Sam Moss, Minor Moon, Her Crooked Heart

Sam Moss

Minor Moon

Her Crooked Heart

Tue, July 17, 2018

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Sam Moss
Sam Moss
Sam Moss is a Boston based songwriter and string player. His work rambles through various offshoots of Americana, from original and interpreted folk songs, to pastoral and occasionally jagged instrumental guitar. In May 2016 he will release Fable, his ninth solo album. Moss has released two albums with the old-time group, The Howling Kettles, and compiled Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Marble House Project, and his work has been featured in NPR, Paste, and Daytrotter, among others.
Minor Moon
Minor Moon
Minor Moon is the songwriting project of Sam Cantor, a musician based in Chicago, IL. Minor Moon’s soulful, intricate, “americana-esque” sound strikes a unique balance between a vintage and modern palate, mysterious and revelatory lyrics, and a contemplative and emphatic spirit.

Minor Moon’s latest effort is a 5 song EP titled What Our Enemies Know. Inspired in large part by the experience of moving from New England to the Midwest, Cantor’s
newest handful of songs explore the tension between being haunted by ghosts and enemies, both real and imagined, while
simultaneously affirming the lightness and love required to overcome these challenges. Across the EP, the tracks reverberate within and reflect upon one another, and Cantor’s songwriting demonstrates both discipline and experimentation; the performances captured during these recording sessions are at once raw and improvisational while existing within a meticulous approach to songcraft. In addition to Cantor on guitar and vocals, What Our Enemies Know features Nathan Bojko on drums, Michael Downing on bass and vocals, and Colin Drozdoff on keyboards.
Her Crooked Heart
Her Crooked Heart
HER CROOKED HEART is the new name; the new music of Rachel Ries – multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, hired gun, singer. Her Crooked Heart’s first release, To Gentlemen (CD & 7” vinyl EP), hits the ground spinning May 5, complete with Rachel’s own limited edition artwork and featuring members of Bon Iver & Field Report.

Along with numerous and diverse collaborators through the years, Rachel has proven herself ever-curious to expand her sound, her scope, and sail on past the confines of ‘singer-songwriter.’ After all, sometimes what the heart wants is a syncopated horn line and a string section; a choir of angels and a bass synth, leaving devastation in their wake.

But one thing has remained true since RR’s first homespun release: her sly and compassionate voice, excavating the depths of an all-too-human heart, armed with levity and a pen. It’s the messy humanity that’s of interest here. The trying and failing; the loving and losing and loving again. The choosing to be brave even when you’re shaking in your tattered boots. So please, make welcome: Her Crooked Heart. She’s been here all along.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com