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The MOUTHBREATHERS Appearing Saturday April 25th 2018 at 7:30pm

$10 in advance
$12 at the door
$6 for students

 are a new Asheville based quartet featuring Andy Burns on guitar, Levi Carr on bass, Johnothan Riley on sax, and Joe Esposito on drums. With influences ranging from John Coltrane to Andrew W. K, mouthbreathers are sure to bring high energy improvisations on top of grooving riffs.

Opening the show will be

Guitarist Shane Parish is an improvisor, composer, and educator residing in Asheville, North Carolina. He founded the avant-rock band Ahleuchatistas in 2002, which has released eight studio albums to date on esteemed creative music labels such as Tzadik Records, International Anthem, and Cuneiform Records. The band’s critically acclaimed 2004 album The Same and the Other was hailed by legendary NYC saxophonist and composer John Zorn as "one of the most intense documents of compositional rock complexity ever recorded.” Pitchfork gave it an 8.0.
In late 2016, Parish released an instrumental solo acoustic album called Undertaker Please Drive Slow, on Tzadik Records. The music for this album was conceived in a single night of inspiration in February 2016 when Parish freely interpreted several Appalachian, folk, blues, gospel, and old English tunes into his tape recorder, allowing all of his background in classical guitar, country blues, jazz, and free improvisation to blend into a seamless and effortless flow. This demo caught the ears of Zorn, who immediately offered to produce the album. When guitar maestro Marc Ribot heard these recordings he proclaimed, “Shane Parish is one of the most interesting new guitar voices to come out of the country blues tradition of Mississippi John Hurt, Lightin Hopkins…” Having long established his creative voice as a radical and creative electric guitarist in the long-running Ahleuchatistas, Parish now reveals a more elaborate and intimate inner world with his solo acoustic performances of whimsy, passion and virtuosity