Marc Ribot – first solo performance in Sydney
August 9th @ The Vanguard, Newtown
Marc Ribot (pronounced REE-bow) is one of the worlds leading guitarists, composers and collaborators. Well known for his work with the legendary Tom Waits “Guitarist Marc Ribot helped Tom Waits refine a new, weird Americana on 1985’s “Rain Dogs” (Rolling Stone). He has also worked with many highly regarded artists across the breadth of his career. From Wilson Pickett & Chuck Berry & Allen Ginsberg in his early days to the likes of Elvis Costello and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss more recently. He’s also been the “go-to” guy for a plethora of artists when recording. He’s graced albums by; Norah Jones, The Black Keys, Beth Orton, Neko Case, Laurie Anderson, Madeleine Peyroux and many many more. He regularly collaborates with T Bone Burnett and works constantly with John Zorn.
Marc has also released over 20 albums under his own name, spanning the genres of jazz, experimental, post-rock, Cuban son and punk. Working with masters in their fields – from John Zorn to his silent movie scores to his power trio, Ceramic Dog and more.
” a down-in-mouth-near master piece” (Village Voice)
“A one-of-a-kind guitarist equally adept providing an atmospheric backdrop for Tom Waits as he is calling down the heavens with skronky free jazz, Ribot’s lush collection of soundtrack work for films both real and imagined only gets richer with each listen. (LA Times)
“..he can sit down with just his guitar and simultaneously confound you with technique, beauty, and surprise…The result is solo guitar at its finest.” (Pop Matters)
Marc has performed on scores such as “The Kids Are All Right,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Walk The Line (Mangold),”“Everything is Illuminated,” and “The Departed” (Scorcese).” He has also scored for various dance companies and is currently touring his live solo score to Charlie Chaplin’s, “The Kid”.
Marc is also appearing at the Supersense Festival –
Saturday 8th August – Melbourne Arts Centre