Improvisational Acoustic Guitar & Upright Bass

Join us for an evening of improvisational guitar from Tashi Dorji & a blend of folk with classical from upright bassist Haley Bowman, Sunday, September 2, at Matt Miller Studio in downtown Fayetteville. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 5 p.m.

Tashi Dorji will perform an improvised solo set on acoustic guitar for sounds that a review in music magazine The Wire describes as “perfectly formed explosions that are full of movement and prickly energy.” The Bhutan-born guitarist now calls Asheville, North Carolina, home base. With a focus on a style that he describes as “unbound by tradition,” Dorji invites intuitive connection and a labyrinth of textures.

His debut recording was released in 2014 on Hermit Hut, a label founded by Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance, a musical project that began when Chasny wanted to merge the styles of finger-picked acoustic guitar to improvisational drone elements. Listen to Dorji’s extensive solo and collaborative experimental recordings at his Bandcamp page.

Haley Bowman, now in her fifth year at the University of Arkansas as a music business major, will open the evening, performing a  solo upright bass set that blends folk and classical styles.