Shaun Hopper & Chris Barbosa with Sam Williams

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Saturday 05/22/21 @ 8:00 pm

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New World Brewery Tampa, Florida, United States
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With a tip of the stylistic cap to old masters (Chet Atkins), journeymen (Tommy Emmanuel), and modern mavericks (Kaki King) alike, Shaun Hopper‘s scintilating acoustic fingerstyle performances are infused with an aggressive percussive element, yielding a unique sound with an unmatched visual performance.

A dynamic instrumentalist and composer from the Tampa Bay region, Chris Barbosa has a command of styles ranging from classical to jazz and bluegrass to hip-hop. Growing up, he was heavily influenced by latin/salsa artist such as Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon, and Jerry Rivera however classical music has always held sway over his heart. Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini all captivated him but it was the compositions of J.S. Bach that grabbed ahold of his soul at a very young age. He has played as First Chair Violist with Tampa Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall as well as with other orchestral ensembles such as Terroir String Quartet, featured on WUSF 89.7 FM. He has studied at USF and FSU while collaborating on numerous projects with many phenomenal musicians such as Gumbi Ortiz, Phil Traynor, and Christie Lenée. One such collaboration with fusion musician Roy “Jazz” Grant hit the charts in Europe in 2018. Chris Barbosa is a true musical virtuoso, playing every genre imaginable with passion and precision in equal measure.

Down By Law/Black Valley Moon guitarist Sam Williams plays all-instrumental guitar tunes from an extensive catalog of surf, spy-fi, lounge, and spaghetti Western-inspired originals along some familiar classics filtered through unique interpretations. If you’re hip to the neo-noir stylings of Johnny A and the late, great James Wilsey, this is a show for you!

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