Alternative Guitar Summit 2019: The Music of Woodstock 50 Years After

Relix & Joel Harrison Present

Alternative Guitar Summit 2019: The Music of Woodstock 50 Years After

Nels Cline plays Santana, Vernon Reid plays Janis Joplin & Sly Stone, Brandon Seabrook plays The Who & Ten Years After, Joel Harrison plays Richie Havens & Grateful Dead, & more surprise guests!

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00 - $60.00

This event is 21 and over

$20 General Admission tickets
$35 VIP viewing tickets 
$60 VIP viewing + artist post-show meet & greet

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Alternative Guitar Summit 2019: The Music of Woodstock 50 Years After
Alternative Guitar Summit 2019: The Music of Woodstock 50 Years After
Joel Harrison and Grateful Havens: Music of Richie Havens and The Grateful Dead
Nels Cline Plays Santana
Brandon Seabrook Plays The Who and Ten Years After
Vernon Reid Plays Hendrix and Sly Stone

Other musicians include:
Brian Marsella (organ), Chris Lightcap (bass), Josh Dion (drums), Elizabeth Pupo Walker (perc), Mauro Refresco (perc)
Nicki Richards (vc), Keith Fluitt (vc), Cedric Easton (dr)
Plus Special Guests
The Music of Woodstock 50 years After

4 Guitarists explore new directions in the music of the 1969 Woodstock Festival

For countless guitarists Woodstock was a life-changing experience. Now fifty years later AGS brings together some of our era's most singular improvising guitarists to seek new vistas with this powerful, epochal music. We are not covering these artists. Rather we are using the Woodstock repertoire as vehicles for exploration. We aim to bring a sense of adventure, peace, love, funk, and freedom to the concert, all of which characterized the initial event.

The Alternative Guitar Summit, founded in 2010 by guitarist Joel harrison, is a yearly summit of daring, inventive players who emphasize new and unusual approaches to the guitar. The music we present celebrates the guitar's enormous range, beyond style or genre.

Joel Harrison is the founder of The Summit, and has released twenty CDs over twenty five years which explore the phenomenon known as American Music

Brandon Seabrook is a wild man, who brings together jazz, noise, metal, and country
Nels Cline plays Santana
Nels Cline plays Santana
Improvisation guitarist and composer born in Los Angeles (CA, USA) in 1956. He started to play guitar at an age of 12. He is known for his use of effect pedals and looping devices.
Twin brother of Alex Cline.
Vernon Reid plays Janis Joplin & Sly Stone
Vernon Reid plays Janis Joplin & Sly Stone
Vernon Alphonsus Reid (born 22 August 1958) is an American guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader from Living Colour
Brandon Seabrook plays The Who & Ten Years After
Brandon Seabrook plays The Who & Ten Years After
Guitarist and banjo player
Joel Harrison plays Richie Havens & Grateful Dead
Joel Harrison plays Richie Havens & Grateful Dead
Joel Harrison is one of the first artists to have bridged the worlds of jazz, classical, Americana, and traditions from India and Africa. Born in Washington D.C. the guitarist, composer, arranger, lyricist, vocalist and songwriter began his search for new sounds in the early 1980’s with stints in Boston and the Bay Area. Named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010, Harrison has long been recognized as a risk taker, someone who never stands still. He has blossomed from mentorships with Joan Tower, Ali Akbar Khan, W.A. Mathieu, and Charlie Banacos into one of the most respected artists of his generation. The core of his multifarious projects is heart, soul, and surprise. What matters most to this composer is moving the listener.

Harrison is a two-time winner of the Jazz Composer’s Alliance Composition Competition, and has received support and awards from Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer, the Flagler Cary Trust, NYSCA, New Music USA, and the Jerome Foundation. He has released 17 cds since 1995 as a leader, and has appeared high up on the “Rising Star” Downbeat Magazine poll for many years.

Harrison has composed a number of non-improvised works as well, whether for orchestra, string quartet, solo cello, or percussion, including the PASIC award-winning marimba solo Fear of Silence. He is the founder and administrator of the Alternative Guitar Summit, a yearly festival devoted to new and unusual guitar music. Pat Metheny called the Summit “one of the most interesting and distinguished forums for guitar on the planet.”

Notable releases include Free Country feat. Norah Jones and David Binney, Infinite Possibility (jazz orchestra), String Choir– Music of Paul Motian, , and Search feat. Donny McCaslin. Harrison’s cds include some of the greatest musicians alive whether on strings, bassoon, saxophones, brass, or percussion. The New York Times called him “protean” and “brilliant, ” while the New Orleans Times Picayune said “Along with Scofield, Metheny, and Frisell Harrison has created a new blueprint for jazz.”

The latest release, due in May on Whirlwind recordings, is a stunning collection of original songs and lyrics entitled The Other River. The band includes Glenn Patscha (Roseanne Cash, Marc Cohen), and Byron Isaacs (The Lumineers). The results stream through multiple American traditions, by turns gorgeous, stark, psychedelic and bluesy, buoyant and funny, moody and surreal.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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