Gwenifer Raymond

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  • Date 01-10-2022
Gwenifer Raymond, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Gwenifer Raymond
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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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BlueShore at CapU
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BlueShore at CapU
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The Welsh-born, Brighton-based guitarist Gwenifer Raymond's rich, powerful solo acoustic instrumental music first took flight with her debut album, You Never Were Much Of A Dancer. A 13-song flurry of acoustic guitar and banjo compositions - very much in the vein of the big hitter of American primitive music John Fahey - the record is a riveting demonstration of her often-blistering playing. On Raymond's second release, Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain, she has composed music that's much more individual and confident.

The roots of Raymond's music lie in the pre-war blues of the American south and Appalachian folk music. As The Guardian notes,"her specific field of solo guitar is known as 'American primitive.' John Fahey (1939-2001), the father of the genre, coined the term, and a number of acolytes have since taken up this mesmeric, meditative form that, with its open tunings and air of mystery, has as much in common with Indian ragas and drone-based music as it does Anglo-US fingerpicking... The sound Raymond makes is so cavernous, evocative and frenetic, it sounds as though at least two more guitarists are hiding somewhere in the wings."

The guitarist's awe-inspiring technique and intense musicality should make for a transporting evening!

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Category: Live Music | Folk Music Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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General Admission: CAD 25.00
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BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts  2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7J 3H5, Canada  Pin/Zip Code : V7J 3H5
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