Guitar Summit returning to FFPublished 10:28am Thursday, September 1, 2011
At the Midwest International Guitar Summit participants will have an opportunity to interact with talented guitarists and musicians.races
Ticket options include a
full weekend pass which includes everything — $100; a day pass: (for either Friday or Saturday) $50; ndividual concerts: Adults $15 advance/$16 day of show; individual workshops: Adults $10 each; Students: $5
• Thursday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. “Songwriter’s Showcase,” featuring: David Stoddard, Anthony Miltich, Ann Reed and Claudia Schmidt.
This is the kick-off to the Center’s new Guitar Series.
David has been called “the George Carlin of Folk Music” for his ability to zero in on and expose the foibles and inanities that make us who we are. Anthony has been “singing out” across Minnesota and the Midwest for more than 30 years. Claudia has been traversing North America and Europe for almost 40 years.
Ann is a terrific singer, amazing songwriter, and darned good guitar player.
• Friday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m., “Gypsy Jam,” featuring: Sam Miltich, Nick Fryer Joan Griffith and Michael Hauser.
This concert will featurei jazz, flamenco and Brazilian guitar.
Sam is a jazz guitarist born and raised in the woods of northern Minnesota.
A teacher, performer and composer, Joan teaches jazz improvisation, guitar, bass and mandolin at the University of St Thomas and Malcalester College.
Michael is one of a handful of flamenco guitar masters residing in the United States today and is sometimes referred to as “The Father of Flamenco in the Midwest.”
Nick has performed at jazz festivals throughout the United States and abroad.
• Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. “A World On A String,” featuring: Tim Sparks, Dean Magraw, Phil Heywood, Billy McLaughlin and Dakota Dave Hull.
Tim Sparks won the 1993 National Finger-picking Championship.
Phil Heywood is a finger-style guitarist with a bluesy swing.
Billy McLaughlin is a guitarist and composer who
astounds audiences around the world with both his music and his story.
Dean Magraw is a guitarist, composer, arranger and producer.
Dakota Dave create an infectious, uniquely personal blend of jazz, ragtime, folk, blues, western swing and vintage pop.
• Sunday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m., Minnesota Guitar Quartet.
With the passion, style, and musical sophistication borrowing from the best chamber music and string quartet traditions, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has successfully made its case as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles since its founding in 1986.
Committed educators as well as performers, the Quartet is comprised of Joseph Hagedorn, Wade Oden, Ben Gateno and Steven Newbrough.