DC-by-way-of-Kentucky alt-folk collective Vandaveer will be performing a local show at Willow’s Dream Rooftop Garden in downtown Asheville this Friday. The show, and tour, is in support of Vandaveer’s forthcoming album of traditional murder ballads, Oh, Willie, Please… (out last week through Quack!Media).
Here’s the local show info:
Fri. May 10 Vandaveer 7:30pm at Willow’s Dream Rooftop Garden, 64 Broadway, Asheville, NC $10 suggested donation at the door
Death, murder and ghosts have long been underlying threads coursing through Vandaveer’s original songs, but instead of weaving their own shadowy tales into their latest studio effort, Oh, Willie, Please…, the DC-by-way-of-Kentucky alt-folk collective have tapped into the wellspring of traditional folk’s darker side.
Oh, Willie, Please… finds the group operating in a more collaborative spirit. In addition to the core duo of Mark Charles Heidinger and Rose Guerin, the talents of J. Tom Hnatow (These United States, The Mynabirds) and Phillips Saylor (Stripmall Ballads, The Shiftless Rounders) helped expand the project into a formidable ensemble, armed with steel string, resonator and pedal steel guitars, banjos and pianos, voices galore, and a common belief in the quality and relevance of the word ‘folk.’