Tall Tall Trees, Arc Iris

C'mon Everybody presents:

Tall Tall Trees

Arc Iris

Fri · September 15, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Tall Tall Trees
Tall Tall Trees
To say that Mike Savino is an innovator would be an understatement. Touring under the moniker Tall Tall Trees, the banjo-wielding bard has reshaped the landscape of what is possible with the instrument. On stage and in studio, Savino breaks down the banjo into its most basic iteration, reminding audiences that the banjo is, at root, a drum. Coupled with his mastery of electronic effects, loops, toy ray guns, and heaps of spontaneous creativity, Tall Tall Trees has been encapsulating audience members worldwide with his mystifying solo shows, as well as playing alongside fellow innovator Kishi Bashi.

His latest album 'Freedays' is, in a way, his debut album. Having recorded two previous albums in a traditional collaborative band setting, 'Freedays' is the first album Savino wrote and recorded as a solo project. Beginning in 2015, Savino took a much-needed respite from New York City, where he had spent a decade and a half honing his craft, and assumed the role of sole caretaker at an abandoned health retreat nestled in the green mountains of northern Georgia. The Bird’s Nest, as it was called, completely surrounded by national forest, provided the freedom and space to work without time constraints or interruption.

Composed and recorded over a period of eight months, 'Freedays' tells the story of a man in transition and documents an artist alone at the crossroads of the life he has and the one he wants. The album begins with “Backroads”, which drops the listener into a darkened forest amidst a chorus of wailing coyotes and quickly takes off on a midnight drive. Tracks like “Being There”, “A Place to Call Your Own”, and “CLC” provide an honest look into the author’s thought process and decision making. Although it’s often hard to imagine, most of the sounds on the album are experiments with the banjo, and they all reflect the innovative musings of one of the freshest sounds to come out of the Appalachians in decades.
Arc Iris
Arc Iris
Arc Iris: Arc Iris has garnered much attention and acclaim since the release of their 2014 self-titled debut album on ANTI Records (US / World) and Bella Union (EU). They have toured with St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy, the Gipsy Kings, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and FREEMAN (Gene Ween), and performed at major festivals such as Bonnaroo (US), Mountain Jam (US), and End of the Road (UK), among others. A power trio based in Providence, Rhode Island, Arc Iris is a mix of everything you love and hate, culminating in something breathtaking and indescribable. Jocie Adams, Zach Tenorio Miller and Ray Belli will take you on a magic carpet ride through deserts, lush flower gardens, and rainforest before sending you right back to your living room with ethereal and deliciously dynamic rock music.

Arc Iris is their own genre.

Don't miss them.
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238