Kick your weekend off in style this Friday and head on down to the west side of town for a superb lineup of folk musicians both local and on a tour stop through Nashville. We at Cause A Scene are excited to be hosting our second show at The Stone Fox, one of the hottest new local gems at which to see live music, located on the northern edge of Sylvan Park.
Lowland Hum are Daniel and Lauren Goans, a husband and wife duo formed in Greensboro, NC who have been traveling the country playing numerous house shows and other creative venues, honing their craft and sharing their gifts with all who care to listen. While the duo’s talents lie mainly in the realm of writing and performing folk music, they have also incorporated visual art elements into their performances, using hand-bound lyric books and oil burners to draw the audience in for what culminates to an incredibly intimate and interactive experience. Between their unique live performances and the release of their first full-length album, Native Air, earlier this year, Lowland Hum has begun to garner rapid and wide reception, from both casual music lovers and in the press, having been featured in The Washington Post, American Songwriter and NPR’s “First Watch”, all in the last several weeks.
Filling out the set for the evening are three talented folk singer-songwriter acts, all of which now call Nashville home. Originally from Connecticut, Caleb Groh, makes his second CAS appearance of the summer this weekend. Only writing and performing as a solo act for less than two years, Groh has turned heads and accumulated a devoted fan base, having recorded both an EP and a full-length album entitled Bottomless Coffee, which he released last year. Also earning a Boston Music Award for Folk Artist of the year in 2012, we are pumped to be welcoming Groh back to the CAS stage.
Born of musicians and growing up on a farm just south of Nashville, Heidi Feek was bred with the sort of innate ability that we seek out a Cause A Scene. With a sound that seamlessly blends the lyrical and narrative structure of the country classics she was raised on and the pop influences of her adolescence, Feek is sure to fit right in this Friday. Heidi Feek is currently in the process of finishing the follow-up album to her 2010 EP, Eden, which is due to release in the coming months.
Also a Nashville native, Casey Black will round out the evening’s lineup. Recently having moved back Nashville, Black has completed a bit of an Odyssey in his musical and personal life. The son of NSAI Hall of Fame country-songwriter Charlie Black, Casey quickly followed in his father’s footsteps, signing with EMI Music Publishing Nashville at 19, making him one of the youngest staff songwriters on Music Row. In his time with EMI however, Black lost his musical inspiration and drive and eventually left EMI and Music City. In the years that followed Black moved to Los Angeles where he continued to write and record and in time ended up in New York where he obtained his degree at Columbia University. It was in his time in NYC that Casey Black rediscovered his muse when he stumbled upon Brooklyn’s Big City Folk scene. Full of new found inspiration and a new and honest approach to songwriting, he made his way back to his hometown of Nashville, drawing his near ten years of soul searching to a close. In his time back in Nashville, Black has immersed himself back into his music, and now finds himself fresh off the release of his fourth studio record, Lay You In The Loam, which dropped just this past June. With a sound as deep and rich as his personal saga, Black is poised to put on one hell of a show.
So cancel whatever plans you may have for this Friday, because this show is going to knock your freaking socks off. Doors open at 8:30 PM and the music starts at 9:00 PM at The Stone Fox located at 712 51st Avenue North. Get your tickets here for $5 in advance. Tickets will be $8 DOS.
– Christian Lerchenfeld