Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quintet


He’s brought his famous lilt to tunes by Stephen Foster, Bob Dylan and John Lennon, but there’s something truly enticing about Frisell burrowing into a program entitled “This Land: Woody Guthrie’s Better World.” Both icon and interpreter can be folksy or fierce, and that kind of pliability becomes magical when the guitarist has his imaginative quintet with him. From “Do Re Mi” to “Pastures of Plenty” they’ll follow the spirit where it leads, and don’t be shocked if it takes you an unexpected spot or two down the road from Guthrieville.

Fri., Sept. 19, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 20, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2014