November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$23.00
Ten CDs on Flying Fish, Windham Hill, Rounder and Sugarhouse Records, his victory in the
US National Fingerstyle Championship, his books, DVD’s, videos, magazine articles, and endorsements all testify to Chris’s standing as one of the elite solo guitar composers, arrangers, and performers of the day.
One insightful reviewer chose to characterize the essence of Chris Proctor’s music as follows: “What to call his unique melange of styles? There’s an aspect of Americana in the echoes of Appalachian and old-timey styles that are apparent in just about every track, but there are also elements of jazz, Celtic folk, and a dash of blues in here somewhere. What Proctor does is create guitar music that reflects the whole heritage of the instrument and still has his own distinct stamp — a tall order, but he’s up to the job”
Other critic call his guitar playing “breathtaking,” “haunting
,” and “rich.” Guitar magazines describe his compositions as “spectacular,” “elegant,” and “exquisite,” and praise his twelve-string work as “revelatory.” Media reviewers trace the roots of his style to folk, jazz, pop, and classical music, categorize his playing as “Baroque Folk,” “New World Steel String,” “Solo Guitar Orchestra,” “Instrumental Americana,” and compare him to Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges.
“Haunting slide, spectacular writing, killer contrapuntal chops and sensitive articulation reconfirm that Proctor’s in a league with the Peter Fingers and Martin Simpsons of the world.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES:
“It’s rich in texture, tightly, almost classically designed, and difficult in execution … the only Baroque fingerpicker.”