Week Of Wayne-O-Rama Begins June 22

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will present a Week of Wayne at Wayne-O-Rama.  It will feature Shane Parish (solo guitar) on June 22, What Cheer? Brigade on June 24 and Frank Pahl, Bill Brovold, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, Wayne-O-Rama All Stars on June 30. 

All events will be held at Wayne-O-Rama at 1800 Rossville Ave., #108.

Chattanooga's history funhouse from the Emmy-winning artist from Pee-Wee's Playhouse - is celebrating Wayne White's exhibition at the Hunter Museum called "Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White" (opening June 30) with a series of music events called "Week of Wayne" - the last of which will feature Wayne White himself. 

Review for the performers: 

Shane Parish
Thursday, June 22, 7:30 p.m., $10 at door
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American guitarist Shane Parish released his second instrumental solo acoustic album, Undertaker Please Drive Slow, late in 2016 on Tzadik Records. The music for this album was conceived in a single night of inspiration in February 2016 when Parish freely interpreted several Appalachian, folk, blues, gospel, and old English tunes into his tape recorder, allowing all of his background in classical guitar, country blues, jazz, and free improvisation to blend into a seamless and effortless flow. This demo caught the ears of the legendary NYC saxophonist and composer John Zorn, who immediately offered to produce the album. When guitar maestro Marc Ribot heard these recordings he said, “Shane Parish is one of the most interesting new guitar voices to come out of the country blues tradition of Mississippi John Hurt, Lightnin' Hopkins…” Having long established his creative voice as a radical electric guitarist in his long-running band Ahleuchatistas, Parish is now revealing a more elaborate and intimate inner world with his solo acoustic performances of whimsy, passion and virtuosity.

What Cheer? Brigade
Saturday, June 24, 8 p.m., $10 advance or $12 at door
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The What Cheer? Brigade from Providence, RI is a big-band mobile party, like a marching band on an atomic fireball sugar rush that darts from New Orleans brass band tunes to Bollywood dance numbers to whirlwind Balkan folk to bombastic hip-hop, with a ton of surprises along the way.
Chattanoogans got their first taste of the What Cheer? Brigade in 2009, when they played two unforgettable performances, first crossing the Walnut Street Bridge as a raucous 19-piece marching band (to hundreds of wide-eyed spectators) then playing an outdoor set outside the Winder Binder Gallery on the north shore. Even tighter and bolder, the band returned to Chattanooga in 2013 for a furious set at Sluggo's North, whipping the audience into a joyous frenzy.

Frank Pahl, Bill Brovold, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, Wayne-O-Rama All Stars
Friday, June 30, 8 p.m., $12 at door
This is the Wayne-O-Rama version of a variety show, with an incredible assortment of unique acts from across the country, including:
Frank Pahl (Michigan), the award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, instrument inventor and creator of automated sound sculptures, also known as a member of the avant-folk outfit Only a Mother and Little Bang Theory which only uses toy instruments.
Bill Brovold (Detroit/NYC), the guitarist, composer and visual artist who was a fixture on the downtown NYC scene in the '80s and worked closely with sonic pioneer Rhys Chatham before founding the visionary, Detroit-based rock incubator, Larval.
Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel (Atlanta), the 10-plus-year strong duo that creates hypnotic pulses and dreamy drones that weave together to form a kaleidoscope of sounds and moods, like a long-lost soundtrack to a deep-sea documentary.
Wayne-O-Rama All Stars, led by Wayne White (on banjo) himself, will put a new shine on classic tunes with an overflowing cauldron of local talent including Bryan Dyer, Eric Fairchild, Randy Fairchild, Joe Lance, Bob Stagner and Barry Wilde.


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