Mike Baggetta-Mike Watt-Stephen Hodges Trio
Mike Baggetta – guitar
Mike Watt – bass
Stephen Hodges – drums
Please join us for a performance by a truly one-of-a-kind trio led by guitarist Mike Baggetta and featuring drummer Stephen Hodges and punk legend Mike Watt.
New York guitarist Mike Baggetta has it all, from swinging modern bop chops that flow like John Abercrombie to whammy bar pedal steel licks influenced by his first guitar hero, David Torn. In this raucous new trio he’s joined by drummer Stephen Hodges (Tom Waits, Mavis Staples, David Lynch) and Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, whose wide-ranging career also spans work with Iggy Pop and the Stooges and fIREHOSE. The music they create together is utterly unclassifiable; calling it post-genre-improv-jazz-rock may come close, but still doesn’t even begin to touch on the wild electric textures Baggetta’s guitar alone brings to the table.
“NY Guitar poet Mike Baggetta’s new recording with his potent trio veers daringly and compellingly from patient, elegiac freedom to searing, oozing sludge rock without the slightest hesitation or apology. One cannot resist its myriad charms. Cool!”
“Mike Baggetta makes stealthy, mysterious music…he’s trying to do something personal with collective improvisation without ever getting in the way of beauty.”
—Ben Ratliff, The New York Times