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Finger-style guitarists perform Friday night

Since Peppino D’Agostino and Duck Baker will share the stage Friday at the Center for the Arts, fingerstyle guitarist fans will want to attend the show.

Italian composer/steel string guitarist D’Agostino has played in Nevada County several times. His “Silk and Steel” CD in 1983 is an anthology/collaboration with Baker, an American; and Italian guitarists. Since the 1980s, D’Agostino and Baker have often toured together.

Moving to the United States 15 years ago, D’Agostino emerged from being a street musician in San Francisco to becoming a featured performer at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Vancouver Festival where he was billed with notable guitarists including Leo Kottke, Doc Watson, Michael Hedges and John Lee Hooker.



Baker plays jazz, blues, gospel, Appalachian and traditional Irish music. Besides appearing on numerous CDs of peers, Baker has recorded 18 solo albums and six duo albums. Baker’s 1996 CD, “Spinning Song,” was named among the best jazz records in Cadence, Coda and Acoustic Guitar magazines.

Friday’s concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Art’s main theater, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Admission is $15.




Call 274-8384 for more information.


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