“Candyrat Guitar Night” featuring Peter Ciluzzi and Spencer Elliott – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – September 30th, 2017

"Candyrat Guitar Night" featuring Peter Ciluzzi and Spencer Elliott

CandyRat Records & The Evening Muse present

"Candyrat Guitar Night" featuring Peter Ciluzzi and Spencer Elliott

Sat, September 30, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

Peter Ciluzzi
Peter Ciluzzi
Guitarist Peter Ciluzzi’s music transports listeners on a journey through virtuosic, evocative compositions that tell a story without words. His acclaimed solo instrumental work has accumulated millions of views on YouTube and more than 6 million plays on Spotify. With what has been described as a distinctive, timeless sound that is both familiar and unexpected, his music defies easy categorization and reflects a wide range of influences including jazz, classical, rock, bluegrass, and world music. He was a finalist in the 2007 Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition and has performed with guitarists such as Antoine Dufour and Ewan Dobson. His works released on Candyrat records include his debut album “Music Without Words”, and the 2016 follow-up album “Still Without Words”.

The broad nature of his musical interests also extends into guitar design and construction. Having studied guitar making with Charles Fox at The American School of Lutherie in Portland, Oregon, he started Ciluzzi Guitars in a small Provincetown, MA workshop in 2006. As a guitar maker, his work has been displayed at a number of exhibitions including the Montreal Guitar Show, and are used by Ciluzzi in his live performances.


“Luthier and player, with sublime beauty and taste.” - Minor 7th

“A truly gifted guitarist but foremost a first-class composer and musician…….who is able to touch a person’s soul with so much warmth and impact.” - Bridge Guitar
Spencer Elliott
Spencer Elliott
Spencer Elliott began composing instrumental piano music in his early years -- his influences mainly consisting of contemporary composers like George Winston. It was later that he picked up the guitar, yet he was still more influenced by punk and alternative genres at that time. It wasn’t until 2007 that Spencer turned his focus to progressive steel string guitar. Spencer spent several years taking inspiration from artists such as Hedges, Ross, McKee and Dufour. Once Spencer began to write progressive finger style pieces, his compositional elements pulled not only from his piano background but also from his affinity for edgy guitar music. Spencer views modern finger style as part of the "Free Space", to borrow a phrase from Ian MacKaye (singer for Minor Threat and Fugazi and owner of Dischord Records). It is a place where new and original artistic ideas continue to bloom. These ideas are not produced with profit in mind, but from a desire and a need to create. Spencer’s compositions possess a cinematic quality, painting rich melodic landscapes that fuse his contrasting influences.


"To say that Spencer’s music has a cinematic quality would be an understatement. This is wordless music that takes you places." - Rudy Panucci (Pop Cult)

"Spencer's music is definitely unique." - Antoine Dufour
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/