GRolf’s guitar playing has earned the praise of Joe Pass, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, and Bill Frisell. He appears on over 60 CDs. He has performed with or played on recordings that feature: Tony Trischka, Loudon Wainwright, Anthony Braxton, David Johansen, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Glen Velez, Maggie Roche, Jorma Kaukonen, Roswell Rudd, Dave Douglas, Ike Willis, Eddy Arnold, Pablo Aslan, Catherine Russell, Giora Feidman, and members of the Grateful Dead. He is a member of “Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult” and he co- leads the NYC trio “Tricycle”. Rolf is also a member of the “Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble” and the “Walter Thompson Orchestra”.
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“ FOUR STARS... 10 solo acoustic performances that
resonate with verve. Sturm’s style encompasses elements of
classical, American roots music and flamenco, and he mixes
them so seamlessly and constantly that they become their
own anagram... each piece is suffused with tremendous
energy and movement.” - DownBeat February, 2011 by
Sturm is a prodigious talent and is an unparalleled virtuoso of
the nylon stringed guitar. Balance is highly recommended
and should be required listening for all fans of contemporary
music. - Minor 7th Webzine Jan/Feb 2011 by James Scott
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Sete, Eddie Duran, and Gene Bertoncini has the classic guitar
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