From the Doctor:
Saturday, December 27th
Mack and Mack’s
Downtown Greensboro, North Carolina
Eugene, Molly and Lizzie Chadbourne star in the first annual MERELY CHADMAS, which we guarantee has absolutely nothing do with Christmas but plenty to do with Doc Chad’s ever evolving musical relationship with his daughters.
The evening will be an overview of their past hits i.e. The Early Years but will also include highlights of Eugene and Molly’s recent appearances together onstage in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Guern and a selection of surprising cover
versions selected by Lizzie.
The evening will also celebrate the publication of Dreamory, Eugene’s autobiographical collection of dreams and diaries, finally available after decades of preparation. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
David Doyle, Mandolin, French Horn and insanity
Jimmy Gilmore, Electric Guitar
David Menestres, Acoustic Bass
special guest! Sam Gingher, piano
Chadsgiving is happening twice this year on 11/23 and 11/30 in Greensboro at Mack and Mack (and yes, it is in fact a lady’s clothing store) featuring Eugene Chadbourne, Dave Doyle, myself and others (including Jeb Bishop on 11/30). And we will be taking requests.
8 p.m. both nights.
220 S Elm St. Greensboro, NC 27401
From the Doc:
This last minute and most likely ill-conceived set of concerts can be compared to director Luis Bunuel’s decision to replace departing actress Maria Schneider with two rather than one substitutes. The Nov. 23 date was originally a duo concert for Doc Chad and Tatsuya Nakatani, and in the quest to replace the remarkable percussionist, some musicians were found that were available on one date rather than the other and the same can be said for members of the proposed audience, all of which adds up to substantial evidence as to why Ms. Schneider’s name was dropped as a desperate measure to retain any kind of reader interest in the paragraph that just concluded.
Chadsgiving is above all a Thanksgiving for all the fine concert opportunities this year, of which Chadsgiving is last and at least close to home. The others have been March 8/Dirksmuide, Belgium; March 9/Stabroek,Belgium; March 10/Utrecht, Holland; March 12/Bremen, Germany; March 13/Hannover, Germany; March 14/Burghausen, Germany; March 15/Rosenheim, Germany; March 16/Burghausen Jazz Festival; March 17/Vienna, Austria; March 19/Graz, Austria; March 20/Ottensheim, Austria; March 20/Luzern, Switzerland; March 21/Basel, Switzerland; March 22/Biel, Switzerland; March 24/Geneve; Switzerland; March 25/Grenobles, France; March 27/Freiburg, Germany; March 29/Stuttgart, Germany; March 30/Brussels, Belgium; June 25/Calgary, Canada; July 1,8, 15,22, 29/Raleigh, North Carolina; October 22-24/Copenhagen, Denmark; October 28/New Haven, Connecticut; October 29, 30, 31 and November 1, 2, 3/New York City, New York; November 6/Columbia, South Carolina; November 7/Jacksonville, Florida; November 8/St. Petersburg, Florida; November 9/Miami, Florida; November 11/Orlando, Florida; November 13/Montgomery, Alabama; November 14; Atlanta, Georgia.
Chadsgiving November 23 will feature Doc Chad (Eugene Chadbourne) singing and playing guitars and banjo. Joining him will be David Doyle on mandolin and French horn and David Menestres on upright bass. This cast returns November 30 with the addition of trombonist Jeb Bishop. And needless to say like any holiday event there is no telling who else might suddenly show up.
EACH NIGHT WILL FEATURE A DEMONSTRATION OF THE NEW DOUBLE ELECTRIC RAKE. AUDIENCE MEMBERS WILL BE USED AS VOLUNTEERS ALONG WITH ANYONE ELSE WE CAN RAKE IN. TALENT IS NO REQUIREMENT WHATSOEVER!
The program will also feature solo and collaborative performances of new Doc Chad songs, selections from past repertoire and the ever evolving eugenically energized collection of cool cover versions!