Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Sat, March 25, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Stage on Herr

Harrisburg, PA

$20.00

Magic Dick & Shun Ng
Magic Dick & Shun Ng
“Our goal with this album was to reach new musical
heights that we both had never reached before. We
wanted to take the guitar-harmonica duo to another
level.”
- Magic Dick & Shun Ng
Magic Dick, the legendary harmonica player of The J.
Geils Band partners up with award-winning guitar and
vocal sensation, Shun Ng for their debut release, "About
Time". The music is soulful, rockin' yet intimate and
intricate, performed by arguably two of the top musicians
at their respective instruments. Since 1969, Magic Dick
has toured the world playing and blowing away clubs
and stadiums with the J. Geils Band. He explains the
duo formation:
"From the moment I first heard Shun Ng's CD "Funky
Thumb Stuff" I knew that a manifest musical collaboration
was about to happen. Shun’s sound simply made me feel
very alive and induced in me a synchronous alignment of
musical DNA as if it was his intention as well as mine all
along! I helped it along by asking his manager to
introduce us at his office. A long and enlightening
conversation happened on that day of our first meeting
and now we are a duo and I couldn't be more delighted."
Shun Ng was born in Chicago, raised in Singapore, and
is now based out of Boston. He is an award-winning
guitarist and vocalist who has performed all around the
globe, quickly establishing himself as a world-class
guitarist and one of the most dynamic performers out
now. He has caught the attention of the top players in
the music world including Quincy Jones w​ ho said:
"When you see Shun Ng, you won't believe your
eyes nor your ears - he belies all stereotypes, all
premonitions. I was simply blown away by both his
soul and his science - his creativity and his
uniqueness is astounding.”
As an acoustic duo, each song and arrangement
showcases the breadth and depth of the two instruments
and the wide-ranging, adventurous spirits of these two
artists and the results are astonishing. Recorded with no
overdubbing or layering of the instruments, this album is
a collection of technically daring interpretations of old
classics and virtuosic originals.
“We met in 2013 and began exploring the classical pairing
of the two best instruments in the world (yes we said it!),
the guitar and the harmonica. Drawing from a myriad of
influences from James Brown and Debussy to Little
Walter and Miles Davis. We set out to do something
different and fresh, building upon the great duos that
came before us. This project has been exhilarating yet
challenging, and we are proud to be sharing our new
music with you.
It’s ‘About Time’”
- Magic Dick & Shun Ng
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Venue Information:
Stage on Herr
268 Herr Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17102
http://www.harrisburgarts.com