American Fingerstyle Guitar Night

American Fingerstyle Guitar Night is a national tour featuring multiple guitarists' interpretations of an iconic genre of guitar music. A melting pot of musical influences, American fingerstyle guitar draws on blues and jazz, as much as on classical, folk, and Celtic traditions. Bringing together acclaimed instrumentalists from all over the country, American Fingerstyle Guitar Night concerts explore every corner of a style that has been popularized by artists including Mississippi John Hurt, John Fahey, Leo Kotke, Michael Hedges, Ralph Towner, Andy McKee, and others.

Our 2018 tour artists include

Peter Janson

from Cape Cod Massachusetts

Steve Davison

from Little Rock Arkansas

Tracy Moore

from Camano Island Washington

Teja Gerken

from Marin County California

Click on a photo for individual bios and other information. See below for tour information, videos, and contact info!
Note that not all performers are on all shows, so be sure to check who's playing!

Upcoming Concerts

Friday, May 11, 2018: La Conner, WA - 12:30 pm - $ free

at LaConner Guitar Festival, Waterfront Cafe

Peter Janson demonstrating a new nylon string guitar built by luthier James White of James White Guitars. Peter will be performing music from his new CD, Places In Time, and more from his classical, jazz, and improvisation repertoire!

Friday, May 11, 2018: La Conner, WA - 1:00 pm - $ free

at LaConner Guitar Festival, LaConner Sips Wine Bar

Steve Davison demonstrating a new guitar built by luthier Brent McElroy of McElroy Guitars. Steve will be performing music from his new CD, The Best of Friends, and more!

Friday, May 11, 2018: La Conner, WA - 7:00 pm - $25 advance online, $30 at Box Office

at LaConner Guitar Festival, Civic Garden Club

Peter Janson performing music from his new CD, Places In Time, and more from his classical, jazz, and improvisation repertoire, along with Steve Davison! Also appearing after Janson & Davison is the legendary celtic guitarist Tony McManus (seperate tickets required).

Saturday, May 12, 2018: La Conner, WA - 12:00 pm - $ free

at LaConner Guitar Festival, Maple Hall

Steve Davison mini-concert (30 minute) demonstrating a new guitar built by luthier Sheldon Schwartz of Sheldon Schwartz Guitars. Steve will be performing music from his new CD, The Best of Friends, and more!

Saturday, May 12, 2018: La Conner, WA - 1:30 pm - $ free

at LaConner Guitar Festival, Waterfront Cafe

Peter Janson at La Conner Guitar Festival performing music from his new CD, Places In Time, and more from his classical, jazz, and improvisation repertoire. Also apprearing - Steve Davison (6&12 string guitars)!

Sunday, May 13, 2018: La Conner, WA - 12:30-2:00 pm - $ See website for info

at LaConner Guitar Festival, Garden Club

Peter Janson & Steve Davison guitar workshop at La Conner Guitar Festival Garden Club. "Performance 101: How to Take Your Music From the Living Room to the Stage"

Monday, May 14, 2018: Lopez Island, WA - 7:30 pm - $15-$20

at Center Church, 312 Davis Bay Road, Lopez Island, WA

"American Fingerstyle Guitar Night" with Peter Janson, Steve Davison, and Tracy Moore. National tour featuring these guitarists' interpretations of an iconic genre of guitar music! Info: call Stanley Greenthal at 360-468-2572

Thursday, May 17, 2018: Camano Island, WA - 7:00 pm - $20

at Camano Center, Camano Island, WA

"American Fingerstyle Guitar Night" with Peter Janson, Steve Davison, and Tracy Moore. National tour featuring these guitarists' interpretations of an iconic genre of guitar music!

Friday, May 18, 2018: Seattle, WA - 7:30 pm - $free, $15 suggested donation

at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA

"American Fingerstyle Guitar Night" with Peter Janson, Steve Davison, and Tracy Moore. National tour featuring these guitarists' interpretations of an iconic genre of guitar music!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018: Portland, OR - 7:30 pm - $15

at Beeswing, 4318 NE Cully Blvd, Portland, OR

"American Fingerstyle Guitar Night" with Peter Janson, Steve Davison, and Tracy Moore. National tour featuring these guitarists' interpretations of an iconic genre of guitar music! Info: 503-477-7318 Email: beeswingfoh@gmail.com

Saturday, May 26, 2018: Berkeley, CA - 7:30 pm - $15

at Timbre Folk & Baroque, 801 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

"American Fingerstyle Guitar Night" with Peter Janson, Steve Davison, Tracy Moore, and a special surprise guest. National tour featuring these guitarists' interpretations of an iconic genre of guitar music!

Artist Videos

Peter Janson plays "Coddiwomple"

Teja Gerken plays "Seven Years"

Steve Davison plays "Lord God Bird"

Booking and Tour Support

Want to bring this show to your venue?

Contact Mark at 1+ 508-238-3270 or mark[at]peterjanson[dot]com

Contact Peter at 1+ 508-238-3270 or peter[at]peterjanson[dot]com

or use one of the contact methods listed at the bottom of this page.

Other Information

Individual websites

Peter Janson's website is peterjanson[dot]com

Steve Davison's website is stevedavison[dot]com

Tracy Moore's website is tracymoore[dot]com

Teja Gerken's website is tejagerken[dot]com