Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Recording: Sir Richard Bishop

Artist: Sir Richard Bishop

Songs: Let It Come Down + unknown*

Recorded at Ratio, April 8, 2015.

Sir Richard Bishop - Let It Come Down

Sir Richard Bishop - unknown

Invocation TO's Jay Pollard had brought Richard Bishop to Geary Lane a few months back, but this return visit was a little more scaled down in several dimensions. Playing a cozier space made sense as Bishop was playing a small-bodied nineteenth-century parlour guitar, and the bulk of the set was given over to the delicate beauty of the semi-improvised pieces that made in onto vinyl with his recent Tangier Sessions album. His masterful guitar technique is accentuated here by some wonderfully-subtle sonic extensions from his pedals. Along the way, there was even time to dip back for a couple ribald singalongs from the Sun City Girls catalogue.

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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