A talented musician from right here in the area is a serious contender to open for one of country music's legendary artists. With the Hudson Valley's help, Todd Mihan from Hyde Park will open for Vince Gill in concert, while receiving numerous other benefits. On Stage with Vince Gill is a contest sponsored by Guitar Center, contestants are to download the backing track and add their guitar solos. Five finalists will travel to Los Angeles to perform for Gill. In addition to opening for Vince Gill in concert, the winner will receive:

  • $10,000 in cash
  • Song recorded by Grammy Award winning producer
  • Meeting with Universal Music Group
  • Music equipment from top brands.

Todd is currently in second place, and it's easy to help. All you have to do is head to his page On Stage and watch and comment on his videos. The contest runs through April 4th, so let's help push him over the top!

Todd teaches guitar lessons out of the Wappingers Falls Alto Music if you want to learn from one the areas best players. But you may have to be patient, hopefully he's got a big gig coming up.