International Fingerstyle Guitar Champ = Richard Smith!


​Richard started playing the guitar at the age of 5 and has never looked back. Focusing early on with the fingerstyle guitar techniques of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, he began transcribing classical music, Jazz, the gypsy style of Django Reinhardt and continued his drive to master other styles such as bluegrass, ragtime, the blues and even Sousa marches. Nothing is too difficult for this amazing musician! Now a seasoned performer in his forties with thousands of performances worldwide to his credit, Richard has become renowned the world over for his mastery of instrument and for his superbly entertaining shows.



​Played with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Nato Lima, Boots Randolph, Tommy Emmanuel, John Jor­genson, Marcel Dadi, Tommy Tedesco, Joe Pass, Biréli Lagrène, Mark O'Connor, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Martin Taylor, Jorge Morel, Earl Klugh, Suzy Bogguss, Victor Wooten, John Cowan and countless more.  

British Fingerstyle - Guitar Master And Showman Extraordinaire!

GUITARIST Magazine: Acoustic fingerstylist's latest virtuoso release
It's been a while since we heard from Clive Carroll - 2009's Life in Colour having established him as one of the foremost acoustic players around today. But it was worth the wait, becauseThe Furthest Tree is an absolute gem. The album begins with a tribute to Clive's mentor, John Renbourn, who passed away last year. Entitled The Abbot's Hymn (Renbourn was known as 'The Abbot' because of his fondness for an East Anglian ale of the same name), it's a wonderful introduction to an album chock full of superb playing and outstanding compositions. Take, for instance, A Renaissance Suite, an eight-minute classically influenced duet with special guest, John Williams. Then there's The Adventures of Wilfred, an up-tempo fretboard workout that highlights Carroll's fleet-fingered fretboard abilities to the max. As far as skill beyond the call of duty is concerned, check out the track A Winter Carol, on which Clive plays two separate melodies together on the same fretboard, and listen in wonder! 

"The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better."  -- Chet Atkins, CGP 

"If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith! The world champion!" --  Tommy Emmanuel, CGP
 "Guitar playing at its finest. Don't miss this one." -- Doyle Dykes 

Joe Robinson plays guitar like Ali boxed, like Einstein knew theoretical physics and like Hitchcock made movies.  From the backwoods of Temagog, New South Wales - Australia he possesses sheer six-string ability and compositional insight, which has already earned him a world-wide following.  That fact is underscored by his winning 1st prize on Australia's Got Talent in 2008 and the Australian National Songwriting Competition at the tender age of 13.  Robinson continues to take quantum leaps in his songwriting and performance skills. The gifted young virtuoso has redefined himself as a budding pop-world visionary, deftly walking a tightrope between the stellar instrumental music that's put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz, country and R&B that's entirely his own.  Performance art at it's very best!

Friday -- Sept 18
Dana Point Community House
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
Tickets $40

Friday -- May 1
Dana Point Community House
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
Tickets $30

The return of the FINEST and most ENTERTAINING group ever  !

Saturday -- June 13
Mission Viejo Civic Center
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Tickets $30

Clive Carroll

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The Black Market Trust is a five member jazz band based in Los Angeles. Since the 2012 release of their all instrumental debut album "The Black Market Trust," a milestone in the genre of gypsy jazz, the band has gone on to record two more albums, maintain a busy touring schedule, and have their music featured on TV shows like the ABC television series "Happy Endings" and the Hulu original program "Casual." The band features the Django Reinhardt inspired gypsy sound of acoustic instruments, and infuses classics from the Great American Songbook with intricate vocal harmonies inspired by The Beach Boys, and other artists influential to the group. Their sophomore album "II" featured a Top Ten hit on the Adult Contemporary charts, a signature version of "Route 66".

June 12, 13 & 14

Superstamp lead guitarist!
Carl Verheyen is a member of that elite (and shrinking) group of musicians known as "session guitarists." Super-qualified pickers, they're the hired guns brought in for the most demanding and important recording dates.
They command triple-scale fees, but work in a pressure cooker where time is money, where skillsets call for expertise in blues, jazz, pop, country, rock, and orchestral situations, where producers and composers presume tone, touch, and technique on tap, and where players are routinely expected to one moment sight-read pages with more black than white, and in next deliver an authentic metal-shred vibe.

May 1 & 2

Black Market Trust

Upcoming Shows:

Saturday -- May 16
Mission Viejo Civic Center
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Tickets $40

Friday -- June 12
Dana Point Community House
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
Tickets $30

Saturday -- May 2
Mission Viejo Civic Center
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Tickets $30

Transatlantic Trio

Enjoy the following:

* Reserved seating for the best seats even with late show arrival!
* Additional seats for you and friends to be seated together!
* Rollover ticket options available if missing a show


Call Tim Now 949-842-2227

October 16 & 17

Sunday -- June 14
Sherman Library & Gardens
Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 2:30 pm​
Tickets $30

Literally THE best lineup of Top Guitar Players Anywhere. Period.

Friday -- Oct 16
Dana Point Community House
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
Tickets $30

March 27 & 28

Joe Robinson

Richard Smith

Acoustic Eidolon

August 8 only

Joscho is a german Jazz guitarist who plays mainly modern gypsy jazz, much influenced by Django Reinhardt.  Great jazz musicians such as Paquito de Rivera, James Carter, Charlie Mariano or Grady Tate enthusiastically praised the talented newcomer after performing together.He has toured Australia with top guitarists Martin Taylor and Tommy Emmanuel and has performed with his own bands (trio to quintett) on numerous important European festivals (among others in Slovenia, Italy, France, Poland and the UK).  His concert appearances in New York’s Lincoln Center or the American country capital Nashville were equally well-received, as were his perfomances in the New Yorker jazz shrine Birdland.

For more than 25 years, first-call guitarist Verheyen has made his mark as one of L.A.'s most successful studio players. In that time, he has crossed enumerable musical boundaries and amassed an impressive array of credits. His playing graces albums by everyone from the Bee Gees to Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton to Glenn Frey, Cher to Dave Grusin, and Tiffany to Victor Feldman. Moreover, he is heard on the soundtracks of prominent films including The Milagro Beanfield Wars, The Crow, Moscow on the Hudson, Ratatouille, Blow, and Stand and Deliver, as well as iconic TV shows such as "Laverne and Shirley" and "Cheers."
Unlike most of his contemporaries, Verheyen does not toil in anonymity. Instead, he has chosen the path less traveled but more rewarded - the one pursued by predecessors like Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Howard Roberts, and Steve Lukather. For more than a decade, Carl has maintained a strong global presence as a solo artist, composer, virtuoso guitar player and bandleader, touring internationally with his own group and as a member of Supertramp, which he joined in 1985.

Sunday -- May 17
Sherman Library & Gardens
Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 2:30 pm​
Tickets $40

May 15, 16 & 17

3 Top Headliners In One Show!


Three of the world's most stellar acoustic guitarists are coming together for the first time this month for what promises to be one of the most extraordinary shows we've ever presented. This Trio features International Fingerstyle Champion - Richard Smith,  German Gypsy Jazz Master - Jocho Stephen and Multi Instrumentalist and first call Nashville session player - Rory Hoffman.  Get your tickets early and bring your friends! 

 Early Sell outs expected!

April 17, 18 & 19

Saturday -- Oct 17
Mission Viejo Civic Center
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Tickets $30

Another Stellar Evening With International Guitar/Cello Duo! 


Extraordinary Musicianship, Song Writing, Vocals & Engaging Stories behind the compositions.  Truly Enjoyable Entertainment!

Saturday -- Sept 19
Mission Viejo Civic Center
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Tickets $40

Saturday -- Aug 8
Mission Viejo Civic Center
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Tickets $40

Since 2002

Season Tickets: 

Carl Verheyen

September 18 & 19

Joscho Stephan Trio

  • 1999 AFG Golden Thumbpick Award
  • 2001 National Finger­style Guitar Champion
  • 2008 Thumbpicker of the Year
  • 2009 National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame Induction
  • ​​Contributing Writer For Guitar Publications World-Wide

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100% of Proceeds to go Artist(s)
Contribution: $5.00

Friday -- May 15
Dana Point Community House
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
Tickets $40

All show dates subject to change