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The California Guitar Trio
The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for the California Guitar Trio (CGT). Since 1991, the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti western tune for good measure.
Composed of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya, and Paul Richards, the CGT has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. In addition to dazzling musicianship and interplay, the group’s shows are full of captivating stories and humor that enable concertgoers to feel like they are part of the music, not just spectators. In fact, the trio’s goal is to transcend their instruments, so people focus on the music first, and its considerable technical prowess a distant second.
The Montreal Guitar Trio
Described by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada, the Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For over twenty years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigor, creativity, and impressive stage presence—where humor and interacting with the public go hand in hand—have been winning over audiences around the world. The group, composed of guitarists Sébastien Dufour, Glenn Lévesque, and Marc Morin, has given hundreds of concerts in some of the most prestigious venues across North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, including the legendary Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Rundetårn in Copenhagen, and the B. B. King Blues Club in New York City.
Winning, energetic and highly accessible
—Los Angeles Times