California Guitar Trio

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The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure.

Bert Lams and Tom Griesgraber


Our ticketing process and policy:
When purchasing an online ticket, your party will be placed on an access list for the performance. There is not a physical ticket, but you will receive an email confirmation of the ticket sale. Reservations for seating will automatically be made for all ticket purchasers on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations for this performance will not be made without an advance ticket purchase. If you need handicap access or have a physical disability, please make a note of it in the order comments and we will accommodate you appropriately.

With the release of Unnamed Lands, guitarist Bert Lams and Chapman Stick player Tom Griesgraber celebrate the completion of one of the most inspired projects either musician has ever been a part of. Fourteen original instrumental tracks tie together with artwork and text to tell the adventures of a North American wagon train journey through one traveler's personal experiences circa 1840.

Our friendship goes back to 1998: Robert Fripp introduced us during a music convention in London. A few years later we found ourselves traveling back and forth between Milan and the US for rehearsals and concerts, and excited to work on our new music project: transcriptions and arrangements of music by Gurdjieff/De Hartman, arranged for two guitars.

The music of Gurdjieff and De Hartmann may seem simple, with short pieces that lack any pretension to elaborate formal construction, yet it often turns in unexpected directions, revealing itself as powerful, fascinating and deeply affecting. In the final words of his book ‘Our Life with Mr Gurdjieff’, Thomas de Hartmann says: “Listening to this music one was touched to the depth of his being…”

Bert Lams and Fabio Mittino

$20

Seating reservations are now closed for this event. There may be available seating at the performance, but we cannot guarantee it. Thank you for your strong support, and we look forward to seeing you tonight!


Fabio Mittino and Bert Lams are excited to bring you their new project: transcriptions of music by Gurdjieff/De Hartmann, arranged for two guitars.

Gurdjieff was a philosopher of Russian/Armenian descent. He had the remarkable gift of remembering music he had heard during his early travels in Asia and the Middle East. Many years later, he sang and played the melodies to Russian composer Thomas De Hartmann; together they created over 200 pieces between 1918 an 1927.

About the Artists

Our friendship goes back to 1998: Robert Fripp introduced us during a music convention in London. A few years later we found ourselves traveling back and forth between Milan and the US for rehearsals and concerts, and excited to work on our new music project: transcriptions and arrangements of music by Gurdjieff/De Hartman, arranged for two guitars.

The music of Gurdjieff and De Hartmann may seem simple, with short pieces that lack any pretension to elaborate formal construction, yet it often turns in unexpected directions, revealing itself as powerful, fascinating and deeply affecting. In the final words of his book ‘Our Life with Mr Gurdjieff’, Thomas de Hartmann says: “Listening to this music one was touched to the depth of his being…”

California Guitar Trio

Online ticket sales have closed. For seating inquiries, please call the Cafe at 502-875-3009.

The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure.

Occupy Music

Music for the Occupation

Those who have witnessed Edgar Cruz’s performance immediately become entranced at the precision, speed and complexity with which his fingers strike the strings of his guitar to create a symphony of sound unusual to just one instrument. Each year, Cruz performs over 200 concerts and has played throughout America, Europe and South America. He has been a headliner at The Chet Atkins Festival in Nashville, TN since 1995 and is a strong icon at most festivals in Oklahoma including Festival of the Arts, Paseo Festival, Sunfest, Global Oklahoma and more.


William May

Enjoy an evening of piano-rock with Ben Thornewill. Born in Louisville, Ben is a classically trained pianist who began composing at the age of 13. Since arriving at George Washington University, Ben began studying jazz and Classical composition and as started a Piano-Rock Trio Jukebox The Ghost.

With the release of Unnamed Lands, guitarist Bert Lams and Chapman Stick player Tom Griesgraber celebrate the completion of one of the most inspired projects either musician has ever been a part of. Fourteen original instrumental tracks tie together with artwork and text to tell the adventures of a North American wagon train journey through one traveler's personal experiences circa 1840.

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