Saratoga Social Contributor Jim Mastrianni is keeping us posted on some stellar talent playing in our area over the next few days, check it out below!
Not one but two masters of the acoustic guitar are visiting our region. Tommy Emmanuel at The Egg Saturday September 26th and Andy McKee at Saint Rose Friday October 2nd. The American Pharoah and Keen Ice of the instrument, Tommy Emmanuel is an internationally revered musician who has presented at TED while Andy McKee got plucked out of obscurity when his composition “Drifting” went viral on YouTube garnering more than 150 million views.
Speaking of being plucked out of obscurity, Sawyer Fredericks well known in Saratoga from playing open-mics and busking on the streets, even more well known when he was the youngest contestant to win on the NBC TV show The Voice, will be this playing this Saturday at the Festival for The Lake in Lake George Village.
Can’t make the shows? Did you know we have our own wicked acoustic guitarists here in Saratoga? Check out Pete Pashoukos, a friendly face at Saratoga Guitar, longtime member of Tequila Mockingbirds and now with the duo In Spite of Ourselves playing at Cantina on Thursday September 24th. And in a bit of shameless self promotion, I’ll try not to embarrass myself on the instrument with the duo Renehan and Mastrianni at the Franklin Community Center Project Lift benefit fundraiser at Longfellows on Thursday October 8th. Rock On - Jim