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Brigid Mae Power / Matt Kivel

Joe's Pub

June 9

~80 Minutes

Doors at 9PM
Show at 9:30PM

Brigid Mae Power is an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who paints her songs in dreamily expansive strokes, transporting earthly compositions into universal and exultant realms. She has shared stages with Lee Ranaldo, Alasdair Roberts, Richard Dawson, and Ryley Walker. Born in London to a big Irish family, Brigid moved to Ireland (Galway) when she was twelve years old. In addition to the guitar, she plays accordion, baritone ukulele, piano, and harmonium, creating hauntingly dreamlike soundscapes.

“The Two Worlds churns like rough seas, Power’s voice veering between steely warning and piercing transcendence” – The Guardian

Matt Kivel is a singer/songwriter currently living in New York. Matt began his music career as a member of indie band Princeton, but pivoted to focus on his own material around 2013. Since then, he’s put out four solo albums, working with labels Old English Spelling Bee, Woodsist, and Driftless, and collaborating with Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes. For his new album, last night in america, Matt went back to basics, reconnecting with the purest elements in his music. He produced the album entirely from his temporary home in Austin, Texas, playing all the instruments himself and focusing on minimalist arrangements. The result is a soft-spoken portrait of contemporary Americana, illustrated with brushstrokes of warm guitar, textural synths and evocative lyrics, both dark and full of hope. Gently moving between dreamlike instrumental pieces and guitar-driven compositions, the album seamlessly blends ambient, folk, and lo-fi pop into something wistful and timeless. last night in america emerges as a deeply intricate album that blooms for the patient listener.