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CAS September 6 - Lowland Hum - Web

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

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Here at Cause A Scene, we’re always looking to discover new artists and help others do the same. One of the great resources for developing bands is the fantastic website NoiseTrade. As part of a new series of posts on the blog, we highlight a few artists who have albums currently available via NoiseTrade that we’ve worked with (or are just big fans of…or both) that are worth checking out. Now, without further ado, here are this week’s picks:

Judah & the Lion

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We’ve had the pleasure of hosting Judah & the Lion for two Cause A Scene shows now, both of which happened to set records for CAS. We hosted this fantastic young eight-piece band for a showcase at Red Earth Trading Co. in January and had people coming out of the woodwork to see them perform. The buzz around this band is palpable, with a knack for hooky melodies and pitch-perfect harmonies over a bed of folk and rock textures. They’re cut from a similar cloth of Mumford & Sons, Needtobreathe, The Lumineers and play with such passion that seeing them live on a small stage makes it easy to envision them belting out their catchy songs for an arena full of people. Both of the band’s EPs are on NoiseTrade currently for you to check out. We highly recommend starting with their newest release, Sweet Tennessee.

Judah & the Lion plays tonight at Tin Roof on Demonbreun as part of a Lightning 100 series of shows, starting at 8:00. If you’ve never seen them play live, you need to resolve that immediately.

Parke Avery

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Simply put, Parke Avery is one of our favorite human beings on the planet. When we hosted our first ever Collective show in March of 2012, Parke was the first artist through the door and brought with him the same warmth and excitement that is seen all throughout his music and his EP, Wishful Thinking. The album is, as NoiseTrade describes it as “grandiose as it is precise while always being irresistibly catchy. The title track acts as a mission statement. An on-going profession of doubt backed by huge guitars and lush strings.” It’s a beautiful record that reflects wonderfully what is going on inside the heart and mind of a talented young troubadour. Parke has been one of the best advocates for Cause A Scene in our first year and a half, and we’re thrilled to have him as part of our musical family.

Casey Black

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Casey Black is no stranger to Cause A Scene as he’s been a great supporter of ours by attending several shows, although we’re still pretty new to his music. It’s a feeling of finally being let into a secret, recognizing what a uniquely gifted individual and storyteller Casey is. When Casey sings, it’s easy to recall the gravelly voices of Tom Waits and Matt Berninger from The National. His songwriting has an everyman quality that feels perfectly penned for the blue-collared workers, sounding like they were birthed straight from the plains of the Midweest and the red clay of the South. His songs have teeth to them, with enough grit and heart to keep you coming back to them again and again. If you’re a fan of Bruce Springsteen and Christopher Porterfield of Field Report fame, Casey’s one to keep your eye on. If you want to catch him live, be sure to get over to the iconic Bluebird Cafe on June 25 or his album release show in Leiper’s Fork on July 3.