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The Memphis Acoustic Music Association     presents
Clive Carroll

Overton Chapel (home of Memphis Sound Lab)    2323 Monroe  
 Friday, June 24       8 pm

    $15    $8 for students

 Tickets at at the door and online at

Many thanks to Charlie Lawing of Memphis Sound Lab for hosting this concert.  Overton Chapel's state-of-the-art sound system will make this a rare musical evening. 

We will have tea and coffee,  but you may BYOB as well

NEW:   Clive will be on Channel 3's Live at 9 on the morning of the concert, June 24.      

If Clive Carroll doesn’t make your short list of best guitarists in the world, you simply haven’t heard him.

 “...the best and most original young acoustic guitar player and composer in Britain.”   Acoustic Guitar 

“…total mastery of just about every guitar technique imaginable.”   Guitar Techniques

His credentials include a degree in composition from London’s Trinity College, touring with the likes of John Renbourn and Tommy Emmanuel, and writing a column for the UK’s Acoustic Magazine.

Clive Carroll has released four solo albums, the first of which was described as “a milestone in the journey of the steel string guitar.”  His latest album, The Furthest Tree, has just been released this month.  Clive says, “There are all sorts of musical influences running through this collection from Lightnin' Hopkins to Gustav Holst.”

 “From the opening notes of Clive’s own Jerry Douglas-style ‘All This Time’ to the closing ‘brain-mangling’ chords of a sixteenth-century tune, this is top shelf virtuoso playing. But there is nothing high-brow about this cd. Clive takes us on a touching and joyful journey through his musical influences where Django meets Chet while Renbourn picks out a Delta Blues in the background. Masterful.”  Acoustic Guitar

Clive marries astonishing technique to a wide-ranging musical curiosity and a dazzling compositional sense. It’s all about his fingers. And his brain. And his heart. During his first appearance for MAMA, an audience member jokingly suggested that he play “The Star Spangled Banner” behind his back. He responded by improvising the anthem in the style of an Elizabethan lute tune. 

To hear the acoustic guitar played as well as you are ever likely to hear it played—rendered with beauty, passion, intelligence, and skill--- you owe it to yourself to join us. We doubt there is anything else you have planned that could possibly compete.

MAMA is indebted to Joe Spake for sponsoring this concert.   

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