Portland Fingerstyle Guitar Night 2012

Portland Fingerstyle Guitar Night

Join three of Portland’s top acoustic guitarists for a night of brilliant acoustic music! Guitarists Doug Smith, Eric Skye, and Anton Emery will appear at the Tabor Space coffee house at 7 pm on April 7th, for an evening full of eclectic music including jazz, celtic, bluegrass, and modern acoustic compositions.

Tabor Space is at 5441 SE Belmont Street in Portland, and tickets for the evening are $10. Contact Anton Emery, antonemery@gmail.com, for more information about this event.

Doug Smith is a Grammy-award-winning acoustic guitarist, and, in 2006, winner of the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Competition. Doug’s original music has been widely heard on radio and television, finding its way into programs such as “True Hollywood Story” and “Martha Stewart Living”. Doug weaves folk, classical, jazz and contemporary forms into a unique, flowing fingerpicking style — you’ll hear echoes of Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, and Alex de Grassi. www.dougsmithguitar.com

Pacific Northwest guitarist Eric Skye occupies a unique niche; he’s squarely in the classic jazz guitar camp, but uses the intimate sound of the acoustic steel-string guitar for his music, drawing from many eclectic influences — bluegrass, Latin music, vintage soul, jazz, and even a little funk . . . all threaded together with the blues, and a very healthy respect for the groove. Eric has been featured in magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Player, Jazziz, Jazz Improv, and 20th Century Guitar, and is an endorser of Santa Cruz Guitars. www.ericskye.com

Anton Emery has developed a unique, personal musical voice. As a player and arranger of Celtic tunes normally heard on the fiddle, flute, and bagpipes, Anton is a master at translating the rhythm and feel of this music to the acoustic guitar, giving the music a fresh voice while losing none of its magic. His material ranges from traditional, driving jigs and reels to gorgeous slow airs, harp tunes, and unusual selections from less-well-known Celtic sources in Galicia and Brittany. Anton studied extensively with players such as Tony McManus, Al Petteway, Robin Bullock, and Steve Baughman; his debut solo release, “Noone Lasses”, was selected as one of the top Celtic recordings of 2010 by Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. www.celticfingerstyleguitar.com

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