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Master guitarist, composer, writer, and educator Anson Wright spent his formative twenties in New York City. A graduate of Princeton, Anson left post-graduate studies at Columbia to pursue his creative visions far from cloistered academia. Living in the East Village and frequenting performances by Charles Mingus at the Five Spot, Anson composed and performed music for finger-style guitar as well as immersing himself in the vibrant literary and alternative education scenes. In addition to pursuing his musical career, Anson completed his novel, Jericho, drove taxi, taught guitar and creative writing, ran a trucking company, and built cabinets

Only Love

Label: Saphu Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Rahway Blues; Maddie In New York; Solstice; Chelsea; Inner Motion; Merci Mon Frère; Warrior One; All Shall Rise To Thee; Only Love.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Anson Wright: Only Love

Read "Only Love" reviewed by Geannine Reid

The young Anson Wright began his thirst for knowledge at Princeton and left post-graduate studies at Columbia to quench a different thirst, his musical creativity. Living in New York City's East Village, Wright was able to absorb performances by Charles Mingus at the Five Spot, which ignited his passion for improvisation. Wright is a gifted fingerstyle ...

Ukiah's Lullaby

Label: Saphu Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Ukiah's Lullaby; The Healer; Orion; Resurrection; Hope; Sometimes There Are No Words; Martin's Day; Kitten's Eyes; April Fools; Gifts.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Anson Wright & Tim Gilson: Ukiah's Lullaby

Read "Ukiah's Lullaby" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The two men, guitarist, Anson Wright and bassist, Tim Gilson enjoy a special relationship. Most duos are close-knit units. In a few very special instances, the two musicians thrive on something uncannily telepathetic. For instance, they will complete each other's phrases without missing a beat or a phrase. Whether they enter behind or on the beat ...


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