Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June 10: Henry Kaiser at the Sleeping Lady

Posted By on Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 1:27 PM

There are guitarists like Angus Young, who play the same recycled riffs over and over with the same guys for the rest of their lives. Then there’s guitarists like Henry Kaiser. Truly a renaissance musician, Kaiser’s played with John Zorn and Derek Bailey, recorded with indigenous Malagasy musicians with David Lindley, collaborated with Richard Thompson, played with the drummer for Journey, gone head-to-head with Wilco sideman Nels Cline and freaked out with free-jazz saxophonist John Tchicai. Kaiser—the grandson of industrialist Henry J. Kaiser—cleverly titled a 1991 album Hope You Like Our New Direction, an in-joke on the constantly-changing scope of his career. Kaiser appears with guitarist and Acoustic Guitar magazine senior editor Teja Gerken and East Bay fret-wrangler Ava Mendoza in a challenging and provocative showcase of edgy guitar artistry on Wednesday, June 10, at the Sleeping Lady. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 9pm. Free. 415.485.1182.Gabe Meline
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