New York Guitar Festival @ The Greene Space
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
44 Charlton Street New York, NY 10014
(646) 829-4000
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The fourth and final night of the 2022 festival features the space-Americana and pastoral country stylings of guitarist, composer, and collaborator William Tyler. Also, there’s a fado-tinged set from bandleader, composer, and soloist Marta Pereira da Costa, the world’s first and only female professional player of the Portuguese Guitar (a double six-stringed, teardrop-shaped instrument traditionally played by men.) WNYC's John Schaefer hosts.



Folk, country, indie, and electronic music all echo through the works of William Tyler. His solo albums offer a distinctive, sometimes gothic, often celestial take on American roots music. His collaborative albums include experimental guitarist Marisa Anderson, electric harpist Mary Lattimore, and the ambient drones of Six Organs of Admittance.


The guitarra Portuguesa, or Portuguese guitar, looks a bit like a mandolin on steroids, and has a long history of great performers – all of them dudes.  Until Marta Pereira da Costa showed up.  She plays the instrument in its traditional setting – Portuguese fado music – but has also written her own music and collaborated with artists like Iranian singer Tara Tiba and Cameroonian bass player Richard Bona.