Sir Richard Bishop / Tashi Dorji
Established as a cult icon decades ago as a founding-member of the Sun City Girls, Sir Richard Bishop took on his royal prefix and began touring widely as a solo artist in 2005. A master guitarist whose improvisations and compositions effortlessly reflect the shadow worlds of India, the Middle East, North Africa, and American folk, Bishop's penchant for crossing a range of styles yields a distinctive body of highly original work.
A Bhutanese guitarist now residing in Asheville, NC, Tashi Dorji makes meticulously crafted sounds that conjure spirits, wrestle demons and tame wild beast. As beautiful as they are cerebral, his acoustic works are reminiscent of Derek Bailey`s free improvisations, flamenco and Fahey`s Americana. After a handful of cassettes on various labels, this performance celebrates the release of Dorji's first proper album on Hermit Hut, a new label created by Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) and inspired by spreading word of Dorji's talents.
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