Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Let’s face it, this spring has been a busy, busy season for guitar fans around Nippertown. Guitar greats have been everywhere – from Pat Metheny at Proctors to the all-star Hendrix tribute concert at the Palace Theatre, from Rodrigo y Gabriela at The Egg to the Julian Lage/Chris Eldridge duo at Saratoga Arts.
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall got in on the six-string action last month, too, hosting the current incarnation of the Great Guitars tour, led by Martin Taylor – yes, that’s pretty much the quintessential name for a guitarist, eh?
In addition to Taylor, the concert featured Frank Vignola, Vinnie Raniolo and Peppino D’Agustino, all armed with acoustic guitars and sporting some mighty serious six-string mastery throughout the evening. Not only did they perform as a sparkling guitar quartet, but they also broke it down into various trio, duo and solo performances during the show. And there was plenty of humor laced throughout the night, too, especially when Vignola and Raniolo teamed up as a twosome.