If you caught either or both of these performers during ECMA week (or earlier at the Carleton), you will be as excited as we are to have them perform together in the Patchwork living room.
Rachel Beck released her debut self-titled solo record on March 2nd of this year. On March 8, its first single Reckless Heart hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20. You may remember her as one-half of The Beck Sisters, with her sister Amy. They performed together for four years, sharing the stage with Serena Ryder and Tom Cochrane. This year, Rachel set out to forge her own musical path and her debut record delivers.
Exposed. Confessional. Connective. These are words that come to mind when listening to Beck’s seven-track debut. Produced and recorded by Daniel Ledwell at Echo Lake (Jenn Grant, David Myles, Fortunate Ones), the album lures the listener into an ethereal and enveloping soundscape, as the songs take one on a trek across a wide emotional range – from from regret and grief to wonder and joy. “… the team kept the emotion and sensitivity of the songs in full focus, which is no doubt what’s hitting home with a country full of listeners discovering Beck’s solo debut.” (Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian).
At the place where endings become beginnings, you’ll find Adyn Townes. He turned a fall into the ocean and months of recovery into his jumping off point. His music is challenging. Alternative indie-folk with raw and honest lyrics. Like finding your feet just before you fall, his songwriting is the gravity that pulls you back to earth. Inspired by the equal-parts hard and smooth voice of David Gray and the clear electric guitar tones of James Bay, Townes is always pushing the boundaries and seeing how close he can get to the edge.
Currently working on a new album, produced by Colin Buchanan of Paper Lions, Townes (formerly Andy Brown) is focusing on building the foundation. Formulating floor plans and building from the ground up. Visit the video tab on his website for a sneak peak: http://www.adyntownes.com
Here is your chance to see these two performers in our living room while you still can. Soon they will be on the big stage……
Rachel Beck & Adyn Townes: Friday, June 8
Showtime: 8 pm; Doors: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 at the door; RSVP to secure your spots
BYOB. Snacks offered. Shareable snacks welcome. Sharing this email with friends strongly encouraged.
Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
30 First Ave., Bedford
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