Benjy Wertheimer and Michael Mandrell
Notes from Celtistan (Wolf Club Music, 2007)
As the title of the CD suggests, this seductive CD, recorded in concert and live in the studio, brings together the music from the Celtic lands and Indian music. The two multi-instrumentalists, Benjy Wertheimer and Michael Mandrell, play evocative melodic instrumental pieces where guitar plays the leading role, accompanied by fiery tabla. One can find a wide variety of influences in the duo's music, ranging from the folk guitar of Leo Kottke to Oregon's new acoustic excursions and Zakir Hussain's world fusion.
Benjy Wertheimer is an award-...