Schedule / Festival 2023

Featuring Marc Ribot & Leyla McCalla, Yasmin Williams, Neel Murgai & Kunal Prakash

The New York Guitar Festival’s 25th Anniversary begins with a typically eclectic event.  The duo of Marc Ribot, the New York guitarist, and Leyla McCalla, the New Orleans cellist and banjo player, may seem unlikely at first.  Ribot is known for his work with Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, his own avant-noise trio Ceramic Dog, and much more; McCalla writes songs tha

Featuring Medicine Singers, Lee Ranaldo & Yonatan Gat, Maalem Hassan BenJafaar, Mamady Kouyate, Laraaji and Special Guests TBA

Medicine Singers is the name of an ongoing collaboration between Yonatan Gat, the wildly virtuosic Israeli-born, New York-based guitarist, and the Eastern Medicine Singers, an Eastern Algonquin powwow group from Rhode Island.  Now joined by the legendary Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Medicine Singers combine ancient trance and spirituality with m