Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fabulous Fingerstyle Guitar Show


Don't miss this show, these guys are great.

Tim Sparks on you tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AnZDJJy3QE&feature=related


Tim Sparks' long journey to the 1993 National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, and beyond, began modestly in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, when he started picking out tunes by ear on an old Stella flat top. He was given his first guitar when a bout of encephalitis kept him out of school for a year, and the music he heard around him was traditional country blues, and the gospel his grandmother played on piano in a small church in the Blue Ridge mountains.



Phil Heywood is a fingerstyle guitarist with a bluesy swing and a bucketful of whatever it is that helps a performer turn an instrumental piece into an arresting lyrical narrative. His lucid playing encompasses the down-home rhythmic groove of a Mississippi John Hurt or Leadbelly, and the sheer fluidity and flair of Leo Kottke. Phil has played with Chet Atkins on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion.


For more info click the link below

http://www.wecc.ca/site09/performers/Sparks_Heywood.html


The Doc