What’s Goin’ On

All the best gui­tar events hap­pen­ing over the next few weeks, in one place

Guitarist - - The Lineup -

Adrian Legg 2 June Myce­nae House, Lon­don

Last year, the in­ti­mate sur­round­ings of Myce­nae House in Black­heath played host to Clive Car­roll, and this sum­mer they will fol­low it up in style. Ac­claimed fin­ger­style player Adrian Legg rarely plays in his home coun­try now, so this rep­re­sents a very spe­cial op­por­tu­nity to see a bril­liant and in­flu­en­tial vir­tu­oso for what, as even Adrian him­self says, is a “rare as hen’s teeth event”. A won­der­ful com­bi­na­tion of tech­ni­cal wiz­ardry, tune­ful­ness and quick wit, the wis­dom he can share as a player is surely some­thing all play­ers can learn from. “We should prac­tise slowly and pri­vately,” he told Rif­fjour­nal.com this year. “We shouldn’t show off un­til we have a whole story to tell, then we should tell it cour­te­ously and ac­cu­rately, with feel­ing.” For tick­ets, visit www.we­gottick­ets.com www.adri­an­legg.com

Sari Schorr & The En­gine Room 12 April to 27 May Var­i­ous UK venues

Be­fore hit­ting the road, Sari has al­ready been record­ing the fol­low-up to last year’s A Force Of Na­ture al­bum in Gui­tarist’s very own home city of Bath. She’s again work­ing with Innes Si­bun (who was fea­tured in is­sue 417), who will be hit­ting the road with her for this tour, too. www.sarischorr.com

Dream Theater 18 to 23 April Var­i­ous UK venues

The band’s sec­ond al­bum, Im­ages And Words, is still rightly re­garded as a land­mark record in pro­gres­sive metal, and this tour will cel­e­brate its legacy an in­cred­i­ble 25 years on. John Petrucci and co will play the al­bum in its en­tirety and a set of other fan favourites, too. www.dreamthe­ater.net

The Bris­tol Gui­tar Show 30 April Ash­ton Gate Sta­dium, Bris­tol

Among the 100-plus ex­hibitor tables at this year’s show at Bris­tol City’s FC, you’ll find Supro, Black­star, Hughes & Ket­tner, Joyo, BluGuitar and FretKing. Gui­tar Tech­niques con­trib­u­tor Stuart Ryan will also per­form and host a work­shop. Ad­mis­sion is £7 and ac­com­pa­nied un­der-12s are free. www.gui­tarshow­suk.co.uk

Nick McCabe / Lucem Gui­tars 4 May Dawson’s Mu­sic, Manch­ester

Daw­sons Mu­sic will be host­ing a spe­cial evening with The Verve/ Black Sub­ma­rine gui­tarist with a de­tailed demon­stra­tion of the new Para­dox Cus­tom (see p18), loop­ing mas­ter­class and Q&A with Lucem mas­ter luthier Gra­ham Skim­ming. www.daw­sons.co.uk

Sim­ple Minds Acous­tic 17 May to 8 June Var­i­ous UK and Ire­land dates

“We ag­o­nised over this, do­ing songs that had been done be­fore, but we re­ally de­con­structed them, cre­at­ing ver­sions of these songs that were gen­uinely dif­fer­ent,” says Char­lie Burchill of the band’s Acous­tic al­bum. They now take it to the live stage with this ex­ten­sive tour. www.sim­ple­minds.com

Wir­ral Folk Fes­ti­val 1 to 4 June The Whitby Club & Grounds

The 13th year of the fes­ti­val should be lucky for those at­tend­ing with Lind­is­farne and Martin & El­iza Carthy head­ing a bill, plus Paul Garth­waite, who was fea­tured in our Gui­tarist Presents Acous­tic quar­terly, talk­ing about his 22-string gui­tar de­signed with Hugh and Andy Man­son. www.wirral­folkon­the­coast.com

Ed­die Ved­der 6 to 11 June UK and Ire­land venues

Fol­low­ing Pearl Jam’s re­cent in­duc­tion into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this month, their front­man plays his first shows in Eng­land in nearly five years with two shows at the Lon­don Even­tim Apollo (6 and 7) and Ire­land stops in Dublin and Cork (9 and 11). Glen Hansard sup­ports. www.pearl­jam.com

Woody Mann Week­end Gui­tar Re­treat 23 to 25 June Old Hall Ho­tel, Bux­ton

Held in the Peak District, the fo­cus of this week­end will be on ‘Fin­ger­style Blues Roots & Be­yond’, de­vel­op­ing a ‘tool­box’ of ideas through study­ing a reper­toire of tunes from artists in­clud­ing Rev­erend Gary Davis, Blind Blake and Woody him­self. www.woody­mann.com

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