2013 already shaping up to be a good one...
Sunday February 17, 2013 at Never Ending Books
Never Ending Books
810 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
If you hung out way back in the day, during the days of our Sunday night concert series, neither one of these names is unfamiliar to you.
Eric Carbonara played a great show with Nalle, and Alexander Turnquist's "Faint At The Loudest Hour" CD was on heavy rotation. Lots of time has passed since those days, and both have enjoyed some great successes.
Read the blurb:
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 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... 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.