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Them There Records presents Rob Noyes (US) & Jon Collin

Sunday, 12 August 2018 - 8:00pm
 
Them There Records proudly presents Rob Noyes and Jon Collin as part of their 2018 European Tour.
 
When Jon got in touch with us to say that they were doing a joint tour we knew immediately that we had to have them come and play for us at The Continental. Both extraordinary guitarists with highly distinct playing styles we are hugely excited to have them over to Preston. This is certainly an evening not to be missed.
 
Doors from 8pm, this event will be held in The Snug, the front room at the side of the bar.
 
"Rob Noyes has been on the Eastern Massachusetts scene for a while, but what we've heard him play is music from within the context of electric bands, most of whom are loud as hell and exist somewhere along the rim of the post-core continuum. More recently, Rob has taken to displaying his solo acoustic guitar chops and they are massive.
 
 
The Feudal Spirit is the first vinyl evidence of their 'shoulders.' Like Western Mass's Tony Pasquarosa, who mines the same widely-variant style-pits, Rob's approach to acoustic playing resembles his electric work only through shared-belief-in-a-strong-downstroke. On the way to developing his own compositional/performance approach, Noyes sometimes seems to have absorbed an almost infinite reservoir of influences. Apart from some superb Basho-like 12-string tunneling, most momentary fragments tend to recall legendary Limeys like John Renbourn (and through him, Davey Graham), because Rob's overt melodic structures tend towards the non-bluesoid. But then you'll maybe hear a note-sequence spiced like something dropped from the hot strings of Michael Chapman or even a powerful throng that makes you think of Wizz Jones. When that happens, you realize there's more of a blues base to some of the songs than you'd been able to untangle. 
 
 
 
Jon Collin is a guitar player from Lancashire, UK, currently based in Sweden. On record he plays either improvised freeform abstract blues or through-composed minimalistic utilitarian drone music. His live shows are improvisations using a system of body, mind, breath, strings and electricity. His most recent LP releases are The Nature (Early Music; 2017) and the forthcoming Water and Rock Music Volume 1 (Feeding Tube; 2018).
 
 
Them There Records present ROB NOYES & JON COLLIN at The Continental on Sunday 12th Auguest 2018. Doors from 8pm 
 
Entry is £5 on the door. 
 
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