Wilkinson James / M French (Americana) $6
Saturday, October 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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9pm – M French
10pm – Wilkinson James
WILKINSON JAMES, spearheaded by singer-songwriters Liz Wilkinson and AJ Scheiber, blends honky-tonk vocal stylings and edgy but classic-sounding original songs to create music that a listener once described as “the bastard offspring of Townes Van Zandt and June Carter Cash.” Their self-titled debut, produced by Ben Kyle of Romantica, dropped in early 2014; the Aster show will celebrate the appearance of their new CD, Abandon, a Fall 2016 release on St. Paul’s House of Mercy Records. Expanding from the folk and country vibe of the first Wilkinson James record, Abandon is a moody collection of original tunes that in a given moment might sound like folk, jazz, or alt-rock, as dobro, saxophone, and tremolo guitar wrap around rootsy vocals and care-worn lyrics.
Nashville influenced singer-songwriter Matthew French’s music and lyrics catch at the strings of hope hidden within heartache. Guitar in hand, coffee cup nearby; the melody transports and the words tell a story. Our story. A human story. Matthew’s audiences feel themselves reflected in the warmth of his voice. Not strangers, just unmet friends.