WHAT: YARN in concert
WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2012 9pm
WHERE: Ancient Mariner, 962 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, Colorado
TICKETS: $12 advance, $17 Day of show
The easiest way to describe the band Yarn is to quote an early review by Kathy Justice of the Raleigh, North Carolina, INDY; “Roots music from the shadows of skyscrapers, Brooklyn six-piece Yarn may call the Big Apple home but they nestle their sound in Nashville sunsets. Moving between scruffy alt-country and a twitter of bluegrass, lead singer Blake Christiana mines his heavy Americana sound from lyrics shaped by the genteel sincerity of Gram Parsons. His band follows suite, pairing Christiana’s lo-fi hooks with articulate string accents.”
It would seem that reviewers of this band agree. Since forming in 2006, Yarn has created a solid fan base of journalists eager to write praise for this eclectic band. As a surprise hit at the 2011 MeadowGrass Music festival, Warren Epstein (formerly of The Gazette) had this to say; “Yarn will never mean just knitting fodder anymore, not to the 1,500-some music fans at this weekend’s MeadowGrass festival at La Foret Conference Center. A six-piece New York band by that name turned the festival, now in its third year, into a raucous roadhouse on Saturday night, as it exploded with rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, country, Celtic and more. Most of the songs were originals, but they also did a phenomenal cover of Lou Reed’s classic “Walk on the Wild Side.” Yarn played at 6 p.m. Saturday and clearly upstaged the headliner.” That is heavy praise by anyone’s standards.
“We’re always looking for new artists to bring into the Pikes Peak Region along with the tried and true favorites” explains Amy Whitesell of A Music Company Inc., promoter of the show. “We brought Yarn to the Ancient Mariner in November 2011 to an enthusiastic audience and had them return in May of this year. Fans of Yarn will be able to see them up close and personal when they appear again. That’s what’s exciting about this business; discovering new talent, bringing them in for shows and watching their fan base grow.”
You Tube Video of YARN.