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Trace Mountains

May 7 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
| music

Oxbow Live: Trace Mountains with Shannon Moser + SBright & The Clearwater Swimmers

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| Trace Mountains |

Pitchfork calls the lyric-forward, New York-based indie rock band Trace Mountains, “a decisive step forward” for its lead singer-songwriter Dave Benton (formerly of LVL UP). Benton’s sprawling and introspective tunes borrow flavor from a host of contemporary indie giants—the sad laments of Phil Elverum, the antic invention of Dinosaur Jr., the delicate jangle of Sufjan Stevens—while still managing to maintain his own original and innovative voice. Trace Mountains’ latest LP, 2021’s House of Confusion, finds the combo exploring a metaphoric backroad of rural American isolation.

| Shannon Moser |

Despite spending most of the last decade living, working, and nurturing their craft in the city of Philadelphia, Shannen Moser’s sound remains rooted in their upbringing in rural Pennsylvania. Tributes to the pastoral hillsides of Berks County echo through their music, evoking images of learning to sing along to Townes Van Zandt in the passenger seat of their dad’s pickup or along with the Sacred Harp choirs in Quaker meeting halls. In 2014 Moser packed up their roots, along with influences from freak-folk artists like Joanna Newsom and early Animal Collective and moved to Philadelphia to focus on recording and performing. Those privy to these performances and recordings quickly became captivated by a sound that was both haunting and infectious, showing promises of songwriting genius and a powerful voice.

Over the last half decade they have continued to develop and refine that voice. Now, on the verge of releasing their third full-length record, Shannen Moser is hitting their stride as a musician and a writer. They’ve shared the stage and toured with acts such as John K Samson, Kevin Devine, and Manchester Orchestra, and moved audiences all over North America with their profound ability to conjure emotion.

| S. Bright & The Clearwater Swimmers  |

SBright & The Clearwater Swimmers is the new artistic vehicle for Sumner Bright, a multi-instrumentalist hailing from Maine. Drawing comparisons to Neil Young’s “On The Beach” era, Acetone, and other folk rock moguls from the 90s and early 2000s (such as Jason Molina), The Clearwater Swimmers take the most-often acoustic works of Bright and shift them into wading, contemplative folk rock, playing homage to the many communities and influences that led to group’s beginning.

[$15 ADV/$17 DOS | Doors 7PM | Show 730pm]