WRBC radio to present guitarist Glenn Jones

Described by The Boston Globe as “the best guitarist you never heard of,” Glenn Jones of Cambridge, Mass., plays an acoustic concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Ronj, the student-run Bates College coffeehouse at 32 Frye St.

Opening for Jones will be Micah Blue Smaldone of Portland. Admission is free. For more information, please contact 207-777-7532 or this dray@bates.edu.

A 30-plus-year devotee of the so-called “Takoma School” of guitarists emblemized by John Fahey, Jones has led Boston’s “avant-garage” instrumental rock band Cul de Sac since 1989. With Cul de Sac, Jones has recorded nine albums, including a soundtrack for cult-director Roger Corman, and collaborations with guitarist Fahey and former Can vocalist Damo Suzuki.

Jones has written extensively on the steel-string guitar’s leading lights: Fahey, with whom he was friends for nearly 25 years, and Robbie Basho, who befriended Jones during the five years before his death in 1986. He has toured with Peter Lang and with some of the best of the new breed of solo-guitar upstarts: Harris Newman, Sean Smith and James Blackshaw, among others.

Jones’ second solo album, Against Which the Sea Continually Beats, was issued by Strange Attractors in March 2007.

Micah Blue Smaldone is a Portland-based musician, member of bands such as The Pinkerton Thugs and Blood on Blood. He is noted for his stylistic range, which spans punk, hardcore, folk, ragtime and blues.

About WRBC 91.5 FM:

Established in 1958, Bates College’s student-run radio station is a leader in college radio nationally, consistently ranked among America’s best college radio stations. WRBC plays music from all genres and eras. Shows are hosted by students and members of the Lewiston-Auburn community. One can tune in two different ways: at the Web site, which works around the globe, or at 91.5 FM in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

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