Guitar Phenom Clive Carroll with Alice Howe - special 7:30 pm start time
About Clive Carroll:
Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll's masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today's most admired and respected guitarists. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see him perform in The Living Room.
"Clive Carroll is one of my favorite guitarists. He's touring the US this March. Trust me go see him!"
- Tommy Emmanuel
Born in England, Carroll began his musical journey in Chelmsford, Essex. Carroll's parents had a taste for American country and old-time music and it wasn't long before he was playing in the family band on a homemade banjo. By his early teens, guitar in hand, Carroll was traversing the worlds of soul, pop, funk, and traditional Irish music, balancing his affinity for Slayer with the etudes of Tárrega. This breadth of musical curiosity was to become one of his strengths; even as a child Carroll was as comfortable accompanying a group of folk singers as he was jamming along to Nirvana or performing standards with the Essex Youth Orchestra.
Clive went on to earn a First Class Honours Degree in Composition and Guitar from the famed Trinity College of Music in London, all the while balancing his classical work with forays into the world of the steel-string guitar. By the time he graduated from Trinity, Carroll had not only penned orchestral works, he had written an album's worth of solo acoustic guitar music. A chance meeting with English guitar legend John Renbourn proved the catalyst for Carroll's debut album, "Sixth Sense" (2000), which Renbourn deemed a milestone in the journey of the steel-string guitar. Renbourn subsequently took Carroll on the road with him and the pair toured North America and Europe together, launching Carroll's solo performing career.
Since then, Carroll has established himself as one of the world's premier acoustic guitarists. He has toured across Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and North America, garnering praise for his sublime performances of everything from 16th and 17th century lute music to jazz standards, blues, Irish reels and his own groundbreaking compositions. Lauded guitarist Tommy Emmanuel has also taken Carroll on the road, and similar nods to his musicianship have been given by everyone from classical guitarist John Williams to Madonna, Guy Ritchie, Michelin award-winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, and the Sultanate of Oman.
To date, Carroll has released four solo albums: "Sixth Sense," "The Red Guitar" (2004), "Life in Colour" (2009) and "The Furthest Tree" (2016), which is being hailed as some of his finest work. Carroll has also written music for television and film, most notably composing the music for the film "Driving Lessons," which features Julie Walters and Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame.
For more information visit www.clivecarroll.co.uk.
About Alice Howe:
With her soulful, impeccably tuned voice and crafted poetry, Boston's Alice Howe is "at once of the moment and timeless, personal and universal" (Americana UK). In 2017 her EP "You've Been Away So Long" debuted on the Folk-DJ charts with the #1 song "Homeland Blues" and the #7 album of the year. A 2018 NewSong Music Songwriting Competition finalist, Howe was a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, NERFA Formal Showcase Artist and WFMT Folkstage featured performer. She has completed her forthcoming full-length album, "Visions," produced by Freebo (Bonnie Raitt), and will be touring in support of the new album throughout 2019.
For more information visit www.alicehowe.com.
The Living Room at 35 East (View)
35 East Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003
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