Kent State Stark Hosts Virtual Guitar Weekend April 7-9

Guitar Weekend celebrates of all styles of guitar playing and features some of the most exciting guitarists in the world. 

Organized by Kent State Stark’s Music Department, Guitar Weekend features virtual Q&As and live performances hosted by Facebook Live.

All events are during Eastern Standard Time.
 

GUITAR WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 
YVETTE YOUNG
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Kick-off Kent State Stark’s Guitar Weekend with a Q&A and live performance by Covet leader and math-rock innovator, Yvette Young. This talented California musician is a fascinating player, creating multi-layered, cosmic sounds with her unique, two-handed tapping technique.

 
BILL FRISELL
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Bill Frisell is a living legend. His career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 50 years and many celebrated recordings, whose catalog has been cited by Downbeat as "the best-recorded output of the decade." The breadth of such performing and recording situations is a testament not only to his singular guitar conception, but his musical versatility as well.

 
MARK LETTIERI
Friday, April 9, 2021

Mark Lettieri is a guitarist, composer, producer, and instructor based in Fort Worth, TX. Proficient in a multitude of styles, he records and performs in virtually every genre of popular music with both independent and major-label artists. He also composes and produces original instrumental music under his own name. Lettieri joined jazz/world group Snarky Puppy in 2008, where he contributes as guitarist, arranger and composer. 
 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GUITARISTS FEATURED AT GUITAR WEEKEND

Direct questions to:

Erin Vaughn, M.A.
Lecturer of Music
evaughn1@kent.edu
330-244-3361

POSTED: Monday, March 29, 2021 - 11:49am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 10:00am
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Kent State University at Stark