Sunday, January 20, 2008

California Guitar Trio

Friday night I hopped on the ferry after work and headed over to Bremerton's Admiral Theater to go see the California Guitar Trio. I'd never heard of them before, but they sounded kind of interesting. It turns out they were pretty good. The group is comprised of 3 very talented acoustic guitarists and nobody else. How a guy from Japan, a guy from Belgium, and a guy from Utah managed to get together and name themselves the California Guitar Trio is a mystery to me, but that's not important right now. What is important is that they've got a very unique sound. They are inspired by a variety of diverse sources including, but not limited to, classical music, flamenco, surf guitar, and classic rock. They play both original compositions as well as covers. They played their own arrangements of the Ventures, Beethoven, Pink Floyd, Devo, Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, and they closed the show with Free Bird. My favorite of the evening, however, was Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach. I managed to find a version of it on youtube. Check it out.



It turns out it was a very good show, and I would go see them again. Do yourself a favor and look up a few more of their videos.
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