Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Folk legend Peter Walker on July 18
We are please to welcome legendary guitarist Peter Walker to Time Tested Books. Walker came up in the Cambridge MA and Greenwich Village folk scenes of the Sixties. He recorded two albums for the Vanguard label in the late Sixties in a style best described as American folk-raga. He studied with Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, and was Dr. Timothy Leary's musical director, organizing music for the LSD advocate’s “celebrations.” In recent years, Walker has developed an intense interest in flamenco guitar and, through regular trips to Spain, has been accepted into flamenco’s exclusive musical elite.
Walker's music has been recorded by artists such as Steffen Basho-Junghans, Thurston Moore, and Jack Rose. Says Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance, “Peter Walker was actually a bigger influence on my acoustic playing than John Fahey or Robbie Basho.”
Sacramento's Silver Darling will be opening.
The show starts at 8 p.m. The door price is $6.
Hear "Hot Fusion" by Peter Walker.
Hear some Silver Darling.
at 2:39 PM