Marisa Anderson and Sam Moss

Institute 193 and WRFL 88.1 FM Radio Free Lexington are pleased to present the fourth in an ongoing series of experimental music performances, curated and organized by Robert Beatty/Three Legged Race.


Portland based guitarist Marisa Anderson channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition. Her playing is fluid, emotional, and masterful, featuring compositions and improvisations that re-imagine the landscape of American music. Her deeply original work applies elements of minimalism, electronic music, drone and 20th century classical music to compositions based on blues, jazz, gospel and country music.

She has contributed to recordings by Beth Ditto and Sharon Van Etten,and her split LP with guitarist Tashi Dorji was named one of the top experimental records of 2015 by Pitchfork.


Sam Moss is a Boston based songwriter and string player. His work rambles through various offshoots of Americana, from original and interpreted folk songs, to pastoral and occasionally jagged instrumental guitar. In May 2016 he will release Fable, his ninth solo album. Moss has released two albums with the old-time group, The Howling Kettles, and compiled Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Marble House Project, and his work has been featured in NPR, Paste, and Daytrotter, among others.