The Eastern-Influenced Irish Blues of Guitarist Cian Nugent

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Cian Nugent (photo: David Garland)

Irish guitar virtuoso Cian Nugent says his music has "Irish intentions" even though it isn't traditional Celtic music. Influenced by the American Primitivism of John Fahey and by Azerbaijan saz player Edalat Nasibov, as well as his own Irish roots, Nugent explores what he agrees could be called Eastern-Influenced Irish Blues.

Nugent first performed on Spinning On Air in 2008 when he was 19 years old. Now he's back to play again in the WNYC Studio, and to talk with David Garland about his solo music, and his new band, Cian Nugent and The Cosmos.

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sandra from brooklyn

some similarities to Eric Carbonara...

Mar. 16 2014 08:44 PM

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