Guitar wizard singer-songwriter Jim Gallant returns to the Oasis of Music beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. Submitted photo

Guitar wizard singer-songwriter Jim Gallant returns to the Oasis of Music beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. Gallant will be presenting a program of his original songs from his past four CDs, plus some “new stuff.”

Whether performing at a coffeehouse, college concert or an outdoor festival, Gallant’s music has never failed to capture the hearts and feet of his audience. His up tempo guitar style, mix of catchy originals and masterful interpretations of contemporary music leaves his audience feeling fully satisfied. Whether he’s finger picking a Celtic jig, a New Age instrumental, or singing a delta blues song, his distinctive style has won him both applause and accolades. An accomplished songwriter, his original compositions have brought him awards and high honors throughout the country.

He has shared the stage with nationally recognized artists as Doc Watson, Taj Mahal, Livingston Taylor, Jessie Colin Young, Dave Von Ronk, Mark Collie, The New Grass Revival, The Shaw Brothers and Bill Staines. His down to earth sense of humor permeates throughout his shows and along with his mastery of fingerstyle guitar and warm rich vocals, makes for an evening you won’t soon forget. Not only a performer, Jim has been teaching guitar at the Fiddlehead Center for the Arts in Gray Me to students of all ages and levels and has given workshops throughout New England.

Robert Silverstein of “20th Century Guitar” writes, “A gifted acoustic guitarist, Gallant’s fretboard work is both rhythmic and tuneful player”.

The Oasis of Music takes place in the downstairs chapel. Admission is free, with donations accepted. For more information, call 207-344-3106.


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