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Tonight at Zebulon, guitarist Glenn Jones takes the stage. The Wanting, Jones' recent full-length, is one of our 2011 favorites, a collection of dirty, bluesy, wholly American guitar instrumentals that seep a strange, road-weary wisdom.
It will be, at the least, informative to see these tracks played live, as Jones is commonly referred to as the heir apparent to the American Primitive style of guitar.
We'd be remiss to not mention the influence of John Fahey, the fore-bearer of the genre and a friend of Jones. Jones recently edited and introduced the well-received collection of Fahey rarities, The Past Comes Back To Haunt You. On the tail of such a busy fall, this will probably be the last New York show he'll play this year.
If you're a fan of the riffs on any Sun City Girls record, earlier Kurt Vile tracks, Six Organs of Admittance, the Microphones, or raw talent at large, you will feel at home at Zebulon this evening. Zebulon's shows are always donation-based -- no excuses!