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Pete Lanctot, Fiona Silver and Few Bits at Union Hall
Jun 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm| $10
A concert of sublime quiet and raw power in the intimate setting of Union Hall.
Pete Lanctot’s songs carry on the American traditions of blues, folk and country, with surreal and mysterious narratives often featuring sordid casts of characters who’s time, locations and origins are vague, and seem equally likely to be found in present day New York City, a Memphis juke joint of the 1920s or hitchhiking a depression era plains state highway. A frequent member of The Hot Sardines, Lanctot’s band will be joined tonight by Sardines regulars Evan Crane and Bob Parins.
“Singer/songwriter Fiona Silver was born in Brooklyn and raised in the East Village, and the teeming, gritty metropolis bleeds into everything she does. Her sultry voice is like that of a jazz chanteuse from another time, regaling you with bittersweet tales in a smoky speakeasy, combined with a street-smart attitude and a take-no-prisoners punk ethic. The result is an astounding mix of cool, laid-back grooves, stellar musicianship, and a musical maturity far beyond her years. Fiona’s haunting songs and passionate delivery will transport you to a place as unpredictable and exciting as the Big Apple itself.” – Dario Dalla Lasta
Belgian singer-songwriter Karolien Van Ransbeeck performs as Few Bits–heartfelt, mysterious tunes of dreamy-wave-pop. The mood is intimate, subtle, and even restrained. Few Bits has supported artists like Heather Nova, I Blame Coco and Jessica Lea Mayfield and has been featured at festivals like Crossing Border, Les Nuits Botanique and Pukkelpop.