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Jake Xerxes Fussell w/ special guest Tom Brosseau @FREMONT ABBEY

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Abbey Arts presents: Jake Xerxes Fussell w/ special guest Tom Brosseau

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Jake Xerxes Fussell: jakexerxesfussell.com

Singer, guitarist, and folk music interpreter Jake Xerxes Fussell has distinguished himself as one of his generation’s preeminent interpreters of traditional (and not so traditional) “folk” songs, a practice which he approaches with a refreshingly unfussy lack of nostalgia. By recontextualizing ancient vernacular songs and sources of the American South, he allows them to breathe and speak for themselves and for himself; he alternately inhabits them and allows them to inhabit him. In all his work, Fussell humanizes his material with his own profound curatorial and interpretive gifts, unmooring stories and melodies from their specific eras and origins and setting them adrift in our own waterways. The robust burr of his voice, which periodically melts and catches at a particularly tender turn of phrase, and the swung rhythmic undertow of exquisite, seemingly effortless guitar-playing pull new valences of meaning from ostensibly antique songs and subjects.

Fussell’s new album Good and Green Again is set for release on Jan 21, 2022 via Paradise of Bachelors. Produced by James Elkington, Good and Green Again navigates fresh sonic and compositional landscapes and is his most conceptually focused and breathtakingly rendered to-date. Fussell and Elkington enlisted a group of formidable players hailing from Durham, North Carolina (where Fussell lives) and elsewhere, including regular bandmembers Casey Toll on upright bass, Libby Rodenbough on strings, and Nathan Golub on pedal steel. They were joined by welcome newcomers Joe Westerlund (Megafaun, Califone) on drums, Joseph Decosimo on fiddle, Anna Jacobson on brass, and Bonnie “Prince” Billy, who contributes additional vocals.

If overall Good and Green Again sounds a little sadder and slower than Fussell’s past records, well, maybe we’re all a little sadder and slower these days. A smoldering mood of regret and loss pervades, a distinct vibe of vanitas. But three airy instrumentals, all Fussell originals, punctuate the program, offering respite and light in the form of crisp, shuffling play-party tunes, each in turn somewhat more hopeful and exuberant than the last. Their resemblance to lullabies is, perhaps, not coincidental. Fussell and his partner welcomed their first child into the world during the making of Good and Green Again. These lovely songs bear that promise in letters of bright gold.

Tom Brosseau: tombrosseau.com

Tom Brosseau is a songwriter, a keen listener, with a deep reservoir of American folk music in his soul, a writer who looks back with an eye forward. Brosseau has crafted disparate recordings of his into an album series, A Lifetime Ago, Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Unreleased and rare recordings, some you have heard and will hear anew, early recordings and some quite recent. For Volume 2, host Doug Schulkind and WFMU graciously gave permission to curate 2004 and 2006 on-air Give The Drummer Some sessions for release.

To celebrate this collection, Tom will tour with a like-minded musical compadre, Jake Xerxes Fussell. Expect songs from these archives and, perhaps, a new song or two from this prolific songwriter. As Tom says, “In the end, a composition becomes a song because the audience is there to help it along, and from there it takes on a life of its own. I live to set them free.“

Brosseau hosts a weekly Prairie Public NPR program, The Great American Folk Show, with guests including Peter Rowan and the Milk Carton Kids. Brosseau has been featured on NPR's All Songs Considered, Weekend Edition, and First Watch, as well as Cerys Matthews BBC6 acclaimed show. He was invited to create a playlist fo Smithsonian Folkways, and his songs appear in Judd Apatow's Netflix series, Love, and in Showtime's Shameless. John Parish (PJ Harvey) produced Brosseau’s Perfect Abandon (2015): Brosseau with a 3-piece combo recorded in Bristol UK, live to one mic.

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6:30p doors, 7:30p show

All ages, some seating available, bar w/ID

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COVID Public Health Safety Info:

As of December, 2021

Welcome back Abbey Arts family!

As we reopen the doors to our venues, rest assured that we will be welcoming our patrons back in to an environment that prioritizes health and wellness. We are working with local officials to ensure current health and safety protocols are in place at Abbey Arts events, while being mindful that flexibility will be required as those guidelines will likely continue to evolve. Obviously with COVID-19 not being completely eradicated, we’ll have to change some things around here as we go. Please consult the state’s guidelines for the most up-to-date information.

IMPORTANT INFO

  • There is a statewide mask mandate for requiring masks for ALL patrons indoors REGARDLESS of vaccine status. More information from the State of Washington can be found here.
  • Starting 7/30/21 We are now requiring a government issued photo ID* and PROOF OF VACCINATION or a NEGATIVE COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours prior to the event to be allowed to enter the building. Find a testing center here. Please note that test results may take 24-48 hours. Please plan accordingly.
      • Full vaccination is defined as having received a final vaccination dose at least two weeks prior to the event date.
      • The name on your vaccination card or COVID test MUST match your state ID
      • Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include: an official CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or a picture of your vaccination card; a digital or printed WA State Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination; a WA State Immunization Information System printout; or a verified medical record printout from a medical provider.
      • *In addition to providing proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test, guests 18 or older must present a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. Guests younger than 18 may present a government-issued photo ID or a school photo ID as an alternative. Guests younger than 18 who do not have either a government-issued ID or school photo ID can only attend performances in the company of an adult who provides the required ID and vaccine documentation for themselves and can also provide documentation for the minor’s test results or vaccination verification.
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