World’s Foremost Acoustic Guitarists Visit Folsom for International Guitar Night

Guitarists who want to feel inadequate are hereby summoned to Folsom’s Harris Center for a night of six-stringed wizardry. One of the featured artists on this year’s International Guitar Night ticket is Lulo Reinhardt—yes, from the lineage of the late jazz legend Django Reinhardt—whose playing recalls another time and place without sounding dated or derivative. He’ll be joined by the night’s founder, Brian Gore, an awesome player whose playing style combines folk, classical and jazz with seemingly little effort. German-born Andre Krengel—dubbed “the guitar wizard with magic hands“ by German press—also joins the distinctive cast to weave a spell of disparate music styles including (but most certainly not limited to) R&B, flamenco, rock ‘n’ roll and even gypsy-jazz. The multi-talented English guitarist Mike Dawes rounds out this able quartet of musicians. Dawes is most known for his uncanny ability to sound like a full band playing only one instrument. From percussion to bass, harmony to melody, Dawes sounds as if he’s got a couple of extra musicians hiding in his guitar case. Tickets start at $12 for students with valid ID and go up to $39 for premium seats, available at

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