Victor V. Gurbo & Co. live at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
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Victor V. Gurbo is a New York City based musician, artist, writer, and luthier. His songwriting is inspired by traditional folk music, as well as its revival. Active with his band since 2012, "Victor V. Gurbo & Co." resurrects archaic themes with a modern indie twist. As John Schaefer (host of NPR's Soundcheck) said about the band:
" I liked that it wasn't just a nostalgia trip. There was the sound of old New York there, but there was also the sound of modern New York. And it wasn't just because you were playing electric...There was kind of an edge; a snarling punk edge to this music -and a t the same time it was really evoking sounds we probably heard in New York City from the late 20s early 30s...you pulled that off and made it."
Drawing on his degree in English from the Macaulay Honors College, Victor's songs are characterized by their lyrical composition and strong narratives. In addition to singing, playing guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica, Victor builds his own electric guitars.
On June 2nd, 2022, Victor V. Gurbo and his band performed to a sold-out show at The Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.