Marisa Anderson


Support: Behnam Ghazanfaripour

Marisa Anderson is one of the most eminent guitarists working today. Her lucid, eloquent approach has established her as an unparalleled artist and a coveted collaborator.

Throughout her career, Anderson has channelled the history of the guitar and stretched the boundaries of tradition. Her deeply original work applies elements of minimalism, electronic, drone and 20th century classical music to compositions based on blues, jazz, gospel and country music. To surmise, Marisa has re-imagined the landscape of American music.

Classically trained, she honed her skills playing in country, jazz and circus bands and has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America including festival appearances at Pitchfork, Le Guess Who, and the Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

Anderson’s discography includes six solo records and multiple collaborations. Her current solo release ‘Still, Here’ follows on from duo works with guitarist William Tyler (Lost Futures – 2021) and drummer Jim White (The Quickening – 2020).
Anderson is much sought after as a collaborator and composer, contributing to recordings by Matmos, Tara Jane O’Neil, Beth Ditto, Sharon Van Etten and Circuit Des Yeux, as well as creating music for short films and soundtracks.

We cannot wait to welcome Marisa back to Belfast for what is certain to be a meandering, absorbing, and truly special night of music.

‘One of the best emotional mediums in the field of solo guitar, Anderson is a master of lovely melancholy.’ – Pitchfork 

‘One of the most distinctive guitar players of her generation’ – The New Yorker 

“Marisa Anderson’s guitar playing is something special. Checkpoints are the US folk tradition and American primitive playing; thickened with electricity swinging from pure plucked ballads to hard’n’fast Delta romps”Guardian

Behnam Ghazanfaripour is a santoor player from Iran now living in Belfast. He was recently reunited with his instrument by our friends at Beyond Skin.
Beni’s musicianship and relationship with his instrument is a joy to behold and we can’t wait to hear his set.