Weekend, March 16 & 17, 2019: William Tyler & Primer

William Tyler Live and Interview with Primer On Echoes


William Tyler & PrimerThis weekend on Echoes we heed the call of Horace Greeley and head west, but not the west of manifest destiny. We’ll hear guitarist William Tyler whose latest album is called Goes West..Tyler is an amazing acoustic guitarist, influenced in equal parts by musicians like John Fahey and Leo Kottke as well as the Windham Hill guitarists like Will Ackerman and Michael Hedges. On Goes West, he creates layered landscapes, but we’ll hear him with just one guitar, laying bear his compositions and technique.

Weekend listeners may also hear Primer, it’s the name chosen by Alyssa Midcalf, a Detroit-based artist, for her stripped down electronic pop. She explores dark terrain and a cover of a Beach Boys song on her debut album, Novelty. We talk to Primer on Echoes.

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