Josiah Johnson (of the Head and the Heart), Catch Pritchard
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
Kylland is a duo formed in Oakland, CA. Fronted by American-Norwegian-Japanese singer-songwriter/guitarist Kim Kylland and rounded out by collaborator/bassist Todd Schramke, the pair will be releasing their first record on April 29th 2018. Their debut 'Bloom' is an eclectic mix of folk, pop, & rock, driven by Kim Kylland's unique and captivating voice. Also featured on the record is long-time friend and collaborator Josiah Johnson (of The Head and the Heart), who co-wrote and performed two of the album’s songs with Kim. US & European tour dates soon to be announced for summer + fall 2018.
Josiah Johnson (of the Head and the Heart)
Southern California native, current resident of the Bay Area, former Seattleite, one-time Torontonian, and long-time tour busy resident. JOSIAH JOHNSON'S immersion in the musical culture of so many locales, as well as his dedication to constant touring, have given him the means to share his music far and wide. But the strength of his songwriting has carried his music far beyond his physical reach. Best known as a member of American indie-folkers THE HEAD AND THE HEART, Josiahs solo performances highlight a stripped down, emotive, lyrics-first kind of song craft, inimitable in its sincerity and beauty.
If there is one constant in the work of singer-songwriter Sawyer Gebauer, it is change. Moving to Sweden from Wisconsin at only 19, he formed and fronted the mercurial Brittsommar, a musical entity that took off in Europe with a rotating cast of musicians.
An avid traveler, Sawyer crossed the ocean between Europe and the U.S. 18 times within a handful of years. Eventually, he resettled on home soil and recorded the Mary Me EP (2015) at TRI Studios in San Rafael, California which would ultimately be Brittsommar's third and final album.
Meanwhile, an alternate course was unfolding, a path that necessitated letting go of an identity once embraced. Sawyer's new project, Catch Prichard, grew from deep roots in Americana. Citing Townes Van Zandt and Springsteen’s 1995 LP The Ghost of Tom Joad as major influences, Sawyer set out to record a collection of sweet and simple songs that exalt narrative as much as they do melody. The result is Eskota, a five-song EP resting somewhere between languid folk and forlorn country; Sawyer’s weighty baritone gliding over pedal steel and Moog like an oil slick on water.