155 Fell St
San Francisco, California 94102

Doug Paisley
Lesser Lights

8 pm

"On his 2003 debut Daylight Savings (re-released this year) as well as his new album Ulysses, the honey-voiced singer chases the ghosts of Elliott Smith, Elvis Costello, and Matthew Sweet, offering lyrics of longing alongside chiming guitars and delicate arrangements. It's no wonder his song "Weight of the World" was included in the rom-com Feast of Love -- Nakamura's tunes have just the right amount of romance and melancholia." --SF Weekly

Toronto pal of Will Oldham's, whose debut LP featured "lilting melodies, comforting Guy Clark drawl, and lazy Bearsville arrangements ... [There's] nagging details within these love songs of union and division - great fireballs, waves rising up, birds falling from the sky, unimaginable things buried in the ground, deeds that can't be undone, cold, soundless rain and something on the horizon "we will surely see coming/in the wide open plain." This mood of prophesy and foreboding lends Paisley's debut an eerie power and strength, meaning that as you return to his charming and enchanting country melodies - and you will - they'll continue to throw up their weird details, glinting symbols of doom on the horizon of the American west." --MOJO

Nathan Baker is Lesser Lights. He writes songs that are "invested with a quiet grace and emotional power" and sings with a voice that resonates like a vintage instrument of its own. His heroes are storytellers and he draws from the lyrical traditions of country and folk singers like John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Martin, Richard Buckner, and Faron Young. Recently he recorded an EP with Aaron Prellwitz (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon) called One Day in May.

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Added by erikswedberg on September 23, 2009

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