Margo Cilker

Neck of the Woods Presents:

Margo Cilker

An American Forrest, Fort Defiance

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Margo Cilker
MARGO CILKER apprenticed herself to the songwriter’s trade the
old-fashioned way: get her heart broken in South Carolina, move to
Spain and busk all over Europe a la Ramblin’ Jack, sing a duet on a
Spanish Honky-Tonk band’s recording of an Ernest Tubb classic (“Nails
in my Coffin,” with Dead Bronco), tour Europe with a band of
Flatt-and-Scruggs-obsessed Englishmen, then return to her native
California and milk cows on an organic farm in Petaluma. Cilker writes
songs that philosophize hard work, heartbreak, and wanderlust with the
reverence of a country music obsessive and the sharp-eyed clarity of
one who was not born into country music but had to find it (and live
it) for herself.
An American Forrest
An American Forrest is Western music. Country and folk. Ragged-voiced tales and wild, hybrid style, finger-picked and strummed guitar. Poetic incantations that conjure images: a lone rider silhouetted against a sunset, the days fading light, the unspoken bond between horses and people. Songs as detailed as tooled leather about old love, and new frontiers. An American Forrest is the words and music of Forrest Van Tuyl. Lyrics fly upwards from his songs like sparks from a fire. Verses come delivered with the humor of cowboy poets. His riffs have the wood-and-wire wrangling prowess of the folk singers of the second revival. The sensation of his songs hang around like smoke long after the night is gone.
Fort Defiance
Fort Defiance is an Americana duo from Nashville, TN, consisting of Jordan Eastman and Laurel Lane. Hailed for their honest songwriting, timeless harmonies, and high-energy stage performance, the husband and wife have been touring relentlessly, playing over 250 shows a year. Their passion and grassroots work ethic has garnered heavy attention from around the globe, causing critics to call them "Breathtakingly seductive" (That Music Magazine) and "Good, honest, and full of real heart" (Orlando Weekly).
Venue Information:
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118