‘Music to the Ears’ of Latin, Blues, World, and Jazz Lovers
November 6, 2018 (Northern Calif.)
– Prepare to be mesmerized. Three years in the making, StringShot
IS new music. Don’t miss your chance to see this unique collaboration make their LIVE debut at Freight & Salvage on November 9th
. The premier concert from this “tour-de-force” formed by slide guitar master Roy Rogers, Brazilian guitar goddess Badi Assad, and harp/violin virtuoso, Carlos Reyes, takes listeners to an exciting new musical realm. The blend of these artists’ world-renowned art and talent has created a new synthesis of cross-cultural music with Latin roots, Jazz blooms, and Blues undertones, translating beautifully from studio recording to live performance.
“I’m always trying to push the envelope, it’s conducive to great music. The Latin and blues conversation has always appealed to me, I love the rhythms and the challenge of a different genre. This is the first time I’ve gotten to explore it outside of a strict blues context, and it’s been wonderful.”
– Roy Rogers
“Though our styles are totally different, we use them as a way to communicate our hearts out. In the lyrics process, we could feel that we take in life in a similar way, with day-by-day discoveries, with a lot of simplicity coming from the soul, and a love for music with a lot of freedom.”
– Badi Assad
“When you explore a new combination, it’s exciting, especially when it comes together for all the right reasons, it comes down to the interaction.”
– Carlos Reyes
Rogers is an eight-time Grammy nominee, known both as producer and performer for delivering critically acclaimed recordings for John Lee Hooker and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, among others; his career of more than three decades includes collaborations with Ray Manzarek, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Miller, Sammy Hagar.and more. Assad (from Brazil) was ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the world’s great guitarists. Coming from a world-renowned and deeply skilled musical family, Assad took her classical training and put it through the filter of Brazil’s Afro‐Latin heritage, evolving into an effortlessly graceful singer‐songwriter. As a vocalist and percussionist, she is a true innovator, not only in technique but in performance. Reyes, a virtuoso on the Paraguayan stringed harp and the violin, has often taken his instruments into new territory, both as a player and fearless collaborator. Well-known for his supreme virtuosity, classically trained Reyes has performed in many diverse genres of music – in his own band, symphonies, and as a featured performer with artists such as Steve Miller and Arturo Sandoval.
Each of the ten tracks from StringShot’s August 2018 release
offers a new way to experience these renowned artists. As one whole part – audiences looking for their new favorite soundtrack will have a dynamic jazz, r & b, Latin vibe album choice. Rogers, Assad, and Reyes share a passionate devotion to their music and instruments that is reflected in wildly creative and successful careers that cross boundaries and defy borders. In November, audiences will become fans. A StringShot
sound is born.
The tranquility of the city of Paraty, on the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro, was the scene for the music video “Vejo Você Aqui,” a composition by Badi Assad with Zélia Duncan. Intimate, the ballad speaks about feelings such as solitude and love. It is one of the recorded tracks off Hatched, Badi’s last album.
For more information or to purchase Hatched, please visit the following sites:
“Badi Assad transcends traditional styles of her native Brazilian music with a mixture of pop, jazz and world/ethnic sounds from around the world. As a result, the extraordinary singer, guitarist, and percussionist is successfully forging an exhilarating genre of music that quite literally defies categorization. Named as one of Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists, she has worked with such artists as Bobby McFerrin, Yo-Yo-Ma, Sarah McLaughlin and Seu Jorge.”