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WALTER STRAUSS

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

WALTER STRAUSS

“Glorious… master guitar playing”– ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, BBC2

This California guitar wizard’s songs are full of the groove and fire of an African dance party, the dynamics and textures of a string orchestra, and the back-porch soul of American roots music. A composer and songwriter in diverse genres, he also translates music from other instruments to the guitar, resulting in mind-bending guitar renditions of the multi-layered music of the kora (a 21-stringed West African harp) that kora legend Toumani Diabate calls “inspirational”, and music of other far-flung instruments of the world.

In addition to touring solo in the US and UK, Walter Strauss has collaborated with wide-ranging talents, including a duo with Grammy-winning kora player Mamadou Diabate, guitar virtuoso Alex de Grassi,  Wassoulou Hunter’s harp player Mamadou Sidibe, and west coast songbirds MaMuse. He has performed internationally, solo and in cross-cultural collaborations, at venues as diverse as the Celtic Connections festival in Scotland, Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA, and Le Diplomat in Bamako, Mali.

Back in Scotland for the first time since lockdown, Walter has a brand new solo guitar album to share with you – For Melody Wherever She May Find Me. It’s wonderful!

PREVIEW:

Tickets: £15 + BF
Date: Thursday 28 July 2022
Doors open: 7:30pm | Music starts: 8pm
Location: Pianodrome, Old Royal High School, Regent Road, Edinburgh

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Date:
July 28
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue

Pianodrome
Old Royal High
Edinburgh, EH7 5BL
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