A long time resident of the Appalachian town of Asheville, North Carolina, Shane Parish is the mastermind behind the cutting edge rock band Ahleuchatistas. Here he steps out with a remarkable and soulful acoustic solo project that digs deep into Appalachian roots. Taking classic old timey folk songs, Shane has abstracted them in utterly fascinating ways evoking the haunting and brooding world of the American South. At times reminiscent of John Fahey and Robbie Basho, at times of John Cage and Morton Feldman, Shane uses these beautiful songs as launching pads for his creative flights of fancy, at times boiling them down to their very essence. A spiritual project that will keep you riveted from first note to last.
"Shane Parish is one of the most interesting new guitar voices to come out of the country blues tradition of Mississippi John Hurt, Lightin Hopkins… this recording finds Parish standing at the cross-roads between playing the country blues and… deconstructing? Devolving? Destroying?…them. Some of the miniatures are stunning, haunted by an Anton Webern-like economy. — Marc Ribot
Shane Parish will be performing as a solo-artist & with his band Ahleuchatistas at next year's esteemed Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN. Shane will unleash his solo material to the crowds + portions of his soon-to-be-released album, Undertaker Please Drive Slow. As part of the duo Ahleuchatistas, Shane and Ryan Oslance never fail to deliver. Expect a performance of pure imagination, improvisation and sheer power from the band.
Shane Parish plays Friday, March 24. Ahleuchatistas plays Thursday, March 23. Time + location TBA. More details available here, and daily tickets on sale Friday, January 13 at 10AM EST!