Infinity Brings Acclaimed Guitarist To Jamestown

Richard Gilewitz, who’s been called one of the most unique and humorous performers in the contemporary acoustic scene, will be coming to Jamestown for two days, Thursday and Friday.

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts has scheduled two workshops with Gilewitz on Thursday and Friday from 4-5 p.m. on both days.

The lecture-style workshops are designed for all levels of player and explore a variety of elements, including his unique right-hand position, which is a compilation of the classical-style guitar teachings, and syncopated/percussive influences.

Not only will Gilewitz be in town for the workshops, he’ll also provide an Infinity Cafe performance Friday from 7-9 p.m. Infinity students are welcome to attend each of the workshops for free. There will be a $5 fee for non-Infinity attendees who attend each workshop. The concert at the Infinity Cafe on Friday night is a free event and is open to the public.

Gilewitz entertains his audiences with finger-style gymnastics while spinning yarns too unbelievable not to be true. His performances are filled with amazing chops, humor and a history of the acoustic guitar from blues to folk, traditional to classical and somewhere in between. His use of banjo-style picking patterns, classical arpeggios, tapping and harmonics, as well as a rhythmic and percussive approach, bring a fresh impression to the listener. He is respected worldwide for his command of the six- and 12-string guitar.

For more information, call Infinity at 664-0991.