October 21st, 2005
Highlands House Concerts hosted Chicago area musician Kraig
Kenning who captured first place honors in the first annual "National
Slide Guitar Festival" competition in Brevard, North Carolina.
The event was sponsored by the National Guitar Company, along with co-sponsor
Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
This was a memorable show with wonderful guests and Kraig awed the
crowd with his fingerstyle guitar, heartfelt songs and the stories behind
them, and INCREDIBLE slide guitar work!
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review of the show!
Quotes from guests of the show:
"I bought Kraig's CD Every Precious
Moment. Kraig sings 'Sometimes the door is slightly open, and other
times it's nearly closed.' Friday night the door was wide open to
experience Kraig's songs of insight and reflection that come from
observing and living life fully and experiencing compassion, his smokin'
slide guitar playing, laughter and awe from the audience, and a sense of
community beyond words. Kraig ends the song 'And we pray that we'll
find some peace of mind, and let every precious moment slip away.'
Find some peace of mind by coming to Dwight's next house concert."
"Kraig Kennings show on Oct. 21st was very
inspiring to me. His raw tunes were something I believe everyone can
relate to. He shows a true passion for music through his unique style and
powerful guitar playing. I felt that I had a small look into some of his
experiences by the picturesque view he gave with his words and voice. As a
result of the first two successful concerts, I plan on attending all of
the House concert series to follow. Dwight has shown that he has the
ability to attract some of the finest artist around, which as a member of
the audience, has moved and inspired me every time."