Born: December 15, 1975 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew Reissiger is a composer/performer on the electric and nylon-string guitar as well as the charango, a small Bolivian stringed instrument purportedly from the highest city in the world. For a decade, he has helped to bring the charango, a traditional Andean instrument, into the world of jazz, chamber music, African and Balkan styles. His colorful music has been heard in between news stories on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and featured on NPR's live performance radio show Mountain Stage. He is a co-founder of the experimental world music ensemble Dromedary, described as a guitar-lover’s delight by The All Music Guide and hailed for its “sheer effortless audacity” by “All About Jazz.” He has appeared on critically acclaimed recordings by Puerto Rican Nueva Trova hero Roy Brown, Americana artist Jonathan Byrd, and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger.
Andrew is also an award winning radio producer and filmmaker. His documentary film El Charango (co-produced with photojournalist Jim Virga and Tula Goenka) debuted at the 2005 Silverdocs/Discovery Channel Film Festival in Washington D.C. He is contributing editor to the online guitar community Fretbase.com.
Dromedary Quartet - Sticks and Stones
Tracks: Sticks and Stones; L'Kana; Archach; Gypsy Train; Song for Sylvia; Jolly Gobbler; Fadolito; Jumechi; Cassiopeia's Dance, Ravayah; Qolquechakamanta; La Fiesta
Personnel: Andrew Reissiger: charango, guitar; Rob McMaken: cumbus, mandolin, dulcimer, guitar; Louis Romanos: percussion; Chris Enghauser: bass
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