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Concerto from the heart: Guitarist, composer Michael Chapdelaine talks about music he’ll premiere tonight at Empire

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Master guitarist and composer Michael Chapdelaine is a “wear your heart on your sleeve” kind of guy, as demonstrated by the themes behind his concerto for guitar and orchestra, which will have its world premiere tonight at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

Hot sounds: World-class guitarist, talented young pianist to perform Saturday with symphony

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Hot Sounds from France, Spain and the Southwest” will be the focus Saturday night when the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra takes the stage along with a teen piano prodigy and a guitarist and composer who will debut his guitar concerto. Continue Reading

OBIT: Ronnie Montrose, 64, rock guitarist

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In addition to forming his own band in 1973, Ronnie Montrose performed with a number of rockers, including Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs and the Edgar Winter Group. Continue Reading

OBIT: Bob Weston, 64, ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist in early 1970s

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Weston joined Fleetwood Mac in 1972 as replacement for Danny Kirwan, and played on the band’s albums “Penguin” and “Mystery to Me.” Continue Reading

Guitar ‘wizard’ Adrian Legg plays the Empire on Wednesday

March 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Critics have called Adrian Legg brilliant and ridiculously talented and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, he’ll bring his prized (and praised) guitar skills to a show at Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

Renowned guitarists to perform at two local venues

January 4, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Dan Mahar and Michael Johnson, guitarists and singers, will perform at two locations in Alexandria this weekend. Continue Reading