Shane Parish and Michael Potter - Live at the Crow’s Nest

7″ Lathe. Numbered. Edition of 23. Risograph cover and back printed at LOOKYHERE.

Lovely compact duo set for acoustic & electric guitars with ambient sound. Both Shane and Michael are guitarists based in Athens GA, sharing an approach to the instrument that rolls seamlessly from folk to rock to experimental. Potter also runs the Garden Portal and Null Zone tape labels, and Parish’s past efforts range from the frenzied splut of Ahleuchatistas to a delirious solo meditation for John Zorn’s Tzadik label. 

Playing at a hometown spot, The Crow’s Nest (an outdoor pavilion at Sandy Creek State Park) Potter & Parish combine drones, figure eights, and hard plucks with the song of little golden birdies (as well as the sounds of nearby traffic). They create a swirl of beautiful energy that draws power from everything around them. There are string flashes here containing shards of everything from the rolling Appalachian Mountains to the Kosmsiche plains of Köln, and the only thing you could really wish for would be a longer running time. 

Great stuff!

-Byron Coley, 2022

Michael’s Bandcamp 

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