2017Conrado Isasa w/ Few More Days
JulyDoors 8:00, Show 9:00 - $8
Strongly inspired by the American Primitive guitarists – John Fahey, Glenn Jones and Jack Rose – Isasa plays acoustic guitar and weissenborn in an organic, serene and meditative style. His music is a relaxed and unhurried experience for the listener. It projects a spiritual and twilight beauty.
Isasa has shared bills with performers including Glenn
Jones, Geoff Farina, Steve Gunn, Will Johnson
(Centromatic), Sir Richard Bishop, Micah Blue Smaldone, Marisa Anderson, Norberto Lobo, White Magic and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.
While Parish has been releasing recordings and performing in the avant-garde for the past 15 years, working with such labels as Tzadik and Cuneiform Records, touring with his avant-rock band Ahleuchatistas and collaborating with improvisors such as Tatsuya Nakatani, Frank Rosaly, Jacob Wick, and Tashi Dorji, Libramento, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and in-demand session player, has been performing as a bassist or keyboardist or guitarist on network television programs and touring with the likes of Natalie Prass and Grace Potter, performing for President Obama, backing up Willie Nelson at Farm Aid, playing guitar in his Congolese rumba band Coconut Cake, and doing Nashville recording sessions.
Both living in Asheville, North Carolina, they have remained close friends over the course of their seemingly divergent musical paths, doing gigs together when possible, and sharing a deep kinship in their love for a wide range of eclectic music. This live recording was captured while Parish was in the process of preparing for his 2016 Tzadik Records solo acoustic album, “Undertaker Please Drive Slow”, a collection of fresh arrangements of folk and Appalachian music, so the repertoire comes from that selection, and the band name, “Few More Days”, is after the Dock Boggs tune, “I Hope I Live a Few More Days”.
The result is an organic electric conversation between two musicians who know each other deeply, and love creating in the moment. Its Sonny Sharrock meets Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Ornette meets Jean Ritchie, Jim Hall meets John Jacob Niles.