Carmine Street Guitars
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Carmine Street Guitars

Sun Jan 19 2:00 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 15+
80 Mins
Sun Jan 19

Step inside the doors of Carmine Street Guitars and you step out of time; from the increasingly gentrified streets of NYC’s West Village, and into an oasis, where the bones of old New York still hum.

A quiet place devoted to artistry, craftsmanship, and music, Rick Kelly is the owner and master luthier. Crafting electric guitars using timber from demolished 19-century buildings, he toils (alongside talented apprentice Cindy Hulej) to preserve the history of the city through sound. From chunks of old speakeasies and orthodox cathedrals to the 1854 bones of New York’s oldest watering-hole, Kelly creates the tools by which musicians such as Lou Reed, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan have spoken to the world. One of a kind, and slowly exuding a gentle kind of magic, Carmine Street Guitars is assembled like a lo-fi folk fable, with a kind of step-alongside-reality energy that is inviting and accommodating, filled with rich storytelling and song.

It's like slowly slipping into a melodic, warm bath. It’s like the ultimate hang-out, if your friends just happen to include Wilco’s Nels Cline, Bob Dylan’s axeman Charlie Sexton, Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger, Jamie Hince from The Kills - or film director Jim Jarmusch.

“Ron Mann achieves something in Carmine Street Guitars that’s better than mere verité authenticity. It’s the sound of wood + electricity + something else: the kickass human heart.”
Sun Jan 19


Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450