Guitar Moderne Festival X

With all due respect to Martha and the Vandellas, “Summer’s here and the time is right for watching in your seat.” That’s right, sit in a nice air conditioned space or take your device out in the yard—no over priced food and drinks, no bathroom lines, great sound, and the best modern guitar from all over the world. Hell, at a “real” festival you would probably be watching the action on the jumbo screen anyway while you stood there sweating for hours.

I had the good fortune to see these two modern guitar giants play in this band live in a tiny San Francisco nightclub, back in the day.

Watch Avi Bortnick wield a laptop while playing some of the funkiest rhythm guitar ever.

A brief interlude, Where Angeli plays his unique instrument through a variety of pedals.

Eric Chenaux warps and freezes his guitar under his ethereal vocals.

Forget the lineage hook and check out Matt Garrison reinventing the bass guitar for the modern age.

This Gallic guitarist, Marc Ducret mixes modern ideas and sounds with massive technical prowess.


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