TONIGHT: Daniel Bachman, Nathan Bowles, Davis Salisbury at Tea Bazaar, 9pm

November 22nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · By

in a mere twelve hours, an evening of alt-guitar and/or psych-whatever. see what Appalachia produces to get to the other side of convention. or what john fahey left in the shenandoah that what the drone string on a banjo is for?

daniel bachman (formerly known as Sacred Harp) is a young fredericksburg-ian, his primitive style hewing close to fahey’s. a fantastic instrumentalist on the Tompkins Square label, he thrums and resonates the harmonies out of the acoustic guitar. here’s him on npr:

i wrote about nathan bowles a few days ago when he was playing at magnolia haus with scott verrastro (of Kohoutek). bowles plays in both Pelt and Black Twig Pickers (the former more experimental, the latter more roots traditional)..anyone know which his solo show favors?

Dais Queues (<– soundcloud link) is c-ville’s own davis salisbury, in other times one-half of experimental outfit Grand Banks. also not clear how davis’s solo stuff has been trending–i mentioned solo fred frith before–but undoubtedly it will be engaging as his material usually is.

h/t to owen for making sure this great show was written up.

Show starts at 9pm at Tea Bazaar, $7

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 james // Nov 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Daniel Bachman now lives in Chapel Hill!

    Nathan’s solo stuff is going to be more traditional tonight; original Banjo compositions in Appalachian style.

    Only Davis knows what Davis is going to play… and perhaps not even him.

  • 2 davis // Nov 22, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I can confirm that I do not know what I will play, it is almost always %100 improvised (with some rare insertions of “themes” or something).

    Nathan will assuredly play some traditional-leaning original tunes, and perhaps some actual traditionals (he covered “John Henry” at the last show), but depending on the night I think he takes it a little farther out, just depends. I really hope he plays what I have termed his “country-kraut” piece he has been working on, which is a really repetitive hypnotic one that manages to sound like Neu! played on a banjo to me.

  • 3 davis // Nov 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Wanna say that I am really enjoying the expanded coverage here (not just because I am in it ….) The interviews in particular are really great.

  • 4 james // Nov 22, 2013 at 11:34 am

    yeah, that jam is great. I guess what I meant by “traditional” is that Nathan will be playing banjo songs, with notes and chords and everything, rather than scraping cymbals and bowing gongs.