This Sunday 3/8, Bill Frisell and The Big Sur Quintet will be playing the Texas Union Ballroom in the legendary Cactus Café starting at 8pm. We have covered some of Bill Frisell’s shows at the Continental Club in the past and it is definitely a gig that you will NOT want to miss! Frisell will share a jazzier take on some Woody Guthrie classics, but the night will not be focused solely on Guthrie’s prolific career. Bill and The Big Sur Quintet will be drawing from on a wide range of musical selections.
Tickets are available at https://cactuscafe.thundertix.com/
Visit Bill Frisell’s Website: http://www.billfrisell.com/
Premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where Frisell has been a guest curator with Jazz At Lincoln’s Center’s Roots of Americana series since September 2013, Guitarist Bill Frisell and the Big Sur Quintet (violinist Jenny Scheinman, violist Eyvind Kang, cellist Hank Roberts and drummer Rudy Royston) will examine the music of one of folk music’s preeminent figures, Woody Guthrie. Best known for the classic “This Land Is Your Land.” Guthrie was at the helm of the folk music revival of the mid-twentieth century and a major influence on Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, among countless others. Frisell has established himself as one of the great storytellers of jazz guitar with an exceptional ability to convey a range of aesthetics with skill and heart. Drawing inspiration from Guthrie’s music and views on the racial, social, and economic struggles of his time, Frisell will explore the lineage of protest songs, whilst re-imagining familiar melodies through his characteristic adventurous perspective. Whether his multi-faceted music is deeply intimate or epic and orchestral, Bill Frisell and the Big Sur Quintet, provide a wide-ranging repertoire where the musical possibilities are limitless. —