Cian Nugent: September 7, 2013 Hopscotch Music Festival, Fletcher Opera Theater (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 18, 2013

[Photo by Ross Grady]

Everyone ought to pause once or more at a festival full of big, bombastic noisy bands to revel in the simple beauty of a solo player who is expert at his instrument. Such was the case for those lucky enough to witness Cian Nugent‘s performance at the Fletcher Opera Theater during Hopscotch Music Festival, where the Irish guitarist wowed a pin-drop quiet crowd eagerly anticipating a rare U.S. show. Like virtually every solo acoustic guitar player, Nugent earns comparisons to masters like John Fahey, but the combination of the influence of his home country and the American heartland gives Nugent’s compositions a different flavor than the work of U.S. contemporaries like Danny Paul Grody or Daniel Bachman. Those craving some electric non-solo Nugent would be wise to check out the Desert Heat (Nugent, Steve Gunn, John Truscinski and Jason Meagher) set we posted here, as well as his outstanding upcoming release on Brooklyn label No Quarter, Born With the Caul, which you can pre-order now.

This set was recorded by North Carolina taper Larry Tucker with Peluso cardiod microphones, and the sound is quite good. Enjoy!

Stream “Grass Above My Head”

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Cian Nugent
Hopscotch Music Festival
Fletcher Opera Theater
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded by Larry Tucker
Produced by Cory Rayborn

Peluso CEMC6/CK4 (Cardiod)>Fostex FR2-LE>24bit/48kHz WAV>Cool Edit Pro>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 [intro]
02 Grass Above My Head
03 [banter]
04 Hire Purchase (Part I)
05 [banter]
06 Rathsallagh Rose
07 [banter]
08 Double Horse

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One Response to Cian Nugent: September 7, 2013 Hopscotch Music Festival, Fletcher Opera Theater (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

  1. John
    October 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks for posting this and for all the work at Hopscotch.
    I walked in late after catching up with some Raleigh friends and was only able to see about 1/2 of Double Horse.

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