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PETER FINGER at Coolwater Concerts Sat. March 20th 7:00pm

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PETER FINGER at Coolwater Concerts Sat. March 20th 7:00pm

Time: March 20, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Ahwahnee
Website or Map: http://www.coolwaterconcerts.…
Phone: 559-760-1134
Event Type: music
Organized By: Robin Ralston
Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2010

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Coolwater Concerts Proudly Presents:

PETER FINGER - Sat. March 20th 7:00pm

As someone who is involved in the music business
as a guitarist, record label owner, magazine
publisher, and festival organizer, it can sometimes be
a challenge to determine Peter Finger’s primary activity.
However, while all of his ventures have been blessed with
success, it only takes a short listen to realize that Finger
has a secure place among the world’s finest acoustic

Although there is no shortage of virtuosos in the world
of guitar, Finger stands out as a unique talent....(He) presents a musical depth, dynamic range,
and rhythmic energy that few other solo instrumentalists
can match. Praised for his original compositions (which
make up the majority of his repertoire), Finger plays music
that would stand on its own without requiring flashy
playing techniques, yet it is impossible to not be impressed
with his seemingly effortless abilities on the fingerboard.
Impossible to categorize, the results fall under the general
umbrella of “contemporary fingerstyle guitar”, but Finger’s
ability to magically fuse wide-ranging influences into a
cohesive whole sets him apart and transports him into the
pantheon of acoustic players.

Originally influenced by folk,
blues, and ragtime styles, Finger’s soundscape is just as
likely to be informed by Bartok or Debussy as it is by
B.B. King or Jimi Hendrix, and he also uses elements
of world music or the improvisational elements of jazz
in his playing. Perhaps guitarist Tim Sparks has found
a proper way in which to describe Finger’s accomplishments:

“He has great passion and incredible chops,
and he’s always pushing the envelope of his playing.
But more than that, Peter has found a singularity with
the sound that comes from his special tuning and all
the musical streams of experience which he pours into
his guitar. His music pulls the listener into a unique,
haunting, and exhilarating universe.”

“Peter just seems to go
from strength to strength.
Everytime I hear him he
has moved on and he was
pretty astounding back in
the early days. ‘Blue Moon’
is simply awesome.“
John Renbourn

“Peter Finger is a living
legend in the world of
acoustic guitar music.
A virtuoso guitarist and
gifted composer, he’s
probably done more to promote
the acoustic guitar
than anyone I know.“
Martin Taylor

“The first time I heard
Peter Finger completely
transformed what I
thought the guitar could
do. I was no stranger to
sophisticated guitar music
but Peter’s music just
opened a whole new world
of technique and melody.“
Kevin Ryan

“Finger’s solo guitar work isn’t widely known in the
U.S., but those lucky enough to discover him are
astounded by the power and precision of his playing
and the depth of his compositions.“
Acoustic Guitar Magazine, USA, March 2000

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