New West Guitar Group

Written by Great Basin A&E on April 1st, 2015

Original Tunes, Classic Pop Covers, Jazz Standards
The $15.00 tickets are on sale now at the Martin Hotel, Nature’s Corner, and Global Coffee. You can also buy them online at themartinhotel.com.

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Beautiful acoustic rhythms, vibrant classically infused single note lines and jazzy arpeggios cover the magnificent musical landscape these three players create. – Metronome Magazine

The New West Guitar Group has developed a wide spread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith (NYC) John Storie (LA) and Will Brahm (LA), NWGG performs classic pop covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and virtuosity with the acoustic and electric guitar. Smith and Storie founded the group 10 years and today they continue to tour as a trio with Brahm throughout the United States and abroad.

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 is regularly featured on NPR and jazz/americana radio stations all over the country. Graduates of USC’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.

Shimmering arpeggios, collectively strummed chords…tight cracking interplay and complementary playing.- Bill Milkowski, Downbeat Magazine

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