Rick Cyge in Concert!
Saturday, April 28th at 6pm
First Parish UU in Bridgwater, MA
This is an exciting event for me! I am returning to New England for the first time in many years and my good friend, David Wilson is producing my concert – the first performance I’ve done in the Boston area in over 12 years! It will also serve as a sort of reunion for all my “family of friends” from the Wood & Strings era of the 80s.
During that magical time, I opened and ran the Wood & Strings Music Center which was a folk music school, guitar and music shop and concert venue. Through Wood & Strings, I made so many wonderful friends and got to meet, produce concerts for and occasionally perform with many of the region’s finest talent. I had an amazing staff of teachers and employees, without whom, I would never been able to pull off the ambitious project of W&S. I sold W&S in 1988 and moved to Arizona, eventually settling in Sedona – a beautiful place where I am now blessed to live.
In the past 30 years, I’ve performed as part of a duo/ensemble, Meadowlark, with my lovely wife, flautist Lynn Trombetta and as a solo instrumental fingerstyle guitarist. I have very occasionally performed as a singer/guitarist. In this nostalgic concert, I will be sharing my fingerstyle guitar music but also mixing in some of my old favorite songs from the W&S era and beyond.
This event, as mentioned above will be more than a concert. My performance will be followed by a Song Circle in the tradition of “The Music Loft” I hosted on Thursday evenings above the shop. The song Circle will be unamplified and all participants will share music with the group. I expect many friends from the Wood & Strings days to participate (hint!). This part of the evening is open to all to perform but interested musicians must sign up at the beginning of the evening on a first come, first serve basis. Audience members who attend the concert are invited to stay and enjoy listening to the participants of the Song Circle.
I look forward to seeing everyone there!Read More »