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Bombadil & Lowland Hum
02/04/2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm$10
The show is all ages, $10 cover
Bombadil released their self-titled EP in 2006, “A Buzz, A Buzz” in 2008 and “Tarpits and Canyonlands” in 2009, the record that has often been referred to as “the album that should have made [Bombadil] famous.” Just prior to its release, Daniel Michalak was diagnosed with neural tension, an ailment that caused him to lose the use of his hands. Consequently, Bombadil took a hiatus from touring, during which time they recorded and released “All That the Rain Promises” in 2011, the first album they recorded entirely themselves. Rest and therapy helped Michalak return to performing, and the band released “Metrics of Affection” in 2013 to great reviews. After an 18 month period of intense touring and songwriting, Bombadil has crafted “Hold On.” This record is packed with unforgettable melodies, imaginative sonic landscapes and irresistible harmonies – yet another reason why Bombadil is championed by KCRW, the New York Times, NPR, and Diffuser.
Daniel and Lauren Goans are Lowland Hum, a husband and wife folk duo from North Carolina. Part songwriter, part artist, the duo has crafted a multi-sensory performance experience that provides a fertile space to be present to their art and to a community of friends and fellow listeners. In a day when interruptions, distractions and fragmentation are pervasive, Lowland Hum aims to address listening audiences as whole people, engaging their senses of sight, sound, smell, and touch, and inviting them to be present with one another for an evening. In order to accommodate the different ways people process information, the duo incorporates visual elements that frame the performance area, hand-bound lyric books and essential oil burners. The atmosphere created by these elements in combination with the musical performance draws the audience into the present for a shared experience of beauty. While they find themselves on stages of all kinds, house concerts provide an ideal setting because there is a sense of intimacy and community built into the spaces where people live. By adding their particular brand of hospitality, hosts of these events collaborate with Lowland Hum to share this unique experience with their community.