Get Your Tickets: Singer/Guitarist Rick Cyge Concert Saturday, October 28 in Sedona!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in gig news!



Tickets

(please use drop down menu below to select # of tickets desired.

DO NOT select the quantity of tickets desired on the paypal screen.)



West Sedona’s newest music concert series continues the fall season with a performance by singer/guitarist Rick Cyge and Special Guest, Tim Doyle Jr. on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Cyge, a veteran of the Boston folk and acoustic music scene of the 1980’s will take you back to that magical time with an evening of poignant and nostalgic songs! Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Greg Lawson Gallereum in West Sedona.

Cyge has established himself in Sedona and northern Arizona as a popular and respected instrumental fingerstyle guitarist with a large variety of Baby Boomer classic songs uniquely arranged for solo guitar.

Although his focus over the past twenty-five years has been instrumental music, both as a soloist and in his guitar/flute duo with his wife, Lynn Trombetta as Meadowlark, his roots run deep in folk and acoustic music.

During his years in Boston and New England from 1969-1988,  Cyge spent much of his music career as a singer/guitarist, performing  his unique arrangements of classic and contemporary folk and singer/songwriter songs as well as his own compositions in folk clubs, coffeehouses and concerts.

His business venture, Wood & Strings Music Center, a folk music school, retail guitar and music store and concert venue quickly became one of the hubs for the vibrant folk and acoustic music scene.

Cyge came to know many of the upcoming singer/songwriters and singer/guitarists who later became well-established national artists.

Artists like Chris Smither, Patty Larkin, Nancy Griffith, John Gorka, and David Wilcox shaped Cyge’s own style and tastes in regards to repertoire and stage presence as he incorporated their songs into his sets.

In concerts today, Cyge’s keen ear for exceptional songs with well-crafted guitar accompaniment creates a memorable listening experience for his audiences.

Special guest, Tim Doyle Jr. from Scottsdale, Arizona will perform the opening set. Inspired by artists, bluesmen and journeyman-troubadours alike, Doyle continues to pick, sing and craft his way to a voice of his own, taking cues from several generations of blues, folk and singer-songwriters along the way.

The Gallereum in West Sedona is a Greg Lawson global image gallery and museum featuring old school photographic equipment and publishing artifacts dating from the mid-century. Join Rick Cyge and Tim Doyle, Jr.in the inspiring setting.

Cyge’s solo fingerstyle guitar CDs will be available at the event. GUITARtistry 2, Cyge’s latest, is a follow up to his debut CD as a solo guitarist, GUITARtistry.

It features a sampling of Cyge’s favorite songs and melodies from the Baby Boomer era (1950’s-80’s)  as Cyge performs his unique fingerstyle “Guitar Artistry” with intricate arrangements of music from Paul Simon, Elvis, The Eagles, Steely Dan, and more! See the track list and listen to samples at www.RickCyge.com.

Dinner reservations strongly suggested allowing time for both dining and the concert during the evening. Discount dinner coupons emailed with advance online ticket purchase.

The Golden Goose American Grill is located in west Sedona at 2545 W. Hwy 89A.

For dinner reservations please call, (928) 282-1447. Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen is nearby at 2675 W. State Route 89A, (928) 862-4009.

Ticket price is $15. Each  or two for $25, available online at www.RickCyge .com, (480) 481-9647 and during business hours at Greg Lawson Galleries, 2679 AZ-89A, Sedona, (928) 202-0340.

Read More »

Get Your Tickets: Sedona Guitar Duo in Concert on Saturday, September 30th in Sedona!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in gig news!

A Perfect Sedona Night Out,” a monthly dinner and music concert series features the Sedona Guitar Duo at Greg Lawson Gallereum in West Sedona on Saturday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets

(please use drop down menu below to select # of tickets desired. DO NOT select the quantity of tickets desired on the paypal screen.)


This new music concert series is collaboration between Earthsong Music, The Golden Goose American Grill, Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen and the treasure that is Greg Lawson Gallereum. “We have put together a perfect Sedona evening out for each night of the new monthly concert series which offers a memorable evening of dining, live music and stunning photographic art,” Cyge said. “All are within a short walk or drive of one another. By purchasing concert tickets in advance, concert-goers will receive discount coupons for the restaurants to use the evening of the show.”

Greg Lawson Gallereum features Lawson’s exquisite nature and wildlife photography created from travels to every corner of the world. In this inspiring setting, The Sedona Guitar Duo, featuring fingerstyle guitarist Rick Cyge and acoustic guitarist & bassist Steve Douglas, will perform their engaging and nostalgic instrumental arrangements of Baby Boomer Classics from The Beatles, Paul Simon, James Taylor, The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Beach Boys and more!

Over the past few years, Cyge, a versatile composer and arranger, has turned his focus to assembling a vast repertoire of fingerstyle guitar arrangements of the music of the Baby Boomer era. He explained, “My approach is to identify the key elements of the song, the melody, harmonic structure and rhythmic style and weave these elements into a solo guitar piece that marries those elements into a single cohesive guitar interpretation.  In addition to his ongoing solo fingerstyle performances around northern Arizona, Cyge performs in various duos around the region including the popular “Meadowlark” with wife, flutist Lynn Trombetta,  Seymour & Cyge, an acoustic vocal/guitar duo and Sedona Guitar Duo with Douglas.

Douglas has earned his reputation in Arizona as a much sought after upright and electric bassist, performing frequently with various regional jazz, gypsy jazz and pop music ensembles and vocalists.  He also has created a trio, Pop Goes Vivaldi, for which he pens classical style arrangements for flute, cello and acoustic guitar of popular songs by artists including The Beatles, Elton John, Cat Stevens and Moody Blues.

The Gallereum in West Sedona is a Greg Lawson global image gallery and museum featuring “old school” photographic equipment and publishing artifacts dating from the mid-century. Join the Sedona Guitar Duo as they stir up some spirited fun with their popular high-energy sound in the inspiring setting.

Dinner reservations strongly suggested, allowing time for both dining and the nearby concert during the evening. The Golden Goose American Grill is located in west Sedona at 2545 W. Hwy 89A. For dinner reservations please call, (928) 282-1447. Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen is nearby at 2675 W. State Route 89A, (928) 862-4009.

Ticket price is $15.00 each or two for $25.00, available at www.RickCyge.com; by calling 480-481-9647 and during business hours at Greg Lawson Gallereum, 2679 AZ-89A, Sedona, 928-202-0340.

Seating for the concert is limited so do not wait – purchase your tickets today!

Greg Lawson Gallereum, Concert Location, 2679 West State Route 89A, Sedona, 928-202-0340.

Golden Goose American Grill, 2545 W. State Route 89A, Sedona. Reservations strongly suggested allowing time for both dining and the concert during the evening. Please call 928-282-1447.

Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen, 2675 W State Route 89A, Sedona, 928-862-4009.

Read More »

Thank you for your brilliant music, Walter Becker! Here’s my fingerstyle guitar arrangement of Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in the music

Thank you for your brilliant music, Walter Becker!  Here’s my fingerstyle guitar arrangement of Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.


Walter Becker, together with Donald Fagen as Steely Dan created unique and brilliant music that set the bar to a new height for rock and roll. RIP, Walter, your music lives on and will continue to inspire us. Here’s an mp3 of my arrangement of Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, certainly one of your best known songs.

Read More »

CANCELLED

: Get Your Tickets: Fingerstyle Guitarist Rick Cyge’s “GUITARtistry” in Concert on Saturday, June 24th in Sedona!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in gig news!

This concert has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope that you will consider joining us in the fall when we resume the series!

There is a new dinner and music concert series cooking in west Sedona this season. Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. the event will feature the solo guitar artistry of Rick Cyge at Greg Lawson Galleries in West Sedona.

This new music concert series is collaboration between The Golden Goose American Grill, Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen and the treasure that is Greg Lawson Galleries. “We have put together a perfect Sedona evening out for each night of the new monthly concert series which offers a memorable evening of dining, live music and stunning photographic art,” Cyge said. “All are within a short walk or drive of one another. By purchasing concert tickets in advance, concert-goers will receive discount coupons for the restaurants to use the evening of the show.”

Greg Lawson Galleries features Lawson’s exquisite nature and wildlife photography created from travels to every corner of the world. In the inspiring setting, Cyge will perform his unique fingerstyle “Guitar Artistry” with arrangements of music from Paul Simon, Elvis, The Eagles, Steely Dan, and more! Listen to samples at www.RickCyge.com.  Cyge’s CDs will be for sale at the performance.

Over the past few years, Cyge, a versatile composer and arranger, has turned his focus to assembling a vast repertoire of fingerstyle guitar arrangements of the music of the Baby Boomer era. He explained, “My approach is to identify the key elements of the song, the melody, harmonic structure and rhythmic style and weave these elements into a solo guitar piece that marries those elements into a single cohesive guitar interpretation.  The first challenge is to identify songs that have the essential elements needed to create this type of arrangement.  Not all great songs work as instrumental pieces and conversely, some somewhat mediocre songs translate well as solo guitar pieces.  I do incorporate the use of a phrase sampler to accomplish this live with some very complex pieces such as The Beach Boys’ ‘California Girls’ where so much is happening that I need to layer some of the elements to get them all together – too much to pack into a single guitar part!  I also create rhythm sections for some pieces assembling bass, drum, and percussion parts to embellish the arrangements and record these using keyboards in the studio.  I use these mixes to accompany my live performance of those pieces, i.e., Steely Dan’s ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.’  In the end, it is always about the solo guitar arrangement of the song.”

Dinner reservations strongly suggested, allowing time for both dining and the nearby concert during the evening. The Golden Goose American Grill is located in west Sedona at 2545 W. Hwy 89A. For dinner reservations please call, (928) 282-1447. Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen is nearby at 2675 W. State Route 89A, (928) 862-4009.

Ticket price is $15.00 each or two for $25.00, available at www.RickCyge.com; by calling 480-481-9647 and during business hours at Greg Lawson Galleries, 2679 AZ-89A, Sedona, 928-202-0340.

Seating for the concert is limited so do not wait – purchase your tickets today!

Greg Lawson Galleries, Concert Location, 2679 West State Route 89A, Sedona, 928-202-0340.

Golden Goose American Grill, 2545 W. State Route 89A, Sedona. Reservations strongly suggested allowing time for both dining and the concert during the evening. Please call 928-282-1447.

Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen, 2675 W State Route 89A, Sedona, 928-862-4009.

Read More »