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Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux performs next Tuesday at 7:30 at Madisonville Community College's Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. At the age of 19, Vieaux won the Guitar Foundation of America's International Competition. He's also the first classical musician featured on NPR's Tiny Desk series, having fostered a long relationship with public radio from playing on Performance Today. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about his early training, his experience winning a Grammy and his upcoming show in Madisonville.

Cigar Box Guitar by Dr. Kirk Withrow

University of Louisville School of Medicine trained, Dr. Kirk Withrow, son of Dr. Pat Withrow of Paducah, is distinguishing himself as assistant professor of surgery at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. In addition, he's a father, an artist and a musician, to name just a few of his avocations. He's contributing one of his hand-made cigar-box guitars for the WKMS fundraising campaign. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about this 'Renaissance Man' with western Kentucky roots.

"One who tames; subdues" is the Latin meaning of 'Damiana' and "Untamed" in French and Greek. Guitarist Dieter Hennings of the University of Kentucky and Grammy Award winning flutist Molly Barth of the University of Oregon are Duo Damiana and they focus on broadening the cutting-edge body of repertoire for flute and guitar. Duo Damiana performs tonight at 7:30 in Performing Arts Hall at Murray State. We hear their music and learn about their inspirations on Sounds Good

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher returns to the Calloway County Public Library for a performance tonight (Thursday, May 16) at 6:30 p.m. According to the library's website, The New York based artist made his professional debut at the age of 15. He now tours the country, performing over 100 concerts each year. Tonight's event is free and will be in the Calloway County Public Library meeting room. Try to get there early, space is limited.

Guitarist CJ Cain on Rocking, Picking, and Grooving

Jun 8, 2012

CJ Cain picked up the guitar at age 14 to learn to play rock. At 16, he went to a bluegrass festival and has been picking ever since. Today he plays for the Lexington bluegrass band NewTown- which will be playing at ROMP in Owensboro this month.