3 Guys and Their Guitars

Press Release

Posted April 16, 2014

3 GUYS & THEIR GUITARS: FEATURING DOUG WOOD, DARREN FRATE & PATRICK WOODS
Enjoy “3 Guys & Their Guitars” at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 18-19 at Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for LCCC students with valid ID and children 12 and under. Order tickets at www.stockerartscenter.com or call (440) 366-4040.

“3 Guys & Their Guitars” is a concert event featuring three established solo musicians joining together on one stage. Each of these guitarists has their own established and accomplished solo careers, and having them join together for a concert event like this is reminiscent of the old Windham Hill Concert Series. Multiple styles are explored, from New Age to Classical, Jazz to world, and from Americana to pop music. "
Learn more at www.stockerartscenter.com.

The Artists:
  
Doug Wood 
Since his days performing in the Boston subways in the early 1990s, Doug has earned the status as one of the premier acoustic guitarists in the country. His contemplative, melody-driven music can shift from a sweet solo fingerstyle guitar piece to a composition looping energetic world rhythms. Doug's music has been featured on numerous radio and TV programs including "Echoes," "River City Folk" and "Late Night with David Letterman." He connects well with his audience, whether it's through his musicianship, tales of the road, or simply his wry sense of humor.  http://www.dougwoodmusic.com/
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgiw5l83Hhk&feature=plcp
  
Darren Frate
Darren's innovative work on the bass is reminiscent of bass masters like Jaco Pastorius and Michael Manring. Using foot pedals and looping, he's able to create fully orchestrated melodic tunes live on stage. Nephew of James Gang bassist Dale Peters, Darren has performed across the world with various major groups.  http://www.darrenfrate.com/
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIwQ3X0g15o  

Patrick Woods
The contrapuntal elements of Patrick's music have long been loved and revered by many fans of acoustic solo guitar. Ever since the age of 16, the Indiana native has been playing every kind of gig imaginable. He cites his main influences as Joe Satriani, Alex Lifeson (of Rush), and Preston Reed. Being more influenced by Progressive rock than acoustic music, Patrick has carved out his unique brand of up-tempo driving acoustic instrumentals that are complex enough for advanced musicians, but melodic enough for the simple music lover. His ambitious way of communicating on a single instrument won him second place in Guitar Player Magazine's 2006 GUITAR SUPERSTAR, in front of judges Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather. He has also played in other contests such as the National Winfield Competition, the Canadian Guitar Fest, and has been a semi-finalist in the Yamaha Six String Theory Competition.  http://www.pwguitar.com
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZoLVeEG_X4

Announcements

Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
 
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