Sun, May 19th

Debashish Bhattacharya


Doors 7PM
Show 8PM
Advance Price $20
Door Price $30

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Debashish Bhattacharya 


Debashish will be accompanied by virtuoso Indian tabla player Samir Chatterjee.

"Indian ragas took on a flirtatious shimmer in the hands of Debashish Bhattacharya, who infused them with strains of Flamenco and Hawaiian music and performed them on a new breed of Indian slide guitar of his own devising. The result was a heady mix of languid Polynesian sounds caffeinated by the rhythmic fireworks of the tabla of Subhasis Bhattacharya, Debashish’s brother." - NY Times

"This Calcutta-based slide guitarist is a perennial NPR Music favorite and Tiny Desk alumnus. He's meshed his youthful fascination with Hawaiian steel guitar and love of the blues with the architecture and vocabulary of Hindustani (North Indian) classical music. The result is intoxicating" - NPR


Debashish Bhattacharya brings universal appeal to his inventive fusion of classical Indian ragas and bluesy Western music.

Embracing Hawaiian slide guitar from his childhood in the 1960s, Debashish has pioneered a unique style of Hindustani slide guitar and has gained global recognition, mesmerising audiences and artists for over four decades with his unique blend of Indian ragas and western styles.

Twice Grammy nominated, a Songlines and BBC award winner, Debashish has collaborated with many world renowned musicians, including Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Jerry Douglas and Derek Trucks.

Debashish has also invented his own hollow neck slide-guitars (the 24-string chaturangui, the 14- string gandharvi and the anandi, a 4-string lap steel ukulele), which are unique to his compositions. Combining extreme virtuosity with graceful artistry, Debashish has won the heart of millions around the world.

Debashish has the rare ability to communicate to each one of his listeners through his instrument in every performance. He has introduced a new finger style as well as playing style combining thumb and index finger. This produces finest bole variety, fastest Taanas, and strongest Jhala, which were technically impossible on a slide guitar earlier. A dedicated Guru and pathfinder Debashish has written a syllabus on Indian Classical Guitar, the first of its kind, which includes technical terminologies and abbreviations.

Debashish's uncanny sense of musical understanding has established him as a recording artiste whose perfect musicality matches all categories of music, be it Indian, or any kind of classical, jazz, blues, folk or new music.