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This Summer: “A Fingerstyle Guitar Journey” coming to the Pacific Northwest 

I’m looking forward to my first tour in the Northwest in a few years. I’ll be returning to some familiar stages and visiting some new ones as well. Also: one of my favorite workshops, hosted by Seattle’s venerable Dusty Strings: “NOT for Guitarists Only: Improvisation as Spontaneous Composition.” Did I mention how excited I am to do some off-day cycling on the Oregon Coast, Puget Sound, and scenic Idaho? Here’s to seeing old friends and making new ones. The schedule is below; click on the links to the right for more information. Here’s hoping to see you at a show–tell your friends!

2014 Pacific Northwest Tour Dates (details at right)

Wed June 4    Portland OR: The Historic Old Church

Thu June 5    Lincoln City OR: Lincoln City Cultural Center

Sat June 7    Seattle WA: WORKSHOP: NOT for Guitarists Only: Improvisation as Spontaneous Composition,  Dusty Strings Music Store &  School

Sat June 7    Marysville WA: Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Thu June 12   Enterprise OR: Wallowa Valley Music Alliance Courthouse Concert Series

Fri June 13    Sandpoint ID: Pend d’Oreille Winery

Sat June 14   Worley ID (near Coeur d’Alene Lake): Sun Meadow Resort

Music for St. Patrick’s at Boulder Beer

Fiddler extraordinaire Deb Switzer joins me for an afternoon of jigs, reels, hornpipes and songs from Ireland (and all the Celtic lands).

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In 2014: Spring Tour to the Northwest, Summer Tour to the East Coast

It’s been a few years since I’ve been to the Northwest but I’ll be making concert stops in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington (hoping to also land a Vancouver BC show). Also on the schedule is a pair of workshops at Dusty Strings in Seattle. Then I come home, unpack, do some laundry and head off for an East Coast tour.  Stay tuned for updates and more details–of the shows and workshops, not the laundry.

It’s here: EC’s must listens for 2013

Every year EC culls from the wealth of music she encounters for airplay on her KGNU-FM radio shows “Musica Mundi,” “The Heavy Set” and “Sound Lab.” You’ll find plenty to add to your iPod. Read about the artists and follow links to their music on EC’s Blog.

Summer tour “A Fingerstyle Guitar Journey” concludes with shows in Maine, New York City, Virginia, Michigan

Seven weeks. 8047 miles. Incalculable memories.

I’m back in Colorado after a great summer tour. If you missed my ongoing blog you can still check it out here, at Michael’s Blog—so many good stories! Photos and video coming soon.

After a little time to get re-acclimated to the Front Range I’m back to work on filling the calendar with shows and workshops. I’m way overdue to revisit the West Coast and Northwest—any ideas or offers to host a concert are welcome. I’m also hoping to get to do some shows in the Southern states in the coming year. And finally, I need to schedule some shows right here in Colorado. I’ll keep you posted here on the website.

Documentary “Seeking Wellness” premieres Monday September 23 in Longmont CO—featuring Michael’s Music

“Seeking Wellness”, a new film about holistic medicine by Colorado native Rich Lukon, premieres Monday September 23, 6:00 PM at the Longmont Senior Center. Lukon will host a discussion about his work after the showing. I will be at the premiere, as will those featured in the film. More details to come.

Michael DeLalla’s new CD: “This is How I Disappear” is getting nice press!

“…a sublime and uniquely crafted sonic landscape…DeLalla creates a sonic vibrancy on this CD that is rich, remarkable and revelatory.”                   ©James Filkins/min7th.com

Click here and scroll down for the complete review.

“The musicianship on this album is excellent…[DeLalla] has blended different styles from around the world to create a great artistic atmosphere…”      Greg Bennett/Victory Music

Click here for the complete review.                            

Autumn finds guitarist/composer Michael DeLalla back in Colorado after a summer tour in the mid-Atlantic. Performances were in a variety of settings: solo concerts to celebrate his new release This Is How I Disappear, a show with his longtime partners in Celtic music The Unfortunate Rakes, a concert with National Autoharp Champion Bonnie Phipps, and a two-week guitar workshop. Check back frequently for newly added shows.

Michael DeLalla: Home again, keeping it local for a (little) while

Whew.

Six weeks. 8711 miles. I don’t think I’ve ever played a more gratifying tour–great venues that let the music sparkle, great audiences to soak it up. I can’t thank enough the wonderful radio and press along the way. And all the extras: plenty of sightings of old friends, lots of new friends, great regional food (I love this part of the job!), plenty of opportunity to soak up the varied cultures that comprise us. Thank you.

Back in Colorado now, with a slate of shows close to home–a great opportunity to connect with my Front Range friends. Check the Events sidebar for updates and more details.

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