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6/22/08 concert w/ Steve Adelson & Phil Minissale

The Islip Arts Council Free Summer Sunday Concert Series proudly presents

Young Blues Guitarist PHIL MINISSALE

In an Exciting Double Bill with

Chapman Stick Vituoso STEVE ADELSON

Free concert at Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Sunday June 22, 2008 at 2:00 PM

This year, the Islip Arts Council celebrates its milestone 31st season of presenting fine music in its Free Concert Series. On June 22nd, 2008 at 2:00 PM, the acclaimed young Blues guitarist Phil Minissale will be performing in a double bill with the widely renowned master of the Chapman Stick, Steve Adelson. This unique concert will be presented on the lawn at the beautiful Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River .

Young Piedmont-style guitarist Phil Minissale says he has one foot in the blues and one foot in folk. Phil writes a lot of his own material while still keeping the historic integrity of the music. Born on Long Island, Phil grew up in Pennsylvania , and in 2006 moved to the Stony Brook area. In just a few short months, Phil has become a Long Island favorite. His fingerstyle guitar playing and instincts for finding new melodies are far beyond his years. Phil’s music is beginning to be heard far and wide, including a recent spin on WGBH Public Radio in Boston . Phil will be performing at Riverhead Blues Festival in late July.

For more info about Phil, and to hear his music, please go to www.myspace.com/philminissalemusic

Steve Adelson is widely regarded as a master of the Chapman stick, a fascinating stringed instrument with a full, rich sound, blending the orchestral with the electronic. Steve got his first introduction to the Stick through a meeting with its creator, Emmett Chapman at a guitar expo in 1983. Recognizing the great potential of the instrument, he has focused his performance on it since then. Adelson has performed at clubs, festivals and conventions all over the US and in Italy . He is also a regular contributor and columnist for Twentieth Century Guitar Magazine.

Steve’s CDs, The Answer’s Inside, Sailing Down the River and the newest, Adventures in Stickology, have all received rave reviews by well-respected jazz periodicals.

For more information about this remarkable musician, please log onto www.steveadelson.com

The Islip Arts Council is proud to present young Blues guitarist Phil Minissale and Chapman Stick master Steve Adelson as part of the Free Summer Sunday Concerts on the lawn at the beautiful Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Montauk Highway, Great River , on Sunday, June 22nd at 2:00 PM.

The concert area is handicapped accessible, and concertgoers should bring their own chairs. Admission to the concert is free, but there is a $6 per car parking fee.

Call (631) 224-5420 or e-mail info@islipartscouncil.org for info.

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