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May 18

Hiss Golden Messenger + Thugs On Wolves

With Hiss Golden Messenger and Thugs On Wolves at The Soup Kitchen

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Sunday 18 May 2014 at 7:30pm


The Soup Kitchen
31-33 Spear Street, Manchester, M11DF, United Kingdom

Tel: 0161 236 5100


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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.

Since 2009, Taylor and Hirsch – in collaboration with longtime drummer Terry Lonergan, Nashville guitarist William Tyler, and members of Megafaun, the Black Twig Pickers, Pelt, D. Charles Speer & the Helix, Brightblack Morning Light – have released a string of universally acclaimed albums as Hiss Golden Messenger: Country Hai East Cotton (2009), Root Work (2010), Bad Debt (2010, soon to be reissued by Paradise of Bachelors), Poor Moon (2011), Hiss Golden Messenger Plays Elephant Micah Plays Hiss Golden Messenger (2012), Lord I Love the Rain (2012) and Haw (2013).

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.)

Their 2011 LP Poor Moon has been hailed as a masterful and moving country-soul statement on faith and family. Last year Paradise of Bachelors released HGM’s full-length follow up to Poor Moon, the remarkable, and darker, Haw, which earned glowing reviews.

Support comes from Manchester acoustic band Thugs On Wolves.

Price: £9 adv
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