Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration
Guitar Summit & Celebration Opening Dinner Show FT. Kinloch Nelson, Michael Chapdelaine & Sean McGowan
Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pmSOhO Restaurant and Music Club
$12 in advance, $15 at door
Kinloch Nelson, Michael Chapdelaine & Sean McGowan kick off the SBAIC festival with a Guitars-In-The-Round acoustic music concert featuring a wide spectrum of today’s modern fingerstyle guitar. Jazz, blues, folk, American popular and roots music, originals and stump-the-audience obscurities will be the order of this evening’s first class entertainment.http://www.sohosb.com/event/1511263/
Nelson has appeared in concert at The Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts; Washington DC's Glen Echo Dance Theater; Maryland Center for the Arts in Baltimore; National Association of Music Manufacturers in Nashville & in Los Angeles; Art Park Buffalo, NY; Time/Warner Jazz Festival in Rochester, NY; Montreal Jazz Festival; Owen Sound Folk Festival; Akron Folk Festival; Golden Link's Turtle Hill Folk Festival; North American Folk Alliance; Fretted Instrument Guild of America; and appearances in Canada, Ireland and Peru.
In the 80's and 90's Michael proved himself to be one of the world's finest classical guitarists; twice winning the coveted National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Grant, and taking First Prize in both the Guitar Foundation of America's and the Music Teachers National Association's Guitar Competitions. He also won the Silver Medal in Venezuela's VIII Concurso International de Guitarra "Alirio Diaz". He has toured four continents while giving hundreds of performances for Affiliate Artists Inc., and various arts promotion organizations. I
n 1992 he recorded the Sonata Romantica CD, (now re-released as "Mexico"), which many critics and connoisseurs of classical guitar consider to be one of the definitive recordings for the instrument. Acoustic Guitar magazine wrote "... if I were marooned on a desert island with a limited selection of recordings, this one would be among my choices...I have seldom heard a more beautiful album. Other young guitarists have excellent technique, but few have such style and musicality, and Chapdelaine's beautiful tone is the nearest to Segovia's that I can recall." In 1994 Michael turned his attention to pop music, in arranging, producing and recording Time-Life Music's beautiful Guitar by Moonlight collection (also released as "with love"), which sold 250,000 copies in it's first two years in the stores. In 1998, he once again, expanded his musical range and gained instant notoriety and credibility in the "acoustic music" world as a "fingerstyle" guitarist and composer, by winning the National Fingerpicking Championships at Winfield.
Michael is Professor of Music and head of guitar studies at the University of New Mexico, and has previously been on the faculties of the University of Colorado at Denver and Metropolitan State University. He has given master classes throughout the world including, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Peru, Venezuela, Taiwan, Indonesia and at institutions such as, University of Miami, Mannes School of Music, University of Texas, and California State University. His teachers included the great Spanish maestro Andres Segovia.
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101