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At the Chocolate Church Arts Center: Dead Gowns Featuring Opening Performance by Aisha Burns
August 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$10 – $12
Dead Gowns Featuring Opening Performance by Aisha Burns
Dead Gowns is a project from portland, maine. pulling on folk, garage, and soft rock tendencies, it’s music in the raw & tender.
“The raw and tender indie-folk songs of Genevieve Beaudoin seem eerily elevated played as a four-piece, such as Lucinda Williams fronting Fleet Foxes. Anyone treated to the band’s live set knows that she’s the real deal.” Bangor Daily News, “100 Essential Maine albums of the decade.”
“Dead Gowns play the music we sing along to while we’re driving and tear up to once we’re parked.” WURI
“Dead Gowns is a once-in-a-generation act. Subtle yet powerful, achingly beautiful songs played earnestly. Rooted in musical traditions, yet unique and forward moving, they have been making waves in Maine’s music scene for the past two years.” Rad Plaid
“As a quartet, Dead Gowns provides a suitably earthy base from which Beaudoin’s transcendent singing and songwriting soar.” The Bollard
“Fresh off the release of a new EP, this indie-folk-rock quartet is subtle and good. Have an ear out for our favorite track, “Kansas” — Beaudoin’s vocals shine the most here, and the melancholic guitar work pleasantly builds up across the five-minute runtime.” Portland Phoenix
Opening act Aisha Burns:
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and currently residing in Massachusetts, violinist, vocalist and songwriter Aisha Burns began playing violin when she was 10 years old. Soon after moving to Austin in 2005, she gained her start with a Texas folk-rock band, began touring and recording, and later joined the instrumental ensemble Balmorhea on violin in 2007. After years of secret singing, she released her solo debut Life in the Midwater in 2013. Called “twisting, ethereal…arresting” by Dazed Magazine, and praised for its “delicate intimacy” by NPR, Life in the Midwater explored mortality and relationships with candor and wisdom.
Her newest album Argonauta, is a collection of songs about her struggle with the grief of losing her mother, while also navigating a new relationship, and ultimately trying to discern the new normal for her life. “Argonauta takes her vocal prowess to a new level—more confident and operatic,” Bandcamp wrote. “She evokes Thom Yorke’s plaintive cry…and occasionally, she delivers the album’s most poignant messages with an air of almost stately detachment, bringing to mind the German cult singer Nico, acting as a foil for the rich string arrangements, equally cinematic and mournful…” Called “A poignant album” by Pitchfork, Aisha wrote Argonauta to quiet a weary mind. Taking its name from a book by Anne Morrow Lindbergh called, Gift From the Sea, the record picks up where Life in the Midwater left us, this time with even more strength and light
Sunday, September 19, 2021 @7:00 – 10:00pm
$10 GA / $12 DOS
Chocolate Church Arts Center 804 Washington Street Bath Maine 442-8455