Son of Town Hall at Evergreen Presbyterian
Join us for a beautiful evening to kick off the darkest month of the longest year in advance of the longest night solstice service with the world's oldest band.
Doors will open at 6:30 with FREE wine/beer and sweet/savory snacks. The main event will begin at 7:30 and will end by 9:30.
Son of Town Hall is of course the international, waterborne duo of George "Ulysses" Brown (London, England, UK) and Josiah "Chester" Jones (Santa Fe, NM, US). The pair transcends time and space, dressed in threadbare Victorian outfits, they meditate about the ocean, and sing songs that beg you to sing along. "Part balladry, part performance art, and totally cool," writes the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here." Son of Town Hall's show is three-parts concert, one-part theater and unlike anything most have ever experienced. Their songs are masterful in their own right, poetic turns of phrases sung with voices so perfectly matched it is impossible to tell them apart, harmonies so sublime they will seem the work of witchcraft, and intricately finger-picked guitar parts worthy of Apollo. But it is Son of Town Hall's presentation that sets them apart from every other guitar-slinging songwriting team out there. George and Josiah's between song repartee is unique and absolutely hilarious, as they share their adventures and tales of traveling the world on the water. The affection they feel for each other is contagious, and audiences leave in love with both of them, with each other, and with life in general. You will laugh. You will cry. You will sing along. You will be transfixed and transformed, drunk on adventure and the tragic beauty of the human condition.
"Seamless vocal harmonies...stories of sea voyages, betrayal and desolation... a more coherent concept album youll be pushed to find." The Observer
"Nothing less than amazing...Equal parts care and craftsmanship, joy and sorrow, it is a splendour to behold....They simply exist on a different plane than everyone else, as does their album." - Folk Radio UK
"Sensational!" - John Platt, WFUV, NYC
"Nothing short of stunning" - Lisa Schwartz, Director Philadelphia Folk Festival
"Unique and beautiful. Unforgettable." - Phil Collins
Evergreen Presbyterian (View)
1567 Overton Park Ave
Memphis, TN 38112
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