Tag: guitar

Shambhu Brings Windham Hill Sound to Echoes Tonight

Guitarist Shambhu Plays Live on Echoes Tonight. Windham Hill Records hasn’t been around for many years, but their influence remains strong.  Today, we’ll hear from another guitar player whose music was shaped by the recordings of Will Ackerman and Alex De Grassi.  Shambhu is one of those musicians. In fact, Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman…

25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2013

Some years are better than others and 2013 was much better than most.  Right now, you can Vote in the Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll.   But, this list is different.  This is compiled by the brain trust of Echoes.  These are the CDs we played on the show in 2013 that we thought represented…

Re-Genesis – Steve Hackett Live.

Steve Hackett Goes Back to Beginning at Keswick Theatre With Yestival this past summer, gearing up for Hawkwind’s sadly postponed tour,  and now Steve Hackett revisiting his work with Genesis, it’s been a year for Progressive Rock nostalgia.  Guitarist Steve Hackett was with Genesis for their glory years and then stuck around for two post-Peter…

Echoes in Video-Hillage & Foxx

Some really great videos have been coming our way in the last two days. First up, Steve Hillage, a member of the psychedelic progressive band, Gong, and a prolific solo artist in various guises including this one as System 7.  I love Hillage’s electronic music but when he plays live, I like him better with…

An Angel Taps Pat Metheny & John Zorn.

A Review of Pat Metheny’s Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels Volume 20 Hear Pat Metheny talk about John Zorn’s Book of Angels Volume 20 on the Echoes Podcast Pat Metheny and John Zorn were born within a year of each other and share many of the same musical influences.  But in their professional lives,…

Janel & Anthony Echoes Podcast.

The Avant-garde is Made Beautiful by This Washington D.C. Ambient Chamber Music Duo Hear their Echoes Interview Podcast on iTunes. Janel Leppin and Anthony Pirog are two musicians living between worlds and sometimes states.  The couple are associated with the avant-garde music scene in Washington D.C.  The only thing is, their music tends to be…

Hammock Swings Out 2012 with CD of the Month

Ambient Post-Rock Avatars Transcend their Roots Hear Hammock interviewed on Echoes Tonight 03/06/2013. In an immersive experience where time loses meaning and there is no up nor down, it takes a quantum physicist’s sense of time and an astronaut’s sense of space to navigate.  Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson are neither scientists nor pilots, but…

Nels Cline Singers Scream

The Nels Cline Singers, who don’t really sing, ignite Johnny Brenda’s On a day when Philadelphia hit 103 degrees, the guitar of Nels Cline often sounded like it had been left to bake on the sun heated sidewalk, emitting the squawks, squeals and crunch of fried circuits and melted strings screaming in agony.  Nels Cline,…

Jimmy Wahlsteen 181st Songs Echoes CD of the Month for January

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20091230.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSwedish musician Jimmy Wahlsteen Channels Pop into Fingerstyle Guitar. You can hear an Audio Version of this blog, with Jimmy Wahlsteen’s music. On the cover of his debut album, 181st Songs, Jimmy Wahlsteen just looks too stylish to be a fingerstyle guitar slinger.  GQ poses and…