2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Andy Shauf

Friday, March 20
8:00PM - 8:40PM

Departure Lounge
311 W 5th St


Listen to You're Out Wasting


“It’s hard to explain if you’ve never lived here,” sings Andy Shauf on the epic elegy “Wendell Walker,” the centerpiece of his stunning album The Bearer of Bad News. Shauf makes it seem easy to coax forth beauty from the dimmest of corners, forming gorgeous songs by conjuring vivid particulars of place and character through dark wordcraft, a gooseflesh-inducing tenor and wide-open instrumentation. You feel him summoning energy from the loamy soil of his Saskatchewan homeland. You sense the hardscrabble shapes of prairie landscapes and lives in his warm guitar tone, wind-swept piano, and lilting clarinet.

At the same time, like any great songwriter, Shauf straddles the gulf between the particular and the universal - uncovering big ideas and feelings in tiny moments and seemingly minor narratives. His lyrical references may be local, but his sound on Bearer evokes timeless rock n’ roll that’s reminiscent of Paul Simon, Nic...

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