Smart bets: Sir Richard Bishop

“In order for guitar music to have value, it must remain new and on the move,” says world-wandering musician Sir Richard Bishop. “To take risks and to challenge one’s self and one’s listeners is the only way to maintain any worth.” Bishop stumbled upon his latest challenge — a spellbinding parlor guitar — in Tangier, Morocco. This six-stringed muse inspired an improvised collection of seductive tunes titled Tangier Sessions, which showcases both the unaccompanied instrument and Bishop’s own penchant for songwriting. The artist, known for decades of work with Sun City Girls and a dynamic solo career, brings his Tangier Sessions tour to The Mothlight on Tuesday, April 14, at 9 p.m., with support from Robert Millis and Shane Parish. $8/$10. themothlight.com. Photo by Uwe Faltermeier

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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