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Guitar legends take to the Ipswich stage

Tim O'Brien will be playing with guitar music legends in some up coming shows
Tim O'Brien will be playing with guitar music legends in some up coming shows Inga Williams

NOT many musicians get the chance to perform on stage with their idols.

But for Durack resident Tim O'Brien that dream is about to come true.

The seasoned fingerstyle guitarist will play with two of the most celebrated musicians in the world.

In separate shows, Mr O'Brien, 50, will accompany acoustic guitar masters Stefan Grossman and Richard Gilewitz.

With decades spent playing, performing and teaching the guitar, Mr O'Brien said both artists had been an inspiration to him.

"It's a great privilege to be able to share the stage with world class talent like Stefan and Richard," Mr O'Brien said.

"It is definitely one of the highlights of my career."

Both performances will take place at the Ipswich Civic Centre during the next two months.

For more information on the performance or learning the guitar contact Tim O'Brien on 0431 113 041.


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Tim O'Brien

Stefan Grossman

STEFAN Grossman's name is legendary.

With a career spanning more than five decades, the American musician is considered one of the world's best guitarists.

He studied under famed blues guitarist the Rev. Gary Davis when he was 15, and learned from some of history's most influential artists, such as Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James and Son House.

The master guitarist went on to form the Even Dozen Jug Band and recorded a string of impressive country blues albums around the world.

The author of several instructional guitar books, Grossman released one of the earliest guitar instructional LP records.

Considered a pioneer of guitar teaching material, he has taught millions of people worldwide through his Kickin Mule Records, Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop and Vestapol Videos.

Last seen in Australia in 1978, Grossman is bringing his show 'Fingerstyle Guitar: Blues, Ragtime to Beyond' to Ipswich Civic Centre on Friday at 7.30pm.

It is a rare chance to see one of the great guitarists and fans are already buzzing with excitement after a 34 year wait to see Grossman perform in Australia again.

Tickets can be booked online at www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au or on 3810 6100.

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Stefan Grossman

Richard Gilewitz

RECOGNISED as one of the greatest acoustic performers, guitar wizard Richard Gilewitz is a regular on the world entertainment circuit.

The acclaimed musician never fails to entertain audiences with his six and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns too unbelievable not to be true.

Gilewitz began honing his skills as a performer and composer during the late 1970s at the University of Alabama, playing the local coffeehouse circuit.

From those humble beginnings, his passion for guitar has seen him perform, teach and record for more than three decades around the world.

His performances are laced with sounds from folk to traditional, to the blues and classical.

Described as "a powerhouse of eclectic guitar styles and genres", Gilewitz brings a fresh impression of sound to the listener.

Richard Gilewitz will present a dazzling yet soulful set of instrumental music on stage with Tim O'Brien in a show that will thrill guitar players and fans alike.

The show, titled 'The Guitar Collective' will take place at Ipswich Civic Centre on Saturday, May 19 at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be booked online at www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au or on 3810 6100.

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Richard Gilewitz


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