Old Familiar Chime Guitar Festival Announced
This is big news for anyone interested in experimental/primitive/Americana guitar: it was recently announced that the Turf Club will host the Old Familiar Chime Guitar Festival, which will showcase a number of gifted and unique artists from around the world. The festival was organized by Chris Berry who runs local record label Soft Abuse and will be co-presented by First Avenue. The show will take place on September 19th and will utilize both the upstairs and downstairs of the newly renovated Turf Club.
Glenn Jones (Boston, MA)
Glenn Jones is an American experimental guitarist known both for his work in the American Primitive style as well as instrumental rock band Cul De Sac.
Michael Chapman (UK)
Michael Chapman is a British songwriter/guitarist who has been active since the sixties. His influential early albums have been re-issued by impeccable curators Light in the Attic records.
Sir Richard Bishop (Seattle, WA / Thailand)
Sir Richard Bishop is an experimental artist in a number of genres, most notable for being a founding member of Sun City Girls as well as for helping to form and run the Sublime Frequencies Record label (another curator with excellent taste).
Read a review of the Sun City Girls Funeral Mariachi here.
Spider John Koerner (Minneapolis, MN)
Spider John is a local legend and founding member of Koerner, Ray and Glover. He was a big influence on Bob Dylan and remains a West Bank fixture.
Steve Gunn (Brooklyn, NY)
Steve Gunn is a Brooklyn based guitarist, formerly of Kurt Vile’s Violators.
Alexander Turnquist (Hudson, NY)
Alexander Turnquist is a young American guitarist and composer who creates beautifully atmospheric instrumental pieces of music.
Matthew De Gennaro (Webster Township, MI)
Matthew De Gennaro is a reclusive Michigan artist who creates sparse, pastoral tunes using a variety of instruments. De Gennaro has one album out (and soon to be another) on loccal label Soft Abuse Records (the founder of which, Chris Berry, also organized this event).
Read a review of De Gennaro’s record Chuang Tzu Motherfucker here.