Ralph White (Bad Livers)

Ralph White (Bad Livers)

Scott Tuma

Mon, May 22, 2017

7:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

Ralph White (Bad Livers)
Ralph White (Bad Livers)
One of our foremost instrumentalists and a true hidden American treasure, Ralph White has taken the back roads in his inspired pursuit of the ancient roots of music. The "folk/noise/avant-whatever genius" (Joe Gross, Austin American-Statesman) has made many strange travels as an itinerant musician and laborer. Thus his intimate, nuanced musical language has slowly revealed itself, along a path that meanders from the apple orchards of British Columbia to the villages of Zimbabwe and Namibia, from the lonesome moors of Ireland to Australia, Brittany, Peru, Louisiana and beyond. There is also the influence of White's hometown of Austin, Texas, a rich musical crossroads in and of itself.

Along with Danny Barnes and Mark Rubin, White completed the original and definitive lineup of country/bluegrass mavericks (and recent Texas Music Hall of Fame inductees) The Bad Livers. He now performs his singular blend of ancient rural folk music and original songwriting as a soloist. Since touring extensively in North America and Europe, White has kept a prolific schedule of independent releases, "where borders are erased and music is the only language" (Insound).

In addition to his solo work, White has recorded or performed with a diverse group of folk and avant-garde musicians: Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Jandek, Jack Rose, Eugene Chadbourne, Michelle Shocked, Sun City Girls' Sir Richard Bishop, Powell St. John and Michael Hurley.
Scott Tuma
Scott Tuma
Scott Tuma is a luminary of the Chicago musical landscape from his days as guitarist in pioneering Chicago alt-country band Souled American to his work in the Boxhead Ensemble and Good Stuff House (with Matt Christensen and Mike Weis of Zelienople) and his collaborations with Jim White (Dirty Three, Xylouris White), Jim Becker (Califone), Jason Stein, Ben Boye, and Jaime Fennelly (Mind Over Mirrors). Since 2001 he has released an incredible run of albums under his own name, all performed, recorded, and mixed by Tuma from his home in Chicago. "Made By Nature" is a phrase Tuma uses to describe his way of life as he is constantly playing and recording, dependent upon the rhythms and distractions of home and capturing the environment around him. Tuma has accumulated a collection of recordings that date back to the mid-90's and he is constantly sifting through these recordings to remember things that might otherwise be forgotten.

Eyrie was recorded over the past year and features Tuma's close friend Matthew De Gennaro (Soft Abuse) on guitar for the song "F. March". Tuma and DeGennaro have played together often over the past decade, but this is the first time they appear together on record.

Eyrie will be followed by No Greener Grass, an epic double album to be released on Immune later this year.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com