Back from Asheville!

I had the great privilege of spending this past week in Asheville, North Carolina playing, recording and generally sharing good times with the always incredible Tashi Dorji. I cannot overstate the level of spiritual satisfaction I experienced on this trip. Tashi and I have only known each other a short while but it often feels like we’re old friends, both personally and musically. I will be patient but I must admit I’m very excited to (eventually) share these recordings with the listening public!

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I am pleased to extend an enormous thank you to Tashi, Patrick Kukucka (recording engineer extraordinaire – check out Hi Z lo z), Meredith, Effie, Mille and little Jetsun, Rae, Thom Nguyen, Jamie Hepler, Ross from Villages and the great people of Asheville for their kindness, support and accommodation…and excellent food. A positive, healthy head space is vastly important to me, especially while traveling and trying to tap into creative potential (finding the “magic”), and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

IMG_1342Good times at Black Mountain.

IMG_1358Live shot from the Lazy Diamond in Asheville. Photo by Thom Nguyen.

IMG_1367Notes on a napkin from an audience member regarding my solo set in Asheville. Putting “knee healer” on my resume.

MANAS (Tashi & Thom) has a new double cassette out on New Body Tapes, as well as a forthcoming LP on Feeding Tube and another tape on Körper / Lieb. Do yourself a favor and check out what they’re doing. Free rock of a very high order…

opensexduomutantfestiiOpen Sex duo photo at the Back Door in Bloomington by Craig Bell.

Additionally, I had the pleasure of playing with John Dawson as Open Sex at Mutant Fest II yesterday in Bloomington. Unfortunately I didn’t get to attend most of the day but I was stoked to catch killer sets from Timmy’s Organism and The Gizmos. Thanks to Meagz and Alex for having us along…what a week…!

Here’s a live clip from the show (also by Craig Bell):

I’ve added a few new shows to the LIVE page including a duo gig w/ Keith Jost on Friday, July 24th opening for Chicago’s Tim Daisy and NYC’s Daniel Levin. Also of note, I will be returning to Chicago on Sunday, October 25th to reconvene with Mars Williams, Peter Maunu and Kent Kessler as The Mars Williams Quartet. Our recordings from our debut performance at Experimental Sound Studio will be streaming imminently…

Lastly, Lech and Open Sex both have cassette releases on the horizon. Keep an ear to the ground for ’em…


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A week in review…

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I had a killer time in Chicago on Monday trading blows with the always-incredible Mars Williams, and it was a sheer pleasure meeting and playing with the excellent Peter Maunu and Kent Kessler. Huge thanks to Mars, everyone at Experimental Sound Studio, Tim Daisy and Ken Vandermark for their support and enthusiasm. I can’t wait until the next round…above and below are some choice photos by Dan Mohr. Thanks Dan!

Additionally, the Lech gig at MSG was also a very cool time (as always – thanks Derek), and last night’s all-solos gig with my longtime homie Pete Fosco and new homie Kate Wakefield was a lot of fun as well. A very big thank you to all of you who support me with your eyes and ears on a regular basis – it means a lot!

Next up – duo LP recording and a gig in Asheville with the inimitable Tashi Dorji! Stoked to witness his free-rock duo Manas with Thom Nguyen as well…

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Tashi Dorji duo video / upcoming shows

Here’s a clip of Tashi and I filmed by Tom Burris at The Spot Tavern in Lafayette, IN:

Upcoming live dates in April and May:

– Monday, April 13th – Open Sex w/ Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura (Manchester, UK), Bugg @ Magnetic South (1305 S. Madison St.), Bloomington, IN – 8PM – [Facebook Event]

– Thursday, April 16th – Tyler Damon / Keith Jost duo w/ Mike Majkowski (Berlin, DE), SSBT (Austin, TX) @ The Artifex Guild (1017 S. Walnut St.), Bloomington, IN – 8PM – [Facebook Event]

– Tuesday, April 28th – Lech w/ Börn (Reykjavik, IS), Ray Creature @ The Back Door (207 S. College Ave.), Bloomington, IN – 8PM

– Friday, May 1st – Tyler Damon / Darin Gray duo w/ Sedcairn Archives (Indianapolis, IN), Microsleep @ The Artifex Guild (1017 S. Walnut St.), Bloomington, IN – 8PM – [Facebook Event]

– Saturday, May 2nd  – Tyler Damon / Darin Gray duo w/ Wrest (Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, Ben Bennett) @ The Spot Tavern (409 S. 4th St.), Lafayette, IN – 8PM

– Sunday, May 3rd – Tyler Damon / Darin Gray duo w/ TBA @ Institute 4 Creativity (111 S. Walnut St., 2nd Floor), Champaign, IL – 8PM

– Monday, May 4th – Tyler Damon / Darin Gray duo w/ Timeghost (Providence, RI), Ora Iso (Brooklyn) @ William A. Kerr Foundation (21 O’Fallon St.), St. Louis, MO – 7PM – [Facebook Event]


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March approaches…

Hey everyone…March is approaching and I’m pleased to announce some shows for the month. First up is a solo gig for first Friday (see flyer below). Additionally, Lech is playing Pit Stop music fest and I’ve got a couple solo and duo dates with the most-excellent TASHI DORJI at the tail-end of the month…more on that later…

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