From teaching guitar at a music store in Topeka  the self-taught McKee is now considered one of the worlds finest acoustic guitar soloists  His dedicated online community has raised his YouTube video views in excess of 78 million plays and at one point he held the #1, #2 and #3 positions for Top-Rated Videos of All Time on YouTube. McKee has seen fantastic online media success which has allowed him to tour internationally with over 200 live shows a year. 

 Callahans offers a unique venue in that it is a concert hall and a restaurant!  Stop in early to reserve your seat, enjoy a meal and then watch Andy McKee perform. 

http://www.atcallahans.com/Menu/Menu.htm

Better yet!   Andy will also sponsor a guitar workshop for players of all levels from 3pm to 5pm @ Callahans.  The workshop cost is $40 and you can reserve your front row seat at the concert by attending the workshop.  

 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  

 

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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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