A night of international music at the Albatross

Jake Xerxes Fussell
Jake Xerxes Fussell

Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill’s acclaimed independent record shop, presents a great night of international music this month.

Daniel Bachman, Jake Xerxes Fussell and Rattlesnake Joe, two American musicians and one French respectively, will perform on April 28 at the at The Albatross club in Bexhill.

Daniel Bachman is a six-string and lap guitar player from Fredericksburg, Virginia currently living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 2008 to present he’s been releasing material of almost exclusively an instrumental nature while touring everywhere from Istanbul to Los Angeles. He has been playing what he describes as “psychedelic appalachia” since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like-minded folk.

Jake Xerxes Fussell is a singer and guitarist from Durham, North Carolina. His self-titled debut record, produced by and featuring William Tyler, transmuted ten arcane folk and blues tunes into vibey cosmic laments and crooked rambles. Fussell’s new album, What in the Natural World on Paradise of Bachelors takes the form of transmogrified folk/blues koans.

Rattlesnake Joe is a French folkster who sings songs from the ‘20s to ‘60s from all the legendary American Old-Time Hollers.

You’ll travel with him from the Appalachian Mountain to the western plains of north America trough a set including banjo, mandolin and guitar followed by voice.

Tickets £9. Call 01424 552435