The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents Chris Proctor, Acoustic Guitarist on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 pm in the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington.
One insightful reviewer chose to characterize the essence of Chris Proctor’s music as follows: “What to call his unique melange of styles? There’s an aspect of Americana in the echoes of Appalachian and old-timey styles that are apparent in just about every track, but there are also elements of jazz, Celtic folk, and a dash of blues in here somewhere. What Proctor does is create guitar music that reflects the whole heritage of the instrument and still has his own distinct stamp — a tall order, but he’s up to the job”
Other critic call his guitar playing “breathtaking,” “haunting,” and “rich.” Guitar magazines describe his compositions as “spectacular,” “elegant,” and “exquisite,” and praise his twelve-string work as “revelatory.” Media reviewers trace the roots of his style to folk, jazz, pop, and classical music, categorize his playing as “Baroque Folk,” “New World Steel String,” “Solo Guitar Orchestra,”
Here’s more of what critics, listeners, presenters and concert audiences say about Chris Proctor:
- He is an acclaimed composer of original music and a wonderful arranger for the 6 and 12-string guitars.
- He is a performer with a gift for communicating the tremendous variety, vitality, and accessibility of his music.
- His amazing variety of guitar sounds and textures, and the rich tapestry of bass, melody, and inner voices, bring an orchestral quality to his music that surprises and delights audiences who haven’t heard him before.
- His compositions and arrangements shine with folk, jazz, pop, classical, and ethnic influences.
- He is a superlative workshop, master class and residency/outreach leader, author of numerous instructional articles in the guitar press, and producer of two world-class instructional videos for 6 and 12-string players.
Early bird tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students/children. Tickets at the door will be $20 for adults and $15 for students/children.
Tickets can be purchased from the Community Education office at 3200 West C Street or by calling the Community Education office at 307.532.8213.