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Old 08-25-2019, 07:31 AM
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First post on the forum, didn’t see a spot for players so put it here. Really interesting concert experience last night. Isasa and the Magic Tuber Stringband are finishing a tour. They played in Blacksburg fronted by a couple of local guitarists. The Tubers played first and then Isasa. He did something I had never seen before - playing a steel string dreadnaught in classical style - foot stool and all. He played his own compositions, and while it was easy to detect the Spanish classical influence, he’s a former punk rocker influenced by John Fahey and Robbie Basho. Probably 20 people got to see this superb performance. The Tubers are something else as well - making old time music modern, multi-instrumentalists etc. Isasa finished playing a Weissenborn that I could have sworn was a sitar, accompanied by a Tuber on the harmonium. They play Nashville Tuesday, Birmingham Wednesday, Athens Thursday, Asheville’s Friday, and Durham Saturday. If you’re a fan of American Primitive (funny name since Isasa’s from Madrid via Latin America) you’ll enjoy this concert.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:33 AM
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Thanks for the heads up! I may try and catch them in Asheville....
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This is right up my alley, and yes, Isasa is quite the picker and composer.
Quite a few of the American Primitive dudes use a footstool, no less than Glenn Jones and Jack Rose, for example.
There are some good clips of Isasa on youtube - look for a channel from user "orthophonix" - lots of wonderful Fahey-inspired picking there.

and I keep meaning to check out Magic Tuber - they just had a release come out on a pal's little cassette label.
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