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Two Trains Running
November 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Those words from a Merle Travis classic about one of his guitar mentors, Mose Rager, describes succinctly Cort Armstrong’s lifelong relationship with the guitar. Travis’ heavy thumb-driven finger-style guitar sound plays no small part in Armstrong’s sound, but Armstrong weaves a groove all his own, reflecting many other influences, but which is uniquely his. The dynamic between Armstrong’s voice and his guitar underlie this groove, which draws from the honky tonk sound of George Jones, the country blues of Blind Boy Fuller, the mountain bluegrass of Ralph Stanley, and imagination of Jerry Garcia.