Glenn Jones, House And Land

Glenn Jones

House And Land

Wed, July 12, 2017

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

Glenn Jones
Glenn Jones
Glenn Jones is a master of American Primitive Guitar, a style invented in the late 1950s by John Fahey, whose traditional fingerpicking techniques and wide-ranging influences were used to create modern original compositions. Jones, who led the post-rock ensemble Cul de Sac, brings his own made-up tunings, the use of custom-crafted partial capos, and a highly skilled picking style on both banjo and guitar, to create personal compositions that are lyrical, emotive and elegant. What sets him apart from the myriad guitarists playing today is his ability to tell stories with the guitar and banjo, and to convey a range of emotions. This process starts with the compositions themselves and carries through to his selection of recording environment and engineer.

thrilljockey.com/artists/glenn-jones
House And Land
House And Land
House and Land is a collaboration of Sarah Louise (VDSQ, Scissor Tail Editions) and Sally Anne Morgan of the Black Twig Pickers (Thrill Jockey). Their first self titled album is out on Thrill Jockey as of June 17th, 2017. Together, Sarah and Sally play haunting psychedelic Appalachian folk drone that invokes the rhododendron thickets, creeks and mountains of their local landscape in Western North Carolina. Sarah Louise is a preeminent 12-string guitarist, whose playing is influenced by clawhammer banjo and other nature-based drone styles from around the world. Her lush, hypnotic compositions are bolstered by Sally’s droning fiddle style, that incorporates traditional mountain fiddle tunes as well as modern improvisation and minimalism. Sally’s playing in the Black Twig Pickers, who have a history of collaborating with guitar heavyweights from Jack Rose to Steve Gunn, has geared her towards this perfect collaboration with Sarah. Together as House & Land, they weave their instrumental prowess with medieval vocal harmonies to create something both rooted in tradition and altogether new.


"[House and Land] understand that folk music is a music that moves forward, as old hymns and songs passed down are just as restless and relevant as the time they were first written. Their self-titled debut as House And Land is a rich and seeking record, braiding the natural connection between traditional Appalachian folk music and modern composition." - Lars Gotrich, NPR

www.thrilljockey.com/artists/house-and-land
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618