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Summer Guitar Concerts

Here’s our list of summer guitar concerts:

May 13 – Bob Sutherby – Flamenco Guitar

May 20 – Sean Kemp – Electric Violin Improvisation

May 26 – Eugene Cormier – Classical Guitar

June 14 – Don Ross – New Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

June 23 – Stephen Fearing – Singer/Songwriter

All concerts start at 7:00.  Admission is $15 at the door.

Concerts are held in Potter Hall in the Kenneth Rowe Management Building (across from the Dalhousie Arts Centre) – 6100 University Avenue.

These concerts are quite informal and will also provide you with an opportunity to ask questions of the performer. Each performer also provides a commentary on what he is playing, his instruments, etc.

FFR_benefitA benefit concert is being held at Dalhousie University on Sunday, April 11 at Potter Hall (across the street  from the Rebecca Cohn in the Kenneth Rowe Management Building). Admission is $20.

The benefit is being put on by Friends for Refugees (FFR). FFR is looking for your help to privately sponsor a refugee family. The family – father, mother and two young children – are currently located at a Syrian refugee camp near the Iraqi boarder. FFR needs to raise enough money to bring the family to Halifax and to support them during their first year in Canada. Friends For Refugees will also need help with settlement once the family arrives this winter.You can find out more about the group by visiting their site.

The concert is being put on in order to raise funds for the families. Headliners include Stephen Fearing, Don Ross, Jeff Torbert and Scott Macmillan. You can download the poster for further information.

Flamenco Guitarist Jose Vega at Dalhousie

Flamenco Guitarist Jose VegaFlamenco guitarist Jose Vega will be performing a concert at Dalhousie University on Monday, February 8 at 7:00 pm.

The concert will be held in Potter Hall, Kenneth Rowe Management Building.

 Tickets are $20/$15 students/seniors and Dal people.

Jose Vega Biography

José Vega’s passion for flamenco began 20 years ago in his hometown of Cadiz, Spain.  At 16 years old, José began performing in the flamenco bars and tablaos of Cadiz, and throughout Andalusia.  He is an accomplished guitarist and powerful expressionist and has performed in the most prestigious peñas and tablaos in Spain, including Peña la Perla de Cadiz, Tablao Cordobes (Barcelona) and Casa Patas (Madrid).  He has accompanied some of flamenco’s top artists including Andres Peña, Marco Flores and Carmen Jara.  José has also accompanied numerous workshops with artists such as Isabel Bayón, and Ramón Martínez.

José has also had international success performing in the International Music Festival of Qatar, and the Montreal Flamenco Festival, and the Luminato Festival in Toronto.  José recently moved to Canada where he performs with various flamenco companies including the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company. José has performed in shows across Canada such as “Mezquita”, in Vancouver, “Imagines” in Calgary, and “Spain Meets Canada”, in Saskatoon.

Don Ross – Passion Session

For those of you who loved the Don Ross concert that we held here last week, here is one of his CDs that you might want to check out.

And keep your eye on this blog, as Don will be doing a class for the guitar students (it’s also open to non Dal students). It will probably be happening sometime in February, 2010. We’ll post an announcement.

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Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitars now at Amazon

Paul Reed Smith (PRS) guitars are now available at Amazon.com. Amazon has being carrying a line of guitars for awhile now, but for the most part the guitars they stocked were low-end models. With the addition of the PRS guitars they are obviously trying to attract a more serious guitarist.  They don’t see to carrying the higher end models but the SE line. But, these guitars have received good reviews and seem to be good value for the price ($500 -$700 range)

PRS are beautiful guitars, although like anything, not everyone cares for them. However, Mark Tremonti, Carlos Santana and Derek Trucks can all be wrong.

Check out the PRS page at Amazon by clicking here.

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