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Acoustic Scientist Music

Host Recommendations: 3
Member since: 2011-05-03
Home: Hamden, CT, US
Frequently Tours: Yes.
# of Members: 1 or 2
Sound Equipment: Available if needed
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar
Other Instruments: Mandolin and Vocals
Genre: New Acoustic, Newgrass, Classical, Jazz-adjacent, Singer-Songwriter,
Style: Upbeat Cerebral
Content: Mainstream Complex
Rating: G - PG

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"An eclectic assortment of slipstream compositions touching on newgrass, classical, and jazz. It's a lot of fun." - THE VILLAGE VOICE

"The playing and musical interaction are virtuosic throughout, and the performances fun, exciting and surprisingly accessible." - GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

"Original and intriguing music." - SING OUT

Recommendations from hosts

October, 2014 - "A stupendous, mind-blowing show by these two extraordinarily accomplished musicians. They play so many genres, so well... for me the most exciting was the expansive, brilliant riffing in the songs which Shawn calls "modern primitive acoustic scient...


Prester John is “an arresting and innovative duo… Their concerts are powerful and unforgettable, with virtuosic technique on guitar and mandolin… Thoroughly enjoyed by all who came.” -- Billy F., house concert host.

What is Prester John? A virtuoso guitar and mandolin duo with a high-octane blend of newgrass, Django, hints of jazz, glints of classical, all whipped up with wicked innovation. Formed in 2008 by genre-bending guitar master Shawn Persing...


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