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Concert: Andrew Weathers, Elkhorn, Jon Camp Ensemble

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Thursday October 25th, 8pm $10

Andrew Weathers is a composer and improviser originally from Chapel Hill, NC currently based in Littlefield, TX where he is engaged in a long-term project to renovate a storefront downtown. His music engages with notions of place, tradition, repetition, and spirit, taking cues from folk, experimental, and punk lineages. He studied composition at UNC-Greensboro and electronic music at Mills College in Oakland, CA. His work is focused on world-building, using art as a vehicle to create the world we want from what we have.

Weathers primarily performs and records solo and heads up the utopic chamber-folk group Andrew Weathers Ensemble. He also works regularly with Tethers, Real Life Rock & Roll Band, Satin Spar, and Common Eider, King Eider, among others. Over the past decade of intense activity, Weathers has collaborated or studied with numerous figures of experimental music including Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell, Tatsuya Nakatani, Eugene Chadbourne and many others.

In addition to maintaining a busy performance and recording schedule, Weathers helps run Full Spectrum Records, a boutique label founded in 2008 focusing on limited editions of interesting work from the underground. He is also a producer at Other Minds Records in San Francisco, working to release new and archival works by luminaries of New Music. Weathers additionally works as a freelance mixing and mastering engineer out of his West Texas studio, Ordinary Dude Recording Services and is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.

Elkhorn is a guitar duo featuring Jesse Sheppard on twelve-string acoustic and Drew Gardner on electric. Their music interweaves the extended folk tradition with psychedelic improvisation. Elkhorn’s sound is rooted in the earthy, traditional fingerpicking of Sheppard with Gardner’s restrained, passionate cascades of improvised melodic phrases flowing through. They move freely between several different traditions: from American Primitive to Psychedelic Rock, from Hindustani to Mauritanian, from Krautrock to Jazz; pulling from players as diverse as Robbie Basho, Sonny Sharrock, Ben Chasny, Buddy Guy, and David Gilmour. Elkhorn combines the past and future in a rich multilayered music that shifts fluidly from pre-rock to post-rock, from the 1860s to the 1960s, from the familiar to the unknown.

Jon Camp Ensemble - Jon Camp is a fingerstyle guitarist and composer from the DC region. He plays an emotive twang that draws from American Primitive Guitar, psychedelia, and more. His set at Rhizome will include long-time collaborator Nick Arrivo on bass, Scott Verrastro (Kohoutek) on drums, Dave Jones (The Caribbean) on guitar, and Jamie Linder (Crooks and Crows) on pedal steel.