Natural Causes–Downbeat Review

“To call Natural Causes exotic would be to deny the labor of love that went into making it. You might say Steve Tibbetts has, in a sense, redefined the word ‘natural’ for all to hear.”

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Natural Causes

Natural Causes by Steve Tibbetts

“…it’s Tibbetts’ resonant 12-string—imbued in phrasing and serpentine linearity by the guitarist’s longstanding Far East interests in general, and the work, here, of Sultan Khan in particular—that’s Natural Causes’ defining voice.” -The Guardian

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Selwa–Tricycle Magazine

Chöying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts: Selwa

“On Selwa, a Tibetan nun and American guitarist grant each other the space to move freely through their respective disciplines, and the result is a lesson in listening for anyone who is fortunate enough to come across the album.”

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Gayatri / Kyamdro Semkye

Gayatri Kyamdro

Performance at the Walker Art Center April 17, 2005 · Chöying Drolma: voice; Steve Tibbetts:  guitar, guitar sampler; Marc Anderson:  percussion

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Selwa

Chöying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts: Selwa

Chöying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts. “…a heartbreakingly stunning record… If two worlds have ever met without cliché, Selwa is the language they will speak.” -EthnoTechno.com

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Lotus Festival review

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

“Deep stirrings I can’t even begin to discuss here were triggered by the sound of Chö, and from the response I felt from the audience, it wasn’t just happening to me.”

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Ottawa Citizen

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American guitarist and soundscape artist Steve Tibbetts was in the middle of his first tour in support of the album Chö last November, and things seemed to be going pretty smoothly.  Until he lost one of the Tibetan nuns.

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