Candyrat Records, the most prestigious label for acoustic percussive fingerstyle music, returns with it’s popular concert tour “Candyrat Guitar Night” which will feature two of Candyrat’s most popular artists, fingerstyle guitarist Antoine Dufour and acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case. Joining Antoine and Ian for this special show will be fellow Candyrat recording artist and fingerstyle guitarist Peter Ciluzzi.
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.
Highlights: Over 50 million YouTube views, 5 record and 2 DVD releases, Toured in the U.S., Canada, Japan, U.K., and the E.U. Releasing first new record in 4 years in March 2017.
Antoine Dufour — «Air Ground»: youtu.be/2Z1wa2wmFtM
Anotine Dufour — «Déjà Vu»: youtu.be/wQ6hU13lwZ8
Ian Ethan Case
Acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist Ian Ethan Case is quickly becoming recognized as “one of the most creative and engaging fingerstyle guitarists in the world” (International Center for Creativity.) After a decade of composing and performing around the country largely under the radar, in 2015 a viral facebook video of his song “Butter II” introduced his music to over 6 million listeners around the world in the course of a month. In addition to a record deal and endorsements with companies such as Ovation guitars and Boss pedals, 2016 provided extensive touring opportunities throughout Europe and the United States, including two performances with a full symphony orchestra. Fingerstyle legend Don Ross invited Case to open for him in Ross’ then-hometown of Toronto, later describing his performance as “some of the most massively inventive musicianship I’ve ever heard/seen.” Other listeners have described his music as a cross between Michael Hedges and Pat Metheny.
His latest album, Earth Suite (coming in October 2017), features nearly a dozen musicians from all over the globe, including four-time Grammy-winning cellist Eugene Friesen and internationally acclaimed percussionist Jamey Haddad. While the studio album features a large group and dense orchestration, Case brings much of that expansive sound to his 2017-2018 concert performances thanks to live looping and sound specialist Stephanie Case who records, layers, and manipulates Ian’s playing on the spot for a dynamic, truly symphonic effect that defies the typical “solo musician with a loop pedal” stereotype. As one first-time listener in California exclaimed, “Ian’s music is phenomenal — watching him play is not ‘listening to music’; it’s a full mind experience. Transporting.”
— Ian Ethan Case — «Butter II»: youtu.be/5TlsJCqf5NM
Ian Ethan Case — «Slow Burn» live feat. Wenatchee Valley Symphony: youtu.be/BHWOnM2Y9A4
— «A sonic feast, an epic journey both aurally and conceptually...Each piece is a mini-symphony that holds the attention fully. Run Toward the Mountains [is] a major achievement which is sure to confirm Case among the ranks of significant artists at work today.» — Céline Keating, Minor7th.com
“It was refreshing to witness a guitarist who has created his own style and is not emulating a host of other players.” — Devon “Doc” Wendell, The International Review of Music
Website — IanEthan.com/
YouTube — YouTube.com/IanEthanCase
Facebook — Facebook.com/OpenLandMusic/
With a distinctive, timeless sound that is both familiar and unexpected, Peter Ciluzzi's music defies easy categorization and reflects a wide range of influences including jazz, bluegrass, classical, and world music. Raised in a small town in coastal Massachusetts, Ciluzzi developed an appreciation of the arts at a young age and took up guitar when he was a child. Mainly a self- taught musician, he has also studied jazz and improvisation as well as classical composition and has written a number of orchestral and electronic works in addition to his solo guitar recordings. A finalist in the 2007 Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, he has toured and performed throughout the US and shared the stage with the likes of Antoine Dufour, Ewan Dobson, Pino Forastiere, Craig D'Andrea and Gareth Pearson. The broad nature of his musical interests also extends into guitar design and construction; having studied lutherie with Charles Fox, he started Ciluzzi Guitars in 2006 and has displayed at a number of exhibitions including the Montreal Guitar Show.