Marian McLaughlin

Marian McLaughlin

Guided by intuition, multi-instrumentalist Marian Mclaughlin blends stream-of-consciousness songwriting with intricate instrumentation. She will perform material from her recent album Lake Accotink, an environmental song cycle about humanity’s multifaceted relationship with nature. For this show, Marian will be joined by an eclectic ensemble, featuring Yana Nikol on flute, Chao Tian on Chinese dulcimer, Ethan Foote on bass, and Lucas Ashby on drums.

Overwhelmed by ongoing ecological issues, Marian began working on Lake Accotink as a way to to process the effects of progress. Throughout this lyrical journey, she observes humankind’s gradual impact on the environment, acknowledges the ebb and flow of natural cycles, celebrates existence of all life forms, and meditates on impermanence. Even when facing challenging concepts such as land fragmentation, plastic buildup in our oceans, and climate change, she makes sure to continuously set positive intentions for a hopeful future.

Near Northeast

Near Northeast formed in Washington, DC shortly after meeting while
playing a South Asian music festival at the Kennedy Center. Guitarist
Avy has made music in San Francisco, Portland, Europe, and India.
Antonio developed his approach to percussion in Bosnia and New Mexico.
Violinist and vocalist Kelly grew up singing and playing in Atlanta
and Athens, Georgia. Austin took up the bass during his childhood in
Virginia. While their aesthetics reflect the music on which they each
cut their teeth --- Latin American, Indian, Balkan, and Appalachian
--- their songwriting chemistry and musically adventurous spirit reach
past these reference points.Near Northeast released their debut
full-length Curios in 2015. In 2017, the band followed up with True
Mirror, their full-length second album, and with Indali Variations
1-8, a cassette single featuring meditative ambient music. While True
Mirror shares aesthetics and instrumentation with its predecessor, it
forges forward into new ground as a band building both craft and
confidence atop a strong foundation built of diverse musical
backgrounds. The songs, at-times darker in tone but also more varied
in their musical exploration, take Near Northeast's finely executed
indie-folk sound to new heights, with acoustic ballads,
electronica-inspired elegies, roof raisers and barn stompers.

$18.00 - $22.00

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Marian McLaughlin: Guided by intuition, multi-instrumentalist Marian Mclaughlin blends stream-of-consciousness songwriting with intricate instrumentation. She will perform material from her recent album Lake Accotink, an environmental song cycle about humanity’s multifaceted relationship with nature. For this show, Marian will be joined by an eclectic ensemble, featuring Yana Nikol on flute, Chao Tian on Chinese dulcimer, Ethan Foote on bass, and Lucas Ashby on drums.

Marian began working on Lake Accotink as a way to to process the effects of progress. Throughout this lyrical journey, she observes humankind’s gradual impact on the environment, acknowledges the ebb and flow of natural cycles, celebrates existence of all life forms, and meditates on impermanence. 

Near Northeast: is a
guitar-bass-drum-violin-cello-banjo-organelle outfit making a mix of
melodic-ambient-folky-rock sounds in Washington D.C.

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