2019Resonant Rogues (Album Release Show!) w/ Bill and the Belles
MayDoors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10adv/ $12
On “Maker’s Song”, Sparrow confesses and celebrates her manic creative tendencies, leaving a whirlwind of messes and “things of use and beauty”. Written on a freight train, Smith’s song “Watching Those Wheels Roll” points to the parallel between Great Depression era hobos and current traveling musicians, while also highlighting the problem of wealth inequality. “Dueling with the Demons” is a swingin’, tongue-in-cheek tune about insomnia, and how the voices in our heads pop up at 4 AM to tell us everything that’s wrong with ourselves and the world. The pulsing rhythms of “Zeus Faber” bring us on a musical adventure through the Balkans, while the old-timey waltz “The House That Condos Stole” is a true story of a wild west village nearly purchased by a dear friend, but ultimately demolished by a development company.
Autumn of the World tells a story both honest and hopeful, of what it means to be an artist, or a human, in a world that so often challenges our creativity and passion. With moments of deep joy and connection, woven with the sighing of struggle, this collection of songs brings us into the present moment with skill, beauty and a true dedication to musical form. Aptly named, Autumn of the World inspires listeners toward gratitude in uncertain times.