Loren Barrigar

Stage Right


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Saturday, March 30


  • Concert - Advance: $15.00
  • Concert - Door: $20.00



World class guitar playing!” – Syracuse Post Standard

Loren started playing guitar when he was only four years old, and by the time he was six, played the Chet Atkins hit “Yackety Axe” in front of thousands of country music fans at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He went on to study with Jimmy Atkins (Chet’s brother) which led to a touring career with his family band from Nashville to Las Vegas. Since settling down in Central New York, he has been in constant demand as a studio musician.

Loren’s finely-honed songwriting skills have launched his melodies on NBC’s #1 rated show “ER”, “The Young and The Restless” and on a Christmas CD with BB King and Patti Labelle. He has performed with some of the best acoustic players in the world including Stephen Bennett, Richard Smith, John Knowles, Muriel Anderson and Loren’s friend and mentor Tommy  Emmanuel, the Australian guitar sensation. He has also recorded with Multiple Grammy winner and legendary producer Lloyd Maines.

In 2010, Loren made a guest appearance at The Chet Atkins Appreciation Society {CAAS} in Nashville with his pickin’ pal from New Zealand, Mark Mazengarb. His solo concerts include favorite songs from seven decades, as well as his originals all featuring exciting guitar work and memorable vocal stylings.

Openers: Sam Pruyn & Ted Williams

Sam, a native of Long Island, moved to CNY in 2014. On Long Island he was a member of The Moondogs, a classic roots rock band, and The Hoodoo Loungers, a New Orleans traditional style themed band. From performing at open mics at Auburn Public Theater he met Ted Williams and many other talented musicians with whom he started performing. In addition to performing with Ted he is currently in Petty Thieves, covering the music of Tom Petty and friends, as well as classic rock band The Oddz. Sam and Ted hit it off as a duo and are presenting a mix of originals and covers in a country/bluegrass/Americana style.

Ted has played guitar and Mandolin with many wonderful musicians, including John Cadley and the Lost Boys, the Mark Allnatt Band and the iconic Dean Brothers Band. He is especially grateful to Becky Bottrill for inviting him to play guitar in numerous productions of her magical performances as Patsy Cline. It was there that he met many of the great musicians from this area. Steel guitar virtuoso Tim Hodgson introduced Ted to John Cadley, who led him down the path to bluegrass music, where one can make tens of dollars. Recently, Ted met the late great Bob Brower, his wife Gilda and the guys and gals at the Auburn Public Theater, who made him part of their musical family. Sam and Ted met there. They are really excited about getting out there and playing music. Finally, they would both like to offer heartfelt thanks to fellow musician Carey Eidel for believing in them and giving them this opportunity.

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