During 2007, four guitarist-composers visited Spinning On Air to perform their explorations and innovations. James Blackshaw, Peter Walker, Glenn Jones, and Sean Smith are each contributing uniquely to the repertoire of virtuoso instrumental works for acoustic guitar, blending folk and experimental music. Host David Garland presents highlights from their visits to the WNYC Studio, and offers a bonus solo guitar "Pet Sounds" cover performed for the show in 2005 by M. Ward.
Hear the full sessions and interviews:
Sean SmithGlenn JonesJames BlackshawPeter WalkerM. Ward
2007 Sessions, Part One, featuring Sufjan Stevens, Deerhoof, Holcombe Waller, Rio En Medio, Bitch, Gretchen Phillips, Phosphorescent, Jana Hunter, Cameron Hull, Scott Matthew, and Essie Jain, can be heard here.
2007 Sessions, Part Two, featuring Orion Rigel Dommisse, Spider, Noah Georgeson, The Valerie Project, Ora Cogan, Larkin Grimm, The Fiery Furnaces, Corey Dargel, Saint Eskimo, Viking Moses, Christy & Emily, Castanets, and Common Rotation, can be heard here.