Tallinn Guitar Festival / Jaanus Nõgisto & Tõnu Timm
XII Tallinn Guitar Festival at Tallinn Tv Tower on June 14th, 9 PM.
Jaanus Nõgisto & Tõnu Timm
Two rock guitar veterans – Jaanus Nõgisto and Tõnu Timm – have joined to create a fecund musical friendship. Each began his own rock/folk past from the ‘70s. They recently added a mandolin, the lap-steel and alternatively-tuned guitars, as well as a National Tricone to create some fresh breezes in the wide folk world. The two Estonian musicians have not let themselves be chained to any particular style, genre, or musical community. With both uplifting and melancholy lyrics and virtuosity on their instruments, the two explore all aspects of the soundscape, still remaining identifiable by their personal styles. The acoustic CD “Eesti Kuningriik” (the Estonian Kingdom) was released in late 2013 and was nominated as a Etno/Folk Album Of The Year. Nõgisto and Timm’s live concerts have charmed the public with their original compositions, as well as with bluesy covers of Steve Earle, Fred McDowell, and even Led Zeppelin. Nõgisto’s roots from the Estonian island of Hiiumaa inspired the addition of a few 100-year- old folk songs about sailors and the women who await them at home. CD had already airplay at many European radio stations, also at BBC3. It was couple of weeks in World Music Charts of Europe. Also it’s been positively reviewed in british biggest folk music magazine fRoots.