Tate's music, studio, engineering, open source, permaculture and regenerative ecology web presence

Here you will find information about my music, my studio work, open source, permaculture and regenerative ecology.
I have years of experience as a recording engineer and I'm available to record or mix your project. You can read about me here, listen to my music here and read about my studio here. Feel free to contact me at any time.

Prepared Guitar Interview… 13 Questions

October 15, 2014

Tate Eskew Recording

Recently I was approached by the wonderful Prepared Guitar weblog, which is written by the admirable Miguel Copon. Miguel is a professor at the Instituto de Arte Contempor├íneo in Madrid, Spain. I think it’s incredible that he is documenting such a lovely topic and I was very flattered to have been asked to do an interview.

I’m a true believer in community and I think Miguel has created awareness and community in an area that is very dear to me and a lot of my friends. Keep up with your phenomenal work Miguel, and I very much look forward to playing in front of you in the future.

You can read the interview in it’s entirety here: Tate Eskew – 13 Questions @ Prepared Guitar

FMRL Arts

September 28, 2014

FMRL Logo

Over the last few months, my friend Chris Davis and I have been putting on shows in Nashville as FMRL. We’ve already hosted a number of wonderful events which have included the likes of Jason Lescalleet, Jeremy Bible, Dark Tips, Evan Lipson/Bob Stagner, Kevin Brown and Sam Jacobs. This, along with my other passions in regenerative design, really helps to build community. Building community and culture is vital to me and I’m so proud to be a part of this series. We have a number of shows scheduled for presentation throughout the Autumn and Winter. Here’s a list of what’s coming up. Please come out to say hello and support these artists.

You can buy tickets to these events at our website: http://fmrlarts.org

Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 29: Michael Chapman and William Tyler

Friday, Oct. 10: Lakha Khan

Sunday, Oct. 26: Father Murphy

Thursday, Nov. 13: Paul Metzger and Tim Kaiser

Sunday, Feb. 1: Battle Trance

Saturday, April 11: Trevor Watts/Veryan Weston Duo

Recording from recent show…

September 6, 2014

FMRL Presents a Spectrum of Guitar

http://fmrlarts.org/2014/08/27/fmrl-presents-a-spectrum-of-guitar-w-sir-richard-bishop-tashi-dorji-and-tate-eskew/

Line-up order:
Tate Eskew – Set starts at 0:00
Tashi Dorji – Set starts at 22:28
Sir Richard Bishop – Set starts at 1:00:20

Special thanks to Chris Davis, Emily Holt, Amy Eskew, Scott Spiedel, Brian Murphree, and Ernie Paik. Also to Emma and Yazoo Brewing Co. for their arts patronage.

New album out…

March 19, 2014

My newest release, oldowan, has been released on Functional Equivalent Recordings. You can buy a limited edition cassette (48 of them made), which is an imprinted cassette within a black muscletone custom case and comes inside of a drawstring burlap bag.

Tate Eskew explores minimalist guitar drone in two 11 minute pieces with the release of “oldowan”. Exploration of regenerative ecology and indigenous culture inspired the two compositions. Instances of calm reflectiveness are slowly interrupted by passages of anxiety and moments of contentment.


New EP “oldowan” Artwork and Tracklist

February 6, 2014

Here is the artwork for the new EP I will be releasing soon on cassette and digitally. It’s minimalist guitar drone in 2 pieces with each being 11 minutes long. I have two other releases nearing completion that I hope to get out within the year as well. More on those later. Here’s the artwork and tracklist for the new EP.

Tate Eskew - oldowan album art

  1. Habilis – 11:17
  2. Ergaster – 11:17