Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone: 925.268.8226
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Next weekend, my oh my, do we have some fantastic talent gracing the stage of The Big Room. It's a Flatpicking Frenzy weekend, with Nygaard / Gilchrist in on Saturday night and David Grier in for a workshop and concert on Sunday. Can you stand it? Three absolute top-flight performers on one weekend.


Scott Nygaard is one of bluegrass' most eclectic guitar players. A former member of Laurie Lewis and Grant Street, Nygaard has been an essential member of Tim O'Brien's O'Boys since 1991. In addition to occasional sideman gigs with stellar musicians as Tony Furtado, Todd Phillips, Peter Rowan, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Vassar Clements, Mike Marshall, Richard Greene, Kathy Kallick, and Norton Buffalo. Scott has produced two memorable solo albums featuring his highly-melodic flatpicking. 

Scott teams up with Sharon Gilchrist who has her own bluegrass credentials. Sharon plays mandolin, upright bass, sings, writes original music and is also a respected teacher. She has performed with a number of great artists including Darol Anger, Scott Law, the Ger Mandolin Orchestra directed by Mike Marshall, the Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Quartet, Uncle Earl, Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, The Kathy Kallick Band, Bill Evans, Donald Rubinstein, Jeff Scroggins, The Santa Fe All-Stars, the Bill Hearne Trio and Mary & Mars.



 
David Grier is one of those performers who has acquired legendary status in his own lifetime.The most award-winning guitarist in recent memory is David Grier. For the past several years, he has been voted by the members of the International Bluegrass Music Association as Best Guitar Player of the Year. He has also appeared on two Grammy- winning recordings: "True Life Blues-A Tribute to Bill Monroe" and "The Great Dobro Sessions." David is also included in the book, "1,000 Great Guitarists." His inspiration to learn guitar came from exposure to Bill Monroe while his father, Lamar Grier, played banjo for the Blue Grass Boys in the middle 1960s.
David's first solo recording "Freewheeling" appeared on Rounder Records, as did his acclaimed 1991 duet project "Climbing the Walls" with mandolinist Mike Compton. David's "Lone Soldier" project is listed in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's "100 Essential Acoustic Guitar Recordings of All Time. " His most recent solo release is "I've Got the House to Myself." His work is also captured on a Homespun video called "Building Powerful Solos." In addition to touring solo, David also appears as the guitarist for Psychograss, who are currently celebrating a critically acclaimed new album, "Now Hear This".

Saturday Sep 8 at 8:00pm
Scott Nygaard and Sharon Gilchrist

Show starts at 8:00pm. This will be a pass-the-hat party with a Suggested Donation of $15 - $20 per person

Please RSVP ASAP to stevie@mightyfineguitars.com to reserve space.

Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir., immediately adjacent to Lamorinda Music
Lafayette, CA 94549

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Sunday, Sep 8 at 4:00pm - 5:30 $75
David Grier: flatpicking workshop 

Bring your own guitar and recording device.

Sunday, Sep 8 at 7:00pm
David Grier in concert

This will be a pass-the-hat party with a Suggested Donation of $15 - $20 per person
Please RSVP ASAP to stevie@mightyfineguitars.com to reserve space.

Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir., immediately adjacent to Lamorinda Music
Lafayette, CA 94549

Please feel absolutely and totally free to forward this invitation to any like-minded souls. Let's put lots of Butts In Seats for these touring pros. Both events BYOB.

See you soon, eh?

Stevie

PS: the MFG website has gone live. Hang virtual ten on over to http://www.mightyfineguitars.com.

 

 


 
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