Fifty years ago, Harry Taussig and Max Ochs were featured on a Takoma Records sampler LP, Contemporary Guitar – Spring ’67, alongside John Fahey, Robbie Basho, and Bukka White. Both guitarists were “re-discovered” by Tompkins Square in 2005, and have since released new recordings for the label.
On May 26th, Tompkins Square will release The Music of Harry Taussig & Max Ochs featuring newly recorded material commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Takoma sampler they first appeared on. The pair will also meet for the first time and play select shows on the West Coast. The May 28th concert in Berkeley will also feature Tompkins Square recording artist Richard Osborn, a student of the late Robbie Basho (reviewed here).
Harry Taussig and Max Ochs Live Dates
May 26 – (Release Day !) Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles
May 28 – 2 pm “in store”, Down Home Music Store, 10341 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 510-525-2191
May 28 – The Back Room (w/ Richard Osborn), 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 510-654-3808