Sun Riah is the stage name of Oklahoma transplant and experimental harpist/songwriter M. Bailey Stephenson's project. Her third album Sitting With Sounds and Listening for Ghosts was released in July 2017.
Named one of Paste Magazine’s “five harpists who nail experimental pop music,” she sings and drums into her harp and layers melodies into a dreamy tapestry of sound. Her voice wanders a broad swath between Julianna Barwick and Kate Bush and her music is not entirely unlike her freak-folk predecessors Joanna Newsom and Coco Rosie.
Buck Meek (of Big Thief)
Buck Meek’s songs are for the lost dogs of honest mechanics, good guys and girls born into a life of crime, runaways, snow spirits, the ghosts of Central Park, unsung diving-board stars, the affection shared through gambling, and so on. Bred in Texas, more bread in New York City, Meek spins outlaw ballads and quotidian fairy tales into a yarn.
Pitchfork writes, "On his self-titled solo debut, however, Meek delivers limber, springy songs that prioritize his songwriting and a more laid-back approach to the guitar. Before Big Thief got off the ground, he and Lenker worked together on sparse, guitar-driven tunes that they released under their own names. Meek’s new material hews closer to those proto-Big Thief songs—they share the same loose-limbed affability and a gentle spirit that evades frailty."
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
$7 at the door