Photo Credit: Jamal Ahmed
Celebrate the release of Spirit House, a continuation of Marian McLaughlin's musical partnership with double bassist and arranger Ethan Foote. Their work together represents an adventurous and original endeavor bringing together folk rock, chamber music, and lyrical vision. Marian McLaughlin is a songwriter, singer and guitarist pushing the boundaries of folk music. Weaving together imaginative lyrics, intricate classical guitar work and a rhapsodic delivery, she creates songs of breathtaking scope and exquisite detail. This show will feature Marian and Ethan with their chamber ensemble including:
Zachariah Matteson - violin
Nick Montopoli - violin
Karl J. Mitze - viola
Geoffrey Manyin - cello
Alan Kayanan - percussion
Mike Okusami - electric guitar
Brian Falkowski - flute, clarinet, saxophone
Neil Brown - trumpet
Corey Sansolo - trombone
Openers: Canopy is a Baltimore-based collaboration between Matt Muirhead and McKenzie Ditter. The duo plays improvised music on instruments they've built from scratch. Their sound is adventurous and ethereal.
Middle Set: Former members of post-harDCore agitators Q and Not U, John Davis and Chris Richards have drastically changed course in their current duo Paint Branch, echoing the mood and feel of CSNY and Harry Nilsson.
“I’ve never seen anyone play guitar quite the way Marian McLaughlin does, or sing the patterns she sings.” - Bob Boilen, NPR Music’s All Songs Considered
“There is plenty to savor here off in McLaughlin’s corner of the world, which she peoples with odd, vivid images and gorgeously recorded gestures.“ - Jayson Greene, Wondering Sound