Chris Weiss Music Newsletter

Fall is a time for pensively reflecting on the "real things" in life. What better way to do that than by listening to some incredible music in the best possible locations?

Friday, September 26 at 9 P.M. Central Kentucky Guitar Night is back for our first Friday night show! Our headliner is Neil Jacobs. He covers the world vibe with influences of Gypsy, World, Balkan Folk, Classical, and Modern finger-style, while transforming his 12-string acoustic guitar into his own personal orchestra. As Lexington's premier venue for original music Natasha's Bistro is the perfect setting for this world traveler to share his music and stories.

A masterful performer on the 12 string acoustic guitar with his own ingenious style that the St. Louis Riverfront Times describes as "mesmerizing" and the Austin Chronicle describes as "the rockin'est since early Leo Kottke". Neil draws inspiration from his mind-boggling world travels and experiences, and shares his fascinating stories with his audience.

Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 P.M. will find me in Troy, Ohio for Six Strings X 3 at the Mayflower Arts Center! I'm going back to my roots as a Buckeye for a weekend. I'm going to perform with award winning guitarists David Youngman and Mark Brayer.

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Six Strings x 3 will feature Youngman, Weiss, and Bayer playing a solo acoustic fingerstyle program back-to-back, each giving a unique stylistic twist to their music which perfectly complements the other. Youngman finds influence from the likes of Bela Fleck and Billy McLaughlin, Weiss from Paul Simon and Andy McKee, and Bayer has taken a classical guitar background and infused it with the contagious tones of blues and jazz. Each has honed their craft through years of formal study, but also on the road and in competition. David Youngman has the distinction of winning the 2013 Fretboard Festival and was runner-up for the 2013 and 2014 Canadian Guitar Festivals and 2014 Indiana Stringfest, and Chris Weiss and Mark Bayer likewise landed respectable showings at some of the same competitions, Bayer also visiting the Winfield National Fingerstyle Championship this year. Weiss and Bayer will likely also be surprising the audience with their vocal prowess in addition to wowing with their instrument alone.