Jacob Metcalf, Lisa Mac

Jacob Metcalf

Lisa Mac

Dave and Emma

Tue, May 2, 2017

9:00 pm

Las Vegas, NV

$5.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

Jacob Metcalf - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Jacob Metcalf
Jacob Metcalf is a postmodern composer and multi-instrumentalist from Dallas, Texas, recognized for his inventive guitar work and warm singing voice. He performs solo, with a band, and occasionally alongside a symphony of winds, strings, and brass.

Metcalf’s live performances are memorable, interactive events that feature vocal harmony, rare instrumentation, and driving and nuanced percussion, all gift-wrapped by a veteran cast of performers that give the band its added brawn and charm.

2016 marks the year Metcalf delivered ‘Fjord’, his first solo effort, seven plus years in the making. And while fans of his two longtime groups, Fox and the Bird and Dallas Family Band, might expect a similar rootsy update on rural American music, the sparsely orchestrated cinematic folk that sweeps through Fjord's 11 tracks are sure to cover the listener in permafrost and warm them up again.

The material for the record was written over the last decade on five continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America). It was during the last few years that Metcalf lived out of his car and inside a four foot crawl space between a vintage store and loft apartments in order to save enough from his day jobs to make this album. Recorded in Austin, Ft. Worth and Dallas over the last two years with more than 20 talented musician friends, the singer-songwriter and band would use the clubs and the streets to hone the songs before dressing up the arrangements in the studio.

The result is an often-breathtaking collection of art-folk compositions that range from wistful, unhurried ballads to swirling, majestic orchestrations, sometimes within the same song, and all set to Metcalf’s warm, inviting vocals and non-linear story-telling.

According to Metcalf, "Fjord is an album about splintered people living in a fractured age."

DFW music critic Preston Jones remarked, “Metcalf’s solo debut is exquisite, its beauty both on the surface and further down — his reedy, emotive voice rests atop intricate instrumentation, full of flickering strings, plucked guitars and dry percussion — making songs like the gorgeous title track or Ein Berliner lodge firmly in the mind.”
Lisa Mac - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Venue Information:
124 South 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101