The New West Guitar Group will be performing on Friday, January 23rd at 7:30
pm at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, in Gorham in the Medallion Opera House’s 2014-15 Guitar Concert Series. New West Guitar Group features John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein (left to right), and the group has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble. Performing popular covers, jazz standards and exciting originals, NWGG combines the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound. Based in Los Angeles and New York, the ensemble tours extensively throughout the United States and abroad giving concerts and master classes.
Praised as “sharp and refined” by the Seattle Times, New West Guitar Group infuses its latest disc ‘Big City’ with its signature blend of laid-back virtuosity and expert arrangements that “sometimes verge on the orchestral” (All Music Guide). ‘Big City’ is the group’s second release on Summit Records and the music regularly featured on NPR and jazz/Americana radio stations all over the country. Graduates of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, the trio’s versatility as players and composers have given them the reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble. Metronome Magazine stated that “Smith, Stein and Storie play seamlessly together. Beautiful acoustic rhythms, vibrant, classically infused single note lines and jazzy arpeggios cover the magnificent musical landscape these three players create.” “The group’s creativity in not being afraid to stretch boundaries is helping to forge a new area of music that should inspire other guitarists…”- Vintage Guitar Magazine.
Tickets are $12/Adult and are available at the door and at Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Café & Bookstore and online at http://www.medallionoperahouse.org. The 2014-15 Guitar Concert Series is sponsored by the Mt. Washington Auto Road, ProQuip, Inc., Color Works and The Tassey Group.