Armenian guitarist/vocalist Gor Mkhitarian got his initial guitar at age 15, although he didn’t take it seriously until he transformed 21. Delivered in 1973 in the town of Vanazor, Mkhitarian was raised listening to just as much Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel as he do regional heroes like Rouben Hakhverdian and Harout Bezjian, producing a audio that’s steeped in sixties and seventies American poprock and roll, but laced with Eastern Western european folk melodies. He kicked around that idea in a number of bands within the middle-90’s, including use Lavi Eli, Treat, and Force main. But experiencing the somber beauty of traditional Armenian music, he made a decision to make his debut solo record a folk record, 2001’s award-winning Yeraz. The easy mix of two acoustic guitars, percussion, along with a banjo, in addition to insightful and significant lyrics gained him a pursuing between the world’s burgeoning Armenian neighborhoods. In 2004 he released Godfather Tom, another earning assortment of fiery folk-rock that added a complete band powered by Mkhitarian’s elaborate guitar function and warm vocals.