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Var Gallery Presents: Youth in a Roman Field & Hallie Spoor

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Var Gallery Presents: Youth in a Roman Field & Hallie Spoor
Var Gallery Presents: Youth in a Roman Field & Hallie Spoor

Time & Location

Apr 20, 2023, 7:00 PM

Var Gallery, 643 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA

About the Event

Doors: 7:00pm

Show: 8:00pm

Tickets on sale now! 

 $12 presale  $15 at the door  (plus online service charge)

Youth in a Roman Field is the surrealist folk  project of musician, writer, teacher, and activist Claire Wellin. The  band’s progressive sound (described as a combination of ‘Appalachia,  cayenne pepper, and ghosts' and ‘like Radiohead but also folk music’) is  reflected both in their inventive recordings and endearing live  performances. Their unique ability to transform their training in  traditional folk, jazz, and classical music has seen the band  successfully grow a fan base from the ground up, forging deep bonds over  the past ten years. Weaving string loops with soaring violin melodies  and dynamic vocals, Claire’s solo show is part singer-songwriter, part  one-woman-chamber orchestra, offering an intimate translation of the  unique songs on the band’s records, including their most recent album,  ‘Get Caught Trying,' which was released November 2022 via Better Company  Records and explores self-worth, power, loss of faith, care, and  collective healing.

If you’re a fan  of confessional lyrics and a strong, powerful voice,” writes 303  Magazine, “then Spoor is your girl." Based in Brooklyn, NY, indie-folk  singer-songwriter Hallie Spoor has often been described as an old soul.  The combination of her compelling vocals and emotional storytelling has  led to her nickname, “The Adele of Americana" (bolderbeat). Hallie’s  2020 EP “New Ground” has been streamed more than 90,000 times on  Spotify, and was released to a sold out crowd at Rockwood Music Hall in  New York City. Her music is reminiscent of 1970’s folk icons, with  symphonic moments sharply contrasted by bare vocals and acoustic guitar.  Spoor released her new song and short film, “Heart Like Thunder”  December 1st at Mercury Lounge in NYC and is procrastinating the release  of her next album by going on cat walks with Mack Attack and eating as  much pappardelle as possible.


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