James Blackshaw

Since last year's The Cloud of Unknowing (Pitchfork's 34th favorite album of 2007) introduced James Blackshaw and his formidable 12-string skills to a wider audience, fans exploring Blackshaw's back catalogue have been in for quite a dig. Some of the UK guitarist/composer's earliest limited-run CD-Rs and LPs have been out of print. But thanks to his current label Tompkins Square, four of those releases will again see the light of the laser and the prick of the needle on March 25. [Pitchfork]

Thanks to a last minute tip (thx), I just realized that James Blackshaw is in NYC - playing Orchard Gallery tonight (Jan 25), and Sound Fix tomorrow, and then Philly, and then Orchard Gallery again, and then Issue Project Room. Plenty of chances to see him. All tour dates below....

James Blackshaw - 2008 Tour Dates
Jan 25 - Brethren Of The Free Spirit show: Orchard Gallery NYC, New York
Jan 26 - Sound Fix Records In-Store NYC, New York
Jan 29 - Brickbat Books Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan 31 - Brethren Of The Free Spirit + solo sets show: Orchard Gallery NYC, New York
Feb 1 - Apestaartje / Incunabulum Festival: Issue Project Room NYC, New York
Feb 5 - Aquarius Records In-Store San Francisco, California
Feb 6 - Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, California
Mar 6 - Sacred Trinity Church Manchester
Mar 10 - CB2 Cambridge
Mar 11 - Gramaphone London
Mar 26 - Roisin Dubh Galway
Mar 27 - The Whiskey Cork
Mar 28 - Baker’s Place Limerick
Mar 29 - Boom Boom Room Dublin
Mar 30 - Pavillion Bar Belfast
Apr 17 - Theater Kikker Utrecht
Apr 27 - Triptych Festival Glasgow, Scotland
Jul 8 - Expo Zaragoza 2008: July 8-10 Zaragoza

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