The Canadian Guitar Festival highlights some of hidden talent that we have here on this continent. The Canadian Guitar Festival and Fingerstyle Guitar Competition offers the best of acoustic guitar virtuosity on an International stage.
Have you ever planned on doing something that you really, really want to do only to end up shake your head when you realize that you completely forgotten the thing that you swore to yourself that you wouldn’t forget? Well this is the one event’s! I’ve posted about this fabulous event before on my other blog and still I forget! A dear old friend on Facebook told me about this one, thanx for reminding me Mary! She actually sent me a link from her local newpaper about the festival.
The festival is held in a town called Kepler, which is a bit west of the festival. On the last day of the show, 19 competitors, some from as far away as Philadelphia and Hawaii, entered the finger-style guitar competition. Just imagine the different interpretations that can be heard on the stage, must of been nice!
A little side note here, Air Canada(not Westjet this time around) damaged a guitarist’s axe.
Calum Graham our 2nd place winner had his guitar smashed to pieces by Air Canada. Lets “cross our fingers in the hopes that Air Canada will do the right thing”! Canadian Guitar Festival 2009
I wonder if Bruce Cockburn ever gets the opportunity to get there? He lives in Kingston, which is about 20-22kms. from downtown Kingston.
Also in the area and on that same weekend was 2 other music festivals. One is called Flinton Jamboree and the other is Blue Skies. That’s an amazing amount of music for one weekend!
Did anyone here get the chance to go to this years Canadian Guitar Festival?
Keep on Jammin’