Tashi Dorji w/James Toth & Ian McColm
Doors 730pm | Show 8pm | $6 - $10 | Cash Bar
Black Iris will be presenting a fresh collaboration between genre-evading guitarist Tashi Dorji, literary lyricist James Jackson Toth and percussionist Ian McColm in the Tiny Bar at Black Iris on October 21st. This performance brings together Dorji, Toth & McColm's disparate styles to find commonalities informed by intimate experiences of life on the road as well as the stories and impulses that define the characters that populate the country surrounding it
Tashi Dorji: Dorji grew up in Bhutan, on the eastern side of the Himalayas. Residing in Asheville since 2000 and soaking up a vast array of music. Along the way, Dorji developed a playing style unbound by tradition, yet with a direct line to intuitive artistry. His recordings feature improvisations that spasmodically grow along tangential, surprising paths. All references break loose during a composition, as Dorji keys into his own inner world.
James Jackson Toth: Swans frontman and head of Young God Records Michael Gira stated, James Jackson Toth's “got that picaresque quality that Dylan had in his heyday, wherein the shambolic narrator undergoes various travails and epiphanies — harrowing, bleak and darkly comical — in the course of a narrative, then leaves you mystified, both smiling and sad.
Ian G. McColm: is a multi-instrumentalist and composer residing in Alexandria, Virginia. A drummer since the age of 8, he was admitted to Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies under the tutelage of master drummer Billy Hart.
McColm has performed nationally and internationally in a variety of ensembles including the drone/ambient duo, Nagual, as well as free-music trio, Heart of the Ghost. McColm’s music has been featured by WFMU, Adhoc.fm, Dusted Magazine, and Mike Watt’s “The Watt from Pedro Show.” Much of this music can be heard on releases from Ergot Records, Marmara Records, C/Site Recordings, and Feeding Tube Records.