The two guitarists have bridged the worlds of classical and blues guitar for well over 20 years now. They are a married couple, a professional partnership, and, in the end, two people who very much love to play their guitars. On Friday June 17, Liza Carbé and JP Durand will be augmented by their friends—longtime collaborator, drummer/vocalist Nicole Falzone and more recent pal, keyboard whiz and Bishop resident Ryan Finch—in their incarnation as a blues-rock band, with a few selections from their recent duo acoustic CD.
They are, along with Jim Stubblefield, co-founders of the acclaimed genre-bending instrumental "world guitar" group Incendio, with nine CDs and two DVDs available internationally. Their compositions outside of Incendio have been heard on an astounding variety of TV shows and movies, from the blockbuster comedy Bridesmaids, to "Law and Order," to "Burn Notice" and to so many more.
But for the duo, Carbé sets aside her bass as well as scoring to come back to her first love, the acoustic guitar. It is the instrument she most connected with as a child. In the little spare time outside of Incendio, Carbé and Durand have concentrated on a variety of classic tunes done in their two-guitar style. Their new disc, A Bridge Between, is recorded live in the studio, capturing the fiery spontaneity of their duo concerts.