Joseph Mortela/ Ambage Road Band / Press

“Joseph Mortela at East Village Coffee Lounge Raw, unplugged, innovative and a one-man force to be reckoned with, Joseph Mortela sits alone with his six string at East Village tonight. He does the acoustic artist bit better than most, but what sets him apart are his inventive creations like “Strung Along,” a ghostly hymn worth experiencing and his extremely versatile playing. He’s like a flamenco guitarist with a bard’s voice and a poet’s sensibility. [MF] ”