Do­rian Michael to per­form at the Goodrich Memo­rial Li­brary

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A spe­cial treat is in store for all acous­ti­cal gui­tar fans. In Michael’s own words ‘‘Some mu­sic makes you feel, some makes you think and some mu­sic is just for the fun of it. I try to get to all those places in the space of a per­for­mance.’’

Do­rian Michael started play­ing gui­tar as a seven-year old in Los An­ge­les just as folk mu­sic was about to have a re­nais­sance of sorts and earthy acous­tic mu­sic was his first gui­tar ex­pe­ri­ence. He has been a work­ing gui­tarist for four decades and in that time has played plenty of blues and folk, jazz and rock and roll. There has al­ways been a huge va­ri­ety of play­ing ex­pe­ri­ence from smokey honky-tonks to theater orches­tra pits. At some point along the way he started play­ing a few solo fin­ger­style in­stru­men­tals, made a cd and de­cided he needed to hit the road and see if he could sell all those cds he had. Three solo cds and four en­sem­ble cds later Do­rian is still play­ing through­out the States and Canada. He calls his solo mu­sic ‘‘con­tem­po­rary tra­di­tional’’; orig­i­nal mu­sic that re­flects his in­ter­est in a num­ber of styles of mu­sic. Th­ese in­flu­ences come through in his orig­i­nal ma­te­rial, but it is a con­tem­po­rary mu­sic that grows from, rather than mim­ics, those in­flu­ences. When he plays some­one else’s mu­sic or a tra­di­tional piece he al­ways man­ages to add a few sur­prises.

So, join us on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 16th at the Goodrich for an evening of blues and more, plus re­fresh­ments. Do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. The li­brary is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble. For in­for­ma­tion call 334-7902.

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