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Alan Sparhawk


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Seattle, Washington, USA (1993 – present)

George Alan Sparhawk (Seattle, Washington, USA) is a founding member of slow-core pioneers, Low (1993-present). He sings and plays guitar. Alan is a native of Duluth, Minnesota. He is married to fellow bandmember Mimi Parker.

His side projects include the blues-roots band The Black Eyed Snakes and more recently the Retribution Gospel Choir. He also released a track on a various artists compilation Songs for the End of the World as Hollis M. Sparhawk & Her Father. Beyond this he occasionally plays solo shows in his hometown, and had a solo album titled “Solo Guitar” released in August 2006.

As of 2010 he worked on several experiments under the moniker The Murder Of Crows with fellow Duluthian resident Gaelynn Lea (violin, vocals, song-writing) and Alan Sparhawk (vocals, song-writing, guitar, technology). The songs are both experimental as ethereal in nature. In April 2012 the Imperfecta EP was released in a very limited edition.

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  • Siouxlex

    Alan when you can play with other guitar gods like Nels Cline and Mark Kozelek they need to reserve a special place in the Guitar Valhalla for you.

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • lll__

    que bueno!

    7 May 2011 Reply
  • obz60

    puh....nic de fi

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • sineatersmith

    in minnesota we kick ass!

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • niigo

    Fail comment.

    5 Aug 2009 Reply
  • UntilYouReform

    More like Alan SPARSEhawk. mirite or mirite?

    12 Jun 2009 Reply
  • NormanTheDead

    cccchhhrrrrrccchhh..... LOWWWWWW...... cccchhhhhrrrmmmccchhhhh

    12 Apr 2009 Reply
  • mahatma_dj

    Saw low at Glasgow the other night. What a gig. Everything i hoped for. Am delighted to find more music by mr Sparhawk. Sparhawk. What a cool name. It would be good as a term for regular late night local shoppers in the UK.

    19 Nov 2008 Reply
  • cool4dude

    Solo Guitar is a pleasant album when you are in the right mood, but Be Nice to People with Lice is just a fun song to listen to any time.

    27 Sep 2008 Reply
  • thisisall1word

    RE: TripleSol - as opposed to any one of those completely real religions out there...

    16 May 2008 Reply
  • carol_s

    what's with the mormon tag? and why is it even mentioned in the bio?

    15 Oct 2007 Reply
  • zonke

    just listened to solo guitar - didn't expect something that impro and drony from a low-member... interesting

    7 Aug 2007 Reply
  • SundaySunday

    Ok i cant put on the solo guitar 2 listen 2 when i just need 2 have something playing.I cant put it on 2 dedicate attention 2 it.Ive been able to put it on once & listen from start 2 finish and it was no ordinary type of situation. But you know what the occasion where i got to listen to it blew me away and for that very reason this album is something extremely special. The man is a genuis

    21 Nov 2006 Reply

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