Mount Vernon, Washington
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Sunday, Feb 20, 7:30 pm

CGT+ MG3 features six virtuoso guitarists from California Guitar Trio (CGT-Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards) and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3-Marc Morin, Sébastien Dufour and Glenn Lévesque). Representing four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), they fuse over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble’. In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT's steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3's nylon-stringed guitars, as each trios fret boards chase the others' original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.

Inspired in 2010 by an impromptu studio session together in Montreal, CGT and MG3 have proceeded to release a live recording (2011), land showcases at numerous arts presenter conferences, and sustain frequent co-bill touring throughout North America; from the Iridium in New York City, to Montreal Jazz Festival (twice), to Napa Valley Opera House. The two trios toured again in 2012/13 visiting 20 cities in the United States and Canada and again in 2017 that featured a fantastic performance at the Lincoln Theatre.

"Both trios have reputations for mutating cover material to fit their string-savvy means. Here, they did so again, but in a very respectful fashion with a serene yet modestly melancholy version of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes” and a faithful, show-closing update of the David Bowie staple “Space Oddity.” Both tunes added strong vocal leads from Levesque, to make this adventurous six-man guitar squad part fusion band, part pop/folk group and part classical ensemble. The blending of those traits, along with the trios’ wonderfully disparate onstage personalities, made the program something of a boundless guitar joyride" - Walter Tunis, The Music Box

Advance Reserved Seating Tickets: $39 1st Tier; $34 2nd Tier; $29 3rd Tier; $24 4th Tier + applicable fees. Lincoln Theatre Members receive $2 off all ticket tiers.