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TBFGG had its beginnings in 2005 at a Memorial Day “Guitarbeque” at John Lieberman’s. John, Ted, Terry and Sal agreed that they should get together again. In November 2005 the group started monthly meetings to share their passion for fingerstyle guitar.

The Guild is active in three major areas:
• Informal meetings, where we discuss favorite artists, guitar models, playing unplugged circle, and share knowledge

• Exclusive fingerstyle guitar Showcases and Workshops, for practicing in performance mode and introducing fingerstyle guitar to new guitar players, getting experienced guitar musicians involved in the art of fingerstyle playing, and bringing forth the sounds and the style for the enjoyment and education of the general public

• Paid performances, where select members of the Guild play at your events. This could mean three or more members, depending on their availability. Please see our Performance Roster.

Terry & Sal
John, Terry, Jim, Doyle Dykes, Don
John & Mel with Leo Kottke
Terry Pemru
Michael Marth On ‘Studio 10’
‘What’s the chart say?’
Mark Switzer
Sal DiTroia
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Current Members

Terry Premru

John Leibs

Don Hambone

Jim Allen

Denny Falzone

Glen Hines

Jack White

Ed Kawalec

Michael Jay

Chad Stivers

Past Members

Mark Switzer

Michael Marth

Richard Taylor

Donald Kautz

Scott Lannewehr

Steven Lewis

David Wiley

Founding Members

Sal Di Troia

Terry Premru

John Leibs

Ted Wray

In Memory of Sal Di Troia, Founding member

Playing guitar for 50 years, 36 years of fingerstyle guitar.
Every time you hear “I’m a Believer” or watch The Godfather you hear Sal. He’s the studio musician who played guitar on The Monkees’ peppy 1966 hit and worked on the score for the 1972 movie’s foreboding wedding scene. Sal also performed on Billy Joel’s first album, on Simon & Garfunkel’s hits “The Boxer” and “Scarborough Fair”, and on all of Dionne Warwick’s hits, including “Alfie” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose.” He worked with everyone from Grace Slick to Country Joe McDonald. We’re gratefully to have your contribution to TBFGG and to have been your friend.