Shohei Toyoda comes to the Peterson Amphitheater at Tryon Fine Arts Center
On September 25th Tryon Fine Arts Center brings internationally-acclaimed guitarist Shohei Toyoda to the Peterson Amphitheater, kicking off a fall concert series in this new outdoor venue. It will be an evening of truly enchanting music, a time to celebrate and enjoy this beautiful new performance space and a time to experience the small town magic of Tryon. Lichty Guitars is proud to be the event sponsor.
About Shohei …
Shohei’s original compositions touch heart and soul, his renditions of classics delight.
Born in Japan and raised in Ohio, music has been a part of Shohei’s life from a very early age. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and is winning awards and gaining international recognition. In 2010 he was chosen as one of the top 16 guitarists to compete in Japan’s National Finger Picking Contest and he followed this with a two month / 30 show tour in Japan. In 2011 he landed two prestigious awards: Placement in the top five at the 2011 International Finger-style Championship in Kansas and Grand Champion at the International Thumb Picking Contest in Central City, Kentucky.
In 2012 Shohei was the winner of Japan’s National Finger Picking Competition.
Shohei now resides in Japan, where he performs and teaches private lessons for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. He plays a custom Cuban mahogany guitar built by Tryon luthier Jay Lichty.
- September 25th at 7 p.m.
- Tryon Fine Arts Peterson Amphitheater (concert will move into the auditorium in the event of bad weather) 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC 28782
- Tickets $10 General Admission / $5 for Students – cash or check/ No Advance Ticket Sales
- Refreshments will be available for purchase
A sampling of Shohei’s magic played on Lichty Guitars
[mp3j track=”Tree Lights played on a Cocobolo Alchemist@shoei-tree-lights-alchemist-snippet.mp3″ vol=”100″ autoplay=”n” flow=”y”]
[mp3j track=”Twilight (by Kotaro Oshio) played on an Indian Rosewood Crossover Guitar@crossover-shohei-twilight-snippet.mp3″ vol=”100″ autoplay=”n” flow=”y”]
[mp3j track=”It’s OK played on an Ancient Kauri Guitar@shohei-Its-okay-kauri-snippet.mp3″ vol=”100″ autoplay=”n” flow=”y”]
[mp3j track=”Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven played on Jay’s Mahogany Spanish Cedar Guitar@eric-claypton-snippet.mp3″ vol=”100″ autoplay=”n” flow=”y”]
Learn more about Shohei and purchase his latest CD
Visit Shohei online and pick up a copy of his latest CD
“The Hills Have Ears, Songs from a Finger Picker’s Heart”