Nightcrossings JAM Guest Artists
Acoustic Eidolon, Guitjo and Cello
Acoustic Eidolon performs with the Salina Symphony under Maestro Ken Hakoda. Together, they’ll perform orchestral arrangements of some of Acoustic Eidolon's most popular numbers on Nightcrossings, including Celtic Hymn, Toowoomba and Asia Rains.
Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire, are from Colorado and have performed throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. The duo is unique in that Scott plays a one-of-a-kind instrument called a guitjo, a doubleneck guitar designed so that both necks can be played simultaneously. The guitar neck is strung like a traditional six-string guitar while the guitjo neck sounds much like a harp. When paired with Alkire’s cello, the result is an innovative sound that has been described as “brilliant instrumentality.” With eight CDs and a DVD to their credit, their signature “new acoustic” sound blends Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences, something that Dirty Linen magazine praises as “a sumptuous musical feast.”
To read more about Acoustic Eidolon or hear their music visit http://www.acousticeidolon.com/
Trevor Stewart, Chapman Stick and Viola
Recorded during a recent appearance at Bella Luna Café’s west location in Wichita, the program features artist Trevor Stewart performing renditions of Nightcrossings favorites from his albums Love/Fire/Serenity and Transcendence, plus debut music from a future CD release.
While Trevor performs some improvisational pieces on the viola, the majority of the broadcast will focus on his Chapman Stick music. The Chapman Stick is a unique instrument with an 8 to 12 string fret board, which is held vertically. Music is created by tapping the strings with fingers on both hands, resulting in a rich concert of melodies and bass rhythms.Videos of Stewart’s in-studio concert which aired this spring are accessible on YouTube via his web page, myspace.com/trevorstewart.
Vince Serrioz, Guitar A Wichita guitarist new to the Nightcrossings playlist, Vince has been playing for over thirty years. He draws inspiration from guitar greats like Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, and John Fahey but has created a style all his own.
This broadcast will feature music from Vince's CD Years With No Tears, a project he has been working on for 10 years, written with the help of his very good friend Manual Gonzales. "All songs were written from my feelings....and from the heart. I recorded this CD at Lancelot Studios in Wichita, KS. Had a great producer and guitar player -Bruce Huss-work with me and helped keep my sanity during the project!"-Vince Serrioz
To read more about Vince or hear music from Years With No Tears visit http://www.myspace.com/vinceserrioz#ixzz0u8aqAFJO
Ryan Coon, Guitar
Ryan began playing and composing music ten years ago. He grew up in Kansas and his style of playing has been influenced by his exposure to Nightcrossings broadcasts. Ryan is a self taught guitarist who has studied the art of music for thirteen years through jazz and classical brass teachings. He has been teaching guitar locally for several years and continues to hold weekly private guitar classes.
Ryan was a heavy metal guitarist in his high school days and developed a talent for playing fast. Now in his twenties, meditation inspires his new music but he uses his heavy metal speed to sound like he’s playing three guitars at once! Between songs, he will chat with host Michael Ables about his inspiration and answer questions about his technique.
To read more about Ryan or hear his music visit