Our friend Tim Brookes, author of Guitar: An American Life, poses the question on every guitar fan’s mind. Who was, or is, the greatest guitarist of all time? Or can that question really be answered in a meaningful and thoughtful way? Inquiring minds want to know…



On Sunday, September 8th, the New York Times published an article by Allan Kozinn about our upcoming all-Bach marathon concert taking place in January. You can read the full story here, and tickets are available here.


Over the years we’ve had the privilege of working with some terrific designers, including Jason Munn, Milton Glaser and Alex Coulter. Here are a few of our favorite posters. If you’d like to learn more about their work, please visit their websites:




NYGF 2008

Our 2008 poster, by Jason Munn

nygf glaser

Our 2006 poster by Milton Glaser

NYGF ufo

Our 2004 poster by Alex Coulter

NYGF mta

Our 2004 poster by Alex Coulter

nygf absolute

A poster concept Alex Coulter did for us, in anticipation of a sponsor that never quite paned out.

In September we wrapped ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival, our biennial “sister festival” previously known as Wall to Wall Guitar Festival, held at the University of Illinois’ acclaimed Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The three-day event included more than 30 world-class artists, including Bill Frisell, The National, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet, Alex De Grassi, Ani Di Franco, Junior Brown, and more, plus the world premiere of “The Long Count,” a multi-disciplinary piece featuring visual artist Matthew Ritchie and members of The National and the Pixies (which had its New York debut this past week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music).

Check out ellnoraguitarfestival.com.

2010 festival posterBig thanks to graphic artist Jason Munn for designing our tenth anniversary festival poster. Check out his website to see more of his excellent work.