MARY LATTIMORE & MEG BAIRD AT CAPITOL
Join us for a truly singular night of music in one of Charlotte's most exquisite locales.
If you're reading this, you either know Mary Lattimore and Meg Baird or you know Capitol, but it's likely you probably don't know them all together. Mary, harpist, and Meg, guitarist and singer, are recognized for the beautiful music they make together and on their own. Capitol is the boutique - led by the indefatigable Laura Vinroot Poole - that's been pushing Charlotte forward for over twenty years.
The performance will take place in Capitol's famous courtyard with the vertical garden serving as a backdrop. If you've seen it before, you know how special this show will be. If you've never seen it - come lay eyes on it and feast your ears on some of the best music being made today.
CREAM PUFF RECORDS IS PROUD TO PRESENT MARY LATTIMORE AND MEG BAIRD AT CAPITOL ON APRIL 24th.
Meg Baird and Mary Lattimores collective workas solo artists, band members, and collaboratorscould fill a small record collection. Despite this productivity, these two long-time friends have never recorded an entire album focused exclusively on their unique talents. "Ghost Forests" mysteriously, thrillingly fills that void.
Independently, Baird and Lattimore have each cultivated highly individual and idiosyncratic tools of expression. Bairds timeless and soaring voice, guitar, and drums have underpinned pastoral and folk rock explorations as a soloist and in band settings with Espers and Heron Oblivion. Lattimores albums of enigmatic, spectral experimental harp sounds move and unfold like films and nature itself. The list of artists that have called upon their voices, talents, and visions to enrich their own work is expansivea virtual pocket encyclopedia of contemporary indie and experimental musicians.
Over the course of "Ghost Forests" six collaborative compositions we hear deeply sympathetic conversations between the two artists. With access to a deep pool of shared influences, these two friends assembled a collection of sounds conjured from harp, guitar (both acoustic and electric), synths, the human voice, and a shared poetic language. Baird and Lattimores subjects range from the sound of light on water, seismic geopolitical anxiety, the smog-exploded sunsets of Don Dudleys paintings, and vertigo from their respective relocations to San Francisco and Los Angeles from their once-shared home in Philadelphia.
The synthesis of their vision welcomes listeners who might have been familiar with only one of the performers solo oeuvres. It also speaks to long-time fans both artists who have long wondered what this dream collaboration might yield.
Steve Gunn has long known Baird and Lattimore and worked with both on his own albums. He says Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore are two musicians that I greatly admire. 'Ghost Forests' is an ace meld of their abilities; Megs guitar and voice, and Marys harp lead each other (and us) into further regions of the strata. With each song you can hear this remarkable kinship. Im thankful for this soundtrack.
"Ghost Forests" musical conversations are intimate, fluid, effortless and spontaneous. Theyre filled with the euphoria of creation and, at times, they articulate hard truths and tangled emotions with an ease only trusted friends can manage. The songs alternate between extended ethereal instrumental excursions, gauzy and dreamy pop, blown-out "Bull of the Woods" heavy haze, and modern reimaginations of epic traditional balladryall while touching on the strange and otherworldly places between these stations.
With "Ghost Forests" Baird and Lattimore have given us all a timeless gift that generously rewards immersion and deep investigation. It is our collective good fortune as listeners that we are able to eavesdrop on their conversation through these songs. It is also a wonder to hear two unique artists interact to such beautifully original ends.
4010 Sharon Road (between Firebirds and Barnes & Noble)
Charlotte, NC 28211
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