Special AFG Meeting! - Fingerstyle Guitar Summit & Evening Concert, 11am to 9pm Saturday July 18, 2015 at Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA

The Association of Fingerstyle Guitarists in partnership with the Museum of Making Music

All day and evening, Saturday, July 18, at Carlsbad Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Fingerstyle guitarists unite for an all-day summit full of music, fun and friendship. Presented in partnership with the Museum of Making Music (MoMM), this event is for all levels of guitarists looking to learn, perform and network. Bring your guitar!

The summit begins at 11AM with workshops for beginner, intermediate, and advanced followed by an afternoon open mic session where guests can share their talents, and concerts by several AFG members. USC educator and master guitarist Steve Trovato will host the workshops. And an evening concert begins at 6pm, with Jeff Linsky (invited), Del Casher, Donovan Raitt, and Wes & Mito Jazzamenco Guitar Duo.

Event Details:Saturday, July 18, 2015
11:00 AM - The day opens with three successive teaching seminars led by USC Professor and guitarist extroidinare Steve Trovato. Bring your guitar!
11:00am - Beginner fingertyle guitar in the tradition of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis - Selected song: Lieberstraum by Franz Liszt
12:00 noon - Intermediate fingerstyle lesson - Selected song: Fingerstyle Country Blues
1:00pm - Advanced fingerstyle lesson - Selected song: Canon Ball Rag by Merle Travis
afternoon - AFG member concerts and open mic
2:30pm to 3:30pm - AFG Open mic opportunity
3:30pm - Don Brennan performance
4:00pm - Freddie House & Reynald Chaput play the music of Chet Atkins
4:30pm - Southwest champion fingerstyle guitarist Pete Steinberg performance
5:00pm - Dinner break
Evening Concerts
6:00pm - Progressive fingerstyle guitarist Donovan Raitt
6:40pm - Legendary guitarist Del Casher
7:20pm - World renowned guitarist and composer Jeff Linsky (invited)
8:00pm - Sante Fe Jazamenco masters Wes & Mito
General $20 - for the 6PM CONCERT ONLY
Premium $25 - for the 11AM SUMMIT & 6 PM CONCERT
Reservations are highly recommended. See the reservation phone number and web site below.

Reservation Line (760) 304-5844, or online in advance. This is the link to MOMM for ticket purchase

And more AFG Special Upcoming Concert News!

Richard Smith will be presenting a solo concert and workshop for us in September, 2015 at the Canvas Church in Irvine. Details soon!



Previous AFG Meeting - Concerts, Workshops and Jams

May 2015, Brooks Robertson and John Standefer at Mo's Fullerton Music, 121 North Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92832

Brooks and John website


Performers at AFG 10-13-13 event

Sunday, October 13th, 2013 12:00 noon to 5:00pm Museum of Music Making (NAMM Facility) 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Donation: $15 for the full day.

AFG hosted a fun filled educational and entertaining afternoon! We gathered at noon and hosted an open mic guitar circle beginning at 1:00pm for Beginners to Masters. Special guests included AFG members (pictured) Ric Ickard and his 12 year old protege, Sam Victoria and Jeff Linsky, who sat in with Ric and our featured guests, Tim and Myles. Guitar wah-wah pedal inventor and guitarist Del Casher also visited with Tim and the rest of the afg gang. At 3:00 the AFG Main Event concert featured Tim and Myles Thompson. Tim is a National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion and his son Myles is a virtuoso violin player. Bonus: the Museum of Music Making was open for free tours from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

above Ron Eschete Trio

Previous Meeting, featuring Master Jazz Guitarist Ron Eschete

Ron Escheté is the consummate master of the seven-string guitar. Whether he is playing bebop, ballads or blues he is a musically sophisticated guitarist who plays with grace and dignity. "Escheté is one of the finest jazz guitarists in L.A. – no small achievement in a region dense with superb players," says Jim Ferguson of JazzTimes. His deft and nimble fingers paint a spectrum of sound so rich that his chord voicing selections are often compared with those of a pianist. 20th Century Guitar likens his sound to that of the great Bill Evans.

  • AFG's Del Casher interviewed by KPCC's Offramp Radio:

    Del invented the wah-wah pedal and changed Rock and Roll history

    Del Casher keeps his original prototype wah-wah pedal in a bright red case.

    Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, George Harrison — none of them would sound quite like they do without Del Casher. In the mid-'60s, Casher helped develop a device he envisioned as the new voice of the guitar. He called it the wah-wah pedal ...
    read the full article and listen to interview by KPCC