If Clive Carroll doesn’t make your short list of best guitarists in the world, you simply haven’t heard him.
Described by Acoustic Guitar magazine as “the best and most original young acoustic guitar player and composer in Britain” and by Total Guitar magazine as "one of the Top 10 Acoustic Guitarists of all Time,” Clive has toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, and Australia and has played on numerous film soundtracks including Driving Lessons, the score of which he co-wrote with John Renbourn.
His credentials include a degree in composition from London’s Trinity College, touring with the likes of John Renbourn and Tommy Emmanuel, and writing a column for the UK’s Acoustic Magazine.
Clive Carroll has released three solo albums, the first of which was described as “a milestone in the journey of the steel string guitar.”
Of Clive’s 2009 release, Life in Colour, Acoustic Guitar magazine raves “From the opening notes of Clive’s own Jerry Douglas-style ‘All This Time’ to the closing ‘brain-mangling’ chords of a sixteenth century tune, this is top-shelf virtuoso playing. But there is nothing high-brow about this cd. Clive takes us on a touching and joyful journey through his musical influences where Django meets Chet while Renbourn picks out a Delta Blues in the background. Masterful.”
If you heard any of Clive’s three previous performances for MAMA, this concert is self-recommending. Clive marries astonishing technique to a wide-ranging musical curiosity and a dazzling compositional sense. It’s all about his fingers. And his brain. And his heart.
To hear the acoustic guitar played as well as you are ever likely to hear it played—rendered with beauty, passion, intelligence, and skill---save Mar 1 for Clive Carroll.
We are delighted to partner for a third time with Just for Lunch for this concert. The restaurant (inside Chickasaw Oaks shopping center) will open for dinner at 5:30. We will reserve seats for you in the concert area if you come for dinner. Call 454-0755 for reservations or email Justforlunch@bellsouth.net. We strongly recommend that you make reservations early for dinner and remember that the concert begins at 8. During the concert, "small plates” will be available inside which you can take to your tables. Wine will not be sold, but you are welcome to bring your own… no corkage fee. We will post the menu on mamamusic.org by Feb 19.
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Memphis Acoustic Music Association
MAMA is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation and performance of acoustic and folk music.
At our concerts, you will find national and international touring musicians playing everything from blues, old time, jazz, and folk music to Celtic, Latin, and a broad range of other styles.