Duo: Corey Thuro (electric mandolin) + Logan Perry (drums)

Trio: the “Westfeild Trio” Susan Alcorn (pedal steel) + Robin Rhodes (bass) + Mike Alfieri (drums/electronics)

Duo: Crowmeat Bob (NC-reeds, guitar) + Adam Arritola (NY state- drums, electronics)

Come see these new local collaborations. This will be the first ever appearance of the “Westfield Trio” hailing from Westfield in NE Balt! Folks know pedal steel legend Susan Alcorn from her many exemplary performances throughout the city and the High Zero Festival, and folks will remember Robin Rhodes from the Festival last year. Mike Alfieri is the drummer in Baltimore’s excellent experimental pop band Tomato Flower.

We’re also honored to have North Carolina sax legend Crowmeat Bob in town for his first Red Room appearance…in duo with Adam Arritola.

Crowmeat Bob is a multi-instrumentalist who’s been playing in and around North Carolina for a couple dozen years. His influences are wide-ranging, but most influential have been the many musicians he’s played with over the years in bands ranging from free improvisation to rock’n’roll to jazz to large ensembles to what-have-you. He has composed music for many bands, written songs of his own, and played as a hired gun on too many sessions and shows to count. His first LP as a leader was released just before Covid hit the world: Judge Schreber’s Avian Choir – “Bleed”. The list of players and bands he’s performed in collaboration with would impress the heck out of you. Most importantly, he provided the tenor sax for the John Goodman man-scaping scene in “Righteous Gemstones”. Semi-regular bands still theoretically active: Savage Knights, D-Town Brass, Enemy Waves. Former bands: Defenestrator, Micro East Collective, etc, etc Side-man contributions: Quintron’s Weather Warlock, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Syl Johnson, Dex Romweber, Hiss Golden Messenger, etc, etc Free improvised collaborations: Peter Kowald, Tatsuya Nakatani, Chris Cutler, Thurston Moore, Thollem McDonas, Frank Gratkowski, Tashi Dorji, Jeb Bishop, Luke Stewart, Eugene Chadbourne

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The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.