Favored Links

Fingerstyle Associations
Our own space on MySpace
http://myspace.com/tampabayfingerstyleguitarguild
Association of Fingerstyle Guitarists — http://www.afg.org
Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club — http://ofgc.bizland.com
Oklahoma Fingerstyle Guitar Club
http://www.chetpickers.com
Georgia Fingerstyle Guitar Association
http://www.gfga.org
Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Association
http://fingerstyleguitar.ca
Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Association 
http://thumbpicker.com
Tampa Bay Fingerstyle Players 
http://tbfsplayers.com 
Long Island Fingerstyle Guitar Club 
http://lifgc.com
Kentucky Thumbpickers Club
http://www.thumbpickers.org
Orlando Acoustic Guitar Society
http://www.geocities.com/guitarsociety/OAGS.html
http://tommycalton.com/orlandoacousticsoc/oas.htm 

Performers and Icons
Doyle Dykes http://www.doyledykes.com
Muriel Anderson
http://www.murielanderson.com
Tommy Emmanuel
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com
Richard Smith
http://www.richardsmithmusic.com 
Mark Hanson
http://www.accentonmusic.com
Shaun Hopper
http://www.shaunhhopper.com
Todd Hallawell
http://www.toddhallawell.com
Thom Bresh
http://www.bresh.com
Buster B. Jones
http://www.busterbjones.com
Gamble Rogers 
http://www.gamblerogers.com
Eddie Pennington
http://www.eddiepennington.com
Essential Chet Atkins CD
http://www.mp3.com/albums/185717/summary.html
Richard Gilewitz
http://www.richardgilewitz.com
Ted Wray
http://www.tedwray.com & http://www.myspace.com/tedwray
Sal DiTroia 
 http://www.myspace.com/salditroia
Sam Pacetti
http://myspace.com/sampacetti
Chris Proctor 
http://www.chrisproctor.com
Buddy Tetreault
http://buddyguitar.com
Pete Huttlinger
http://petehuttlinger.com
Jeff Linsky
http://jefflinsky.com
Laurence Juber — http://www.laurencejuber.com

Lots of Fingerstylist — http://www.acousticfingerstyle.com/FPlayerLinks.htm
Fingerstylist Index http://www.folklib.net/index/fingerstyle.shtml

Suppliers and Services
Augustino LoPrinzi Guitars 
http://www.augustinoloprinzi.com (3 members own a model)
Buscarino Guitar
http://www.buscarino.com (1 member owns a model)
Sands Guitar http://www.sandguitars.com (1 member owns a model)
Charles Scroggins
 http://www.tampaguitarrepair.com  (EXCLUSIVELY used by TBFGG Members)

Events and Camps
Chet Atkins Appreciation Society 
http://www.misterguitar.com/caas/index.html
Gamble Rogers Folk Festival 
http://www.gamblerogersfest.com
Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Camps
http://www.acoustic-kamp.com
Richard Gilewitz GillaCamp
http://richardgilewitz.com/gillacamp.html

Fingerstyle Concert Venues [Tampa Bay Area]
(If you are thinking about a gig here!)

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
The performing arts complex consists of five distinct theaters, a performing arts Conservatory, a rehearsal hall, boutiques, and three on-site restaurants and banquet facilities. The five individual theaters at TBPAC are: 
Carol Morsani Hall (2,610 seats)
Ferguson Hall (1,042 seats)
Jaeb Theater (268 seats)
TECO Energy Foundation Theater (250 seats)
Shimberg Playhouse (130 seats). 

Tampa Theater
Seating Capacity (1446 seats)
1 Stage, Excellent Atmosphere/Historic Venue, amazing architecture and ambiance, well known venue for singer-songwriters, suitable for internationally recognized “Fingerstyle” players..

Royalty Theater
Seating Capacity (434 to 520 seats)
Opened as the Capitol Theatre, it is the only opera house in Clearwater. It is known for having some of the best natural acoustics in the southeastern part of the United States.


Palladium Theater
Stavros Great Room (150 seats)
Hough Concert Hall (850 seats)
12' x 12' stage, sound and dimmable lighting and is perfect for anything from meetings to luncheons to late-night jazz. Incredible natural acoustics, a beautiful and spacious ambience.  Sample featured Artist: Leo Kottke.

American Stage Theater
Seating Capacity (182 seats)
Brand new, state of the art, Raymond James Theatre. The performance space is the first of its kind ever built for a professional theatre in Tampa Bay history!  In the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Two incredibly large lobbies with a total of 80 sitting areas and ten accessible restrooms. 

Mahaffey Theater 
Seating Capacity (2030 seats)
Elegant ballroom space, European box-style seating, crisp, impressive acoustics make every performance an unforgettable experience.


Coliseum 
Seating Capacity (2000 seats)
The historic Coliseum was built in 1924, and purchased by the City of St. Petersburg in 1989. 
The Coliseum has undergone extensive renovations, making it one of the Tampa Bay area's most unique multi-use facilities. Offers open catering and beverage service and a friendly, professional and experienced staff.

Catherine Hickman Theater
Seating Capacity (173 seats)
Concession services are available including beer and wine.  Free and ample parking is available.  A dining room and kitchen is available in the facility for those that may wish to include a dinner or luncheon with their event.

Largo Cultural Center
Seating Capacity (333 seats)
Allows everyone a terrific view. The last row of seats is only 50 feet from the stage

Ruth Eckerd Hall
Murray Studio Theater (200 seats)
Margaret Heye Great Room (400 seats)
Ruth Eckerd Hall (2300 seats)

Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
Seating Capaciy (275 seats)
The Performing Arts Center is known for its small town intimate atmosphere with big city acoustics and performances. Broadway musicals, opera, and plays, classical, folk, and Celtic concerts are presented in year-round season lineup.
It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Samle featured artists: Pierre Bensusan, Richard Gillawitz and others have played this venue.

Pasco Hernando Performing Arts Center
Seating Capacity (620 seats)
Small, intimate theatre where all seats have a great view. A little out of town compared to major venues in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg.  Hi tech Community College Campus and extremly comortable. Sample artist: Santa Fe Guitar Quartet.

Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center
Seating Capacity (880 seats)
Located at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School.  State-of-the-art sound and lighting.