The Creative Music Guild (CMG) welcomes Brooklyn’s experimental guitarist, Ava Mendoza to town for a two-day residency. 

Mendoza knows and creates evolving languages of the guitar. Her compositions are journeys though her dextrous, expressive mindheart. Her work as leader of the band Unnatural Ways provides a nutritious meal of sonic textures.

She’s toured throughout several continents and recorded or performed with Carla Bozulich, Fred Frith, Mick Barr, Nels Cline, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, the Violent Femmes and many others.

CMG is presenting Mendoza Tuesday, December 10 at the No Fun! Bar, 1709 SE Hawthorne Blvd, (9:30 pm $10-20 sliding) in a trio with Andrew Jones and Grant Pierce and the next night in a solo show December 11 at Turn! Turn! Turn!, 8 NE Killingsworth St. in an 8 pm show.

CMG’s educational outreach has partnered with the Bodecker Foundation to offer a Mendoza guitar and composition workshop too, Wednesday, December 11, 4 pm at 2360 NW Quimby St. 

It’s an exhilarating adventure to hear her guitar music. Listen in at and visit