Lorain, Noah Kite, The Duke Of Norfolk

Lorain plays groove-based folk music rooted in vivid lyricism.Their first full-length album, “Through Frames,” will be released in 2018.

Noah Kite

Noah Kite is a Portland, Oregon based songwriter shaping pop jazz and classical influences to accent folk's lyrical poignancy. This chambered folk-rock finds its roots in a childhood exposure to Ravel, Sade, Van Morrison, Enya, and Steely Dan, to name a few. Over the last few years myriad experiences teaching, traveling, and touring abroad have all given fuel to a tension of melody and metaphor that is best distilled in the recent release he spent May touring Europe to support. While these dynamically orchestrated dramas find an expansively symphonic home on the eponymous record, in live settings arrangements are sparse; Kite’s guitar and voice accompanied by the haunting oboe of Laura Gershman are laced with choice moments of stacked and looped ambient textures from horn and axe alike.

The Duke Of Norfolk

The Duke of Norfolk is the peripatetic Oklahoma-born, Adam Howard. Currently living in Portland, Oregon but having previously called home a half-dozen places from the capitol of Scotland to a small town in Arkansas, Howard's music weaves the sounds of these places with his interest in electronic music and his deep fascination of religion & mythology into something like a kind of modern folk tinged with archaic language. His forthcoming album, Attendre et Espérer, is an exploration of death & religious traditions of mourning.

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