Rivers Of and Time-Lag Records are proud to present the Time of Rivers festival, a two-day gathering of some of today's most talented and intriguing solo instrumentalists. Most of the artists gracing this fest focus on the guitar, respecting the tradition of the steel string while pushing boundaries and exploring possibilities not hitherto heard. While each artist sharing the stage varies stylistically from each other, expect acoustic guitar mastery from almost each and every one (though several acts do, in fact, feature vocalists), with the requisite curveballs thrown in for fortitude.
The significance of such a large gathering of top-tier contemporary players should not be lost on anyone paying attention to the modern musical landscape. Time of Rivers is an historic opportunity to witness firsthand this immense pool of talent… in concentrated form.
Time of Rivers will be taking place on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9 of 2007 in Portland, Maine, at both The Soundpost and One Longfellow. Both venues are located in downtown Portland, mere blocks apart, and feature good bars, restaurants, and used record stores nearby — including Enterprise Records and the new Time-Lag store. The Soundpost allows BYOB, while One Longfellow hosts a cash bar.
A weekend pass to all shows is $20, with separate tickets available for $5 for the afternoon set and $10 for each of the two evening sets. Tickets are currently available by emailing Edward Gibbs at [email protected] or through Time-Lag Records at [email protected].
Additional funding for the Time of Rivers festival was graciously provided by Buckdancer's Choice Music Co. and Enterprise Records.
Eric Carbonara (Soft People)
Glenn Jones (Cul De Sac)
R. Keenan Lawler
Fire On Fire (formerly Threads, Cerberus Shoal)
Steve Gunn (GHQ, Magik Markers, Moongang)
Marc Orleans (Sunburned Hand of the Man, D. Charles Speer)
Jack Rose (Pelt)
Micah Blue Smaldone
Matt Valentine (MV/EE, Tower Recordings, Bummer Road)
Craig Ventresco ("Crumb" Soundtrack)
Zaimph (Marcia Bassett of GHQ, Double Leopards, Un, Hototogisu)
Email Edward Gibbs at [email protected] for additional information about current lineup, scheduling, or lodging/camping options in the area.
Official Website: http://www.timeofriversfestival.com/
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