Saturday -- November 3

Clive Carroll

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $30

Friday -- October 5
Richard Smith

Dana Point Community House

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $30

Saturday -- August 25

Adam Rafferty

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $30

Sunday -- November 4
Clive Carroll

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $30

Annie Sellick &
​Pat Bergeson

Friday -- September 14
Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

Dana Point Community House

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $40

His incredible stylistic wealth is founded in a lifelong love for music.  Born in Beckenham, Kent, England in 1971, Richard started playing guitar at age 5 under the instruction of his father. Concentrating initially on the country picking of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis, young Richard digested everything he heard, learning even the most complicated of these tunes with ease confounding everyone with his dexterity.  It seemed that not only did he possess amazing physical skill, but a photographic musical memory as well.  Often, a single hearing was all it took to get a piece under his fingers, playing bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously creating a universe of sounds.
Richard first met his hero, the "Godfather" of fingerstyle guitar, Chet Atkins, when he was only eleven. Richard was invited by Chet to share the stage with him at Her Majesty's Theatre in London in front of an audience of 1,000.  At first, the master accompanied him, but later on he just listened in stunned silence while the child played Chet's own arrangements perfectly. 


By the time Richard reached his early 20s, both Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed began to refer to him as their "Hero"!
It's no surprise, that the hymns of praise subsequently never faded.  Now residing in Nashville, Richard tours the world as a Solo Artist
In 2001, Richard became the National Finger-style Guitar Champion in Winfield, Kansas. 
He was elected Thumbpicker of the Year in 2008 and inducted into the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame in Kentucky in 2009. He is also a recipient of the Golden Thumbpick Award by the Association of Fingerstyle Guitarists in California.
As a mainstay at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention in Nashville since 1991, where he has played with many world renowned artists including Nato Lima of Los Indios Tabajaras, sax legend Boots Randolph and John Jorgenson of Desert Rose Band and Elton John Band fame. He has also performed with other great musicians such as Marcel Dadi, Tommy Tedesco, Thom Bresh, Joe Pass, Biréli Lagrène, Bryan Sutton, Les Paul, Mark O'Connor, Sam Bush, Martin Taylor, Jorge Morel, Suzy Bogguss, Muriel Anderson, Guy Van Duser, Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten, Tony McManus and Buster B. Jones and shared the bill with a host of others, most notably Steve Morse, Albert Lee, Paco Peña, Barney Kessel, David Russell and Johnny Hiland & Tommy Emmanuel.

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Richard smith

The Slackers

Friday -- May 18
Annie & Pat

Dana Point Community House

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $40

Saturday -- May 19

Annie & Pat

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $40

Jazz vocalist phenom Annie Sellick &
and master guitarist Pat Bergeson

The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

Literally THE Best Lineup Of Top Guitar Players Anywhere!  Period!

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Saturday -- September 15

Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $40

"The Best of the Best"

All show dates subject to change

Saturday -- April 14

Joe Robinson

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $30

adam rafferty

Webmaster's favorite artist - DO NOT MISS THESE SHOWS - IT IS A MORAL IMPERATIVE !!!

Sunday -- April 15
Joe Robinson

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $30

clive carroll

Sunday -- September 16
Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $40

Saturday -- June 16
The Slackers

Mission Viejo Civic Center
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $30

Sunday -- October 7
Richard Smith

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $30

Joe Robinson was born in Temagog, New South Wales, Australia. He started playing piano at the age of six, only because he was told his fingers were too small to play the guitar.  At aged ten, he quit piano and began to play the guitar. He outgrew his guitar teacher in less than 12 months, and started to teach himself from the internet.  When he was 11 years old, Joe began touring with different Australian artists, including Tommy Emmanuel, who became his mentor. When Joe Robinson was 13, he won the Australian National Songwriting Competition.

 
In 2006 he recorded his debut album, titled Birdseed.  At age 17, Robinson won the 
Australia's Got Talent grand finale on 1 July 2008, performing a fingerstyle cover of "Classical Gas".  On 19 July 2009, Robinson was awarded the 2009 Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles.  
Needless to say, Joe is a very extraordinary talent not to be missed!


Friday -- April 13
Joe Robinson

Dana Point Community House

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $30

Webmaster's favorite artist - DO NOT MISS THESE SHOWS - IT IS A MORAL IMPERATIVE !!!

Friday -- June 15

The Slackers

Dana Point Community Center

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $30

Sunday -- August 26
Adam Rafferty

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $30


Clive is unquestionably one of the very best guitarists on the scene today!  Tommy Emmanuel recently came to England to have Clive accompany him on two songs on his upcoming "Duets" CD.   Tommy recently stated that Clive's "Red Guitar" CD would be one of his top picks to listen to if stranded on an island and that is really saying something about his opinion of Mr. Carroll.  Last year,  renown classical guitar master John Williams accompanied Clive on many tunes on his latest CD 
"The Furthest Tree" to rave reviews.  


Jim "Kimo" West & Ken Emmerson


Adam Rafferty was born January 26, 1969 and raised in Harlem, New York. His first inspiration was his father strumming a guitar.  By the age of 6, he was studying with Woody Mann and exploring blues and country music. A few years later Rafferty was introduced to classical guitar and in 1986, he enrolled at the State University of New York majoring in classical guitar.  By the time Rafferty finished college, he switched to electric guitar. He began to experiment with arranging pop songs, taking an approach that enabled him to play bass lines, melody, and middle voicings simultaneously. He brought to fingerstyle guitar the music he enjoyed as a kid: disco, funk, jazz, and R&B. 
On YouTube, his cover versions of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" received more than one million views!

Friday -- November 2
Clive Carroll

Dana Point Community House

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $30

Joe Robinson

Sunday -- May 20
Annie & Pat

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $40

Saturday -- October 6

Richard Smith

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $30


From Bach to Beatles, Barn-burners to Ballads Like Nobody You've Ever Seen!
Audiences delight, when world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose!
Having witnessed one of his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise about world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavours he will melt your heart- strings, make your toes tap and your jaws hanging open.  Richard's ever growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music from classical Bach to Beatles pop. It includes Scott Joplin Rags like Sousa marches, Chopin, Mozart and fiddle tunes. It ranges from jazz standards to Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed to Django Reinhardt gypsy swing, not to mention intriguing original music.  He delivers both, lightning fast barn-burners and beautiful ballads, occasionally spiced with astounding vocals.