Adrian Belew


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Saturday 2:00 PM at the Square Room
Adrian Belew + Short Wave Society

Adrian will be introducing new solo work during the festival.



Adrian Belew is well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map – he first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he joined Frank Zappa’s band in 1977, touring the USA and Europe. Adrian’s signature tones and influences are all over Zappa’s movie “Baby Snakes” as well as his biggest-selling album “Sheik Yerbouti”. His musical use of effects and whammy bar remains unique, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on scores of guitarists.
From the late 70s to today, Adrian has toured and collaborated with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, Paul Simon, and Nine Inch Nails, with whom he has appeared on three CDs, including the new, runaway-hit “Ghosts I-IV”. Since the early 80s, Adrian has released over 20 albums, both solo and with The Bears, and for the same 27+ years he has been the lyricist, voice and co-guitarist (with Robert Fripp) of progressive rock legends KING CRIMSON. In between touring, writing, recording and receiving a plethora of guitar magazine awards, Adrian has always found time for producing other artists and releasing his own songs and sonic experiments.

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