The public is invited to enjoy an evening with acoustic guitarist, Ron DeLano, in concert on Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. in the White Salmon Valley Community Library's Sprint/Baker Gallery.
DeLano will take you on "a musical journey to places known and unknown, familiar and far away, real and imagined" with original music from his CD Imaginary Travels played in virtuoso finger-style on acoustic steel string guitar.
DeLano, whose unique guitar music has been featured regularly on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," "Talk of the Nation," and "All Things Considered," has an acoustic guitar style with a wide range of influences including bluegrass, classical, jazz, New Age, and world music.
Imaginary Travels includes a varied range of finger style compositions. The moods he creates are touching, intimate and reflective in high quality guitar playing techniques and flowing soulful ambiance.
DeLano studied classical guitar at the University of Southern California, played string bass in the Grand Junction symphony for over a decade, and also plays piano. He has been in high demand as a string bassist in the Northwest in a variety of groups from singer songwriter Ivy Rose, Gipsie Ale and the popular regional vintage swing and jazz group "Django's Cadillac."
He has been featured as a string bassist in several CD projects.
Composition has always been DeLano's true love and Imaginary Travels is the culmination of this effort. The artist finds that the difficulty of writing a polyphonic piece for solo guitar imposes a discipline that provides both challenges and rewards.
For more information call the library, 493-1132.