Big Thief

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Big Thief

The Range Of Light Wilderness, Matt Townsend

Mon, October 15, 2018

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

$14.00 - $17.00

This event is all ages

STANDING ROOM ONLY

Big Thief
Big Thief
The trails that Brooklyn’s Big Thief—Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums)—take us down on Capacity, the band’s highly anticipated second record, are overgrown with the wilderness of pumping souls.

After last year’s stunning Masterpiece, Capacity was recorded in a snowy winter nest in upstate New York at Outlier Studio with producer Andrew Sarlo. The album jumps right into lives marked up and nipped in surprisingly swift fashion. They are peopled and unpeopled, spooked and soothed, regenerating back into a state where they can once again be vulnerable. Lenker’s songs introduce us to a gallery of multifacted women and deal with the complicated matters of identity — at once dangerous and curious, though never unbelievable. Lenker shows us the gentle side of being ripped open. Tricked into love, done in and then witnessing the second act of pulling oneself back together to prepare for it to all happen again, but this time to a sturdier soul, one who is going to take the punches better than ever before and deal some jabs and roundhouses of their own.

The album is thick with raw, un-doctored beauty: most of the songs on Capacity were played for the first time in the studio and were recorded the same day. “There is a darker darkness and a lighter light on this album,” Lenker explains. “The songs search for a deeper level of self-acceptance, to embrace the world within and without. I think Masterpiece began that process, as a reaction from inside the pain, whereas I feel Capacity examines the pain from the outside.”
The Range Of Light Wilderness
The Range Of Light Wilderness
Matt Townsend
Matt Townsend
Matt Townsend is a singer and songwriter based in Asheville, NC. Drawing on influences of Folk, Americana, 60’s rock and pop, Indie rock, and ambient music, and his newest release "The Drifter and the Dream (Part I)" is "folk-rock story telling at it’s finest". With an eye on the inner and outer worlds and where they meet, "Townsend explores the modern world and all of its rough edges".

"Each song on the album is a timeless piece that shares a lush and harmonious sound, filled to the brim with dreamy overtones. A musical genius of sorts for the modern era, Townsend enlists a few of his friends on the record which creates layers of musical foundation for the tracks. His attention to details when penning songs for the record is impeccable. Featuring elements of darkness and light in mankind, and the vibrancy of the vulnerable, he portrays in his pieces the choices that people may to shape their life's journey." says No Depression.

Townsend has been on the road with his songs for the past five years and performs both solo and with his band.

His song "For Now, We Are", with the accompaniment of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, recently appeared on "The Asheville Symphony Sessions" released in 2015.

He released his first EP "What Light Shall Be" in 2012 while living in Burlington, VT. He also recorded there his first LP, "Matt Townsend and the Wonder of the World" which was released in 2014.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/