Join us Monday morning from 10:45 am to noon for the austere and haunting folk music of Brittsommar. Returning after four years in Sweden and Germany and with two albums under his belt, Madison native Sawyer Gebauer will be headlining a triple bill at the High Noon Saloon, Monday, December 22 at 8 pm. The music of Brittsommar is propelled by the knowledge that, no matter what, there is always another winter in our future. The languorous tempo, unusual chord changes and beautifully simple individual instrumental parts provide a landscape for words that hint at hidden stories. A part of the old American country tradition can be heard in the deep baritone that is sometimes intoned as if the narrator is giving his last breath. The quiet solitary contemplation of Swedish folk mixes with Americana elements to produce a music that is instantly recognizable and mysterious at the same time. Case in point, the sublimely, melancholic song ‘Tell Me‘
Also on the bill are recent Brittsommar collaborators: Blood and Sun (heathen folk) and William Z. Villain (Jagged jazzy banging Balkan math music)
Monday, December 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
High Noon Saloon
701 E. Washington Ave
You can listen to and download select tracks from their critically acclaimed 2013 album ‘The Machine Stops’ at Brittsommar’s Bandcamp page.
You haven’t experienced demolition derby as de-industrialized ballet until you’ve watched Brittsommar’s video for ‘The Painter’