Celebrating the roads less taken on the guitar...
Drom: 85 Avenue A, New York, NY
Future Voices and 90 year old guitars: A night of younger, cutting edge guitar players, plus a first time duo with AGS founder Joel Harrison and icon Marvin Sewell on 1930's resonator guitars
7:30: Max Light Trio
8 pm: Wendy Eisenberg
8:30: Joel Harrison and Marvin Sewell: National Steel Resonator Guitar duo
9 pm Max Kutner's Partial Custody
Ben Stapp - tuba
James Paul Nadien - drums, percussion
Wendy Eisenberg was a student of the legendary free improviser Joe Morris. She has evolved a set of extended techniques on the guitar that are as arresting as they are expressive. She also writes lyrics and sings, but you've never heard song forms quite like these.
Max Light, originally from Washington DC, won second place in the Herbie Hancock institute of jazz guitar competition in 2019. He combines fearsome technique with an expressive touch, and writes in a way that is both intellectually challenging and emotionally appealing.
Max Kutner has been described as nerdy and fiery, and focuses on unusual contexts for new music on the guitar. Coming from rock, jazz, free improv, and much else, Max brings a sense of humor and drama to his ever- surprising work.
Rounding out the show will be a first -time duo between AGS producer Joel Harrison and guitarist Marvin Sewell. Younger artists they are not. Marvin has an illustrious list of folks that he has performed with including Jack DeJohnette, Cassandra Wilson, and Gary Thomas. For this outing the two will focus on their 1930’s National Steel guitars. Both musicians are steeped in Americans roots music, and both are committed to finding new ways to repurpose that history.