Vetiver, Kacy & Clayton, The Mountain Flowers

Vetiver

Kacy & Clayton

The Mountain Flowers

Sat, February 18, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Vetiver
Vetiver
Vetiver is what I’ve been calling my songs and recordings since about 2003 or so. I live in San Francisco, have since 1998. My touring band and the musicians I’ve recorded with over the years are always changing, though many friends and players have stayed with me over albums and tours. The one constant has been Thom Monahan who has engineered and co-produced every Vetiver album. Thom lives in L.A., where most of Complete Strangers was recorded.

The album came together slowly over demos at my home in San Francisco and quick trips to L.A., continuing on with Thom at his studio. It moved in fits and starts for a couple years. Once we had the basic arrangements we jumped in the studio with Bart Davenport, Gabe Noel and Josh Adams for a few days to put down rhythm tracks. That’s when the album really took shape. Thom & I fleshed everything out with a few more musicians in San Francisco & L.A. and eventually Complete Strangers arrived.

The songs on Complete Strangers bear some resemblance to the album’s title. They share things in common but come from different places, different times. “Stranger Still” is an anthem for insomniacs, illuminating the hours when the world exceeds our grasp. “From Now On” rings out some emotional tinnitus, the moment a night runs away from you, when freedoms turn into responsibilities. The album builds around dualities, the way people pair at parties. “Current Carry” percolates with the confidence of love, while “Confiding” reveals how vulnerable we are chasing love. “Backwards Slowly” and “Edgar” are vignettes of transition, more ebb than flow. As with many of Vetiver’s better moments, sunshine is only a chord away from melancholy. An introspective lyric underlies an extroverted chorus. Subtlety tries to be outgoing, loneliness familiar, in an effort to connect the dots of life’s ellipsis.

I’m still figuring the album out. It feels like someone I’ve just met yet known for a long time.

– Andy Cabic
Kacy & Clayton
Kacy & Clayton
"Kacy & Clayton" is Kacy Anderson on vocals, violin, and Clayton Linthicum on guitar, banjo, and vocals. The duo interprets and composes music inspired by forms of traditional music from Southern Appalachia and the British Isles. Educated by their Grandfather/Great-Uncle respectively, Kacy & Clayton possess an admiration for music and stories of days past. Kacy's vocals, virtuous and pure, weave seamlessly with Clayton's finger-style guitar accompaniment. Although the second cousins are young in age, they've been playing music together for over a decade and have created a distinct and cohesive sound.
The Mountain Flowers
The Mountain Flowers
The Mountain Flowers started when (co-singer/songwriter) Timmy Sunshine and (co-singer/songwriter) Joe Sneva decided it was time to start over. Sunshine had just relocated to Bellingham, Washington from Seattle, Washington where he was wrapping up his final album with his psych rock trio The Comettes. Sneva was also in the process of wrapping up new solo music, and had been going in between solo, and playing with his long time group The Sweet Dominiques. After attempting a second go at The Comettes with new members in Bellingham, as well as a year of writing solo, and forming a group with friends from Radiation City in Portland, Timmy decided it was time to form a new project. He reached out to Sneva in October 2015 about a possible EP to which Joe replied "YES let's rent a cabin, bring some gear with us and record an album." A few months passed as the two decided to write and contemplate the idea. Sunshine and Sneva had both thought that it was time to go solo and leave the band complications behind. That all changed after Timmy shot a text to (bassist/engineer) Aaron Wilford, who had recently moved back to Bellingham from Portland, and was keeping busy recording bands in his downtown recording studio. The trio decided it was time to put in work. They connected with local musician (drummer) Freddy Jimenez to complete the lineup. They are due to self release their first full length album in June of 2016.
Venue Information:
The Shakedown
1212 N. State St
Bellingham, WA, 98225
http://shakedownbellingham.com/