Bill Frisell – Guitar in the Space Age!

Studio Series

Bill Frisell

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Tuesday June 24, 7:00pm

National Arts Centre Studio



Bill Frisell - guitar
Greg Leisz - guitar
Tony Scherr - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums

Always on the lookout for opportunities to "dig around for where I'm coming from," Frisell’s project, GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE! is an homage to the inspirational popular music of his formative years made in the wake of “the birth of the Fender Telecaster guitar” - (1951, the same year as Frisell’s own birth) - that, he recalls, "got me super fired-up" about his instrument of choice. Frisell and his band mates explore material, recently recorded for release on Okeh/Sony Masterworks, associated with The Beach Boys, Junior Wells, Pete Seeger, The Byrds, Duane Eddy, The Ventures, The Kinks, Chet Atkins, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant, The Astronauts, Merle Travis, Johnny Smith and others, as well as original material by Frisell. As on all of his projects, the proceedings will be, Bill understates, "rich with possibility" – and on this one especially, involve a potent dose of fun!