Guitarist in concert at Prince of Peace Church

First Posted: 9/8/2014

Internationally known guitarist Peter Griggs will appear in a concert, “The Guitar In America,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the church, 420 Main St., Dallas.

In this program, Griggs traces the history of the guitar in the United States, performing Spanish and English music from the Colonial period, American country dances and early classical works, spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz and several of his own compositions on both classical and electric guitar.

A vocalist as well as an expert finger-style guitarist, Griggs will perform several songs by composers such as Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington and others. He also discusses the evolution of the guitar from its origins as a folk instrument through its gradual acceptance in the concert hall and recording studio, to its position today as an essential voice in American music.

Griggs has presented more than 500 solo guitar concerts throughout the USA, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia and eastern Europe at concert halls, art centers, festivals, museums, universities, cafes, clubs and other venues.

Admission is by free-will donation.

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