(schedule of performers is subject to change)
Big Thief’s music, rooted in the songs of Adrianne Lenker, is filled with characters and visceral narratives, songs that pivot in the space of a few words. Adrianne’s voice and guitar playing speak of rich emotional territory with grace and insight.
As a full rock and roll band with longtime musical partner, guitarist and singer, Buck Meek, a steady wildness gives the songs an even deeper layer of nostalgia. The resulting debut collection, Masterpiece, soars on what Big Thief fan Sharon Van Etten calls “… a real journey, with intelligent stories and twist-and-turn melodies.”
Overcoats, the New York-based female duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell were drawn to each other when they first met in 2011. The create music of mutual empowerment, at once synthetic and organic, wistful and uplifting, triumphant and subdued. Their harmonies slide from brassy to silken with elegant ease, floating over muted rhythms wrapped in lush swells of synthesizers. Their palette is stealth and simple electronics, with traces of folk, pop, and bluegrass embedded within.