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Life Of

Life Of by Steve Tibbetts

“The effect is a seductive impressionism of fluid melodic figures and rippling arpeggios with a quietly firm, emotional undertow.” -Rolling Stone

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Press page for “Life Of”

Steve Tibbetts, guitar, turkeys

  Some Bio Big Influences Dave Ray was a big influence, not because of his storied career in music, but because he kept the rent on my studio low. Dave Ray was my landlord. He died in 2002. A street close to my studio has been renamed Dave Ray Avenue. By keeping my rent low…

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Organized Some Trips to Tibet

In 2009 a group of us met in Shanghai and took a train to Lhasa.  In western Tibet we traveled to Guge, circumambulated Kailash, and walked to Everest Base Camp (the real Everest Base Camp where expeditions start from is called “ABC”–“Advance Base Camp.) In 2011 some of us re-convened and explored the retreat caves and…

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Handing out Diplomas in Nepal

Family email from India and Nepal, 2010 It’s time to wind this little story up. I moved from the Döndrub hotel up to my friends’ place on Mahankal road. Sukhi and Peter live in Germany for most of the year and kindly offered me the use of their flat. Marc and I stayed there in…

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MyECM

I curated a playlist for ECM as part of their venture into the world of streaming (an article from Pitchfork is here). My annotations for the playlist are below, and a more concise version is on  ECM’s website here.  The playlist is now up at Tidal  and Spotify. I curated selections from (mostly) the first 200 releases…

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ECM Bio for “Natural Causes”

Lycian Tomb, in the middle of a lake.

It has been eight years since Steve Tibbetts gave us the fiery electric guitar album “A Man About A Horse” (ECM 1814). Now he returns with a different kind of recording: an album of, primarily, acoustic sounds. The making of “Natural Causes” took place in a period when Tibbetts was reconsidering some fundamental aspects of his art and craft – in parallel with daily studies of Bach, Bartók, and music theory.

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