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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Concert in the Park @ Vernon Worthen Park - 300 S 400 E, St. George : Monday July 9th, 7:30 PM

The City of St. George presents…

Concert in the Park 2012 Series – Second Monday of Each Month
 through September – Admission is Free

Chris Proctor
Contemporary Americana-Solo Fingerstyle Guitar For the New World

Monday July 9th, 7:30 PM
Vernon Worthen Park - 300 S 400 E, St. George

Chris Proctor, winner of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, and popular Sugarhouse, Rounder, Flying Fish and Windham Hill recording artist will be performing in concert. An internationally recognized 6 and 12-string guitarist, composer, recording artist, performer, and clinician for Taylor Guitars, Proctor has produced several books and videos that teach his techniques and compositions for solo guitar, and writes extensively for the guitar press. He is touring to promote his new release and ninth solo recording, Ladybug Stomp, on Sugarhouse Records, and his new concert/interview DVD for Stefan Grossman’s Vestapol Video Guitar Artistry series, Morning Thunder.

Chris Proctor is known around the western world as one of the modern masters of fingerstyle guitar, and is at the forefront of contemporary steel-string guitar. Since winning the National Fingerstyle Guitar competition, he has toured constantly in North America and Europe, releasing a steady stream of recordings of his compositions and arrangements. His music is rooted in classic Americana- spiced with folk, Celtic, jazz, pop, and classical flavors, all of which are in evidence in the 12 finely-crafted original pieces which comprise Ladybug Stomp. His two recent popular and critical hits, the Chris Proctor Collection, which reprises his first 25 years of writing, and Under the Influence, a stunning set of arrangements of the music that shaped his artistic development, are bestsellers among acoustic guitar enthusiasts. He has appeared on two popular Windham Hill Guitar Samplers and was senior clinician for Taylor Guitars for more than twenty years. To honor him Taylor recently manufactured 100  "Chris Proctor Signature Model" guitars to his unique design specifications.

Chris’s warm stage presence and sense of humor, his 12-string and slide work, his adventurous 6-string techniques and tunings, his stunning original guitar pieces and arrangements, and his pioneering use of the electronic bow have all made him a favorite with guitar fans everywhere.
Sponsored by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of St. George, Concert in the Park 2012 Series is free to the public.  Don’t miss the second Monday of each month through September. Park seating is available, bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and the family. For more information call 627-4525.

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