posted February 17th, 2015

Rejoice, today is a noble holiday in the land of Drag City!  First, 'tis the official release date for Sir Richard Bishop's elegant and expansive Tangier Sessions! Comprised entirely of improvised pieces, Tangier Sessions features Sir Rick's focused guitar playing as a mortal extension of his other-worldly anatomy (fretting- and strumming-hands, specifically)! Generating sensory illuminations under the spell of his recently acquired, ancient, and mysterious parlor guitar, each visceral strum and strike of guitar enlightenment on Tangier Sessions is smoothly rendered for an extraordinary listen!

Sir Richard's reputation for generosity is well documented in his ability to squeeze any note or bent chord from the guitar on request, but wouldn't you know, he's never bequeathed a music video on his loyal serfdom? Enter "Safe House"! No really, come in and watch; "Safe House" is the first official Sir Richard Bishop music video ever, and you've gotta see it! Shot on location in Tangier, the video is like a travelog through one of Morocco's most storied cities. Each passing frame keeps quick pace with Sir Richard's swift attack, every note expressed as though it's on the run and truly in need of a hiding place. Assembled and edited by Robert Millis, "Safe House" is an audio/visual stay-cation enjoyed from the safety of your own house!

All this talk got you itchin' your bed sores for some live SRB? Hell yeah! Beginning next month, Sir Richard Bishop embarks on a massive North American tour, majestic guitar in tow! Check it:

3/26/15 @ The Fox Cabaret in Vancouver, Canada 

3/27/15 @ Sunset Tavern in Seattle, WA                        

3/28/15 @ Palomino Club in Spokane, WA                        

3/31/15 @ Rhythm Records in Bismarck, ND                         

4/1/15 @ The Aquarium in Fargo, ND                         

4/2/15 @ Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN                       

4/3/15 @ Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City, IA                           

4/4/15 @ Constellation in Chicago, IL                            

4/7/15 @ Trinosophes in Detroit, MI                         

4/8/15 @  Ratio in Toronto, Canada                

4/9/15 @ Casa Del Popolo in Montreal, Canada                

4/10/15 @ Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY                         

4/11/15 @ Union Arts in Washington, DC                         

4/12/15 @ The Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA                         

4/13/15 @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar in Charlottesville, VA                         

4/14/15 @ The Mothlight in Asheville, NC                         

4/16/15 @ The Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN                         

4/17/15  @ The New Vintage in Louisville, KY                          

4/20/15 @ Circle Bar in New Orleans, LA                          

4/21/15 @ Walter's in Houston, TX

4/22/15 @ Mohawk in Austin, TX                       

4/23/15 @ El Cosmico in Marfa, TX                          

4/24/15 @ Exploded View Tuscon, AZ                          

4/27/15 @ Cinefamily in Los Angeles, CA

4/28/15 @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, CA             

4/29/15 @ Shine in Sacramento, CA                         

5/1/15 @  Bunk Bar in Portland, OR

(All dates with Robert Millis)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop