by Brian Weidy
Since 2000, Howard Fishman's unique sounded blended from dozens of genres has catapulted him to playing some of the most prestigious rooms across the globe, from The Blue Note to Le Petit Journal in Paris.
This year, Fishman is playing Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Center on January 19th during the New York Guitar Festival. Annually one of the best festivals in New York, the festival brings together some of the most talented and creative guitar players in the world, showcasing their talents in a myriad of ways. This year, Fishman is teaming up with Califone, an experimental rock band from Chicago, to score Buster Keaton films. Fishman will take his hand at scoring Keaton's 1922 silent film, The Frozen North.
This is just one of the great performances during the New York Guitar Festival which begins on January 6th with a live recreation of Brian Eno's ambient album, Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks at the World Financial Center Winter Garden. On January 29th , the 92nd Street Y will host a day-long celebration of Italian guitar music: from the Renaissance to the music of today.