Undertaker Please Drive Slow

by Shane Parish

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Otis Nugatory Tzadik, you've done it again. Artful decompositions of folk tunes. Artful, weird, but never abstract. Some albums reveal themselves totally to you on the 1st listen... but I suspect that this work will show different, magical & moving facets of itself upon each re-listen. Thank you, Mr. Parish.
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evan500 Gorgeous sound. Rich and deeply transporting. Highly recommended.
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Tzadik Records Presents:
Shane Parish - Undertaker Please Drive Slow

"A long time resident of the Appalachian town of Asheville, North Carolina, Shane Parish is the mastermind behind the cutting edge rock band
Ahleuchatistas. Here he steps out with a remarkable and soulful acoustic solo project that digs deep into Appalachian roots. Taking classic old timey folk songs, Shane has abstracted them in utterly fascinating ways evoking the haunting and brooding world of the American South. At times reminiscent of John Fahey and Robbie Basho, at times of John Cage and Morton Feldman, Shane uses these beautiful songs as launching pads for his creative flights of fancy, at times boiling them down to their very essence. A spiritual project that will keep you riveted from first note to last." — John Zorn

"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… via John Fahey, and the folkie fingerpickers….this recording finds Parish standing at the cross-roads between playing the country blues and… deconstructing? Devolving? Destroying?…them. Some of the miniatures are stunning, haunted by an Anton Webern-like economy. Check it out!"
— Marc Ribot

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released November 18, 2016

Shane Parish - guitar

All songs public domain, arranged by Shane Parish, ASCAP
Producer - David Allen
Executive Producer - John Zorn
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama
Recorded by David Allen July 30-31, 2016 at Mountain Paradise, Marshall, NC
Mastered by Scott Hull
Back cover and disc art by Courtney Chappell
Portraits by Scott Hubener
Design by Heung-Heung Chin

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Shane Parish Asheville, North Carolina

Shane Parish devotes much of his time to developing his singular and expressive voice on the guitar. A self-taught musician, he communicates through emotion, unexpected melodicism, technical whimsy, a nuanced sense of form, and rich timbral variety. He is known for his work fronting the electric band Ahleuchatistas, as well as for his dexterous, finger-style acoustic guitar work. ... more

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