The California Guitar Trio knows no boundaries in the universe of guitar. Since 1991 the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure.
Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya, and Paul Richards, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. In addition to dazzling musicianship and interplay, the California Guitar Trio’s shows are full of captivating stories and humor that enable concertgoers to feel like they’re part of the music, not just spectators. In fact, the group’s goal is to transcend their instruments, so listeners focus on the music first, and the players’ considerable technical prowess a distant second.