“GUITARtistry”

The fingerstyle Guitar Music of Rick Cyge

Why do I call my music “GUITARtistry” (Guitar Artistry)?

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bio

Acoustic guitarist, Rick Cyge, has been doing what he loves for 40 years – first in New England where he cut his teeth in the vibrant New England folk music scene and more recently (since 1988) in Arizona performing with his wife and partner, flutist Lynn Trombetta as the group ‘Meadowlark’. Cyge performs on acoustic steel string guitar as well as nylon string guitar and mandolin.

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calendar

All performances are Rick Cyge’s ‘GUITARtistry” (solo instrumental guitar) unless otherwise noted. Mouse over the listing on the monthly calendar view and click on the venue name in the pop-up box to get more details. See you...

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cds & audio

Rick's debut solo CD!

NEW RELEASE!
RICK PICKS THE BEATLES
Order Your copy today!

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duos and collaborations

In addition to performing solo as both an instrumental fingerstyle guitarist and singer/guitarist, Cyge also collaborates in several duo configurations  and ensembles offering a broad palette of styles and musical experiences.

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teaching

I’ve been teaching acoustic fingerstyle guitar for over 40 years! I especially enjoy helping developing guitarists find their own “voice” on the guitar and develop techniques to create their own arrangements of songs and pieces of music as solo fingerstyle guitar pieces.

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contact

I look forward to hearing from you!

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IRONWOOD DEBUTS AT STEAKHOUSE89!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in gig news!

IRONWOOD DEBUTS AT STEAKHOUSE89!

Ironwood Performance Dates:

Wednesday, October 24, 9pm – midnight

Wednesday, November 14, 9pm – midnight

Late Night Music Series at Club89 at Steakhouse89

2620 W State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336     (928) 204-2000

Reservations: opentable.com

 

Fingerstyle guitarist Rick Cyge reunites with his partner in “Sedona Guitar Duo”, bassist/guitar player Steve Douglas and adds drummer/percussionist Kevin McQuaid to debut this exciting new trio, “Ironwood” at the new late night music series at Steakhouse89! If you like Cyge’s solo work or have enjoyed the Sedona Guitar Duo, you’ll love this new incarnation that rounds out their sound with a full rhythm section! Bring your dancing shoes as you won’t be able to sit still while listening to the nostalgic mix of “Baby Boomer Classics” – an enticing mix of popular favorites from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s.

You can expect to hear a generous helping of original arrangements of the music of The Beatles, Billy Joel, Sting, Eagles, Beach Boys, Eric Clapton and much more.

Rick Cyge, recently voted Best Musician in the 2018 Kudos Reader’s Choice Awards, is a popular and well respected performer in northern Arizona.  His new CD release, “Rick Picks The Beatles” features his arrangements of 35 songs from the Beatles’ repertoire for solo fingerstyle guitar.  He also performs in the duo, Meadowlark with his wife, flautist Lynn Trombetta.

Steve Douglas is a widely sought after musician in Sedona/Verde Valley.  Best known for his impressive prowess on both electric and standup bass, he is also a fine guitarist and has performed with Cyge as the Sedona Guitar Duo, creating a buzz at regional venues.

Versatile drummer/percussionist Kevin McQuaid is equally at home with a jazz trio, rock band, or acoustic ensemble and will also be featured on cello in Ironwood!

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