Chuck Johnson + Fletcher Tucker

Chuck Johnson:

Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician residing in Oakland, CA. He approaches his work with an ear towards finding faults and instabilities that might reveal latent beauty, with a focus on guitar, experimental electronics, minimalism and soundtrack composition. Recordings of his work have been published by VDSQ, Trouble in Mind, Scissor Tail, Merge, and Three Lobed, among others.

Between 2011 and 2015 Johnson released a triptych of solo guitar LP’s – A Struggle Not A Thought, Crows in the Basilica, and Blood Moon Boulder, that have become touchstones of the post-Takoma Records solo acoustic format. Balsams – his most recent album and pedal steel guitar debut – delivers what Pitchfork has described as “singular,” and “a mournful hymn built out of layers of sliding strings, cascading with a zenlike stateliness…”

Fletcher Tucker:

Fletcher Tucker (formerly recording under the name Bird By Snow), makes his home in Big Sur, California. Songs are smuggled back from hikes through the energeti c and physical wilderness of the Sacred West. Tucker’s records are defined by intricate compositions, mytho-poetic lyricism, and graceful multi-instrumentalism. In performance Tucker creates a sonic ecosystem by layering rhythms and melodies with looping-pedals, guitar, drum, and voice.