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Famous guitarist to showcase his six-string talent

For music fans who appreciate fingerstyle picking on the flat-top guitar, think Peter Huttlinger. The world-renowned guitarist will take to the stage at Steve’s Guitars for the first time Friday.Huttlinger’s music career spans two decades. After graduating cum laude from the Berklee College of Music in 1984, he moved to Nashville to make music. He has spent the last 20 years working as a session player, a composer (nominated for an Emmy), arranger, bandleader, songwriter and sideman. Huttlinger plays for the San Diego and Houston symphonies, and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.During the early ’90s, John Denver’s tour manager and producer, Kris O’Connor, heard Huttlinger on another project and was so impressed that he recommended him for Denver’s band. Huttlinger toured, recorded and performed on television with Denver from 1994 until the singer’s death in 1997.Huttlinger has performed on numerous Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated projects, and was nominated for an Emmy for music he both composed and performed for a PBS special. His performances have been used in several national TV series, including the PBS Nature special “Let This Be A Voice.” He created the theme song for ESPN’s “Flyfishing America,” a program on which he has made guest appearances.In 2000, Pete traveled from his home in Nashville to Winfield, Kan., where he won the title of National Fingerstyle Champion at the Walnut Valley Festival. In June 2004, he was one of three acoustic guitarists chosen to play with Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival in Dallas.He will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale. Tickets are available at the door.

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