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    Tev Stevig & Lloyd Thayer

    Presented by at Club Passim

    July 20, 2014


    Tev Stevig & Lloyd Thayer

    Tev Stevig is a Boston-based guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, specializing in a variety of plucked string instruments from the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey. Currently Tev performs with his solo/duo project called Jeni Jol, for which he incorporates elements of music from the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey in his original compositions and arrangements for clawhammer style fretless guitar. This style (also known as frailing) is closely associated with old time American folk music played on the banjo and has its roots in Africa. By bringing frailing to the fretless guitar and applying it to various music traditions from around the world, Tev hopes to create a new folk music that is both listenable and danceable. Tev's recent release, Jeni Jol: Music of the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey has garnered universal praise from critics and is one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's best albums of 2013.

    Lloyd Thayer is a unique performer, the likes of which you won't see often.?He plays all of his songs on a 1929 National Tricone Squareneck steel guitar laying flat in his lap, fretted with a metal bar. Lloyd is an underground legend from playing on the streets and in the subways of Boston, where his funky style is always sure to draw a crowd. He is well known for his extended free improvisations, which incorporate many styles of music, including, blues, jazz, rap, folk, funk, Middle Eastern, Indian, punk, Hawaiian-often all in the same song! With superb musicianship he is a sight to behold--Lloyd was chosen by the Boston Blues Society to represent Boston in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN in 2004. He has opened for a wide variety of performers including Johnny Winter, John Hammond, Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Harry Manx, the Resophonics, and the Tin Hat Trio.

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