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KELLY MCFARLING + DEAD FEATHER MOON
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5pm: Shadow Mountain Band 8pm: KELLY MCFARLING + DEAD FEATHER MOON free show

August 3, 2013

http://www.kellymcfarling.com/

Kelly McFarling is a wanderer of wilderness and cityscapes. She draws inspiration for her music from both.

Since her first release Distractible Child (2010), Kelly McFarling has

received praise from press outlets across the country (including a

feature on CNN’s Music Monday). She also took home the grand prize at

the 35th bi-annual Shoot-Out at legendary Eddie’s Attic, released an

ambitious and business-savvy joint

album, Conspire (2012), with fellow San Francisco songwriter Lia Rose,

and she began performing as one-third of the old-time all-female trio

Glittersnatch.

Atlanta, GA raised her and gave her space to

find her powerful voice in its church choirs and baseball stadiums, but

it was San Francisco that gave her the encouragement and community to

solidify her original sound. She has spent the past three years selling

out shows in both her hometown and her adopted city (and many cities

in-between) – a testament to the fact that her fresh spin on old-time

music is resonant in any environment.

Like McFarling herself,

her music occupies a place between places. She pays homage to her

southern roots using her signature combination of clawhammer and

traditional banjo playing, while giving new life to old sounds. With her

band (Jonathan Kirchner, bass; Andrew Laubacher, drums&Tim

Marcus, pedal steel and guitars), she explores territory outside her

clear influences of folk, old-time, bluegrass and country, creating a

sound equally at home by a fireside or at a large festival. McFarlings

stories are yours and her music stays with you.

With plans to

release her second full-length album (title-TBD) in early April,

followed by a month-long tour and festival appearances with her band,

Kelly McFarling’s horizons are wide-open.

Instrumentation

Kelly McFarling - Banjo, Vocals

Jonathan Kirchner - Bass

Andrew Laubacher - Drums

Tim Marcus - Guitar, Pedal Steel

Dead Feather Moon is a San Diego-based band whose distinguished sound

combines rock with alt-country and psychedelic blues. Their heartfelt

performances and rapidly-growing fan base have established them as one

of San Diego’s most sought-after musical acts. Their debut full-length

album, Dark Sun, won Best Alternative Album at the 2012 San Diego Music

Awards. After it's release in the summer of 2011,

the album quickly generated enough buzz to garner the attention of San

Diego’s 91X and FM94/9 radio stations - where the band receives

consistent airplay. Their steady stream of concerts includes West Coast

tour dates, an appearance at SXSW, and headlining shows at renowned San

Diego venues. The band is currently writing material for their second

full-length record.

Kelly McFarling is a wanderer of wilderness and cityscapes.

Atlanta, GA raised her and gave her space to find her powerful voice

in its church choirs and baseball stadiums, but it was San Francisco

that gave her the encouragement and community to solidify her original

sound. She has spent the past three years selling out shows in both her

hometown and her adopted city (and many cities in-between) – a testament

to the fact that her fresh spin on old-time music is resonant in any

environment.

In 2005, Kelly spent months passing a beaten-up banjo in a pawn shop

window while walking to her job slinging coffee in Cambridge, MA. One

day, frustrated with her lack of musical outlets, she finally went

inside and laid her tip money down despite the fact that she’d never

played the instrument. She spent the subsequent year teaching herself to

play in what is now her signature hybrid of clawhammer and traditional

style. In the process, she developed her own way of using the banjo as a

lead instrument, a catalyst for her eventual foray into songwriting.

Kelly’s banjo travelled with her across South America and to Boulder,

CO, but it wasn’t until she landed in the Bay Area that she finally

stepped onto a stage. “I started going to the open mic at the Hotel

Utah, mostly as an experiment and to force myself to write songs, which

at that point I’d never done.” Many who witnessed those first

performances reported that they thought McFarling had been performing

her songs on stage all of her life. She was so well received that she

put together a band in short order and they started playing regular

shows all over San Francisco.

In 2008, Kelly met bassist Jonathan Kirchner through a mutual friend.

The two quickly forged a musical partnership that took the duo on tour

together across the East Coast. Early in 2010, they were joined by

drummer Andrew Laubacher. The trio tracked Kelly’s first recording, Distractible Child (2010)

at the famed Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco and then embarked on

two ambitious U.S. tours in support of the album. Shortly thereafter,

pedal steel and guitar player Tim Marcus joined the trio, solidifying

McFarling’s current lineup.

Like McFarling herself, her music occupies a place between places.

She pays homage to her southern roots, while at the same time giving new

life to old sounds. With her band, she explores territory outside her

clear influences of folk, old-time, bluegrass and country, creating a

sound equally at home by a fireside or at a large festival. On stage her

performances are as considered as her songwriting. Her voice has a

power and depth that evokes a sense of longing and nostalgia, and her

songs articulate and elevate even the simplest of human emotions.

Hearing McFarling’s music inspires the urge listen with your oldest

friend or your newest love. Her stories are yours and her music stays

with you.

Since her first release, Kelly McFarling has received praise from press outlets across the country (including a feature on CNN’s Music Monday). In 2011, she took home the grand prize at the 35th

bi-annual Shoot-Out at legendary Eddie’s Attic in Georgia. In 2012, she

ditched her day-job as a rock climbing instructor and now makes her

living as a full-time musician. She released an ambitious and

business-savvy joint album Conspire with fellow San Francisco

songwriter Lia Rose, and she also began performing as one-third of the

old-time all-female trio Glittersnatch.

With plans to release her second full-length album, Ridgeline,

in early April, followed by a month-long tour and festival performances

with her band, McFarling’s horizons are wide-open. Her music will be

heard in back-rooms and on main-stages across America. If you’re lucky,

you’ll have the opportunity to hear her sing at your favorite venue, or

barring that, on your car stereo while you drive down an open road.

- See more at: http://www.kellymcfarling.com/bio/#sthash.sblS9XUJ.dpuf

Kelly McFarling is a wanderer of wilderness and cityscapes.

Atlanta, GA raised her and gave her space to find her powerful voice

in its church choirs and baseball stadiums, but it was San Francisco

that gave her the encouragement and community to solidify her original

sound. She has spent the past three years selling out shows in both her

hometown and her adopted city (and many cities in-between) – a testament

to the fact that her fresh spin on old-time music is resonant in any

environment.

In 2005, Kelly spent months passing a beaten-up banjo in a pawn shop

window while walking to her job slinging coffee in Cambridge, MA. One

day, frustrated with her lack of musical outlets, she finally went

inside and laid her tip money down despite the fact that she’d never

played the instrument. She spent the subsequent year teaching herself to

play in what is now her signature hybrid of clawhammer and traditional

style. In the process, she developed her own way of using the banjo as a

lead instrument, a catalyst for her eventual foray into songwriting.

Kelly’s banjo travelled with her across South America and to Boulder,

CO, but it wasn’t until she landed in the Bay Area that she finally

stepped onto a stage. “I started going to the open mic at the Hotel

Utah, mostly as an experiment and to force myself to write songs, which

at that point I’d never done.” Many who witnessed those first

performances reported that they thought McFarling had been performing

her songs on stage all of her life. She was so well received that she

put together a band in short order and they started playing regular

shows all over San Francisco.

In 2008, Kelly met bassist Jonathan Kirchner through a mutual friend.

The two quickly forged a musical partnership that took the duo on tour

together across the East Coast. Early in 2010, they were joined by

drummer Andrew Laubacher. The trio tracked Kelly’s first recording, Distractible Child (2010)

at the famed Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco and then embarked on

two ambitious U.S. tours in support of the album. Shortly thereafter,

pedal steel and guitar player Tim Marcus joined the trio, solidifying

McFarling’s current lineup.

Like McFarling herself, her music occupies a place between places.

She pays homage to her southern roots, while at the same time giving new

life to old sounds. With her band, she explores territory outside her

clear influences of folk, old-time, bluegrass and country, creating a

sound equally at home by a fireside or at a large festival. On stage her

performances are as considered as her songwriting. Her voice has a

power and depth that evokes a sense of longing and nostalgia, and her

songs articulate and elevate even the simplest of human emotions.

Hearing McFarling’s music inspires the urge listen with your oldest

friend or your newest love. Her stories are yours and her music stays

with you.

Since her first release, Kelly McFarling has received praise from press outlets across the country (including a feature on CNN’s Music Monday). In 2011, she took home the grand prize at the 35th

bi-annual Shoot-Out at legendary Eddie’s Attic in Georgia. In 2012, she

ditched her day-job as a rock climbing instructor and now makes her

living as a full-time musician. She released an ambitious and

business-savvy joint album Conspire with fellow San Francisco

songwriter Lia Rose, and she also began performing as one-third of the

old-time all-female trio Glittersnatch.

With plans to release her second full-length album, Ridgeline,

in early April, followed by a month-long tour and festival performances

with her band, McFarling’s horizons are wide-open. Her music will be

heard in back-rooms and on main-stages across America. If you’re lucky,

you’ll have the opportunity to hear her sing at your favorite venue, or

barring that, on your car stereo while you drive down an open road.

- See more at: http://www.kellymcfarling.com/bio/#sthash.sblS9XUJ.dpuf

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