Sunday, April 17, 2011

San Marcos Arts Council honors Finger Guitar Player Scot Ryder

The San Marcos Arts Council honored finger guitar player Scot Ryder with a scholarship and an opportunity to showcase his talents at Old California Coffee House and Eatery in San Marcos Ca on Sunday April 17, 2011. Scot was greeted by Eldon Eller of the San Marcos Arts Council and both Eldon and I stayed and applauded the entire performance as we really enjoyed Scot's music. His guitar style reminded me the first time I heard and saw the acoustic guitar being played to Spanish Flamenco Style Guitar. Now Scot's sound is nothing like Flamenco, but the passion and the power of the guitar as Scot plucked those strings with his fingers, you could just tell the enthousiasm he has for his craft! It's special to watch... I also wanted to thank Scot for bringing a special guest in Jesus Gonzalez who stepped in and allowed Scot to a break when needed. Jesus Gonzalez pictured here with Scot Ryder played with a Middle Eastern Flair and was a very talented musician. We all enjoyed having him as our special guest. Thanks Jesus! Here's a little snip I took of Scott playing that guitar I was talking about....

A special thanks goes out to SMCF San Marcos Community Foundation for sponsoring this event! We couldn't do it without you!