The 18th Annual Bucks County Guitar Summit
Who: Mark Cosgrove, Steve Kaufman, and Rolly Brown
What: 1-4 p.m. guitar workshop, 8 p.m. concert
When: Saturday, Nov. 26th, (Thanksgiving Saturday)
Where: Buckingham Friends School Auditorium, Lahaska PA
How Much: Concert: $25, Workshop: $60, Combo: $75
Tickets ARE available at the door for both workshop and concert.
Advance sales have ended.
Virtuoso acoustic guitarists Mark Cosgrove and Rolly Brown will be featured in their eighteenth annual "Bucks County Acoustic Guitar Summit" autumn music event, including an 8 p.m. concert on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska PA. Both Bucks County performers have won the prestigious National Guitar Championships held annually in Winfield KS; Cosgrove in Flatpicking and Brown in the Fingerstyle division. This year's event will also feature special guest Steve Kaufman, the first ever 3 time National Guitar Champion.
All three guitarists will also be featured in a Saturday afternoon workshop from 1 till 4 p.m.
Mark Cosgrove continues to be a busy performer, teacher, and session player. The past year has brought solo appearances as well as dates with his band Good Medicine, performances with the DePue Bros Band, Roberto Dalla Vecchia, and fiddle and dance team John Kirk and Trish Miller. His recent recordings include a CD with this year’s guest artist, Steve Kaufman and his fourth solo cd which features some of acoustic music's most notable players as well as some rising young stars.
Mark is known for his hard-driving and versatile guitar styles, showing equal abilities in bluegrass, jazz, rock, and as a tasteful sideman. He continues to teach and perform at guitar camps and workshops around the country and is very much looking forward to this year's concert and workshop with his good friends Steve Kaufman and longtime Guitar Summit concert collaborator Rolly Brown.
Rolly Brown, formerly a sideman to various folk luminaries and host of WXPN's "Guitar Wizards", began his musical life as a folk guitarist, and, in his 47 years of playing, has moved through phases of blues, swing, bluegrass, ragtime, and rock on his way to the jazz/blues that is now, along with original compositions, a hallmark of his solo performance. He is a prominent teacher and performer at guitar camps around the country and in Canada, and his instructional and performance videos on Youtube have garnered over 100,000 hits.
Steve Kaufman’s music covers a broad range of styles, including bluegrass, swing, Irish and Appalachian fiddle tunes and folk and country classics. He has been captivating audiences from California to Austria since 1976 and is a featured performer at many major bluegrass festivals.
As the author of more than 80 instructional books, DVDs and CDs, Steve is also considered the leading flatpicking guitar educator in the world. He has released 12 recordings to date. The Chicago Tribune says, "Kaufman is a monster player. Fluid at any speed and in all registers, he also commands a fine sense of melody, which imbues his improvising with a lushness that eludes many flashy guitarists.".
These three old friends also share a sense of fun and humor which pervades their performances together.
Buckingham Friends School is located on Rt. 202 where it separates from Rt. 263, just west of Peddler's Village in Lahaska PA, about halfway between Doylestown and New Hope. For further information, call 215-340-0586 or 215-257-8737.
Concert tickets are $25. Fee for the 3 hour Saturday workshop is $60. A ticket for both concert and workshop is $75. Advanced sales have ended, but tickets are available at the door. C'mon out!!!