The Ben Verdery Guitar Project
Acclaimed guitarist and teacher Ben Verdery releases his newest album, The Ben Verdery Guitar Project: On Vineyard Sound, Elm City Records. The album features Verdery performing music by his composer colleagues at Yale University's School of Music, where he is Professor of Guitar and Artistic Director of the biennial Yale Guitar Extravaganza. Featured composers include Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, Ezra Laderman, David Lang, Hannah Lash, Christopher Theofanidis, Jack Vees, and Verdery himself.
The album features guest performers Rie Schmidt on flute and Jack Vees on pedal steel guitar. As with his widely praised past discography, On Vineyard Sound showcases Verdery performing on a variety of guitars, ranging from Fender Stratocaster and steel string to baritone and classical.