- September 29, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$12 Day of Show
Phil Heywood & Eric Lugosch are touring, and playing the Duluth Folk School!
National Fingerpicking Champion Eric Lugosch presents a truly original and inspirational show. There are no gimmicks or gadgets – just a genuinely gifted imagination and a fluency that comes from years of working on his craft. Eric’s arrangements of traditional songs and jazz standards are now considered classics in picking circles, where he is also regarded as one of America’s best original fingerstyle composers, as well as a talented songwriter.
Eric has played and taught in festivals around the world including, The Wirral International Guitar Festival, The Ullapool Guitar Festival, International Guitar Meeting in Sarzana, Italy, and The New York Guitar Festival. He’s had the honor of performing with greats such as Doc Watson, Taj Mahal, John Prine, and David Bromberg.
National Champion Phil Heywood plays fingerstyle guitar with a bluesy swing and a bucketful of whatever it takes to turn an instrumental piece into an arresting lyrical narrative. His lucid playing encompasses the down-home rhythmic groove of a Mississippi John Hurt or Leadbelly, and the sheer fluidity and melodic flair of such contemporaries as Leo Kottke, who once handpicked Heywood to tour and perform duets with him. Phil draws listeners in with his voice as well, singing in a warm, plainspoken baritone that blends smoothly with his rock-solid guitar work.
He has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion with Chet Atkins, performed with Peter Lang, Pat Donohue, Tim Sparks, and Dakota Dave Hull, and opened shows for Norman Blake, Greg Brown, John Renbourn, Chris Smither, and John Hammond.
Venue: Duluth Folk School Main Hall
Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.