Candyrat Guitar Night Feat. Luca Stricagnoli & Calum Graham – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – May 24th, 2018

Candyrat Guitar Night Feat. Luca Stricagnoli & Calum Graham

Candyrat Guitar Night Feat. Luca Stricagnoli & Calum Graham

Thursday May 24, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

GA $20 | Premier $20 | Premier Plus $20

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Luca Stricagnoli
Luca Stricagnoli
Luca Stricagnoli, born and raised in Italy, is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtaining over 60 million views on his music videos to having the opportunity to perform all around the globe.

His debut single received over 14 million hits on YouTube and Facebook in just a couple of weeks — an especially impressive feat for an instrumental music video.

Using up to five guitars in the same piece, modified capos, and self-conceived stratagems, Luca continually leaves his audiences in awe and wondering what’s next for the up-and-coming guitarist. In addition to his musical abilities, Luca brings an enthusiastic energy to the stage that attracts concert requests from every corner of the world.

Although it has only been a year and a half since Luca started playing concerts, he has already performed in a vast multitude of countries.

In Italy, Luca played at the “Dopofestival” in Sanremo, after an invitation from Italian composer Vittorio Cosma. He was even deemed “a phenomenon” by the well-known Gialappa’s Band. Luca has also performed for the main national TV and Radio in his current residing-place of Germany, such as RTL, SWR1 and SWR4.

Luca shared the stage with several big names of the acoustic guitar world during the International Guitar Night tour. These names included the founder of the Latin-Swing style Lulo Reinhardt, grammy-nominated musician and inventor of the Slide Guitar Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, and Brazilian guitarist and composer Chrystian Dozza. He has also been a guest artist for Italian musical legends such as “New Trolls – La Storia” and “Davide Van De Sfroos”.

Throughout his career, Luca’s music has been published by countless magazines and has grabbed the attention of world-famous artists such as the band “Walk Off The Earth”. The band even published Luca’s work on their Facebook page, obtaining more than eight million views on a single video.

Luca is currently working on a new release in which he explores even more approaches to guitar playing and debuts a new guitar that he created with Davide Serracini, all while discovering what the custom instrument has to offer the world of music. The album tour, featuring special guest Meg Pfeiffer, will cross over ten countries in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.
Calum Graham
Calum Graham
It was 1985 when one of the most iconoclastic fingerstyle geniuses to walk the planet made a counterintuitive decision to shake up his established instrumental legacy by adding his voice. Michael Hedges, on Watching My Life Go By, surprised fans with a vocal album that met with mixed reactions from a fan base which had come to expect only fretboard gymnastics. Fast-forward to 2016 and fingerstyle wizard Calum Graham has also, déjà-vu like, unleashed a vocal talent on his new CD Tabula Rasa to wonderfully complement his well-deserved fingerstyle celebrity.....Calum Graham's swampy and powerfully soulful vocals on "Wild Woman" and "Half Your Heart" could rival R&B icon Marc Broussard's signature sound. Graham has also proven himself to be a deft and evocative lyricist on this release as evidenced by the tune "Ghost"… haunting in every respect by plumbing a deep poetry of loss and a fervency of delivery, with guitar and voice in perfect but sad sympathy. Graham may even one-up the groove of former CandyRat labelmate Gareth Pearson's version of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" with the addition of his stirring vocals… and with a harp guitar, no less. There is plenty to satisfy the fingerstyle purist on this release, however. Graham was the first-place winner of the Canadian Guitar Festival in 2010 at the age of 18, and has been named as one of the top 30 guitarists under the age of 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. "Tabula Rasa" was produced, recorded and engineered by legendary fingerstylist Antoine Dufour. So, instrumental purists, prepare to be blown away by compositions like "Tabula Rasa," Phoenix Rising" and "The Nomad" which faithfully capture on six strings a spectrum of feeling from exultation to tribulation. Completing a circle of sorts begun in 1985, Michael Manring, bassist extraordinaire who played on Michael Hedges' Watching My Life Go By, joins Calum for an atmospheric anthem entitled -- in testament, perhaps -- "Farewell." © Alan Fark (Minor 7th)
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180