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Baughman kicks off Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival

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From page A7 | July 17, 2013 |

The Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival starts things off with the Celtic tradition, original music and captivating musical style of Steve Baughman at 8 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the historic Schmeiser barn.
This is the first of five shows in the festival and marks the return of Baughman, who last played the barn’s mainstage in 2011. Fingerstyle guitarist Teja Gerkenhe is the opening act. The event is co-sponsored by Barnyard Theatre and the UC Davis Friends of Acoustic Music.
Baughman is known for his melodic finger-style guitar, drawing upon Celtic, Appalachian and various ethnic and folks traditions. He is a pioneer of the unique claw hammer guitar technique, playing old-time fiddle tunes on guitar with an infectious groove and rhythm. In addition, he is also a fine vocalist, composer\, and a dynamite claw hammer banjo player.
He has several CDs to his credit as well as five books with Mel Bay Publications. He appears with Pierre Bensusan, Martin Simpson and Pat Kirtley on the Rounder Records album “Rambel to Cashel.”

Baughman makes his home in San Francisco and can be reached at talltree1@aol.com.

German-born Gerken moved to California in the mid-1980s and is no stranger in the contemporary steel-string finger-style guitar scene, including being an editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine.

Weaving together influences of folk, jazz, classical and world music into a style that is uniquely his own, Gerken’s playing reflects diverse musical interests. Employing alternate tunings, two-handed tapping, percussive effects, and other extended guitar techniques, he has created a repertoire with broad appeal, playing Irish traditionals, the occasional jazz standard, or improvising on themes by classical composers.

Gerken’s website can be visited at www.tejagerken.com.

The Schmeiser barn is at 35125 County Road 31 — exactly 4 miles west of Lake Boulevard. Tickets are $15 and may be reserved by an email to music@barnyardtheatre.org, or by leaving a message at 530-752-1958.

Upcoming performances in the Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival include the contemporary spirit-led Pam Mark Hall (July 29), roots and ragtime with the inimitable Stevie Coyle (July 31) and traditional Americana flatpicking with Robin Kessinger — joined by local-favorite fingerstylist Todd Hallawell (Aug. 4). The season wraps up with a revisit by the contemporary fingerstylist Chris Proctor (Oct. 11.)
For more information and directions, visit www.barnyardtheatre.org.

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