Trace Bundy & Willy Porter

The Cutting Room Presents

Trace Bundy & Willy Porter

Fri, April 28, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$20.00 - $25.00

There is a $20 food and drink minimum

Trace Bundy
Trace Bundy
Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.

Bundy’s unique career has brought him across the world, with sold-out concerts in 26 countries and counting—from high-tech performance halls in South Korea and Italy, to remote villages in Zimbabwe and Guatemala. He has independently sold over 99,000 albums on his record label, Honest Ninja Music. His video clips circulate virally at astonishing speed, with over 35,000,000 YouTube views to date.

Trace was named "Most Promising New Talent" of 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, as well as winning third place in the magazine's "Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" category the same year. Over the past couple of years, Trace has shared the stage with Brandi Carlile, Olivia Newton-John, Neko Case, Judy Collins, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Phil Keaggy, David Wilcox, David Knopfler (Dire Straits), Bill Nershi (String Cheese), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney & Wings), Chris Hillman (the Byrds), and Stanley Jordan, among others.

Jimmy Leslie at Guitar Player Magazine blogs “It was easy to see why Bundy plays bigger venues on each tour. In his hands, the acoustic guitar is an imagination station, and there was no telling where he is going take the audience at any given turn. Thrilling stuff.”

Dave Kirby from the Boulder Weekly says "Possessing a staggering acoustic technique, on both right and left sides, Bundy has made his reputation as a next generation solo guitarist of serious repute."

Audiocast Magazine from Austin, TX agrees: "Bundy's live show is without a doubt an event that needs to be witnessed rather than told about. With such a jaw-dropping performance, Bundy's live concert is a slap in the face that would leave a palm print on the memory of everyone in the audience."

Take a minute to check him out and you'll agree that Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard.
Willy Porter
Willy Porter
Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. He and singing partner, Carmen Nickerson, bring their brand of righteous indie-folk for a night of high-test tunes and tons of fun. Willy's signature finger-picking guitar work and rich songwriting creates a one-of-a-kind musical ride that has energized audiences all over the world from stages shared with icons such as Jethro Tull, Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jeff Beck.

Carmen Nickerson's soulful vocals and playful singing style pairs exquisitely with Willy's grooves to produce soaring harmonies that add fresh layers and new depth to Willy's songs.

The duo is touring in support of Willy's recent record, Human Kindness (2015), a disc that combines Willy's acoustic, electric, and multi-string chops to bear on a group of songs that explore themes about connection, compassion, and the triumphs and struggles of the human journey. From the Who-influenced anthem "Freedom" to the lighter than air love song "Roses in the Rain" to the powerful wake-up call of the title track, "Human Kindness," this record is a full musical experience.

Willy's warmth and wit on stage keep people grinning, but it's his music that keeps them coming back for more.

Press Quotes:

"Willy is an entertaining performer, an excellent guitarist, and someone who obviously loves what he does." –No Depression

"Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever." -Tori Amos

"Porter accentuates well - rendered tales with spit - fire - percussive acoustic guitar strumming and fiery color - chord picking." -Billboard

"Willy Porter is a relaxed and fearless performer who'll entertain you as well as move you." -Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/