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Davey Williams & LaDonna Smith

Friday, November 17, 1989. 8:00 pm

 

Davey Williams & LaDonna Smith (8pm set) at Roulette 1989

Davey Williams & LaDonna Smith

Friday, November 17, 1989. 8:00 pm

An evening of improvisations by the duo from Birmingham, sets at 8 and 10pm.

LaDonna Smith (born 1951) is an American avant garde musician from Alabama. She is a violinist, violist, and pianist. Since 1974 she has been performing free improvisational music with musicians such as Davey Williams, Gunther Christmann, Anne Lebaron, Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne, Misha Feigin, Michael Evans, David Sait, Jack Wright, John Russell, Sergey Letov, Toshi Makihara, Andrew Dewar and many other of the world’s major improvisers.

Davey Williams (born 1952) is an American free improvisation and avant-garde music guitarist. In addition to his solo work, he has been noted for his membership in Curlew (George Cartwright, Tom Cora,  Pippin Barnett, Fred Frith, Bill Laswell) and longtime collaboration with LaDonna Smith. Williams has appeared live at some 1,500 concerts worldwide. Williams co-founded The Improviser, a journal of experimental music, in 1981. He has also worked as a music critic for the Birmingham News and published freelance criticism elsewhere.