Sunday 4 August 2019, 7.30pm
“Joshua better exemplifies the original free-folk impulse than any of his more celebrated contemporaries. And while he may not be doing four page fashion spreads in 'underground' style bibles, he remains *the* keeper of the flame.” – David Keenan Wire Magazine/Volcanic Tongue
“Joshua better exemplifies the original free-folk impulse than any of his more celebrated contemporaries. And while he may not be doing four page fashion spreads in 'underground' style bibles, he remains *the* keeper of the flame.”– David Keenan Wire Magazine/Volcanic Tongue
Burkett has been recording & playing live in the states for 20+ years. He has played in the following groups/collectives: Vermonster, Tower Recordings, Shrinnirs, Parrotprobe, Borb, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Wormdoom, & Tarp... & has played solo sets on bills with folks like: Charalambides, Michael Hurley, Jack Rose, Dredd Foole, Chris Thompson, Ed Askew, Michael Chapman, Cherry Blossoms, Steve Gunn, John Fahey, Corsano/Flaherty, Ghost, Daniel Higgs, Red Favourite, Sun Ciry Girls, Ralph White, Son Of Earth, Bobb Trimble, Big Blood, Six Organs Of Admittance, Valley Of Ashes, Fursaxa, Thurston Moore, Circle, George Stavis, Michael Yonkers, & more.
“Joshua Burkett is one of the rock’s of the New England rock underground. He got his start in the Bimbo Shrineheads at just 16 years old, playing bass and saxophone. Burkett later played sax and served as cover artist for Vermonster, Wayne Rogers and Kate Biggar’s outlet before Major Stars. Beginning in the mid 1990s, he released solo material on his own Feather One’s Nest label, including the masterpiece Gold Cosmos, which featured both Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and Pat Gubler of P.G. Six. Spirit of Orr Records recently reissued Owls Leaves Rustling, Burkett’s 1995 solo debut, along with testimonies from Thurston Moore, Chris Corsano and Wolf Eyes’ John Olson.” – Dusted Magazine
Ed Yazijian has never played solo shows in Europe before, but is known globally for his solo lp and cd releases and also for his long running but sparsely documented collaborations with Dredd Foole(They performed together at 'Le'Weeked' Festival). He has also been a collaborator/guest performer with groups such as Sun City Girls, Cul De Sac, and Come. In the mid-90s he was in the highly regarded rock band 'Kustomized' alongside Pete Prescott(Mission Of Burma) and Yucki Gipe(Bullet Lavolta). His solo recordings have been said to weave through personalized spaces using guitar, eastern percussion, and 'mainlined/cosmic/drone' violin.
"Violinist and steel guitarist Ed Yazijian aka Dr E'weerd Yijji has played the Lee Underwood to Dredd Foole's Tim Buckley for past few decades with barely a thought to the contours of his own musical soul. For anyone expecting 'simply' a series of solo violin and guitar readings, Six Ways To Avoid The Evil Eye(his first solo lp) will come as a real curveball, as the central orbit around which most of these tracks swing is mostly based in rhythmic/percussive ritual in a way that more immediately brings to mind the rain of stones that defines much of the Angus MacLise back catalog. There's a heavy, devotional air to much of the activity that speaks of personal trance as eloquently as the works of Alice Coltrane, albeit transposed to a much more punk primitive palette of hand-drums, bows and traditional acoustic drones." – David Keenan, The Wire
Jon Collin is a guitar player from Lancashire, UK, currently based in Sweden. On record he plays either improvised freeform abstract blues or through-composed minimalistic utilitarian drone music. His live shows are improvisations using a system of body, mind, breath, strings and electricity. His most recent LP releases are The Nature (Early Music; 2017) and the forthcoming Water and Rock Music Volume 1 (Feeding Tube; 2018).