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Marc Ribot

1954 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Acoustic guitar/electric guitar

Genres: Avant-garde, Latin, Rock

With an eclectic career spanning three decades, guitarist Marc Ribot's powerful guitar playing has been sought-after by some of the world's biggest pop/rock stars, including Tom Waits and Elvis Costello. Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954, Ribot learned to play guitar under Haiti's legendary Frantz Casseus. In 1978, the young musician moved to NYC and participated in the city's bubbling underground scene, playing in groups like The Realtones, and later The Lounge Lizards. Ribot's inventive style led him to play with a Who's Who of the music industry and to release a great number of acclaimed solo recordings. In 2008, Ribot was featured in Anaïs Prosaïc's documentary Marc Ribot: The Lost String. In 2009, he took part in Allen Toussaint's album and tour, Bright Mississippi, and went on to release new album Silent Movies the following year.



  • Marc Ribot - Caged Funk - 2011 Concert
  • Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos - 2011 Concert
  • Marc Ribot - Ceramic Dog - 2011 Concert
  • Allen Toussaint - Bright Mississippi - 2010 Concert

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