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The Barn Loves Guitars

Two evenings of purely solo guitar excellence.


Tasmania is blessed with an incredible array of guitarists across dozens of styles. This double show brings together eight of our most talented players, four each night, followed by a feature set from guitar virtuoso Michael Fix (Bris). The Barn’s acoustics are ideally suited for these evenings of purely solo guitar excellence.

Friday, February 9 guitarists:

  • GB Balding (blues)
  • Damien Kingston (avant/jazz)
  • Harry Edwards (manouche)
  • Andrew Bond (wild card)

Saturday, February 10 guitarists:

  • Jacob Boote (blues)
  • Julius Schwing (avant/jazz)
  • Paul Gerard (flamenco)
  • Sam Kirkpatrick (classical)


Harry Edwards playing solo guitar
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Harry Edwards


Composer and jazz guitarist
  • Michael Fix is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. He has won three Golden Guitars amongst numerous other awards and tours widely throughout the world. Over the past two decades he’s released 15 albums and as a Maton guitar endorsee (with his own signature model series), his guitar workshops are in high demand all over Australia and internationally. Michael is offering a small group masterclass in finger style guitar as a part of The Barn Loves Guitars.

Friday, February 9 guitarists:

  • GB Balding is a legendary Tasmanian blues guitar player specialising in the finger picking styles of the Mississippi Delta.
  • Damien Kingston is a Hobart based jazz guitarist and Masters Graduate under Dutch legend Jesse van Ruller. First place winner at the Jazz & Blues Awards 2006 in Berlin, he now leads his own trio.
  • Harry Edwards is a young Tasmanian guitarist with a passion for Manouche guitar in the style of Django Reinhardt.
  • Andrew Bond is the go to guitarist in Hobart’s best known groove bands but behind closed doors he takes flights of fancy from chicken pickin’ blues to Bach.

Saturday, February 10 guitarists:

  • Jacob Boote hails from the N/W of Tasmania and has had a long and strange fascination with Resonator Guitars, in particular blues bottleneck style.
  • Julius Schwing composes music for his own ensembles as well as for theatre, sound installations, short film and has released four albums under his own name.
  • Paul Gerard has been playing Spanish Flamenco guitar professionally for over thirty years and is a practitioner of the Nino Ricardo style.
  • Sam Kirkpatrick is a classical guitarist from Penguin, most recently reaching the semi-final round at the Melbourne Guitar Festival, no mean feat at such a young age.


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The Barn Loves Guitars

Rosny Barn
LOT 2 Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park, Tasmania, 7018, Australia

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