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Guitar Masters to Perform Oct 20

10/6/2011
 

Guitar Masters
To Perform Oct 20

The Guitar Masters Tour featuring Andy McKee, Antoine DuFour and Stephen Bennett will perform in WVSU Davis Fine Arts theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20.

Admission is free to WVSU students with a reservation; $10 for WVSU faculty and staff; $15 general admission at brownpapertickets.com and $20 at the door. Tickets will be available in 201 Davis or call 304-766-3196.

Andy McKee is one of the world’s finest solo acoustic guitarists. His signature song "Drifting" became a YouTube hit with over 40 million views. To fans of virtuoso musicianship it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest. To fans of popular music Andy entertains as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and signature two-handed technique.

Antoine Dufour’s pieces are characterized by a highly percussive playing style, using slap and natural harmonics frequently. With five albums or original material released to critical acclaim, two live performance DVDs, and more than 25 million views on YouTube, Dufour has emerged as a young star of finger style acoustic guitar, building a worldwide reputation for innovation and creativity.

Stephen Bennett is an extraordinary musician, an acknowledged master of the harp guitar, a challenging teacher, a gifted composer, and a performer of astounding sensitivity. The Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Association calls him the Jedi Master of Fingerstyle Guitar." Stephen has traveled the world and performed with the best. He’s played around the US, Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan. He has released nearly two dozen recordings of music so far, along with a couple of DVDs, books and other instructional materials.

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