Eugene Chadbourne

Eugene Chadbourne

Start Date

Dec. 8, 2022

Time

07:00 pm

Location

Blue Tavern
1206 North Monroe St.
Tallahassee FL 32303
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There is so much to tell about Eugene Chadbourne. Why not just crib from his Wiki page:
Chadbourne started playing guitar when he was eleven or twelve, inspired by the Beatles and hoping to get the attention of girls. Although he was drawn to Jimi Hendrix and played in a garage band, he found rock and pop music too conventional. He gravitated to the avant-garde jazz of Anthony Braxton and Derek Bailey. Braxton persuaded Chadbourne to abandon his intention to enter journalism and instead pursue music.
Chadbourne moved to New York City in the mid 1970s and played free improvisation with Henry Kaiser and John Zorn. Around this time, he released his first album, Solo Acoustic Guitar. In the early 1980s, he led an unconventional rockabilly band named Shockabilly with Mark Kramer and David Licht, releasing four albums.
Chadbourne invented an instrument known as the electric rake by attaching an electric guitar pickup to a rake. He played a duet of electric rake and classical piano with Bob Wiseman on Wiseman’s 1991 album Presented by Lake Michigan Soda. He also played the instrument on a Sun Ra tribute album.
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Doc Chad played at Blue Tavern in December 2019, and we’re over the moon to have him back after all this time!
Lineup & admission details to come…

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