Guster presents a night of acoustic music featuring the Guster String Players
Just when you thought The Gusters were going to hibernate for the winter, BANG! Out from our caves we wander, crusty-eyed, hungry, ready to claw salmon to death. We’re playing stripped down acoustic sets with a small string section in intimate theaters on both coasts (and many places in-between). Expect deep set lists with b-sides, unique arrangements, and general unpredictability.
On the 2011 album The Color by Yellowbirds, listeners are immersed in electric autoharp glissandos, bubbling 50's echo guitars, and glowing psychedelic pedal steel. Yellowbirds is the moniker for Sam Cohen, whose lauded guitar playing and tenor voice hover above the lush bed of sound delivering songs that are both dreamy and existential. It’s an “album that manages to construct a unique world in just half an hour” (Pitchfork); and it’s the result of a life absorbing vastly different parts of America and collaborating with an unexpected string of groundbreaking musicians.