Tall Tall Trees Homecoming Show w/Ahleuchatistas

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Tall Tall Trees Homecoming Show w/Ahleuchatistas

Sun, December 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00

This event is all ages

STANDING ROOM ONLY

GET A FREE LIMITED EDITION SCREEN PRINTED SHOW POSTER FROM SUBJECT MATTER STUDIO WITH PURCHASE OF ADVANCE TICKET!!  POSTERS TO BE DISTRIBUTED ON NIGHT OF SHOW.

Tall Tall Trees
Tall Tall Trees
To say that Mike Savino is an innovator would be an understatement. Touring under the moniker Tall Tall Trees, the banjo-wielding bard has reshaped the landscape of what is possible with the instrument. On stage and in studio, Savino breaks down the banjo into its most basic iteration, reminding audiences that the banjo is, at root, a drum. Coupled with his mastery of electronic effects, loops, toy ray guns, and heaps of spontaneous creativity, Tall Tall Trees has been encapsulating audience members worldwide with his mystifying solo shows, as well as playing alongside fellow innovator Kishi Bashi.

His latest album Freedays is, in a way, his debut album. Having recorded two previous albums in a traditional collaborative band setting, Freedays is the first album Savino wrote and recorded as a solo project. Beginning in 2015, Savino took a much-needed respite from New York City, where he had spent a decade and a half honing his craft, and assumed the role of sole caretaker at an abandoned health retreat nestled in the green mountains of northern Georgia. The Bird’s Nest, as it was called, completely surrounded by national forest, provided the freedom and space to work without time constraints or interruption.

Composed and recorded over a period of eight months, Freedays tells the story of a man in transition and documents an artist alone at the crossroads of the life he has and the one he wants. The album begins with “Backroads”, which drops the listener into a darkened forest amidst a chorus of wailing coyotes and quickly takes off on a midnight drive. Tracks like “Being There”, “A Place to Call Your Own”, and “CLC” provide an honest look into the author’s thought process and decision making. Although it’s often hard to imagine, most of the sounds on the album are experiments with the banjo, and they all reflect the innovative musings of one of the freshest sounds to come out of the Appalachians in decades.
Ahleuchatistas
Ahleuchatistas
Since 2002, Ahleuchatistas has been making music that sounds like little else emanating from the mountains of their Asheville, North Carolina home, or indeed, anywhere else. Starting as a trio, the band was soon paired down to the duo of guitarist Shane Parish and drummer Ryan Oslance. Yet somehow the two often manage to sound like a much larger band. Tuneful melodies collide with experimental detours as Parish makes the most of his fretboard and pedals and Oslance fuses rock beats and jazz polyrhythms.

Having released a number of albums on evergreen avant garde houses Cuneiform and Tzadik, their latest album, Arrebeto, teams them with International Anthem, a new Chicago-based label committed to cutting edge jazz and impro. You might not remember how to pronounce their name, a mashup of Charlie Parker’s “Ah-Leu-Cha” and Zapatistas, but you’ll never forget their performance.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/