Emily Anderson And Collin Stackhouse
Friday March 1 2019, 7:30pm
Emily Anderson And Collin stackhouse are on tour from Alaska. Join us for an intimate all ages show in the cozy living room.
Alaskan transplants now thawing out in the Lower 48, Emily Anderson and Collin Stackhouse are bringing their skills and voices to the west coast. With distinctive styles and perspectives that stand-alone, a performance of them together provides a contrast and a resonance that can be found nowhere else.
An encounter with Emily Anderson’s music is unmistakably a magical affair. And while she has no shortage of credentials to back the claim—a gifted multi-instrumentalist, prolific songwriter, and graduate of the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston—Emily has in tandem something arguably more important: something pure, distinct, and extraordinary to show us. Like stumbling into a rose garden on a trek through the arctic, listeners of Emily’s music find themselves helplessly lifted into a world so hauntingly familiar, and yet so enchantingly curious. With a voice of untouchable purity and lyricism of remarkable wit and poignancy, Emily cradles matters of the human heart with an almost impossible sweetness.
Collin Stackhouse, a multi-instrumentalist with a background in Irish and old-time fiddle, sings what has been described as "confessional claw-hammer Americana". With a clear tone and a sharp-eyed reflection of the world around him, Collin combines modern vocal edge with old time instrumentation, and accompanies himself on banjo in the moments when he isn't drawing on his roots in the American fiddling tradition. His debut album was released at the Alaska Folks Festival in Juneau this past April, and he is a founding member of Varelse, a boundary-pushing Scandinavian folk fusion group based in Portland.
Together on their first West-Coast together supporting each other, they bring as much joy and excitement to their audience as they will to their stage.