Acoustic Music Festival
Advance tickets may be purchased online at davisartscenter.org or by calling (530) 756-4100.
Advance ticket sales end on Saturday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m.; tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Davis Arts Center is pleased to present Chris Proctor, winner of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and popular Sugarhouse, Rounder, Flying Fish, and Windham Hill recording artist, in concert on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., at 1919 F Street, in Davis. Proctor will also teach a workshop for guitar students at the Arts Center from 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. the same day.
Renowned as one of the modern masters of fingerstyle guitar, Proctor is at the forefront of contemporary steel-string guitar. Since winning the National Fingerstyle Guitar competition, he has toured constantly in North America and Europe, releasing a steady stream of recordings of his compositions and arrangements. His music is rooted in classic Americana, spiced with soul, folk, Celtic, jazz, pop, and classical flavors, all of which are in evidence in the 9 finely-crafted medleys which comprise his latest solo album, Close and Personal Friends.
Proctor’s warm stage presence and sense of humor, his 12-string and slide work, his adventurous 6-string techniques and tunings, his stunning original guitar pieces and arrangements, and his pioneering use of the electronic guitar bow have all made him a favorite with guitar fans everywhere. Well-known to local audiences, he last appeared in Davis in 2012.
He has appeared on two popular Windham Hill Guitar Samplers and was senior clinician for Taylor Guitars for more than twenty years. To honor him Taylor manufactured 100 "Chris Proctor Signature Model" guitars to his unique design specifications.
Advance tickets to the concert may be purchased online at davisartscenter.org or by calling (530) 756-4100. Advance ticket sales end on Saturday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m.; tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Ticket prices are $18 general admission ($20 at the door), $13 students and seniors ($15 at the door), and $8 age twelve and under ($10 at the door). Davis Arts Center members pay a reduced advance sale price of $10 for general admission, student, and senior tickets. (Members pay the regular admission prices at the door).
Proctor writes extensively for the guitar press and has produced several books and videos that teach his techniques and compositions for solo guitar. His guitar workshop, Fingerstyle Made Easy, will be offered on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. for students ages 12 and up. The fee is $50 for Davis Arts Center members, $60 for non-members. The workshop is limited to 12 students, so early registration is recommended. Visit davisartscenter.org/classes to register online or call (530) 756-4100 to register by phone.
For more information on Chris Proctor and his music, visit www.chrisproctor.com