Lou Barlow Solo at Field Theater in Arden DE

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Lou Barlow Solo at Field Theater in Arden DE

Lou Barlow and his guitar, lots of songs, many stories, some laughs.

By Lou Barlow

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Wednesday, June 14 · 6:30pm EDT


Frank Stephens Memorial Theatre, Arden Shakespeare Gild, Field Theatre Woodland Lane Wilmington, DE 19810

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 4 hours
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Hi everyone, I’m hitting the road this summer for solo shows. My wife Adelle and our daughter Izzy will be with so you could call this a Barlow Family General Tour! If you haven’t seen me play before it’s always pretty fun and loose. I take requests, play songs from my entire career, and chat. I play for about 2 1/2 hours, the shows are early (generally starting at 7:30 pm) and easy. We will be available on selected dates for early dinners (or breakfasts!). Join us!

Showtime is 7pm. Rain or shine event. In the event of rain the show will be held inside the Gild Hall. Parking is free at the Gild Hall in Arden. It’s a short walk to the Field Theater. Follow the signs. There will be beer, wine, and non-alcoholic refreshments for sale.

This show includes a ticket for an Early (5pm) dinner with Lou, Adele and Izzy Barlow.

About the organizer

Organized by
Lou Barlow

Lou Barlow began writing songs in 1981 inspired by bands like Minor Threat (from of the explosive ‘first wave’ hardcore movement) but also by the AM radio of his childhood. The earnest soft rock of John Denver and the fiery self-dissection of Black Flag made an equal impression on him. The first official results of these pendulum swings were released as contributions to the 1984 Deep Wound 7”( the ultra-fast noise band he founded with J Mascis) and lo-fi, acoustic song fragments submitted to a local college radio show. By 1986 he was home recording his first acoustic LP  “Weed Forestin’” and touring his ear-splitting post-hardcore collaboration with J,  Dinosaur Jr.  He left Dinosaur Jr. in 1989 and his work morphed into the band Sebadoh. This merged his schizophrenic musical urges throughout the 1990’s. As Sebadoh rose to national prominence and helped define the emerging Indie Rock genre, the band streamlined. Ever restless, Lou channeled his acoustic leanings into the side-project Sentridoh and began the Folk Implosion. That collaboration with John Davis would yield several experimental garage/trip-hop infused LP’s and a bona-fide top 40 hit in 1995 with “Natural One”.


 In 2005 Lou finally released a proper, under his own name, solo LP: “EMOH”. The LP was an acoustic-based, singer-songwriter , studio-recorded effort that began a run of 4 similar collections culminating with 2016’s “Apocalypse Fetish” EP. Concurrently he rejoined Dinosaur Jr and contributed songs to their successful 4 LP (and counting) reunion era.