Date(s) - Sunday, October 27, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CGT+MG3 features all six virtuoso guitarists from California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3). Representing four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), they fuse over 45 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by- 6-string ‘phenomensemble’. In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT’s steel-stringed guitars blend naturally with MG3’s nylon-stringed guitars, as each trios’ fret boards chase the others’ original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.
Inspired, in 2009, by an impromptu studio session together in Montreal, CGT and MG3 released a live recording in 2011, landed showcases at numerous arts presenter conferences, and sustained co-bill touring throughout North America. Their new studio release in 2019 refreshes the Trios’ touring schedule in the coming seasons. When both CGT + MG3 ensembles join forces they give an unforgettable concert, brilliantly performing some of the greatest rock classics from Queen, The Beatles, a few “spaghetti western” themes by Ennio Morricone, as well as some of their original compositions. Starting in the fall of 2010, the sextet has toured across Canada and the United States, performing in over 100 cities.
“For guitar enthusiasts it just doesn’t get any better.” -Canadian Guitar Festival