Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy returns to Boulder Theater for his annual “Acoustic Holiday” concert. His music must be seen to be believed, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos to confound even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers. Trace’s witty banter and stage presence delivers an unforgettable live concert experience.
Bundy’s unique career has brought him across the world, with sold-out concerts in 26 countries and counting—from high-tech performance halls in South Korea and Italy, to remote villages in Zimbabwe and Guatemala. He has independently sold over 99,000 albums on his record label, Honest Ninja Music. His video clips circulate virally at astonishing speed, with over 35,000,000 YouTube views to date.
Trace was named "Most Promising New Talent" of 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, as well as winning third place in the magazine's "Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" category the same year. Over the past couple of years, Trace has performed live on ESPN, TEDxBoulder, and shared the stage with Brandi Carlile, Olivia Newton-John, Neko Case, Judy Collins, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Phil Keaggy, David Wilcox, David Knopfler (Dire Straits), Bill Nershi (String Cheese), Chris Hillman (the Byrds), and Stanley Jordan, among others.
Jimmy Leslie at Guitar Player Magazine blogs “It was easy to see why Bundy plays bigger venues on each tour. In his hands, the acoustic guitar is an imagination station, and there was no telling where he is going take the audience at any given turn. Thrilling stuff.”
Dave Kirby from the Boulder Weekly says "Possessing a staggering acoustic technique, on both right and left sides, Bundy has made his reputation as a next generation solo guitarist of serious repute."
Audiocast Magazine from Austin, TX agrees: "Bundy's live show is without a doubt an event that needs to be witnessed rather than told about. With such a jaw-dropping performance, Bundy's live concert is a slap in the face that would leave a palm print on the memory of everyone in the audience."
Fusing folk, jazz and pop styles, two-time Grammy-winner Laurence Juber creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one acoustic guitar.
First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's band Wings, Laurence Juber has since established himself as a world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer and arranger.
Juber, known to his fans as LJ, has released 23 solo albums, which spotlight Juber’s unique touch and tone on solo acoustic guitar. The latest is Fingerboard Road, featuring thirteen tunes that encompass a spectrum from those that have a deep personal resonance, to others that are representative of particular styles or musical eras, mostly 1960s and ‘70s, the period when he ‘came of age’ as a musician.
His 'photo memoir' Guitar With Wings is published by Dalton Watson Fine Books in a numbered limited edition and as a standard hardback.
LJ Plays The Beatles, was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's all-time Top Ten albums.
Juber's solo arrangement of The Pink Panther Theme earned him a second Grammy.
His arrangement of Stand By Me was heard nationally in a Diamonds Are Forever commercial.
His DVD-Audio project Guitar Noir (AIX Records) won a CES Demmy award for best sound.
As a studio musician, he can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, Seal and Barry Manilow, plus he is featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of TV shows such as Home Improvement and movies including the academy award-winning Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting and Pocahontas.
Juber co-composed the soundtrack of the award-winning video game Diablo III and crafted the score to the NBC Dateline documentary Children Of The Harvest. His music is also featured in the Ken Burns’ documentary The Tenth Inning.
With his wife Hope Juber, he has composed the scores to the musical comedies Gilligan's Island: The Musical, A Very Brady Musical and It's The Housewives!