Saturday, April 12th 2019
7pm Doors // 8pm Show
$10 Advance // $15 Door // *Free for MN Music Coalition badge holders*
Over the span of three critically acclaimed full length albums (2017's Asilomar, 2013's Fathom Lane and 2012's Down By Half) Fathom Lane has seen international attention for their wonderfully indefinable sound. Michael Ferrier's songs are at once accessible and memorable, but are also sneaky with their quietly innovative touches. Ferrier cites classic touchstones such as The Velvet Underground, Tom Petty, Gram Parson's Cosmic American Music, and the Laurel Canyon songwriters, but even with these influences Fathom Lane manages a contemporary sound. The blend of Ferrier's steady and simple tenor with fellow singer Ashleigh Still's more mellifluous soul is a main feature of the rich sound Fathom Lane brews; the band invite their listeners in and then delight them with audio surprises. Asilomar's "Fingers and Toes" was voted #1 on The Current's Top 89 Local Songs of 2017.
"Fathom Lane captures the full range of emotions on Asilomar, from the despair of broken relationships to the joy of the big, blue ocean."
ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS
"On Fathom Lane's new album, Asilomar, it's clear that Ferrier's patience paid off. The album is one that's worth sitting quietly and listening to, with the songs taking listeners on a journey through a wide range of life experiences."
89.3 THE CURRENT
"With two gorgeous albums in two years, Fathom Lane have quickly emerged as one of the brightest new artists in the Twin Cities...Finding some kind of unlikely common ground between alt-country and floaty prog rock, the band achieves a timeless quality, as on single 'Sugardown' or their breathtaking (and prescient) cover of Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day,' released just weeks before his death."
Jim McGuinn, 89.3 THE CURRENT
Fathom Lane is:
Michael Ferrier vocals, guitar, Rhodes, percussion
with Ashleigh Still vocals and piano
Matt Patrick electric guitar
Shane Akers lap steel and dobro
Paul Boblett bass
and Alex Young drums and percussion.
With the release of her third album, Hearts in Need of Repair, Minnesota singer-songwriter Sarah Morris offers 11 new songs spanning the Americana sonosphere. Returning to River Rock Studios in Minneapolis, Sarah co-produced the album with Eric Blomquist. Longtime bandmates Thomas Nordlund, Andrew Foreman, and Zachary Schmidt joined them in studio, laying a foundation that blends folk-rock and country influences. Hearts in Need of Repair showcases Sarah’s signature vocals and conversational lyricism, exploring vulnerability, heartbreak, and grown up imperfect love. Sarah was recently a winner in the 2018 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Contest, as well as an honorable mention in the 2018 Telluride Troubador contest, a top finalist in the 2015 New Song Music Contest and 2nd place finish in the 2016 MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.
Faith Boblett is a singer-songwriter from northern Minnesota. She began writing her own music at the age of thirteen, shortly after teaching herself to play the guitar. Though Faith was raised in a musical household, she has been persistent in finding her own voice through songwriting and performing. Her goal? Timeless songs.
Faith’s music falls somewhere in the realm of pop, Americana, rock, and alt country. She pulls inspiration from songwriters like Sheryl Crow, Ryan Adams, Brandi Carlile, and Tom Petty. Faith Boblett was named one of 2018’s Best New Bands by First Avenue.
In 2013, Faith released her debut album, Oil & Water, produced by Brent Sigmeth. In 2014, Faith released Tell ME, an EP produced by Knol Tate. In November of 2018, she released her second full length album, Enough, produced by Knol Tate & Faith Boblett.
In addition to writing and performing her own music, Faith Boblett is also a part of the larger Minneapolis music scene. She has provided backup vocals for other local bands like Nick Costa, Fathom Lane, Deleter, American Housewife, Blue Green, Paperilo, Jackson & The Roosters, and XIII Arrows.