Please join us for the first concert of the 2023 Community Concerts at First season! Blues guitarist Paul Asbell will share his fresh takes on blues and jazz standards, old-timey country tunes, and original pieces from the “american roots” tradition. In his 50 year professional career, Paul Asbell has played and recorded with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, David Bromberg, Mary McCaslin, Bobby McFerrin, and many others. Paul has taught guitar for over 50 years.. He presently teaches at Middlebury College and the University of Vermont.
“I’ve actually been a fan of Paul’s guitar playing for quite a few years- I think he’s one of the best-kept secrets in American music today!”
David Bromberg , acoustic guitar legend“
"Veteran guitarist Paul Asbell fingerpicks his way through a stylistically diverse collection of tunes plucked from the great American musical canon and arranged and played with finesse, imagination, and humor.” - Acoustic Guitar magazine
Concert proceeds will support Essex CHIPS and First Congregational Church of Essex Junction.