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Tav Falco


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American singer, songwriter, guitarist, performing artist, dancer, photographer, filmmaker. Born Gustavo ‘Tav’ Falco into a family with roots in southern Italy. Grew up in the backwoods of rural Arkansas.

After working a diversity of jobs as a railroad ‘brakeman’, icehouse worker, gas station attendant & flat tire fixer, he moved from Arkansas to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1973. He became a member of Big Dixie, an alternative performance group and with Televista, an alternative film/video group in Memphis. He also worked with the noted Memphis photographer William J. Eggleston. In the process of making films & videos with blues musicians from Mississippi & Tennessee, Falco began to absorb rudimentary blues guitar playing and singing.

On stage in Memphis Falco became associated with and under the influence of an array of Memphis musicians: Charlie Feathers, James Luther Dickinson, Sam the Sham, Roland Janes, Sleepy John Estes, Van Zula Hunt, Mabon ‘Teenie’ Hodges, Roland Robinson & others. In his first solo performance between the acts of Jim Dickinson’s band, Mudboy & the Neutrons, at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Falco sang the “Bourgeois Blues” and simultaneously destroyed an electric guitar with a chainsaw live on stage.

In 1979 Falco founded his band the PANTHER BURNS :

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