Celebrated Guitarists Antoine Dufour & Ian Ethan Case LIVE at Lakeward Spirits on June 2!

Celebrated guitar virtuosos Antoine Dufour and Ian Ethan Case will perform live in the Lakeward Spirits Event Center at The Barrel Factory on Friday, June 2, at 8:00 to 11:00 PM.

If you’re a fan of the guitar and acoustic performance of any kind, you won’t want to miss this world-class concert!

Tickets for the concert are $20, and are available via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/candyrat-guitar-night-presents-antoine-dufour-and-ian-ethan-case-tickets-33320268821.  The event is presented by Candyrat Records Guitar Night.

Craft cocktails and local NYS craft beer and wine will be available during the evening.

Antoine Dufour

Montreal, Canada based guitarist Antoine Dufour is known colloquially among the best guitar players in the world as a musician’s musician. To fans of popular music, he deftly combines jaw-dropping guitar playing skills and an artistic soul in crafting instrumental compositions that reflect ambient and progressive music that transcends global cultures and languages. That he does this in an incredibly visual and entertaining style has endeared him to a broad spectrum of fans of popular music.

“Mind Blowing” – The Guitar Journal

“The rise of this virtuoso—whom many, myself included, see as the true heir to the Michael Hedges mantle—has been rather meteoric.” – Mark Tucker – Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange


YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQlyHbu0zz4

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/antoinedufourmusic/

Website – http://www.antoinedufourmusic.com/
Ian Ethan Case

Following a busy 2016 which included his first tour of Europe, two performances with a full symphony orchestra, and roughly 39,000 miles of concert travel within the US alone, acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist Ian Ethan Case presents a new tour for 2017, previewing music from his upcoming album Earth Suite and featuring a never-before-seen custom instrument affectionately dubbed “The Beast”

Incorporating newly developed “acoustic synthesis” technology from American inventor

Paul Vo, the instrument was co-designed by Case and private luthier Wade Sylvester and took over 7 years to build. With an array of tuning levers allowing for accessing hundreds of tunings on the fly, along with sophisticated electromagnetic technology that physically manipulates the vibration of the 12 strings, be prepared to hear other-worldly sounds you’ve never imagined coming from a guitar—double-neck or otherwise.

Joining Ian will be live looping and electronics specialist Stephanie Case, adding even more sonic and orchestrational variety to the mix.

“You’ve probably never heard anything quite like the music of Ian Ethan. That’s probably because not many musicians are tackling the double-neck guitar — at least not the way he plays it…”

“The results of his exploration are stunning, beautiful, moving and expressive…be prepared to hear something like you’ve never heard before, to venture into wild and uncharted territory.”

-Jen O’Callaghan – Nashua Telegraph / Encore / Granite Sounds (Nashua, NH)


YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt0UEU3QcTs

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OpenLandMusic/

Website – http://www.ianethan.com/

Lakeward Spirits

Buffalo’s largest craft distillery, Lakeward Spirits produces high-quality spirits from scratch.  Currently featuring their signature, all-grain “Grain Canyon Vodka” and their new “Evergreen Gin,” Lakeward Spirits’ distillery, tasting room & store, and event center are located at The Barrel Factory in Buffalo’s historic Old First Ward.

The restored, 114-year-old landmark factory is also home to Elevator Alley Kayak, Snowy Owl Kombucha, and Paracosm Arts.  The upcoming and soon to be unveiled craft brewery, winery, and restaurant will fill out the redeveloped building’s remaining commercial spaces.  The Barrel Factory is located at 65 Vandalia St., corner of Republic St., in Buffalo.  For more info, visit www.BarrelFactory.com.