with Heather Leigh
18/08/12 @ 20:00
RICHARD YOUNGS - a prolific and diverse output, including many collaborations. Based in Glasgow since the early 1990s, his extensive back catalogue of solo and collaborative work formally begins with Advent, first issued in 1990. He plays many instruments, most commonly choosing the guitar, but he has been known to use a wide variety of other instruments including the shakuhachi, accordion, theremin, dulcimer, a home-made synthesizer (common on early recordings) and even a motorway bridge. Many of his recent shows have been predominantly vocal.
have a listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vCVqPJ3HrY&feature=related
HEATHER LEIGH - is a texan guitar player, improvising mostly on pedal steel guitar. The daughter of a coal miner, Heather Leigh was born in West Virginia and raised in Texas and has been active in the underground since the 1990s. These days she's firmly rooted in Scotland, where she’s co-run Volcanic Tongue Record Shop & Mailorder since 2004. Her music has been described as "high metal masses for amplified strings and vocals that blow all notions of form and fidelity to pieces." She’s released numerous recordings on labels such as Not Not Fun, Family Vineyard, Fag Tapes, Ultra Eczema, Chocolate Monk, Kendra Steiner Editions, Ikuisuus, Eclipse Records, Fonal and her own imprints, Wish Image and Volcanic Tongue. Her main instruments are pedal steel guitar and voice, as well as electric guitar, keyboards, bells, cuatro, psaltery, drums, bass and harmonica. She’s toured extensively as a solo artist throughout the US and Europe and has also played/performed/released music with Ash Castles On The Ghost Coast, Charalambides, Scorces (a duo with Christina Carter), the Dream/Aktion Unit (a group with Thurston Moore, Paul Flaherty, Chris Corsano and Matt Heyner), Jailbreak (a duo with Chris Corsano) and Jandek who she’s played live and recorded with in the States and the UK as well as played bass with on the only tours he’s ever done in Northern Ireland and Australia. Heather Leigh is also an accomplished visual artist. She was the graphic designer for Pauline Oliveros Foundation Houston prior to her move to Scotland. Her visual art has been included in several UK & US exhibitions and used on many record covers. She’s currently recording a new solo album to be in released in 2012.
“All notions of the pedal steel’s laid-back, country harmony are shattered as Leigh extols jagged notes and blocks of electric noise that seem to rail against rock, jazz and other notions of freedom music.” Dusted Magazine
“She is summoning the spirits of the ghost-women of rock ’n’ roll past who were perceived as the sponges of the love-cloaked-violence and guitar-death-gazes of the almighty rocker” Tiny Mix Tapes
Here's a clip of Heather playing with Chris Corsano at the CCA in 2008: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1M4ss4yIVA