THE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT (IGN) brings together the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists to perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. Each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar.
For the November 2013 Canadian tour and the January/February 2014 U.S. tour, Brian will be joined by contemporary steel string guitarists Pino Forastiere from Italy and Mike Dawes from England, as well as Quique Sinesi, Argentinian master of guitar and charango.
For the January/February 2015 North American (Canada and the U.S.) tour, Brian will be joined by classical innovator Andrew York, Brazilian jazz icon Diego Figuierido, and contemporary French-Canadian steel string wizard Erik Mongrain.
International Guitar Night is North America’s premier mobile guitar festival. Sponsored by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, it is the only production of its kind to have grassroots origins. Ever since its beginning in 1995 in a converted laundromat in the California Bay Area, IGN has featured the best performing guitar composers from around the world. Since the beginning, audiences have cherished the friendly informal ambiance of the performances. Participants have relished the chance IGN affords to express reverence for one another, and to collaborate rather than compete. The unique brand of “guitar positivity” the forum provides has helped make IGN the most successful guitar showcase of its kind.
“With the International Guitar Night, Brian Gore has created a new niche for the myriad of styles that can be played by the unaccompanied acoustic guitar, as well as marvelous opportunity for virtuosos to interact and learn from one another onstage.”
Dirty Linen (100th Anniversary Edition)
"A magical evening."
Cowichan Theater, Duncan BC
"The audience loved this show."
Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, California