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April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20
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Although there are many guitarists who are exceptionally gifted at playing guitar, MICHAEL GULEZIAN (gu-LAY-ze-in), by contrast, has distinguished himself with his music – boundary-free, horizon-expanding, genre-bending, transcendent, soulful, kickass, mind-opening, emotionally imbued, exquisitely gorgeous instrumental solo acoustic guitar music. Music that quite literally defies description.
For more than three decades, Michael has unpretentiously walked onstage and delivered one riveting performance after another. Each one of Michael’s albums has raised the aesthetic of contemporary solo acoustic guitar to a new level. He’s been called the musical link between John Fahey and Michael Hedges. Artists as diverse as Michael Hedges, Willy Porter, and Henry Kaiser have claimed him as a primary musical influence. Young lions such as Erik Mongrain, Andy McKee, and Trevor Gordon Hall are quick to acknowledge him as an inspiration. For those who follow solo acoustic instrumental guitar, Michael Gulezian is firmly established in the genre as one of the most significant artists of our time.
“… infused with devotion to music’s power … Gulezian’s solo guitar work is inventive and complex; he melds rhythm, melody and harmony using just one instrument and 10 fingers. The trick is making such music something more than a mere exercise in technique, and in this concert from Minnesota’s St. Olaf College, Gulezian clears that hurdle with room to spare.” The Aspen Times
“Michael Gulezian doesn’t write tunes you can take away and hum. What I experience listening to his music is stories – not stories with words, but an exquisite web of tales that only notes can tell. … the CD also contains video of the concert – it’s just amazing to watch him perform.” Bob Boilen, Director, All Things Considered, NPR