There are a couple of guitarists in the third generation of post-Leo Kottke and John Fahey pickers who have risen to the top. Kaki King is one. Andy McKee is the other.
On his latest album, Filaments, Robert Rich’s tribal grooves, space synthesizers, glissando lap steel guitar and flutes create an exotic sonic world. It draws from the breadth of global and electronic music, creating a sound that is as sensual as it is cerebral.