“TFAC Outdoors” presents an evening of solo guitaristsPublished 10:00pm Thursday, May 29, 2014
Concerts in Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Peterson Amphitheater continue as TFAC Outdoors presents Chris Padgett with Noah Stockdale as the opening act on Thursday, June 5 at 8 p.m. in the intimate open air venue.
Chris Padgett toured nationwide for five years with powerhouse indie duo, The StereoFidelics, and performed well over 1,000 shows during that time. Described by Elizabeth Pandolfi of Charleston City Paper as “something of a magician on the guitar,” Padgett has a style reminisicent of Leo Kottke, Al Di Meola, and Clarence White. Pandolfi says Padgett is “as comfortable with rock’n’roll riffs as he is with gypsy music, as adept at finger picking as he is classical.”
As a singer/songwriter Padgett displays ingenuity, diversity, and craftsmanship over his instrument and is at home with classical, flamenco, American primitivism, and folk music, demonstrating mastery in syncopated finger picking style as well as thrash flat-picking.
Opening the evening will be singer/songwriter Noah Stockdale. Lichty Guitars says of Stockdale, “his sound, style, and lyrics are reminiscent of Paul Simon, and yet his originality shines through brilliantly with each carefully crafted song.” Stockdale’s music is steeped in poetics, anchored in intricate fingerpicking, and adorned with colorful harmonies.
The June 5th concert is part of the spring TFAC Outdoors series. Concessions will be available. The TFAC spring amphitheater series will conclude on Sunday June 8 with Stories by the Campfire, a family event complete with s’mores, songs, and stories by the fire. For all events in the amphitheater, please leave dogs and coolers at home. Programs will move indoors in case of rain. For more information, visit www.tryonarts.org or call 828-859-8322.
– article submitted
by Marianne Carruth