August 14, 2013
What instrument is truly ubiquitous? The guitar.
Jonathan Winkle, executive director of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, asked and answered his own question as he pondered ideas for a festival at the Brookfield venue. The Q&A yielded results: the first Wilson Center Guitar Competition and Festival will take place Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 15-17. But back to the origins, which date back two years:
“I ran it by Daryl Stuermer –”
Wait — Daryl Stuermer, guitarist for Genesis and one of the top go-to guys in the rock guitar world?
“Yes, I know him socially,” Winkle said.
Stuermer is a good friend to have if you’re trying to start a guitar festival. He got on board immediately as an adviser, connector of talent and as a performer, adjudicator and clinician.
Read the full article at ThirdCoast Daily.