Jason Carter preview

Guitar harp wizard ready for gig at The Fridge

The first thing you need to know about Jason Carter is he plays an 18-string guitar harp – and still only uses five fingers. But it barely matters: even when playing straight with just the regular six strings, he can do things that would make any normal guitarist weep, creating layered plucking/tapping/droning pitter-patters of acoustic wizardry.

These surely-supernatural talents have seen Carter tour to more than 80 countries and release 15 albums over a 30-year career. He’s a humble man as well, known for exchanging pleasantries (and rambling anecdotes) with the audience. He’ll be joined here by The Fridge founder Shelly Frost on harp.

Dhs50. 8pm, Monday February 20. The Fridge, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

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