Justin Wade Tam & Angel Snow Part of the Gorton Center Live Series
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Join us in the intimacy of the Stuart Community room where two gifted singer-songwriters will team up to give us a fresh combination of folk and Americana music with reflective lyrics and captivating delivery. Cash bar. Doors 7:30 pm; Show 8:00 pm.
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Justin Wade Tam
“The collaborative spirit of Nashville is at the heart of what’s kept me here,” Tam acknowledged. “I’ve had the privilege of co-writing with incredible people, and I feel like I learn something new every time. It’s one of my favorite things about this city.”
Justin Wade Tam (of Humming House) is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN, whose narrative lyrics bring listeners into a sonic landscape at once hopeful and calming. Tam has created his first solo EP titled A Place To Land with producer Jordan Lehning (Rodney Crowell, Andrew Combs, Rayland Baxter). A Place To Land is an apt title for this impressive debut. The introspective, four song collection seeks to find and define a sense of place. Its elegantly sparse production and simple organic instrumentation provides the perfect mix for Tam’s songwriting to shine. While these are the first songs Tam has released under his own name, he has been writing and touring with the folk-rock ensemble Humming House for eight years. His songs have been featured on television networks that include Starz, The CW, ABC, CMT, and independent documentary films. Performing nearly 100 dates annually with Humming House, Tam has been direct support for well know acts such as Kacey Musgraves, Emmylou Harris, and Drew Holcomb. He has also performed internationally in the Caribbean and Central Asia.
“When people hear my music, I want them to feel understood and like somebody has been there. I want us to be able to sit in the dark with each other and share our stories.
Building a repertoire as an in-demand songwriter and acclaimed independent artist, Angel’s road twisted and turned to get to this point. The Nashville songstress wrote three songs on GRAMMY® Awardwinning singer Alison Krauss’s 2011 offering Paper Airplane. Nashville’s Music Row crowned her, “Nashville’s next stealth pop weapon.” Her 2012 self-titled debut spawned “These Days,” which notched 6 million-plus Spotify streams and earned acclaim from American Songwriter. After touring the globe, she desired to expand and evolve her style beyond traditional Americana and folk.
Enter producer Lee Groves [Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode]. In December 2014, Angel began making regular trips to New York in order to cut what would become Magnetic. Magnetic, earned widespread acclaim. American Songwriter went so far as to describe it as “superb.” Her hypnotic delivery and cinematic lyrics entwined with Lee’s immersive and airy production, conjuring a spellbinding style. Released through Nettwerk Records, Magnetic siphons stories of love, life, and loss through a dreamscape of drum palpitations, keyboard eloquence, and stark minimalism.
After meeting Ben Kramer of Old Sea Brigade, she enlisted him to produce her Arrows EP. Together, they unlocked new facets of her sound, embracing swaths of purring ambience, expansive omnichord, delicate guitar, and bass transmissions. “Ben brought a completely different element to what I do, but we maintained who I am at the same time,” she explains. “We found a lot of common ground we loved. I also messed around with the range of my voice and how deep I can go without being self-conscious. I’m embracing my voice for the first time. We’re bringing the vocal up. I’m much more confident in how I sing. I enjoyed more freedom than I ever have in the process. Lyrically, I was able to craft more of a creative narrative. I love writing short stories. The storytelling became a central part of the EP.”
Over the course of five months, they assembled the six-track EP. In the spirit of experimentation and evolution, they envisioned this body of work in two formats: full production and acoustic. The latter allowed her to experience the songs at their rawest. “I was able to get outside of myself and see the range of the composition in the acoustic recordings,” she elaborates. “It opened me up a little bit more to embrace the songs for what they are. The emotions really showed through and shined. The feeling behind everything gets to the forefront. It’s a great way for the lyrics and stories to resonate.”
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