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Café Luna hosts acoustic guitarist

Damon Buxton will perform a free concert at Café Luna from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

Buxton is a finger style acoustic guitarist and composer working in the tradition of the Windham Hill artists. Picking up the guitar at 21, Buxton taught himself to play and, in the process, developed the style that remains his trademark.

After initial success with a demo release, Buxton established a recording collaboration with Will Ackerman, Grammy Award-winning founder of Windham Hill Records, who produced Buxton’s latest release, “Forgiving Dreams.”

Ackerman has called the album “a remarkable debut.”

“It’s rare for someone this early in their career to have achieved a voice that is distinctively their own, and Damon is definitely one of the rare ones,” he said.

Concert organizers said that “Forgiving Dreams” was produced with “a graceful clarity and attention to detail that was the hallmark of Windham Hill Records.” The guitars, handmade by Seattle-area luthiers, were recorded with no less than nine microphones to capture every string nuance and finger pick and place the listener in the room next to the instruments.

The CD will be available during Damon’s concert or


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