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California Guitar Trio wsg Younce Guitar Duo
Northwest Territories Room at Crystal Mountain Resort
Thompsonville, MI
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California Guitar Trio wsg Younce Guitar Duo
With special guest Younce Guitar Duo (

Doors at 6:30 p.m., Show at 7:30 p.m. | General Admission

TICKETS: A limited number of tickets are $15 in advance and will be $20 at the door (if any remain).

Porterhouse Productions is a family-built, independent, and community-focused concert, event, and festival production company based in Traverse City, Michigan -

Set amidst forested hills, sparkling lakes and flowing rivers, for over 50 years, Crystal Mountain has been the kind of place where families and friends have gathered for an unforgettable northern Michigan experience. Crystal Mountain, the Midwest's Premier Four-season Family Resort, is a family-owned year-round resort featuring 36 holes of championship golf, 45 downhill slopes, over 260 superb lodging units, dining and award-winning conference facilities. Crystal Mountain is located 28 miles SW of Traverse City, Michigan  an easy drive from Detroit and Chicago -


The California Guitar Trio (CGT) celebrates its twentieth anniversary with the release of Andromeda in October 2010 on Innerknot Records. As a special commemoration, the new CGT album will also be released on vinyl through Karate Body Records.

"Andromeda represents a culmination of all our work together in the past 20 years," says guitarist Bert Lams. We have released numerous CDs over the years, but there's none like this one," Lams continues. "Andromeda is the first album containing nothing but original material, combined with improvised pieces. The integration of structured, thought-out pieces with the loose and spontaneous improvisations is something we've never done before."

The California Guitar Trio is Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Utah; Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium; and Hideyo
Moriya of Chiba, Japan. The trio first met in England in 1987 while studying with iconic King Crimson guitarist
Robert Fripp. After touring together as part of Fripp's League of Crafty Guitarists, the three guitarists convened in Los Angeles and founded The California Guitar Trio in 1991.

"When we started the band in 1991, it was only a California project, and no one knew how long it would last," reminisces Moriya. "Yet something good always happened to keep us going when times were tough. It is great to reach 20 years with Andromeda, and we have good energy to keep going."

The CGT plays a unique style, with guitars weaving an intricate knot work of interlocking parts to form a whole.
Richards, Lams, and Moriya can create music which sounds like it is performed on a kind of "super-piano" and at
other times unfolds in an ethereal, otherworldly psychedelia.

In space, CGT's music was played to wake the astronauts aboard the NASA space shuttle "Endeavor". Here on Earth, the trio's music has been featured extensively on NPR, NBC's Olympics coverage, and various CBS, CNN, and ESPN TV programs.

"This new CD captures a balance between the pure acoustic sound and the processed electrified sound of the CGT,
something we've experimented with before, but not to this degree," says Lams.

Richards expands on the CGT's distinctive recorded sound: "With each recording, we have been striving to achieve
the best of acoustic analog recording techniques blended with the use of electronic guitar effects and digital processing. With Andromeda, we have achieved a new level of the acoustic/electric blend. Our original music continues to evolve with years of detailed and refined interaction among trio members."

Having played with a Who's Who of great musicians over the years, Andromeda features guest performances by Tony Levin, Julie Slick, Eric Slick, Tom Griesgraber, and Tyler Trotter.

The cover of Andromeda also serves to celebrate another 20th anniversary, that of the Hubble Telescope. The CD
cover image, designed by Pablo Mandel, features a photo from the new camera on the Hubble. The CD cover has earned a prize in the European Space Agency's Hubble Pop Culture competition.



Northwest Territories Room at Crystal Mountain Resort (View)
12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683
United States

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Music > Americana
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Blues
Music > Classical
Music > Experimental
Music > Folk
Music > Global
Music > Jazz
Music > New Age

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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