The Talbott Brothers
Haunted Continents, Patrick Dalton (of The Proud Flesh)
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Talbott Brothers
The Talbott Brothers are a Portland based duo composed of brothers Nick and Tyler Talbott. Born and raised in Imperial, a small town in Southwestern Nebraska, they began writing and performing together in the summer of 2012 before relocating to Portland, OR. Forming an alternative blend of folk, rock and blues, The Talbott Brothers creatively combine blood harmonies with storytelling and infectious melodies.
In their latest full-length album, Gray, The Talbott Brothers illustrate the tension between conflicting relationships and the various trials of the human condition. Ear To The Ground Music describes it as, “Equal parts optimistic and captivating, inspiring and hopeful.” Following the album’s release, The Talbott Brothers made their debut at KINK FM’s Skype Live Studio, embarked on a national headlining tour and shared the stage with artists such as Johnnyswim, ZZ Ward and Dead Horses.
In addition to having their music featured in national campaigns such as the Buckle and Tennessee Tourism, The Talbott Brothers are endorsed by Elixir Strings and have joined forces with Sennheiser for product showcase videos and annual performances at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. After playing more than 500 shows and independently releasing 3 albums, The Talbott Brothers’ deep-rooted passion and growing fanbase continue to drive them full steam ahead.
Haunted Continents is the solo project of Brooklyn based singer-songwriter James A.M. Downes. James has been around since 2002, knee deep in the basements of the American north east indie/hardcore scene. You’ll still catch an earful of crassly eloquent lyrics, but all these years later James finds himself trading the fuzzed out decibels for something a bit more alluring and subversive.
Starting in September of 2018, Haunted Continents will release a single a month for an entire year. The songs (all to be released on Downes’ own Forest Park Recordings) reverberate with lush guitar beds over new-retro progressions creating a sound that fans of The Shins or Death Cab for Cutie would find shelter in. These new songs gives breath to narratives that teem with dark humor and humility, taking the listener from debaucherous parties in the underworld all the way to the ghostly desolate bedrooms of former lovers, long since vanished.
While features of James' previous EP (Prison Font) in Relix Magazine and a feature/nomination for Deli Magazine NYC’s “Favorite Emerging Artist” help circulate the recorded music, James continues to bring the live show all around the east cost. Whether performing as a yearning cello/guitar duet or leading a bruising and beautiful full band, most concert goers would agree with The Deli’s Henry Solotaroff-Webber in saying that “James boldly [displays] his talent as a songwriter, and [solidifies] himself as someone to watch.”
Patrick Dalton (of The Proud Flesh)
Patrick Dalton's music, while strikingly original and nuanced, has a familiarity to it—there's Delta blues in his studied fingerpicking, folk and hip hop in his storied lyrics and powerful, breathy voice,and classic American songwriting in his melodies. His songs come to terms with everything from death to macro politics to economics, and while his subject matter may be heavy at times, Dalton's songs leave you pensive rather than downtrodden; interested rather than pessimistic.
Dalton has lent his talents as both musician and sound engineer to many musical projects, including The Proud Flesh, Sidewalk Dave, Elison Jackson, Ports of Spain, and Ceschi. His flair for dynamics and arrangement is evident in his work as both producer and singer-songwriter, and his collaborations within the New England music scene only serve to expand upon his musical encyclopedia, volume by volume.
FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)
RSVP closes at 2pm on day of show. $5 tickets will be available at the door until capacity is reached.