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If/When Aug 10, 2021

Applied Creativity: Balancing Imagination, Technology and Technique

Show Contributors: Adrian Belew, Paul Thies


With a body of work that includes two dozen solo records and a resume of working with the who’s who of rock royalty, our guest’s place in the pantheon of popular music is as truly unique as the inventive sounds and songs he produces with his guitar. On this episode of If/When we had the pleasure of sitting down with the one and only Adrian Belew.

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Adrian Belew

Adrian Belew is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and guitar guru known for his inventive guitar sounds, complex time signatures, witty lyrics, wild sound and technical mastery. Belew has released 24 critically acclaimed solo records and was the frontman, singer, co-writer and guitarist for progressive rock powerhouse King Crimson for over 30 years. He also played alongside musicians such as David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Laurie Anderson and many, many more.