A collection of live mostly solo performances on violin, amplifier, etc. in various corners of the globe. Named for the excellent Irish fiddle album Bundle & Go by the legendary Donegal-style Traveler fiddler John Doherty.
Cover photo by R.M. Tasmanian Winter 2016.
Sydney performance recording courtesy Nick Shimmin. The content is mainly Australian bush ballads, scraped and churned into improvised pieces. Similar sounds will soon be available through Soft Abuse records and here in early 2017 on the album 'Bush Songs'. Can be previewed at: softabuse.com/catalog.php?catno=SAB082
Thanks to Blaise Siwula and ABC No Rio for the hospitality. Blaise appears in duo with yours truly in the middle part of this set on his trusty bass clarinet. Check out Blaise and his fantastic work immediately.
Drop into Olly Oxen Free Vintage in Brooklyn and say hey to Suzy. Featured here is a live solo excerpt from a concert at the store featuring myself and various neighbours involved in bands like Coco Rosie. www.ollyoxenfreevintage.com
Maison Waaw is the headquarters of Waaw Senegal, an artist's residency based in the northern city of Saint-Louis, by the Senegal River on one side, the Atlantic on the other, and a stone's throw from Mauritania. I spent 3 months there studying the riti, a bowed lyre played largely by the Peuhl people. While the instrument doesn't feature in this recording, the trance-inducing riffing inherent to West-African fiddling is pervasive in my work. If you ever travel there, look up a riti master called Ali Kha (he's in the Bango area generally, unless he's travelling, he is a nomad after all) he was my teacher for the duration. Djarrama, Ali Kha.
Accra performance features a solo version of The Scrapes (Adam Cadell & Ryan Potter) song 'Before There's Nothing Left' available in it's original duo form on the album Electric Mourning Blues at thescrapes.bandcamp.com
and other online things. The other is a Ghanaian Highlife-inspired improvisation of sorts. The event was hosted by Ehalakasa, a collective of Ghanaian poets, musicians, dancers and artists: ehalakasa.tumblr.com
House shows are a staple of the Brisbane underground music scene. Many older houses are built on stilts with the underneath left empty in case of flood/to store shit. This gig occurred in just such a situation. Was a live performance of Ryan Potter's solo work (he has a new album out you can taste here: soundcloud.com/grubby-publications/sets/subtropical-thunder)
with myself on violin. Degraded into this sub-basement screech. From the Barbarian Meditations era.