Jeni Jol, Todd Marston & Tony Maiella
Jeni Jol ("New Path" in Macedonian) is the brainchild of Tev Stevig, who for the past year and a half has been exploring the potential of playing the fretless nylon string guitar in the clawhammer style. Clawhammer, or frailing, is typically associated with old time banjo, but Tev has been using this uniquely American playing style on the fretless guitar to arrive at new arrangements of his favorite tunes from the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey, as well as some original material.
Performing with Jeni Jol tonight are Tev Stevig (http://www.tevstevig.com) - fretless clawhammer style guitar, oud, resonator guitar, Brian O'Neill http://www.crashandboom.com - percussion, vibraphone and
Todd Marston - http://www.myspace.com/toddmarston