Grace Park and The Deer will play a fine acoustic concert on Thursday, April 5th, at 7:00 PM.
Grace Park & the Deer is the solo project of the lead singer of The Blue Hit,
from Austin. Grace is the primary singer-songwriter, and she switches between
keys and guitar. She's partnered with Michael McLeod (of Good Field and
Hendrikz McLeod, among others), whose ethereal guitar style pulls Grace's
simple songs outside the realm of folk music and into an otherworldly atmosphere.
Michael and Grace met at the Texas State School of Music in San Marcos, where
they both were classically trained. They've collaborated on several side
projects over the years, and they are currently recording and producing a
full-length album with Mike at the engineer's helm. Grace Park & the Deer's
debut album will be available for release this summer.
Like her work with The Blue Hit, Park's lyrics are explorative and theatrical,
and at times macabre. The songs are all part of a series about stalkers,
murderers, and other criminals. They feature elaborate vocal harmonies,
carried by Stephanie Bledsoe and Alan Eckert, who handles the percussion
as well. Stephanie was trained at A&M Corpus Christi and is an active
belly-dancer when not behind the microphone. Alan Eckert plays drums and
sings in this project, but he has an array of musical talent and is equally
proficient on keyboards and guitar. He plays with several other projects,
including Dimitri's Ascent and Hendrikz McLeod. The stand-up bass has
rotated from the likes of Jesse Dalton from Green Mountain Grass to
Andrew Pressman (who plays with Raina Rose, Rebecca Loebe, and many others).
Guests have included Trevor Smith and his banjo from Green Mountain Grass
and the anomalous Sick on fiddle. Every live show is a little different,
and always a treat!
Doors open at 7:00 PM and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$10 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!