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"Haunting slide, spectacular writing, killer contrapuntal chops, and sensitive articulation reconfirm that Proctor's in the league with the Martin Simpsons and Peter Fingers of the world" - Guitar Player Magazine


"Proctor... is writing challenging compositions and playing them with such precision and clarity that they seem to sparkle... maintaining an evenness of tone and cleanliness of fingering that will impress fellow guitarists even more than it does lay listeners." - Washington Post


"It's rich in texture, tightly, almost classically designed, and difficult in execution... Proctor is the only Baroque fingerpicker." - Los Angeles Times


"Proctor has again elevated the acoustic guitar to High Art, and, this time, he might be the one sparking the epiphanies." - Wood and Steel magazine


"His elegant tunes take a satisfying middle path between aimless arpeggios and displays of flash for flash's sake ... he plays with a warm, singing tone and clean technique which have kept him on the full-time music track for twelve years." - Acoustic Guitar magazine


"More like Kottke, he composes genuine guitar 'tunes' distinct from one another in their melodic symmetry, stylistically unique in their achieving a lovely suspension between tonal haiku and technical prose." - Los Angeles Times


"It's nice to be able to spend your money and know what you will get. Chris continues to deliver with a collection of songs as strong as his last release, "Travelogue," still a favorite." - Fingerstyle Guitar magazine


Discography

9 solo CD's- "Ladybug Stomp," "The Chris Proctor Collection," and "Under the Influence," all on Sugarhouse Records. Also "Only Now," "Travelogue," "Steel String Stories," "His Journey Home," "The Delicate Dance" and "Runoff," all on Flying Fish/Rounder Records. Two cuts on Windham Hill, including one on the original "Windham Hill Guitar Sampler," Many other anthologies have included Chris's music. Radio airplay has been consistent or more than 20 years on Americana, NPR, college, community and internet radio.

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Chris Proctor was winner of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, and is a popular Sugarhouse, Rounder, Flying Fish and Windham Hill recording artist will be performing in concert. A nationally-recognized 6 and 12-string guitarist, composer, recording artist, performer, and clinician for Taylor Guitars, Proctor has produced several books and videos which teach his techniques and compositions for solo guitar, and writes extensively for the guitar press. He is touring to promote his new release and ninth solo recording, "Ladybug Stomp," on Sugarhouse Records, his 6 and 12-string instructional DVD’s for Homespun Tapes, and his Warner book/instructional CD, Chris Proctor, Guitar Collection.