Archive for December, 2011

New Years Message from Thollem

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

“Great arguments
are often won with
the eloquent
positioning of a little white lie

Always put on Your sincere face”

-Thollem  (performing 8p, January 19 @ Easy Lemon)


Tyler Shepherd Improv & Interview

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Tyler Shepherd (principal bassist for the Chattanooga Symphony) in this short interview and improvisation with me.  Tyler and I will premiere my new piece for prepared-bass and prepared-piano during his Easy Lemon residency:  Jan 15-19.

Thollem McDonas to perform at Easy Lemon in January!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Terry Riley said of pianist/improviser Thollem McDonas: “He inhabits a world uniquely his own, rhythmically, harmonically and formally.  A true original.”  Hailing from San Francisco, Thollem McDonas tours extensively across the U.S. and Europe; his recordings from the past six years alone number over twenty and include collaborations with musicians too numerous to mention here. (

We are excited to welcome Thollem to our loft on January 19 (Thursday evening) at 8pm!  This will be a one-night performance, and you will NOT want to miss it.  A huge thank-you to the Shaking Ray Levi Society for helping arrange this performance!

Ron Buffington, on his upcoming show

Monday, December 5th, 2011

art hung for MAINx24 openhouse

Sunday, December 4th, 2011