Saturday, October 20, 7pm.
“Avant-Twang for the Vaguely Sensible Person”
Lys Guillorn can be defined as a bit of a prairie specter. Her country-gothic voice wavers between a delicately sweet high lilt, as if leaking through from a past time, and a clear and deep husk that is sometimes frightening in its intimacy.
Her music ranges from scenic dirges, to quick ditties, to spooky pop, and is best paired with like artists. Guillorn has already shared the stage with like folks such as The Handsome Family (Carrot Top Records), Laura Cantrell (Matador), Scout Niblett (Too Pure, Secretly Canadian), Nora O’Connor (Bloodshot), Matt Bauer (La Societe Expeditionnaire), Amy Rigby (Stiff Records), Cheryl Wheeler (Rounder), and Moe Tucker.
Her live set can be sparse and acoustic, or full-band and full-throated. Lys Guillorn solo, or with her band with brother Michael Guillorn on bass, and Peter Riccio (Sawtelles) on drums. Other instruments you may see/hear/covet are Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, Magnus Chord Organ, toy piano, bells, and banjo.
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