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Peter Bradley Adams, Nathaniel Talbot

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Ballard Homestead

6541 Jones Avenue Northwest

Seattle, WA 98117

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9/20 Peter Bradley Adams, guest Nathaniel Talbot


www.peterbradleyadams.com

"Adams is fast developing as a songwriter who both inspires and questions" – Los Angeles Times Magazine


"Quiet, contemplative, and utterly compelling, Peter Bradley Adams's A Face Like Mine is, simply, stupendously good."

-Minor 7th

"Ultimately, A Face Like Mine affirms the fact that Peter Bradley Adams is clearly one of Americana’s most consistent and commanding auteurs, and one whose recognition is long overdue. A more beautiful and beguiling effort would be all but impossible to even imagine."

- No Depression

“atmospheric Americana style and vocals.
- Noisey

"…one of the most consistently eloquent and pleasing singer / songwriters on the scene. Indeed, his brand of musical melancholy is so specific and evocative that, sometimes, listening through his catalog is the only way to survive a moment or a day.”
- No Depression

"...Adams fuses intimate, emotionally powerful lyrics with graceful, low-key roots-based indie folk on his fifth solo effort, The Mighty Storm … both soothing and challenging"
- All Music Guide

"Adams is fast developing as a songwriter who both inspires and questions"
- Nic Harcourt / Los Angeles Times Magazine

"...one of the 21st-century writers whose songs are worth exploring.”
- Wall Street Journal


https://nathanieltalbot.com/


It’s a busy life for songwriter and farmer NATHANIEL TALBOT, who runs an organic vegetable farm and seed company on Whidbey Island, in Washington State’s Puget Sound. When not out cultivating onions on his solar-powered tractor, he’s inside cultivating songs that are rooted in the earth and American traditionalism. “Working in agriculture, while often physically and emotionally tiring, also provides the mental space and quietude for songs to be sown and nourished,” says Talbot. His fifth album, Animal, set for release September 2018 on AWAL, marks his most ambitious and personal crop of songs to date.

Raised in the wooded foothills southeast of Portland, OR, the big firs and wide farmscapes of childhood made a life-long impression on Talbot’s songwriting. “The natural setting imprinted on my sense of self, and populated my brain with the imagery and storylines that would later manifest in my songwriting.” He began learning piano at age seven, started a punk rock band at thirteen, and quickly thereafter began steeping himself in guitar-driven sounds of Kelly Joe Phelps, Elliott Smith, Bill Frisell and other Pacific Northwest heroes. Over the next 15 years, Talbot honed an approach to songwriting and storytelling, driven by his complex, yet delicate, fingerstyle guitar work, which earned him a distinct place in the northwest folk scene.

Animal is a departure from previous records both sonically and lyrically. While Here in the Fields and Swamp Rose & Honeysuckle Vine highlighted Talbot’s signature acoustic fingerpicking work and were accompanied by fiddle, mandolin and dobro, the new album goes all electric. The tunes are more groove-oriented and hooky than before, animated by a rhythm section of Nashville bassist Sam Howard, and Portland all-stars Galen Clark (organ and keys) and Chris Johnedis (drums). From the sunny, J.J. Kale-esque groove of Mind Made Up, to the eerie, hypnotic pacing of Dime by Dime, the album gracefully explores new intersections of roots, blues, and pop. Howard, who also produced the record, helped to distill the arrangements down to their core ingredients, curating a natural, live studio-broadcast vibe with the vocals front and center. Lyrically, the songs are edgier than past work, a reflection of the growing dystopia in American politics and media culture, as well as the disconnectedness of humans with the natural world. Despite the addition of the full band, and a broader, more experimental sonic palette, Animal never ventures too far from the grounding force of Talbot’s clear voice, affecting storytelling and distinctive guitar lines.

Nathaniel Talbot’s music has dirt under its fingernails, the product of decades of hard work and crafting – retuning, replanting, and retelling. The result is true American roots music that combines the soulful edge of tradition with the Pacific Northwest’s legacy of freedom and innovation.



@ Ballard Homestead
7:30p show, 7p doors

All ages, seated


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- Seating is not reserved unless noted in ticket price options.
- We have a mix of padded chairs and benches available.
- We are an all ages venue.
- Attendees are welcome to bring quiet, not too smelly food unless noted.

- Please refrain from talking or texting during the show.
- Please enter quietly if the show has already begun.
- Please leave quietly, it's a very quiet neighborhood.
- Kids 10 & under are free at Abbey Arts concerts & arts events unless noted.


- For ADA information at Ballard Homestead, please see www.ballardhomestead.org/rent or email arts(at)fremontabbey.org There is a ramp around back on the south side of the Homestead for wheelchair access. Fremont Abbey is ADA accessible on both levels.


ABBEY ARTS, SEATTLE | NONPROFIT 501C3, NON-RELIGIOUS, EST. 2005
Presenting welcoming music, arts & cultural experiences for people of all ages & incomes.

We support low income families, veterans, and humanitarian nonprofit workers with free event tickets. http://www.fremontabbey.org/artsconnect

Venue rental info & more: http://www.fremontabbey.org/rent
Concert & events calendar: http://www.abbeyarts.me

Home Venue: Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103 / 206-414-8325
Ballard Homestead: 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle


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