Friday, February 28, 2020
International Guitar Night
International Guitar Night will be back on Hall-Moser Theatre’s stage for a second time with a new roster of artists. The world’s premier touring guitar festival, IGN brings together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a concert setting. For each tour, a new cast of guitar luminaries performs solos, duets, and quartets highlighting the dexterity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar.
This season’s tour includes English artist Mike Dawes, who is also the lead guitar player for Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues. A brilliant young player of the “timple”, German Lopez touches audiences with original instrumental music from the Canary Islands. Of the Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli, the Wall Street Journal wrote, “…a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul…” A veteran of Hawaii’s famed slack key festivals, Jim “Kimo” West is a 2008 winner of the Hawaii Music Awards, a two-time winner of the LA Treasures Award, and four Grammys.