Willy Mason with Alexander Turnquist, Eric Carbonara and Penn Sultan
The Columbus Cooperative presents:
with Alexander Turnquist
Penn Sultan (of Last Good Tooth)
In the intimate upstairs theatre at the Columbus
270 Broadway, Providence
Friday, February 15th
$12 advance, $14 day of show - $20 for 2 lovers - Doors at 8PM, Music at 9PM
All Ages, 21+ to drink with valid ID
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Another last minute show brought to you by the Columbus Cooperative! It's the day after Valentine's day, so we're selling couples tickets 2 for $20. bring a date, find a friend to hold hands with, or maybe meet someone new - ROMANCE!
Our friend Willy Mason had a great show at Local 121 last fall, and was just picked by Mumford and Sons to open their Gentleman of the Road tour this summer.
This February solo guitarists Alexander Turnquist and Eric Carbonara embark on a Northeast US and Canadian tour. The two will be showcasing material from the recently released Imaginational Anthem Vol. 5 compilation series -(Tompkins Square Records), as well as their respective solo albums. While these two VHF Record label mates are very different guitarists from one another, their combination on an evening's bill represents a wide-breadth of possibilities for the guitar.
Over the years, Turnquist has released several critically-acclaimed records for VHF. His contribution to the latest imaginational anthem garnered this quote in Pitchfork "It's easy to imagine John Fahey chuckling at the phrase "solo acoustic doom"; here, Turnquist creates it."
His most recent solo release, "Like Sunburned Snowflakes" is a vast departure of traditional styles in favor of pure finger-style harmonics. An effort for which Uncut magazine says "his technique is as orchestral as Nick Drake's, sending rivulets of steel sadness out across the water, but applied to a minimalist logic with the weight of early Philip Glass or Steve Reich". Turnquist performs solo on an acoustic 12 string.
Carbonara, who has been called 'a composer who happens to play what he writes' (Bill Meyer - Dusted Magazine) has recently come off a sabbatical of gigging to focus on writing and composing new material, as well as for film, and interdisciplinary art. He most recently opened up mid-west tour dates for Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya and is currently finishing up material for a follow up to 2010's "The Paradise Abyss" as well as the critically-acclaimed duet with harpist Jesse Sparhawk "Sixty Strings". Eric performs live on 6-string nylon, 6-string banjo, as well as a 22-string Indian guitar, called an Upright Chaturangui.
The Columbus Theatre (View)
Providence, RI 02903
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