Music Scene: Chris Proctor, more
A master of both the 6- and 12-sting guitar, Chris Proctor will perform Saturday, March 8, at the KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave.
Proctor’s compositions have wide-ranging influences including jazz, pop, classical, ethnic, according to chrisproctor.com, which also offers lists of Proctor’s performance history and recordings.
Although the guitar was merely an “occasional diversion” for Proctor in his pre-teen and early teen years, it wasn’t until he “stumbled across the country blues, and experienced the epiphany to which instrumental players so commonly testify afterwards,” Proctor’s online bio said.
Forty years later, the Utah-based Proctor is a U.S. National Fingerstyle Champion. (Fingerstyle guitar is the technique of playing directly with contact of the fingertips, rather than using a pick).
Proctor’s most recent album, “Close and Personal Friends” (August 2012), received rave reviews from audiences and the guitar press.
“Ten CDs on Flying Fish, Windham Hill, Rounder and Sugarhouse Records, his victory in the U.S. National Fingerstyle Championship, his books, DVD’s, videos, magazine articles, and endorsements all testify to Chris’s standing as one of the elite solo guitar composers, arrangers, and performers of the day,” the bio says.
Doors to Saturday’s show will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Guest Billy Pogany will open the show.
Tickets cost $12 in advance, and $15 at the door.
Go to kafmradio.org or call 241-8801, ext. 223, for tickets and information.