JWQ Showcase 2017

Sunday, October 2, 2016

USA: Rolf Sturm-Balance (2016)

Rolf Sturm | Balance


“He is one of the best solo acoustic and electric guitarists in the business, an in-demand sideman, comfortable playing in almost any style, and much admired by established artists of all genres.”
RICK DANDES-DAILY ITEM

"...unparalleled guitar-driven music...reaches further than probably anything
you've heard from six strings prior to now."
CADENCE MAGAZINE

“...music that is sublimely sensitive, while still maintaining an undercurrent of
mystery with an improvisational edge...A truly expressive guitarist...”
BILL MILKOWSKI (writer Downbeat & Jazziz)

“...guitarist Rolf Sturm...pushed around the harmony and made everything gel. In
doing so, he works toward the greater good and creates his voice.”
MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

“Where no guitar has gone before... Rolf Sturm”
THE BERGEN RECORD

“"...a distinct and compelling acoustic voice... Shawangunk is the pure expression of his nylon-strung artistry... Rolf has a sturdy melodic sense, imbued with a sense of inevitability...Rolf is also a master of scrumptious chord motion."
TONY TRISCHKA (Banjo Legend)


Rolf Sturm’s guitar playing has earned the praise of Joe Pass, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, and Bill Frisell. Rolf has performed and/or recorded with Tony Trischka, Loudon Wainwright, Dave Douglas, Billy Martin, David Johansen, Eddy Arnold, Bob Mintzer, Maggie Roche, Jorma Kaukonen, and members of the Grateful Dead. He also co-leads the NYC trio Tricycle and is a member of the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble.

Rolf has toured North America and Europe, performing at the World EXPO 2000 in Hannover, Germany. He has performed at Lincoln Center and Town Hall in NYC, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and at dozens of festivals including the JVC Jazz Festival, the Boston Folk Festival, the Syracuse Jazz Festival, Ripplefest, Music On The Mountain Festival, and the Toronto Jazz Festival. He has performed on soundtracks for both film and television and has had his music featured on NPR’s “All Songs Considered”. "Balance" is Rolf's third solo acoustic guitar recording on the Water Street Music label (www.waterstreetmusic.org).