New West Guitar Group

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


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  ensembles in the world.  They also specialize playing on the best acoustic guitars. 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

Boise Cello Collective

The Boise Cello Collective brings quartet of coolness to Winnemucca
7:00 PM, Saturday, January 3, 2015
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The Boise Cello Collective takes the stage at the Martin Hotel in Winnemucca on Saturday, January 3.

Winnemucca audiences enjoyed the works of one member recently when the Langroise Trio toured through Northern Nevada.  Sam Smith will be joined by Jake Saunders, Stephen Mathie and Shea Kole for this Boise Cello Collective trip through the high desert.

Boise Cello Collective has been performing for about three and a half years, playing nontraditional venues, on street corners, farmers markets, arts shows, street fairs, and anywhere they find they can bring music to the people.   The collective has appeared with as few as two and as many as 14 musicians.  While they started out focused on performing classic pop & rock tunes they soon added tunes from the Great American Songbook, arranged music from some of today’s more experimental and progressive rock groups, and have recently begun to include contemporary classical pieces in some of their performances.

Jake Saunders, apparently the driving force behind the Boise Cello Collective, contends that this musical experience is an evolutionary exploration of the unfolding musical conversation taking place among a large open group made up of Idaho’s preeminent cellists.  Jake says “We are mostly just having fun and enjoy playing for the people”. Since its inception, Boise Cello Collective has presented two world premieres, including a quintet for piano and cello quartet by Dave Earnest in January 2014 and “eMerging” by Evan Ware for cello octet in November 2014.”

If you would like to learn more about the Boise Cello Collective – and hear some of these dynamic symphonic strings in action, visit them at or on their Facebook page at