As an emerging slack-key guitarist in 2001, Chris Yeaton, attended music workshops conducted by renowned Slack Key guitarist Keola Beamer, and acoustic Fingerstyle guitarists - Alex de Grassi.  He found that there were an abundance of attendees, who were quite impressive players, and had also expressed the lack of opportunities to present their musical abilities in formal venues. In most cases the one crucial aspect of what keeps a musician from becoming a performing, or touring musician is simply an inaction vs an action.  “Many times it seems that we can build up obstacles around a dream that is in our  hearts” Yeaton says, “so much so that the idea of being able to bring those desires into fruition seems impossible.”  

Often, amateur or semi-professional musicians begin their public performances in the casual atmosphere of cafes, where their talents and hard work are enjoyed by too few. Many audiences are eager to enjoy entertainment in their local communities, but often they go under served.

Inspired to create opportunities for artists like himself, Chris Yeaton founded the Woodsong Acoustics Group in 2001. The Woodsong Acoustics Group concert series has become an ongoing effort to bring together two groups of people; musicians and audiences, and showcases a caliber of music that calls for formal venues to fully enjoy and appreciate its beauty.

Woodsong Acoustics celebrated its first show on October 24, 2001 at the Old School House Theater in Pleasant Hill, California where 30 people (friends and family) came to share the experience. Successes lead to a second show with different players on April 19, 2002 and over 70 guests. The Woodsong Acoustics Group now tours throughout Hawaii and the western United States, with plans for more extensive touring in the coming years on the east coast, as well as Japan, and Europe.  In each community both musical experiences and musical opportunity will be shared. 

In  2011 Woodsong will celebrate 10 years of performances along with the release of a music / biography DVD.

About Woodsong


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Hawaiian Slack key

Fingerstyle

Classical

Celtic

New Age Instrumental


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