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Published: 2017/05/16

New York Guitar Festival to Feature Lee Ranaldo, Steve Gunn, Julian Lage and More

The New York Guitar Festival returns to the city this year starting this week on May 18 and stretching into June with performances, conversations and more.

This year, the festival is teaming up with WNYC to present a four-week series that opens on May 18 with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin and continues each following Thursday with Margaret Glaspy and Julian Lage (May 25), Mark Ribot and Trixie Whitley (June 1) and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Steve Gunn and Dom Flemons (June 8).

The NYGF will also feature an all-day Raga Marathon tribute to South Asian music, kicking off with Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, plus discussions on “The Ruts of Performance,” “The Life of a Luthier” and more.

See the full schedule of events for this year’s New York Guitar Festival here.

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