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Ancient Future Pacific Northwest Concert Tour

This is the first Ancient Future tour of the Pacific Northwest in a decade. Celebrating its 36th year, Ancient Future is the world’s first and longest running ensemble dedicated to world fusion music. They’ve sold over 150,000 albums and millions of samplers, and performed over 1,000 concerts. Ancient Future has become a large collective of master musicians from around the world with many smaller ensembles within it. Each program focuses on the traditions of the master musicians involved.

Strains of passionate flamenco and ethereal Indian raga emanate from this program featuring world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and renowned Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar. For a portion of the show, special guest and Seattle area fav Jason Everett (aka Mister E) will accompany them on seven-string fretless bass. The program will feature music from the ground breaking world music recordings of Ancient Future, including the first audio/video release in Ancient Future history, 2014’s Yearning for the Wind.

Recognized as one of the world’s 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists by, the leader of Ancient Future is a pioneer of the scalloped fretboard guitar (an instrument combining qualities of the South Indian vina and the steel string guitar). Montfort spent months in intensive study with vina master K.S. Subramanian in order to fully apply the South Indian gamaka (note-bending) techniques to the guitar.

Vishal Nagar is considered one of the most gifted tabla players of his generation. Born into a family of musicians, Vishal began training at an early age under the guidance of the late Ustad Latif Ahmed Khan and continued with Ustad Shamim Ahmed Khan of the same Delhi Gharana (school). Starting his performance career at the age of eight, he has performed around the globe including Asia, Europe, and the USA.

Jason Everett (aka Mister E) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer who plays a variety of stringed and percussive instruments including his custom Conklin seven-string fretless bass guitar. Jason attended Northern Arizona University on a full scholarship for music and started playing professional gigs at sixteen years old. He was originally inspired to explore world music after hearing Quiet Fire, the title track to Ancient Future’s third album.

Special guest Jason Everett (aka Mister E) attended Northern Arizona University on a full scholarship for music and started playing professional gigs at sixteen years old. Jason started his own world fusion group in 1990 called Tal Maya and has since played with many well-known artists including Vishal Nagar, Andre Feriante, John Wubbenhorst, Overton Berry, Tarana, and Facing East.

Tix: $15 adv/$18 door. Advance tix at
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 8 PM
Vashon Theatre
17723 Vashon Highway SW