First Mr. Barrigar
On Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., Loren Barrigar is featured in a Free Thursday night concert. A 2009 SAMMY Award winner, Mr. Barrigar will bring his flat pickin guitar style to the Center's stage.
Next up Frank Vignola's Django Rheinhardt
On Saturday, October 23rd at 8:00 PM, Frank Vignola's Hot Club Jazz Band celebrates Django Rheinhardt's 100th birthday in a concert featuring may of Django's classics. Cited by jazz guitar legend Les Paul as one of the top five guitarists of all time, Vignola has toured and recorded with the diverse likes of Bucky Pizzarelli, Les Paul, Lionel Hampton, Donald Fagen, Queen Latifah, Ringo Starr, Madonna, Dave Grisman, and Mark O'Connor. Frank Vignola's stunning Gershwin tribute album, "I Got Rhythm," garnered a "Top Ten Jazz CD" citation from NPR.
I am attaching a press release and a jpg color photo providing the information about each of these performances for inclusion in your publication.
Please visit the Center's media player at www.center4art.org to see and hear excerpts of tunes by Frank Vignola. For your convenience I am also including the following calendar listings:
Loren Barrigar - October 21st, 2010 7 PM: 2009 SAMMY Award Winner for Country Music; Loren Barrigar's solo concerts include favorite songs spanning seven decades as well as his own original songs, all featuring exciting guitar work and memorable vocal stylings. According to Larry Hoyt of WAER, "Barrigar belongs on that short list of the very best local performers who can hold their own on any stage." FREE Center for the Arts, 72 South Main St, Homer, NY 13077 Call (607) 749-4900 for more information
Frank Vignola's Hot Club - October 23rd, 2010 8 PM (doors open at 7) : In celebration of Django Reinhardt's 100th birthday, guitar virtuoso Frank Vignola, a leading proponent of Reinhardt's gypsy jazz style of playing, has assembled a topnotch band for a searing tribute to one of his earliest musical influences. Only a musician the caliber of Frank Vignola could dare tackle the monumental task of honoring the centennial of the legendary Django Reinhardt. www.frankvignola.com; General $20; Seniors $16; College Students $10; Under 18 Free Center for the Arts, 72 South Main St, Homer, NY 13077. Call (607) 749-4900 for more information and to reserve tickets.