Ham Jam House -Concert
** CANCELLED ** The Sparrowmakers ** CANCELLED **
The Sparrowmakers will play a fine acoustic concert on Saturday, July 12th, at 7:00 PM.
Thais Perkins and Wilson Marks are The Sparrowmakers, a folk-pop duo from Austin, Texas. Similar in their love of storytelling, their divergent styles - Wilson holds a degree in jazz guitar and Thais
trends towards pop/americana - blend to make a unique, soulful and interesting
sound unlike any other. Between them they have over 25 years of playing and songwriting experience, three albums, host one biweekly songwriting clinic in Austin, and are raising two amazing kids. The name 'The Sparrowmakers' is an obvious reference, but it is also a name that conjures the mystical and hard-to-capture process of songwriting, the act of creating these small, beautiful, fleeting creatures that is part intention, part accident, part catastrophe, entirely rooted in hope and completely out of your control. You know, like children.
Their long awaited release, Lost Cities (2013) is a genre-crossing album. The subjects range from personal to allegory; vignettes of backwoods Louisiana, falling in love with a mythical being, the challenges and joy of relationships and parenting, from post-apocalyptic visions to the morning commute. Some of the songs on Lost Cities are siblings, born from the same prompt or theme but each bearing the unique stamp of the voice delivering it to a different place.
Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$15 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!