Rufina Taproom Presents

Heather Trost w/ Greg Butera

November 4, 2017 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Time: 9:00pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 8:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $7
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"Heather Trost’s solo debut Agistri feels built to soundtrack stop-motion animation, a riot of flower petals and pinned butterflies fluttering across the frame. As half of the global trad-folk-inspired A Hawk and a Hacksaw with Neutral Milk Hotel drummer Jeremy Barnes, the two channeled a rustic acoustic otherworld with a committed zeal. And while that band made plenty use of Trost’s violins and Barnes’ percussion, drum kits disappeared entirely from the Hawk and a Hacksaw vocabulary. But on Agistri, Trost’s music sounds timeless in a different way, building miniature haunted worlds in the vocabulary of European space pop—unflashy motorik beats layered with art school swirl—as it might be found on an LP hiding in a secondhand shop somewhere deep on the continent."

"Call it folk. Call it country. Call it americana. Call it whatever. Greg Butera is creating music deeply rooted in America’s rich traditional past. Following years as a supporting player in various bands around the area, as well as in Austin, Butera has taken a step forward into a lead role. Recently releasing his debut album, "Tell Me Now", Greg Butera is more than ready to establish himself amongst the excellent crop of up-and-coming songwriters who have recently revitalized country music.Tell Me Now is as much the work of a talented songwriter as it is the work of a passionate student of music. It’s one of those albums in which it manages to sound like a smorgasbord of the genre’s roots while never falling into the trap of tracing the lines of the past. It’s not surprising considering that Butera has regularly played long cover sets which stray from the standards in favor of the deeper cuts. He’s spent the time necessary to explore the inner workings of what makes a song work."
-Mecca Lecca