An Evening With Guitarist Trace Bundy Honoring National Register posting
World renowned finger-style guitarist Trace Bundy will perform a full concert in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Garland, TX, 930 West Avenue B at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The concert celebrates Garland's Travis College Hill neighborhood's listing on the National Register of Historic Places, maintained by the U.S. Department of Interior's National Parks Service.
The concert is part of the annual City of Garland Heritage Celebration to be held the next day on Saturday, April 22. A home tour of historic houses in Travis College Hill will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday as well as a special ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday unveiling the new National Register marker in the historic neighborhood.
Travis College Hill, founded in January 1913, is the first site ever in the history of Garland, TX, to be added to the prestigious National Register. The City of Garland is working to add its Downtown Square of mostly commercial buildings to the Register also, but it is at least four months behind Travis College Hill's listing.
Bundy last performed in Garland on November 15, 2016, at the Patty Granville Center for the Performing Arts.
First Presbyterian Church is situated next door to Travis College Hill.
Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.
Bundy’s unique career has brought him across the world, with concerts in 28 countries and counting - from high-tech performance halls in South Korea and Italy, to remote villages in Zimbabwe and Guatemala. He has independently sold over 120,000 albums on his record label, Honest Ninja Music. His video clips circulate virally at astonishing speed, with over 36,000,000 YouTube views to date.
Trace was named "Most Promising New Talent" of 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, as well as winning third place in the magazine's "Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" category the same year. Over his many years of touring, Trace has shared the stage with Brandi Carlile, Olivia Newton-John, Neko Case, Judy Collins, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Phil Keaggy, David Wilcox, David Knopfler (Dire Straits), Bill Nershi (String Cheese), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney & Wings), Chris Hillman (the Byrds), and Stanley Jordan, among others.
Jimmy Leslie at Guitar Player Magazine blogs “It was easy to see why Bundy plays bigger venues on each tour. In his hands, the acoustic guitar is an imagination station, and there was no telling where he is going take the audience at any given turn. Thrilling stuff.”
Audiocast Magazine from Austin, TX agrees: "Bundy's live show is without a doubt an event that needs to be witnessed rather than told about. With such a jaw-dropping performance, Bundy's live concert is a slap in the face that would leave a palm print on the memory of everyone in the audience."