Thursday, May 13, 2010

Joshua Burkett


"Joshua better exemplifies the original free-folk impulse than any of his more celebrated contemporaries. And while he may not be doing four page fashion spreads in 'underground' style bibles, he remains *the* keeper of the flame"- David Keenan Wire Magazine/Volcanic Tongue
Thou never playing a show in the UK before, Burkett has been recording & playing live in the states for 20+ years. He has played  in the following groups/collectives: Vermonster, Tower Recordings, Shrinnirs, Parrotprobe, Borb, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Wormdoom, & Tarp... & has played solo sets on bills with folks like: Charalambides, Michael Hurley, Jack Rose, Dredd Foole, Chris Thompson, Ed Askew, Michael Chapman, Cherry Blossoms, Steve Gunn, John Fahey, Corsano/Flaherty, Ghost, Daniel Higgs, Red Favourite, Sun Ciry Girls, Ralph White, Son Of Earth, Bobb Trimble, Big Blood, Six Organs Of Admittance, Valley Of Ashes, Fursaxa, Thurston Moore, Circle, George Stavis, Michael Yonkers, & more.

"Joshua Burkett is one of the rock’s of the New England rock underground. He got his start in the Bimbo Shrineheads at just 16 years old, playing bass and saxophone. Burkett later played sax and served as cover artist for Vermonster, Wayne Rogers and Kate Biggar’s outlet before Major Stars. Beginning in the mid 1990s, he released solo material on his own Feather One’s Nest label, including the masterpiece Gold Cosmos, which featured both Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and Pat Gubler of P.G. Six. Spirit of Orr Records recently reissued Owls Leaves Rustling, Burkett’s 1995 solo debut, along with testimonies from Thurston Moore, Chris Corsano and Wolf Eyes’ John Olson." - Dusted Magazine


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