Alan Lee Wilson

Classical Guitar from Portland, ME - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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" An Honest If Not Brilliant Approach To Guitar Playing" New England Conservatory 1972 MAINE'S NO. 1 CLASSICAL/ ACOUSTIC GUITARIST! WINNER OF GIGMASTER'S BEST OF 2015, 2014,2013,and 2012 AWARDS! ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER GUITARISTS IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND! CLASSICAL GUITAR,CLASSIC ROCK,RAGTIME, POP,BLUES, STANDARDS! OVER A HALF CENTURY OF PLAYING EXPERIENCE!! DJ SERVICES AVAILABLE! H Hello Everybody My name is Alan Lee Wilson. From a very young age I have had a love affair with the guitar and the music that emanates from it's delicate curvaceous body. I have been playing guitar now for over 50 years and classical guitar for over 45. I have been Gigmasters no. 1 ranked classical/acoustic guitarist in Maine for the past 4 years running. I would love to share my talent with you. I play and learn the music that you want me to play! You are in the driver's seat! I am Originally from Superior,Wisconsin I now make my home in Fayette, Maine. I Studied guitar at New England Conservatory in Boston with a major in guitar performance. I am available for Weddings, Corporate Parties, Dinners, Memorial Services and festivals. My repertoire ranges from Bach to Flamenco, Ragtime to Beatles and Standards arranged for Classical and Finger style guitar. New England Conservatory has called my playing "An Honest If Not Brilliant Approach To Guitar Playing" I started playing Electric Guitar at age thirteen and played in several rock bands in the Midwest before developing an interest in Classical or "Spanish" guitar which is traditionally payed on a nylon stringed instrument with the fingers. The Classical guitar refers more to a technique of guitar playing rather than the music and it is a very versatile method of playing where you can play almost any type of music on it from Bach to Pop. The guitar is almost like a miniature orchestra and presents numerous possibilities for a Wedding or Dinner setting. The guitar is very much a solo instrument but unlike the organ or piano the guitar is very portable and can go almost anywhere and when it is amplified through my fine sound system it presents absolutely no problem when amplification is necessary.There are many people who have never heard of "The Classical Guitar" and may even be turned off by the mere mention of classical music but to them I invite them to listen to my numerous audio and video examples and to read my reviews which I feel speak for themselves, and give me a try and you may be pleasantly surprised at what my guitar can do for your event. I studied first with James Bleskan in Wisconsin and then with Jeffrey Van and Charlie Pederson in Minneapolis. I then went on to study guitar with Robert Paul Sullivan at New England Conservatory in Boston. I also studdied with Bill Viola And Joe Mayes in Philadelphia.I also studied Jazz Guitar with Harry Chalmiers at the Indian Hill School of Music in Littleton,Ma. I was the first student to recieve credit for Classical Guitar at The Unniversity of Wisconsin, Superior chiefly from my own efforts in pursuading the Administration in recognizing the Guitar as a worthy insrument of serious study alongside the piano and violin. I also studied string bass under Johann Lingamen while at the Unniversity of Wisconsin and I played that instrument in the Unniversity symphony orchestra while there. I have a huge repoirtoire from the Rennasaince period music of John Dowland such as the Frog Galliarde or from the Baroque period such as Jesu Joy or the 1st lute suite by J.S. Bach to Spanish Romantic music such as Granada or Sevilla by Issac Albeniz or La Maja De Goya by Enrique Granados. I also play Music by The Beatles for classical guitar such as Across the Unniverse or Here There and Everywhere. I also play rock aranged for acoustic guiar such as Riahnon or Freebird and Ragtime such as The Maple Leaf Rag or The Entertainer by Scott Joplin.I also play Standards like Paper Moon or Georgia on My Mind. I once went for a one night gig at The Weathervane Resturant in Readfield Maine and I ended up Playing there for four years every week. I was also featured in a recital by the Boston Classical Guitar Society.I built my own log home and I lke to keep physically fit with jogging in my spare time. I also occasionally collaborate with My son Andres Amitai and Andres'wife Asia Mei both Berklee College of music grads who provide vocals. I have sound systems to fit any size venue and I can run them on battery for locations without electricity.I can go completely unplugged for small intimate events. I have mics for announcements and a DJ machine I can patch trhough my PA for recorded music. I do DJ services on a limited basis when clients may be on a tight budjet, One of my many jobs in my life ouside of music was a radio DJ many years ago in the 70's and 80's..
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Alan was terrific in every way. He was very professional, personable and a fabulous musician. Alan played a wonderful selection that was a perfect fit for the party: the guests raved about it and I think it made a positive difference in the overall memorability of the party. I will refer Alan to everyone I know and will definitely book him in the future.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Alan's talent was the perfect accompaniment to our gathering. He instantly "got" the sense of our ceremony, needed nothing in direction or support, and his musical repertoire was exactly what we were hoping for. And all this on 3 days' notice, including taking the time to transpose an arrangement to my vocal key. Could not have been more pleased. Bravo, and thank you!

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Alan did a great job and learned two songs last minute for our wedding. He showed up early and he stayed late after a bit of a delay. Thanks Alan!

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Wedding Ceremony
Augusta, ME
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Scarborough, ME
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
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Wedding
South Berwick, ME
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Wedding Ceremony
North Woodstock, NH
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
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Community Event
Oakland, ME
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Wedding
South Paris, ME
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2015
Dec
18
Holiday Party
Falmouth, ME
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
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26
Restaurant Event
Readfield, ME
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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13
Wedding Reception
Kennebunk, ME
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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24
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North Conway, NH
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2015
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Rye, NH
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
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26
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Bridgton, ME
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Dallas Rag
Pomp and Circumstance
Sonata
Domenico Scarlatti
Prelude no. 3
Villa Links
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Bob Dylan
Band on The Run
Paul and Linda McCartney
Estrellita
Manuel Ponce
Prelude From 2st Cello Suite
J.S.Bach
I' D Love to Change The World
Ten Years After/ Alvin Lee
White Room
Jack Bruce
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70's Hits Acoustic Guitar
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Please note Alan Lee Wilson will also travel to Ocean Park, South Windham, South Freeport, Bar Mills, Freeport, Biddeford Pool, Cape Porpoise, Cape Elizabeth, Old Orchard Beach, Pejepscot, West Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Scarborough, Biddeford, Newfield, Saco, South Portland, Emery Mills, Peaks Island, Kennebunk, South Hiram, Cliff Island, Long Island, Wells, Westbrook, York Beach, Chebeague Island, Bailey Island, Falmouth, Milton.
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