Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Robert Fripp's proteges The California Guitar Trio play mind-bending versions of an eclectic range of songs at Iron Horse on Father's Day this Sunday

After meeting in the exclusive and intensive guitar training class, the League of Crafty Guitarists, a school founded by progressive rock guitar guru Robert Fripp, the guys known as the California Guitar Trio banded together to do something quite amazing. I would've loved to be a fly on the wall during one of those guitar classes to find out how a progressive rock icon from King Crimson would teach guitar. It turns out that these were not mere lessons from a book, but Fripp trained his students how to connect with the guitar and music on a spiritual level.

The spirit surely grows stronger all the time. 19 years later, Paul Richards, Bert Lams and Hideyo Moriya have recently released their 12th album, "Echoes". There is no reason for the trio to slow down, fusing together jazz, progessive rock and world music, they know how to tear down impeding walls and to bounce ideas endlessly off of one another. A notable mention, NASA sent one of the trio's songs for wake up music for the crew aboard the Endeavor space shuttle. –Lee Taylor

The Marsh – California Guitar Trio

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