Paul Tabachneck, New West Guitar Group, Becky Mimiaga

Paul Tabachneck

Paul Tabachneck makes his return to Spike Hill after having been Rockethub's resident Takeoff Tuesday artist for October — currently based out of Harlem, Tabachneck has been keeping himself busy recording his successfully-crowdfunded new album, "Two People Made This Mess," with Brandon Wilde. He dropped a single, "Just As Long As You Want Me To," in November, and made a Banksy-themed lyric video for it, with which he proposed to his girlfriend Ana — did we say girlfriend? We meant fiancée. You can see the video, and others, at, and listen to tracks at, but we recommend that you come to Spike Hill and see him in the flesh on January 10 at 8 PM!

New West Guitar Group

Featuring Jeff Stein, John Storie and Perry Smith, New West has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble. Performing popular covers and original music, New West combines the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound. Based in Los Angeles and New York, NW tours extensively throughout the United States giving concerts and masterclasses.

Praised as “sharp and refined” by the Seattle Times, New West Guitar Group infuses its latest disc "Big City" with its signature blend of laid-back virtuosity and expert arrangements that “sometimes verge on the orchestral” (All Music Guide).

Firmly rooted in classic jazz, the trio’s versatility as both players and composers has given them a reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble repertoire. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has praised the group for its ability to shift seamlessly “from chamber-like elegance and fragile introspection to exhilarating swing and gritty blues.”

- “The group’s creativity in not being afraid to stretch boundaries is helping to forge a new area of music...” -Vintage Guitar

Becky Mimiaga

Born and raised in Marin County, California, Becky Mimiaga has been studying voice since age 11. She started writing and performing her own music at age 16, while fronting various rock, folk and blues bands.

For two years, she studied classical voice at Skidmore College before transferring to the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. There, she completed a Fine Arts degree in Vocal Performance studies. Currently, she writes and performs her own music with her band in various clubs, restaurants and bars in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Her original songs represent a unique blend of folk, blues and Americana. She composes for voice and piano and writes her own charts for accompaniment by cello, percussion and guitar.


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