Glenn Jones is an instrumentalist of unparalleled skill and creativity. As a masterful raconteur Jones’ guitar work is both complex and sublime, intricate and emotional. His deep knowledge of the world of American Primitive music and his abilities on the fretboard have made Jones a pillar in his community. With each album Jones chronicles his experience, looking to the past or capturing the present with limber melodies that potently communicate the underlying emotions of the songs. Jones’ flair for storytelling shines in a live setting where origin stories are quite often the song’s introduction. It not only makes for an exceptional evening of listening, but one that draws on the deep traditions of country blues. The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works for 6 & 12 String Guitar is Glenn Jones at his most vivid, exploring memories old and new through beautifully woven threads of melody.
Jones will be joined by Matt Sowell and John St. Pelvyn on the nights bill. A new chapbook will be available at the event on the life and influence of John Fahey. Edited by Sam Gould and Bradford Bailey (editor of The Hum), the booklet includes texts and interviews by Gould, Bailey, and Steve Lowenthal, author of the Fahey biography Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist