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Recent Guitar-Centric Recordings

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hear new guitar-centric music on this New Sounds program including music by John Zorn, as played by Pat Metheny, a tune from the South African guitarist Guy Buttery, and more.

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Spinning on Air

The Eastern-Influenced Irish Blues of Guitarist Cian Nugent

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Irish guitar virtuoso Cian Nugent says his music has "Irish intentions" even though it isn't traditional Celtic music. 

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New Sounds

Fingerpicking Guitar and "Dark Was the Night"

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Listen to music that grows out of American blues, folk, and the ragtime tradition, with a whole lot of fingerpicking guitar, on this New Sounds. There’s music from the great blues guitarist, Blind Willie Johnson, and variations on one of his most famous themes, “Dark Was the Night,” with variations from the Kronos Quartet, guitarist Gary Lucas, ETHEL with Lionheart in a mass by Phil Kline, and one by guitarist Ry Cooder as well. Plus, listen to music from John Fahey, and other fingerstyle guitarists like English guitarist Davey Graham, John Renbourn ( one of the founders of Pentangle), and the late American guitarist Jack Rose. And more.

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"Psychedelic Appalachia" (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WNYC
Hear fingerstyle guitar music with a wash of drones - "Psychedelic Appalachia"- from steel string shredder Daniel Bachman, whose latest effort is the full-length “Seven Pines.”

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Musical Tributes

Saturday, July 20, 2013

We’ll hear musical tributes aplenty on this New Sounds program, many of them by guitarists heaping their thanks to other artists.  We’ll hear notes of appreciation from Michael Hedges to Pierre Bensusan, from Bill Frisell to Boubacar Traoré, from trumpeter Dave Douglas to Bill Frisell, and a little exchange between Stefan Grossman and John Fahey.  Plus, tributes to Angelique Kidjo, Leo Kottke, and Philip Glass, and a few others.

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New Sounds

Recent Guitar-Centric Recordings

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hear new guitar-centric music on this New Sounds program including music from the Baird Sisters, and from a new live record by South African guitarist Guy Buttery, who covers a song by Joanna Newsom. Also, listen to guitarist Glenn Jones, who draws from the rich tradition of John Fahey’s “American Primitive” guitar-playing.  Then hear music performed by the three classical guitarists of the Mobius Trio that owes a debt to John Fahey and hints at minimalism. Plus there’s small ensemble music written at Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, California from guitarist Bill Frisell, and music by John Zorn, as played by Pat Metheny.

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New Sounds

Musical Tributes

Monday, June 25, 2012

We’ll hear musical tributes aplenty on this New Sounds program, many of them by guitarists heaping their thanks to other artists.  We’ll hear notes of appreciation from Michael Hedges to Pierre Bensusan, from Bill Frisell to Boubacar Traoré, from trumpeter Dave Douglas to Bill Frisell, and a little exchange between Stefan Grossman and John Fahey.  Plus, tributes to Angelique Kidjo, Leo Kottke, and Philip Glass, and a few others.

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New Sounds

Another New Sounds Christmas

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hear many holiday tunes, including Christmas carols, done up New Sounds-style for this holiday program.  We'll hear from a new recording of non-syrupy Christmas music from accomplished Bay-area guitarist Sean Smith.  Plus, an arrangement of a Christmas carol framed by an alap, traditional a cappella music from Slovenia, and an old favorite from John Fahey and Richard Rushkin.  All that, and more.

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Glass Bead Game

Sunday, September 04, 2011

The UK guitarist and composer James Blackshaw is a prodigious young talent who’s been seen as part of the guitar tradition of the late American John Fahey.  Now, his work has expanded to include mysticism, occasional other instruments, and long-form, almost classical structures.  He’ll play live in our studio, and we'll listen to some of his recent release, "The Glass Bead Game."  And more.

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New Sounds

Another New Sounds Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Hear many holiday tunes, including Christmas carols, done up New Sounds-style for this holiday program.  We'll hear from a new recording of non-syrupy Christmas music from accomplished Bay-area guitarist Sean Smith.  Plus, an arrangement of a Christmas carol framed by an alap, traditional a cappella music from Slovenia, and an old favorite from John Fahey and Richard Rushkin.  All that, and more.

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New Sounds

Glass Bead Game

Friday, September 24, 2010

The UK guitarist and composer James Blackshaw is a prodigious young talent who’s been seen as part of the guitar tradition of the late American John Fahey.  Now, his work has expanded to include mysticism, occasional other instruments, and long-form, almost classical structures.  He’ll play live in our studio, and we'll listen to some of his recent release, "The Glass Bead Game."  And more.

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