You make it sound like the admission price was so high that it was criminal. FAR from it!GuitarsCanada said:What is it you are getting for $35.00 ? Is this what they were charging just to attend the festival?
FREAKIN' AWESOME! And in a most unexpected way too.WarrenG said:Stephen W, how was the fingerstyle competition on Sunday?
Knowing 4/5 of the guys, I'm a little surprised Don Alder didn't win, nor even place! I had *heard* that he didn't expect to win because of who the judges were and what they liked.Stephen W. said:I knew I didn't stand a chance against the likes of David Gillis, Don Alder and Antoine Dufour... I was very surprised though that Eric Mongrain backed out and went home Saturday.
What I found most unexpected was the number of classical and stylized players, (those who fuse elements of jazz, blues, funk and rock but play it in a rhythmic strumming and picking pattern with little or no use of hand slaps or bongo hits). There were only about six true finger style players. And they didn't play all fingerstyle tunes.
Top five were: Don Alder, Antoine Dufour, Kelly Valleau, Craig D'Andrea and David Gillis,
Final winners were:
1st Antoine Dufour, fingerstyle (chose the Stonebridge as his prize)
2nd Kelly Valleau, classical
3rd Craig D'Andrea, fingerstyle