Five Firsts: David Torn of Ships Is Slip While Sheeps Is Sleep

David Torn (photo by Paolo Soriani)

David Torn (photo by Paolo Soriani)

NAME: David Torn
BAND AFFILIATION: Ships Is Slip While Sheeps Is Sleep
also:
Sun of Goldfinger
Prezens
Pinktank
Cloud About Mercury
Levin Torn White
B.L.U.E.
David Sylvian
Ryuichi Sakamoto
etc etc etc

INSTRUMENT: Electric Guitar & Electronical Hoo-Ha

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Wes Montgomery’s “A Day in the Life”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Ravi Shankar @ Alla Rakha in NYC and Westbury

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a piano and a snare drum

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … I can’t remember that far back!

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Groundling Heath

Guitar provocateur David Torn leads his all-star ensemble Ships Is Slip While Sheeps Is Sleep in their maiden voyage at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Saturday (February 11). Joining Torn will be alto saxman Tim Berne and drummers Ches Smith and Dave King. Tix are $20.

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