Monday May 30 * 7pm * MASKS, VAX REQUIRED
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Guitar and banjo wizard Eugene Chadbourne returns to Rhizome for the first time since his February 2018 performance with The Sunwatchers. Along with fellow North Carolinian Dave Menestres (bassist and founder of the Polyorchard Ensemble), Chadbourne will present his frenetic guitar and banjo stylings alongside his customary humorous vocals and witty lyricism.
On his compulsive own, Eugene Chadbourne has spewed forth a ceaseless stream of records and cassettes that easily represent the oddest version of country and folk music ever. While the notable left-winger's guitar playing is looser than clams, it harbors wildly unique energy. He also plays banjo, electric rake, and balloon. The North Carolinian is the master of several different voices, some of them deceptively sincere. Harsh, funny, irritating and packed with ideas, Chadbourne often suggests a politically correct Frank Zappa. Since his first recordings in 1976 on the Parachute label, Chadbourne has played and recorded with many of the greats from the free jazz scene (including Frank Lowe, John Zorn, Paul Lovens) as well as musicians from the indie rock and alternative music scenes (Sun City Girls, Camper Van Beethoven, Evan Johns). His prolific career includes over 200 releases on vinyl, CD, or cassettes wrapped in socks and there’s no sign this workaholic will be stopping anytime soon. https://eugenechadbourne.com/
David Menestres is a bassist, composer, and writer currently living in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. David is the founder/leader of the Polyorchard ensemble and is the host/producer of Tone Science, a weekly two-hour radio show on taintradio.org since 2010. https://davidmenestres.com/
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