Sean Hayes live in The 9th Ward with Charley Crockett and Tim Carr.
Tickets: $13 advance, $16 day of show available at Ticketweb.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 10a-5p), Terrapin Station, Rust Belt Books or charge by phone 866-777-8932.
Low Light, the eighth album from independent recording artist Sean Hayes, captures his distinctive sound at its most intimate. Recorded both at home and in the studio, Low Light webs its way through genres, incorporating the pulse and yearning of R&B with the low-fi grit and crackle of folk. From the gauzy, beat-driven title track to the aching, old-school country “Sing Me Your Love Song,” Hayes’ voice glides between a growling purr and seductive vibrato, transporting the listener into a rich, sensual late-night world.
Dan Smalls Presents Parsonsfield live in the 9th Ward.
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show available at Ticketweb.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 10a-5p) or charge by phone 866-777-8932.
Though they call western Massachusetts home, Parsonsfield draws their name from the rural Maine town that’s home to the Great North Sound Society, the farmhouse-turned- recording-studio of Josh Ritter keyboardist/producer Sam Kassirer. It was there that they cut their outstanding debut, ‘Poor Old Shine,’ which established them as a roots force to be reckoned with. Folk Alley dubbed their songs “the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas.” Their rowdy live performances only upped the ante, with The Bluegrass Situation falling for their “fun and frenzy” and No Depression raving that they’ll “give you rich five-part harmonies one minute, sound like bluegrass on steroids the next, and then rock you over the head with unbearably cool and raucous Celtic rhythms.”
Dan Smalls presents Paper Bird live in the 9th Ward with Keenan O’Meara & Megan Lui
Tickets: $10 advance / $13 day of show at Ticketweb.com or the Babeville Box Office (M-F 10a-5p), Terrapin Station, Rust Belt Books or charge by phone 866-777-8932
Paper Bird has a sound that blends the engaging vocal harmonies of Fleet Foxes and The Lone Bellow with the classic ‘70s stylings of bands like Heart and Fleetwood Mac without imitating or emulating any one of them in particular. Indeed, the new music is rugged, resilient and flush with enthusiasm. It conveys the essence of inspired Americana, while still staying true to its riveting rock regimen.
“This is definitely the start of something exciting,” Summeril suggests. “We’re at a point in our career where we feel we’re ready to take on the world.”