The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose

Hello!

It’s an incredible honor to announce I’ll be playing The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose coming up April 13-15. The festival takes place in Takoma Park, MD (hometown of John Fahey) and brings together rare appearances of luminaries such as Peter Lang, Harry Taussig, and Peter Walker alongside younger players expanding on the rich lineage of American primitive guitar. In addition to live music, there will also be panel discussions, previously unseen live footage of artists like the late great Jack Rose, and the D.C. premier of documentary Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho. To learn more about the festival and it’s inspiration, check out this excellent feature.

I hope you can make it to this very special event!

Warmly,

DPG

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Festival schedule:

FRIDAY

6:30 PM Rob Noyes @ Rhizome
7:20 PM Matt Sowell @ Rhizome
7:30 PM Will Csorba @ Takoma Beverage Company
8:20 PM Max Ochs @ Takoma Beverage Company
8:30 PM (Pass Holders Only) Lloyd Thayer @ Allyworld
9:20 PM (Pass Holders Only) Charlie Schmidt @ Allyworld
9:30 PM Joseph Allred @ Busboys and Poets
10:20 PM David Shapiro @ Busboys and Poets
10:30 PM Alexander Turnquist @ Republic
11:20 PM Chuck Johnson @ Republic

SATURDAY
Events in the Community Center are for pass holders only:
11:30 AM Nick Schillace
12:30 PM Panel Discussion
3:00 PM Rare John Fahey, Jack Rose Footage
5:30 PM Sarah Louise
6:20 PM Willie Lane
7:10 PM Peter Walker
8:30 PM Glenn Jones
9:20 PM George Stavis
10:10 PM Marisa Anderson

The following Saturday performances are public:
1:00 PM Danny Paul Grody @ Carroll Café
1:50 PM Dylan Golden Aycock @ Carroll Café
3:40 PM Don Bikoff @ Takoma Park Gazebo
4:30 PM Mark Fosson @ Takoma Park Gazebo

SUNDAY
In the Community Center:
10:30 AM Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho
12:00 PM Discussion with the Director, Liam Barker.
2:00 PM Itasca (Kayla Cohen)
2:50 PM Daniel Bachman
3:40 PM Nathan Bowles
4:30 PM Is@s@
6:00 PM Rich Osborn
6:50 PM Harry Taussig
7:40 PM Peter Lang

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Robbie Basho Tribute concert, May 8th, 2013

I’ve been meaning to share this video from the Robbie Basho Tribute concert in Berkeley May 8, 2013.  Berkeley Arts presented a concert in tribute to the late guitarist and Berkeley resident Robbie Basho.  It was a great night of music and an honor to share it with the likes of Chuck Johnson MusicBill Orcutt,Andrew WeathersHenry Kaiser, among others. The event was also a benefit to raise funds to complete the first ever documentary film about Basho – Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho – currently in the works by London-based filmmaker Liam Barker. Can’t wait to see it when it’s done!  Thanks to Omid Zoufonoun for documenting the concert!  Hope you enjoy.

Robbie Basho Tribute & Documentary Film Benefit

I’m very honored to be a part of this benefit concert for the (long-overdue) documentary film in the works about the life and music of Robbie Basho.  Basho’s work has left an indelible mark on myself, countless other musicians, and music lovers throughout the world.  This should be a nice moment to celebrate his legacy as well as raise some funds & awareness for the film.

Hope you can be a part of this exciting event!

Much love,

DPG

Berkeley Arts presents 
A Robbie Basho Tribute Concert and Documentary Film Benefit

When: May 8, 2013 8PM
Where: Berkeley Arts, 2133 University Ave. Berkeley, CA
Cost: $10-20 Suggested donation

Details
Berkeley Arts presents a concert in tribute to the late guitarist and Berkeley resident Robbie Basho. The event is also a benefit to raise funds to complete the first ever documentary film about Basho – titled Voice Of The Eagle: The Enigma Of Robbie Basho – currently in the works by London-based filmmaker Liam Barker.

The lineup includes several Bay Area performers whose work has been inspired in some way by Robbie Basho’s music, including two guitarists who personally knew Basho: fingerstyle guitarist Rich Osborn and renown improvisor Henry Kaiser.

The concert will include short sets by:

Henry Kaiser
Rich Osborn
Bill Orcutt
Chuck Johnson
Danny Paul Grody
Aaron Sheppard
Andrew Weathers

We think this will be an historic event, and a fitting tribute to Basho’s legacy – in the same spirit as the John Fahey memorial concerts that took place at the Freight And Salvage in 2002.

About Robbie Basho
Robbie Basho (1940 – 1986) was a Berkeley-based composer, guitarist, and vocalist and one of the foremost proponents of steel string acoustic guitar as a solo concert instrument. Along with John Fahey and Leo Kottke, Basho was part of the triumvirate of pioneering guitarists on the Berkeley-based Takoma label in the 1960s. Basho went on to record for Windham Hill, and was an important influence on the label’s founder, guitarist William Ackerman. His innovative guitar compositions incorporated American folk, European, and Eastern influences, and he is credited for developing the improvisational “American raga” style.

About the Film
Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho is a journey into the heart of an artist’s lifelong struggle – designed to illuminate and satiate existing fans while serving as a perfect starting point for the uninitiated. Self-funded entirely to date by director Liam Barker, Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho features interviews with Basho’s former students, contemporaries and few close friends; interspersed with abstract employment of archive footage and photography of the natural phenomena and localities that informed Basho’s work. Basho claimed to paint America with music; the film will attempt to transfigure Robbie Basho with sound and images.

Principal photography began on Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho in October 2012, with the filmmakers shooting (and intermittently battling superstorms) in Vermont, Massachusetts, Maryland, Colorado and California. A Kickstarter campaign is set to launch in spring 2013 to enable the film’s continuing production and subsequent post-production costs.

Liam Barker – Writer, Director, Producer, Editor
Justinas Vabuolas – Director of Photography
http://www.robbiebashofilm.com/

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