171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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Live @ 171: Gareth Pearson & Max Garcia Conover
Drake House Studio Theater
Oct 12  7:00 PM
Members: $15   Non-Members: $18
Order your tickets online or by calling 936-4647! 
Live @ 171: Gareth Pearson
with opening act Max Garcia Conover
171 is pleased to announce the return of Gareth PearsonWelsh guitar phenomenon and friend of 171 Cedar Arts Center. Gareth Pearson is considered a virtuoso in the field of finger style guitar, having developed a distinctive style to his playing that has earned him the greatest accolades from world renowned players; he has been called a genius by Jan Akkerman, and Tommy Emmanuel was inspired to write a song about him which he named The Welsh Tornado. Gareth's charm, stage-presence and inspiring instrumental skill have made him a favorite in the Corning-area and we're thrilled to have him back!
Max Garcia Conover returns to the Studio Theater as the opening act. This Maine-based songwriter released two EPs (EP #1, Birches Lo) and one full-length album, Burrow, in April 2013 through Clip Records. His quick-fingered, mostly acoustic songs are grounded in natural landscapes and flicker with revelation. In 2012 he was named Maine’s Best New Act in the Portland Best Music Awards. If you missed his moving performance in July, now's your chance to see two inspiring artists in one evening.
"Those who have seen him play will agree that Gareth Pearson is a special talent. Fingerstyle pyrotechnics combined with explosive lead runs make Pearson one of the most exciting acoustic musicians gigging today" -Steve Harvey, Guitarist Magazine

"Man this is some gorgeous stuff. Conover is a hell of a fingerstyle guitar player and has an arresting vocal style, with a ton of presence." -The Portland Phoenix