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Jaye Bartell + Relatives, Graeme Daubert

Jaye Bartell: Jaye Bartell's songs are poetic yet candid and unafraid, formal but also spontaneous. His lyrics leap and land like dancers and are alive. It may not be apparent at first, but Bartell’s songs are exultations that revel in the often unsteady but always moving life, filled with subtle humor and sincere love. Like the epic panorama on the album’s cover by artist Ursula Gullow, Bartell’s songs push out from the fissure between asphalt and clouds – car crashes and kissing, great gulls and stray dogs, friends and enemies, love and hate, all braided, each defining the other. In a Time of Troublefinds Bartell working with expanded instrumentation and more sonic color. Here his vocals have been honed, hardened, and thoughtfully tempered. There is sureness in his delivery, a paradoxical feeling that nothing is urgent despite the grave urgency of a song’s subject matter. In a time of trouble, a wild exultation…

Relatives: Relatives - Ian Davis and Katie Vogel - met upon arrival to New York City in 2007 and have been singing and writing together since. Over the years, we have been paring down and turning inwards, exploring what can be done with less. We released our second full-length album, Weighed Down Fortune, in November 2017, and have another one on the way in summer 2018!

Graeme Daubert: Graeme Daubert has been playing in Alpenglow since 2010. In 2016 he moved to Boston and thought he was leaving music behind him in New York. As the months wore on, however, he watched a small home studio being constructed in his living room and demos for a solo record starting to take shape. In March 2017 he recorded "On a Harbor Island" in Asheville, NC with his current bandmate, Justin Morris. Since the completion of that full-length album, Graeme has moved back to New York, assembled a band, and reveled in the experience of sharing his songs live.

21+, 8pm doors

L to Bedford
J, M to Marcy
G, L to Metropolitan/Grand

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