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Discover other worlds of sound at Microstock10, with microtonal blues, rock, jazz, classical, and world music from another planet.
Discover other worlds of sound at Microstock10, with microtonal blues, rock, jazz, classical, and world music from another planet.
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MICROSTOCK10. Friends and music lovers...hard to believe, but this year is the 10th edition of the Microstock Microtonal Music Festival. Started in 1995, we ran it till 2000, took a bit of a break, and started back up in 2012 with the help of Thomas A. Blomster and the Colorado Chamber Orchestra. We have presented many interesting artists over the years, including Oud maestro Rahim Alhaj, Pipa great Gao Hong, the Catler Brothers, Gamelan Tunas Mekar, and others. This year, we really hit the jackpot...Guitarist/composer Nicolas Meier is good friend of mine and will be visiting Neil and celebrating M10 with us by sitting in on fretless guitar, on September 18th, once again at Cameron Church in Denver, with Stickman's Microtonal Power Trio as the opener, featuring Thomas Blomster on batterie, and Ron Bland on bass. Nicolas toured in 2014/2015 as part of the Jeff Beck group, and is on Beck's new CD and DVD. He has numerous CD's available of his own music as well, and you can check him out at www.meiergroup.com. Nicolas is coming into his own as a creative artist...after Mstock, he goes to LA to record his next CD with legendary drummer Vinny Colaiuta, and bassist Jimmy Haslip. He is a formidable guitarist, I assure you, and also a genuinely humble and gracious man. We are honored to have him sit in at Mstock10. And since it's the 10th anniversary, we've added two more events as well. Thomas and I will be performing as a microtonal acoustic duo at Swallow Hill's Tuft Theater on October 3rd; and we will be showing the film "Genghis Blues," about a throat singing contest in Tuva (which American blues singer Paul Pena won), along with keyboardist Olivia Rebolledo playing 19 tone compositions before the movie Sunday, September 27 at the Denver Musicians Association. Here are a couple links to live performances of Neil's music:

The MP3: https://soundcloud.com/tblomster-1/micronesia

Neil and Thomas: https://soundcloud.com/tblomster-1/6-from-the-west

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The Colorado Chamber Orchestra and Music Director Thomas A. Blomster are sponsoring Microstock10 as part of their 2015/16 season. Both Neil Haverstick and Thomas A. Blomster are longtime performing and teaching musicians in the Denver Metro area, with numerous connections in the business and community. One of the rewards we are offering is a CD of the Microtonal Power Trio (MP3) live performance at Microstock10. However, it is always possible that the live session does not produce usable material, in which case we will take the MP3 into the studio and produce a CD in an essentially live format. We are all experienced professional musicians with lengthy experience as live and studio musicians, so we don't feel there are any serious barriers to achieving our rewards.

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    free download of unedited studio version of Mars Momma, duet by Neil (fretless guitar) and Thomas (berimbau, percussion).

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    free download of new live/studio CD by Neil Haverstick and the MP3 + free download of unedited studio version of Mars Momma, duet by Neil (fretless guitar) and Thomas (berimbau, percussion).

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    CD of new live/studio CD by Neil Haverstick and the MP3 and free admission to Stickman's Microtonal Power Trio with special guest Nicolas Meier (Jeff Beck's guitarist) on Friday, September 18, 2015 = free download of new live/studio CD by Neil Haverstick and the MP3 and download of unedited studio version of Mars Momma, duet by Neil (fretless guitar) and Thomas (berimbau, percussion). (CD ships no later than January 2016)

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    $65 CD of new live/studio CD by Neil Haverstick and the MP3 and free download of Neil Haverstick’s Spider, arranged by Thomas A. Blomster and performed by the microtonal Colorado Chamber Orchestra with Neil on microtonal guitar + free download of new live/studio CD by Neil Haverstick and the MP3 and download of unedited studio version of Mars Momma, duet by Neil (fretless guitar) and Thomas (berimbau, percussion). (CD ships no later than January 2016)

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