Vail librarys host Acoustic Eidolon
July 26, 2010
VAIL – The Vail Public Library presents Acoustic Eidolon from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the community room. Acoustic Eidolon features Joe Scott on double-neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello.
“The first question for many readers may be ‘What is a guitjo?'” said town librarian Lori Ann Barnes, adding that guitjo is pronounced git’-jo). “Eidolon is unique in that they have invented an instrument that helps give them their own musical voice. The guitjo has been described as being a beautiful harp-like sounding instrument – like nothing they’ve ever heard before.”
Scott and Alkire are from Colorado and have performed on stages throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia and Canada. “This music is not new to everyone,” Barnes said. “I have had library patrons inquiring because they are already devoted fans.” With eight CDs and a DVD to their credit, these artists continue to captivate audiences with their signature “new acoustic” sound. They present boundless possibilities in blending celtic, folk, world and Latin music influences.
“Acoustic Eidolon offers concertgoers a chance to absorb some of the most powerful and intriguing music on the scene today,” Georgia’s Good Life Magazine says.
Their original sound is created by the mixing of their diverse musical backgrounds and their unusual instrumentation, including the one-of-a-kind double-neck guitjo. The double-neck guitjo has 14 strings. Scott has developed his own style and technique, playing both necks simultaneously.
The two joined their personal lives after forming their musical alliance and were married in 2001. The result is a coupling of intricate and passionate music with genuine and engaging stories.