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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Lindsay Clark

The Duke of Norfolk

Twin Bridges

7 pm

Free

21 and over

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Lindsay Clark

English folk & country

Lindsay Clark

Lindsay Clark finds balance between traditional and english folk, country, and her own version of experimental folk that seems to come from her soul. Exquisite and pitch perfect, her music speaks of quiet revelation, with a background of (usually her own) multi-tracked vocal arrangements. With influences ranging from the Beach Boys, Elizabeth Cotton, Joni Mitchell, appalachian folk, her classical upbringing, and her father's record collection, she blends many worlds into a uniquely warm sound. She has carved out a vibrant place as an artist with a penchant for poetry, rich harmony, and and a style of self-taught fingerpicking influenced by Nick Drake, John Fahey, and others. Popmatters called Crystalline (2018) "a rare exhibition of the weight that minimalism can bear in contemporary, reflective folk music." Atwood Magazine called the first single, Little Dove, "a piece of poetry in and of itself."

Originally from the small gold rush town of Nevada City, CA, she now resides in Portland, OR. After relocating to Portland in 2009, she self-released two albums, recorded in Sellwood with Sean Ogilvie (Laura Gibson). Her sound has been described as “folk with angelic vocals washing over smooth edges” (1859 Magazine). She has shared the stage with musicians such as Alela Diane, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom), Laura Gibson, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Her most recent effort was engineered and co-produced last year with Jeremy Harris (Vetiver/Devendra Banhart). “Crystalline” was released in September 2018 via boutique German label Oscarson. She is currently writing, with plans to record a new album in 2020. 

The Duke of Norfolk

electronic folk

The Duke of Norfolk

The Duke of Norfolk (Adam Howard) is a peripatetic folk musician from Oklahoma. Having grown up in bluegrass territory and later studied Sound Design at the University of Edinburgh, his music nestles somewhere between traditional folk instrumentation and more modern electronic folk. More than somewhat bookish and deeply fascinated by religion & mythology, Howard’s writing tends to reflect the conflict between the fantastic / idealistic world of books & dreams and the reality of the ordinary. Howard started recording as The Duke of Norfolk in 2011 and has released two full-length albums and a handful of EPs under that title. His most recent release, Attendre et Espérer, is an exploration of grief & mourning from an almost academic perspective.

 

 

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