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Bill Frisell set to play Seattle's Showbox at the Market / TheStranger.com interview

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Bill Frisell is set to play Showbox at the Market in Downtown Seattle this Sat Jan 31 at 9 pm. Frisell plays the guitar with near-telepathic finesse. His quiet, astute command of the instrument recalls Obi-Wan Kenobi. When Frisell waves his hand over the fret board and says, "These aren't the notes you're looking for," you absolutely forget you were looking for notes at all. What are notes? After more than 50 years of playing guitar, Frisell recently released his 35th album, Guitar in the Space Age!, featuring instrumental interpretations of songs from the '60s-like "Turn, Turn, Turn" and "Tired of Waiting for You"-that helped shape his musical consciousness. The Bainbridge Island resident spoke from the JFK International Airport in New York, shortly before boarding a flight for Colorado. READ THE FULL Stranger INTERVIEW