Saturday, December 28, 2019 | 8:30pm
$40 Advance / $45 Door *
One of today’s true innovators of guitar composition and technique, Don Ross has emerged as one of the most respected musicians in Canada and one of the top guitarists in the world. In September 1996, he managed to do what no other player has done: win the prestigious U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship for the second time (he first won in 1988). The competition, held yearly in Winfield, Kansas, cannot be won only with immaculate technique, but the player’s music must also display a high degree of emotion and intensity — hallmarks of Don’s style.
Don continues to do extensive touring in Europe, Canada, the United States, Asia’s Pacific Rim, China, India, Australia and South America. When he’s not on the road, Don lives with his family in Halifax on the east coast of Canada.
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Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 8:30pm
Candyrat Guitar Night ft. Luca Stricagnoli and Gareth Pearson
$25 Advance / $30 Door
Luca Stricagnoli is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtaining over 100 million views on his music videos to having the opportunity to perform all around the globe. Using up to five guitars in the same piece, modified capos, and self-conceived stratagems, Luca continually leaves his audiences in awe and wondering what’s next for the up-and-coming guitarist.
Gareth Pearson is referred to as “The Welsh Tornado” which is particularly appropriate, seeing as this special talent combines fingerstyle pyrotechnics, with explosive lead runs making Pearson one of the most exciting acoustic musicians gigging today. His distinctive style can be heard through his creative and innovative arrangements which cover a wide spectrum of genres, including country, folk, classical, pop,rock, jazz, swing, and bluegrass music.
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