Shaun Hopper to perform at upcoming chamber mixer

Shaun Hopper to perform at upcoming chamber mixer

Mon Feb 13, 2017
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Shaun Hopper performs during a 2013 performance at The Clarion at Brazosport College
 
The Clarion at Brazosport College and The Center for the Arts and Sciences will host a chamber mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 in the Art Gallery of The Center for the Arts and Sciences. The featured entertainment at the mixer will be acoustic finger-style guitarist, Shaun Hopper.

Hopper is an unparalleled master of the fret-board, merging complex melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind mix of percussive elements. Whether his listeners are guitar enthusiasts or not matters little, as they realize within seconds that they are listening to a true virtuoso.

Hopper's original compositions and arrangements of pop tunes are infused with all the cutting-edge techniques and flavorings embraced by the new breed of You-Tube sensations, including influences like Adam Rafferty, Andy McKee and Don Ross. Yet, it is his traditional and schooled "approach" to music that keeps him unquestionably steeped in, and inspired by, the greats.

Influences include guitar legends Chet Atkins, Andres Segovia, Tommy Emmanuel, George Benson, Michael Hedges, Martin Taylor, Buster B. Jones, Pete Huttlinger and Leo Kottke, just to name a few. The final result is a signature style that crosses over a full range of musical genres, including Folk, Classical, Celtic, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Percussive-New Age.

Hopper will be performing at The Clarion at Brazosport College at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25.