Tuesday 4 July 2017, 7.30pm
“It’s hard not to slip into ridiculous hyperbole when it comes to 75 Dollar Bill. Best band in New York City? Best band in the USA? Best band in the universe? Whatever conclusion you come to personally, you’re gonna love the instrumental duo of guitarist Che Chen and percussionist Rick Brown.” – Aquarium Drunkard
“75 Dollar Bill performances are rich in the ways a moiré pattern is rich. Pit small differences in phrasing and meter against each other, wait, and waves of detail follow. You are not likely to hear a traditional solo in a 75 Dollar Bill song, no matter how many musicians are in the room. The band does its research beforehand, sets up the active ingredients, and lets them interact for as long as it takes to bring up the heat. It is a sound that conjures the old in the specific sense of music that is suitable for various kinds of social activity: dancing, mourning, commemorating, or simply beginning again.” – Sasha Frere-Jones in The Village Voice
Sue Garner has been playing with different groups and solo since the late 70’s. Two solo records To Run More Smoothly and Shadyside, and a duo LP with Rick Brown, Still, were released on Thrill Jockey. Earlier groups Run On and The Shams had multiple releases on Matador. She has worked on various of these and other projects with Doug McCombs, James McNew, JD Foster, Pat Gubler, Cheryl Kingan, Jim Pugliese, Doug Wieselman, Fred Frith, Georgia Hubley, Karen Waltuch, and many other wonderful musicians. Sue has recently been playing in a trio with Ted Reichman and Talice Lee, and has done a couple tours and local gigs with 75 Dollar Bill playing bass and percussion. She also sings and plays in an improvising quartet with Daniel Carter, Che Chen, and Amirtha Kidambi.