New Voices In Slide Guitar

New Voices In Slide Guitar

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New Voices In Slide Guitar is an 'in the round, festival style' concert tour by 3 of acoustic music's most adventurous slide players from Canada and the United States.

Biography

New Voices In Slide Guitar is an 'in the round, festival style' concert
tour by 3 of acoustic music's most adventurous musicians from Canada and
the United States. The three musicians will perform songs together and
individually in this exciting exploration of the history and future of
slide guitar in blues, bluegrass, Hawaiian, Indian, jazz and other
styles of music.

The following instruments will be part of the evening:

Ivan Rosenberg: dobro & banjo
Doug Cox: dobro, weissenborn, mohan veena, national mandolin, guitar.
Steve Dawson: dobro & guitar

The trio is also available to give workshops on their instruments.
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IVAN ROSENBERG:

Dobro and banjo player Ivan Rosenberg has released 4 CDs of mostly-original instrumentals and an instructional DVD.

According to Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, "It is only a matter of time until Ivan Rosenberg becomes universally recognized as one of the more prolific masters of the resonator guitar," and in his review, Banjo Newsletter editor Donald Nitchie wrote that Ivan's latest CD Clawhammer and Dobro was one of the best instrumental recordings of the year.

Ivan’s original music has appeared in several film and television scores including Jerry Bruckheimer/Warner Brothers Films' Kangaroo Jack (2003), HBO's Making Deadwood: The Show Behind the Show (2004), Comedy Central's The Daily Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and High Plains Films' acclaimed documentary Libby, Montana (2004).

ASHES AND COALS REVIEW: THE MISSOULIAN 2/9/06

Only a performer of the rarest talent can get away with releasing an album featuring just himself playing a single instrument. Former Missoulian Ivan Rosenberg’s mastery of the resophonic guitar, or Dobro, and his wellspring of melodies allow him to do more than just get away with it—he moves his instrument’s long tradition forward on Ashes and Coals, his third release.... Rosenberg takes listeners on a stripped-down and affecting instrumental journey. The result is rip-your-heart-out beautiful.

STEVE DAWSON:

Steve has evolved into a musical chameleon, whether appearing with his group Zubot and Dawson, the avant-folk quartet The Great Uncles of the Revolution, blues legend Jim Byrnes, performing his own solo shows, or producing acclaimed albums in the studio.

On stages ranging from Dobrofest in Slovakia to the renowned Monterey Jazz Festival and almost every major music festival in Canada, Steve is constantly striving for unique sounds and approaches to acoustic music. His instrumental abilities have landed him on stages with artists as diverse as Bob Brozman, Gil Scott-Heron, John Lee Hooker, Oregon, David Lindley, Long John Baldry, Oh Susannah, and Francois Houle, to name just a few.

DOUG COX:

Doug Cox is a roots music renaissance man. This composer, multi-instrumentalist and music programmer has carved-out a diverse career as a recording artist and as a session and touring musician.

He has played festivals, clubs and concert halls across Canada, the United States and around the world from the Sore Fingers Music Camp in England to the Baseball Hall of Fame (with Chuck Brodsky) in Cooperstown, New York.

Cox was the first Canadian Dobro player to be invited to perform at Dobrofest in Slovakia and the first-ever Dobro player to be featured at the Montreal Jazz Festival (with Todd Butler.)

Doug is currently signed to the Northern Blues Label. His newest CD release is a collaboration between Doug with South Asian Music masters Salil Bhatt, Ramkumar Mishra and very special guest, Grammy Winner, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

Although primarily known as a Dobro player, Cox also spends time on the Guitar, Weissenborn and National Mandolin. With his feet firmly grounded in the traditions of Blues and Bluegrass music, each project Cox involves himself with leads into new musical directions.

Discography

Between these 3 artists, they each have many of their own projects released and as session players collectively have played on over well over 100 recordings.

Set List

The show will consist of a wide variety of musical styles featuring an impressive collection of slide guitars and other stringed instruments.

Ivan, Steve and Doug will each be featured throughout the evening, as frontmen and back up players.