For over three decades, American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur. His signature playing style delivers a technical diversity of banjo style patterns and classical arpeggios with a rhythmic percussive approach, exploring the history of guitar with sounds of folk to Americana, the blues to the classical, ragtime to pop, and somewhere in between. As a youngster, Richard embraced such diverse artists as The Beatles, Andres Segovia, Kraftwerk, Leo Kottke, J.S. Bach, Arlo Guthrie, John Fahey and Flatt & Scruggs. As he soaked up the wealth of inspiration supplied by the assorted acts featured at the Renfro Valley festivals, "The Dr. Demento Radio Show" and "The Midnight Special", Richard welcomed the challenge of mastering and adapting many styles of music for the acoustic guitar. With Richard's performances teeming with sparkles of mood mastery and wonderment, he shares a fresh impression of sound to the listener during his concert appearances and at his guitar workshops. In addition to his concert performances, Richard offers his GillaCamp Guitar Workshops, Meet the Artist Seminars and Avenues to Success Education Outreach programs to inspire players worldwide and provide opportunities for music lovers to hone their craft and young players to learn fingerstyle techniques and tips of the trade. Richard will be conducting two Masterclasses over the weekend, one on fingerstyle guitar, the other on ukulele. You’re sure to be amazed and amused by this fine guitarist and entertainer.
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Cole Clark Guitars, available from Zed Music Distribution, is extremely proud to unveil the Australian Eco Series of guitars in the United Kingdom. The Australian Eco Series guitars are made from 100% sustainable timbers; designed by replacing endangered timbers with sustainable Australian substitutes. The remarkable Australian Eco Series is built with the same unique Cole Clark construction, including their world leading patented pickup, with entirely sustainable timbers. The result, the classic big Cole Clark sound, a peerless quality and finish, and the most natural sounding amplified guitar available. Sustainability has never sounded so good! For more information and your nearest stockist of the Cole Clark Australia Eco Series, please contact Chris Mariani at: Zed Music Distribution.
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We are excited to announce that UK based instrumental phenomenon – guitarist Chris Woods, is joining the London Acoustic Show line up! When Google book an artist for their event, someone described as ‘changing the perceived boundaries of the acoustic guitar’, you know you aren't talking about your average musician. A guitarist, composer, performer, producer and educator, Chris blends ear bending drop tuned grooves with endearing stories to create his performances. There is an eerie feel to his music; a dark jazz texture driven by explosive guitar percussion Touring across the globe appearing at festivals, art houses, theatres and even prestigious shows such as the NAMM show in LA. His mind bending guitar approach is exceptional, his multi faceted creative mind has spilled out into an array of different concepts including The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra. The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra is an ever evolving collective of inspirational musicians performing with the likes of Hang drum, tabla, double bass and electronics. Chris' explosive and emotive guitar playing leads the Orchestra, and takes you on a journey from solo guitar to cinematic style epics. Make sure you catch The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra at the London Acoustic Show on Saturday 10 September. Chris will also be conducting a masterclass on Sunday 11 September. Discounted Early Bird tickets are now on sale at just £17.50, offer ends 5 June 2016. Click here call 01926 339 808 to buy your tickets now!