A Hawk and A Hacksaw
Wednesday 02 May 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£10 Adv/£8 Con/£12 door/£10 Door Conc
“This drive for grandeur, for the huge, epic moments, keeps the album fresh despite its inherently old-fashioned songs” –Adam Kivel, consequence of Sound
A Hawk and a Hacksaw began in 2000 with Jeremy Barnes and became a duo in 2004 when violinist Heather Trost joined. The pair has since released six albums, and toured extensively around the world. They have learned from and collaborated with some of the great musicians of Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey. The duo has been invited to tour with Swans, Calexico, Wilco, Andrew Bird, Portishead, Of Montreal and performed at Roskilde, Pitchfork Music Fest, and All Tomorrow’s Parties
Forest Bathing, the new album, features ten original compositions. The Persian Santur, an ancient type of dulcimer struck by sticks, and played by Barnes, is a feature component along with Trost’s soaring and diving violin. The duo play nearly every instrument, but have some wonderful guest musicians on a few tracks- Turkish clarinetist Cüneyt Sepetçi, Hungarian cimbalom master Unger Balász, Chicago trumpeter Sam Johnson, who often tours with the group, Deerhoof guitarist John Dieterich, and New Mexico bassist Noah Martinez of the band Lone Piñon
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