Seasoned guitarist Mike Baggetta takes on a classic
Patsy Cline paved the way for women with unique, powerful voices. She was best known for her role in the new frontier of country music as a singer with an emotional tone. Another artist paving the way is guitarist Mike Baggetta. He has been described as compelling, searing, atmospheric, and melodic, to name a few.
This Thursday, he is coming to Barking Legs Theater with his band in order to perform an intriguing and complex show dedicated to retelling the melodies of the great Patsy Cline. They will be taking songs from her extensive and impressive catalogue and reworking them through the lens of 21st Century modern music.
Baggetta is known for his bold yet mysterious choices with the guitar and his ability to improvise beautiful riffs on stage. Being able to redesign the complexities of someone as talented as Cline is no easy feat, but Baggetta is willing to prove his expertise. He has been described someone who takes an “unsafe approach” to modern jazz and an undertaking such as this one will prove it to be true.
One critic said of Baggetta, “There are plenty of guitarists with chops but few whose fingers can write and paint pictures this musically.” To see a picture of Cline painted with effortless skill and passion, come to Barking Legs this Thursday.
Mike Baggetta Quartet
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave.