Folk/Country

Will Pellerin releases "Ain't Got The Heart"; plays the Basement with Charli Adams 8.13

 What did I say about male songwriters having a moment? Will Pellerin, who was the Deli's artist of the month back in June, released a single called "Ain't Got The Heart" back in June that demonstrates excellent storytelling, emotional complexity and humility. If you're looking to be shattered into pieces by a song, this is the one for you: "I'm not asking if you're coming back/ ain't got the heart for that," he sings, with a strange blend of fearlessness and sorrow that is simply painful. In a good way. Like, you won't be able to stop listening. Pellerin plays the Basement with another one of our favorite Nashville songwriters, Charli Adams, on 8.13. -Geena Kloeppel

 

   

Samuel Campoli's brings inventive brand of folk to Elsewhere on 08.28

Folk music as of late has gotten the reputation of being intertwined with indie rock, relying on quirky personalities or opulent production that makes it easy to place each artist in identifiable boxes. Characters like Joanna Newsom and Sufjan Stevens have changed what folk means in the 21st century. Then there are artists like Samuel Campoli, who don't easily fit into the standard of modern indie folk. His voice is low key, but his singing never feels phoned in. The production in his latest release Claverack EP isn’t especially lo-fi, but there are moments where the fuzz gently overtakes the instruments that shifts the momentum and emotion of the track. The arrangements are rather simple, with songs like opener “Caroline” and the interlude “Didit” able to generate woeful moments of longing. These six compositions that comprise this release feel like they could be somewhat standard songs under anyone else’s execution, yet it’s Campoli’s ability to smear his colorful creations into shadowy creatures that feel at once homey and close to the unknown that makes Claverack EP a welcoming excursion away from folk music’s new traditions. You can stream the EP below and catch Campoli live at Elsewhere on August 28. –Tucker Pennington

   

Folk/Country

Time: 
18:00
Band name: 
Alicia Witt
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/alicia.witt/
Venue name: 
City Winery
   

Folk/Country

Time: 
18:30
Band name: 
Alicia Witt
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/alicia.witt/
Venue name: 
City Winery
   

New Track: "Dead" - Scotty

Cracking open the door, an eerie, enlightening, subconscious perspective is apparent in “Dead,” the new single from Scotty, a.k.a. Scott Campbell. The halo glow of keys mingles with the steady, strumming progression of acoustic guitar, as the first person POV of death is depicted. A haunting lightness of the initial moments in life’s aftermath is foreshadowed. It’s a captivating, subdued balance of potential weightlessness and the heaviness of the ultimate destination.