The Crane Wives w/ The Ugly Architect, TMULE
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
The Crane Wives
In Japanese folklore, the crane wife is a bird disguised as a woman who spins fine silks from her own feathers, until her identity is discovered. The Crane Wives spin fine songs from whole cloth, and you will never want the melodies to leave your head. From murky origins in Chinese restaurants, high school ska bands, and dorm room jam sessions, the band came together in 2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and immediately began gathering a following with intricate melodies, sister-harmonies, and compelling songcraft. Initially part of the indie folk boom, their sound has grown and broadened with each new recording till categorization becomes difficult: rock, pop, folk? Just call it really good music.
Audiences and critics agree: seven "Jammie" awards from influential radio station WYCE in '11, '12, '16 and '17; winner of Best Folk/Country song from international competition ArtPrize for "Easier" in '12; a selection as one of ten "Entries We Loved" from the renowned NPR Tiny Desk Contest for "High Horse" in '17; and winners of JBL Professional's Best American Band Competition. Kate Pillsbury: guitars, vocals, a twinkle in her eye that tells you she sees through your BS but chooses to be amused by it. Emilee Petersmark: guitars, banjo, vocals, boots that will stamp out injustice wherever it may lurk. Ben Zito: bass, occasional howls, secret production weapon. Dan Rickabus: drums, harmony vocals, engineering, relentless and frankly exhausting levels of positivity.
Four albums released to date: "Safe Ship, Harbored (2011), "The Fool In Her Wedding Gown" (2012), "Coyote Stories" (2015), and "Foxlore" (2016), plus a series of new singles in 2017, all available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Bandcamp, CDBaby, and hell, even Myspace. If you want to hear about love, life, fear, hope, pain, and the occasional natural disaster, this band, and these songs, are for you.
The Ugly Architect
"I don't know why, but the name says it all. The Ugly Architect is someone you want to get to know - a set of songs that's an old friend, maybe even a brand new friend, that you can't help but listen to, argue with, nod in silent agreement, laugh out loud together, all the way he takes you across the mountains and plains, rivers and valleys, sunset to sunrise, or maybe the reverse, and you can't think of a journey you'd rather be on."
- Jesse Elliot, These United States
"The Ugly Architect's self-titled release has an ease that is hard not to love. Cheeky at times, and sung over plucked Iron & Wine-styled guitar, his songs conjure up all the best feelings. It reminds me of all of my favorite music, but it's most definitely his to call his own."
-Desirae Garcia, The Haunted Windchimes
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