Newsletter - October, 2015

Welcome to the SF Bay Area Acoustic Guitar Society (SFBA AGS) newsletter. See below for recent news, upcoming events, and random speculation. Please contact me (Rich Morin) with news items, comments, or suggestions.

New News

Here's a summary of (relatively) current group-related news. Additions and corrections are welcome!

Administrivia

Unfortunately, our membership seems to have stalled at about 200. This is only a tiny fraction of the acoustic guitar fans in the area; the problem is how to let them know that we exist. So, once again, here's the pitch...

If you know (or simply encounter) folks who might like to know about local guitar events, please let them know about the meetup. For convenience, here's a short, mnemonic URL to give them: http://doiop.com/sfba_ags. Having more members means we'll all hear about more events; we'll also be able to sponsor more events and/or support more performers.

Classical Guitar

The coming months will be very good for lovers of classical guitar music. The Fall arts season is beginning, so there will be lots of formal concerts. The San Francisco Music Conservatory's year is also beginning, so there will be a slew of master classes, recitals, etc.

If you like this sort of thing, be sure to join %SFCGS_t%. Aside from listing some events that we don't, they occasionally get discount "coupons" such as the ones they are offering for the Kazuhito Yamashita concerts on October 10.

Luthier Showcase

Bruce Sexauer (of Sexauer Guitars) will be presenting at our Luthier Showcase on Thursday, October 8th. Bruce says:

Possibly unique among my long term peers, I continue to prototype, by which I mean that every Instrument is unique and built on the foundation of its predecessors in an ever evolving movement toward the ultimate that I can possibly make.

I build what I call a traditional guitar, as opposed to what I call a modern guitar. This is precisely what I mean to address in the upcoming presentation.

For more information, see Bruce Sexauer Interview and Demo on Peghead Nation.

Old News

Here's a list of (dated, but still relevant) topics from previous newsletters:

Upcoming Events

The online calendar is the definitive resource for schedule information, because events may be added, changed, or even removed at any time. However, the following tables may be handier than the calendar for a quick scan...

October

Date Time Venue Locale Performer(s)
2 (Fri) 1800 Community Music Center San Francisco Julian Lage
3 (Sat) 1900 The Monkey House Berkeley Tao Theory, The Convergents
3 (Sat) 1900 Windsor A.G.S. Windsor George Worthmore
3 (Sat) 1930 Le Petit Trianon San Jose Agnew McAllister Duo
4 (Sun) 1615 Island Yoga Alameda Ira Marlowe & Steve Waters
7 (Wed) 2000 SF Cons. of Music San Francisco Guitar Department Recital
8 (Thu) 1915 Dynamic Energy Crystals Sausalito Bruce Sexauer (Luthier)
10 (Fri) 2000 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz Gordon Lightfoot
10 (Sat) 1430 St. Mark's Church San Francisco Kazuhito Yamashita
10 (Sat) 1900 St. Mark's Church San Francisco Kazuhito Yamashita
10 (Sat) 2000 Mighty Fine Guitars Lafayette Richard Smith
11 (Sun) 1030 SF Cons. of Music San Francisco Kazuhito Yamashita (MC)
11 (Sun) 1700 SF Cons. of Music San Francisco Marc Teicholz
16 (Fri) 2000 Schoenberg Guitars Tiburon Laurence Juber
17 (Sat) 2000 Studio 55 Marin San Rafael The Tannahill Weavers
17 (Sat) 2000 Mighty Fine Guitars Lafayette Laurence Juber
19 (Mon) 1800 Los Cenzontles Academy San Pablo Randall Kohl
22 (Thu) 1900 Freight & Salvage Berkeley David Lindley
22 (Thu) 1930 Herbst Theater San Francisco Niño de Pura
23 (Fri) 1930 The Monkey House Berkeley Gerken, Madsen, & Young
29 (Thu) 2000 SF Cons. of Music San Francisco Guitar Department Recital

November

Date Time Venue Locale Performer(s)
1 (Sun) 1615 Island Yoga Alameda John Nash, jom
4 (Wed) 2000 Yoshi's Oakland Oakland Judy Collins
5 (Thu) 2000 Yoshi's Oakland Oakland Judy Collins
6 (Fri) 0800 Costanoa Lodge Pescadero The Fretboard Summit
6 (Fri) 2000 Mighty Fine Guitars Lafayette Debashish Battacharya
8 (Sun) 1930 St. Mark's Church San Francisco Liying Zhu
10 (Tue) 2000 SF Cons. of Music San Francisco Voice/Guitar Dept. Recital
13 (Fri) 1930 St. Mark's Church San Francisco Duo Melis
13 (Fri) 2000 Mighty Fine Guitars Lafayette Stevie Coyle
13 (Fri) 2000 Schoenberg Guitars Tiburon Jamie Stillway
14 (Sat) 1930 Windsor A.G.S. Windsor Jamie Stillway
21 (Sat) 1930 Le Petit Trianon San Jose Denis Azabagić


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