Monday, October 6, 2008

Sir Richard Bishop instore Oct. 26th!

We're extremely pleased to announce that Sir Richard Bishop, of Sun City Girls fame, will be playing here at AQ later this month! Sunday, October 26th at 4pm. He'll be doing an acoustic guitar set, in advance of his show the next night at the Cafe du Nord (where he'll be playing electric). So mark your calendars, you don't want to miss this!

In our reviews of SRB's recent solo outings for the Locust, Latitudes and Drag City labels, we've said things like:
Killer alchemical guitar compositions
... Bishop's frame of reference varies wildly from flamenco to the early jazz stylings of Django Reinhardt ... Combines Indian mysticism with old-world European romantic beauty ... Very much in the spirit of the current American Primitive / neo Appalachia sound, exploring similar territory as Jack Rose, Stephen Basho-Jungans, Charlie Schmidt and of course John Fahey ... Moody and emotional, dark and dense, dreamy and lyrical ... Just Bishop and a steel string guitar unfurling dense tangles of intricate fingerpicking, as well as slow contemplative melodies, all rich with Spanish flavor ... Occasionally Bishop goes for an Eastern raga like vibe instead, and ends up sounding closer to UK guitarist James Blackshaw or Rose at his most drone-y ... So so lovely indeed!

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