The Atlanta Guitar Guild Presents: Doyle Dykes

March 29, 2015 – March 29, 2015

292 Moreland Avenue NE

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Spend an intimate afternoon with one of the world’s top contemporary fingerstyle guitarists; Doyle Dykes. Having started his career many years ago with Grandpa Jones on the Grand Ole Opry, Doyle Dykes has since established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the guitar world. After his tenure with Grandpa Jones, Doyle has had the opportunity to play with some of the biggest names in the country music and guitar community. Now, on March 29th, Doyle will be traveling to Atlanta and performing at the Marianna for the Atlanta Guitar Guild. Get your tickets soon!

Corporate sponsorships are also available. Please contact the Atlanta Guitar Guild to learn about the special benefits associated with becoming a corporate sponsor!


SoloDuo Concert

November 9, 2014 – November 9, 2014

292 Moreland Avenue NE

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Among the greatest instrumentalists alive today, on any instrument, SoloDuo will be presenting a one-of-a-kind concert event for the Atlanta Guitar Guild.  In the tradition of the Salon Concerts of the 19th Century, the setting is the Marianna: the Victorian Mansion designed by famed Atlanta architect W. F. Denny.  (The basement of the Marianna is home to the Wrecking Bar Brew Pub.)  Seating is limited to only 90 guests.  All ticket proceeds will go the the Atlanta Guitar Guild’s education initiative and pilot program at Mays High School.


A Pair of Duos!

The Atlanta Guitar Guild Presents

The Akerman-Teixeira Duo and the Dickson-Frackenpohl Duo

Sunday February 10  2013, at 3 PM at Steve’s Live Music in Sandy Springs. $15


Frackenpohl  Robert Dickson

“Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two.” – Frederic Chopin

On February 10, The Atlanta Guitar Guild, in collaboration with Steve’s Live Music, will present the guitar in two duo settings.  The Akerman-Teixeira Duo will perform works from Spain to Turkey, France to Brazil with the music of Scarlatti, Albéniz, Debussy, Bonfá and more.  The Dickson-Frackenpohl Duo will present jazz in a duo with guitar and double-bass.  Don’t miss out on a fantastic afternoon of guitar music!  Go to Steve’s Live Music to purchase advance tickets and get directions.

Mary Akerman teaches classical guitar at Kennesaw State University. She is a winner of the Guitar Foundation of America Competition and has subsequently served on
the GFA Board of Trustees for over ten years. She has performed/taught/adjudicated at many colleges and regional festivals including the Columbus Guitar Symposium, the East Carolina University Summer Guitar Workshop, the San Antonio Guitar Festival, and the GFA Festival. In 2011 she performed in Turkey as part of a faculty exchange between Kennesaw State University and Cocaeli University in Hereke, Turkey.

Robert Teixeira lives in Charlotte, NC and is a guitar instructor at Davidson College, Queens University of Charlotte, and Central Piedmont Community College. He has performed and recorded with his wife, cellist Tanja Bechtler and with the world music chamber group ‘Without Borders’. His arrangements of the sambas from “Black Orpheus” by Bonfa are recorded on the Akerman-Teixeira Duo CD, and his publications of etudes and arrangements are available through Clear Note Publications.

Bob and Mary met while in graduate school at Florida State University and decided to form a duo about 5 years ago. Since forming, they recorded the cd “Music For Two Guitars” which is available through Clear Note Publications or on the Naxos catalogue. They have performed regularly on established chamber music programs, colleges and university programs, and through invitations to participate in guitar festivals.

“They have a refined and well matched sound with flawless technique”   SOUNDBOARD MAGAZINE

“This duo has continuity of string, a critical element, a relaxed and easy elasticity when needed, and precision”  CVNC

Dave Frackenpohl, guitar and Robert Dickson, bass, have been performing as a duo since 2008. They have played concerts at Georgia State University, the University of Tennessee, and  the Decatur Music Teachers Association.  Radio broadcasts include a live interview/performance on  89.3 WRFG FM, and a airing of their University of Tennessee concert on  WUOT 91.9FM. Playing a mix of original tunes and arrangements of music from the jazz and classical world, their style might be described as “chamber jazz”. Dickson and Frackenpohl are both instructors in the GSU jazz studies department.

Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Robert Dickson received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alabama and a Master of Music from the University of New Orleans where he was a graduate teaching assistant. He performed extensively in the New Orleans area and recently relocated to Atlanta after hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005. In addition to his background in jazz, Mr. Dickson also attended the Brevard Music Camp as an orchestral bassist. He has performed with many jazz greats including Terri Lynne Carrington, Jerry Coker, Dizzy Gillespie, Lou Marini, Jason Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Irvin Mayfield, Davy Mooney, Ed Petersen, Shannon Powell, Lew Soloff, and Johnny Vidacovich.

Dave Frackenpohl is an active jazz guitarist and composer/arranger in the Atlanta area. Collaborating with such jazz artists as Hank Crawford, Bobby Watson, Buddy DeFranco, Jeff Clayton and Wycliff Gordon, he has performed at Spivey Hall, the Woodruff Arts Center, Fox Theatre and the Rialto Center for the Arts. He recently performed at the 2012 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival with Ike Stubblefield in Moscow, Idaho. A versatile player, he has appeared with big bands such as Moments Notice and Les Elgars, played with touring Broadway shows High School Musical I & II, Chicago and 42nd Street, as well as with the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Chamber Players, Florida Orchestra and Alabama Symphony.  Composer/arranger credits include his 2012 CD/Digital release of Refractions (Robert Dickson plays  on this project), several Mel Bay publications including A Practical Guide to Jazz Band Guitar and Jazz Standards for Guitar I & II, as well as recorded tracks for Atlanta artists Sam Skelton, Ike Stubblefield and E.J. Hughes. Find out more about Dave at his website:



Opening Concert/Fundraiser Party!

On August 16, 2012 at 8 PM, the Atlanta Guitar Guild will host its inaugural event at the One Twelve Gallery.  Admission $10.  Come enjoy some of Atlanta’s finest guitarists, and an exhibit of abstract landscapes.  The evening’s featured performers are Mary Akerman9 String Theory, and the Bonaventure Quartet.

Join us for great music, a drink (beer, wine, soft drinks) and get an introduction to the Atlanta Guitar Guild.