Eric Carbonara is a Philadelphia based guitarist, whose search for raw aural expression has led him far and wide – from noise & electro-acoustic music to taking deep root in the bounty of the wooden guitar.
Carbonara's playing draws on the rich musical styles from Andalusian Roma-Flamenco to Hindustani & North African folk to form a kind of exalted pidgin style of playing that covers a wide emotional terrain from meditative calm to restless unease. He has developed a unique idiom of gypsy music for non-existent cultures by combining rogue self-taught, free-form classical and flamenco techniques with those learned from formal studies in India.
His live solo performances range from contemplative acoustic meditations to aggressively loud electric sets; both encompassing Carbonara's ability to draw the listener in to his world, where his lyrical playing doesn't just entertain but triggers a myriad of emotional responses.
Carbonara has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe promoting his releases on Locust Music, Majumua Music and New American Folk Hero as well as various self-releases for solo guitar and solo upright chaturangui music.
THE PAPER HATS is William Tyler from Nashville, Tennesee. You have seen and heard him play guitar with Lambchop or Silver Jews (R.I.P).
DESERET CANYON is psychedelic folk. Tuning secrets and mesmerist magic. Country soul on a carrousel. Magnetic front porch symphonies with a drone. The Apalachian meets Raga meets Vienna classic meets Hawaiian slack. The Fahey thing, the Loren Mazzacane Conners thing, the Ribot thing, the Jansch thing, the O'Rourke ding, the Datashock dthing. Ding music that makes you concern, consider, regard, and bear in mind, also waltz sleepy in serpentines with your augur self.
William Tyler is born and raised in Nashville. He lives and works in Nashville. The guitar is his instrument. After high school he decided to skip campus and make music for a life and a living. Alt-Nashville is a small moon and his shy positivism let him gravitate towards the scene of likewise friendly misfits rehearsing in Kurt Wagners rehearsal basement. Lambchop took Tyler to Europes concerthalls and festivals and around the globe.