Anchorage guitarist Rick Brooks will perform a solo concert at the Resurrect Art Coffeehouse on Friday, April 12 at 7 pm. Brooks is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist with a background in British folk and American blues. He has studied with Duck Baker and performed with such guitar luminaries as John Renbourne, Laurence Juber, and Mike Dowling. He performs and teaches in Anchorage and is a perennial instructor at the Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp.
In addition to his evening performance, Brooks will be at Seward Elementary school for some classroom visits on Friday. His appearance is being coordinated as part of the culmination of this year’s Seward Elementary Guitar Club, an extracurricular club coordinated by teacher Terri McKnight and volunteer Jim Pfeiffenberger. “I love to bring someone like Rick into the Guitar Club to demonstrate to the kids where they could go with this instrument if they stick to it,” says Pfeiffenberger. “The Seward Arts Council was kind enough to sponsor an evening concert while he is here. He’s really probably the premier fingerpicker in all of Alaska.” Admission to the Friday evening concert will be $10.00 per person.
Brooks will also be offering a two and a half hour guitar workshop on Sunday, April 14 that will cover developing fingerstyle skills. An intermediate knowledge of guitar is recommended for participation in the workshop. Contact Jim Pfeiffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on the workshop.