Gor Mkhitarian

Gor Mkhitarian

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Armenian Underground Folk-Rock Singer/Songwriter

Biography

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"Singer/songwriter and electrifying guitar player Gor Mkhitarian leads the march out of the Armenian underground with a wicked blend of traditional Armenian folk music and Western-influenced rock."- James Christopher Monger/All Music Guide

Singer/songwriter Gor Mkhitarian hails from the tiny South Caucuses republic of Armenia via Los Angeles. His trademark "everyman" vocals and inventive folk/rock arrangements of Armenian music has endeared him to thousands of listeners in both Armenia as well as North America through live performances and his critically acclaimed recordings. Using instrumentation as varied as the Armenian duduk (Djivan Gasparian, Jr.), Turkish oud (John Berberian), banjo, African djembe, as well as acoustic/electric guitars, Mkhitarian has pushed the boundaries of Armenian music challenging his audiences to embrace a more progressive approach to one of the oldest musical legacies. Often described as "The Armenian Dave Matthews", Gor Mkhitarian stands firm as an important independent world music artist ready to expand his North American fan base, while creating a new one in Europe.

Discography

"United Fantasies: Exit Ahead" - 2008 LP
"Acoustic Folklore" - 2007 - EP
"GOR" - 2006 - EP
"Episode" - 2004 LP
"Godfather Tom" - 2003 LP
"Yeraz" - 2001 - LP

Set List

15-22 songs
75-120 minutes