Black Iris will be presenting a fresh collaboration between genre-evading guitarist Tashi Dorji and literary lyricist James Jackson Toth in the intimate setting of the Tiny Bar at Black Iris on October 21st. This performance brings together Dorji and Toth's disparate styles to find commonalities informed by intimate experiences of life on the road as well as the stories and impulses that define the characters that populate the country surrounding it.
Tashi Dorji: Dorji grew up in Bhutan, on the eastern side of the Himalayas. Residing in Asheville since 2000 and soaking up a vast array of music. Along the way, Dorji developed a playing style unbound by tradition, yet with a direct line to intuitive artistry. His recordings feature improvisations that spasmodically grow along tangential, surprising paths. All references break loose during a composition, as Dorji keys into his own inner world.
James Jackson Toth: Swans frontman and head of Young God Records Michael Gira stated, James Jackson Toth's “got that picaresque quality that Dylan had in his heyday, wherein the shambolic narrator undergoes various travails and epiphanies — harrowing, bleak and darkly comical — in the course of a narrative, then leaves you mystified, both smiling and sad.
Ian McColm: McColm has performed nationally and internationally in a variety of ensembles including the drone/ambient duo, Nagual, as well as free-music trio, Heart of the Ghost. McColm’s music has been featured by WFMU, Adhoc.fm, Dusted Magazine, and Mike Watt’s “The Watt from Pedro Show.” Much of this music can be heard on releases from Ergot Records, Marmara Records, C/Site Recordings, and Feeding Tube Records.
Doors 730pm | Show 8pm | $6 - $10 | Cash Bar