Killick returns to the Red Room on another East Coast tour. He’ll be performing with his good friend and local superstar, Susan Alcorn. The first half of the night will feature solos from Eric Franklin and Liz Downing.

Killick Hinds lives in Athens, Georgia USA. His music is Appalachian Trance Metal made on unusual stringed instruments with an emphasis on unquantifiable rhythms (shaping time), intuitive intonation (shaping pitch), and shamanistic ROYGBIV (shaping color). The primary sonic influences on Killick are animals, wind, water, fire, electrical hum, and silence. Pop-culture mashups and ancient and obscure forms infuse his music; the effect more closely resembles speech patterns and emotionally-drawn architecture than it does conventional Western music. Despite its eclectic nature the sounds are surprisingly familiar and accessible to audiences of all ages and levels of musical involvement. Killick is a co-founder of Habitable Records ( and offers mastering services for dynamic sounds through H(i)nds(i)ght Studio. More than 300 Killick albums can be found via

photo credit: Jamie DeRevere

Susan Alcorn has taken the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional role in country music. Having first paid her dues in Texas country & western bands, she began to expand the vocabulary of her instrument through her study of 20th century classical music, visionary jazz, and world musics.

Though known for her solo work, she has collaborated with numerous artists including Pauline Oliveros, Eugene Chadbourne, Chris Cutler, the London Improvisors Orchestra, the Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra, Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ingrid Laubrock and Leila Bourdreuil, George Burt, Evan Parker, Michael Formanek, Zane Campbell, and Mary Halvorson among others.
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Eric Franklin will play a solo set.

Liz Downing uses voice and bowed banjo, in duos and trios, rehearsed and improvisational to create images, stories and sounds and songs. Her current work is involves scrolling paintings (crankies), the Goddess Research Project, and Mole Suit Choir, Old Songs (psychedelic folk versions of Greek poetry and philosophy), Curving Tooth, and Underworld Orchard. more info:

Event location:

Red Room at Normals Books and Records

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