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Cold Tone Harvest wsg Christopher Williams

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
20 Front Street
Lake Orion, MI 48362 United States
$18

 

 

“Southeast Michigan quartet Cold Tone Harvest is no stranger to the slow burn. Even the name evokes the reflective, stock-taking wistfulness of a midwest autumn, but strangely devoid of the warmth savoured in the browns of falling leaves and the rich orange sunsets that soothe us into winter. The paradoxical name proves itself uncannily fitting, as expertly delivered Americana tropes and soundscapes gradually crack at the seams, revealing a shimmering sliver of something else entirely. Country-infused melodies and rhythms lace with a lush ambience often reserved for the loneliest of instrumental compositions. Rich and rugged baritone vocals, clearly suited to whiskey songs and heartache anthems, instead turn their howls and growls towards brave and poetic lyric territory rarely found in a common folk or bluegrass outing.

 

The ensemble was originally formed by softspoken singer/songwriter Andrew Sigworth, partnered with drummer and banjo-player Brian Williams. Even in the project’s early stages, Williams advocated for a sonic landscape built around Sigworth’s voice as centerpiece, often modifying his percussion kit and playing techniques away from convention to allow more space. The addition of inimitable upright bassist Ozzie Andrews gave the music a rowdy drive. The ensemble was completed with the addition of guitarist and vocalist Tony Pace, whose dobro, lap steel, and electric work adds a dense and mournful expanse to each song.

 

Cold Tone Harvest rides a rare and beautiful line, delivering a wall of sound that will grab the ear of the rowdiest music festival enthusiasts, partnered with the textual eloquence and deeply layered arrangement that begs for solitary repeat listens.”

 

 

— Chris Dupont

 

 

www.coldtoneharvest.com

 

 

Christopher Williams

 

 

Hailing from Nashville, but nothing like your typical Nashville songwriter, Christopher Williams is a songwriter, storyteller, and entertainer – offering songs that are honest and confessional, yet never over bearing; and performances that engage audiences with an appealing mix of intense passion and humor.  With “lush guitar work, and sweet soaring vocals,” (Boston Phoenix) punctuated by the percussive vulnerability of a single African djembe hand drum and that strong baritone voice, Williams continues to be a “hard-touring singer-songwriter and a master at spreading his personal energy out into a live audience.” (Madison Isthmus) Touring nonstop nationally for the last twenty-five years at a pace of more than 110 shows a year, Williams has built a faithful following of listeners around the country and is a true independent artist, releasing twelve albums on his own label. He is a performer that regardless of the setting, creates an intimate feel, comfortable on stage in front of thousands, as well as in a small living room concert. Williams has toured with Grammy Award winning band Jars of Clay, opening for, as well as playing percussion with the band and has also played with songwriter luminaries Arlo Guthrie, Phil Keaggy, David Wilcox, Patty Larkin and Ellis Paul. With the release of his new full length studio album, We Will Remember, Williams wrote twelve songs to accompany Vanderbilt Divinity professor and friend Jaco Hamman’s book entitled ‘The Millennial Narrative,’ a wakeup call to churches and an encouragement to pastoral leaders, inspired by the old Testament Book of Joel. Inviting his community into writing the songs, Williams truly captured the mood and heart of Joel writing about themes of loss and lament and community. It is a beautiful followup to his eleventh album GATHER, which highlighted songs that speak directly into the chaotic times we find ourselves in and the need to slow down, remember the value of face to face conversation and once again, the importance of community in pushing back on an ever pervading fear.

 

 

Details

Date: October 18
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: $18

Venue

Venue Name: 20 Front Street
Address: 20 Front Street
Lake Orion, MI 48362 United States

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Organizer

Organizer Name: 20 Front Street

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