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Fall 2008
"Here's What Happened"
2016
DEC 24, 9:30AM-2:30PM Daniel and Francesca perform Christmas Eve Brunch for Saratoga Country Club
DEC 18, 3PM DR hosts HOLIDAY CONCERT for Sacramento Guitar Society
DEC 10, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine, 
Bar and Bistro in Folsom
NOV 20, 3PM DR hosts Open Stage for Sacramento Guitar Society
NOV 19, 6-9PM DR performs solo ambiance for artists reception, Gold
Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St., Placerville, CA
NOV 18, 6-8PM Daniel and Francesca perform in Folsom for the Gallery
 at 48 Natoma's Opening and Reception, “The Art of Illustrations”
NOV 12, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine,
 Bar and Bistro in Folsom
OCT 16, 3PM DR hosts Open Stage for Sacramento Guitar Society
OCT 15, 8PM DR hosts DUO DELORO at the Harris Center for Sacramento Guitar Society
OCT 8, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
SEP 24, 4-7PM DR performs for private celebration, Sun City Lincoln Hills at Kilaga Springs Lodge.
SEP 18, 3PM DR hosts Open Stage for Sacramento Guitar Society
SEP 10, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
SEP 4, 12:30 - 4:30PM DR performs romantic music for Debi Quartaroli's engagement party in Napa, CA
SEP 3, 6-8:30PM DR performs for wedding reception in Placerville, CA
SEP 2, 4-7PM DR performs for private wedding in Sacramento and Carmichael  
SEP 2, 10AM DR in presentation on SGS for Dell Webb Theater Goers Group for Hank Starr at The Retreat, 3240 Kennerleigh Parkway, Roseville.
SEP 1 6-9PM DR provides music for corporate event in Olympic Valley
AUG 21, 3PM DR hosts Open Stage for Sacramento Guitar Society
AUG 20, 5-8PM DR provides music for private event in Carmichael.
AUG 16, 7PM Daniel and Richard Gilewitz perform in concert for Sun City Lincoln Hills at Kilaga Springs Lodge.
AUG 15, 8PM DR in concert with Richard Gilewitz at Pete's Music Center, Yuba City, CA.
AUG 14, 7PM DR in concert with Richard Gilewitz at The Strum Shop, Roseville, CA.
AUG 13, 8PM DR's annual Lick Observatory concert on Mt. Hamilton, with guest artist
Richard Gilewitz. SOLD OUT!
AUG 12, 8PM DR in concert with Richard Gilewitz at Mighty Fine Guitars, Lafayette, CA.
AUG 11, 5PM DR joins Richard Gilewitz workshop and concert at Nicholson Music Co. and Nicholson MusiCafe in Folsom, CA.
AUG 5, 10AM DR performs in a solo concert at Folsom Public Library
JUL 17, 1-5PM DR hosts luthiers in special event for Sacramento Guitar Society.
JUL 9, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
JUN 25 5PM DR performs for a wedding in Rescue, CA.
JUN 17 6-8PM DR performs at private party in Folsom
JUN 11, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
MAY 15, 3PM DR hosts SGS SPRING CONCERT
MAY 14, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
MAY 11, Noon  DR performs in concert with Sacramento Guitar Society at Westminster Presbyterian Church's Music at Noon, 13th at N, Sacramento.  
APR 17, DR hosts SGS Meeting and guitar Orchestra rehearsal
APR 9, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
APR 2, 6:30-7:30PM DR and Steve Homan perform at Concerts in the Corin Courtyard at Mondavi Center, Davis, CA During the day I help Sharon Isbin with her soundcheck for her 8pm concert. 
MAR 20, 3PM DR hosts SGS YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE
MAR 19, 6-7:15PM DR performs for Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA.
MAR 18, 6-8PM Daniel and Francesca perform in Folsom for the Gallery at 48 Natoma's 
Opening and Reception, "Sierra Nevada Fine Furniture Makers Guild"
MAR 14, early morning! DR and Francesca in presentation to students and faculty of Rosemont H.S., Sacramento.
MAR 12, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
MAR 7, 3:30PM DR plays Brennan and and Katy's wedding, Citizen Hotel, Sacramento. 
FEB 22, 7PM DR and Francesca in presentation to Sacramento Club 2636 Latham Drive.
FEB 21, 1-5 PM DR hosts SGS Meeting and guitar Orchestra rehearsal
FEB 20, 9am-2PM DR judges 2016 MSC Guitar Evaluations, Davis, CA.
FEB 18, 6-9PM DR performs romantic music for Wine Maker's Dinner at Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
FEB 13, 7:30PM DR introduces Laurence Juber and Peppino D'Agostino in concert at Harris Center
JAN 31, 1-3PM DR hosts a Michael Chapdelaine guitar workshop for SGS
JAN 17, 1-5PM DR hosts SGS Meeting and guitar Orchestra rehearsal
JAN 9, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom

2015
NEW YEARS EVE, 7PM -12AM Daniel and Francesca perform romantic music for Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast Inn, 581 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, CA 95667. (530) 622-3456.
DEC 24, 9AM Daniel and Francesca perform Christmas Eve Brunch for Saratoga Country Club
DEC 13, 3PM DR hosts Grammy-winning guitarist MARK HANSON fingerstyle guitar workshop at The Strum Shop, Roseville, CA.
DEC 12, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro in Folsom
DEC 5, 3PM DR hosts SGS HOLIDAY CONCERT featuring the Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra
NOV 15, 1-5PM DR hosts SGS Meeting and guitar Orchestra rehearsal
NOV 14, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro in Folsom
OCT 24, 7:30PM DR introduces George Sakellariou and Jon Mendle in concert at Harris Center
OCT 18, 1-5PM DR hosts SGS Meeting and Guitar Orchestra rehearsal
OCT 10, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro in Folsom
SEP 24-28, La Guitarra California, San Luis Obispo
SEP 20, DR hosts SGS Meeting and guitar Orchestra rehearsal
SEP 19, 6PM DR performs for Music Teachers' Association of California at Bacchus House
SEP 17, 6-9PM DR performs romantic music for Wine Maker's Dinner at Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
SEP 12, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro in Folsom
AUG 22, 8AM DR leads SGS participation in Race for the Arts
AUG 15, 5PM DR performs for Race for the Arts Kick-Off at Pavilions Shopping Center
AUG 16, 1-5PM DR hosts SGS Meeting and guitar Orchestra rehearsal
AUG 8, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro in Folsom
JUL 11, 5-8PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro in Folsom
JUL 10, 6PM DR performs solo for the Gallery at 48 Natoma new exhibit reception in Folsom.
Father's Day, 4-7PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine and Bistro in Folsom
JUN 20, 5-9PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro in Folsom
JUN 14, 4PM Daniel and Francesca play in Turlock for for Samantia & Joshua's wedding
JUN 13, 7PM DR in shared house concert with Gordon Roland and Doug Wendt, at Arlo "Chip" Lusby's house, 60 Gold Dust Trail, Sutter Creek, big Victorian house. Ragtime fan. 209-267-8193. $25.
JUN 6, DR performs solo for the wedding of Brian and Carly at Tremont Church, Dixon, CA
MAY 17, 3PM DR introduces 2015 Spring Concert of Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra  
MAY 10, DR plays Mother's Day Brunch at Emeritus/Brookdale Assisted Living in Folsom
MAY 2, DR serves as adjudicator for Classical Gala West Classical Guitar Festival & Competition, Walnut Creek, California
APR 23, 5-9PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro in Folsom
APR 13, DR brings Eliot Fisk to Davis High School and CSUS Guitar program
APR 12, 3PM DR introduces Eliot Fisk for Sacramento Guitar Society
APR 11, 5:30-8PM DR performs romantic music for Gallery Reception at The Bag Lady, 627 Sutter St., Folsom
APR 3, 5-9PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro in Folsom
MAR 25, 12-1PM  DR joins Gordon Rowland and Friends at Westminster Presbyterian Church Music at Noon
MAR 8, All Day DR adjudicates 11th Annual SBGS GuitarFest
FEB 15, DR presents Michael Chapdelaine Guitar Workshop at Nicholson MusiCafe on behalf of 
Sacramento Guitar Society and Kremona USA
FEB 14, 8PM DR introduces Michael Chapdelaine and Motoshi Kosako at Harris Center for SGS
FEB 13, 5-9PM DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro in Folsom
JAN 28, 6:30PM DR performs for restauranteur's exhibition at Citizen Hotel, Sacramento  
JAN 23, 6PM Daniel and Francesca perform in Folsom for the Gallery at 48 Natoma's 
Opening and Reception, "Artful Women Fiber Exhibit "
JAN 15, 4:30PM DR plays for Open House for Wells Fargo's new branch in Folsom, 2295 Iron Point Rd.

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Roest-Gilewitz Tour
Summer 2016

What a delight it was go on a six day, eleven event, five county road trip with the wonderful Florida-based steel-string guitarist, Richard Gilewitz!

I had presented Richard twice before, ten years ago in a house concert and eight years ago at Lick Observatory. It was time for him to return! I landed us another couple concerts in driving distance and it was just a matter of filling the other days from August 11-through the 16th. So our tour T-shirts would have read:

2016 Roest-Gilewitz Tour (RG would probably prefer "Gilewitz-Roest Tour")
Aug. 11 Folsom - Nicholson Music Co.
Aug. 12 Layayete - Mighty Fine Guitars
Aug. 13 Lick Observatory
Aug. 14 Roseville - The Strum Shop
Aug, 15 Yuba City - Pete's Music Center, Yuba City High School, River Valley School
Aug. 16 Lincoln - Kilaga Springs Resort at Sun City Lincoln Hills

 I was glad to have a tune up solo concert at the Library in my home town a few days ahead of Richard's arrival to road-test my repertoire. Since Richard plays the 12-string including slide and the 6-string acoustic, and I play the nylon string classical, the audiences got a good spread of sounds and styles throughout the night. Gilewitz has an uncanny ability to entertain - lightning chops, quick wit, zany humor and entertaining tales of the road. Sometimes the tour was easy and sometimes not so much. It was so hot Monday in Yuba City, I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking. Richard joked that he left Florida to get away from the heat. 

Richard is very generous with his audiences and hosts, and he typically gives out goodies from his three major sponsors, L.R. Baggs, D'Addario and Shubb, plus from his seven CDs.

Once again, my dear friend Herb Tanimoto came up for the sold out Lick concert to produce the sound amplification and spend the night on the mountain, something only the artists are invited to do.

Richard used a slide on the 12-string and had the audience laughing at his stories from start to finish. With a huge range of moods and styles, he holds his audiences enchanted throughout. Almost as soon as he returned to Florida he was traveling again. I always learn a lot from working with other guitarists, especially such a veteran of the road as Gilewitz. 

As SGS Artistic Director, I produced this guitar orchestra rehearsal for the August meeting, then an Open Stage after the rehearsal - very gratifying to see it come together! This is the The Clara Auditorium in Midtown Sacramento. Sixteen guitarists follow the baton of Sean O'Connor.
It's the little brick & mortar stores like Pete's Music Center in Yuba City that need a hand - great staff focused on local music education.
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 The Strum Shop is a wonderful music shop in Roseville with a very active series of classes and performances. We played a concert there surrounded by banjos and ukuleles. Ukuleles have exploded in popularity.
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Sound check at Lick Observatory
 atop Mt. Hamilton, California
"Daniel Roest was kind enough to bring me out to Northern California recently as he often does with many fine artists. He is a true feather in the cap for any community he touches and is a prime example of how the arts are destined to live on through individuals like him who are willing to selflessly give their time and effort to promote music through education and performances.

Professional, organized and easy to work with, Daniel is a terrific player and relaxed performer. I look forward to working with him again in the future." 

—Richard Gilewitz
I loved working with  multi-talented host-presenter-guitarist and high end guitar shop owner Stevie Coyle, who produced a wonderful concert or us at his high-end Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette, CA.
  If you look closely at the guitar I'm holding, you'll notice it is not the Matsuoka I've had since 1973, but a new guitar just made in Fort Bragg by Brian Burns. I met him through my old teacher Robert Burns, no relation. It has very special qualities, and he was overjoyed I had played it in concerts and talked up his work. It's No. 24, and he calls it "Grandpop's guitar." He and his wife had these bookshelves her dad built that they carried from house to house for decades, and he asked her recently if he could use the wood for guitar tops - and it worked out wonderfully. There are even two finishing nail holes visible on the face, which he plugged neatly. On the bell curve of luthier styles from intuitive to scientific, Brian would be on the scientific, measure-everything-and-collect-data end of the spectrum. Here's his video discussing guitar building.
A big part of the success of our shows was the sound we wrangled out of the various PA systems we used, and Richard is very, very good at it. Pictured above in Lincoln is our basic stage setup - my AT 3031 condenser mic in the center, my Brian Burns No. 24 on the right and his Rod Shenk 12-string on the left. On the floor, he used an LR Baggs Venue and a Roland delay pedal. Also showing is a  floor monitor and my Zoom H2 recorder.
In April 2016 I got to do a concert at UC Davis immediately before Sharon Isbin's concert with the New York Chamber Soloists at 8pm. I traded solos with jazz guitarist Steve Homan. During the day I assisted with Sharon's sound check, playing onstage as she walked around the 1200-seat auditorium checking volume and tone. 
What fun my brothers Mark and Franklin and I had in April! Biking, canoeing and flying, going to a fine furniture makers exhibition in Folsom (below), seeing their nephew Craig plus just hanging out. Next April we'll go down to Ojai for a concert I'm sharing with Dr. Gregory Newton.
Here's a shot from the April 2016 SGS meeting at Sac Prep Music Academy's new location at the The Clara in Midtown - Anatoliy Yevsyukov brought his Russian-speaking guitar students to perform.
Francesca and I were in Sacramento at Rosemont High School in March, filling in for a scheduled artist who couldn't make it on an early Monday morning. Jumping into performing and teaching with short one day's notice happens more than you'd think!
I'm President and Artistic Director of the Sacramento Guitar Society, a job that has joys and challenges. Among the joys are interacting with and supporting some of the top guitarists in the world and those on the way up. Just a few from 2015-16:
Arthur Dente​
Eliot Fisk
George Sakellariou
Michael Chapdelaine
Steve Homan
At the Sierra Nevada Fine Furniture Makers Guild exhibition in Folsom, my son Craig with two of his four uncles, Franklin (always the tallest in the family) and Mark.