5/14 Lily & Madeleine w/guest Shannon Hayden, Brenda Xu @ Ballard Homestead - TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Ballard Homestead
Seattle, WA
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Saturday May 14, 2016 7:30 PM - Saturday May 14, 2016 10:00 PM | $15.00


5/14 Lily & Madeleine w/guest Shannon Hayden, Brenda Xu @ Ballard Homestead - TICKETS AT THE DOOR

5/14 Lily & Madeleine w/guest Shannon Hayden, Brenda Xu @ Ballard Homestead

All ages, seated, 7:30 show start, 7:00 doors open.

$15 general advance, $18 at the door

Free parking on 65th and 23rd. No parking on the East side of Jones Ave.
Picnics welcome in the side yard before the show if weather permits. No alcohol.

About Lily & Madeleine:

Listeners are free to wander within the open spaces of these songs, their imaginations expanding to enrich the music with deep personal associations that make the songs evolve with each successive hearing. They become part of your life.

These songs are an expression of youth as all Romantic poetry knows it to be: a repository of yearning and wisdom that will eventually have to do battle with the world in order to retain its luster.

Fumes, the duos second LP, released October 28, 2014, is a leap forward for the duo, a mature sentiment of two gifted young artists who have launched from their hometown onto the world stage with speed and grace.

About Shannon Hayden:
Ground breaking cellist, Shannon Hayden, began playing cello at the age of 7
and over the next several years she studied and competed both nationally
and internationally. Despite the heavy demands of classical study,
Shannon found time to become an accomplished guitarist as well,
performing and recording with bands and developing cello compositions
incorporating effects borrowed from her electric guitar work. Interest
in furthering the range and the future role of her instrument continued
and even eclipsed her interest in traditional cello works. Experimenting
with analog and digital devices required the development of new playing
techniques which expanded on the unique sonic characteristics of the

Shannon Hayden's third album You See The World to be released in 2015, walks a
thin line between avant experimental and more accessible themes. Her
sound has been described as an emotionally charged journey through
surreal, sonic landscapes. She performs her own compositions around the
world while also providing multi-instrumental work for the Asthmatic
Kitty Records artist Lily and Madeleine.

Doing what is expected isnt something everybody does well. Following years
of classical training at the highest level, Shannon Haydens very non
traditional interpretation of cello performance is an example of why
that is a good thing. Running her instrument through more electronic
gear and amplification than some metal band with a stolen credit card
probably wasnt something anyone back at the conservatory had in mind,
though it really shouldnt come as much of a surprise these days. Art
has always found ways to embrace technology without becoming a slave to
it and Shannons compositions owe as much to her brilliant mastery of
the cello itself as they do to the latest technical innovations which
greatly expand the range and complexity of the instrument. Occasional
heavy outbursts of distortion with elements bordering noise punk are
matched with layers of lush ambiance combining both current and
traditional styles with all the virtuosity of a player redefining our
expectations of maturing young prodigies. Some musicians make you feel
good about where music is headed and Shannon Hayden is one of them

About Brenda Xu:
Brenda Xu Ambient/folk artist with sounds reminiscent of Cat Power, Daughter, and Aimee Mann.   BrendaXu.com


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Ballard Homestead (View)
6541 Jones Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Ambient
Music > Folk
Music > Rock

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!