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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.
Benefit for the Frantz Casseus Young Guitarist Program - Issue Project Room, June 16th
On June 16th at Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY) this benefit concert for the guitar program set up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for low income youth and honoring Marc's late mentor, guitar teacher and the the Father of Haitian classical guitar, Frantz Casseus, will feature Marc Ribot, Alberto Mesirca, Marc Mathelier, Melanie Charles, Barbara Simon, Trio Blastphemy (Curtis Hasselbring, Ben Holmes, Marcus Rojas) and DJ Greg Caz.
New Release - Marc Ribot Trio 'Live at the Village Vanguard' OUT NOW!
On May 13, Marc along with his trio featuring bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Chad Taylor, will release a live recording on Pi Recordings from their 2012 residency at the venerable Village Vanguard. Not only was it Ribot’s debut as a leader at the iconic venue, the occasion also marked the first appearance by Grimes at the Vanguard since 1966. In a wide-ranging set, the trio plays the music of Ayler, covers tracks from the John Coltrane's album “Sun Ship,” and a standard or two.
Deerhoof / Ceramic Dog split 7" for Record Store day
For this year's Record Store Day (April 19th), Deerhoof and Ceramic Dog are releasing a special split 7" on Northern Spy Records featuring tracks; "Who Sleeps, Only Dreams," and "Hide With Me." The first single is led by Deerhoof with Ribot as guest on guitar; and the latter an unreleased track by Ceramic Dog.
New edition of works by the late Haitian classical guitarist, FRANTZ CASSEUS
A new edition of guitar compositions by Marc's late guitar teacher, mentor and father of Haitian classical guitar, FRANTZ CASSEUS, collected and edited by Ribot and Alberto Mesirca has just been published and now available
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.'
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:
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 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
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 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.
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.
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 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 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)
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.
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