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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Acoutic Eidolon Concert Jan 13, 2007

SECOND SATURDAY CONCERT January 13, 2007, 7:30 PM ACOUSTIC EIDOLON From the Vancouver Island MusicFest to the Kerrville Folk Festival, from the Kennedy Center in D.C. to St. Paul 's Cathedral in London and the Spandau Theatre in Berlin , Germany , people have been praising the sound of Acoustic Eidolon. Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire have combined their musical talents to create an exciting new acoustic instrumental sound. Joe plays an instrument he invented: the double-neck guitjo (pronounced git'-jo), a custom acoustic guitar with two necks, built exclusively for him. This one-of-a-kind instrument has incredible range and tonal qualities, sounding at times like a piano, dulcimer or beautiful harp. Combine that with Hannah's stunning tone and impeccable cello-playing, and you have the ingredients for some very moving music. Acoustic Eidolon's recordings are a rich blend of both artists' musical influences and have been described as pure musical poetry. The bell-like quality of Joe's unique double-neck guitjo provides a lovely counterpoint to Hannah's elegantly inspired cello. It is truly a different and enchanting sound. Their live shows are very entertaining and include a few vocal selections, as well as pieces that borrow from Celtic, contemporary, bluegrass and Latin influences. Note: According the on-line Wiktionary, ‘eidolon’ is a noun. It refers to “An image or representation of an idea; a representation of an ideal form; an apparition of some actual or imaginary entity, or of some aspect of reality. Second Saturday Concerts are presented by the Houston Folklore/Music Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of folklore and folk/acoustic music. Homemade refreshments are available for purchase. Tickets are sold at the door - adults $10, senior citizens (65 and over) $7.50, and children under 12 free with adults. Yes, we have had to increase the amount charged to senior citizens from $5 to $7.50. Concerts are held the second Saturdays of each month in the West University Community Center at 6104 Auden (intersection of Auden. and Rice Blvd. ) Phone Bob or Gay Pangle at 281-347-3235 or Chris Hartman at 281-495-2923 for more concert information. Visit our website at: Please send an email to Chris Hartman at if you no longer wish to remain on our email list for concerts.
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