Usman Riaz: Strumming – and Slapping – the Six String….

Admit it — if you’ve ever picked up a guitar, you’ve noticed the intriguing effect of what happens when you slap the strings with your open palm. Pakistani Guitarist Usman Riaz has elevated into an art form! He’s another one of the seemingly limitless well of talent flowing out of Berklee these days, and I for one am now Paying Attention…

For more backstory, check out his TedxGateway talk…

Bach Around the Clock – with Archguitars

Archguitarists (what’s that?) Peter Blanchette and Elliott Gibbons bring down the house at our first-ever “Bach Around the Clock” event at First Lutheran Church in Boston.  You can see the complete line-up and listen to the entire webcast here.   Thanks to the amazing organist Balint Karosi of First Lutheran and the ever-energetic Joyce Painter Rice of the American Guild of Organists for making it happen!