At Passim, Ryan Alvanos* will observe the 100th birthday of his beloved Gibson K-2 mandocello with a solo performance.
Accompanying himself exclusively on centurion instruments, Rhymin’ Ryan’s vast book of forthcoming songs will welcome his long-dead Sitka spruce to its next hundred years of music.
*Ryan Alvanos is a multi instrumentalist, a Renaissance storyteller, and a Formalist poet. His Famous Last Words* (forthcoming 2019) uses music by the mouthful to make mortality more lively and strange. His first book of lyrics-turned-poems is forthcoming from Pen & Anvil Press 2019.