I've seen his newest set like 4 times already so I was tuning out a little bit. But I gotta hand it to him, I've never seen him play so passionately before.
We smoked some cheeba l8r that night>Nathan Bowles
he was always on the poppier side of primitivism, almost indie folk, so I didn't know what to expect. He started off with one of his older songs, but then the rest of the set was all new shit. And it was far fucking out.he played liek a 20 minute, minimalist, steve reich-type piece on the banjo that was just incredible. He is a precussionist by training so there was a lot of polyrhythmic shit going on to dissect. Then he bowed his banjo and made some truly horrific drone (in a good way)>Rich Osborn
never heard of this guy before but now I want to buy all his records (which is only like 1 I think). Like Walker, he has had a lifetime to study and perfect his craft. And that is what he did. He is Basho incarnate. Speaks like some type of ancient mystical guru, and creates ragas of such magnitude that they rival ali akbar khan.>Harry Taussig
The dude is ancient, so you could definitely feel him struggling to keep up with the own pace of his music. But that being said, he put on a good show, and the genius of his compositions definitely shown through. >Peter Lang
I could listen to this dude talk for fucking ever. He told the best stories and was just so fucking humble, and funny, and passionate about the music. For sure the most inspiring performance of the fest. Unfortunately he busted his finger in a car door the week before so he couldn't really play his longer stuff lest blood gush everywhere. He still managed to put on a great show. Singing and playing traditional tunes and giving almost a sort of lecture on the origins of blues and folk through the tunes he played