Great Lake Swimmers

Native Harrow

at Rufina Taproom
2920 Rufina Street
Santa Fe NM 87507
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Time: 8:30pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 8:00pm     Ages: All Ages    
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Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

2018 marks the 15th anniversary of Great Lake Swimmers. Over seven albums, multiple EPs, live broadcasts, and reissues, the Toronto-based project led by singer-songwriter Tony Dekker has established itself as a beloved indie folk act in their native Canada and beyond. The CBC has called them "a national treasure" while their music has taken them around the world, sharing a sound that is at once familiar and distinct, using the tools of folk music as the starting point to delve deeper.

It’s this contrast and evolution that brings them to their latest release, The Waves, The Wake—a metaphor for the future ahead, and the past trailing behind. Abandoning the acoustic guitar, this new collection of songs sees the group branching out to include new sounds such as harp, lute, pipe organ, woodwinds, congas and marimbas, alongside the more familiar flecks and chimes of the banjo, piano, and 12-string electric guitar. The stunning acoustics of the historic, 145-year-old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church in London, Ontario, lend the atmospheric touch to the album, under the guidance of co-producer Chris Stringer (Union Sound). This record is about the songs, first and foremost, and was made with many of Toronto's most talented players, including arrangements by Drew Jurecka and electric guitar appearances both atmospheric and spirited by Kevin Kane (Grapes Of Wrath). Long time collaborators Erik Arnesen (banjo, guitar), Bret Higgins (bass), and Josh Van Tassel (percussion) also contribute their considerable musicianship.

The two members of Native Harrow, vocalist/guitarist Devin Tuel and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Harms, surround themselves on stage with a collection of open-tuned guitars, basses, strings, and drums, moving deliberately and inquisitively through the sonic worlds inhabited by the material. "Native Harrow will bring you back to the early 60s NYC Greenwich Village folk scene, the dimly lit listening rooms filled with wooden tables and cigarette smoke, and people quietly listening to someone singing an original song and playing an acoustic guitar." (See/Saw Music Blog)


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