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September 8, 2008

Trevor Stewart to play at Caff�' Acoustic


Trevor StewartTrevor Stewart will be the featured entertainer during Caffé Acoustic held Thursday at Brown’s in Arkansas City. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m.

His music has peaceful qualities yet have a dynamic and passionate feel. He performs on the Chapman Stick, which consists of a long fret board with twelve strings spanning a bass and guitar range. Sound is produced when the strings are "tapped" against the frets by the fingers. An electronic pickup is used to amplify the sounds. This new technique allows the musician to use both hands in order to play multiple parts like a piano while having the direct fingers-to-strings control and feel similar to a guitar.

Stewart studied music composition and performance at Wichita State University. His music was featured as the soundtrack for the regional public television documentary 'Flint Hills: Meditations from a Kansas Prairie.

He is also a member of the Native-American music group Passing Through that was nominated for a Native American Music Award in 2006 and an Indian Summer Music award in 2005.

He also serves as a violist with world music group Equinox, and had one of his compositions appear on the internationally released album entitled "Echoes of Tuvalu" which reached 1 on the New Age radio play lists in July and August of 2006.

He sometimes plays classical, jazz, standards, pop, and world-style funk at his performances.
Brown’s is located at 225 S. Summit St. Caffé Acoustic is a community project, with CornerBank, Home National Bank, and Union State Bank, and the Arts at Cowley helping fund the concert series.