- 11 Sep 19
Guitarist Marc Ribot is best-known for his work with Tom Waits.
Another esteemed musician will join Sam Amidon's extended ensemble for the National Concert Hall's Tradition Now series: Guitarist Marc Ribot was added to the already fantastic line-up the NCH announced a few days ago.
The special performance will explore the relationship between traditional music and jazz and will feature a cast of other improvising musicians. On the same night (October 6), Concertina player Niall Vallely's Sounds Like Freedom project will also take to the stage and will blend fiery political power jazz from Harriet Tubman with traditional sounds.
Marc Ribot is widely credited with helping Tom Waits define a new musical direction on Rain Dogs (1985) and their work together continued on Franks Wild Years (1987), Big Time (1988), Mule Variation (1999), Real Gone (2004), Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (2006) and Bad As Me (2011).
Another heavyweight with whom he is closely associated is Elvis Costello - his skills can be heard on revered long-players Spike (1989), Mighty Like A Rose (1991) and Kojak Variety (1995).
In addition, he has released 25 albums under his own name over a 40-year career, exploring a dizzying array of genres. He has also composed and contributed to numerous soundtracks including Martin Scorsese's The Departed, Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are, the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line and Liev Schreiber's Everything is Illuminated.
Tickets are available from €15.