THURSTON MOORE AND JOHN PAUL JONES BRING BIG EARS SURPRISE
Thurston Moore and John Paul Jones
Sometimes the sun, the moon, and the stars align in unexpected ways. Bassist, keyboard and mandolin player, composer, and arranger John Paul Jones – once in a little band called Led Zeppelin that made waves back in the day – already has two special Big Ears performances scheduled: a solo concert on Friday, March 22, and the North American debut of Sons of Chipotle, his duo with cello virtuoso Anssi Kartunnen, the following day, Saturday, March 23.
Guitarist and Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore is, of course, a legend himself. His recently published memoir, Sonic Life, chronicles the wild, potent musical melting pot of downtown New York in the 1980s, ‘90s, and beyond where he emerged as a vital creative musical force. Somehow, Thurston has never managed to make it to Big Ears. Until now.
Just a few weeks ago he and Mr. Jones proposed a collaboration, a musical meeting of the minds. Guess what? We said “YES!”
Expect the unexpected. Sunday, March 24, 2024.