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Long Grove Apple Fest

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Long Grove Apple Fest, 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove IL 60047

I will be doing a solo guitar show at Long Grove Apple Fest. I will be playing at the Fountain Stage. Long Grove’s Apple Fest is known for the apple pies, donuts, caramel dipped to candied apples, apple wine, sangria, and more! In addition to all of the delightful apple specialties, you can even try some options right off the menu at our local hometown restaurants.


Indiana Stringfest

Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, Indiana 47448

I will be performing at the "Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar" festival. I was fortunate enough to be the 1st place winner of the fingerstyle guitar competition in 2012. The first year of its inception. I highly recommend for you fingerstyle guitarists looking for competitions to compete at this one. It is the same structure and rules as the "International Fingerstyle Guitar" competition held in Winfield Kansas. This is near a state park so it is great for outdoors people. Also, if you are into arts and antiques, the whole town area has arts and antique shops to browse. Go to for more info.


Private Event


Private Event


Private Event


Private Event

Guitarist   Bassist   Composer   Instructor



 Jack Wilson is an accomplished  guitarist  from the Chicagoland area. He is the 1st place winner of the 2016 International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition  held at the Walnut Valley festival in Winfield, Kansas. (He placed 2nd in 2015.) This contest is considered, by many, the Olympics of fingerpicking.  In addition, he has won seven other guitar contests as well as a bass contest. He currently freelances as a guitarist and bassist in bands, performs as a solo fingerstyle guitarist, teaches guitar and bass lessons, and on occasion, produces and engineers recording projects for other artists.  

 Whether performing with a group or solo, he is a chameleon of a player, being able to shift comfortably from acoustic to electric, pick or fingerstyle in a wide range of styles. He developed this versatility from an upbringing of listening to his mother's R&B 45's, playing hard rock and heavy metal with his friends, learning bluegrass and country standards from his guitar playing grandfather, and as a jazz and classical guitar major in college. This exposure has not only been invaluable as a performer, but also as a composer and instructor.                                                   

 He has released one cd appropriately titled "Fidgety Digits" that demonstrates his fingerstyle arranging and writing abilities. He immediately gets your attention on the opening track by producing a cowbell sound from the guitar from his version of  "Low Rider" by the band War. He is currently working on some of his original material, as well as another fingerstyle cd to be released in 2021.



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