Schedule / Past Festivals

Dominic Frasca

Guitar Player magazine’s “Guitar Hero of 2006” Dominic Frasca shows you why
he leaves all the heavy audio equipment at home in favor of his 17-inch
PowerBook and Logic Pro software.


By age 21, Ricky Skaggs was already a recognized master of one of America's most demanding art forms, but his career catapulted him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. Now the road has brought him back to where it all began: bluegrass music, where he's known as the music's official ambassador. Marty Stuart is country music's renaissance man.


Guitarists Laura Oltman and Michael Newman have received acclaim for their 10 CDs and have been featured widely in the national media. Their concert tours and collaborations with such artists as fiddler Eileen Ivers (Riverdance), Turtle Island String Quartet, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes), have taken them to forty-nine states and five continents.

Dennis Koster, Jose Ramos, and Ivan & Juan Gomez

A celebration of the flamenco soul with some of New York’s finest guitarists and dancers. Presented in partnership with the New York City Classical Guitar Society.

The world premiere of two new film scores by Leni Stern and Brandon Ross

Guitarist/composer Leni Stern (whom The New Yorker described as “Fleet and Lyrical” and LA Weekly classified “one of the world’s most fully realized songwriters and guitarists”) performs live music to accompany a screening of the 1934 silent film The Goddess.


Guitarist Dominic Frasca, winner of the First Annual Guitar Player Magazine Guitar Hero Competition, will perform an evening of original compositions for solo 6-and-10-string electro/acoustic guitar.

Jorma Kaukonen, Bill Morrissey, Brandon Ross, and the Jen Chapin Trio.

Mississippi John Hurt (1893- 1966) was an amazingly lyrical and refined fingerpicking guitarists, who sang with a warmth and gentleness unique in the field of blues. Classic songs such as "Frankie," "Louis Collins," "Avalon Blues," "Candy Man Blues," "Big Leg Blues," and "Stack O' Lee Blues," were highly influential on subsequent generations of musicians.


Andre LaFosse calls his live performance style 'turntablist guitar': a cutting-edge cut-up of hip-hop, avant-garde, funk, and left-field dance music... which just happens to be played completely live with only a guitar, an Echoplex, and a tiny smattering of effects.


Wielding its unique, Malian influenced "Afro-cowboy-ninja-surf" music, Toubab Krewe has been attracting enthusiastic crowds to venues that have included Bonnaroo Music Festival and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

Light Strings + Gotham Chronicles

The eminent American photographer, who began his career as an apprentice to Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, Ralph Gibson is known for his highly distinctive vision in still photography. His photographs are in major collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. To celebrate his 67th birthday, he’ll give a powerpoint presentation of his work.