Candyrat Guitar Night feat. Craig D'Andrea, Sergio Altamura, Pino Forastiere, and Trevor Gordon Hall

Saturday May 5, 2012 @ 8:00 PM

Craig D'Andrea -

Craig D’andrea has released three solo CDs in the last five years and his growing fan base has driven his YouTube video views up over the 2 million view mark. A past winner of the Canadian Guitar Festival contest and a peer to Andy McKee and Antoine Dufour both of which he has toured with in the U.S. and internationally.

Pino Forastiere –

The music of Italian guitarist Pino Forastiere comes from a solid classical, contemporary and rock background, and it's hard to be defined. He “employes a dazzling blend of slapping, tapping, strumming, altered tunings and harmonics, combined with classical phrasing and a focus on distinct and addictive melodies” (Anil Prasad, Guitar Player).

Sergio Altamura –

In a long career which began in 1985 as a teenager member of a rock band, Sergio has experimented with almost everything. During the '90s Sergio focuses his work on steel-string guitar, performing live in Italy and Europe; in 1998 works on the Ark Ensemble project, an Italian modern quartet exploring the sound possibilities of each instrument of the group. His first solo guitar album, Blu, was produced in 2004 by the Grammy winner and founder of Windham Hill Records William Ackerman; his new solo project, Aria Meccanica (CandyRat Records, 2009) is a conceptual work—a fascinating trip into all the possible sonorities created on the guitar: loops, vocals, percussion, objects, and live electronics are wisely melded into a poetic vision.

Trevor Gordon Hall -

Trevor is an acoustic instrumentalist whose compositions range in style from driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor caught the eye of 9 time Grammy winning producer Joe Nicolo (James Taylor, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, etc.), who produced two of Trevor’s releases entitled “Finding My Way” and “Let Your Heart Be Light”. These releases garnered high reviews and gave Trevor such opportunities as recording with bass virtuoso Michael Manring and sharing the stage with guitarists such as Phil Keaggy, Erik Mongrain, Patty Larkin and Alex Skolnick. His most recent project has led him to collaborate with various builders to redesign an instrument called the kalimba, which mounts on the surface of the guitar. Compositions inspired by the pairing of the two instruments can be heard in Trevor’s Candyrat Records debut “Entelechy”. Upon its release, this album climbed the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, as well as YouTube Top Commented/Top Favorited/Most Discussed categories with the release of Videos. In a matter of months the videos went on to gain over half a million views. His music has been featured on various radio stations including NPR and televisions programs including NBC.


$18, $28