Eugene Chadbourne (US) in an Interview (two parts) at the ZomerJazzFietsTour (NL) 2018!
Eugene Chadbourne is an instrumentalist (banjo, guitar and rake), singer, composer, performer and writer. He finds his influences in jazz, rock, blues, country, bluegrass and free jazz. His huge discography shows: he really worked and performed with anybody, from Han Bennink to John Zorn. Including others such as George Lewis, Bill Laswell, Oliver Lake, Willem Breuker, Bobby Previte, Billy Bragg, Michele Shocked, Elliot Sharp, Hans Reichel, Shelley Hirsch, Henry Kaiser, Camper Van Beethoven, Fred Frith, Derek Bailey, Jim O’Rourke, Louis Moholo, Keiji Heino and Anthony Braxton.
In 1991 he played several times on the Moers Festival Improvisation Project with Jimmy Carl Black (drums and vocals) and Don Preston (keyboards), former members of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. Jimmy Carl Black played with Frank Zappa on these albums: “We’re Only In It For The Money”, “Freak Out!”, “Absolutely Free”, “Crusing with Ruben & the Jets”, “Uncle Meat”, “Mothermania”, “Burnt Weeny Sandwich”, “Weasels Ripped My Flesh” and so on. On “200 Motels” he sings the very famous song “Lonesome Cowboy Burt”!
During the Dutch festival "ZomerJazzFietsTour" 2018 I met Eugene Chadbourne by accident in the headquarter of the festival in the little village Garnwerd. With pleasure he accepted my interview request and told of highlights of his career, including his close friendship with Jimmy Carl Black, festival stories and many other awesome highlights and memories.