William Coulter, Chris Mallett, Paul Hostetter and Robin Petrie: Closing Concert Saturday July 15 Doors Open 7:00 pm
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.
William Coulter is an American Celtic guitarist, performer, recording artist, and teacher. Since 1981 he has explored the world of traditional music as a soloist with ensembles including Isle of Skye, Orison, and the Coulter-Phillips Ensemble.
Christopher Mallett is gaining recognition as one of America's promising up and coming classical guitarists. He has been described by Soundboard Magazine as "Virtuosic," and by Classical Guitar Magazine as "Superb." Mallett began teaching himself to play guitar at the age of 13. In 2003 at the age of 19 he met Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda who introduced him to classical guitar. Since then Mallett has earned a Bachelor's Degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Stephen Aron and a Master's Degree from the Yale University School of Music where he studied with Benjamin Verdery on a full-tuition scholarship.
Robin Petrie has been deeply involved in dance (Scottish, ballet, flamenco, middle-eastern, Balkan) since childhood and has played santour (hammered dulcimer) and recorded numerous albums since 1980, touring the US, Europe and Southern Hemisphere extensively. Though focusing initially on British Isles and French music, her more current work is with music not only from the five corners of Europe, but on to north Africa, India, and the Middle East. She is a 28-or-so year veteran teacher at the Lark In The Morning camps in Mendocino. She has recorded two solo albums for the Gourd label, as well as participating in a great many other recordings on Gourd and other labels, having worked with Danny Carnahan, Junji Shirota, Martin Simpson, Henry Kaiser, Richard Thompson, Panacea, and many, many others.
Paul Hostetter has been exploring global music since taking up the guitar in 1960 in his native Detroit, where his earliest musical influences included classical music, old jazz, R&B, bluegrass and country, Indian and Greek music. Between 1974 and 2004, he accompanied Italian mandolinists Riccardo Tunzi and Tony Flores, and has collaborated with such luminaries as Benton Flippen, Rossy, Rakotofrah, Bertram Levy, Johnny Puleo, Dewey Balfa, Mike Seeger, Henry Kaiser, Neal Hellman, Marvin Gaye, Jody Stecher, and Martin Simpson. He programmed world music on KUSP-FM from 1973 until 2001. He has worked as both a studio musician and producer, including projects in Madagascar, recording and producing albums of Malagasy music for the Shanachie label. Since 1970, he has restored violins and other stringed instruments. In 1978, he began developing the Santa Cruz Guitar Company model known as the H and particularly the H-13, and enthusiastically plays SCGC guitars.