Guitar Hour

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Mateusz Kowalski will play classical guitar in the second concert of the 2019-2020 concert series for Friends of the Guitar Hour. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Valentine's Day, February 14, at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center in Post Falls, Idaho.

Leon Atkinson welcomes Monica Mota of Quiero Flamenco along with Flamenco guitarist Joaquin Gallegos, and David Schulz and Mellad Abeid of the Celtic band An Dochas, to discuss and perform a preview of the upcoming show "Esperanza."

"Esperanza: An Evening of Flamenco and Celtic Music and Dance" will be performed Friday, January 31, at 7:30 PM, at the Bing Crosby Theater.  

Leon Atkinson welcomes Monica Mota of Quiero Flamenco along with Flamenco guitarist Joaquin Gallegos, and David Schulz and Mellad Abeid of the Celtic band An Dochas, to discuss and perform a preview of the upcoming show "Esperanza."

"Esperanza: An Evening of Flamenco and Celtic Music and Dance" will be performed Friday, January 31, at 7:30 PM, at the Bing Crosby Theater.  

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Leon Atkinson, host of The Guitar Hour, brings friends and festivity to the studio for a special performance: Sandpoint High School Chamber Choir and their director, Jon Brownell; Tonedevil Bros., Anothony and David Powell; and Mike Johnson. 

For more information on the Christmas Guitar Summit concerts, visit https://www.facebook.com/friendsoftheguitarhour.

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Leon Atkinson, host of The Guitar Hour, brings friends and festivity to the studio for a special performance: Sandpoint High School Chamber Choir and their director, Jon Brownell; Tonedevil Bros., Anothony and David Powell; and Mike Johnson. 

For more information on the Christmas Guitar Summit concerts, visit https://www.facebook.com/friendsoftheguitarhour.

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Jacob Johnson, a former student of Guitar Hour guest host John Paul Shields and an award-winning musician in his own right, visits the studio to perform, and to discuss his training and influences.

Jacob will perform a free concert in the Spokane Falls Community College Auditorium (Building 15) Sunday, June 9, at 2 PM. The program will include transcriptions of Schubert and Granados, the Spanish music of Tarrega and Torroba, modern works of Brouwer and Callahan, and a few preludes by Jacob himself.

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Jacob Johnson, a former student of Guitar Hour guest host John Paul Shields and an award-winning musician in his own right, visits the studio to perform, and to discuss his training and influences.

Jacob will perform a free concert in the Spokane Falls Community College Auditorium (Building 15) Sunday, June 9, at 2 PM. The program will include transcriptions of Schubert and Granados, the Spanish music of Tarrega and Torroba, modern works of Brouwer and Callahan, and a few preludes by Jacob himself.

Verne and Leon were joined in the studio today by two special guests, local guitarists Larry Almeida and Paul Grove.

The 2019 "Friends of the Guitar Hour" concert series will feature Almeida at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Post Falls this Friday at 7:30 PM.

This annual Christmas edition of the Guitar Hour featured live performances of Christmas favorites and modern holiday songs by the Sandpoint High School Choir, under the direction of Jon Brownell.

In addition, two students of Leon's, Naomi Anderson and Jacob Atencio, each performed solo classical guitar pieces.

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Randy Hathaway, composer and classical guitarist visits the KPBX studio and shares pieces from his album Classical Guitar in America

More information is available at Randy Hathaway's website.

The Friends of the Guitar Hour concert series will feature John Goulart at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center on March 24 at 7:30pm. This morning Goulart joined Verne and Leon in the studio for a preview of the show.

Award-winning flamenco guitarist Joaquin Gallegos and dancer Monica Mota visited The Guitar Hour to preview their upcoming show, Flamenco Pasión.  Mota is also the show's producer.  Flamenco Pasión is at Ella's Theater in downtown Spokane at 7p.m. on February 11, 7p.m. 

Marc Teicholz paid a visit to The Guitar Hour this morning to preview his concert tonight, February 9, at 7pm at the Gonzaga University Chapel.  Teichold is a internationally acclaimed classical guitarist who teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory as well as at the California Summer Arts Festival and the Weatherfield Music Festival in Vermont.

To get us all in the holiday spirit, Leon invited the Sandpoint High School Chamber Choir and guitarist Paul Grove to the studio this morning for his annual Christmas show. 

It's time for the annual Brad Richter concert, which means we had the pleasure of having him in the studio with Leon and Verne for today's Guitar Hour program.  Brad will be playing a concert with cellist Viktor Uzur tomorrow, Friday, October 14th at 7:00pm at the Jacklin Arts and Culture Center.

This morning,  Leon Atkinson made a special Monday appearance in our studios to interview renowned guitarist Ottmar Liebert. Liebert and his band Luna Negra will be in concert at the Bing Crosby Theater October 11, 2016 at 7:30pm.

The Guitar Hour: Alex DeGrassi and Andrew York

Mar 24, 2016

The Guitar Hour featured two guest artists today--Alex DeGrassi and Andrew York.  They are both here as featured guitarists as part of the Friends of the Guitar Hour concert series, hosted by Leon Atkinson.  They will play tonight, Thursday, March 24th at 7:30pm.

It's that time of year, and Leon and Verne know all too well that you want your holiday music fix. They did not disappoint in Leon's Annual Christmas Show this week.  Leon was joined by a guest even, and we were lucky to have guitarist Paul Grove join us in the studio. Paul is on faculty at Gonzaga University and teaches applied guitar.

Today on The Guitar Hour, Leon Atkinson hosted the South Hill Guitar Duo, who will be performing tonight (Thursday) at Gonzaga University.  The duo includes classical guitarists James Reid and John Paul Shields.  They played several selections in the studio and talked with Leon and Verne about the concert tonight, including how they switch lead from piece to piece, creating a truly equal partnership.

  Today, Leon and Verne welcomed classical guitarist Brad Richter to the studio for a live guitar hour performance.  Brad comes to town every year for his performance at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Post Falls, Idaho.  He's back again, and his concert is tomorrow  night (Friday) at 7:00pm with cellist Viktor Uzur.  He gave us a preview of that concert as well as a compelling discussion with Leon and Verne about his past experiences and thoughts on all things guitar.

Classical guitar students under the direction of John Paul Shields, from Spokane Falls Community College performed as a quartet this morning in the KPBX studio. Guitar Hour host, Leon Atkinson spoke with each about their influences and inspiration.  

    

        

  Trevor Bradly, Austin Hagel, Jacob Lee and Grant Rees with Leon Atkinson performing classical guitar in conjunction with Musicfest Northwest 2015.

  Leon sat down today with guest Laurence Juber whose new album was recently released.  Find more at his website.

With Christmas one week away, Leon Atkinson invites the Sandpoint High School Choir and the Powell Brothers back to the studio for the annual Guitar Christmas Party.