Michael continues to teach guitar, banjo & other fretted instrument lessons at the newly renovated Kirby Cultural Arts Complex in downtown Roxboro, NC.
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In February, I'll be returning to Florida to the Palm Beach area for 3-Performances. On Feb. 25, I be doing a program at the Del Ray Beach Library on "The History of the Classical Guitar - Renaissance to the Present". On the 24th & 25th I'll be performing at the Annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. Covering more area than any other festival of its kind in the U.S., Lake Worth claims bragging rights to the largest street painting festival in the country. And it isn't just about the artist and chalk, it's also about food and music. Enjoy a mixed genre of talents on stage and sample the food famous at a recognized street festival.
THE GOOD STUFF - Happy New Year!
Streaming Radio - N1M - Number One MusicOn yourcomputer & It's listeners have rated 3 of my Tunes at the Top of their Charts. Making a Hot-Shot debut at #2 Nationally this week is the wonderful Joni Mitchell tune -Both Sides Now (trackat bottom of page)with Mike Willis on cellos/keyboard & YoursTruly on guitar. #10 in the US is: Drume Negrita - Afro-Cuban Lullabyfrom THE SLEEPY GYPSY Cd. #30 nationally is: "In Sorrow's Wake"; an Andrew York tune I arranged for Mike Willis (keyboards) & myself on guitar (yet to be released), AND #60 is Paracho Joe; also on the SLEEPY GYSPY Cd. Many THANKS to the listeners of N1M who made this possible.
St. Patrick" Day Celebration
On Thursday March the 15th I'll be doing a special performance at Oaklane Elementary School for Mrs. Emily Dallas's 3rd grade class at 2:00pm. Invited by Volunteer Sarah Morrow, I'm really looking forward to presenting the musical instruments & styles brought over "across the pond" from way back in the early days. This will be primarily an instrumental performance w/ emphasis placed on Irish dance music, & the banjo, dobro & mandolin.
Howdy Folks & Happy New Year !
Here’s a “sneak-peak” of a couple of the tracks from newest Cd work in progress: “Blue Cedar Dreams”: Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell - performed by Mike Willis & Michael Thompson.