On Sunday March 19th, 2017 at 4 PM in the auditorium of the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, local composer and the conservatory’s long time guitar instructor, Bill Gregg, will present ART OF THE GUITAR a concert of his finger style compositions for six and 12 string guitar. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to the conservatory.
In this solo concert Bill will feature new instrumental compositions for six and 12 string guitars as well as some older favorites. In a departure from his previous concert programs, in this show he will perform several songs he has written with guitar accompaniment.
Bill’s guitar works are reminiscent of Will Ackerman and Leo Kottke without being at all derivative. His years of performing and teaching classical music lend a formal quality to his compositions, while blues and ragtime influences make the pieces lively and accessible. Bill has written over 200 songs, and at this concert will sing several powerful songs in addition to the instrumentals.
In lieu of a tickets with a fixed price, the conservatory and Mr. Gregg are asking those attending the concert to simply make a donation at the door to support the conservatory and its mission of bringing music, art and dance to the community.
Bill Gregg taught guitar in the early years of the conservatory’s existence, left to pursue a career in biotechnology and returned to the TCFA faculty in 2003. In addition to teaching multiple string instruments he performs traditional Appalachian folk music and acoustic blues. This April he will present a blues workshop at the 73rd New England Folk Festival near Boston. This summer his 15 year old fiddle student, Clark Benjamin, will perform and present fiddle classes at the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame in Osceola New York.