Performing Arts Series - California Guitar Trio

Apr 28, 2012, 7:30 PM
Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center - McCready Hall

California Guitar Trio returns to Pacific as part of the Performing Arts Series. Tickets on sale now through the University Box Office weekdays 1-5pm. Phone 503-352-2918

The California Guitar Trio is Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium, and Hideyo Moriya of Chiba, Japan. The trio first met in England in 1987, while studying with iconic King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp. After touring together as part of Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists, the three guitarists convened in Los Angeles and founded the California Guitar Trio in 1991.

The CGT plays a unique style, with guitars weaving an intricate knot work of interlocking parts to form a whole. Richards, Lams and Moriya can create music which sounds like it is performed on a kind of “super-piano” and at other times unfolds in pure acoustic improvisation.

In space, CGT’s music was played to wake the astronauts aboard the NASA space shuttle Endeavor. Here on Earth, the trio’s music has been featured extensively on NPR and NBC’s Olympics coverage, and various TV programs.

Posted by Curtis Ray ( on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:41 AM

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