Get Your Tickets: Fingerstyle Guitarist Rick Cyge performs music of The Beatles in Concert on Saturday, May 27th in Sedona!
West Sedona’s new dinner and music concert series continues this month as fingerstyle guitar master, Rick Cyge shares your favorites from The Beatles. Performed instrumentally on acoustic guitar with all the subtle harmonies and intricate counterpoint of their brilliant music, the evening promises an uplifting and nostalgic journey into shared musical memories of the past!
“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,” producer/guitarist Rick Cyge said. “This new music series is collaboration with two of West Sedona’s finest restaurants, Golden Goose American Grill and Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen and the treasure that is Greg Lawson Galleries. All are within a short walk or drive of one another. By purchasing concert tickets in advance, concert-goers will receive discount coupons for use for dinner the night of the show.”
With a Beatles repertoire of more than fifty of their songs, Cyge comments, “The hardest part of putting this concert set together is deciding which gems to include! Re-experience The Beatles’ vast and varied music from the early hit, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, to their later gems including ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’!”
Respected and admired by peers and fans for his playing finesse and prowess and as a composer and arranger known for his subtle and intricate approach to coaxing what often sounds like more than one guitar out of his instrument. “For this special concert I invite you to experience the “Fab Four” performed on one guitar!”
His love affair with the acoustic guitar began about fifty years ago when, barely old enough to handle a guitar, he first heard the likes of ‘Peter, Paul & Mary’ and the ‘Kingston Trio’. That was enough to get his attention and fire his imagination. “When I first heard The Beatles, I was barely 13 and my world was forever changed. ‘That’s what I want to do!’ I thought.”
Cyge has nine CDs to his credit, many with his wife in the duo, ‘Meadowlark,’ and numerous projects as a sideman in the studio for various artists. In the last few years, Cyge has recorded and released two self-produced solo fingerstyle guitar CDs, “GUITARtistry” and “GUITARtistry 2” featuring his guitar artistry through his arrangements of what he refers to as “Baby Boomer Classics” with a few original compositions included. The next recording project in cue is an entire CD of his own arrangements of the songs of The Beatles. “I’m very excited about this project as I devote my undivided attention to polishing and refining my versions of many of my favorite Beatles songs. I feel like a kid in a candy store; so much extraordinary music to choose from, so little space on a CD!” Cyge hopes to complete and release this recording before year’s end. This concert will be a glimpse into that adventure!
Greg Lawson Galleries features Lawson’s exquisite nature and wildlife photography created from travels to every corner of the world. Cyge commented, “The photography is an overwhelming feast for the eye! I am excited to be performing in this inspiring setting.”
Dinner at either restaurant is optional, and note that the concert is at a separate location. The Golden Goose American Grill is located in west Sedona at 2545 W. Hwy 89A. Reservations strongly suggested allowing time for both dining and the concert during the evening. Please call 928-282-1447. Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen is nearby at 2675 W. State Route 89A, (928) 862-4009, first come, first served.
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.