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Daniel Bachman ~~~ Ignatz

Daniel Bachman is a 6 string and lap steel guitar player from Virginia currently living in North Carolina.

George Herriman created Ignatz in 1910. It was a vicious mouse in the comic Krazy Kat. Ignatz' favourite occupation was throwing bricks at Krazy Kats head, who thought it was a love declaration from the mouse. The Belgian artist Bram Devens uses Ignatz as his alter-ego for his own pile of bricks. Acoustic songs wrapped with effects and driven by improvisation and spontaneousness.

Thursday, May 7 2015
9pm (doors at 8:30pm)
$10


Carolina Greats Pt. 2

Saturday, May 9 2015
8pm (doors at 7:30pm)
$10


Marshall Chapman

Marshall Chapman is an American singer-songwriter-author who was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. To date she has released thirteen critically acclaimed albums. Her latest, Blaze of Glory, was hailed a masterpiece. (Click here for NPR interview.)

Chapman's songs have been recorded by everyone from Emmylou Harris and Joe Cocker to Irma Thomas and Jimmy Buffett. (Click here for complete list.)

In 2010, Chapman landed her first movie role, playing Gwyneth Paltrow's road manager in Country Strong. During filming, her musical Good Ol' Girls (adapted from the fiction of Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle, featuring songs by Matraca Berg and Marshall) opened off-Broadway. That fall, Chapman simultaneously released a book (They Came to Nashville) and CD (Big Lonesome). They Came to Nashville was nominated for the 2011 SIBA Book Award for nonfiction, and the Philadelphia Inquirer named Big Lonesome "Best Country/Roots Album of 2010."

Of her three rockin' albums for Epic, the Al Kooper-produced Jaded Virgin was voted Record of the Year (1978) by Stereo Review. Her album, It's About Time' (Island, 1995), recorded live at the Tennessee State Prison for Women, drew rave reviews from Time, USA Today and the Village Voice.

Chapman's first book, Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller (St. Martin's Press) was a SIBA bestseller, 2004 SIBA Book Award finalist, and one of three finalists for the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. The book is now in its third printing.

Most recently, Chapman has landed two more film roles. In Mississippi Grind, which opened to rave reviews at this year's Sundance Festival, she plays the blues-singing mother of a drifter-gambler played by Ryan Reynolds. In Lovesong, she plays the mother of the groom (Ryan Eggold) with Rosanna Arquette playing mother of the bride. Look for 2016 release for Lovesong.

Marshall is a contributing editor to Garden & Gun and Nashville Arts Magazine. She's also written for The Oxford American, Southern Living, W, Performing Songwriter, and The Bob Edwards Show (Sirius/XM). "But music," she says, "is my first and last love."


Quark Lepton ~~~ Kelley Douglas ~~~
Sean Thomson

Quark Lepton- Psychedelic Folk
Kelley Douglas- Rootsy Soul Folk
Sean Thomson- Ragtimey Americana

Friday, May 15 2015
8:30 (doors at 8:00)
$6


Dave Rempis / Larry Ochs / Darren Johnson

This free-improvising trio came together in the fall of 2011, when Dave Rempis journeyed to the West Coast to discover some things about his compatriots on the Bay Area improving scene. Trumpeter Darren Johnston, a frequent visitor to Chicago, where the two had collaborated in several different settings in the years prior, suggested this trio lineup for a performance at Oakland's Uptown Nightclub. Although Rempis hadn't worked with Larry Ochs before, the latter's renowned experience in the all-horn lineup of The ROVA Saxophone Quartet made the idea especially appealing. From the first few notes, that initial meeting flowed comfortably, yet in totally unexpected ways, with all three making logical structural decisions that gave their improvisations the feel of through-composed pieces. Eager to continue developing this language that the three later came to dub 'invisible architecture', Rempis made a follow-up trip to the Bay Area in the spring of 2012 for two more concerts and a studio recording session. Spectral, the first document of their work, was the result of that visit, and shows an improvising trio playing out an audible game of chess. Not satisfied with simply existing in the moment, these three combine sensibilities to look many moves ahead, setting each other up time and again to capitalize on structural possibilities that give rare and meaningful form to an otherwise very spontaneous music.

Saturday, May 16 2015
9pm (doors at 8:30pm)
$10