Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age + Sam Amidon

LONDON Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

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Always on the lookout for opportunities to ‘dig around for where I’m coming from’, one of today’s most original guitarists, Bill Frisell, pays homage to the music that got him ‘super fired-up’ – the electric sound of the Fender Telecaster and the music of Charlie Christian, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry and the Kinks. 

New album Guitar in the Space Age, out now, is Frisell’s most intriguing album in years – the live band features fellow guitarist Greg Leisz alongside a powering rhythm section of Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen.

Frisell has dropped in on recent shows by multi-instrumentalist/singer Sam Amidon, who has found his own beguiling path through a landscape of Americana with his Nonesuch album Bright Sunny South‘beautifully bucolic’ (Spin) and ‘archaically rootsy and savvily refined’ (Wall Street Journal).

The Guardian gave Sam's new album, Lily-O, four stars, describing it as 'a compellingly quiet, intense affair that is remarkable both for the power of his understated, no-nonsense and often mournful vocals, and for the subtle arrangements that bring an urgency to his mostly traditional American songs and hymns'.