Acoustic Guitar Showcase at the Woodshed

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New Location! St James Anglican Church: 1565 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Every month, I invite two other guitarists to join me in an acoustic "round-robin", swapping tunes in a concert setting. The concerts are at The Woodshed now at St James Church, 1565 Lincoln Ave, near downtown Willow Glen. No espresso machines, and excellent sound. Shows start at 7:30 PM.

Performers range from Bay Area guitarists to traveling professionals, from guitarists making their first public performance to Grammy winners. Each month is something different. Although the Woodshed does not serve food, there are many great places to eat nearby in Willow Glenn, within walking distance to St James. $10 cover for this event.

"I do quite a bit of traveling, and at times, it could be quite challenging to find a good venue - a good listening room, with a good crowd. Something many people don't understand is that the audience is a huge part of what makes a good performance. The performance could be great, but if the crowd is not willing to listen, it just doesn't happen. All three of us up on the stage will agree to thank you for being such a wonderful crowd by opening your ears and listening to us. This is wonderful!"

- Goh Kurasawa after playing the showcase, Jan 3, 2010

Upcoming Shows at the Woodshed, St James Anglican Church, Willow Glen

Past Performers

Sunday, May 3, 2015: Mark Goldenberg and Steve Baughman

Sunday, April 5, 2015: Special Venue: House Concert and Hiroya Tsukamoto

Sunday, March 1, 2015: Mark Kostrzewa and Quinn Fitzpatrick

Sunday, February 8, 2015: Special Date! 2nd Sunday this month and Vicki Genfan and Teja Gerken

Sunday, January 4, 2015: David Hilyard and John Begley


Sunday, December 7, 2014: Mike Simpson and Roger Billerey

Sunday, November 2, 2014: Mike Nepper and Tom Lamson

Sunday, October 5, 2014: Jon Rubin and Mark Lemaire

Sunday, September 7, 2014: Mark Goldenberg and Teja Gerken

Sunday, August 3, 2014: Fran Guidry and Dorian Michael

Sunday, July 6, 2014: Joe Thibodeau and Doug Adamz

Sunday, June 1, 2014: Giacomo Fiore and Mokai

Sunday, May 4, 2014: Jon Mendle and Teja Gerken

Sunday, April 6, 2014: John Begley and David Hilyard

Sunday, March 2, 2014: Jeff Titus and Alan Perlman

Sunday, February 2, 2014: Adrien Janiak and Shai Sebbag

Sunday, January 5, 2014: Roger Billerey and Stu Frazier


Sunday, December 1, 2013: Pete Madsen and Teja Gerken

Sunday, November 3, 2013: Fran Guidry and Mark Lemaire

Sunday, October 6, 2013: Victor Tsaran and David Siegler

Sunday, September 1, 2013: Labor Day Weekend - No Show this month!

Sunday, August 4, 2013: Mike Simpson and Brian Kolner

Sunday, July 7, 2013: John Begley and David Hilyard

Sunday, June 2, 2013: Matt Kaplan and Brett Holland

Sunday, May 5, 2013: Devon Kelts and Todd Krider

Sunday, April 7, 2013: Mark Goldenberg and Eric Skye

Sunday, March 3, 2013: Show Canceled! Sorry, no show this month

Sunday, February 3, 2013: Michael Stadler and Steve Baughman

Sunday, January 6, 2013: David Hilyard and Jon Rubin


Sunday, December 2, 2012: Blake McMurray and Stu Frazier

Sunday, November 4, 2012: Stu Frazier and Giacomo Fiore

Sunday, October 7, 2012: Teja Gerken and Jacques Stotzem

Sunday, September 2, 2012: Mark Kostrzewa and Stu Frazier

Sunday, July 1, 2012: Steve Reinthal and Mark Lemaire

Sunday, June 3, 2012: Mokai and Rich Osborne

Sunday, May 6, 2012: Steve Lin and Martin Blaines

Sunday, April 1, 2012: Teja Gerken and Eric Skye

Sunday, March 4, 2012: Steve Baughman and Michael Stadler

Sunday, February 5, 2012: Fran Guidry and Mark Goldenberg

Sunday, January 8, 2012: Peter Janson and Larry Pattis


Sunday, December 4, 2011: Jeff Hillgrove and Jon Rubin

Sunday, November 6, 2011: David Hilyard and John Begley

Sunday, October 2, 2011: Mark Hanson and Teja Gerken

Sunday, September 4, 2011: Victor Tsaran and Roger Lachenbruch

Sunday, August 7, 2011: Ken Bonfield and Steve Davison

Sunday, July 3, 2011: Dave Ogden and Tom Lamson

Sunday, June 5, 2011: Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and David Rogers

Sunday, May 1, 2011: Jenn Martin and Anton Emery

Sunday, April 3, 2011: Doug Adamz and Mark Lemaire

Sunday, March 6, 2011: Eric Skye and Matt Kaplan

Sunday, February 6, 2011: Az Samad and Blake McMurray

Sunday, January 2, 2011: New Years Party!


Sunday, December 5, 2010: Teja Gerken and Thomas Leeb

Sunday, November 7, 2010: Todd Krider and CR Saikley

Sunday, October 17, 2010: Peter Janson and Larry Pattis

Sunday, October 3, 2010: Dave Fritz and Ronnda Cadle

Sunday, September 5, 2010: David Hilyard and John Begley and Mark Kostrzewa

Sunday, August 1, 2010: Brian Kolner and Roger Lachenbruch

Sunday, July 4, 2010: 4th of July! Mission City will be closed for the holiday. Join us again in August!

Sunday, June 6, 2010: Michael Stadler and Nate Cooper

Sunday, May 2, 2010: Mike Simpson and Doug Adamz

Sunday, April 4, 2010: Teddy Randazzo, Jr and Stu Frazier

Sunday, March 7, 2010: Tom Lamson and Lisa Chupity

Sunday, February 7, 2010: Keith Taylor and Giacomo Fiore

Sunday, January 3, 2010: Goh Kurosawa and Fran Guidry


Thursday, December 3, 2009: Teja Gerken and Kenny Hill

Sunday, November 1, 2009: David Siegler and Az Samad

Sunday, October 4, 2009: Alan Perlman and Jeff Hillgrove

Sunday, September 6, 2009: Frank Jaffe and CR Saikley

Sunday, August 2, 2009: Roger Lachenbruch and Victor Tsaran

Sunday, July 5, 2009: Mike Simpson and Mark Kostrzewa and Lisa Chupity

Sunday, June 7, 2009: Steve Baughman and William Coulter

Sunday, May 3, 2009: Stu Frazier and Steve Lin

Sunday, April 5, 2009: David Hilyard and John Begley

Sunday, March 1, 2009: Anton Emery and Nate Cooper

Sunday, February 1, 2009: Tom Lamson and Todd Krider

Sunday, January 4, 2009: New Years Party!


Sunday, December 7, 2008: Larry Pattis and Fran Guidry

Sunday, November 2, 2008: Teddy Randazzo Jr. and Teja Gerken

Sunday, October 5, 2008: Az Samad and Michael Stadler

Sunday, September 7, 2008: Steve Baughman and Kenny Hill

Sunday, July 6, 2008: Fran Guidry and Pete Madsen and Svea Norton and Victor Tsaran

Sunday, June 1, 2008: Roger Lachenbruch and Ace Batacan

Sunday, May 4, 2008: Drew Youngs and Jeff Titus

Sunday, April 6, 2008: Tom Lamson and Alan Perlman

Sunday, March 2, 2008: Mike Simpson and Dorian Michael and David Hilyard

Sunday, February 3, 2008: Doug Adamz and Stevie Coyle

Sunday, January 6, 2008: Jeff Hillgrove and Matt Hayden


Sunday, December 2, 2007: Giacomo Fiore and Neil Hogan

Sunday, November 4, 2007: Matt Mustapick and Victor Tsaran

Sunday, October 7, 2007: Detlef Bunk and Teja Gerken

Sunday, September 2, 2007: Ace Batacan and Fran Guidry

Sunday, August 5, 2007: John Begley and Lisa Chupity

Sunday, June 3, 2007: Teja Gerken and Thomas Leeb

Sunday, May 6, 2007: Doug Adamz and Neil Hogan

Sunday, April 1, 2007: Alan Perlman and Jeff Titus

Sunday, March 4, 2007: Mike Simpson and David Hilyard

Sunday, February 4, 2007: Stevie Coyle and Tom Lamson


Sunday, December 3, 2006: Lisa Chupity and Fran Guidry

Sunday, November 5, 2006: Matt Mustapick and Dorian Michael

Sunday, October 8, 2006: Robin Bullock and Steve Baughman

Sunday, September 3, 2006: Ace Batacan and John Begley

Sunday, August 13, 2006: William Bajzek and Mike Simpson

Sunday, July 2, 2006: Steve Baughman and Teja Gerken

Sunday, June 4, 2006: Ace Batacan and David Hilyard

Sunday, April 2, 2006: Matt Hayden and Tom Lamson