WFMU : Freedom is Freeform!
jason on 02/14/2012 at 02:25PM
Israeli-born fingerstyle guitarist Yair Yona started out as a bassist, playing stints in several London bands including Human Beings. But when he discovered the music of Bert Jansch, Yair followed that musical path to the "Takoma school" and beyond. Yair Yona toured the US in 2011, including a performance at the Hopscotch Festival, and a WFMU session on Irene Trudel's show alongside fellow steel-stringer Glenn Jones:
World Behind Curtains, Yair Yona's new album, is out today on Strange Attractors Audio House. The label is also home to releases by Glenn Jones and his band Cul de Sac, and a great range of post-rock and acid-psych. Strange Attractors offer a great selection of promotional mp3s here on the FMA, including three selections from Glenn Jones.
Yair's former label, Anova Music, also shares a great selection on the FMA. Check out our Earth Day feature on Turkish-born free jazz saxpohonist Albert Beger, and keep an eye on Yair's new free jazz label, OutNow Recordings.
While his music harkens back to analog times, Yair Yona is very much in the digital realm. He did a great YouTube video series, "A Day in Tel Aviv," soundtracked by his 2010 album Remember and previously featured on this here blog. And speaking of blogs, Yair runs a great site covering his wide-ranging musical interests over at Small Town Romance.