Solo guitarist Chris Proctor, a former national finger-style guitar champion, will perform 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the auditorium of the Chilkat Center.

“He can perform numerous, different effects on his guitar. He plays it acoustically, but he does some neat things,” said arts council president Tom Heywood.

Proctor has released 10 CDs on Flying Fish, Windham Hill, Rounder and Sugarhouse Records. His website describes him as “one of the elite solo guitar composers, arrangers, and performers of the day.”

Proctor is touring Alaska as an offshoot of his work teaching at the Alaska Guitar Camp in Wasilla, Heywood said.

“He has a real nice style of innovation,” Heywood said. “He’s evolved over the years from a finger style to some new ways to present the guitar. It should be a very entertaining event.”

Proctor’s mix of styles includes elements of old-timey, jazz, Celtic folk, and blues, according to critics.

Guitar Player magazine said of Proctor: “Haunting slide, spectacular writing, killer contrapuntal chops and sensitive articulation reconfirm that Proctor’s in a league with the Peter Fingers and Martin Simpsons of the world.”