It seems like “shred” usually applies to performances on electric guitars, but I’m not sure there’s a better verb to describe the way these two draw music out of their acoustics.
Live on NTS (London, UK), 2015
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While I was studying abroad Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" was huge in Europe. I got back to the States just as it became big here too. More than anything else, that experience made me realize that I couldn't trust Top-40 radio; they were too far behind the times, and there were better songs that had been big in Europe that didn't make the jump. So much for a world without borders...
So I started seeking out independent and new music. I became a frequent listener of Brian Oake's Freedom Rock on Cities 97, because I didn't know where else to turn. He definitely introduced me to some good stuff, including what is now one of my favorite songs (my apologies for the 30 seconds of tuning).
Also, I used to be real frustrated at the fact that girls seemed to like guys who could play the guitar more, like somehow that skill made them more attractive. Jenny Lewis made me understand. Chicks that can play are more attractive too. And thus began my love of independent music and girls who can play the guitar.
funny, i don't remember taking acid this morning.
I always said that if I ever do a week of this and I'm feeling lucid, I'm going to open with the late Miss Cassidy. I'm lucid tonight, so here's one from 1996 at Blues Alley.
It's Nibbish week!
...and I forgot until about five minutes ago. Because I'm a sucker for girl guitarists, we get emergency Viva Voce.