Guitar Masters:
Eric Johnson, Andy McKee & Peppino D’Agostino
date: FRIDAY - 10/15/2010
venue: Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD [map] Phone: (301) 581-5100
info: 8:00 PM
(doors 7:30 PM)
All Ages
$25 - $48
Kick off the Strathmore Guitar Festival with an all-acoustic extravaganza...
Three master musicians, each distinct in style and performance, gather together for a one-of-a-kind, all-acoustic salute to the guitar. The concert features Grammy-winner Eric Johnson, fresh off the Experience Hendrix tour; Andy McKee, the “acoustic guitar phenom” whom urges listeners to “catch him if you can!;” and Peppino D’Agostino, whose “passionate guitar work and resonant compositions will captivate any listeners…turn up the volume and enjoy” (Jazz Times).
Peppino D'Agostino is a Renaissance man. This is not just because he was born in Italy. Everything about the longtime California resident and his art -- virtuoso acoustic guitarist, composer, singer, teacher and all-around entertainer -- is rooted in his heritage. It's fitting then that his new CD is titled Made in Italy. It's his first CD release since 2005's Bayshore Road, [more...]

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One of today's finest young fingerstyle guitarists, Andy McKee is hailed by many musicians in the acoustic world as the most promising fingerstyle guitarist to arrive on the scene in some time. Over the last thirteen years, Andy has cited numerous influences from Metallica, to Bjork, to Don Ross, to Tchaikovsky, and has created a unique voice on the acoustic guitar by drawing [more...]

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Eric Johnson is on the short list of all-time guitar heroes, but his creative path has taken some interesting twists and turns. He has earned critical and commercial success, a Grammy, accolades from his peers and unabashed devotion from his fans. However, his story as a guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer is not a "typical" one. But this three-decade [more...]

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