Immediately following the release party for his new solo album, "In Place", Brooklyn guitarist Daryl Shawn headed out to the West Coast to begin his thirteenth solo tour. Two weeks of travel on Amtrak and Greyhound took him to San Francisco, Vancouver, Chicago and many points in between, and now he's bringing his road-honed chops to the friendly confines of Freddy's Backroom in his home borough of Brooklyn on Friday, November 9. Fans of Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel and Kaki King will find much to enjoy in this free show.
An alumnus of Berklee College of Music who went on to develop his craft during five years in Oaxaca, Mexico, Shawn combines his taste for unusual chords with the guitar-thumping techniques of flamenco and rhythms culled from African music to create an eclectic mix fueled by a healthy appetite for rocking out (and sometimes, blissing out). Deli Magazine writes, "Daryl Shawn is one of those acoustic guitar gems that can seize you and drag you along with him in an erratic dance in the pick of a string". Shawn often complements his impressive guitar skills with winsome, colorful rhymes - think Paul Simon with a dash of Paul Westerberg.
Shawn plays at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 9th. Also appearing is the Fred Thomas Trio, Billy Wallace, the Shitbirds, and Sir Jarlsberg. Freddy's Bar is located at 627 5th Ave., between 17th & 18th St. in Brooklyn's South Slope, near the Prospect R train stop. Admission is free, with a one-drink minimum. No one under 21 admitted. For more information, contact Freddy's Bar at (718) 768-0131 or http://www.freddysbar.com. For more about Daryl Shawn, visit http://www.darylshawn.com.