When the Unfretted website started life in 2003 the lower part of every page contained the latest Fretless Guitar news. This changed when the website was revamped and this feature was dropped, though you can still read all the posts in the archive.
We thought it was high time to revive this feature as there is quite a bit of news to tell. So here we go with the first edition….
Ned Evett announces the first band in space! The Ned Evett & Triple Double Mothership is taking off, replete with new musicians, new songs, cosmic projections, space uniforms and cool red shades.
Ron Thal – interview where Ron comments on his playing Fretless Guitar and his time recording Guns and Roses “Chinese Democracy” album. Full Interview
Mustafa Stephan Dill – Premiers his new band Thursday 25th January. Details here
The return of Ned Evett and Triple Double
Yep, you heard correctly, first band in space. Do not miss this one of a kind show with all new material from Ned Evett & Triple Double. January 19 Friday night in The Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho, USA. Grab your ticket, it will be out of this world!
Reunited with Monhart in Seattle, Washington, USA for 2 nights! Tom Baker on Fretless Guitar.
Friday January 19 – Gallery 1412 (1412 18th Ave) 8PM (details)
Saturday January 20 – PONCHO Hall (710 E Roy St) 8PM (details)
CTS – Consider the Source
The Çesni Trio is Tev Stevig (performing on tanbur, Fretless Guitar, oud, and saz), Michael K. Harrist (on contrabass, yayli tanbur, and ney), and Fabio Pirozzolo (playing darbuka, bendir, cajon, tombak, and armenian dhol).
Patrice Vigier will be at NAMM 2018 Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January
LA/V – Uuskyla Øgrim & Berg
Early in 2017 Simlas productions released ULLR by a trio consisting of Peeter Uuskyla, Tellef Øgrim, and Anders Berg. Released November 25, 2017 the follow up of that first album live recording of the concert the trio played at BrÖtz in Gothenburg in October.
Quick Review – Very much in the same vein as ULLR Scandinavian Avant-Garde / Experimental music and as this is a live take from a concert you get a lovely 45 minute single track which features Tellef Øgrim on Fretless Guitar in the first half. If you liked ULLR this is a “must have”.
More info & listen here, or click on the pic.
“Circle”, “Silencia”, “Blue Spice Deep Sand” – Gunnar Backman
Three releases from Gunnar, click on the pictures to listen and find full details of tracks etc.
Harbinger – Eric Jackson
Eric Jackson is from New York USA and this ambient track (21min) is well worth a listen.
Click on the picture to hear and find more info.
Jon releases a solo album featuring Fretless Guitar.
Click on picture for review.
Fretless Guitars for sale
Black Bryce Fretless Guitar for sale on ebay £185 ebay.co.uk/itm/253373163430
Hutchins Fretless Guitar blue tele style on ebay £235 ebay.co.uk/itm/192431788176