Fifty Seats creates an intimate music experience for a limited audience. Grand music in a small setting.
We're super thrilled to re-welcome ANNA TIVEL & JEFFREY MARTIN at our next Fifty Seats session on March 20th 2020.
Somewhere deep in the middle of a good story, a simple and powerful thing happens. You begin to feel seen. The characters have been slowly undressed, layer upon layer of hope and human flaw, their struggles revealed. The remind you of your family, of a briefly encountered stranger, of yourself.
Anna Tivel reaches for that thread of understanding with her music, that moment of recognition, of shared experience. There are thousands of miles on her touring odometer and each town is a tangled web of heartache and small reasons to believe. She gravitates toward the quiet stories of ordinary life.
With 4 full-length albums out on Portland's well-loved Fluff & Gravy Records, Tivel continues to touch on a common human thread. Her newest album 'The Question' was recorded mostly live at Hive studio in Eau Claire, WI, engineered by the esteemed Brian Joseph (Bon Ever, Sufjan Stevens) and produced by drummer and multi-instrumentalist Shane Leonard. NPR called it 'one of the most ambitious folk records of 2019'. Her previous release, 'Small Believer' was heralded by NPR as an 'album that repeatedly achieves this exquisite balance of the quotidian and the sublime.'
Portland singer-songwriter Jeffrey Martin has proven with his last few albums and his many shows that he truly possesses a gift for marrying Americana music and expertly penned words in an expressive way that paints a vivid picture of people, places, and events that are at once relatable and highly interesting.
Jeffrey Martin's songs don't pull any punches. The former high-school English teacher turned songwriter's affection for words and storytelling make the dark themes in his music feel electric and close-by. When he shifts to write about love as he does with Golden Thread, you get the sense that there is no surface to Jeffrey Martin. He's entirely wide open and deep as an old river.
Jeffrey Martin's music has been compared to songwriters like Josh Ritter and Joe Pug. I'm a writer more than I am a musician. If I could play guitar half as well as I can write I'd be wearing nicer pants."
On our next Fifty Seats session, Jeffrey will be performing songs of his new album, yet to be released.
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Doors open at 19h. The concert starts at 20h.
The Fifty Seats Crew
With the support of:
Copy-Cad / Den Eeuwigen Beenhouwer / Brouwerij De Ryck / Cultuur Herzele