NoBetterOff & Friends
EAST MEETS WEST when local favorites NoBetterOff return to the ArtSpace, playing their unique blend of American roots music, while welcoming an exciting lineup of musicians from the East and Left coasts.
Martinez & Guthrie -- with Joe Martinez playing guitar, drums, bass,MartinezGuthrie accordian, mandolin and percussion, and Gus Guthrie adding his distinct vocals, this local duo released their first album of Joe's compositions in 2006. Songs from Gathering Change received extensive airplay on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and many other stations, as well as being featured in the film Solitary Man. In 2011, M&G released their second album, Still Here, and are currently at work on a third. The Puerto Rico-born Martinez is an elementary school teacher and former All-Met basketball player at Fairfax High School, while longtime Arlington resident Guthrie is an art teacher at Glasgow Middle School in Fairfax County.
"Gus has a beautiful voice and Joe's sense of arrangement is equal"
Bill Evans, XMCafe Program Director
Dore Coller once described as the Bay Area's hardest working musician, Dore is a singer, songwriter and in-demand multi-instrumentalist. On a given night you might hear him playing Django Reinhardt-style guitar in the Hot Club of Marin, or fronting the popular bluegrass band Savannah Blu, or slipping into his unique blend of traditional and Caribbean sounds: Bermuda Grass. Whether opening for Elvin Bishop or David Nelson, or playing with Rowan Brothers or Maria Maldur, Dore has made his mark on the Bay Area's music scene. He recently released an album entitled Life's a Beach on Deltamc records.
"It's one of those rare albums where EVERY song is outstanding."
Fritz Horisk, WSIG Radio, Staunton, VA
Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church (View)
410 South Maple Avenue in the Pearson Square Bldg
Falls Church, VA 22046
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