Thu, Jul 14|
Micah P. Hinson + Wes Buckley
Descended in part from the Native American Chickasaw tribe, Micah P. Hinson's gospel-influenced, alt-country music is best described as "Folk Noir". Opening support by Wes Buckley. Performances are followed by LOVE & FURY, Sterlin Harjo's new film that documents Indigenous artists at the vangard.
Time & Location
Jul 14, 2022, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
About the Event
Doors 8pm, Performances start shortly after 8:35pm, please plan to arrive within that window of time to enjoy a refreshment, experience the art exhibition, and choose your seat to best avoid disrupting the program. Thanks!
Micah P. Hinson Unlike many of his musical peers, Hinson is a man of the country – descended in part from the Native American Chickasaw tribe – and is firmly tied to his hometown of Alibene, Texas. Sometimes described as "Folk Noir", his husky-voiced original music has an americana, alt-country slant influenced by gospel and blues. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, into a Christian household. He began to experiment with music in his early teens while living in Abilene. In the relative isolation of this town, he became immersed in the local music scene. In 2003, Hinson teamed up with Texas collective, The Earlies, who provided a lush backdrop for his winsome tales of love, loss and regret.
‘Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress’, his debut full-length, was released on Sketchbook Records, UK, late 2004. The album received excellent reviews from a number of critics, captivated by Hinson’s stark exploration of the emotional fall-out from a failed relationship. The following year his early recordings were given a proper release on Sketchbook Records, UK, and Jade Tree, US, under the title ‘The Baby and the Satellite’. Tours followed, with the young artist opening for acts such as Will Oldham, Calexico and Iron & Wine.
Wes Buckley is a Massachusetts-based songwriter who performs experimental folk music on his own handmade instruments. He's got some love songs, some songs about the meaning of life, questing songs, and a couple tunes about the economy... nothing can be ruled out as material, and the way snow, custodians, doors, missing people, carrots, as well as the usual topics can relate to your life will surprise you. Previously known as a lead guitarist and saxophone player performing with Colin Langenus, CSC Funk Band, Jonny Fritz, Pancho the Kid and Sam Marine & County.
"Wes Buckley is in on the grand cosmic joke, grinning at you sideways while finding revelation on a dirt path through the woods.” -Dusted
"There’s a strain of psychedelic consciousness and esoterica that flows through some of his music...It’s like the more abstract he goes, the more of his soul comes through the music. Playful, charismatic and just a bit mysterious."
-Record Crates United.
LOVE & FURY (2021)
Filmmaker Sterlin Harjo (Reservation Dogs) follows Native artists for a year as they navigate their careers in the US and abroad. The film explores the immense complexities each artist faces in regards to their own identity as Native artists, as well as pushing further Native art into a post-colonial world.
"Sterlin Harjo’s incredible documentary showcases contemporary artists who are native but don’t work within the confines of traditional Southwest imagery."- Film Threat
Read this excellent review of the film in: High Country News
Micah P. Hinson + Wes Buckley
Admission for one to Micah P. Hinson + Wes Buckley Refreshments will be provided. Please choose your seating with respect for others and let us know if you require special arrangements. $2 from every ticket goes directly towards the historic preservation of the venue. Thank you for your support! Enjoy the program!