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Alex de Grassi and Andrew York at Devil Mountain Coffee House

Two leading innovators of the guitar, GRAMMY nominee Alex de Grassi and GRAMMY winning classical guitarist Andrew York, join forces to fuse the sounds and traditions of steel and nylon into a unique duo program. With roots in seemingly different traditions - de Grassi, getting his start as a self-taught folk and jazz musician and York as a trained classical guitarist, their mutual passion for exploring all types of music has led these two acclaimed composers/performers to find a common ground where steel-string and classical guitar interact seamlessly. Juxtaposing original compositions, improvisation, and unlikely arrangements of just about anything, this collaboration is sure to delight! Alex De Grassi is widely acclaimed as a leading virtuoso of acoustic guitar, fusing a variety of guitar traditions into a highly orchestrated sound. The Wall Street Journal has called his playing "flawless" and Billboard hails his "intricate finger-picking technique with an uncanny gift for melodic invention." His early Windham Hill recordings of original music as well as his arrangements of folk, jazz, and world music have influenced a whole generation of young players. Andrew York is one of today's best loved composers for classical guitar and a performer of international stature. His compositions blend the styles of ancient eras with modern musical directions, creating music that is at once vital, multi-leveled and accessible. Andrew received a GRAMMY as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his sixteen years with the cutting-edge ensemble. In Andrew's concerts the theater becomes a living room, and the musical conversation begins with the first note. His authenticity has inspired a worldwide following, with his touring schedule spanning more than thirty countries. Andrew crosses over stylistic boundaries with an unusual authority - besides his classical contribution, he also has an extensive background as a jazz guitarist. $35 suggested donation. Presented by Devil Mountain Coffee House
Date & Time
  • March 16, 2018
  • 8:00PM - 10:30PM
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