with Elvis Perkins
and Hiss Golden Messenger (solo)
March 2nd, Knickerbocker Music Center, Westerly.
From Newport Folk Festival to Pitchfork Music Festival, and dozens of other great music festivals in-between, Hiss Golden Messenger has brought his songs of hope and reality to the people in the form of true American songcraft. On March 2nd, Westerly Sound presents a very special solo acoustic performance with M C Taylor, a showcase of his songwriting in the most stripped-down form. An intimate engagement from one of the best modern songwriters around. Please buy your tickets in advance. This will be Elvis Perkins’ first appearance in Westerly since his set at the United Folk Festival. Up and coming Nashville crooner Erin Rae opens the show.
About Hiss Golden Messenger:
Hallelujah Anyhow is the latest studio album from Hiss Golden Messenger, out September 22 worldwide on Merge Records. Its ten new songs, penned by HGM principal M.C. Taylor, were recorded with Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Chris Boerner, Josh Kaufman, Darren Jessee, Michael Lewis, and Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Tift Merritt, Skylar Gudasz, Tamisha Waden, Mac McCaughan, and John Paul White provided vocal harmonies.
“I see the dark clouds. I was designed to see them. They’re the same clouds of fear and destruction that have darkened the world since Revelations, just different actors. But this music is for hope. That’s the only thing I want to say about it. Love is the only way out. I’ve never been afraid of the darkness; it’s just a different kind of light. And if some days that belief comes harder than others, hallelujah anyhow.” —M.C. Taylor