Downtowne Listening Room and Memorial Hall present Guitar Masters Featuring Christie Lenee with Parker Hastings and Brian Deyo

2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Christie Lenée is a captivating performer with a devoted following among instrumental, folk-pop and rock band audiences. Combining guitar mastery, contemporary singer/songwriter and a passion for storytelling, she thrives on bringing people together through the language of music

Christie’s unique guitar work and profound instrumental compositions are well described as ‘Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.’ Among the vast community of Fingerstyle and tapping guitarists, her niche is the integration of melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks that excite both modern commercial listeners and classic purists. With a menu of percussive and sonic effects, and larger than life sounding instruments, her solo shows embody layers of orchestral elements with a wide array of dynamics and harmonic textures.

Christie’s pieces have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim and Nashville, live on National Television and Radio, on stage with artists such as Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band), Andy McKee, Tommy Emmanuel, Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls and Stanley Jordan to name a few. Her most recent album “STAY” was one of three finalists for “Best CD of 2016” (Indie Acoustic Project Awards), including the song “Love Who You Are” nominated for a 2016 Posi Award in the category “Songs for Personal Transformation.”

Christie Lenée is a wonderful spirit making beautiful music on the guitar. She has epic compositions that take one on a journey through time.”
~ Tim Reynolds, Guitarist for Dave Matthews Band

Christie Lenée is a fine young guitar player, composer and singer whose depth is surprising in our age!
~Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

Christie Lenée is a very creative and skilled musician!
~Andy McKee

… One of the most shockingly moving interludes we’ve ever had. It was more than the fluid, neck-tapping virtuosity. She seemed to radiate joy.
~ Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots, Nashville, TN

The message in the music of Christie Lenée is crystal-clear and unambiguous. And that message is a celebration of life, love and joy. The elation in her voice, the ever-present smile on her face, her warm and embracing lyrics, her wonderful between-songs anecdotes, and her brilliant guitar playing all point directly to that message.
~Scott Hopkins, MusicFest News


Parker Hastings is a teenage guitar prodigy from Central Kentucky. He’s a young man with an old soul steeped in the deep heritage of folk, blues, bluegrass, country and jazz. He’s well versed in the songs of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed and plays the heck out of ‘em. He also strums a number of original tunes that are breezy and bouncy. Parker has played onstage with guitar master Tommy Emmanuel and has also been inducted to the National Thumbpicker’s Hall of Fame. He’s a great guitarist who will keep your toes tapping while his fingers are picking. www.parkerhastingsmusic.com

Brian Deyo is a Cincinnati guitarist with a passion for playing. He performs solo, in the duo Katja &Brian, as part of the Newburg Trio, and as a member of bands and orchestras for a number of local and traveling plays, musicals and Broadway shows. His guitar repertoire runs the gamut from classical to “Classical Gas” with a fair dose of pop, folk, rock, blues, standards and surprises in his stringwork. He’s a local guitar great with a great variety of guitar creativity. www.briandeyo.com

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Date:

Sun, July 29, 2018

Time:

7:30 PM

Price:

$18-$22

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