Stephen Fearing Performing at Dalhousie

Canadian singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing will be performing a concert at Dalhousie University on Wednesday, January 27 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.

Last year, Stephen presented a great concert with a surprise guest. We’ll see what happens this year. Don’t miss it.

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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Jazz East Blues by Scott Macmillan

Dalhousie Guitar Ensemble playing Jazz East Blues by Halifax composer and Dal guitar prof. Scott Macmillan. This is a run-through that the ensemble did at a noon hour concert.

Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitars now at Amazon

Paul Reed Smith (PRS) guitars are now available at 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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