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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6/15/2013
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A Meeting of Acoustic Minds at The Old Princeton Landing

Featuring Matthew Montfort, Mark Kostrzewa and Steve Baughman


Saturday, July 13th, 2013, 3:30 PM to 6 PM
The Old Princeton Landing
460 Capistrano Rd.
El Granada, CA 94018
Tel: 650-728-7096
Venue Website: theoldprincetonlanding.com
Adm: $10 advance/$12 door. 12 and under free.
Tix: Advance tickets at the O.P.L or call 650-728-7096

Three amazing acoustic guitarists will hold a "Meeting of Acoustic Minds" at the Old Princeton Landing in El Granada. World music guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort is known as leader of the seminal world fusion music band Ancient Future and has been recognized as one of the world's 100 greatest acoustic guitarists. Mark Kostrzewa is well known in the Northern California acoustic guitar scene for his coastal-inspired progressive finger-picking originals. Steve Baughman is well known from several CD's for his melodic fingerstyle guitar, drawing upon Celtic, Appalachian, and various ethnic and folks traditions and has five books to his credit with Mel Bay Publications.

Matthew Montfort

www.matthewmontfort.com

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The leader of the world music group Ancient Future, Matthew Montfort, released his first solo recording, Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar, in 2009. He is a pioneer among guitarists who have had their fretboards scalloped in order to play various forms of world music that require intricate note-bending ornaments while still being able to play chords. Montfort immersed himself in an intensive study with vina master K.S. Subramanian in order to fully apply the South Indian gamaka (note-bending) techniques to the guitar. He is recognized as one of the world's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists by DigitalDreamDoor.com, a curated "best of" site, along with such luminaries as Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, John Fahey, Merle Travis, John Renbourn, Tommy Emmanuel, Doc Watson, Pierre Bensusan, Alex De Grassi, and Peppino D'Agostino. The December 2009 Les Paul issue of Guitar Player Magazine includes a full page feature on Matthew Montfort with a corresponding GuitarPlayer.Com video and lesson entitled “The Music of Jimi Hendrix Applied to Indian Raga.” He has performed concerts worldwide, from the Festival Internacional de la Guitarra on the golden coast of Spain to the Festival of India in Mumbai. He has performed live on national radio and TV shows such as the Echoes Living Room Concerts on Public Radio International, and the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. He has worked with many world music legends, including tabla phenomenon Zakir Hussain and Chinese zither master Zhao Hui. Montfort wrote the book Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali, and India, which has been used by many musicians to improve their rhythm skills.

Mark Kostrzewa

www.markkostrzewa.com

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"Coastal-inspired progressive finger-picking originals influenced by Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges. Haunting melodies on 6 and
12-string, along with rip-roaring slide guitar. Kostrzewa has performed along with many of the bay-area's finest acoustic players and was featured as part of the "Further Reaches of the Acoustic Guitar" at the Acoustic Vortex. His sophomore release in early 2013 "From Ear to There" is a top-notch follow up to his first CD "55 Miles" and has firmly placed him in the greater San Francisco acoustic guitar scene."

"Offering double-stops, string bending, Rio articulation, beautiful chord passages, washboard popping and a nice way of phrasing to let the cool air in - Mark Kostrzewa is having a string conversation and its magic." - Jean Bartlett, Managing Editor, Jean's Magazines Music Reviewer, Pacifica Tribune

Steve Baughman

www.celticguitar.com

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Steve Baughman is known for his melodic fingerstyle guitar, drawing upon Celtic, Appalachian, and various ethnic and folks traditions. Preferring to make tears fall rather than jaws drop, Steve's dynamic playing ranges from gently expressive to pyrotechnic. Steve is a pioneer of the unique clawhammer guitar technique, playing old time fiddle tunes on guitar with an infectious groove and rhythm. In addition he is also a fine vocalist, composer, and a dynamite clawhammer banjo player.

Steve has several CD's to his credit as well as five books with Mel Bay Publications. He appears with Pierre Bensusan, Martin Simpson, and Pat Kirtley on the Rounder Records album Rambel to Cashel. Steve is a regular teacher at guitar camps across the country, including the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Swannanoa Gathering, and the California Coast Music Camp.

Radio Announcement

Three amazing acoustic guitarists will hold a "Meeting of Acoustic Minds" at the Old Princeton Landing in El Granada on July 13 at 3:30 PM. World music guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort is known as leader of the seminal world fusion music band Ancient Future and as been recognized as one of the world's 100 greatest acoustic guitarists. Mark Kostrzewa is well known in the Northern California acoustic guitar scene for his coastal-inspired progressive finger-picking originals. Steve Baughman is well known from several CD's for his melodic fingerstyle guitar, drawing upon Celtic, Appalachian, and various ethnic and folks traditions and has five books to his credit with Mel Bay Publications. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Old Princeton Landing, or by calling 650-728-7096. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Those under the age of 12 are admitted free.

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