Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Non-Event Presents
Our October Experimental Coffee House


Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA
7 p.m. /$5

JOSEPH ALLRED is a Boston-based guitarist, poet, singer, multi-instrumental composer, and visual artist who is originally from Jamestown, Tennessee. Their work draws from the American Primitive school of guitar as expounded by John Fahey and Robbie Basho, Appalachian folk, gospel, blues, avant-garde and minimalist composers including Arvo Pärt, Charlemagne Palestine, Terry Riley, and Henry Flynt, and the musical traditions of India, Central Asia, and Iran.

They have released four solo albums, the last of which, Fire and Earth on Scissor Tail Records, was called “a profoundly evocative work” by Justin Hernandez of Impose Magazine, and said to “convey mystical and nature-dazzled themes” by Bill Meyer of Dusted. They are founder and co-operator of Tennessee-based experimental/folk label Meliphonic Records and one half of ambient/experimental/noise duo Graceless. They have degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of Tennessee and are currently a graduate student in Middle Eastern Studies at Boston College.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts and the Boston Cultural Council, both local agencies which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Boston Cultural Council is administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.