Saturday Jul 25th 2015 @Pyramid Atlantic
Johanna Warren, Marian McLaughlin, Paolo Valladoid & Gary Rouzer
Johanna Warren is a songwriter based Portland, Oregon. An intuitively self-taught guitarist, she channels powerful songs in weird time signatures and melancholic open tunings, weaving adept finger-picking with acrobatic vocal lines and carefully crafted poetry, in reverence of her patron songwriting saints Elliott Smith, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. Approaching music as a potent healing modality, Warrencultivates and honors the physically healing properties of sound and the spiritually healing powers of artistic expression.
Marian McLaughlin is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist pushing the boundaries of folk music. Weaving together imaginative lyrics, intricate classical guitar work, and rhapsodic delivery, she creates songs of exquisite detail. Currently an Artist in Residence at Strathmore, she is connecting with a network of talented local musicians to in the making of her second album, Spirit House.
The video for her song "Before You Leave" was featured on NPR Music's blog All Songs Considered, and she self-released her first studio album Dérive in January 2014. She's often joined live by double bassist Ethan Foote. Listen to a sample of their work as a duo through this Folkadelphia Session and Out of Town Film session, and watch their NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert featuring additional string instruments with arrangements written by Foote.
Paolo Valladoid & Gary Rouzer
Paolo Valladoid (viola) and Gary Rouzer (cello) first played together in a large tunnel that runs under 395 in Alexandria VA. This session later became their debut release which is now out on Confront Recordings (CCS41) and will be available at the show. http://www.confrontrecordings.com/. More details at https://amptext.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/confront-recordings/
They never employ electronics, preferring their acoustic instruments and sometimes preparations of metal, paper, and wood. Influences include Helmut Lachenmann, Polly Bradfield, Derek Bailey, and Three Stars Peppercorn Saison.
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