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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Saturday: Eric Sommer at Midtown

Posted By on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 7:31 PM

click to enlarge Eric Sommer plays at Midtown Saturday.
  • Eric Sommer plays at Midtown Saturday.

The tirelessly traveling six-string troubadour Eric Sommer is gonna be back at Midtown on Saturday with his wildly inventive guitar work. I hear tell that he'll have a new record out in March, and that he just finished up recording some spots for the Discovery Channel.

After the jump, check out a video of a recent performance in New Jersey to get a sampling of Sommer's bottleneck wizardry. If you fall in the intersection of a John Fahey/Sonic Youth Venn diagram, I bet you will very much dig this.

"It's amazing what you can do with cheap guitars," he says. Amen.

Check it out.

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