Folk/Country

Erin Durant's "Blueberry Mountain" is timeless folk, plays Park Church 2.8

There’s a quote from Inside Llewyn Davis, a Coen Brothers film which details a few days in the life of a fictitious songwriter, where its titular character states, “If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it’s a folk song.” I thought about that quote a lot while listening to Blueberry Mountain, an LP by New York singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erin Durant. The album, recorded entirely in analog, is split between piano and acoustic guitar arrangements, with Durant’s mezzo-soprano floating softly over minimalist instrumentation, all set against the warm hiss of tape in the background. It’s a verdant, welcoming record, reminiscent of the 1960s Greenwich Village scene that never feels panderingly vintage; rather, Erin Durant’s songwriting and its honest lyricism are rife with the timelessness inherent, and necessary, to good folk music.

Erin Durant will bring her classic soundscapes to The Park Church Co-Op on February 8th, lending support to Erika Spring and Stranger Cat. Stream 2016’s Blueberry Mountain below. -Connor Beckett McInerney (@b_ck_tt)

   

Credit Guitars on Credit Electric’s New EP “Red Glow”

Self-described rock n’ chair band Credit Electric just released their new EP, “Red Glow” and it is a mighty feast for the ears. If by rock n’ chair they meant that these songs make you want to sit back with a cold one and let the intertwining guitars work their soothing Americana magic, they nailed their goal. Tracks are infused with the sway of a lovely steel guitar, Ryan LoPilato’s vocals are like a less cutesy version of Stuart Murdoch (we love you, Stuart) and title track “Red Glow” provides a platform for some killer folk jam serenades. Ah, let that cosmo electric vibe float in. Recorded at Doc Boyd Audio in Oakland, this EP is truly a refreshing taste off their forthcoming album. Oakland is lucky to have these folks and we’re ready to see them comin’ up next month. Their next show is February 6 where they open for Fantastic Negrito at Harlow's. Next up, February 7th at The Ivy Room, with Ariel Wang, My Evergreen Soul and Coywolf. So much good to come! -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Folk/Country

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Dante Mazzetti
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/DantesMusicPage/
Venue name: 
City Vineyard
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Folk/Country

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Swimming Bell
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/swimmingbellsongs/
Venue name: 
Piano's
   

Folk/Country

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Swimming Bell
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/swimmingbellsongs/
Venue name: 
Piano's