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Eric Carbonara and Nick Davis Friday at Spotty Dog

Jan 29, 2010 3:44 am

(Eric Carbonara)

Turn out January 29 to Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson, when Eric Carbonara and Nick Davis perform, or tune in on WGXC Online Radio. Tune in to a link to a live web stream Friday night at www.WGXC.org.

Eric Carbonara is a Philadelphia based multi-instrumentalist & recording engineer, whose search for raw aural expression has led him far and wide – from noise & electro-acoustic music to taking deep root in the bounty of the wooden guitar. Carbonara's playing draws on the rich musical styles from Andalusian Roma-Flamenco to Hindustani & North African folk to form a kind of exalted pidgin style of playing that covers a wide emotional terrain from meditative calm to restless unease. His live solo performances range from contemplative acoustic meditations to aggressively loud electric sets. Carbonara is a regular collaborator in the improvisational outfit, Evil Eye Sound System & plays with the Philly psych-rock group, Soft People. Carbonara’s full length solo acoustic debut, /Exodus Bulldornadius/ was released in November 2007 on Chicago based Locust Music as part of the label’s ongoing Wooden Guitar series.

Nick Davis
is a guitarist from Nottingham, England. Nick's solitary exploration of the acoustic guitar draws on the modal tunings and freewheeling spirit of British trailblazers such as Bert Jansch, Nick Drake and the Incredible String Band. His approach is further informed by the expressionist guitarists of the Takoma tradition and the burgeoning contemporary psych-folk movement. Nick also plays guitar and organ for quantum metaphysicists Escapologists. 'Guitar Recordings Vol. 1' is his debut release, and has already garnered praise from German virtuoso Steffen Basho-Junghans ('Beautiful, beautiful!!'), spectral folkster Alasdair Roberts, and UNCUT magazine. The album is available digitally via Tompkins Square, exclusively on eMusic. Work is currently underway on a follow up for Tompkins Square, which will feature collaborations with visionary folk chanteuse Ellen Mary McGee and experimental composer Ed Earl.

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