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Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 8/20/2009
Enjoy two performances by guitar aficianado, Dorian Michael at the Bend Public Library on September 12 at 2:00pm and at the Sunriver Area Public Library on September 13 at 1:30 pm. These programs are free and open to the public.
Michael started playing guitar as a seven-year old in Los Angeles just as folk music was enjoying a renaissance. He has been a working guitarist for four decades and in that time has played plenty of blues and folk, jazz and rock and roll. Michael has a huge variety of playing experience, from smokey honky-tonks to theater orchestra pits.
At some point along the way he started playing a few solo fingerstyle instrumentals. He calls his music "contemporary traditional.” His original music reflects his interest in a variety of musical styles. His influences come through in his original material, but it grows from rather than mimics, the artist he admires. When he plays someone else's music or a traditional piece he always manages to add a few surprises. "Some music makes you feel, some makes you think and some music is just for the fun of it. I try to get to all those places in the space of a performance," says Michael.
|Click the video to the left to see Dorian in action.|
To check out more audio and video from Dorian, visit his site.
For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.