Since 1999, the New York Guitar Festival has explored virtually every aspect of the guitar’s musical personality, presenting many of the world’s most distinctive and influential guitarists at venues including Carnegie Hall, The 92nd Street Y, Merkin Concert Hall, Joe’s Pub, Barbes, (le) Poisson Rouge, and The World Financial Center Winter Garden. Performers have included: Pepe Romero, The Assad Duo, Eliot Fisk, Vernon Reid, Andy Summers, Daniel Lanois, David Torn, Jorma Kaukonen, Dan Zanes, Bill Frisell, Sonny Landreth, Cindy Cashdollar, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, Kaki King, Bon Iver, Bryce Dessner, Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, Lenny Kaye, Yamandu Costa, Bucky Pizzarelli, and surprise guests Bruce Springsteen, Levon Helm + Emmylou Harris.

Tim Brookes’s 100 Great Guitarists Who Weren’t on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time List.  read on
Tim Brookes’s 100 Great Guitarists Who Weren’t on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time List
A Conversation with Grammy Award-winning lutenist and Baroque guitarist Paul O’dette.  read on
A Conversation with lutenist Paul O’dette
NYGF commissioned Justin Vernon + Chris Rosenau to create scores for two Charlie Chaplin classics.  read on
Chris Rosenau’s thoughts on scoring Charlie Chaplin’s “One A.M.” and “Easy Street”
A Conversation with Maestro Pepe Romero and Los Angeles Guitar Quartet founder William Kanengiser.  read on
A poignant return to Bach: Pepe Romero interviewed by William Kanengiser