On this brand new album, guitarist and composer Bill Frisell mines the catalog of the guitar-based music from the 1950s and 1960s that first inspired him to pick up the instrument. This performance promises a rare look into Bill Frisell's formative influences, from a time when the electric guitar was in its infancy and creating a startlingly new sound, pushing popular music into the future.
Joining Frisell for this album of musical memories are the members of his working trio, bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen, along with frequent collaborator Greg Liesz, a master of lap and pedal steel guitars.
This superb quartet explores the music of Pete Seeger, The Byrds, Junior Wells, rock pioneers Duane Eddy, Link Wray and The Kinks, surf music legends The Beach Boys, Dick Dale, The Ventures and The Astronauts, and country music stars Chet Atkins, Speedy West, Jimmy Bryant and Merle Travis, with Frisell's own compositions sprinkled in.
"After playing for more than 50 years, it just feels right to once again play some of the music which shaped my consciousness during my formative years, even to play some of it for the first time...and maybe get it right." (Bill Frisell)
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Brand new album!
Tour dates 2014
- October 24, 2014 Cormons, Italy Teatro Comunale
- October 25, 2014 Salzburg, Austria Republic Theatre
- October 26, 2014 Zagreb, Croatia
- October 27, 2014 Torino, Italy General Store Scuola Holden
- October 28, 2014 Nantes, France La Cite des Congres
- October 30, 2014 Ghent, Belgium Handelsbeurs Concertzaal
- October 31, 2014 Tallinn, Estonia Russian Cultural Centre
- November 1, 2014 Tampere, Finland Tullikamarin Klubi
- November 2, 2014 Köln, Germany Stadtgarten
- November 3, 2014 Rüsselsheim, Germany Theater Rüsselsheim
- November 4, 2014 Bologna, Italy Unipol Auditorium
- November 6, 2014 Sarajevo, Bosnia - Herzegovina Jazz Fest Sarajevo
- November 7, 2014 Szeged, Hungary
- November 8, 2014 Budapest, Hungary Trafo - House of Contemporary Arts
- November 10, 2014 Gothenburg, Sweden Stenhammarsalen, Gothenburg Concert Hall
- November 11, 2014 Bielsko Biala, Poland
- November 12, 2014 Bergen, Norway Sardinen USF
- November 13, 2014 Oslo, Norway Cosmopolite Scene
- November 14, 2014 Nevers, France Maison de la Culture
- November 15, 2014 Cenon, France Le Rocher de Palmer
- November 16, 2014 London, UK Barbican Hall