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Marc Ribot Announces August Show

Marc Ribot Announces August Show

Wednesday 15th July, 2015 2:10PM

Guitar legend Marc Ribot is coming to these shores for one performance in August. The American artist, who is often regarded for his contribution to Tom Waits' 1985 album Rain Dogs, has released more than 20 albums under his own name during a career that spans across three decades. Ribot will be appearing at the Tuning Fork in Auckland, here are the details...

Marc Ribot
Thursday 6th August, The Tuning Fork, Auckland

Here is Marc performing protest songs live at Moers Festival earlier this year...




Vector Arena is proud to present legendary, New York based guitarist Marc Ribot at The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork on Thursday 6 August.

Marc Ribot, who the New York Times describes as “a deceptively articulate artist who uses inarticulateness as an expressive device,” has released over 20 albums under his own name over a 30-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez. His latest solo release, Silent Movies (Pi Recording 2010) has been described by the Village Voice as a "down-in-mouth-near master piece" and has received critical praise across the board, landing on several Best of 2010 lists including the LA Times. 2013 saw the release of Your Turn (Northern Spy), the second effort from Ribot’s post-rock/noise trio Ceramic Dog, and 2014 saw the monumental release: Marc Ribot Trio Live at the Village Vanguard (Pi Recordings), documenting Marc’s first headline and the return of Henry Grimes at the historical venue in 2012 which was included on Best of 2014 lists including Downbeat Magazine and NPR’s 50 Favorites.

Rolling Stone points out that “Guitarist Marc Ribot helped Tom Waits refine a new, weird Americana on 1985's Rain Dogs, and since then he's become the go-to guitar guy for all kinds of roots-music adventurers: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp.” Additional recording credits include Neko Case, Diana Krall, Elton John/Leon Russell’s The Union, Solomon Burke, John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards, Marianne Faithful, Joe Henry, Allen Toussaint, Medeski Martin & Wood, Caetono Veloso, Susana Baca, Allen Ginsburg, Madeline Peyroux, Nora Jones, Jolie Holland, Akiko Yano, The Black Keys, and many others. Marc works regularly with Grammy® award winning producer T Bone Burnett and NY composer John Zorn. He has also composed and performed on numerous film scores such as "Walk The Line” (Mangold), "The Kids Are All Right," and "The Departed" (Scorcese).

Marc's talents have also been showcased with a full symphony orchestra. Composer Stewart Wallace wrote a guitar concerto with orchestra specifically for Marc. The piece was premiered by the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC in July of 2004 and also appeared at The Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz, CA in August of 2005. This enigmatic guitarist’s solo performances are unpredictable events creating a sonic matrix of memory, free improvisation, zeitgeist, extra-terrestrial radio signals, and much more...always leaving the listener on the edge of their seats.

“…he can sit down with just his guitar and simultaneously confound you with technique, beauty, and surprise.” - John Garratt and Will Layman, PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2010 for the album Silent Movies

“One of the most individual of guitarists and a master of introverted ironies." - The Village Voice

"A one-of-a-kind guitarist equally adept providing an atmospheric backdrop for Tom Waits as he is calling down the heavens with skronky free jazz... Solo guitar albums can sometimes sound spare or monochromatic, yet Ribot never operates in less than living color." - Best of 2010 Jazz picks by Chris Barton, LA Times

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this renowned guitarist in the intimate surroundings of the Tuning Fork this August!

Special guest for the evening will be Auckland based musician Neil Watson, a seasoned performer with close to 20 years experience as a professional musician and music tutor. Neil has performed and recorded with a huge array of national and international artists such as jazz masters Michael Brecker, Diane Shuur and Mike Nock along with pop artists The Finn Brothers, Anika Moa and Randy Crawford.

Tickets in advance $39 + booking fees
My Ticketmaster presale from Wednesday 15 July, 3pm
General public on sale Friday 17 July, 9am


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