Diane Cluck w/ Isabel Castellvi

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Diane Cluck w/ Isabel Castellvi

Isabel Castellvi, Charity Cimarron (of Mother Marrow)

Thu, August 15, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $18.00

This event is all ages


Diane Cluck
Diane Cluck
DIANE CLUCK is a singer-songwriter of intuitive folk music. She tours the US, UK and Europe, employing singing as a healing, textural experience in which audiences may wander, ponder, or simply be. Her vocal style has been noted for its clipped, glottal beauty, and described by NPR as “an unlikely mix of Aaron Neville, the Baka people, and Joni Mitchell…unaffected yet unusual”. She accompanies herself on various instruments including guitar, piano, harmonium, zither, and a copper pipe instrument she built by hand. With an unusual finger-picking style producing harp-like tones, Time Out New York cited her as a “brilliant idiosyncratic guitarist”.

Diane contributed to New York’s burgeoning Antifolk scene in the early 2000s. Since then, singer-songwriters Laura Marling, Florence Welch (of Florence And The Machine), and Sharon Van Etten have cited Diane’s work as influential.

Diane released her seventh album, Boneset, through Important Records in 2014. A new album, Common Wealth, is in the works for 2019.

Since 2017 Diane has been leading singing and songwriting workshops across the US, UK and Canada. At home in Virginia, Diane teaches at The Front Porch, Charlottesville’s roots music school, and was Songwriting Instructor for the University of Virginia’s Young Writers Workshop in 2018.

"An unlikely mix of Aaron Neville, the Baka people, and Joni Mitchell, Cluck’s singing is unaffected yet unusual.” -NPR

“Watching Cluck perform jams the senses. It’s almost easier to imagine some tiny spirit in her chest is controlling the action, turning a pitch wheel with one hand and a tone knob with the other.” -NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

“Diane Cluck is a virtuosic talent with an emotionality that feels at once ancient and alien. Her mastery of her voice as an ecstatic instrument is so compelling.” -Anohni

“Bell-clear and hotly austere, her lithe, dynamic voice hasn’t much kin. Categorizing her as folk is simplistic…(Cluck) emanates something humble but mythic. Appalachia or ancient Athens? Both hum and lilt in the unpretentious drama of her airy songs.” -Time Out New York

“Refreshing, startling, and also engaging, Diane Cluck is an artist willing to explore the frontiers of song, and occasionally report back to us what she discovers there. Diane uses the usual songwriter tools of words and music, and voice and guitar, but somehow her songs are very unusual.” -WNYC’S Spinning on Air

“I grew up on 60s music, but my first contemporary music love was Diane Cluck.” -Laura Marling

“She is likely one of the most refined and elegant songwriters in all of neo-folkdom. A brilliant idiosyncratic guitarist, a witty and wise lyricist, an imaginative melody writer with a powerful voice; her dark and introspective tunes are utterly captivating. Watch her spellbind the room.” -Village Voice

“She takes the voice to the brink of a new and beautiful language.” -Chris Taylor (of Grizzly Bear)

“Diane Cluck exists in a world all her own. Her songs float around our heads and land somewhere in between folklore and daydream. The songs are raw and primitive.” -Daytrotter
Isabel Castellvi
Isabel Castellvi
Isabel Castellvi is a cellist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and composer. As a versatile musician you can find her collaborating with musicians from around the globe. These collaborations span many genres, including world music inspired projects, indie rock bands, her own solo projects, free improvisation, performance art, western classical music, and music for dance and film. Isabel is grateful to share music all over the world through performances, recordings and teaching. Her musical travels have taken her throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and South America and the Middle East. These experiences continue to be a great source of inspiration, deepening her understanding of music’s powerful ability to connect people and communities. She received a Bachelor’s in music performance at DePaul University and a Master's in the Contemporary Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music. Isabel has studied North Indian Classical Music with renowned vocalist Rajyasree Ghosh in Kolkata, India and Falu Shah in New York City. She currently lives, teaches and performs between Asheville, NC and Brooklyn, NY.
Charity Cimarron (of Mother Marrow)
Charity Cimarron (of Mother Marrow)
Mother Marrow started out as Charity Cimarron's solo project, Rusalka, and has matured into a 4-piece indie folk expression. Devin Crow joined the picture in 2017, and has been full time band partner and banjo player extraordinaire ever since. Emmalee Hunnicutt (of Mountain Bitters) plays expressive, emotional cello, and Matt Shepard (Coconut Cake) has recently joined on drums.

Mother Marrow is elemental, powerful, modern folk music with haunting vocal harmonies, folk-style finger picking on guitar and banjo, swooping cello, and driving drums, with lyrics that can call up tears, or send shivers down your spine.

The songs of Mother Marrow are written from Charity's deep love of the natural world, striving towards beauty and truth, and an understanding of the painful, and magical process of transformation.

These songs each hold a moment of personal story, and an eternal unfolding of all the stories simultaneously. There is a deep spiritual thread running through this music, and a sense of expression that draws you in, so that it becomes your own experience. Cathartic, healing, and as deeply moving as it is beautiful.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801