January 30, 2009

The YMT GUITAR TRIO — a collaboration between guitarists Jeff Young (ex-MEGADETH),Scott Morris and Steven Thachuk — has scheduled the following dates:

Jul. 31 - Bath Guitar Festival - Bath, UK
Sep. 05 - Dominguez Hills Guitar Festival - Los Angeles, Ca

Each member of the YMT GUITAR TRIO brings years of diverse musical experience to the group. Playing a program as varied as their individual backgrounds, with music from RADIOHEAD to BACH, their debut concert tour take them to festivals throughout Europe and the United States and begins this summer.

Jeff Young was the lead guitarist for MEGADETH from 1986 to1988, performing on and touring for the multi-platinum album "So Far, So Good... So What!" He toured with, recorded and produced Badi Assad from 1996 to 2000. Their recording "Chameleon" topped the Jazziz readers' poll for "Best Brazilian Album."

Scott Morris gave his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 1998 and has appeared as a soloist throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has recorded for Eroica Classical and Centaur Records, working with longtime NEIL YOUNG producer Niko Bolas. He has also performed and recorded with artists as diverse as Steve Perry (ex-JOURNEY) and Martin Chalifour (Los Angeles Philharmonic Concertmaster).

Steven Thachuk is known as one of Canada's most outstanding and versatile guitarists consistently challenging the nature of the instrument's repertoire and boundaries. Playing both traditional classical guitar and a steel string instrument he has appeared in recital, as a chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra throughout North America, Great Britain and Europe.

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