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Marc Ribot

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: May 21, 1954    

Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot (pronounced REE-bow) was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. As a teen, he played guitar in various garage bands while studying with his mentor, Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. In 1978, Ribot crossed the river to New York City, where he served as sideman for such musicians as jazz organist Jack McDuff and legendary soul shouter Wilson Pickett. Ribot began his five-year stint as a member of the Lounge Lizards (John Lurie's innovative and influential Downtown jazz ensemble) in 1984. At the time Marc's playing, which blended elements of classic Blues guitar with the ironic No Wave/Knitting Factory aesthetic, caught the ear of a number of artists who were also interested in amalgamating and disrupting disparate musical traditions. Ribot performed on some of these singer/songwriter's finest records, including Elvis Costello's SPIKE, MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE, and KOJAK VARIETY; Marianne Faithful's BLAZING AWAY; and Tom Waits' RAIN DOGS, BIG TIME, FRANK'S WILD YEARS, MULE VARIATIONS, and REAL GONE....
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  • Live At The Village Vanguard

    Pi Recordings
    2014
  • Marc Ribot Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard

    Pi Recordings
    2014
  • Your Turn

    Northern Spy Records
    2013
  • Silent Movies

    Pi Recordings
    2011
  • Marc Ribot: Silent Movies


    2011
  • Silent Movies

    Tzadik
    2010
  • La Corde Perdue / The Lost String

    Tzadik
    2009
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