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Welcome to the preliminary Fretboard Summit schedule for 2016!

Sessions are subject to schedule changes and additions but we think we’re about 90% complete. As of October 5, 2016, we still have some rooms and tickets available if you want to sign up. Just go to fretboardsummit.com. But act fast... 
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Friday, October 14
 

6:30pm

Courtney Hartman
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Courtney Hartman

Della Mae's Courtney Hartman is a Fretboard Summit alum, having performed both a solo set and alongside Bryan Sutton at our first event. We couldn't resist asking Hartman back, as her flatpicking is world-class (she'll be teaching a class or two to Summit attendees during the weekend if you need pointers) and her original songs are drop dead gorgeous.


Friday October 14, 2016 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)

7:30pm

Grant Gordy & Joe K. Walsh
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Grant Gordy / Joe K Walsh

Guitarist Grant Gordy and mandolin virtuoso Joe K. Walsh are two rising stars in the world of bluegrass. It's no wonder: Gordy formerly served as lead guitarist in David Grisman's Quintet, while Walsh performed in Joy Kills Sorrow and the Gibson Brothers. Today, these young players are part of Darol Anger's improv ensemble Mr. Sun but what excites us the most is watching them perform as a duo (as they did at the Fretboard Journal) and as solo... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)

8:30pm

Eric Skye
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Eric Skye

Portland, Oregon's Eric Skye is one fingerstyle guitarist we can't get enough of, whether he's performing solo, with Mark Goldenberg or (gasp) with a pick in his new duo with Tim Connell. For this year's Summit set, Skye is plotting something truly audacious: He'll be playing Miles Davis' Kind of Blue album from start to finish on solo guitar.


Friday October 14, 2016 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)

9:30pm

Laurence Juber
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Laurence Juber

First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's band Wings, Laurence Juber has since established himself as a world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer and arranger. Juber, known to his fans as "LJ," has released 23 solo albums which spotlight Juber’s unique touch and tone on solo acoustic guitar. During this year's Summit, Juber will perform a solo set and participate in an interactive session with Martin's Dick... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)
 
Saturday, October 15
 

1:00pm

Guitarmania: Laurence Juber & Dick Boak

C. F. Martin & Co is proud to present “Guitarmania to Beatlemania: The Evolution of the Acoustic Guitar,” featuring renowned Grammy Award-winning, guitar virtuoso Laurence Juber. Dick Boak, archivist for Martin Guitar, will present an interactive history of the 183-year-old guitar company, showcase an array of historically significant guitars that trace the instrument's evolution, and highlight the succession of famed guitarists that have contributed to American musical culture. In addition to performing on period instruments, Juber will discuss his work composing, recording and serving as the lead guitarist with Paul McCartney's band Wings, as well as his prolific work as a solo instrumentalist.



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Dick Boak

Martin Guitar
Pennsylvania-based graphic artist, writer, woodworker, musician and long time Martin Guitar employee Dick Boak is a familiar name to anyone who is passionate about guitars. For forty years, Boak has tirelessly worked at Martin in a variety of roles, from his start as a drafsman to his current title as the Director of the Museum and Archives and "Special Projects." Boak is perhaps best known for helming Martin's legendary Artist... Read More →

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Laurence Juber

First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's band Wings, Laurence Juber has since established himself as a world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer and arranger. Juber, known to his fans as "LJ," has released 23 solo albums which spotlight Juber’s unique touch and tone on solo acoustic guitar. During this year's Summit, Juber will perform a solo set and participate in an interactive session with Martin's Dick... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)

6:30pm

Bob Minner
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Bob Minner

Bob Minner is a world-class acoustic flatpicking guitarist as well as the longtime rhythm guitarist for country superstar Tim McGraw. He is an accomplished guitarist, winning major contests in the '80s and has developed a unique sound all his own. Minner was featured in the Fretboard Journal's 34th issue and also was the subject of one of our video shoots where he played a contemporary Ken Hooper guitar and compared it to his 1942 Gibson J-45.


Saturday October 15, 2016 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)

7:30pm

Matt Munisteri
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Matt Munisteri

Though New York’s Matt Munisteri has yet to receive the full Fretboard Journal feature treatment (we did shoot a video with him, as well as a podcast), he’s one of our all-time favorite guitarists. Munisteri can deftly reference the music of Bill Monroe, Willard Robison or Brian Wilson, making him the perfect foil for whatever crazy guitar themes we come up with during the Summit.


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)

8:30pm

Anthony Wilson
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Anthony Wilson

An inventive soloist and sensitive accompanist, Anthony Wilson has provided texture and authority both on stage and in recording sessions for jazz legends such as Mose Allison, Bobby Hutcherson, Madeleine Peyroux, Bennie Wallace, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Harold Land, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Since the late 1980s he has been a member of his father’s jazz orchestra, assuming the leadership of the ensemble since the maestro’s... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)

8:30pm

Anthony Wilson

An inventive soloist and sensitive accompanist, Anthony Wilson has provided texture and authority both on stage and in recording sessions for jazz legends such as Mose Allison, Bobby Hutcherson, Madeleine Peyroux, Bennie Wallace, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Harold Land, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Since the late 1980s he has been a member of his father’s jazz orchestra, assuming the leadership of the ensemble since the maestro’s passing in 2014.

While his footing is firmly in the jazz idiom, Wilson pivots with ease into other genres. Over the last decade, he’s been part of sessions and performances with a diverse roster of artists, including Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Aaron Neville and Barbra Streisand. The Fretboard Journal shot a memorable session with Anthony's Seasons Quartet in 2014 and we adore his new record, Frogtown


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Anthony Wilson

An inventive soloist and sensitive accompanist, Anthony Wilson has provided texture and authority both on stage and in recording sessions for jazz legends such as Mose Allison, Bobby Hutcherson, Madeleine Peyroux, Bennie Wallace, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Harold Land, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Since the late 1980s he has been a member of his father’s jazz orchestra, assuming the leadership of the ensemble since the maestro’s... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)

9:30pm

Tony McManus
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Tony McManus

Tony McManus has come to be recognised throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony’s hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)
 
Sunday, October 16
 

10:30am

Tony Marcus
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Tony Marcus

The L-5 contingent will be strong at this year’s Summit, thanks in part to Bay Area guitarist Tony Marcus. You may know Marcus as one of the guitarists in R. Crumb’s Cheap Suit Serenaders or for his work in Cats & Jammers; he has also toured and recorded with Geoff Muldaur. He's a perennial favorite around these parts and one of the most tasteful jazz guitarists around. Marcus and his partner Patrice Haan will perform together as Leftover... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Stage (Aragon I)

11:30am

TK Smith w/ Special Guests
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TK Smith

Guitarmaker TK Smith has one of the most fascinating back stories around: He's been a Disney “Imagineer," a surfboard shaper, a professional musician (playing guitar in Big Sandy & Fly Rite Boys) and now he's building electric guitars and mandolins full-time. Smith's work harkens to the classic designs of Paul Bigsby but nearly everything he does is built from scratch out of his Southern California workshop. TK was featured in... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)

12:15pm

Molly Tuttle
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Molly Tuttle

During Bryan Sutton’s 2015 IBMA Guitarist of the Year award speech, he spotlighted 15 great, young guitarists to look out for. We’re proud to have a few of his favorites at this year’s Summit, including Molly Tuttle. Tuttle literally grew up at Gryphon Stringed Instruments in the Bay Area, where her dad, Jack, is a fiddle instructor. She’s now living in Nashville (Billy Strings, another FJ favorite, is a roommate) with a Berklee degree... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)