: 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  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; 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.

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