Join us on a lovely Spring Friday evening to celebrate Jake Fussell's new LP "What in the Natural World," out on local label Paradise of Bachelors on March 31. Read and hear more, and preorder, here:
Jake will play a full band set with Nathan Bowles, Nathan Golub, and Casey Toll, preceded by a performance by guitarist Sarah Louise and DJ sets by Carley McCready and Grant Bisher of Carolina Soul, and more.
Durham-based guitarist and singer Jake Xerxes Fussell follows his celebrated self-titled debut (produced by William Tyler) with a moving new album of Natural Questions in the form of transmogrified folk/blues koans. This time these radiant ancient tunes tone several shades darker while amplifying their absurdist humor, illuminating our national, and psychic, predicaments. "What in the Natural World" features art by iconic painter Roger Brown and contributions from three notable Nathans—Nathan Bowles (Steve Gunn), Nathan Salsburg (Alan Lomax Archive), and Nathan Golub (Mountain Goats)—as well as Joan Shelley and Casey Toll (Mt. Moriah).
"Fussell’s burly, winking voice is made for storytelling." – NPR Music
"A singular combination of pedigree, experience, education, and talent." – The Oxford American
"Swinging Southern folk… blessed with killer technique and a depth of vernacular knowledge." – Uncut
"Jake Xerxes Fussell is a national treasure." – Aquarium Drunkard
Mesmerizing Asheville solo guitarist and half of duo House and Land.
"Rooted in Appalachian music, yet taken by the whims of the forest, her guitar mimics flowers on water, sudden gusts of wind and other rhythms of the natural world." - NPR Music
rough schedule of events:
8:00 - djs Carley McCready & Grant Bisher
9:00 - Sarah Louise
9:45 - Jake Fussell with band (Casey Toll, Nathan Bowles, Nathan Golub)
followed by more dj action, beverages, meet and greet, album slaes and signings, etc...
$10 / doors, djs @ 8:00 / live music @ 9:00 / all ages