Paisley Fields *Glitter & Sawdust* release party with Karen and the Sorrows, Mylo

C'mon Everybody Presents:

Paisley Fields *Glitter & Sawdust* release party with Karen and the Sorrows, Mylo

Thu · April 12, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Paisley Fields
Paisley Fields
Paisley Fields are a queer country band, unapologetic about pushing boundaries and seeking inspiration in the unexpected. Though lead singer James Wilson is inspired by country musicians like Dolly Parton and Gram Parsons, he wanted Paisley Fields' lyrics to reflect a modern world. Pittsburgh City Paper writes, "While Paisley Fields have a good bit in common with contemporary country — rich production, songs with pop bones and twangy accents — the band probably won't be touring with Toby Keith anytime soon. They're a refreshing change from country radio." Paisley Fields tour frequently, and their latest album, Oh These Urban Fences, is described by No Depression as "a labor of love that demands your attention.”
Karen and the Sorrows
Karen and the Sorrows
Queer country trailblazers Karen & the Sorrows are back with a new album, The Narrow Place. Like any roots band, The Sorrows sing about heartbreak and loss. They just take the back roads less traveled to get there. From a queer reimagining of the bro-country pickup truck ode to a Jewish family story about immigration and race, these songs are both unexpected and entirely country.

The Sorrows’ sound centers around singer-songwriter Karen Pittelman’s high, lilting vocals and Elana Redfield’s lonesome pedal steel guitar mixed with the dark twang and steady beat of the 1970s country-rock the band grew up on. Pittelman, Redfield, and drummer Tami Johnson formed the Brooklyn-based band in 2011. In 2012, they released the EP Ocean Born Mary about a ghost story from Redfield’s New Hampshire hometown. In 2014, they put out their first full-length record, The Names of Things, which was voted one of the Freeform American Roots Chart’s best debut albums of 2014. A constant fixture in New York’s clubs and bars, the Sorrows have continued to build a strong local following as well as touring throughout the east coast from New England to New Orleans.

For the last six years, The Sorrows have also been at the heart of a growing queer country scene. They run Brooklyn’s Gay Ole Opry Festival, the Queer Country Quarterly, and this year’s Another Country Festival, creating a community for people who love country music even if country music doesn’t always love them back.

“Exactly what country music needs right now”

“For fans of the idea of Dolly Parton fronting Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers.”
—Rolling Stone Country
Mylo is a musician and artist living in Brooklyn who began writing songs privately when they were 11 years old. Mylo admires the healing power of music and, now playing to a wider audience, aspires to create music that keeps people company when they are lonely and encourages connection when people are together. As a gender non-conforming and mixed-race person, Mylo envisions creating spaces where people feel like they belong.
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238