The Tulsa Guitar Society promotes solo guitar playing in the
greater Tulsa area by providing a forum for guitarists to meet,
share ideas and techniques, jam together, and announce their
performances. We cover a range of guitar styles including
classical, jazz, flamenco, folk, new age, and blues. Meetings
are held once a month and are open to the public so if you'd like to bring your guitar and join in, or if you'd prefer to just listen you're more than welcome. Most members play nylon string guitars but we do have a few who play a steel string so if that's your preference it's not a problem. Although our focus is on fingerstyle guitar we do allow guitarists to use a pick on occasion provided they are playing an acoustic guitar or a hollowbody electric.NEWS
March - The TGS was featured in Tulsa
TGS celebrated its 5th anniversary with a great lineup of local
guitarists. Thanks to everyone who has supported and helped us
in any way over the past five years.
March - The
Spring Fingerstyle Showcase took place March 3 at ORU with a lineup
that included first time participants Jacob Tovar and Kristy
Bridges. It was a great evening of music featuring new tunes
from returning participants.
April - TGS
began providing solo guitarists for live entertainment at Tulsa Qdoba restaurants Friday evenings.
Guitars Gone Wild II was presented July 19 by TGS at the Norman
Theater of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Edgar Cruz, Dixie
Michell, Reflejos Flamencos with gutarist Johnny Beard, and Rod
Saunders presented a mix of classical, blues, ragtime, folk, bossa
nova, pop, and flamenco tunes.
September - The
Fall 2008 Fingerstyle Showcase took place Sept 23 at ORU with first time
participants Richard Hudson, Dana Swift, Mike Perry, Sean Al-Jibouri, Tom
Richard, and ORU student Jesus Rodriguez. Mike and Sean gave us our first
rendering of a Django Reinhardt tune (Nuages) at a showcase concert.
Also in September the TGS
hosted the first fingerstyle competition at the Tulsa State Fair. Flamenco
guitarist Lon de Ada placed first, second was Mark Bruner, and third was Monty
July - TGS presented
"Guitars Gone Wild" at the Tulsa PAC Sunday July 27 featuring four
local solo guitarists (Lon de Ada, Joesf Glaude, Pete Astor, and Rod Saunders)
playing in a round robin format. This was the first of hopefully many
presentations in the PAC's summer stage concert series.
March - The Spring 2008 Fingerstyle Showcase took place March 11 at ORU with a lineup that included first time participants Jonathan Firey, Rick Priest, Brandon Laflin, and Eddie Watts. The night's music ranged from flamenco to blues to classical to new age to celtic. Click here to view a video montage of the concert.
February - The TGS was featured in an article in the Tulsa World.
November - The TGS YouTube page was launched. Visit www.youtube.com/fsr42 to watch some of our videos.
October - The TGS was represented at Magoo's at 51st & Memorial in the first "round robin" guitar performance featuring Darren Armentrout, J.T. Gentry, Rod Saunders, and Lon de Ada. Stay tuned for more of these round robin events. Also in October, Joesf Glaude and Pete Astor did a benefit concert for the Day Center for the Homeless. As usual the music was great and the results for the charity drive were substantial. See a video from the concert on YouTube.
June - The TGS was represented at the Tulsa Guitar
Show. Performing on the show's stage were Joesf Glaude, Lon Bartlett,
Jeffrey Hiatt-Frink, and Marcus Curtis. Also in June the TGS participated
in its first OK Mozart festival. Performers included Lon Bartlett, Johnny
Beard, Darren Armentrout, and the Joesf Glaude Trio.
May - Lon Bartlett conducted a workshop on flamenco
guitar techniques and concepts at the monthly performance meeting. Also in
May Rod Saunders and the Joesf Glaude Trio performed a benefit concert for the
Day Center for the Homeless at Southern Hills Methodist Church. The
concert brought in $1000 and two truckloads of items donated to the
April - TGS members Rod Saunders and Joesf Glaude
performed at the Enviro Expo downtown and the De-Stress Fest at OU Tulsa.
March - TGS conducted its third Fingerstyle Showcase
concert at ORU on Tuesday, March 6. It was an all star lineup that
provided for a very entertaining evening. See the Multimedia page for
photos and a video montage. CLICK HERE to
read a glowing review of the concert in
the April publication of The Gusher.
Also in March TGS was pleased to help out in promotion for
two concerts and a workshop conducted in Tulsa by guitar phenomenon Trace Bundy, as well as a concert and workshop by flamenco guitarist Ronald Radford.
February - TGS was contacted by the Crowne Plaza in
downtown Tulsa to begin providing regular entertainment in their Tiffany Rose
Lounge. See the calendar page for details on who's playing when.
January - Our monthly meeting was pushed back a week because of the ice
storm, but we still had a great meeting with Randy Wimer, Louis Drapp, and
Jeffrey Hiatt-Frink demonstrating their guitar looping