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Loren Barrigar Father Son Duo at Music Hall Jan 19th

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Guitar virtuoso, Loren Barrigar will be joined by his son, Loren Jr. when they perform at the Oswego Music Hall on Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m.

A member “Meet & Greet” reception wll be held prior to the show at 6:30. The venue is the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake Street in Oswego.

Barrigar’s exceptionally clean technique, reminiscent of the late Chet Atkins, is complemented by sensitive timing and fluid phrasing. On stage, he has a relaxed but energetic presence while moving easily among rock songs, old-time standards and original tunes. Following in the Barrigar family tradition, his son will be joining him for the first time on the Music Hall stage.

One could almost say that Barrigar was born with a guitar in his hands. At just four years old he stunned his parents by picking up his father’s guitar and announcing he wanted to play “In the Mood” with his dad. They humored him until he explained that his dad could take either the rhythm part or the lead, whichever he preferred. Guitar lessons were quickly arranged and two short years later Barrigar played the Chet Atkins hit, “Yakety Axe” in front of thousands of country fans at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the youngest guitarist to appear on that famous stage.

During his childhood in Nashville, he studied with Jimmy Atkins (Chet’s brother), a long-time member of the Les Paul Trio. A touring career with his brother and his father followed, playing clubs and showrooms from Nashville to Las Vegas, and traveling with George Morgan and other established country stars. Since settling in Central New York, Barrigar has been in constant demand as a studio musician and has continuously gigged with bands across the region. He is also a founding member of the Syracuse Guitar League. For more info.:

“Loren is one of the most accomplished finger-style guitarists in the Northeast.” — Art Wenzel, Auburn Citizen

“Barrigar belongs on that short list of the very best local performers who can hold their own on any stage.” — Larry Hoyt, WAER

Concert tickets are $19 ($16 advance sale). Children 16 and under are half price and under 6 free. Purchase tickets at any Saturday concert, on the web or at the river’s end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego. Find more information online at http:// or email: [email protected]

The Season continues in February on Feb. 2 with the tight harmonies and jazz standards of Annie & the Hedonists followed by the robust fiddle and foot percussion of the April Verch Band on Feb 16. Open Mic Fridays also resume in February on the first.

For a complete performance schedule visit the website or pick up an event calendar or poster from the lobby in the McCrobie Civic Center or from the river’s end bookstore.

The Music Hall is a non profit organization that has been run entirely by volunteers from its inception in 1978. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through various tasks— from running the sound board to making popcorn. Students can also earn credit for community service.

Concerts are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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