Upset The Rhythm presents...
Thursday 5 June
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
8pm | £7 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/264981
DANIEL BACHMAN is a 6-string and lap guitar player from Fredericksburg, Virginia currently living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 2008 to present he’s been releasing material of almost exclusively an instrumental nature while touring everywhere from Istanbul to Los Angeles. He has been playing what he describes as “psychedelic appalachia” since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of ‘Luck In The Valley’. His newest effort is the full length LP ‘Jesus I'm a Sinner’, recorded at Forrest Marquisee's studio inside his father's woodshop in May of 2013 after spending 8 months on the road. The sound results in a combination of homesick worried blues and the ecstatic buzz of fresh experience and a new life in unknown territory. Familiar and known, but also seeking to access memories from lives past, dead and gone. 'Honeysuckle Reel' is a springtime tune, for that first day when the heat and humidity sets in and the smell of the honeysuckle bloom creeps in your open windows driving. 'Happy One Step' is a guitar/fiddle duet with Sally Morgan of the Black Twig Pickers/The Freight Hoppers. It's a brilliant album, evocative of the spell Bachman casts with his stunning live performances.
RYLEY WALKER has a powerful voice that spans ranges and eras, and an effortless approach to a fine melody on the guitar, setting the bar higher for the modern folk artist. The 24 year-old recently turned to his folk-rock sound, inspired by some of his heroes Bert Jansch, Tim Buckley, and Tim Hardin. After kicking around Chicago’s experimental free/noise music scene and touring extensively with an array of artists, he grew into his current laid-back and folk-driven approach to tunes, resulting in several cassettes, singles, and a highly acclaimed EP 'The West Wind'. His poised and accomplished debut LP 'All Kinds Of You' was just released on the seminal Tompkins Square label. With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways, before swirling into a gallop without bucking the rhythm.
WILLIAM REES is a composer and multi-instrumentalist currently based in London. Having spent six years studying Hindustani classical music in India, as well as being classically trained on the viola, Rees has a keen understanding of both Eastern and Western classical music. Rees’ music is an esoteric blend of his disparate influences, ranging from Indian and Persian classical music, to modern composition and free improvisation. He released a cassette of solo viola compositions on Night Ritual Recordings in 2013, entitled A Burial Shroud. He also released a CD of solo guitar, "Transcendental Night" on FSOM Records in 2012. This performance will feature 12-string and Weissenborn slide guitar.