GABRIEL NAÏM AMOR with THE LUNATRAKTORS
May 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
GABRIEL NAÏM AMOR (Tucson, USA)
Naïm Amor has been living and playing music in Tucson since 1997, after a move from his native Paris. He has constantly shifted in and out countless musical scenarios over the past twenty years, from solo act to leading small combos to leading big bands; from playing jazz to French pop to southwestern themed originals to rock n’ roll and his signature ‘Soundtracks’ recordings. In addition to his long running on and off again Amor Belhom Duo, he’s been on the edge of the Calexico orbit since their early days, has played with Howe Gelb and Friends of Dean Martinez. His latest album, ‘Moments Before’, recorded by legendary producer Jim Waters, includes collaborations with John Convertino (Calexico), Thoger Lund (Giant Sand), Tommy Larkins (Jonathan Richman) and Nick Coventry (Hot Club of Tucson).
Margate’s ‘broken folk’ duo strip folk back to its bare bones of rhythm and voice. Weaving in influences from flamenco, hiphop and jazz, Lunatraktors rework 19th century street ballads into a “spellbinding” contemporary form.