SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host a concert by versatile and genre-defying acoustic guitarist Peter Biedermann from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19 in the Kingsley Room.

Mr. Biedermann, appearing at the library for a second time, is a solo contemporary instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, Ariz. who has been composing and performing for more than 40 years.

Mr. Biedermann crosses the boundaries of music genres. His hybrid, contemporary style melds elements of American and European folk with jazz and blues shadings, underpinned by subtle ambient electronics.

He began performing original solo instrumentals in 2000. He now presents his music in intimate settings such as libraries, art galleries, house concerts and churches.

Mr. Biedermann will perform both new pieces and material from his previous solo recordings on a variety of guitars in unique tunings.

Fans of guitarists such as Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, the British school — Bert Jansch, Jon Renbourn and Davy Graham — and Alex de Grassi will enjoy this music.

His presentation will also include some of the history and evolution of steel string guitar-playing over the last 50 years. He encourages questions from audience members. 

This presentation is free and open to the public, regardless of town residency.

Space is limited and registration is required.

Those who wish to register may call 203-262-0626 ext. 130.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

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