Gentle Spirit

Neck of the Woods Presents:

Gentle Spirit

Bryan John Appleby, Andrew Blair

Friday, July 8, 2016

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Gentle Spirit
Gentle Spirit is the creation of San Francisco songwriter Marcus Stoesz, previously from the influential Kansas band Paper Airplanes. This new project is a brave step into uncharted territory for Stoesz. Where before he built orchestral homages, this new material is self ­reflective, wandering, honest and raw. He is joined onstage by several talented San Francisco musicians from The Brankas, K Skelton, and Cerf Volant.
Bryan John Appleby
Welcome to The Narrow Valley, where you'll find a tiny California town imagined by Bryan John Appleby. Here, bells swirl in the breeze, organs tremble with the surf, and long-buried bones tell of impending disaster. Captive to a nagging curiosity, Appleby, a Seattle-based singer-songwriter, has embarked on a heady sonic journey, following in the footsteps of mad geniuses Brian Wilson, Ennio Morricone, and Harry Nilsson to embrace a kind of florid, maximalist pop songwriting. Now, Appleby delivers The Narrow Valley, a record that combines baroque California pop with a deep sense of the cinematic to tell the story about a rigid world breaking open to reveal curious and wonderful new possibilities.
Andrew Blair
We Became Owls is an Alternative Americana band from Oakland, CA. Songwriter Andrew Blair and multi-instrumentalist Ross Warner began creating, writing, and composing music together in middle school. Influenced by the sound of Greenwich Village in the 60's, the Texas of Van Zandt and Earl, and more contemporary acts like Wilco, Damien Jurado, Drive by Truckers, and Jeff Buckley, We Became Owls recalls a sound heard in the jukes, front porches, barns, and hillsides of a long forgotten era.
Venue Information:
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118