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Event Archive - Double Bill of Music with 2 of the world's finest guiter players!: Don Ross , Michael Manring

Sat. November 4th 2006 8pm - 11pm doors at 7:30pm Metro Studio (All Ages) 8pm - 11pm doors at 7:30pm
$25 Adv.
Tickets at: Lyle's Place (Cash Only, 770 Yates St.) 250-382-8422, High Tide Box Office at
A Double Bill of Music with...
Don Ross (U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship)
Michael Manring (Grammy-nominated bassist and composer)
Saturday, November 4th, 2006
Metro Theatre, 1411 Quadra St @ Johnson (Conservatory of Music)
Doors 7pm - Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $25 Advance / $28 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 250-382-8422 & High Tide Box Office at http://www.hightideconcerts.net or charge by phone 250-478-1888

Don Ross's Website is: http://www.gobyfish.com
Michael Manring's website is: http://www.manthing.com
Listen to Michael's NEW CD here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/manthing

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hightideconcerts@shaw.ca

Don Ross Biography

One of today's true innovators of guitar composition and technique,
has emerged as one of the most respected musicians in Canada and one of the top
guitarists in the world. In September 1996, he managed to do what no other player has
done: win the prestigious U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship for the second
time (he first won in 1988). The competition, held yearly in Winfield, Kansas, cannot be
won only with immaculate technique, but the player's music must also display a high
degree of emotion and intensity — hallmarks of Don's style.

Don has recently signed a new recording deal with new US-based independent label
Candyrat Records. His new recording, Music for Vacuuming shows a renewed optimism
in Don's creativity thanks to the wonderful changes in his life. Don recently married
profoundly talented Prince Edward Island singer and guitarist Brooke Miller. Don is
producing Brooke's second CD, tentatively titled All of the Lighting. Look for that project
to be released in early 2006.

Music for Vacuuming is, with the exception of one track, a completely solo affair. Don
plays several solo guitar tunes, including the acoustic rocker "How to Eat and
Avalanche," the Brazilian-influenced "Never Got to Pernambuco," and even a tune
("Fleetstep Choreography") that he learned at the age of 14 from the guitar teacher he
had back then, jazzer Steven Cole. But the album also features some ensemble playing,
with Don playing all the instruments thanks to the wonder of multitrack recording! Don
plays drum kit, percussion, slide dobro guitar, piano, and electric bass in addition to
regular-pitched and baritone guitars on some tracks. The album also features a beautiful
remix collaboration with Hamburg-based musician Silas Olischlaeger ("Dracula II
Mikrokosmos").

Don continues to do extensive touring in Europe, Canada, the United States and Asia's
Pacific Rim. When he's not on the road, he lives a quiet life with his family in a small
village in southern Ontario, Canada.


Michael Manring Biography

Hailed by many as the world's leading solo bassist, Michael has been pushing back the
boundaries of what's possible with just a bass guitar for two decades, winning
thousands of fans and wowing countless audiences the world over with his stunning
compositions and mind-blowing technical mastery of the instrument. Since his time as
the house bassist for the Windham Hill label, Michael's profile and influence as a solo
bassist have gone from strength to strength, first through years of touring alongside
acoustic guitar legend Michael Hedges and then through solo performances and
collaborations with artists as diverse as Patti Larkin, Henry Kaiser, John Gorka and
Thomas Dolby. Michael is without doubt one of the most original, remarkable and
celebrated voices on the electric bass in the world today, and a performer not to be
missed.

This long awaited all-solo CD is Michael Manring's sixth under his own name. Although
all his previous recordings have contained solo work, this is the first release that
consists entirely of solo pieces without overdubs. Included here are thirteen new
compositions recorded live in the studio and a version of one of Michael's most often
requested tunes, "Selene," recorded live at a show in San Francisco. Soliloquy also
contains enhanced CD content - simply put it in your computer to view Michael's
extensive 24-page liner notes detailing the instruments, techniques, inspirations,
tunings, composing and recording processes used on the CD as well as photos and two
live performance videos.

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

Michael Manring

Hailed by many as the world's leading solo bassist, Michael has been pushing back the boundaries of what's possible with just a bass guitar for two decades, winning thousands of fans and wowing countless audiences the world over with his stunning compositions and mind-blowing technical mastery of the instrument. Since his time as the house ... more info
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