BOOKING OFFER: STEFFEN BASHO-JUNGHANS/NICK JONAH DAVIS

Hi,

 

I’m arranging some last minutes shows for STEFFEN BASHO-JUNGHANS/NICK JONAH DAVIS

The open dates are :  18th or 19th or 22nd April 2011.

 

Please read the bios that follow and also click on those links:

 

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9cc4b85f7cac0b4ec69dd80a8&id=ced8a4d1b2&e=da060d64d2

 

http://www.myspace.com/nickdavisguitar

 

I would like to hear from you asap.

 

Regards.

 

 

 

 

Steffen Basho-Junghans released another jewel in his catalogue last year, the album ‘IS’ (Harmonic Rooms), veering between free-flowing splendour and achingly gorgeous intricacy and miminalism.

 

He blends American steel string traditions; influences from the Takoma school (Robbie Basho, John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Peter Lang); traditions as diverse as European classical, native American and far-Eastern; minimalism; vina and sarod playing techniques and an overall sense of experimentation to create his own unique approach to 6- and 12-string acoustic guitar. Its a style that can be irresistibly mesmeric and trance-inducing, as his recent album ‘IS’ illustrates.

 

_“I think one of my very favourites (players) is Steffen Basho-Junghans, I’ve done like 5 or 6 gigs with him at this point and I think Steffen at his best, no one can really touch him, he’s just got such a unique approach to playing music and when I heard him do his Avant-garde stuff… like his more experimental stuff i was thinking, I wonder how this translates live, but he’s… you’re on the edge of your seat  » – Glenn Jones_

 

_Steffen is on the cusp of becoming an old master today, predating the current wave of young acoustic players and having been active in the guitar world since he began organizing guitar festivals in East Berlin in the 1980s. ‘IS’ clearly shows how this him sets him apart from the younger wave, as experience has granted him a broader palette and the confidence and skill to effortlessly cross primitive with experimental to forge his own unparalleled approach to guitar playing._

 

_ »It’s a high-wire act that very few guitarists could pull off » says Tompkins Square label boss Josh Rosenthal on Nick Jonah Davis, his new British signing. Nick’s evocative, solitary playing draws on the modal tunings and freewheeling spirit of British trailblazers such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, as well as pre-war blues and the Takoma tradition. The label release __Davis’ new album ‘Of Time And Tides’ this spring._

 

_‘Guitar Recordings Vol. 1’ was released as an eMusic download by Tompkins Square in 2009, and made the Wild Mercury Sound ‘Top 100 Albums of 2009’

list. ‘San Cristobal de las Casas’, a track from this album, featured on the latest instalment of the renowned Imaginational Anthem compilation._

 

_Live, Nick has shared bills in the UK and USA with the likes of James Blackshaw, Alasdair Roberts, Jozef van Wissem, Max Ochs, Ellen Mary McGee and Eric Carbonara._

 

_‘Davis has a lovely, bell-like clarity to his playing, which puts him right up there with Tompkins Square’s other 2009 British discovery, Ben Reynolds.’ – Uncut magazine_

 

_’Nick Jonah Davis’ playing after a short while becomes hypnotic, as you watch his fingers glide over his fret board like some sort of Zen monk who has mastered the art of playing elegant finger-picked guitar. He makes it look effortless as overlapping, twisting and melodic guitar lines spill out over the audience, who sit there in silence desperate to grab hold of every nuance and note of his music. There are times when if you shut your eyes, it sounds like there could be three or four guitarists on stage such is the amazing, rich, textured sounds that Nick conjures up from his guitar.’ – Left Lion magazine_

 

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