Eugene Chadbourne – 29.10.17

Eclectic and unconventional improvisor/guitarist/banjo player Eugene Chadbourne returns to Cafe OTO for an evening of unaccompanied music and song. Doc Chad draws on a range of forms - from free jazz, country and blue grass and all out noise. His idiosyncratic and uncompromising approach to music has made him a living legend.


Eugene Chadbourne / electric guitar, banjo



1. Set I - 50:05

2. Set II - 01:00:39


Recorded live at Cafe OTO on Sunday 29th October 2017 by Shaun Crook. Mixed and mastered by James Dunn. Photos by Dawid Laskowski, and artwork by Oli Barratt.  

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Eugene Chadbourne

Starting out playing rock and roll guitar, Chadbourne quickly grew bored with the form's conventions, going on to study the blues, country, bluegrass, free jazz, and noise before synthesizing those heterogeneous influences into a unique style of his own. 

“one of the underground community's most well-known and well-regarded eccentrics.” All Music Guide

Chadbourne fronted Shockabilly (1982–1985) with Mark Kramer (bass/organ) and David Licht (drums) and has worked with numerous artists including John Zorn, Fred Frith, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Carla Bley Band, Paul Lovens, Toshinori Kondo, Kommissar Hjuler und Frau, Camper Van Beethoven, Jello Biafra, Turbonegro, They Might Be Giants, Sun City Girls, Violent Femmes, Aki Takase, Walter Daniels, Kevin Blechdom, Biff Blumfumgagnge, Zu and Jimmy Carl Black.