SARANAC LAKE Bluseed Studios is pleased to present Jack Rose and Glenn Jones on Sept. 18. Admission is $14 and the show starts at 7 p.m.
These American acoustic guitarists acknowledge their debt to friend and mentor John Fahey, the influential guitarist who died in 2001. Like Fahey, Rose and Jones enjoy pushing the boundaries of the acoustic guitar sound. Taking inspiration from the different scales used in the Eastern hemisphere, the richness of timbre that results is a joy to the ears, filling the space with a hypnotic swirl of strange chords and unfamiliar harmonics.
Rose was a member of the legendary drone\Noise/folk group, Pelt, one of the early groups that forged a new sound that combined free improv, drone, and traditional folk music in the early to mid nineties. Since 2001 Rose has pursued his own path in the solo acoustic guitar solo genre as invented by John Fahey. The styles Rose employs are diverse: twelve-string virtuoso shows, a slide guitar that alludes as much to the sitar as to the blues, solid traditional Takoma ragtime and folk. Jack incorporates all of these elements into his own idiosyncratic styleand it is his sound and his alone.
Since 1989, Jones has led Boston's "avant -garage" instrumental rock band, Cul de Sac, whose musical adventures are documented on nine albums to date, including a soundtrack for cult-director Roger Corman (The Strangler's Wife), and collaborations with guitarist John Fahey (The Epiphany of Glenn Jones) and former Can vocalist, Damo Suzuki (Abhayamudra). A 30-plus-year devotee of the so-called "Takoma school," Jones has written extensively on the steel-string guitar's leading lights: John Fahey, with whom he was friends for nearly 25 years, and Robbie Basho, who befriended Jones during the five years before his untimely death in 1986.
For more information, contact Carol Marie Vossler Artistic Director, Bluseed Studios, at 891-3799 or visit Bluseed Studios online at www.bluseedstudios.org .