Free Concert - James Earp - Guitar
3:00 PM - Sunday, July 03, 2016
Guitarist James Earp returns to the Visitor Center Theater for another energized concert.
Jim Earp is an adroit and accomplished axe wielder currently based in San Diego, California (USA) who represents his playing style as noveau-celtic-classical-folk, as a listener can readily appreciate on his most recent album, "Smiles To Go". His most utilized guitars consist of a Custom Rosewood 6-String Cutaway and a Steinberger GM. Earp has been playing guitar since 1973, and without beating around the bush reveals his career aspiration, "To be an established guitarist in the professional fingerstyle guitar community."
When prompted to divulge his ultimate effect for the guitar, Earp responded by saying, "Compression. When used on two-handed "tapping" compositions, it helps even out the guitar's signal," and continued by citing his musicial goals, "Best offered in a quote from San Diego's SLAMM Magazine (5/15/96), "...The central vibe of (Rosewood) has a healthy, spiritual quality...Earp suceeds in giving his pieces unique identities...(his) lovely melodies and his gifted guitar playing meld into a sweet, finely crafted sound..." That quote reflects every goal I intend to reach with my music, both now and in the future." He eagerly hopes to one day study the Uilleann pipes ("Davy Spillane is king!"), and is presently listening to San Diego indie singer/songwriter and producer of his CD, Joe Mersch, Billy Mclaughlin, Bruce Cockburn and Riverdance . His principal fulfillment? "Honoring God," he declares without a doubt.
The free concert series, now it its sixth season, is presented by the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation. The Visitor Center Theater has only 93 seats, and it is first come, first served for seating.