Guitar Hour

KPBX: Thursday 11am-12pm

Classical guitarist Leon Atkinson joins Verne Windham in the KPBX studio for an hour of live and recorded music.

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.

Leon Atkinson

On his June 25 program, Leon Atkinson shares memories of working with Gunther Schuller, who passed away over the past weekend.

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