Internationally acclaimed guitarist Loren Barrigar will appear with his son LJ Barrigar at TCFA as part of our Summer Guitar Series. LJ is an up-and-coming guitarist influenced by Tommy Emmanuel and Chet Atkins.
Loren started playing guitar when he was only four years old, and by the time he was six played the Chet Atkins hit “Yackety Axe” in front of thousands of country music fans at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He went on to study with Chet’s brother, Jimmy Atkins, which led to a touring career with his family band from Nashville to Las Vegas. Since settling down in Central New York, he has been in constant demand as a studio musician.
Loren's finely-honed songwriting skills have launched his melodies on NBC’s #1 rated show “ER”, “The Young and The Restless” and on a Christmas CD with BB King and Patti Labelle.
In 2010, Loren made a guest appearance at The Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS) in Nashville with Mark Mazengarb. His solo concerts include favorite songs from seven decades, as well as his originals all featuring exciting guitar work and memorable vocal stylings. For more information visit https://www.lorenbarrigar.com/.