Wednesday, June 8, 2011

SUMMER SCHOOL No. 1. Bobby Bare Jr, Tucker Martine, Carey Kotsionis, Kevin Murphy (the moondoggies), Jason Dodson (the maldives)

the other side of nashville, a night of songs and stories.
june 19th. 7pm. penthouse of the sorrento (seattle).

bobby bare jr. is a nashville superstar, and an indie rock demi god, and one of the most entertaining charisma-rich brilliant human beings we know. tucker martine is straight up one of the most in-demand producers of our generation (hot off the billboard number one decemberists album) and he is a nashville native and one charming man, and carey k. will melt your heart, period. kevin and jason are heroic musicians, and this night is going to be quite memorable.

from bobby:

"there is more than one type of music made in music city and more than one type of kid that is born in nashville. hear the stories of 2 sons of the city and a handful of remarkable special guests as we evoke the other side of nashville."

grab tickets here. fifteen bucks.

facebook event page (because i am certain you want to invite every last friend)

Bobby Bare, Jr.

A Nashville native and musician who has recorded several solo albums, along with two albums with his band, "Bare, Jr.". In 1974, when Bare Jr. was only eight, He and his father, singer Bobby Bare, were both nominated for a Grammy for the song "Daddy What If." He has performed with his band the Young Criminals Starvation League, an ever-changing group of musicians. They have released three studio albums, an EP, and a live album. His last cd "A STORM-A TREE-MY MOTHER'S HEAD" came out on 30 Tigers/Naked Albino Recordings in 2010.

Tucker Martine

is an American, Nashville native, Grammy nominated record producer, musician and composer who has worked with artists such as My Morning Jacket, Mudhoney, Bill Frisell, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, R.E.M., Laura Veirs, Quasi, Spoon, The Long Winters, Jim White, Death Cab For Cutie, Jesse Sykes, Mirah, Brian Blade, and Tift Merritt. Notably, he produced The Decembrists latest album, The King Is Dead, which debuted in January 2011 and topped the billboards at number 1 in the country. In 2010, Paste Magazine included Martine in their list of the 10 Best Producers of the Decade. Martine received a Grammy nomination in 2007 in the "best engineered album" category for the Floratone album with Bill Frisell on Blue Note. He has also released several albums of his field recordings. As a composer and musician Martine has released 2 albums under the recording pseudonym Mount Analog as well as Mylab (a collaboration with keyboardist Wayne Horvitz) and Orchestra Dim Bridges (with violist Eyvind Kang). Additionally, Microsoft called upon Martine's creativity when they asked him to help compose the startup and branding sounds for Microsoft's new operating system Vista.

Carey Kotsionis

A performer with a candy box full of styles, Carey Kotsionis possesses a vocabulary of songwriting from another era. Mixing jazz, blues, country, and pop, Kotsionis creates a sound woven together by her dynamite voice. Carey currently lives in Nashville.

Kevin Murphy of The Moondoggies.

"The Moondoggies write music that takes us deep into the fields, where the stalks of grain or the wild grasses of a prairie reach to above our heads and we're hearing the sound of a hissing wind and, if our senses were more attuned, we'd smell the dirty fur and feathers of all kinds of hidden animals, out there with us. It's a feeling of being lost in our own thoughts - or lost in their thoughts. There is a softness in the group's rustic drumming up of the echoes of the soul that are floating off of the nail pegs of their barn rafters. Both "Tidelands" and their previous effort, "Don't Be A Stranger," are albums that sound like the silhouettes of lonely trees and the footsteps of someone or something that we're dreading, walking somewhere behind us, keeping a reasonable distance, coming out of the shadows from the middle of nowhere. It feels as if, no matter how isolated we might get, how much we try to get away, the footsteps that follow us through these songs will one day catch us and then what?"
- Daytrotter.

Jason Dodson of The Maldives:

The Maldives are an alt-country band from Seattle, Washington known for sold-out live performances described by KEXP-FM as "transcendent". They have released three albums beginning with a self-titled EP in 2006. Their most recent album Listen To The Thunderwas rated the second best "Northwest Album" of 2009 by Sound on the Sound. The Maldives regularly play in Seattle and have performed at the Sasquatch!, Bumbershoot, South by Southwest, and Doe Bay music festivals.In addition to traditional rock instrumentation, the members of the band play violin, lap steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, and accordion.

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