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Hearing Will Csorba play guitar is like traveling in time: With his Martin, Csorba looks to the future; with his Weissenborn, he channels the past. Drawing from musical traditions as far-flung as Mississippi Delta blues, Indian raga, and Christian hymnody, Csorba connects these seemingly discordant influences into a unified whole, one that uses the paths of Henry Thomas, John Fahey and Glenn Jones as guides for its own. Csorba is remarkably prolific, having released thirteen records in just under two years. His studio debut, Because I Was Flesh, was released this fall by Icehouse Music, complete with cover art by Tony Millionaire. And yet he's already looking ahead, pushing the boundaries of his primarily guitar-based music in his work with Autumn Kiskinis, Irrelephant, KA and others, making music the likes of which few have heard before. He's a fixture in Houston's experimental music scene, sharing bills with Sandy Ewen and performing live with KA. His second album for Icehouse and first with violinist James Trimble, The Cornfields, is set for release in the spring. The solo guitar world is small, and Will Csorba's primed for a breakout. You heard it here first.
Eli Winter is a guitarist and songwriter attending the University of Chicago. A rising star in Houston's experimental music scene, fans and musicians alike have long noted both his musicianship and the improvisational nature of his sets, especially for someone as young as 19. But his move to Chicago has seen him write an accompanying burst of new songs--one will be released on Impossible Colors in the spring--with compositional chops to match his skill on the guitar. He has recently released a live album, appeared on the compilation album Down with the Trumps benefiting the Chicago Community Bond Fund, and performed with Daniel Bachman. In addition, he has received praise from Daniel Bachman, Bill MacKay, Cory Rayborn and Jana Hunter, among others, and has plans to go on tour this summer.
Tom Carter's electric guitar work weaves strands of melody, drone, fuzz, and charged silence into intricately detailed instant compositions. He lives in New York City.
Best known for his work with iconoclastic acid-folk improvisers Charalambides (which he co-founded with Christina Carter in 1991), Tom Carter has focused on solo performances and recordings since 2012. His 2015 double LP on Three Lobed Records Long Time Underground is the final installment of a trilogy begun in 2009 with The Dance From Which All Dances Come and continued with 2014's Numinal Entry. Long Time Underground was selected as the number-one experimental album of 2015 by The Out Door/ Pitchfork.