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Shane Parish is a guitarist and composer residing in Asheville, North Carolina. He has worked with many musical projects in a variety of styles over the past two decades. He formed the celebrated avant-rock band Ahleuchatistas in 2002, specializing in intricate progressive rock architecture, block-form improvisation, heart wrenching texture, worldbeat, and shredding. He is a creative interpreter of folk music, jazz, and other repertoire from across the globe and throughout history, and frequently performs as an acoustic soloist. His 2016 collection of folk interpretations Undertaker Please Drive Slow (Tzadik Records) was described by composer John Zorn as "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." He is also a free improvisor, recording and performing with other free improvisors from far and wide. Much of his time is spent honing his craft and composing in his studio. Sometimes he goes on tour to perform concerts and teach workshops. He is humbly devoted to universal music, his practice and listening habits expanding in all directions with curiosity and enthusiasm. Over the years, he has mentored many students, helping them to discover and cultivate their truest and freest creative selves.