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Festival Guitar BCNMain events 2017, Festivals
01/23/2017 - 06/16/2017

This may essentially be a festival based on only one instrument, but the sounds, performers and styles on the programme could scarcely be more wide-ranging. The skill of the organisers, leading Spanish music promoters The Project, in bringing together Catalan, Spanish, European and international performers from a variety of musical genres is quite something. Flamenco to pop, classic Cuban to contemporary Catalan, acoustic and electric, emerging and veteran acts – all this and more fills the many city venues that take part in Guitar BCN.

This year marks its 28th edition and the lineup is as exciting as ever. The inaugural concert features Lambchop, the alt-country band from Nashville that's headed up by Kurt Wagner while the other members regularly change. Also on the bill are Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (Apr 8), a project that features a variety of musicians doing jazz and other genre covers of pop songs, and US jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.

"I couldn't have enjoyed these up-and-coming and veteran musicians more. They played everything from Cuban to flamenco and pop using the guitar as their instrument of choice."

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