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Event Archive - Take Flight with 2 amazing Guitar Gods: Don Ross , Jimmy Wahlsteen

Sat. November 27th 2010 8pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages) 8pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm
$23.50 Advance + s/c / $25 Door
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Ditch Records & Cds, Onine at www.hightideconcerts.net, McPherson Box Office
Don Ross & Jimmy Wahlsteen
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Hermanns Jazz Club, 753 View St., Victoria
Doors 6:00pm - Show 8:00pm
Tickets: $23.50 Advance + s/c / $25 Door
...Available at: Online at http://www.hightideconcerts.net/, Lyle's Place 770 Yates St. and Ditch Records 635 Johnson St..

Don Ross's website: http://www.gobyfish.com

Jimmy Wahlsteen's website: http://www.jimmywahlsteen.com

DON ROSS

Don Ross, is a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist noted for the emotion and intensity of his playing as well as his use of
extended technique.

Ross's music borrows from blues, jazz, folk and classical music creating a style that he describes as "heavy wood". Ross is
the only person to twice win the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship (1988 and 1996). His album Huron Street
reached the top ten on the Billboard new age chart. In the liner notes to Ross' 2003 album Robot Monster, Bruce Cockburn
writes, "Nobody does what Don Ross does with an acoustic guitar. He takes the corners so fast you think he's going to roll,
but he never loses control."

Ross names Bruce Cockburn, John Renbourn, Pierre Bensusan, Keith Jarrett, Egberto Gismonti and Pat Metheny as his
main sources of inspiration.[5] One of his songs, "Michael, Michael, Michael", is dedicated to Michael Hedges, and Ross has
performed straight covers of his compositions.[6] Ross's advanced technique and his sure feeling for rhythm combine with
uncommon ideas to make his style instantly recognizable. He often uses percussive techniques and plays intricate down-
and upstroke patterns with his thumb. His use of acrylic nails give him a sharp and very defined tone.

Don Ross played a Lowden S-10 in the beginning of his career, but since 1997 has played a Lowden O-10.[5] Today he plays
custom-made guitars by Marc Beneteau, a Canadian luthier from St. Thomas, Ontario. The Beneteaus are equipped with a
combination of microphone and K&K pickups. Occasionally he plays a baritone guitar by Marc Beneteau, or uses a custom
7-string by Oskar Graf, a luthier from Clarendon, Ontario.

JIMMY WAHLSTEEN

Jimmy Wahlsteen plays guitar using his very own personal fingerpicking technique and sound over inovative open tunings.

"181st songs" contains multitrack recorded material with expressive guitar arrangements and brilliant guest musicians. The
core of all songs is the acoustic guitar mixed and enhanced with percussion, strings and lots of additional guitars. The
arrangements and productions of the songs are pop inspired. Jimmy leaves the fusion genre unexplored and brings his
inspiration in songwriting from artists like Paul Simon and John Martyn.

Jimmy Wahlsteen made his name being one of Swedens most hired session musicians, frequently appearing on swedish
television as musical director and band member on numerous television shows and touring international artists.

Don Ross

Don Ross began playing guitar virtually by accident. There was always a lot of music around the house. Don’s dad is an operatically-trained singer. So, the Ross kids heard plenty of voice exercises around their Montreal home as well as classical music on the record player growing up (not to mention the occasional blast of the bagpipes when Don... more info

Jimmy Wahlsteen

Jimmy Wahlsteen plays guitar using his very own personal fingerpicking technique and sound over inovative open tunings. "181st songs" contains multitrack recorded material with expressive guitar arrangements and brilliant guest musicians. The core of all songs is the acoustic guitar mixed and enhanced with percussion, strings and lots of additi... more info
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