William Eaton, Arizona Governor’s Arts Award winner will provide an intimate performance of his uniquely crafted guitars – harp guitar, synth guitar, lyre guitar, and more in a special presentation at Pueblo Grande Museum on Sunday, May 28. Eaton, a multi-Grammy Award nominee, is internationally known for his one-of-a-kind stringed instruments, which he designs and builds. Eaton, who has crafted guitars for over 45 years, also operates the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix.

Eaton was one of the first artists to collaborate with Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai with their first recording for Canyon Records, Carry the Gift, released in 1988. Since then, Eaton and Nakai (they were joined by percussionist Will Clipman in 1994) have released an additional six albums of which four received Grammy nominations. Eaton’s work with Nakai has been an important influence in the development of Native American music in demonstrating how a blending of cultures can lead to new artistic expressions for both cultures.
 
Voices Across the Canyon is an accompanying concert to the Pueblo Grande Museum exhibition One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records. This exhibition, which is included with regular Museum admission, features over 35 photographs of Canyon Records artists including William Eaton.
 

4619 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Admission
$10 - $12