Welcome to the Marc Ribot Homepage
Thank you for visiting the home page of Marc Ribot (pronounced REE-bow). This site is updated regularly with the latest information about what Marc is up to and where you can see him perform.
NEWSWEEK 'Putting a Price on Radio Play'
Read the article NEWSWEEK published on 'Artists Pay for Radio Play' with Marc, Chris Ruen, John McCrea and Marilyn Carino.
Act NOW to support Artists' Pay For Radio Play
Come to a concert and rally for Artists' Pay for Radio Play on February 25th at Le Poisson Rouge.
Retrospective and Special Events for 2014
Best of 2013: Ceramic Dog's YOUR TURN
The band's sophomore album released in April 2013 landed on a few year end 'Best of' lists! Check them out at the links below...
Ceramic Dog reviewed on NPR's All Things Considered
'Marc Ribot has spent nearly three decades as a guitarist on the margins. Critic Robert Christgau explains why Ribot's new hard-rock album with Ceramic Dog ranks among his most daring pieces of music.'
Marc Ribot Trio on NY Times Critics' Best Concerts of 2012 list!
"MARC RIBOT TRIO Village Vanguard, June 26. No surprise that the guitarist Marc Ribot would genuflect to the free-jazz firebrand Albert Ayler during his debut at the Village Vanguard, with a trio featuring a former Ayler associate, the bassist Henry Grimes. The feverish clarity of the music, and its special resonance in that room, exerted a physical power." - Nate Chinen
Ceramic Dog - Live on WNYC's Soundcheck
Listen to the interview by John Schaefer and Ceramic Dog perform 3 songs from the new album, Your Turn online on
Spin.com: Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog Slam Free Culture on Art-Grinder 'Masters of the Internet'
In response to the Spin.com's post:
Roy Campbell Jr (September 29, 1952 – January 9, 2014)
We mourn the passing this week of Roy Campbell Jr, beautiful soul, great horn player, longtime champion of real NYC Jazz, and brother in the struggle for musicians’ rights.
US Premiere of BORDER MUSIC: David Hidalgo + Marc Ribot
Guitar meets guitar as Texas Performing Arts hosts the U.S. premiere of this rocking post-roots, pan-Latin, rave-up/descarga.
A note to our fans in Bogota:
"We deeply regret the cancellation of our concert this past Friday, following the government’s shut down of the University where we were supposed to play. But we don’t regret for a minute the action of the students that caused the shutdown. We offer the striking workers, teachers, students and farmers our solidarity and support. End the fake US drug war. Stop Monsanto. Viva la Huelga!" - Ceramic Dog
Three nights at Montreal Jazz Festival's Invitational Series!
Don't miss this special presentation when Marc brings 3 projects to this year's festival:
Belgian Public TV 'DE CANVASCONNECTIE' with Marc
Belgian Cultural TV dedicates an entire program on Marc (with Ceramic Dog) to be broadcast on Nov 11 and again on Nov 16!
Frantz Casseus Young Guitarists Program begins in Haiti
In memory of Frantz Casseus, who had been his professor of classical guitar, Marc Ribot wanted to create a program in Haiti for young guitarists, through the non-profit company, Haitiana Music, which supports the efforts of disclosure of the music of Frantz Casseus and, more generally, of preservation of musical heritage linked to the Haitian classical guitar, in Haiti and around the world.
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Marc Ribot Trio at the Village Vanguard!
We're pleased to announce Marc's first week long run as leader at the historic VILLAGE VANGUARD! Joining him will be HENRY GRIMES and CHAD TAYLOR.
London Press for Marc Ribot Trio
Marc along with Nels Cline on the cover of DownBeat!
The two will be featured in interview together in July's DownBeat Magazine, available on newstands June 14th.
New Ceramic Dog album 'Your Turn' out now!
Ceramic Dog's sophomore release is now available on CD/LP/Digital formats!
Marc is nominated for JJA Guitarist of the Year!
Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) has nominated Marc for 2011 Guitarist of the Year. The other nominees are Bill Frisell, Jim Hall, Mary Halvorson and Russell Malone. Congrats to all the nominees! The ceremony will take place on June 11 at City Winery NYC.
SILENT MOVIES on Best of 2010 Lists!!
A one-of-a-kind guitarist equally adept providing an atmospheric backdrop for Tom Waits as he is calling down the heavens with skronky free jazz, Ribot's lush collection of soundtrack work for films both real and imagined only gets richer with each listen. Solo guitar albums can sometimes sound spare or monochromatic, yet Ribot never operates in less than living color.
Marc arranges an evening of classic film score for the New School's NOIR Festival, April 2nd!
Sex! Trash! Violence! Marc Ribot, noted American guitarist and composer explores the border between classic noir film scores of the 40s thru 60s, and the 80s no-wave bands who worshipped them. Material will include re-arrangements of Henry Mancini (Touch of Evil), Andre Previn (Scene of the Crime), Roy Budd (Get Carter) on the one hand and the Lounge Lizards, Rootless Cosmopolitans, and new noir by the artist on the other.
With Shahzad Ismaily (bass), Doug Weiselman (reeds), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), John Mettam (perc/drums), Rob Burger (keys), Christina Courtin (viola), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Pico Alt (violin)
Majestic Silver Strings out on March 1st on New West Records!
The Majestic Silver Strings is Buddy Miller's reimagination of classic country songs with unrestrained guitars, atmosphere and attitude. Buddy and the 3 acclaimed guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot & Greg Leisz (together they are The Majestic Silver Strings) together push each song into a new cosmos warped by reverb. Guest vocalists include Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Lee Ann Womack, Chocolate Genius and Julie Miller. www.newwestrecords.com/
Marc Ribot January Residency at (le) Poisson Rouge!
Fresh off the success of his latest release, Silent Movies (Pi Recordings), Marc Ribot celebrates with a month long residency, January 2011 at (le) Poisson Rouge (NYC). Each night will start off with an intimate solo set with music from the album which has landed on several Best of 2010 lists including the LA Times and critical praise across the board. Ribot will then be joined on stage each night with a different band, showcasing a disparate range of projects from noise, punk, funk, soul and free jazz.
Marc on NPR's Fresh Air w/Terri Gross!
Check out Terri Gross' interview w/ Marc about his latest release, Silent Movies, and more. You can also stream if off the NPR or Fresh Air website by clicking here
Marc commissioned to interpret John Cage by Ludwigsburg Festival
About the project:
In rehearsing for a performance of John Cage's 'Sonata for Two Voices' (1933) at Issue Project Room last winter, guitarist Marco Cappelli and Marc Ribot made a strange discovery. The two guitarists overcame the gap between the rhythmic complexity of the piece and Mr. Ribot's somewhat limited sight reading skills by 'looping' measures: constantly repeating each difficult passage until it became easier. It was in this way they became aware of a strange fact about John Cage's music that would have probably surprised (and possibly dismayed) the composer himself: John Cage was one funky dude. The resulting project, "Caged Funk: John Cage looped, hi-jacked, detourned, and scratch mixed", is a further exploration of this little known aspect the late composer's work.
Marc is curator & musical director of this year's Century of Song Festival
Marc was asked to participate in this year's Century of Song Festival (apart of the Ruhr Triennale in Germany) serving as both curator and musical director celebrating the "song" form of the past century. In this 3-part series, he is joined by some of his long time favorite artists and collaborators:
Ribot On Film
You can hear Marc's compositon and playing in some recent films Marc performed on the score of "Walk The Line," the Johnny Cash biopic. Martin Scorcese's "The Departed" and "Everything Is Illuminated," the motion picture version of the best selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Additionally, Marc composed the score for the film "Drunkboat" featuring John Malkovich and John Goodman. Release date TBD.
Marc featured in Perfect Sound Forever
Raising Sand Wins 5 Grammy Awards
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album "Raising Sand" which prominently features Marc Ribot, won 5 Grammy awards including the highest honors of Album Of The Year for Raising Sand and Record Of The Year for "Please Read The Letter".
Ribot On Country Music TV
Yes, you read that correctly. Ribot recently appeared on Country Music Television (CMT Network). As a member of Robert Plant and Allison Krauss' band, Ribot performed in Nashville on CMT's Crossroads program. For more information, see here: http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/cmt_crossroads/127935/episode.jhtml
The Lost String Now Available For Purchase
We are now selling "The Lost String" in the Ribot store!