SAM CORBIN / COLD MOUNTAIN CHILD / HEZEKIAH JONES / SPINNING LEAVES Saturday April 12


SAM CORBIN
HEZEKIAH JONES
COLD MOUNTAIN CHILD
SPINNING LEAVES

SATURDAY, APRIL 12
8:00 PM
ALL AGES, $5
[doors at 7:00]

A Lansing favorite from his days recording hushed acoustic music in a Holt basement all the way up through a current Monday night residence at Old Town's Unicorn Bar, Sam Corbin's emotionally rich branch on the indie-folk tree might recall Elliott Smith or even Nick Drake. A frequent collaborator with the more traditionally folk-oriented local favorite Jen Sygit (who appears throughout Sam's debut CD "Goodnight Candlelight"), Sam's songs are spare without being sparse, emotionally open without being raw.

Joining Corbin will be two Philadelphia-based indie-folk ensembles, Hezekiah Jones and Spinning Leaves. Hezekiah Jones' music is of a cloth with artists like M. Ward, Iron and Wine, or Will Oldham, with live performances deemed "intimate and slightly unsettling" by the writers of PopMatters. Spinning Leaves occupy a slightly more psychedelic space while still remaining in the folk embrace. Featuring girl-boy call-and-response harmonies, songs lurch from humor-laced country and western to Dylanesque gypsy ballads -- a veritable mix-tape of styles -- without relying on decibels or cliches.

(SCENE) is also pleased to welcome back Cold Mountain Child, an acoustic guitar- and keyboard duo featuring the songwriting of Tyler Bradley. Cold Mountain Child's clear, unpretentious intricacy is firmly entrenched in indie-folk as well, yet conjures the word "timeless" without so much as a whiff of nostalgia.

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