Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Matthew Grasso and his newly designed 25 String Raga Guitar!

Here is Matthew Grasso, a local San Francisco native, presenting his band members and his newly designed 25 String Raga Guitar. The band is called the Nada Brahma Ensemble and this performance was presented by the Sangati Center in the City. Matthew graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he focused on Western Classical music, and then later studied with Ali Akbar Khan in San Rafael where he became enamoured with Eastern Classical sounds.

Born of New Yorker Italian Father, and Chinese Mother, Matthew brings together those two worlds in a variety of records. You can find him at his website for more information and bookings.


Music to follow shortly... as soon as I am back from Holiday!
Two angle edits of two hours of great sounds!

1 comment:

J Neo Marvin said...

Check out the jagged frets on Matthew's guitar. The luthier designed them this way in order for the instrument to play in just intonation! Matthew is a musical visionary, and I'm glad we're finally getting to work on the massive video archive we've amassed of his career. Cheers, Matthew!