June 24, 2016 acclaimed guitarist and teacher Ben Verdery releases his newest album, The Ben Verdery Guitar Project: On Vineyard Sound, via Elm City Records, at
The Guitar Foundation of America Conference.
Free gifts of the album will be given (limited quantity), first come first serve, at the Booths of
D’Addario & Company, Inc. & Productions d’Oz/Éditions Doberman-Yppan (between 10am and 4pm) AND at Ben’s concert tonight (at intermission)!
Have a business card ready, and in exchange you will receive the CD.
The album features Verdery performing music by his composer colleagues at Yale University's School of Music, where he is Associate Professor of Guitar and Artistic Director of the biennial Yale Guitar Extravaganza. These featured composers include Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, Ezra Laderman, David Lang, Hannah Lash, Christopher Theofanidis, Jack Vees, and Verdery himself. In addition, the album features guest performers Rie Schmidt on flute and Vees on pedal steel guitar. As with his widely praised past discography, On Vineyard Sound showcases Verdery performing on a variety of guitars, ranging from Fender Stratocaster and steel string to baritone and classical.
To accompany the album’s release, Verdery has shared two videos featuring works from the record. The first features the first movement of the title work
Ezra Laderman's On Vineyard Sound, and the second features the final movement of Martin Bresnick’s Joaquin is Dreaming.
For more information visit Elm City Records