TASHI DORJI (Asheville, Bathetic/Footfalls)
MARISA ANDERSON (Portland, Mississippi/Footfalls)
IAN MCCOLM (VA, Found/Pidgen)
9PM Doors // 10PM Sounds | $8 Advance // $10 Day of Show | 18+
From Footfalls Records (new label from the members of Wooden Wand):
We first heard TASHI DORJI’s name via Ben Chasny’s effusive praise. We soon found out what Ben already knew: that Tashi is one of the most creative, singular, and exciting solo guitarists on the scene today. We were hoping to be first to release Tashi’s music on vinyl, but Bathetic, Blue Tapes, and Chasny’s own Hermit Hut imprint beat us to it. That’s when we hatched a plan to pair him with the equally great, equally singular guitarist Marisa Anderson for a split LP.
MARISA ANDERSON is a tremendous inspiration to us at Footfalls Records. Her playing, like Marisa herself, exemplifies the honesty, strength, and innovation we admire in players from John Lee Hooker to Jessie Mae Hemphill to Neil Young. Building on established American musical idioms (folk, country, blues) without ever relying on tired cliches, Marisa’s immediately recognizable style instantly captivated us, and we’ve been devoted fans ever since.
IAN G. MCCOLM is a multi-instrumentalist and composer residing in Alexandria, Virginia. A drummer since the age of 8, he was admitted to Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies under the tutelage of master drummer Billy Hart. McColm has performed nationally and internationally in a variety of ensembles including the drone/ambient duo, Nagual, and under his solo moniker, I.G.M. McColm’s music has been featured by WFMU, Adhoc.fm, Dusted Magazine, and Mike Watt’s “The Watt from Pedro Show.” Much of this music can be heard on releases from Ergot Records, Marmara Records, Holy Cheever Church Recordings, Pidgin Records, and Feeding Tube Records.