Eugene Chadbourne is an American improvisor, guitarist and banjoist. Highly eclectic and unconventional, Chadbourne’s most formative influence is free jazz.
Chadbourne started out playing rock and roll guitar, but quickly grew bored with the form’s conventions. He then studied other genres, including blues, country, bluegrass, free jazz, and noise eventually synthesizing all those heterogeneous influences into a unique style of his own. He was also influenced early on by the experimental stylings of Captain Beefheart and the Mothers of Invention.
Chadbourne has worked with numerous artists including John Zorn, Fred Frith, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Carla Bley Band, Paul Lovens, Toshinori Kondo, Camper Van Beethoven, Jello Biafra, They Might Be Giants, Sun City Girls, Violent Femmes, Aki Takase, Walter Daniels, Kevin Blechdom and Jimmy Carl Black.
Chadbourne also fronted Shockabilly (1982–1985) with Mark Kramer (bass/organ) and David Licht (drums), releasing four eclectic albums and invented an instrument known as the electric rake, made by attaching an electric guitar pickup to an ordinary lawn rake.
Chadbourne has resided in Greensboro, North Carolina since 1981.
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Since the devil is gone … w/ Eugene Chadbourne
Saturday, 17 October 2015 | 19:30 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg