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Sir Richard Bishop

August 17, 2023

Ars Nova Workshop presents Sun City Girls guitarist Sir Richard Bishop at Solar Myth on Thursday, August 17. Philadelphia guitarist Bill Nace opens.

Richard Bishop, guitarist and founding member of the band Sun City Girls (1981-2007), released his first solo record (Salvador Kali) in 1998 on John Fahey’s esteemed Revenant label under the moniker Sir Richard Bishop. Since then he has released albums on a variety of labels, including Drag City and Editions Mego.

“Sir Richard Bishop forces one to alter that hoary cliche to ‘jack of all trades, master of…damn near all.’ Renowned for his mercurial guitar-playing for 26 years with Seattle ethno-delic legends Sun City Girls, Bishop has wrought a distinguished solo canon as well. He combines soulfulness and advanced technique with a panache that’s nearly unrivaled among today’s guitarists. Bishop strums spiritual with incantatory ragas, free-folk excursions, crystalline flamenco flourishes, ruddy Appalachian folk, Middle Eastern-tinged fantasias and gypsy arabesques. This is eclecticism done with respect and third-eye-dilating filigree; his compositions attain a sepia-toned wistfulness and a psychedelic complexity.” -OC Weekly

Cover: Sir Richard Bishop
Thursday, August 17


  • Performance

Program Info

$25 General Admission
21 & Over

This is a seated event.


Sir Richard Bishop

  • Sir Richard Bishop – guitar

Bill Nace

  • Bill Nace – guitar

Ben Hall / Lemuel Marc Duo

  • Ben Hall – drums
  • Lemuel Marc – trumpet


Solar Myth
Philadelphia, PA