ASC plays an 11PM set following our brothers in reverb Band of Others. A rocking good time!
ASC plays the Randolph Beer Bluegrass Happy Hour, 9/26 5PM-8PM. 3 sets, 4 musicians, tons of fun. Join us!
ASC welcomes home co-founder/guitarist Shu Nakamura with an acoustic quartet show at 9PM
ASC honcho Gary Keenan plays a Conspiracy of One solo show at the St. Nicholas Miracle Garden in Harlem, Saturday 7/18 at 3PM. All ages, audience welcome to play along/make noise.
ASC opens this wonderful outdoor concert series with an acoustic trio show. Bring the kids!!!
Sounds Like: Steve Earle, Giant Sand, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Guy Clark, Tom Waits
Bio: American String Conspiracy was formed in 2003 by award-winning poet Gary Keenan and guitarist Shu Nakamura as a means to explore American song traditions and to create original songs drawing inspiration from blues, country, folk, jazz, pop, rock and roll, gospel and whatever else sounds good on s...See Full Bio
“The members of American String Conspiracy can play. Ernie Vega's mandolin charms, and Suzanne Davenport's bowed string instruments -- violin and cello -- contribute solidly to the arrangements. Her fiddle soars like a eagle over and above the vocals, creating an interesting mix. The various guitars, slide guitars and dobros all push the songs along, and when Ernie Vega doubles on harmonica, he plays the happiest harp you've heard in a long time. Gary Keenan's lead voice suits this material. He growls as much as sings with a tone that is dark and smoky. His isn't a great pop voice but, of course, if Justin Timberlake is your idea of a great singer, then you've got no business listening to the American String Conspiracy anyway. Keenan might not a great voice, but he has a great voice for this band...This is a band that is going to be important when they finish working out their influences and allow themselves to emerge completely.”