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Concert: Eric Arn, J.R. Bohannon, Heart of the Ghost

Guitarist Eric Arn and his Primordial Undermind have mined the farthest regions of avant-rock, free improv, drone and psychedelia for over two decades. Arn began in the Crystalized Movements in the 1980s (the band that spawned Magic Hour and the Major Stars) and rode with the Undermind through residencies in California, Boston, and Austin before settling in Vienna, Austria in 2005. Eric performs with the Undermind as well as solo, as a member of Outer Vertex, and the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra. He released his first solo album, 'Points of Fissure', on Feathered Coyote Records in 2013. Feeding Tube records have released his second solo album 'Orphic Resonance' in January 2017.

"Wonderful… a wiggly workout recalling the slurred phrasing of late period John Fahey with gracefully ugly experimental gestures. Great stuff." - Byron Coley, The Wire

J.R. Bohannon is a 6/12 string fingerstyle guitarist from Louisville, Kentucky, now residing in Brooklyn. Rooted in the traditions of the American south, Bohannon has been honing his craft behind the scenes of his drone/ambient project, Ancient Ocean. No longer hiding behind pedals, his American Primitive style reaches out, with influences like Ry Cooder and Steve Cropper.

"J.R. Bohannon seems to illustrate the shapes and sights of American landscapes by bending some of its usual musical forms. His work for solo acoustic guitar tucks busy tufts of notes into small spaces, then lets them unfurl in beautifully riverine motion." - Grayson Haver Currin, Indy Week

Heart of the Ghost is an improvisational unit from the Baltimore/Washington area. Comprised of Jarrett Gilgore (Alto Saxophone), Luke Stewart (Double Bass) and Ian McColm (Drums), this group is the culmination of years of encircling orbits. Collectively encompassing a massive variety of interests and collaborators and themselves known players in the circles of improvised music, these three find common ground within their individual vocabularies: an aim to deconstruct and reshape canonized creative tropes into a new & stunning language.