Blues Alley
Blues Alley


Anthony Pirog

Website    Video

Washington, D.C.'s jazz and experimental music scenes wouldn't be quite where they are today without Anthony Pirog. The guitarist, composer and loops magician is a quiet but ubiquitous force on stages around his hometown. With fearsome chops and a keen ear for odd beauty, Pirog has helped expand the possibilities of jazz, rock and experimentalism in a town long known for its straight-ahead tradition.

Anthony's roots as a guitarist are in the work of D.C. guitar heroes Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan, and their virtuosic technique that blended all styles of popular music.

He has taken and built upon those roots, working in straight and experimental jazz, improvisation and electronics/looping, and he somehow takes these styles, all of which he has mastered and makes them all work together and also makes them all his own.

"...the D.C.-based guitarist creates swirling sonic textures while also unleashing distortion-laced fussilades...incorporating personal six-string and electronic touches of his own on this provacative debut."  – DownBeat

Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007