Artistry of the Guitar, a player-in–the-round concert series developed by Ken Bonfield of Boston, joined by Steve Davison of Little Rock, will perform at Harbor Oaks Restaurant in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park on April 13. They will be joined by John Wesley Good of Pine Bluff and Micky Rigby of Little Rock.
The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 per person.
Chef Brad Thomas will also be offering a special menu that night for the concert.
Artistry of the Guitar is a feast not only for guitar lovers, but also for anyone with a passion for acoustic music. The guitarists trade songs and stories about their compositions and their approach to the guitar in a casual concert setting. The music focuses on contemporary instrumental American Fingerstyle Guitar with folk, jazz, Celtic, classical and blues influences. The guitarists are very different stylistically and these different styles contribute to an evening of broad musical tastes.
The show will have a local flavor with renowned Pine Bluff artist, Good being reunited on the stage with Davison, who is a native of Pine Bluff. Good and Davison started playing music together as teenagers and worked together for many years in the area in multiple bands, including The Main Street Exit, Electric Mud and Arkansas. At the time, Davison played drums but he moved on to the guitar early in his career.
Bonfield and Davison have performed in some of the finest acoustic venues around the country and on radio, TV, and XM and Sirrius Satellite radio. Arkansas acoustic music fans may be familiar with Bonfield from his many performances in the past at Acoustic Sounds Café and house concerts in Little Rock. Davison is a Little Rock guitarist and has performed at Acoustic Sounds Café, Riverfest and other venues around the city. He was also the winner of the 2005 Arkansas Acoustic Music Festival in the solo category.
Rigby is a well-known guitarist in Central Arkansas who has performed at Acoustic Sounds Café and was a recent finalist in the 2009 Merle Travis National Fingerstyle Competition at Mountain View.
Good has performed in Arkansas in many musical configurations over the last 40 years but is probably best known for his years as a member of the famed Sweet Magnolias, where he shared the stage with Pine Bluff songwriter, Mike (Burger) Scoggins.
Reservations can be made by calling Harbor Oaks at 870 541-9011. Space is limited.