Thu March 21st, 2019
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $30 / $50
Day of Show: $35
The Music of Woodstock 50 years After
6 Guitarists and a sarode player explore new directions in the music of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
Joel Harrison with the Everett Bradley Choir : Music of Richie Havens and Grateful Dead (Grateful Havens)
Brandon Seabrook Trio: Ten Years After
Ben Monder and Jo Lawry: The Band, John Sebastian
Anupam Shobhakar (sarode) and Selvaganesh (kanjira) play Ravi Shankar
Scott Metzger and Friends: The Who
Nels Cline Plays Santana
Vernon Reid plays Hendrix/ Sly Stone
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, 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.
The AGS seeks to commission new work, whether improvised, notated, or both. We also celebrate important historical figures and events in the guitar’s history.
Joel Harrison is the founder of The Summit
Everett Bradley is one of the most esteemed singers in NYC having toured with Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and hundreds of others
Brandon Seabrook is a one-of-a-kind wild man who will blow your mind
Ben Monder is considered to be one of the great jazz guitarists of his generation
Anupam Shobhakar is considered to be one of the great young sarode players in N. Indian classical music
Selvaganesh was part of John McLaughlin’s seminal band Shakti and is one of the great percussionists of our time
Scott Metzger is best known a member of Joe Russo’s Already Dead, which redefines what a Grateful Dead cover band can be.
Vernon Reid is a founding member of the seminal Black Rock group Living Color
Nels Cline is a member of the band Wilco and was called one of the 100 best guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone