Upper Jay Art Center / Recovery Lounge Event Information:
Famous Letter Writer/Roan Yellowthorn
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Upper Jay Art Center / Recovery Lounge
Junction of State Hwy 9N and Springfield Road
Upper Jay, NY 12987
admission by donation
"With Elvis Costello and Talking Heads in its densely nuanced lineage" (Brooklyn's Two Coats of Paint), Famous Letter Writer gets praise-hand-emojis for its "cultured brand of indie meta-pop.... a fusion of hyper-literate lyrics and gorgeously crafted arrangements" (Burlington's Seven Days).
Fresh off of making a record with NYC underground legend Keith Zarriello (The Shivers), the band has perfected a high energy live show--synth-driven, part spoken word, all CBGB spectacle--to capture the poetry of pop.
Roan Yellowthorn delivers ethereal indie-rock songs with a singer/songwriter heart. The duo is front woman Jackie McLean and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Strack. "McLean is a storyteller as well as a pop craftswoman; perhaps these are skills picked up from her father, [the legendary songwriter Don McLean]," writes Seven Days about the band's first record, Indigo, just released through Blue Elan Records. With influences ranging from Angel Olsen to ABBA to The National, Roan Yellowthorn links pop, rock, indie, and folk.