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Monday, 07.05.2012, 20:20
oh what a night...
Sir Richard Bishop (USA)
His transcendental guitar travels from India to the Middle East on to the North of Africa. All the while bringing to attention Jimmy Page, Django Reinhardt, Ry Cooder, Sonny Sharrock and Ali Akbar Khan. Travelling with his sound, you could find yourself on a runaway train or be pursued by a swarm of killer bees, whatever, he'll have his heavenly ways with you.
Presenting a globe trotting artist of world music on our culture island that means the world to you, we hope, and us. It was here, and in 2007, when Sir Richard Bishop first dazzled with a furious show, opening for Bonnie Prince Billie. Remember, he played the sitar on the e-guitar, still hard to believe. But it is his trademark to bring sounds from wherever together and, in his incomparable manner, launch them into his own musical fireworks. Yes, flamenco can meet sinti-jazz, whenever he shows up. A great improvisor, composer and ambidextrous guitar player, christened by every holy and unholy water, he'll lead you all around his world. Electrified or acoustified, his transcendental guitar travels from India to the Middle East on to the North of Africa. All the while bringing to attention Jimmy Page, Django Reinhardt, Ry Cooder, Sonny Sharrock and Ali Akbar Khan. Travelling with his sound, you could find yourself on a runaway train or be pursued by a swarm of killer bees, whatever, he'll have his heavenly ways with you. Does this guy have six hands at his disposal? you'll ask incredulously and in perplexed wonderment. His multi-layered solo work features titles like "While My Guitar Violently Bleeds" (2005), "Fingering the Devil" (2006), "Polytheistic Fragments" (2007) and "The Freak of Araby"(2009). Now that these titles have sunk in you're surely ready for another one of his master creations, this one of the visual variety. Introducing a 30-minute film gloriously named "God Damn Religion" (2008). Have a look; you'll agree with everybody in the know: This SRB is one hell of an SOB, yes sir.
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