The 2008 Guitar Superstar winner! Fairview, NJ www.vickigenfan.com
Drawing from folk, jazz, pop, soul, and world music, Vicki Genfan is redefining singer/songwriter culture. With a mastery of the acoustic guitar that borders on pure alchemy, audiences are often mesmerized by the waves of sound Genfan creates with just two hands — using her guitar as a percussive instrument, as she slaps it, taps it, and employs 29 alternate tunings. Genfan has performed at festivals such as The International Montreal Jazz Festival, Germany’s Open Strings Guitar Festival, Italy’s Soave Guitar Festival, as well as at venues and Performing Arts Centers across the US and abroad.
CLICK HERE to see Genfan’s performance at the Guitar Superstar 2008 Contest on GPTV!
Eric Barnett (w/Points North)
Sonoma, CA www.pointsnorthband.com
Eric Barnett first picked up a violin at age five, eventually attending the Manhattan School of Music and Julliard summer programs. After switching to guitar, Barnett attended GIT in Los Angeles, and developed a reputation as a respected studio musician. As a performer, Barnett has shared the stage with acts as diverse as The Offspring, Henry Rollins, Ween, the Lemonheads, and most recently (with his band, Points North), Michael Schenker, Eric Martin, and Larry Carlton.
CLICK HERE to see Barnett’s performance at the Guitar Superstar 2008 Contest on GPTV!
Mike Orlando (w/Sonic Stomp)
Staten Island, NY www.mikeorlandomusic.com
He fronts Mike Orlando’s Sonic Stomp instrumental band, which released its debut instrumental CD Sonic Stomp to critical acclaim, and will release Sonic Stomp II later in 2008. Orlando also plays with Symphony X frontman/vocalist Russell Allen, and their collaboration will be released on Allen’s Frontier Records solo debut this year. Orlando is a GHS/Rocktron featured artist, and has performed at various artist-signing events for the company.
CLICK HERE to see Orlando’s performance at the Guitar Superstar 2008 Contest on GPTV!
Dan Peters (w/The West Side Winders)
Chicago, IL www.westsidewinders.com
Peters’ rollicking surfabilly” trio, the West Side Winders, has recorded two albums, Come and Get It and Snaken Not Stirred. The group blends all the styles Peters loves to play — rockabilly, surf, jazz, blues, swing, country, and hard rock — and his work is also heard in the current version of Incredible Technology’s video golf game, Golden Tee. Peters was a member of the Big Swing in the late ’90s, touring Europe and appearing on ABC-TV’s Cupid. Peters also appeared on Beat Route, a BBC-produced series starring legendary British keyboardist Jools Holland. He credits his training at Hollywood’s Guitar Institute of Technology with exposing him to “a lifetime worth of knowledge and skills.”
CLICK HERE to see Peters’ performance at the Guitar Superstar 2008 Contest on GPTV!
Guitar Player Presents Guitar Superstar Live
Saturday, November 22
435 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 291-0333
Get tickets and more info at www.broadwaystudios.com
7:30 PM Doors/ 8:00 PM Show
$14 advance/online, $19 at door
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