Michael George Gonzalez – Booking 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org | (585)237-8442 | facebook.com/stargroove Michael George Gonzalez is a guitarist, composer, and music teacher based in Geneva, NY. For over two decades he has performed, taught, and lived throughout the United States. He averages 200 solo performances a year in addition to his work as an session Read more about February Troubadour Tuesdays[…]
If you find yourself down by Seneca Lake
You may hear a trickle that you can’t mistake,
Kashong Creek may be tiny, but it’s
Strong, it may be skinny, but it’s
Long enough to get you wet,
Deep enough to drown I bet, Kashong
In this mad, mad world why can’t we recall?
The past mistakes, folly, and the flaws.
Of our lives, a history we ignore.
Somehow we lost our mind,
But it’s been there all the time,
That’s for sure.
There’s nothing about this space is too palatial.
A smattering of things inconsequential.
This feeling that swells, inside my heart sails.
With the view, from within, my glass palace.
What is Troubador Tuesdays? Troubador Tuesdays is a weekly celebration of original music from the Finger Lakes. An acoustic show hosted by Geneva based musician, guitarist, and composer Michael George Gonzalez every Tuesday night at Kashong Creek Craft Cider. Where is Troubador Tuesdays? Each week Troubador Tuesdays is hosted by Kashong Creek Craft Cider in Read more about Troubador Tuesdays[…]
The iconic songs of Joni Mitchell are reimagined by some of The Smith’s favorite local and regional musicians. This exclusive tribute concert features beloved Rochester songstress Connie Deming performing Mitchell’s 1971 Blue album. Branded by Democrat and Chronicle music writer Jeff Spevak as “the best pure singer in the city, a performer with Joni Mitchell Read more about Joni Mitchell Tribute Show[…]
WhorlWood is an acoustic trio comprised of Michael George Gonzalez (voice + guitar), Perry Cleaveland (voice + mandolin + fiddle), Dan Lopata (upright bass). Their music spans the full spectrum of styles including originals and classics. From Folk to Funk…Bluegrass to Brazilian…Rags to Reggae and all that’s between they keep audiences on their toes. ABOUT Read more about Whorlwood[…]
9-MID | THURSDAY NIGHTS | KASHONG CREEK CRAFT CIDER Every Thursday night I will play a variety of roots, rock, reggae, funk,, blues, and jam music. I’ll play both some of my original music, and some of my favorite songs by Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and many others. With a combination Read more about Terrapin Thursdays[…]
Soulo was recorded live during a solo performance at the Beale Street Cafe. This solo performance featured smooth vocals, a looper, and his vintage Alvarez acoustic. Layering vocals and guitar lines with seamless precision.
For the past several years I have studied and taught ukulele in Washington and Hawaii. Both places have a vibrant ukulele culture with active community groups designed to bring ukulele enthusiasts together, while providing opportunities to learn and develop their skills. I have been fortunate to teach hundreds of people how to play ukulele through Read more about Finger Lakes Ukulele Group[…]
Feel unsure or intimidated by keys, chords, or scales? Wish you knew which scale to play and when? Want to learn songs by ear? Need a better sense of how to write songs? Learn music theory fundamentals from an experienced musician and teacher. I understand how music works…but more importantly I know how to explain Read more about Music Anatomy | chords, scales, and keys[…]
Ukulele lessons in the Finger Lakes with Michael George. Michael has been performing and studying music since he was eight years old. As a youth he started with voice and trumpet playing in various bands and choirs during his school years. In his early twenties he picked up the acoustic guitar and began to write Read more about Ukulele Lessons in the Finger Lakes[…]
Thanks for taking a moment to read this post. Please feel free to share with your friends or refer me to potential singers and musicians you know. I am searching for a female vocalist for a new recording/performance project. She should be comfortable singing both smooth and powerful on music that draws from styles including Read more about Female Singer Sought [Finger Lakes][…]
Today, December 21, 2014 is one of my favorite times of year. The Winter Solstice marks when the fewest hours of daylight fall in the Northern Hemisphere, while the most hours of daylight occur in the Southern Hemisphere. Earth Sky does a good job of explaining the science behind the solstice in this article. For Read more about Happy Solstice![…]
After learning the common cowboy chords and strumming patterns many guitar players are unsure how to develop their rhythmic approach to get variety in their sound. One option is fingerstyle guitar. Playing with a pick is an essential skill, but learning fingerstyle techniques will add depth and sophistication to your sound. Sell your beats online Read more about Travis Picking[…]
Happy Birthday to my youngest brother Kirk! It’s hard to believe how fast time can pass. Seems like only yesterday that you were my ‘kid brother’. Now you have evolved into an amazing man that serves his country, loves his wife, cares for his daughter…and STILL roots for the Bills. I think of you everyday Read more about Happy Birthday Kirk![…]
“When I play, what I try to do is to reach my subconscious level. I don’t want to overtly think about anything, because you can’t think and play at the same time — believe me, I’ve tried it (laughs).” ~Sonny Rollins Original Post from Sonny Rollins interview on NPR Post by Michael George Music.
I’m happy to announce openings in my schedule for private students in the Geneva area. This includes parts of Monroe, Wayne, and Ontario counties. All ages and skill levels are welcome to sign-up. Receive a discount when you pay by the month. Special rates for seniors. All lesson programs are tailored to the individual. The Read more about New Student Openings[…]
For creative people of all disciplines there are parallels in the pursuit of craft and expression. Whether you push pixels or paint brushes, write a codes or melodies…we focus energy to trigger ingenuity. There are times when the ideas flow through us with little effort. But more often it requires diligence, method, and patience. In Read more about Art is Work[…]