"The guitar is a whole lot more than a guitar...
there's a whole attitude towards life wrapped up in it" (Charles Fox)
International Acoustic Music
at SOhO 1221 State St.
in Downtown Santa Barbara
Trace Bundy: The Acoustic Ninja
April 14, 2024
Internationally- acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed “Acoustic Ninja” play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.
Bundy’s unique career has brought him across the world, with concerts in 28 countries and counting – from high-tech performance halls in South Korea and Italy, to remote villages in Zimbabwe and Guatemala.
“It was easy to see why Bundy plays bigger venues on each tour. In his hands, the acoustic guitar is an imagination station, and there was no telling where he is going take the audience at any given turn. Thrilling stuff.” - Guitar Player Magazine
“Possessing a staggering acoustic technique, on both right and left sides, Bundy has made his reputation as a next generation solo guitarist of serious repute.” - Boulder Weekly
“Bundy’s live show is without a doubt an event that needs to be witnessed rather than told about. With such a jaw-dropping performance, Bundy’s live concert is a slap in the face that would leave a palm print on the memory of everyone in the audience.” - Audiocast Magazine
Intimate & Personal
at Casa Las Palmas
323 E. Cabrillo, by the Santa Barbara beach
The Joscho Stephan Gypsy Jazz Trio
May 27, 2024
Chet Aktins 100th Birthday Party
June 20, 2024
Chet Atkins: "He Can Play Anything I Can, Only Better."
July 22, 2024
"Who's the Finest Guitar Player I've Never Heard of?"
Tommy Emmanuel (in 2016): "I Think He's Brilliant."
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So Much Great Music!
It's been an honor & privilege to host live music
by over 100 of of the world’s great string (and more) players since 2016.
We are so fortunate to have such talent amongst us who have the
freedom of expression to do what they do.
Don't take it for granted ~ get out and enjoy it while you can;
the musicians and venues need you now more than ever.
Thanks for your support.
A Call 2 Peace
(with Federico Ramos,
Eduardo Del Signore,
Scarlet Rivera &
Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan
Diego Garcia (Twanguero)
(with Maura O’Connell
& a huge band)
Ken Emerson (w/ Kimo West)
(with Richard Smith
& Brooks Robertson)
Nina Gerber & Chris Webster
Teja Gerken & Doug Young
Trevor Gordon Hall
The Hot Club of Nashville
(with Richard Smith,
Charlie Chadwick &
(with Craig Sharmat,
Kim Collins &
(with John Jorgenson,
Patrick Sauber &
(with Jerry Fletcher,
Ed Littlefield Jr.,
Dan Wheetman &
(with John Jorgenson &
Jose Antonio Rodriguez
Sam ’n’ Ash
The Transatlantic Trio
(with Richard Smith,
Joscho Stephan &
Andres Vadin Project
(with Yosmel Montejo,
Diego Alvarez Muñoz,
Manuel Gutiérrez &
Dani Vargas & Jenna Columbet
Carl Verheyen Acoustic Band
(with Dave Marotta &
Acoustic Music & the Guitar
"Acoustic music is the timeless sound of nature and resonating materials – wood, bone, gourd, gut and skin. It predates the spoken language of modern culture, crossing all borders and barriers. It speaks to great, universal truths of very personal, yet familiar stories. Those stories keep legacies alive, allow them to be shared, and create new ones going forward".
(Derek Johnson aka Musicalist)
Music is unparalleled in its impact across civilization; it is infinite and evolving across time, place, religion and culture. It is the door to our souls, the balm for our spirit, an inspiration to feel deeply, our common language, and the heart of community.
The humble guitar is known for its enormous musical versatility across all cultures and genres. It has been the voice of people to tell their stories, and attainable to everyone regardless of wealth or social status.
"The guitar can truly change the world...we've seen that in ministry and education;
it has affected international borders. It's a very dangerous tool." (Richard Hoover, with a smile)
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