Kassi Valazza's Farewell Show feat. Michael Hurley
FRIDAY, DEC. 8th ~ 9pm ~ $20 ** THIS WILL BE A QUIET,
FRIDAY, DEC. 8th ~ 9pm ~ $20
** THIS WILL BE A QUIET, LISTENING SHOW **
Kassi Valazza w/ Tobias Berblinger Lewi Longmire Erik Clampitt Ned Folkerth Sydney Nash
Kassi Valazza is pulling up stakes and moving to N'Awlins!
The band is not "breaking up," but the local appearances are going to become fewer and further between, so best get an earful while you can!
Un-reconstituted Pop Star Folk Hero Michael Hurley opens the show!
https://www.kassivalazza.com There has been a cult-like fascination growing around Kassi Valazza since the self-release of her 2019 debut album Dear Dead Days, which she followed with a surprise digital EP called Highway Sounds last year. She is seated squarely at the vanguard of new American songwriters strengthening and broadening the sound of country music as she tours with celebrated acts such as Melissa Carper and Riddy Arman. The Southwestern native resides in Portland, Oregon, a hotbed of songwriters producing albums that both bear the torch and bend the arc of American roots music, and she recently signed with Fluff & Gravy Records, a label known for launching Anna Tivel and Margo Cilker.
Valazza’s latest album Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing is a spellbinding collection of songs that dangle like protective magic talismans, catching dreams and glinting light. She hypnotizes listeners with a sturdy, yet gentle, voice and painterly songwriting imbued with an independent spirit. Though her music plays country cousin to British folk, calling to mind greats like Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention) and Karen Dalton, a Southwestern American streak carves its way through these solemn, sweetly sung melodies like a canyon.
https://www.snockonews.net Michael Hurley could be called the godfather, or grandfather, of ‘freak-folk” but the Oregon-based singer, songwriter, artist and storyteller’s roots go back to his childhood in rural Pennsylvania and early forays into New York City, where he found kindred spirits like Peter Stampfel, Sam Shepard and the Holy Modal Rounders. The 2019 inductee into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame has, in recent years, been embraced by the likes of Devendra Banhart and Byron Coley, both of whom have released his albums on their labels. But all along, Hurley has marched to his own drummer, as a truly original American artist.
(Friday) 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm(GMT-08:00)