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Concert: Sarah Louise, Literals


Tuesday September 18 * DOORS AT 830//9PM START * $10 suggested

On Deeper Woods, the verdant forest that surrounds SARAH LOUISE’s North Carolina home can be felt with each note. Louise’s poetic depictions of nature are animated and reverent. Lauded for her work as a masterful 12-string solo guitarist, Deeper Woods is the first album to prominently feature her voice. Louise enriches her warm, singular vocal sound with a lush variety of instruments as well as layers of harmonies that together create a tapestry of texture. Steeped in Appalachian folk traditions, Louise’s influences are much broader with shades of psychedelia and experimentalism, pushing her beyond genre constraints. Incorporating both traditional and modern methods of composition, Sarah Louise’s Deeper Woods is as vivid in its beauty as it is transcendent.

Louise, an avid naturalist and forager, draws from the guidance that the natural world provides. The compositions on Deeper Woods are Louise’s most ambitious to date. Initially taking shape as a capella pieces, she began superimposing her vocal melodies over solo guitar pieces, intuitively reworking phrases until they fit. Integrating elements of drone, spiritual jazz, and minimalism into her compositions, Sarah Louise makes music that is a distillation of her diverse inspirations, masterful musicianship, and unique perspective. Sarah Louise’s Deeper Woods is an album of remarkable sincerity and grace.

LITERALS -- Ritualistic drone. Otherworldly doom. Sounds and chants from The Other, as performed by Rebecca Mills and Matt Cohen.

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