Vetiver

Garry Blackchild

Time: 8:00pm     Day: Monday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: 21+ Ages    
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Tickets are $22.50 in advance, $24.50 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Limited seating available at this event. 

Andy Cabic's musical being is, like many curious 21st century musicians, shaped and sustained by divergent tangents. If he's not crafting a melancholy folk rock diamond in his Northern California studio, he's moving a dance floor with bossa nova and house DJ sets, or helping curate a compilation of Japanese City Pop.  

What's magic about the new Vetiver LP Up On High is the way these tangents color the ten songs without undermining a distinct move to more elemental, spacious and natural arrangements. At the heart of each of these ten songs is Cabic's voice: sweet, tender and weathered—a welcome and soothing old friend if ever there was one. There are other familiar friends: the album also features longtime engineer and collaborator Thom Monahan and the same resourceful and versatile band that helped Cabic make the more dense and layered Complete Strangers from 2015. 

Up On High was written on acoustic guitar. Having moved twice since Complete Strangers, increasingly accustomed to a life in and out of boxes, it was the easiest instrument to reach for in moments of inspiration. This album reflects the world that Cabic created and lives in: Jorge Ben phrasings peek out from behind Tom Petty's Wildflowers outtakes, a gentle jangle lifts whispers of REM's Murmur on a breeze up from Compass Point Studios. But Up On High is most clearly Cabic and his band inhabiting the realm the band was born in—sleek, economical, soulful, and sometimes sadness-tinged melodies riding on the gentle choogle and sway of an ensemble moving in beautiful unison. This is an album that breathes with you in real, lived in, natural time.

Garry Blackchild is an Indie Folk singer/songwriter based in Santa Fe. Originally from Pasadena, CA, his lyrics and sound reflect the story of a life on the road and his journey to New Mexico. His newest EP Rebel Folk pays homage to his adventures in New Mexico. From outlaw western ballads to country blues, this EP is his prayer to the land and culture of the State of New Mexico. 


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