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Master Guitarist Takes Stage At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Coolwater Ranch and the Tenaya Lodge present Eric Lugosch in concert on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.

The hallmark of this American fingerstylist consists of an elegant, vigorous tone and a twinkling humor while playing.

“Lugosch places his tunes within pleasant, folkish guitar settings…. he masterfully exploits his prodigious fingerpicking skills, embellishing his simple, flowing songs with appealing baroque flourishes that sound homey rather than flashy. ” Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Lugosch, who hails from Philadelphia, chalked up his first musical experience as a singer in the Philadelphia Boys Choir – an experience that continues to echo in him to this day.

“I began listening to music with an ear for the orchestral,” says Lugosch. “Motifs and lines are still central elements in my way of composing.”

At the age of twelve he started secretly practicing on his brother’s guitar and delved into the pickings of Rev. Gary Davis and Mississippi John Hurt.

“For me, it was solo guitar right from the start,” Lugosch recalls. “I experimented a great deal, worked out lines, and was always on the lookout for the orchestral sound of the instrument.”

He seems to have found it, even winning the 1984 National Fingerpicking Championship.

Eric Lugosch lives in Evanston, Illinois, where he writes, teaches and continues developing his own personal vision of fingerstyle guitar beyond all clichés.

Passes for this show are available now at Oakhurst Feed and Mountain Feed and Nursery, or you can contact host Robin Ralston at 559-760-1134 or email to have a reservation at the door. Suggested donation for the artist is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Concerts at the ranch are small not for profit (an understatement, says Robin!) social events attended by about 40 friends, neighbors and family. About 20 additional seats are available by arrangement to interested listeners.

The ranch is located in Ahwahnee, just ten minutes from Oakhurst at 45680 Forest Ridge Drive.

Just a few house rules attendees are asked to follow please: no alcohol, drugs or smoking and no children under 16. The Coolwater Concert Series is sponsored in part by Tenaya Lodge.

As always, there will be a variety of foods and non-alcoholic beverages available at no extra cost.

For more information on concerts at the Coolwater Ranch, visit their website

Future Concerts at the Ranch:

Cosy Sheridan – Nov. 19, 2016
Mike Dowling – Jan. 14, 2017
Dave Stamey – Feb. 25, 2017
David Grier – Mar. 25, 2017
Michael Chapdelaine – Apr. 22, 2017
Claude Bourbon – May 20, 2017
Preston Reed – Oct. 14, 2017
Chris Proctor – Nov. 11, 2017

For more info please call host Robin Ralston at 559-760-1134. See you there!


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