Friday December 6 8pm, donation appreciated.
Ralph White - solo guitar, banjo, fiddle, voice [Austin TX]
Colby Nathan – solo guitar, voice [Kennebunk MA]
Miss Olivia Kennett – solo various sound sources [Northampton MA]
mwchins – solo guitar, electronics [Northampton MA]
(it means playing hookey from school in Welsh)
Lou Bunk – solo Styrofoam-o-phone [Boston]
Gelineau Wright Duo: [Holyoke, Lowell]
Jen Gelineau – violin
Walter Wright – electronics
Ralph White, one of our foremost instrumentalists and a true hidden American treasure, has taken the back roads in his inspired pursuit of the ancient roots of music. The “folk/noise/avant-whatever genius” (Joe Gross, Austin Statesman) has made many strange travels as an itinerant musician and laborer. Thus his intimate, nuanced musical language has slowly revealed itself, along a path that meanders from the apple orchards of British Columbia to the villages of Zimbabwe and Namibia, from the lonesome moors of Ireland to Australia, Brittany, Peru, Louisiana and beyond. There is also the influence of White’s hometown of Austin, Texas, a rich musical crossroads in and of itself.
In addition to his solo work, White has recorded or performed with a diverse group of folk and avant-garde musicians: Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Jandek, Jack Rose, Eugene Chadbourne, Michelle Shocked, Sun City Girls’ Sir Richard Bishop, Powell St. John and Michael Hurley. He plays fiddle in traditional Cajun dance band The Gulf Coast Playboys, and, with folk singer Amy Annelle, performs in the roots country & folk duo Precious Blood.
White Nathan Tour info here.