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The Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA) is very proud to host concerts and workshops throughout the year. Although we're in a small town, we are conveniently close to both Portland and Seattle, and our events draw folks from both directions. We bring some of the best acoustic musicians from all over. Near the bottom of this page are profiles of just some of the musicians who have come to perform and teach in Winlock.

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John Standefer

National Champion Fingerstyle Guitarist

in Concert at Hope Grange in Winlock, WA

Saturday, October 22, 2022
Concert starts at 7:00 pm


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John Standefer

Event Information:

Event Title:

John Standefer In Concert

Venue: Hope Grange, Winlock, WA
Address: 118 Antrim Road
Winlock, WA 98596
(Map & Directions)
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm to ~ 9:00 pm
Info: The Concert will consist of two 45 minute sets with a break.
Cost: $20.00 per person
Children 12 and under are FREE
when accompanied by and adult
.

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Refund Policy:
Refunds up to 7 days before event






John Standefer

John  Standefer

Guitar Workshop

Saturday, October 22, 2022
3:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Hope Grange, Winlock, WA
As a separate event from the concert, John Standefer will be providing a Guitar Workshop for $35.00 per person.
(Refunds up to 7 days before event.)

These workshop tickets must also be purchased in advance.

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Please use the WAMA Contact Us form to RSVP and let Marv Sobolesky know that you will be attending the Workshop.
(Please put John Standefer Guitar Workshop in the Subject box.)



Preconcert Potluck

Saturday, October 22, 2022
5:15 pm until 6:30 pm

Hope Grange, Winlock, WA
Following the guitar workshop and before the John Standefer Concert, WAMA is having a Potluck and Meet & Greet.

Whether you attend just the workshop, just the concert, or both, please feel free to join WAMA at the Hope Grange around 5:15 pm to informally meet with John Standefer and other attendees while enjoying a relaxing snack before the concert.

There is no cost for the potluck, but we gladly accept donations.

Hope to see you there!



Workshop - Potluck - Concert
Schedule

Time Event
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Guitar Workshop
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Potluck and Meet & Greet
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm Concert - Set 1
7:45 pm - 8:15 pm Break
8:15 pm - 9:00 pm Concert - Set 2

 

 



John Standefer

National Champion Fingerstyle Guitarist

 

John Standefer

John Standefer is a true master of fingerstyle guitar. He began playing music very early on the drums, mandolin, and violin, taking up the guitar in 1963. Soon after hearing Chet Atkins play for the first time, he went to work learning Atkins’ style by ear while also studying music in a conservatory. These early accomplishments gave John a great start towards a career in music. By 1966, he had begun a lifetime career as a professional guitarist and teacher. His musical interests continued to expand to include folk, pop, jazz and bossa nova music (among others). As a result, the guitar arrangements he has developed contain a surprisingly colorful blend of styles, techniques and genres.

Over his life John has traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad performing concerts and teaching master classes. John has won national and international championships in fingerstyle guitar and has also performed and/or recorded with such guitar greats as Tommy Emmanuel, John Knowles, Brooks Robertson, Pat Kirtley, Guy Van Duser, Richard Smith and Doug Smith. These days John commonly finds himself playing venues and house concerts all around the country and he appears yearly at the Chet Atkins conferences in Nashville.

Besides live appearances, John has produced numerous CDs, books, videos and TAB arrangements, which can be found in the store pages of this website. He continues to teach as well and, over the past several years, has cultivated a roster of guitar students from all over the world with the help of Skype. These online lessons have become a central part of his life these days and both he and the students are really enjoying the experience.


What Others Say


“John is a world class arranger of guitar music. Years of experience and mature musicianship have proven to be a winning combination.”
- feature story excerpt from Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine by editor Bill Piburn

"I love John and his music dearly. He is such a good human being. We had great conversations about what life is all about and this brought us very near to each other. I will always cherish this great weekend. And what a player he is! In the concert here he kept the crowd enthusiastic for hours!! He is so much better than I even thought he was and even better than he himself thinks he is."
- Stanley Dijkhuis - Raalte, The Netherlands

"John is a really excellent example of a teacher that meets everyone on their own ground. His down to earth sense of humor really takes the stress out of learning. Ideas and concepts I thought I’d never understand were spoken to me clearly for the first time."
- G. Jason Greenwalt - Germantown, MD



Listen to samples of John Standefer's music:


Begin The Beguine




I Am A Pilgrim




I've Got My Fingers Crossed




Almost Home





Go to John Standefer's website.

 


Please support WAMA so we can continue providing these types of Concerts and Workshops.
Click here to join WAMA for only $20 a year.
(For a Family Membership)

or

Click this link to make a Donation to WAMA.

 

Click Here For Directions To The Hope Grange:

 

For more information, contact WAMA. Enter "Concert" in Subject Line.

 


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