MARK FOSSON is a singer-songwriter and American Primitive guitarist who grew up in Kentucky. In the late 1970s he sent some song demos to John Fahey's West Coast-based Takoma Records, and Fahey, impressed with what he heard, offered Fosson a recording deal. Though Takoma Records folded soon after, the Fahey material finally saw the light of day as "The Lost Takoma Sessions" from Drag City Records in 2006. In 2012 Tompkins Square released "Digging In The Dust", a collection of early home recordings which led to Fosson's signing to Takoma. In May 2015 he released "kY", a collection of instrumentals inspired by his time growing up in Kentucky and in July 2017 his newest album, "Solo Guitar" was released on Drag City Records .
DON ZIENTARA - Best known as the producer for most of the bands on Washington D.C.'s legendary Dischord Records, Don Zientara is also a musician -- once a member of Under Heaven, in the early eighties -- who released his first solo album, Sixteen Ssongs, on long time collaborator and friend Ian MacKaye's Northern Liberties label in 2003. Don's studio, dubbed Inner Ear, became a Mecca of sorts for the D.C. underground scene, with Zientara working with bands such as the Teen Idles, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Q and Not U, Dag Nasty, Slant 6, , Joe Lally, Bad Brains, southwestern punk outfit 7 Seconds, and many more.
After finally finding a sound for his own work that was satisfactory, Zientara released Sixteen Ssongs on Northern Liberties. A follow up album, Clocks and Watches, was released on that same label in 2007. Two more solo albums followed these: I Was Waiting, and Eyes In the Back of My Head.
ANTHONY PIROG is making his mark on the guitar playing universe, one sonically enthralling, diversely influenced project after another. Anthony has played with musicians across a wide spectrum of styles and genres. He has performed with renowned avant jazzers such as Henry Kaiser, Elliot Sharp, Michael Formanek, Ches Smith, Mary Halvorson, William Hooker, William Parker, Eyvind Kang, Skuli Sverrisson, Allison Miller, Jon Irabagon, Doug Weiselman, Susan Alcorn, Dave Ballou, Andrew Bishop, Balázs Pándi, Gino Robair, Tatsuya Nakatani, James Brandon Lewis, Jessika Kenney and played in myriad jazz, electronic and improvisational groups up and down the East Coast.