The fingerstyle Guitar Music of Rick Cyge

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

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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. Over the years he has blended influences as diverse as contemporary folk and pop, Celtic, Country Blues, New Age and World Music into a signature sound that is uniquely his own. Many of his own compositions are fingerstyle pieces in various open tunings.

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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!

GUITARtistry 2: The fingerstyle guitar music of Rick Cyge   
reg $20.00

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  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. We will explore open tunings, especially “DADGAD”, travis picking styles, and various other tools and techniques for creating your arrangements. For me, teaching at this level is as much about mentoring my students and guiding them on their own journey of exploration and discovery and making sure they are having a good time in that process! If you’d like to study with me, you can arrange lessons either in your home (if you live in the Sedona area) or online through Skype or other video calling services by clicking here!   Or… click on the logo -> GUITARtistry – Inspiring Guitar Lessons! GUITARtistry – Inspiring Guitar Lessons! GUITARtistry – Inspiring Guitar Lessons! Trusted and Verified Questions? Comments? Requests? Get in touch. Contact Now Brought to you...

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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. Meadowlark has been Cyge’s primary focus since teaming up with flautist Lynn Trombetta to create and perform original compositions, inspired by nature, with Celtic and world music influences. The newly formed Sedona Guitar Duo with guitarist/bassist Steve Douglas expands the music Cyge arranges for his solo GUITARtistry with the addition of Douglas’s keen ear for harmony and counterpoint.  Douglas weaves his guitar and bass work around Cyge’s strong foundation to create a more complex interpretation of the pieces. Seymour & Cyge teams Cyge with his “partner in crime”, singer/guitarist Chris Seymour to perform a nostalgic mix of songs from the Baby Boomer era on twin guitars and vocals.  In live performance, the banter between the two is reminiscent of the Smothers Brothers melding lighthearted humor into the...

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I look forward to hearing from you!

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

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in gig news!


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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.

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