Three characters. Equally many (solo)explorations on guitar
The music of Ignatz – the alter-ego of Bram Devens – is thoroughly elusive and could have been taken from the mother of all compilations: Harry Smith’s superb ‘Anthology Of American Folk Music’. But then with a generous dash of Velvet Underground. Ignatz has already opened for artists like Six Organs of Admittance and Sir Richard Bishop and is undoubtedly one of the characters of the Belgian music scene.
RUDY TROUVE (b)
Character #2 of the Belgian music scene, who describes himself as a DIY-er and as a bad guitarist annex sound-fetishist. Made the difference, back in the day, with dEUS and Dead Man Ray and has been the driving force behind the Heaven Hotel label for 20 years now. His guitar sound – whimsical and lo-fi – is immediately identifiable in a blindfolded listening test.
MARC RIBOT (us)
Just like the sound of master guitarist Marc Ribot, for that matter. Just take a listen to his collaborations with – do you have time? - Tom Waits, John Zorn, Elvis Costello, The Black Keys or Robert Plant. You recognize Ribot’s unique sound every time. Ribot only passes by AB every 10 or 15 years though, in ’91 and more recently in ’00. So don’t miss this ride.