ARTS HUMBOLDT AND CONEXUS CREDIT UNION PRESENT DORIAN MICHAEL IN FREE CONCERT

Humboldt, SK, June 27, 2013– Arts Humboldt, in conjunction with Conexus Credit Union, are proud to present master guitarist, Dorian Michael, who will be performing a free concert at Water Ridge Park in Humboldt, SK on Sunday evening, July 14th, 2013.

  • “One of Arts Humboldt’s missions is to encourage and promote the arts and an appreciation for the arts in Humboldt and area. Mr. Michael’s musical talents are an example of an art that we think art lovers in our community will appreciate. We are also hopeful that it will inspire others in the community to explore the artist within them.”
  • – Larry Jorgenson, Vice President – Arts Humboldt

    There will be no charge for this event although donations will be accepted and/or Arts Humboldt memberships will be sold. Donations to Arts Humboldt will help to ensure events like this can continue to be promoted. As well, Arts Humboldt is committed to fundraising for a performing arts facility which is badly needed since the Sutherland Theatre was demolished in 2012.
    The free concert concept is made possible through a generous sponsorship from Conexus Credit Union.

  • “At Conexus Credit Union, we value diversity within our communities,” says Janice Ruedig, Humboldt Branch Manager. “We are honoured to partner with Arts Humboldt on this event to help foster the growth of arts in our communities and raise funds for a performing arts facility.”
  • Arts Humboldt is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote all art forms in Humboldt, bring other arts organizations in the community together, and foster a creative environment for arts and culture to thrive in Humboldt and area.

    If you would like more information about this topic, please contact:
    Larry Jorgenson, Arts Humboldt at 306-231-3497 or email at jorgl@sasktel.net.

    DORIAN MICHAEL BIO (see (www.dorianmichael.com))

    Dorian Michael started playing guitar as a seven-year old in Los Angeles just as folk music was about to have a renaissance of sorts and earthy acoustic music was his first guitar experience. He has been a working guitarist for four decades and in that time has played plenty of blues and folk, jazz and rock and roll. There has always been a huge variety of playing experience from smokey honky-tonks to theater orchestra pits. At some point along the way he started playing a few solo fingerstyle instrumentals, made a cd and decided he needed to hit the road and see if he could sell all those cds he had. Three solo cds and four ensemble cds later Dorian is still playing throughout the States and Canada. He calls his solo music “contemporary traditional”; original music that reflects his interest in a number of styles of music. These influences come through in his original material, but it is a contemporary music that grows from, rather than mimics, those influences. When he plays someone else’s music or a traditional piece he always manages to add a few surprises. Says Dorian, “Some music makes you feel, some makes you think and some music is just for the fun of it. I try to get to all those places in the space of a performance.”