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Concert - Is@s@, Will Csorba & Friends, The Leveetoppers

Sunday July 23rd, AFTERNOON SHOW! doors at 430, music at 5PM. $10

Is@s@ (born to Uruguayan parents in Spain) is a guitarist and composer based in Madrid. He has been an active member of the city’s underground music scene since the early 90’s. He has performed throughout Spain, Portugal and UK as a solo artist, as well as a member of the Spanish band A Room with a View (1997-2003).

Strongly inspired by the American Primitive guitarists – John Fahey, Glenn Jones and Jack Rose – Is@s@ plays acoustic guitar and weissenborn in an organic, serene and meditative style. His music is a relaxed and unhurried experience for the listener. It projects a spiritual and twilight beauty. Is@s@ has shared bills with performers including Glenn Jones, Geoff Farina, Steve Gunn, Daniel Bachman, Will Johnson (Centromatic), Sir Richard Bishop, Micah Blue Smaldone, Marisa Anderson, Norberto Lobo, White Magic and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.

Will Csorba is a prolific young Texan of the resurgent American Primitive guitar school, already several albums and EPs deep. His work takes a cinematic approach to the discipline, frequently guiding the listener from its roots in old-time and blues through modern drone, raga, pastoral and experimental styles. Csorba plays close attention to compositional elements in his pieces, enhancing the idea of his music as a journey, but isn’t afraid to use improvisation as one of those elements; the songs rarely wind up where the listener expects, but whether it’s by intent or chance only Will can say.

The Leveeetoppers - Andy McLeod plays old-time music, American Primitive/fingerstyle guitar, ragtime, and drone/experimental music in Philadelphia, PA. Sasha Hsuczyk sings Appalachian folk ballads, plays country fiddle and guitar and leads Sacred Harp singings all across the American South. Joining them this summer will be Lyle Werner, acclaimed fiddler and old-time musician from New Orleans.

Earlier Event: July 23
16mm Cyanotype Workshop
Later Event: July 24
Unschooling panel/open discussion