Saturday, February 25, 2012

Arborea, Sean Smith, Curious Mystery, Mirel Wagner and SXSW and 'The Year of Avant Folk'

Arborea' 'Seadrift'

Shana Cleveland 'And, In The Night, Home'

Mirel Wagner's 'Dream'

Sean Smith 'Live at La Pena'

Curious Mystery (featuring Shana Cleveland) 'Black Sand'

The 2012 SXSW will feature several Psych Folk/Avant Folk acts. Aside from catching Arborea's showcase on Friday
at Bethell Hall which will feature an arsenal of banjo, banjo-dulcimer, ukulele, harmonium, acoustic and electric guitars...three other recommended acts are Sean Smith, Curious Mystery and Mirel Wagner. Sean Smith, Shana Cleveland of Curious Mystery, and Mirel Wagner are schooled in a Haunting 'American Primitive'/Minimilist Folk Blues style of acoustic guitar playing.
Sean Smith's latest album on the Strange Attractors label 'Huge Fluid Freedom', is a synthesis of acoustic and heavier electric 'Prog' guitar styles.

SXSW Official Showcases
Arborea @ Bethell Hall in St David's, Friday, March 16th, 10pm
Curious Mystery @ The Bat Bar, Thursday, March 15th, 10pm
Mirel Wagner @ Red 7, Thursday, March 15th, 7:30pm
Sean Smith @ Headhunters Patio, Tuesday, March 13th, 11pm

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