Doors 7.30pm
Support, Rob Chaney 8 – 8.30pm
Daniel Bachman 9 – 10.15/10.30pm approx.

In the Cafe Bar

Daniel Bachman is a 6 string and lap steel guitar player from Virginia currently living in North Carolina. Bachman grew up steeped in the traditional music of the Commonwealth, drawing from and expanding on it in his own fingerstyle guitar albums including Seven Pines(Tompkins Square, 2013), Orange County Serenade (Bathetic, 2014), and the new LP River (Three Lobed, 2015).
On record and in person you’re introduced to a veritable landscape of winding guitar with Bachman treating his guitar lines and licks in a way that resembles the earth itself, at its most pristine, delicate, yet also primal and overpowering. Pieces move, ascending and descending in the same way that the clouds roll through blue skies, the same way brooks babble down rocky fronts carving their paths in the land. Solo guitarists come and go and it takes Daniel Bachman, like John Fahey or Jack Rose before him, to completely show you the power in one man and his instrument. You don’t need an ensemble of players and dense layers of dissonance to create a fully realized, and actualized, chunk of music. With every new album Bachman continues to push the boundaries of solo acoustic guitar and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.

[Bachman has] found new levels of sharpness and confidence in River’s seven masterful songs. Each chord is struck with distinct purpose, and each tune progresses firmly with clear goals ahead. – NPR

2016 is shaping up to be an important year for American songwriter Robert Chaney.  Last year saw the UK self-release of his debut Cracked Picture Frames, which was name-checked on several UK 2015 year-end best-of lists. ‘Cracked Picture Frames’ is a hard-core and stripped-down survey of ballad, blood, and bone. ‘Sharp, intelligent, thoughtful and moving’ (Folk Radio UK), the bristling full-length debut by American songwriter Robert Chaney rings with echoes of Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, and early Tom Waits, but the exceptional quality of Chaney’s lyrics, as well as his melodic sensibility make for a thoroughly original album that is ‘head and shoulders above its peers’ (Blabber ‘n’ Smoke).

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