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Daniel Bachman: August 19, 2018 Trans-Pecos

November 12, 2018

Daniel Bachman’s latest album, The Morning Star, opens with the side-long “Invocation” (wonderfully captured live at Hopscotch back in September) and weaves its way through two LPs worth of solo guitar, drones, field recordings, and found sounds. It’s an expansion of the palette he’s been mining since Orange County Serenade, but here Bachman’s style tips more towards ambient/drone music than he has in the past. However aside from that Hopscotch performance, Bachman is very much still doing solo guitar performances. This set recorded at Trans-Pecos back in August finds Bachman playing “Sycamore City,” “Song For the Setting Sun IV,” and “New Moon” from The Morning Star, plus “The Flower Tree” and “Wine and Peanuts” from his 2016 self-titled LP. He rounds out the originals with a few deep covers you may know: “Beautiful Eyes of Virgina” by Lemuel Turner, “Steamboat Gwine Round Da Bend” by John Fahey, and “Weary Lonesome Blues” by Roy Harvey and Leonard Copeland.

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Daniel Bachman
Queens, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for

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Tracks: [44:59]
01. Sycamore City
02. Beautiful Eyes of Virgina [Lemuel Turner]
03. Steamboat Gwine Round Da Bend [John Fahey]
04. Song For the Setting Sun IV
05. The Flower Tree > Wine and Peanuts
06. Weary Lonesome Blues [Roy Harvey and Leonard Copeland]
07. New Moon

Support Daniel Bachman: Website | Facebook | Buy The Morning Star from Three Lobed

Daniel Bachman Quartet: September 7, 2018 Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Rite of Summoning (Raleigh, NC)

September 18, 2018

The consistently positive reception for Daniel Bachman‘s latest record, The Morning Star, is an uplifting reminder that some people still listen with an open mind. The double LP, released this summer by Three Lobed Recordings, takes Bachman’s previous drone experiments — most recently suggested by the beginning of “Brightleaf Blues” on Bachman’s self-titled 2016 album, and extends it to the entire first side of the new record. The 18-minute ambient drone “Invocation” – that a casual fan might wonder if this is Daniel Bachman at all. “Invocation” is a vast and complex new work, blending field recordings, snippets of spoken word, a shruti box, and more. It’s a bold way to begin a record, and to capture the feeling of it full, read what Tiny Mix Tapes had to say.

One fact of a piece like “Invocation” is that it’s virtually impossible to create live in the settings where Bachman usually finds himself — that is, as a solo guitarist. So leave it to one of his favorite venues for experimentation – King’s in Raleigh, at a Three Lobed / WXDU event – for Bachman to find a path toward the album version, even if the result was entirely new. Joined by Forrest Marquise, Jim Becker and Jaime Fennelly, not to mention one of Marquise’s custom instruments and a mic’d, upside-down peanut jar with marbles on it, Bachman and his fellow players created a unique “Invocation” for what is always one of the year’s most exciting days of experimental music (christened this year as the “Annual Rite of Summoning.” This 38-minute organism of a song created a new place inside Kings’ four walls, a space to breathe, to reflect, to listen. A rite of summoning, indeed.

Please put on your headphones, and enjoy.

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Daniel Bachman Quartet
Three Lobed / WXDU Annual Rite of Summoning
Hopscotch Music Festival
Raleigh, NC USA

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01 Invocation

Daniel Bachman
Forrest Marquise
Jaime Fennelly
Jim Becker

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Daniel Bachman: November 22, 2016 Trans-Pecos

December 8, 2016

[photo by Jeremy Wright]

Of all the ultra-talented musicians that have graced the pages of this site, Daniel Bachman is perhaps the most gifted performer of them all. With no accompaniment, no pedals, no significant amplification and really just his hands, an acoustic guitar and a slide, Daniel is capable of creating whole symphonies of modern mountain blues. As one of the foremost contemporary purveyors of “American primitive guitar” music, Daniel has taken the mantle from such luminaries as Leo Kottke, John Fahey and Peter Lang and advanced the genre to a twenty-first century model.

This year saw the release of Daniel Bachman’s self-titled album on Three Lobed Recordings — a record that received a healthy dose of highly positive reviews and for Daniel, further recognition of his proficient musical output. We were fortunate to be able to present Bachman’s NYC album release show at a venue that fit the vibe of his show perfectly, Trans-Pecos. This show took place on a relaxed Tuesday night and as the substantial crowd filtered in, Daniel mingled among the fans, and when he took the stage it was as if he were playing for a room full of friends. The performer’s ease with people was apparent from his on-stage demeanor, but at the instant he began to play the room fell silent with attention and Daniel’s intensity was clear. Bachman worked through an hour-long set that felt much shorter in large part because its easy to get lost in the music of this artist. The set touched on his recent output and included about half of the new album. As we’ve indicated in the multiple times that Daniel Bachman has appeared on this site, this is a performer not to miss when he comes to town. We hope to be able to bring him back and present another night like this magical one last month at Pecos.

Daniel is currently booking a European tour for the Spring, but dates are not yet announced. His next performance is an annual Holiday show in Fredericksburg Virginia, info here.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted at the front of the stage and mixed with a board feed provided by our friend Joe who did a great job with sound on this night. The result is a superb recording. Enjoy!

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Daniel Bachman
Queens NY

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[Total Time 1:01:59]
01 Untitled I
02 Bells
03 Watermelon Slices On A Blue Bordered Plate
04 The Flower Tree
05 Wine And Peanuts
06 [tuning]
07 Song For The Setting Sun I
08 Song For The Setting Sun II
09 Old Country Rock
10 [banter – false start]
11 Orange County Serenade
12 Untitled II

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Bachman-Toth Band: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show, King’s, Raleigh, NC

September 15, 2016

[photo courtesy of David Schwentker]

If the Watery Love set was the volume plateau of the Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show at King’s during Hopscotch Music Festival, the joint appearance by longtime site faves James Toth aka Wooden Wand and Daniel Bachman was undoubtedly its whimsical peak. This day happened to not only be one of the consistent musical highlights of the year, but also it was Toth’s birthday, so he and Bachman were probably in a celebratory mood. Whatever the reason, reality was that this combination of players had never existed before — Bachman, Toth, Forrest Marquisee on guitar, and Ian McColm on drums — and they hadn’t even soundchecked. What would happen was a mystery to everyone, even to some degree the people on the stage.

However much the 20+-minute drone-ified version of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” that emerged was or wasn’t planned, the outcome felt like more than a mere lark. As with everything these players do, this was done with spirit, turning this into one of those off-the-cuff, daring improvisational moments that have come to define what is always the highlight of this music festival. There’s not much more to say about it than that — listen to it and you’ll understand.

I recorded this set with Brad Womack’s soundboard feed and Schoeps MK4V microphones onstage. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Bachman-Toth Band 
Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show
Raleigh, NC USA

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01 [intro]
02 War Pigs [Black Sabbath]

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Daniel Bachman: May 24, 2015 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

June 16, 2015

Daniel Bachman

So far, 2015 has been a banner year for solo guitar records, with new releases from Daniel Bachman and Tashi Dorji plus the upcoming new Chuck Johnson record—just to name a few that I’m excited about. With the recently-released River, Daniel Bachman has somehow managed to out-do last year’s incredible Orange Co. SerenadeIt’s no accident the North Carolina transplant has released those two records on a couple of the state’s most prestigious labels—River on Three Lobed and Orange Co. Serenade on Bathetic. (And indeed no accident that Chuck Johnson’s Crows in the Basilica came out on Three Lobed and Tashi Dorji’s Appa came out on Bathetic, to further the connection to like-minded guitarists and labels.)

Bachman headlined an incredible bill of solo folk guitarists at Union Pool a few weeks back—the show, organized by Jeff Conklin/Avant Ghetto, also featured North Carolina songstress Sarah Louise, L.A.’s Itasca (Kayla Cohen), and Belgium’s Ignatz (Bram Devens). Bachman’s set treats us to songs off both River and Orange Co. Serenade, including two covers: “Levee” by Jack Rose and “Old Country Rock” by William Moore, giving us a good idea of who he sees as his forebears. Bachman may be young among the crowd of solo guitarists, but already can be counted among the genre’s greats. I have no doubt we’ll be seeing more great things from him.

I recorded this set with the AKGs clamped to the balcony and a board feed from Union Pool FOH, Kevin. There’s a little bit of ambient noise from the crowd and bar here—including one very exuberant fan—but Bachman’s guitar is loud and crystal clear. Enjoy!

Thanks to Jeff for organizing the event and inviting us down to record it. Avant Ghetto will presenting another show full of guitar worship at Union Pool on August 2 with PG Six, Chuck Johnson, Alan Licht, and Anthony Pasquarosa.

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Daniel Bachman
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

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Recorded and produced by Eric PH

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Tracks [45:34]
01. Won’t You Cross Over to That Other Shore
02. Levee [Jack Rose]
03. Sarah Anne
04. Orange Co. Serenade
05. Old Country Rock [William Moore]
06. Song For the Setting Sun II
07. Coming Home

Support Daniel Bachman: Website | Facebook | Buy River from Three Lobed | Buy Orange Co. Serenade from Bathetic

Daniel Bachman and Nathan Bowles: September 5, 2014 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show, King’s, Raleigh, NC (FLAC/MP3/Streaming)

September 16, 2014

"photo by PJ Sykes"
[Photo by PJ Sykes]

As I said in our last post about the co-sponsored Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show during Hopscotch Music Festival, one of the things that made this best-curated-of-the-fest day so special were the number of one-off collaborations that went down. Nathan Bowles has been all around the scene for a while now, lending his banjo and other skills to such diverse acts as the drone wizards Pelt, the Appalachian-influenced Black Twig Pickers, Steve Gunn, plus his solo work. Daniel Bachman, who has been on the site twice, is as prolific as he is talented. His latest release, Orange Co. Serenade appeared on the tiny North Carolina imprint Bathetic Records around the same time that the Virginian chose to relocate to Durham, NC.

For this very special first-time collaboration, Bachman and Bowles (joined by local guitarist Zeke Graves) chose to pay tribute to classic southern sounds, first serving up an acoustic version of Jeffrey Cain’s “Moonshine Is the Sunshine” from his 1970 album For You, followed by the legendary North Carolina guitarist Link Wray’s “Waterboy”, which turned into a massive sixteen-minute guitar freakout with Graves and Bachman’s dueling electric guitars backed by Bowles doing a turn on percussion. From the day’s first act, we ended up hearing one of the highlights of the entire show.

I recorded this set, as with all of these sets, with Schoeps MK4V microphones on stage and a soundboard feed from the King’s staff. The sound quality, particularly on the Link Wray song, is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Daniel Bachman and Nathaniel Bowles
Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Day Show
Raleigh, NC USA

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Tracks [Total Time 32:10]
01 [intro]
02 Moonshine Is the Sunshine [Jeffrey Cain]
03 Waterboy [Link Wray]

Musicians (in alphabetical order)
Daniel Bachman – acoustic and electric guitars, vocals
Nathaniel Bowles – banjo, percussion, vocals
Zeke Graves – electric guitar, sruti box

If you enjoyed this recording, SUPPORT these musicians by visiting their sites and buying their stuff. You can find Nathan Bowles here and buy his stuff here; Daniel Bachman’s latest can be purchased from Bathetic Records here.

Daniel Bachman: December 12, 2013 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

December 31, 2013

[Photos by acidjack]

Guitar prodigy and all-around nice guy Daniel Bachman closes out my posts for 2013, as he deserves to. This prolific young artist, who we first experienced at Hopscotch earlier this year, has been cranking out stunning solo guitar records at a breakneck pace, with the understated genius of Jesus, I’m A Sinner hitting shelves via Tompkins Square this year and another LP forthcoming on Asheville, NC imprint Bathetic Records in early-mid-2014. Based on some of his recent live sets, there seems to be yet more material at the ready for after that. This set previewed a bunch of the forthcoming record, and even gave Bachman a chance to do an extra-long set due to the disappearance of the night’s headliner. We were more than OK with that, as Daniel busted out some long songs to stretch it out, including “Copperhead” and his just-for-this-night mashup of “Blenheim” and “We Would Be Building”, which is streaming below. Daniel deserves your love and your ears, and we hope you dig it.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed and Schoeps MK4V cardiod microphones. Other than some occasional HVAC noise in the audience mics, the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Blenheim/We Would Be Building”

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Daniel Bachman
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

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Tracks [Total Time 49:45]
01 Intro>Little Lady Blues
02 Orange Co. Serenade
03 And Now I Was Born To Die
04 Pig Iron
05 Sarah Anne
06 [banter]
07 Coming Home
08 [banter2]
09 Copperhead
10 [banter3]
11 Blenheim/We Would Be Building

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Daniel Bachman, visit his website, and buy his records from Tompkins Square as well as looking into a pre-order of the forthcoming release from Bathetic.

Daniel Bachman: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Music Festival, Long View Center (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

September 18, 2013

[Photos courtesy of Eric Dawson]

Introducing the 23-year-old guitar prodigy Daniel Bachman at their day show event (where he played with Pelt), my friends at Paradise of Bachelors paid Bachman a high compliment indeed when they referred to him as the logical heir of the late, great Jack Rose. To compare anyone, even today’s best living guitarists, to Rose might well border on sacrilege for those who follow these types of musicians closely. At least, it would if Bachman didn’t live up to the hype. For those who saw him play a solo set of his signature steel string fingerstyle guitar at Raleigh’s Long View Center  during the Hopscotch Music Festival on this Friday night — recorded by our buddy David Schwentker — it became clear that he does.

The Chapel Hill based guitarist, originally of Fredricksburg, Virginia, has four solo albums under his belt already, including his two 2012 releases Seven Pines and Oh Be Joyful, plus two more records he recorded as Sacred Harp that were released back in 2010. He’s been playing this music, which he calls “psychedelic Appalachia”, since he was a teenager. What you hear on this recording is the product of years of Bachman honing his craft, as well as absorbing the lessons learned from sharing stages with the greats, including Rose. This set wandered all over Bachman’s catalog, including previewing two new tracks from his forthcoming third album on Tompkins Square, Jesus I’m A Sinner. Both of those songs — “Sarah Anne” and “Blenheim” — show the continuing promise of this fine young musician. Two of these songs — “Pig Iron” and the untitled number — are being recorded now, with release planned for 2014. Yes, you heard it right — Bachman has a new record that’s not even out yet, and he’s already on to the next project.

This set was recorded by David Schwentker with a direct soundboard feed from the Longview house board. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Pig Iron”

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Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.


Daniel Bachman
Hopscotch Music Festival
Long View Center
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by David Schwentker

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01 [guitar warmup]
02 intro
03 Pig Iron
04 Coming Home
05 Sarah Anne
06 [Untitled Lap Guitar]
07 Copperhead
08 Blenheim
09 White Oak
10 We Would Be Building

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Daniel Bachman, visit his facebook page, and buy his records from Tompkins Square or pre-order Jesus I’m A Sinner from Amazon.

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