4/3 I Mitt Vardagsrum. Mortens Krog
MICAH BLUE SMALDONE (US, Thrill Jockey/Immune)
KURT WEISMAN (US, Important, medl fr Feathers & Witch)
ASA IRONS (US, Important, medl fr Feathers & Witch)
Asa Irons is a backwoods legend, he has pretty much singlehandedly defined a style of new folk music specific to New England. He released a solo album on Important Records some years ago, and is currently working on another. He has played in the folk supergroup Feathers and also in stoner-rock legends Witch featuring J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.
Kurt Weisman was also a member of Feathers and recently released a solo album, also on Important Records, titled “Spiritual Sci-Fi”. It’s a masterpiece of songcraft and complex, creative production very much beyond definition. As a solo performer he plays gently and freely meandering through folk and country familiarity with a sweet and unique presence.
Micah Blue Smaldone’s third full length album “The Red River”, released my Immune / Thrill Jockey, was mostly written upon returning from an 11 week European tour in the winter of 2007. The album confronts the malevolence we’ve come to accept in our nature perhaps more out of cynicism than of true understanding. It tells hard tales gently, and in the end offers faith in our capacity for goodness. Micah also plays in the Portland, Maine band Fire on Fire, featuring members of Cerberus Shoal and released on Young God Records. Occasionally he plays in Death Vessel. He has recently appeared on recordings with Jack Rose, Honest Jon’s Open Strings compilation, and a live appearance at VPRO Dwars Festival in Amsterdam.