February 2015: The Return of Eugene Chadbourne & New Directions in Appalachian Music

 

The good Dr. Chadbourne returns with a band of kranks & kooks to finish what we started last summer. Every Monday in February New Directions in Appalachian Music returns to Neptunes Parlour. In change from last summer, the show starts at 9pm and there will be one 90 minute set.  According to the Doc “this is to try to make sense of the audience attendance patterns we experienced in the past and of course eliminates the hassle of fetching musicians from the bar at breaktime.

You can check out videos from last summer’s residency here. Click on the photo above or here to read IndyWeek’s article on the Doc from last summer.

New Directions in Greensboro 8/22

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Hot on the heals of July’s residency in Raleigh, Dr. Eugene Chadbourne’s New Directions in Appalachian Music hits Friday August 22 at 8pm at Mack and Mack  in Greensboro. Expect EC originals as well as standards by Cyndi Lauper, John Prine, Duke Ellington, Melvina Reynolds, Ray Davies, Thelonious Monk, Willie Nelson, and many others. Or perhaps we’ll play none of that. Who knows?

You can check out some videos from July below

 

 

Hello In There

Raw audio from the July 28, 2014 New Directions in Appalachian Music show

John Prine’s Hello In There:

 

The band:

Jeb Bishop – trombone
Eugene Chadbourne – guitar, vocals
Dave Doyle – french horn
Chris Eubank – cello
Jimmy GIlmore – guitar
David Menestres – bass
Carrie Shull – oboe
Ken Ray Wilemon – drums

Video: New Directions in Appalachian Music

Video from Monday night’s New Directions in Appalachian Music performance has been posted by IndyWeek. They also wrote a great article about Eugene Chadbourne complete with quotes from your favorite jerk.

 

 

New Directions in Appalachian Music

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Following the the success of last summer’s Insect & Western Residency, Dr. Eugene Chadbourne has reassembled a band to reconstruct the past and alter your perceptions of what Appalachian Music can be. Featuring a slew of original Chadbourne compositions plus key compositions from the past (including music from Duke Ellington, Cyndi Lauper, Rick James, Joe Walsh, Captain Beefheart, and many more) this is music that will kick down your doors of perception and permanently alter your mind. Or at the very least you can have a beer and enjoy some weirdness.

 

The band includes a rotating cast of pranksters including:

Jeb Bishop

Dave Doyle

Chris Eubank

James Gilmore

David Menestres

Dan Ruccia

Carrie Shull

Ken Ray Wilemon

and other kooks

 

The party start at 8pm every Monday in July at Neptune’s Parlour in downtown Raleigh. $5.

IndyWeek blurbage:

Eugene Chadbourne’s foremost reputation is that of a wild-eyed experimentalist, a zany pied piper who plays electrified yard utensils and modifies guitars to pursue the outer limits of expression. But Chadbourne, who has lived in Greensboro for the last three decades, has lone worked from a core of tradition, rupturing the songs and forms he loves only in an endless quest to find new meanings and values for old music. Last year, for instance, he collaborated with a Brooklyn band on Merles Just Want to Have Fun, a vivid reimagining of Merle Haggard favorites. During this month-long residency of Mondays, Chadbourne will resurrect his New Directions in Appalachian Music project with a wide net or area improvisers. The songbook collects standards new and old, obvious and esoteric (Rick James, meet Duke Ellington; The Beatles, meet Joe Walsh) and attempts to rupture and then rebuild them one by one. Chadbourne is a bona fide American original, a pioneer of extreme crossover plundering and pillaging. This is a rare chance to watch a legend move at will. 8 p.m., $5 (suggested donation), kingsbarcade.com. — Grayson Haver Currin

IndyWeek Preview of New Directions in Appalachian Music

indy blurb

Eugene Chadbourne’s foremost reputation is that of a wild-eyed experimentalist, a zany pied piper who plays electrified yard utensils and modifies guitars to pursue the outer limits of expression. But Chadbourne, who has lived in Greensboro for the last three decades, has lone worked from a core of tradition, rupturing the songs and forms he loves only in an endless quest to find new meanings and values for old music. Last year, for instance, he collaborated with a Brooklyn band on Merles Just Want to Have Fun, a vivid reimagining of Merle Haggard favorites. During this month-long residency of Mondays, Chadbourne will resurrect his New Directions in Appalachian Music project with a wide net or area improvisers. The songbook collects standards new and old, obvious and esoteric (Rick James, meet Duke Ellington; The Beatles, meet Joe Walsh) and attempts to rupture and then rebuild them one by one. Chadbourne is a bona fide American original, a pioneer of extreme crossover plundering and pillaging. This is a rare chance to watch a legend move at will. 8 p.m., $5 (suggested donation), kingsbarcade.com. — Grayson Haver Currin

 

New Directions in Appalachian Musics

New Directions in Appalachian Music

New Directions in Appalachian Musics

 

The madness that is Eugene Chadbourne returns to Neptune’s Parlour every Monday in July celebrating New Directions in Appalachian Music.

 

From the Doc:

Much of the same gang that convened last summer for the  Insect and Western series will be back for a focus not only on improvisation but country and western, rock and roll and my original songs — expect to see and hear David Doyle, David Menestres, Carrie Shull, Chris Eubank, Jeb Bishop and others.

 

Go to the Moral Monday protests and then come see us at 8pm.

Two videos from last summer’s residency performing selections from the Insect and Western series. Shot by Dan Schram.