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'Latin Groove': Guitars Alive Quartet releases 2nd album with June 6 concert

Group has a 'fascinating mix of musical styles'

The Guitars Alive Quartet (or GAQ) releases its second album, entitled “Latin Groove,” with a concert at Sudbury Theatre Centre June 6.

Philip Candelaria taught guitar at both Cambrian College and Laurentian University for many years. 

Now retired as a concert soloist, he has performed with the Canadian Guitar Quartet and the G8 Guitar Ensemble. 

He has performed in many countries around the globe and still keeps active with the GAQ. He also teaches at the University of Ottawa.
Candelaria provides Latin guitar solos for the group. 

Gary DiSalle is a member of one of Sudbury’s premier musical families and has a wealth of experience as a touring guitarist in Canada and the U.S. 

His accomplishments include musical theatre work and lately composing fine repertoire for the GAQ. Gary provides electric guitar leads and occasional percussion.

Paul Dunn doubles on acoustic guitar and dobro, adding his solos to the mix as well as providing the rhythm guitar parts. 

Dunn is also a singer/songwriter who has spent some time as a writer in Nashville, Tennessee. Tom Linklater provides the musical foundation for the group on electric as well as acoustic bass. 

This rather unique combination of different kinds of guitars makes for a fascinating mix of musical styles. The GAQ performs original music, blues, jazz ragtime, folk and their specialty: unique arrangements of Latin tunes. 

The album release concert takes place starting at 8 p.m. June 6 at Sudbury Theatre Centre. An earlier post said the event started at 7:30 p.m., but the start time has since been changed.

Advance tickets are available for $25 each at Sudbury Theatre Centre's box office, or online at Signed CDs will be on sale at the concert for $15 each ($5 off the regular price).