Imagine going to a concert where conversation ceased when the artist took the stage, allowing the music and stories to captivate rather than be background noise. Many of these venues are popping up all over the place, and this summer into fall, ArcStone will be opening its doors to musicians to share their work.
Space will be extremely limited with 100% of ticket sales going to the musicians. If the weather holds up, we’ll open up our garage doors to let in the breeze and spill music out onto the Greenway.
On July 26, David Huckfelt (of the Pines) brings new music from his solo project. Through the Pines, Huckfelt has created worlds that begin in front of a bonfire and extend far beyond, well, the pines. Huckfelt’s music is poetic and seeks out the questions of existentialism and why we are here.
Adam Levy has been making music for decades, finding some footing with his band the Honeydogs in the mid ’90s. While continuing to create music with his band, his world was shaken up by the suicide of his son in 2012. Levy took some time to process the loss, and it eventually came out in the form of Naubinway, an album focusing on the healing process of losing someone in such a tragic manner.
Named “Best R&B Vocalist” by City Pages in 2015, PaviElle grew up in a family steeped in music in Rondo, a historically black neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her music stems from emotions deep inside that feels a compulsion to be let out and shared with the world.
Little did Gaelynn Lea know that when she submitted a video for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert in 2016 that it would forever change her career. Pulling from deep melodies set in great Irish fiddle tunes, her performance and singing style are anything but traditional.
Portland-raised and Minneapolis-grown, Chris Koza finds accord making music on his own or with his band Rogue Valley. Each one of his songs is a tiny vignette of lives, playing out in the past, real time, or in the future — all depending on where you are in life.
Ben Lubeck took a break from his band Farewell Milwaukee in 2015 to write an album around his relationship with his father, who dealt with depression for much of Lubeck’s life, and enfolding in stories about his daughter and how fatherhood shaped him. Lubeck’s voice and music are reminiscent of Ryan Adams from the Ashes & Fire era, carrying years of heartache in the notes.
It’s one thing to have a big family, but to have a big family that performs together is another. The seven siblings that make up Virginia-based the Hunts find peace and harmony — literally — in writing and performing songs that fill the soul and heart. Each song is plotted out and each part from each member is just as important as the last, creating wave after wave of emotions that wash over you. They are the reason why live performances are thriving.