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Guitarist John James In Concert 9/5/09

GUEST,Jason Smith 16 Apr 09 - 08:48 AM
GUEST,ifor 16 Apr 09 - 10:19 AM
cptsnapper 16 Apr 09 - 02:33 PM
GUEST 27 Apr 09 - 02:19 PM
GUEST,yeah 28 Apr 09 - 12:46 PM
GUEST,Maurice 30 Apr 09 - 02:36 PM
GUEST,Maurice 02 May 09 - 08:39 AM
Jack Campin 02 May 09 - 09:01 AM
GUEST,Jason 07 May 09 - 10:39 AM
GUEST,callum 07 May 09 - 02:45 PM
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Subject: Guitarist John James In Concert 9/5/09 Milngavie
From: GUEST,Jason Smith
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 08:48 AM

Hi Folks

I am very honoured to announce that legendary Blues and ragtime guitarist John James, appearing @ The Fraser Centre, Douglas St, Milngavie G62 6PE on Saturday 9th May 2009. This is John first visit to Scotland for some time!! Therefore a rare opportunity to see a true guitar genius in concert!!

Doors: 7.30pm

Tickets: £10

Tickets Available: Art Forum, Station Rd or Milngavie Bookshop, Douglas St (Both Milngavie)

John James Biography
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John James is a Welsh acoustic guitarist specialising in blues, folk, and jazz. He is an exponent of ragtime guitar playing.

John James was born in Lampeter, Wales at the tail end of the nineteen forties and is a guitarist with an international reputation having entertained audiences all over Britain, Europe and the USA for over 25 years. A leading figure on the acoustic music scene of the 1970's, John has recorded over 15 albums (including several duet albums with John Renbourn, Stefan Grossman and Pete Berryman) and also presented and guested on numerous TV and radio shows in both the UK and further afield.

John James, today remains one of the most accomplished and entertaining of guitarists. He has brought the art of fingerpicking/fingerstyle guitar from the initial acclaim of dedicated guitar fans to the appreciation of a wider audience.

John encompasses numerous music genres - folk, jazz, swing, ragtime, blues and a lot in-between and he really seems comfortable with even the most intriguing and difficult pieces. Add to this that classical composer Fernando Sor also found a way into John James' newest release "Guitar Greats: John James" for Stoptime Recordings and you will appreciate what a truly great and diverse musician he really is.

John still lives in South Wales and besides being a fantastic guitarist he also has a very dry sense of humour which makes his shows a bit out of the ordinary.

John started of playing guitar at the age of 12 and spent a lot of time in local Pop and R&B bands but later focused on solo acoustic guitar. With Peter Berryman, John recorded the most innovative acoustic guitar album of the time - "Sky in My Pie" - and later went on to perform at the Royal Albert Hall, Olympia Paris and The Other End in New York to name a few.

In the nineteen eighties he was hugely influential as the 'Ragtime Guitar' columnist for 'Guitar International' magazine. He has produced teaching cassettes for Homespun Tapes and produced a top selling Guitar video for Virgin Vision. John James has toured worldwide performing solo concerts as well as successful collaborations with fellow 'giant of the guitar' John Renbourn and the renowned British blues sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith. In addition he has worked with performers as diverse as Led Zeppelin, Ralph McTell and Jools Holland. He has worked with numerous other top guitar players including Happy Traum, and Eddie Walker but is mainly famed for his solo guitar pieces. They include transcriptions of Scott Joplin and other classical piano rags as well as instrumentals from John's own hands.

The resurgence of interest being shown today in the 'Guitar and its history' has John James in the vanguard of the current scene as one of the most accomplished and entertaining of guitarists playing around the world today. He is a hugely entertaining and accomplished performer with a sense of humour and repartee that has been likened to Billy Connolly. The Melody Maker once dubbed him 'the human side of guitar wizardry' and 'Wizardry' is what his playing is - a must to see in concert !!


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Subject: RE: Guitarist John James In Concert 9/5/09
From: GUEST,ifor
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 10:19 AM

John performed in my college folk club in Barry several times in the early 1970s and was truely a remarkable musician....and indeed was very humourous on stage.It should be a great night up there in Milngavie.
Ifor


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Subject: RE: Guitarist John James In Concert 9/5/09
From: cptsnapper
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 02:33 PM

Who does one contact in order to book John?


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Subject: RE: Guitarist John James In Concert 9/5/09
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 02:19 PM

I am really lookin' forward, to this gig, myself, in fact I can't wait!!

Jason


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Subject: RE: Guitarist John James In Concert 9/5/09
From: GUEST,yeah
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 12:46 PM

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Subject: RE: Guitarist John James In Concert 9/5/09
From: GUEST,Maurice
Date: 30 Apr 09 - 02:36 PM

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Subject: RE: Guitarist John James In Concert 9/5/09
From: GUEST,Maurice
Date: 02 May 09 - 08:39 AM

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Subject: RE: Guitarist John James In Concert 9/5/09
From: Jack Campin
Date: 02 May 09 - 09:01 AM

Stop this "bump" stuff. Mudcat isn't Footstompin - it's a far busier list, and an international one, and content-free postings intended to nothing but draw attention to a local gig are an abuse of the forum.

If anyone else is interested (and I see no reason why they shouldn't be; I'd go myself if Milgavie was more accessible from where I am) there'll be other posts in the thread.


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Subject: RE: Guitarist John James In Concert 9/5/09
From: GUEST,Jason
Date: 07 May 09 - 10:39 AM

Hi Mr Campin, Sir

All I can do is apologise for any offence taken, by 'bumpin'

All The Best
jason


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Subject: RE: Guitarist John James In Concert 9/5/09
From: GUEST,callum
Date: 07 May 09 - 02:45 PM

worthy of mighty big plug


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