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Peninsula Fingerstyle

We are a bunch of fingerstyle players south of San Francisco.We have monthly informal get togethers called "Fingig" at various member's homes. Just for fun on Sunday afternoons.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Members: 50
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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Comment by Doug Young on Wednesday

I was there :-)  Nice evening, smaller turnout, especially after last months Vicki Van blowout, but Mark played some really great tunes, and  Quinn was a very nice discovery.

For those who weren't there, we're doing something different for April. It hits on Easter sunday this year, and I don't know, apparently the church is going to be doing something that day...  I was going to just cancel, but I have this Japanese guitarist coming in, touring the area and I feel bad canceling on him, so the plan is to do a house concert at my place. Hope you can make it, and help him feel welcome. The name is Hiroya Tsukamoto and he seems to play real nice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaPLbxCHOFU

Also, the Woodshed is shutting down for at least the summer after the May 3 show. I'm working on good show for that month, and trying to decide what to do next. Ideas welcome. Could call it a good 10 years, could take a summer break, could find another venue with more comfortable chairs :-), could do something completely different. Thoughts welcome.

Comment by Mike Nepper on Tuesday

Hey, I missed the Woodshed! Anybody go and how was it?

Comment by Doug Young on February 24, 2015 at 9:08pm

That's a great idea, Tom!

Comment by Mike Nepper on February 24, 2015 at 9:05pm

Michael McGrath is the MAN! Showed up at Fingig after hand surgery with stitches still in and PLAYED several tunes! You Rock Michael!

Comment by Tom Lamson on February 23, 2015 at 11:44pm

Thanks to all for coming by and playing some excellent music!

I suggested a song "Barbara Allen" that we might all try to learn and we made some progress. It's just 8 measures and repeats until we get tired of it.

My favorite version of it is heard here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_FLHkHNaHI

Here's a quick and dirty arrangement I did. (I didn't leave enough room for the time signature but it is 3/4)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/83htjrknro00is6/BarabaraAllen.jpg?dl=0

See you all next time!

Comment by Larry Kriegbaum on February 23, 2015 at 2:59pm

Thanks to all for making me feel welcome at the fun fingig!  Thank you Tom for inviting me into your home, and for your hospitality. 

I really enjoyed hearing all of you play.  I have much to learn, so if you are willing to tolerate me on the low end, then it is my pleasure to grow musically from all of you.

Comment by Stu Frazier on February 23, 2015 at 10:34am

Yep, fun fingig.  Nice to meet you Larry.  Thanks for having us over, Tom.

Comment by Michael McGrath on February 23, 2015 at 10:26am

Fun, relaxing afternoon of music.  Nice to meet you and welcome to new member Larry.  Thanks for hosting Tom!  And this time we even got homework!

Comment by Mike Nepper on February 23, 2015 at 9:01am

Had a really nice afternoon Fingig at Tom's. Thanks to Tom for hosting again and to new member Larry for adding his music to our little fingerstyle fest! Life is sweet!

Also, want to mention for you Andrew York fans, I saw him play his tune "Mechanism" at the International Guitar Night on Sat night. There were posts later on FB about that tune which for several of us was the highlight of the show. Anyways, check it out if you have a few minutes, it's worth the time. It is in Dropped D tuning.

Comment by Lisa Chupity on February 22, 2015 at 2:10pm

Tom, sorry, I meant for Pierre's gig.  Unfortunately I have a prior engagement this afternoon, and won't be at Fingig.  Have fun, the rest of you!

 

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