Candyrat Records, the most prestigious label for acoustic percussive fingerstyle music, returns with it’s popular concert tour “Candyrat Guitar Night” which will feature two of Candyrat’s most popular artists, acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case and fingerstyle guitarist Antoine Dufour. They will be performing in Vienna, VA at Jammin Java on Sunday, May 28th (7pm).
Montreal, Canada based guitarist Antoine Dufour (www.antoinedufourmusic.com) is known colloquially among the best guitar players in the world as a musician’s musician. To fans of popular music, he deftly combines jaw-dropping guitar playing skills and an artistic soul in crafting instrumental compositions that reflect ambient and progressive music that transcends global cultures and languages. That he does this in an incredibly visual and entertaining style has endeared him to a broad spectrum of fans of popular music. He has been described within traditional media and press with accolades such as “Mind Blowing” (The Guitar Journal) and “The rise of this virtuoso—whom many, myself included, see as the true heir to the Michael Hedges mantle—has been rather meteoric” (Mark Tucker – Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange).
Acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case (www.IanEthan.com) has been gaining increasing recognition among the national and international music community for his original compositions, highly-innovative playing techniques, and creative use of modern audio technology—all of which combine to create music that has been described by critics and listeners as “revolutionary,” “stunning,” “magical,” and even “spiritual.” One first-time listener wrote, “Watching Ian play is not ‘listening to music’ . . . it’s a full mind experience.” Following a busy 2016 which included his first tour of Europe, two performances with a full symphony orchestra, and roughly 40,000 miles of concert travel within the US, Case will be performing music from his latest album Run Toward The Mountains as well as his upcoming world music album Earth Suite.
Case will also be featuring a new custom instrument affectionately dubbed “The Beast” which incorporates newly developed “acoustic synthesis” technology from American inventor Paul Vo, whereby the guitar strings are physically affected by electromagnets as they vibrate. Live looping and electronics specialist Stephanie Case will add even more sonic and orchestrational variety to the mix, multiplying and manipulating the acoustic instrument sounds coming from the stage to craft mini-symphonies in real time, with up to 25 layers.
Admission to the concert is $20. Jammin Java. Jammin Java is located at 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA. For more information about the concert, please go to http://www.Candyrat.com/Tours.