2010 journal entry

2010 journal entry

I just stumbled across this journal entry of mine from December 2010. 
 "12/15/10 - It is going to be all about the steel string for solo performance. Percussive and sustaining. Will have to get a nice one. Soon! The studies I have yet to do, but identified a couple years ago remain clearly at the front of my mind. I should tackle these immediately in order to hone my concept and technique for the coming music. They are: John Cage's Prepared Piano Sonatas, a piece by Moondog, one of Capt. Beefheart's solo guitar pieces, and a Chinese Traditional music piece (perhaps “The Ambush”), and Konono. These should be transcribed and performed live! For a mental note to remain this clear for this long is a sure sign of the correctness of its suggestion."

Also, Here are my tour dates for this month!!

Also, Here are my tour dates for this month!!

Makaya McCraven & Shane Parish

Makaya McCraven & Shane Parish

In late 2015, International Anthem brought me to Chicago to play a duo with drummer Makaya McCraven.  We met for the first time at the The Whistler, and performed two sets.  

Today, you can enjoy some fruit from that session, thanks to The Whistler!

http://whistlerchicago.com/recordings/makaya-mccraven-shane-parish/

 

NYC CD release show at The Stone + a duo with Trevor Dunn

NYC CD release show at The Stone + a duo with Trevor Dunn

I recently made a quick trip up to NYC, and had the honor of playing a duo with bassist Trevor Dunn, one of my favorite musicians.  We shared a bill with three incredible guitarists, Ava Mendoza, Brandon Seabrook, and JR Bohannon, who played solo sets.  The next night I played my Tzadik Records CD release show at The Stone.  It was a full house and I played for nearly 90 minutes.  This was all documented by the prolific NYC avant-garde music documenter, Don Mount.   Here are the videos:

 

Big Ears Performances mentioned in the Wall Street Journal

Big Ears Performances mentioned in the Wall Street Journal

I had an amazing experience performing at Big Ears Festival 2017 in Knoxville in March, and I saw so many incredible concerts.  Here are a few words about my sets that appeared in the WSJ's stellar review of the whole festival.

"On Thursday, guitarist Shane Parish performed frenetic electric jazz with drummer Ryan Oslance in their duo Ahleuchatistas, then re-emerged the next day with an engaging set of acoustic blues."  Here is a link to the full article: WSJ