Julian Lage

Guitar virtuoso Julian Lage will be touring the United States in the fall. Beginning September 25 at Los Angeles, CA's Teragram Ballroom, this first leg of touring in support of his June 11-released Blue Note Records debut, Squint, ends on October 9 at Toronto, ONT's Axis Club. The dates pick up again on December 4 at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City and continue through December 12 at Nashville, TN's The Basement East. The September-October run will feature bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Kenny Wollesen.

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Guitar virtuoso Julian Lage shares the elegant lead song, "Etude," from his soon-to-be-released Blue Note Records debut album, Squint, out June 11. Besides the graceful and intimate audio track, Lage today also releases a live performance video of the song.


Guitar virtuoso Julian Lage shares "Boo's Blues," the second song from his soon-to-be-released Blue Note Records debut album, Squint, out June 11. The loping swing feel of "Boo’s Blues" exemplifies Lage’s ability to write with his bandmates in mind while echoing his influences.

“I like to imagine this music being played by the titans of bass and drums,” Lage says. “I'm imagining Billy Higgins, I'm imagining Art Taylor, I'm imagining Wilbur Ware, even though I’m writing explicitly for Dave and Jorge.”

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominated guitarist Julian Lage has set a busy winter schedule, beginning this week with a limited run of duo performances alongside fellow guitar icon Bill Frisell. The brief tour gets underway Thursday, December 5 at Los Angeles, CA’s UCLA: Royce Hall and then makes stops at Colorado Springs, CO’s UCCS: Shockley-Zalabak Theater (December 6), Taos, NM’s Taos Center for the Arts (December 7), and Scottsdale, AZ’s Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts: Virginia G. Piper Theater (December 8).

As this year's Solid Sound - Wilco's Music and Arts Festival happening June 28-30 at MASS MoCA in North Adams - moves steadily towards selling out, the band is pleased to expand upon the already-stacked offering by announcing this year's comedy and author lineup. We are thrilled to announce that Solid Sound will be partnering with Penguin Random House to bring you authors in discussion and dynamic interactive programming.

Julian Lage Trio | Fox Theatre | 9/30/18
Julian Lage Trio | Fox Theatre | 9/30/18
Julian Lage Trio | Fox Theatre | 9/30/18

Prodigious progressive jazz guitarist Julian Lage at age thirty has been playing professionally for the majority of his life. In recent years, collaborations with other innovative virtuosic players such as Nels Cline, Chris Thile, and Chris Eldrige, have broadened his adoring listener base. Julian was gracious enough to catch up with Grateful Web’s Dylan Muhlberg in the midst of an already bustling year of gigs with dozens more across the globe to come.

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