Trace Bundy - Acoustic Ninja

May 25th, 7:30

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Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy is set to appear in the Mary Stigall Theater at the Moseley Arts Center at 7:30 pm on Friday, May 25th. Tickets are $25 for reserved, $20 adult general admission and $10 for children 12 & under.

Likened to an “acoustic ninja”, Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard, to be fully appreciated. His guitar playing is said to be “poetry in motion”, which confounds even the most sophisticated music lovers and leaves them wondering just how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers. And along with his incredible virtuosity comes his unique banter with his audience, resulting in an evening to remember.

Bundy’s unusual career has taken him around the world, with sold-out concerts in 26 countries and counting. His 2016 touring is a clear example of his outreach, taking him to multiple spots in the U.S., and to The United Kingdom, New Zealand, Italy, Hungary, Canada and China. He has sold nearly 100,000 albums on his record label “Honest Ninja Music”, and his video clips circulate virally, with over 35 million You Tube views to date.

Trace was named “Most Promising New Talent” of 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine and won third place in that magazine’s “Best Fingerstyle Guitarist” category in the same year. His touring has included sharing the stage with such greats as Judy Collins, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Olivia Newton-John and many others.

According to Jimmy Leslie at Guitar Player Magazine, “In his hands the acoustic guitar is an imagination station, and there is no telling where he is going to take the audience at any given turn. Thrilling stuff.” And Audiocast Magazine writes “With such a jaw-dropping performance, Bundy’s live concert is a slap in the face that would leave a palm print on the memory of everyone in the audience”.

Scot Price - The Ace of Spades Magic

June 30th, 7:30

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Farm Hands

July 15th 7:30

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Acoustic Eidolon

July 16th 7:30

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Fate has a magical way of bringing people together. Take the case of Joe and Hannah, aka Acoustic Eidolon. In 1995, Hannah, a studio cellist, received a call to play on a Boulder ensemble’s record. Hannah listened in amazement as directions to the recording studio told her to turn on a small road near her home, and then turn down her own street past her house!

Little did Hannah know that across the street and three houses away lived Joe, the greatest double-neck guitjo player in the world (OK, the only double-neck guitjo player in the world).

A few years after they met, Joe and Hannah both found themselves between full-time musical engagements. Joe called Hannah, saying he’d always wanted to hear the cello and the guitjo together. He had a feeling the harp-like sound of the guitjo, combined with the warmth of Hannah’s cello, would be beautiful together. So on a snowy day in February 1998, they got together to play for the first time. What happened next was magic. Captivated by the music they created together, Joe and Hannah immediately agreed to clear out their schedules, start rehearsing full-time, and form what would become Acoustic Eidolon.

But, fate wasn’t finished with Hannah and Joe. What started as a musical/business partnership and friendship blossomed into their marriage on October 14, 2001. Hannah and Joe (and sons Zach and Alex) became a family. Joe and Hannah joke that this was a marriage of convenience since they were already together all the time anyway! But, anyone watching them perform can feel the love that draws them together. Their love for one another, and their passion for life, speaks through their music.

hONEyhoUSe

July 18th 7:30

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Hillary Smith - Vocals

With a deep soulfulness rooted in the Gospel-driven churches of her youth, a classically trained vocal instrument that’s a natural wonder and a God-given instinct for swinging a lyric, vocalist Hillary Smith has been electrifying audiences across the US for more than a quarter century. She’s a belter, but her voice also possesses great warmth and expressiveness, and she is able to get under the skin of those in her audience.


Yvonne Perea - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar

With a seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, Yvonne’s music captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. After hearing Yvonne or watching her perform live, you come away with the feeling that you’ve really seen a glimpse of Yvonne’s soul.


Mandy Buchanan - Vocals

Red River songbird, Mandy Buchanan always delivers a moving, powerful performance whether she is singing with a lone guitar player or a full band, lead vocals or harmonies. Surrounded by a family of musicians, Mandy began singing in church at an early age. From country to blues, jazz to rock and roll, her sweet voice will take you by surprise when you least expect it.
 

Doug Stiel & Cindy Bissell

August 2nd 7:30

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Mito De Soto

August 31st, 7:30

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Mito de Soto is a well-known Spanish-American guitarist. His nickname Mito is a play on words; translated into English, mito means "myth"; but phonetically may be misinterpreted as a diminutive for Miguelito. De Soto uses mito as a unique musical nickname incorporating both his first and last names interpreting Mito de Soto as "myth of the grove."