by / November 8th, 2009 /

Skinny Wolves present James Blackshaw – The Joinery, Dublin

We are very excited to announce that James Blackshaw is back in Ireland to play the very intimate surroundings of the Joinery Gallery in Stoneybatter, Friday 27th of November.

Blackshaw is an English instrumental folk guitar player, who takes equal inspiration from “American Primitive” guitarists like John Fahey and Robbie Basho as he does from minimalist composers like Steve Reich, ony Conrad and Terry Riley.

His new album is released on Young God Records, the label run by Michael Gira (Swans/Angels of Light). He is also a member of CURRENT 93, plays in Brethren of The Free Spirit with Jozef Van Wissem and has collaborated with members of the Boredoms, Six Organs of Admittance and Sun City Girls amongst others.

Rolling Stone said he is “one of the best and most original instrumentalists in the new, acoustic renaissance” while Pitchfork stated, “… Blackshaw writes high drama into instrumental music with subtlety and charm, speaking on sentiments and stories without requiring a single lyric…”

Cian Nugent who has played shows previously with Blackshaw, and also released records on the Tompkins Square label will be playing on the night too, along with At Last an Atlas and Owensie.

The Joinery’s capacity is quite intimate and tickets for this special event are actually almost all gone within a couple of days of going on sale, so please, if you want to attend, buy your tickets today!!!!