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215 Festival: Hiss Golden Messenger/Amanda Petrusich/Nathan Salsburg/Promised Land Sound/Tara Murtha
The Boot & Saddle
Philadelphia, PA
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215 Festival: Hiss Golden Messenger/Amanda Petrusich/Nathan Salsburg/Promised Land Sound/Tara Murtha
This special afternoon show will be one for the ages, featuring Paradise Of Bachelors recording artists, plus a group of notable literary and musical friends. What is Paradise Of Bachelors? Glad you asked.

Paradise of Bachelors is a Record Label, Recording Company, Soundsystem, and Archive located in the North Carolina Piedmont and in the subluminal aether. They are dedicated to documenting, curating, and releasing under-recognized musics of the American vernacular, historical and contemporary alike, with an emphasis on the Southbroadly definedand its global sound diaspora. And Southern Lean will feature all of the above.

Hiss Golden Messenger is Durham, North Carolina-based songwriter M.C. Taylor and multi-instrumentalist and recordist Scott Hirsch, who lives in Brooklyn, New York. The pair has been making music together for twenty years in various incarnations, including six records with the San Francisco band the Court and Spark. Drawing from the deep well of traditional and vernacular Southern song that Taylor has explored and documented as a practicing folklorist, as well as the more alchemical strains of 1970's country-rock, dub music, and kosmische music, "like Van Morrison circa Astral Weeks, Hiss Golden Messenger confounds traditional-music genre expectations" (according to The Huffington Post.) Distinguished by their fascinatingly ambiguous conjuring of spiritualand often specifically Biblicalconcerns and characters, as well as a taut lyricism informed by writers as disparate as Ronnie Lane, Lew Welch, and Wendell Berry, Taylor's unabashedly ardent songs rank among the most exquisitely crafted and eloquent of his generation.

Amanda Petrusich is the author of It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music and Pink Moon, an installment in Continuum Books' acclaimed 33 1/3 series. She is a senior contributing editor at Paste Magazine and a staff writer for Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Spin, the Village Voice, the Onion A.V. Club, the Oxford American, ReadyMade,,, and elsewhere, including the anthologies Hang the DJ: An Alternative Book of Music Lists and The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present. Each week she writes the Pop Music Listings for the New York Times. She is an on-air contributor at and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Nathan Salsburg is a guitarist, producer, archivist and writer in Louisville, Kentucky. He has released two solo albums  "Affirmed" (No Quarter, 2011) and "Hard For to Win and Can't Be Won" (No Quarter, 2013)  and a guitar-duet record with James Elkington entitled "Avos" (Tompkins Square, 2011). Since 2000 Salsburg has worked for the Alan Lomax Archive, for which he currently serves in the capacity of Curator, compiling releases of the American folklorist's recordings, and managing the Archive's online audio, photo, and video catalogs, including its YouTube channel. He's also produced archival releases for the Mississippi and Tompkins Square labels, and he curates the Twos & Fews recording imprint of Chicago's Drag City company.

Promised Land Sound emerged from the fertile Nashville garage scenemembers have played with PUJOL, Denney and the Jets, and members of JEFF The Brotherhood and Those Darlins, among othersbut they have quickly evolved to deploy a more varied country and soul palette than most of their brethren and sistren. In short order, they've managed to attract the admiration of esteemed folks like fellow Nashvillain Jack White, who released a live 7" of theirs on his Third Man Records. Paradise of Bachelors is delighted to release Promised Land Sound's first full-length album, which is currently in the works, co-produced by Nashville guitar wizard (and Hiss Golden Messenger band member) William Tyler and Jem Cohen of the Ettes and the Parting Gifts.

Philadelphia author Tara Murtha, who's currently penning a book on Bobbie Gentry's legendary country crossover album, Ode To Billie Joe, will also be on hand.



The Boot & Saddle (View)
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
United States

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Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No



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phila, PA United States
Oct 18, 2013 3:10 PM
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