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RecommNeds this week focuses on guitar-based albums out now from Gyan Riley, Ezra Feinberg and Buck Curran.
- Guitars For Two Edition: Gunn-Truscinski Duo, Ross Hammond & Jon Bafus, Julian Lage & Gyan Riley, Bill Mackay & Ryley Walker
Aaron “Neddy” Stein’s RecommNeds this week features Gunn-Truscinski Duo, Ross Hammond & Jon Bafus, Julian Lage & Gyan Riley and Bill Mackay & Ryley Walker.
About Gyan Riley
Gyan Riley is a rising figure of guitar and contemporary music, both as a performer and composer. In 1999, he became the first guitarist ever to be awarded a full scholarship from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. While still studying at the conservatory, he received a recording contract for his debut CD of original works, Food for the Bearded (New Albion Records). Gyans awards include First Prize in the Portland International Guitar Festival Competition and First Prize in the San Francisco Conservatory Guitar Concerto Competition. Gyan played in the American premiere of John Adams El Nino with soprano Dawn Upshaw and the San Francisco Symphony. Concert tours have taken him to some of the worlds most prestigious concert halls in the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Croatia, Turkey, Norway, and throughout the United States. Gyan tours regularly with the Los Angeles based Falla Guitar Trio, the Feinsmith Quartet, and father/composer/pianist Terry Riley. Gyan has received commissions from the Carnegie Hall Corporation, the New York Guitar Festival, and the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center. Gyan served as the artistic director for the San Francisco Classical Guitar Society from 2002-2004, and as professor of guitar at Humboldt State University for the 2005-2006 academic year.
Carlos Santana and his namesake band will be joined by the Doobie Brothers on the dual-anniversary Supernatural Now Tour.
This year’s New Orleans Jazz Fest will be headlined by The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Katy Perry, Jimmy Buffett and Chris Stapleton
Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir will bring his Bob Weir & Wolf Bros project to 19 cities between February 28 – March 30.
Legendary rockers The Who confirmed a 29-city tour in which the band will be joined by orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.
Watch full show video and check out a photo gallery from Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band gig at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever from last night.