Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday & Saturday Night

     This weekend {tonight and Sat. night} are two great concerts in Salisbury...
  • From Asheville, fingerstyle guitarist David Wilcox will play tonight at the brand new Lee Street Theater in Salisbury.  TIckets are still available... go to : OR call : 704.310.5507
Check it out @ :

  • SANDY HOFFMAN "live" on Saturday 8pm @ THE INN (Salisbury's Best Kept Secret).. FREE Show.. 
Check it out @ : 

Great Guitarist Gigs

    GUITAR GIGS will update you on a lot of the area performances, especially from great guitar players & pickers.   Our Guitar Class has gone as a group to many of these performances in the past;  check back frequently to find out what "gigs" are coming up soon in this area.. and then go with us!

  Just a few of the past guitar performances that we have attended and enjoyed :

  • Pat Terry (singer/songwriter from Atlanta, GA) 

   Click on the ABOVE LINKS to the web sites of these great guitarists ; they all have many guitar videos on YouTube where you can enjoy their music. 

   So- keep coming back to GUITAR GIGS to learn more about upcoming concerts!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Richard Smith / In Concert

RICHARD SMITH {see below} is performing "LIVE" in Concert with his wife JULIE ADAMS {on cello} on Tuesday, Jan. 14 @ 7pm, at the Rowan Public Library.   Admission is FREE.


RICHARD SMITH / "In Concert" @ Rowan Public Library

Tuesday, January 14


    Richard Smith & wife JULIE ADAMS performed last night at Rowan Public Library to a full packed house of almost 100 concert-goers.  Richard and Julie performed two sets, consisting of over 20 songs of all styles and genres. 

    I was also privileged to get to hear Richard back in October 2013, and to help bring him to Salisbury.

    The crowd was amazed and mesmerized by Richard's amazing hand & finger dexterity, as he played numerous guitar solos with a mix of blinding speed and artful creativity, exercising total control over the fretboard.

   Julie also gave us a wonderful performance, accompanying Richard's guitar on the cello and vocals.  The couple received applause and laughter throughout their performance, which concluded with "Happy Trails" and a standing ovation from the audience.

   Here is a Set List of Richard and Julie's Concert last night :
1. Beatles medley- Day Tripper, For No One, Something, & Lady Madonna
2. Cole Porter medley.
3. The Gentle Mating (Irish folk tune)
4. Would You Like to Play the Guitar? (original)
5. Cascade- Chet Atkins fingerpicking tune
6. Seems Like Old Times
7. The Watkins Man (Chet Atkins)
8. Simple Melody (Irving Berlin)
9. Strut- (either Merle Travis or Jerry Reed)
10. So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed (Merle Travis)
11. Stardust- (Hogey Carmichael)
12. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
13. Jerry Reed medley
14. Tennessee Waltz (victrola style)
15. Spanish Eyes
16. Tiger Rag
17. A Thing Called Love
18. The Happy Blues (original)
19. Yankee Doodle / Dixie
20. Happy Trails