$6 in advance/$8 at the door
8pm doors/8:30pm showtime
Alex Goldfarb will be performing with local musicians Greg Schutte, Jim Anton, Park Evans, and Stephen Kung whom he worked with on his third full release, Songs Against the Fray. The work hovers around his lyrical- and vocal-driven tunes, which are centered on the theme of cultivating positivity in perilous times. Ranging from world infused rhythms to alt-country ballads, the full band endeavor is a welcomed approach to his singer-songwriter roots.
A one-time touring artist, Goldfarb has been taking things slowly these days, appreciating the simple things in life. Drawing inspiration from meditation practice and spending time with family, he wrote these songs to be a direct snapshot of a moment in time—“Nuanced notes to self,” he says. In alt-country standout track, “Listen,” Goldfarb sings, “Lately, I’ve been hearing a whisper halfway between silence and a voice…just listen.” This voice has essentially been the catalyst for these 10 new songs, loaded with revelation and epiphany, recorded over the course of a year at Bathtub Shrine Studio in Minneapolis.
With drums by Schutte (Mickey Hart Band, Ryan Bingham), bass by Jim Anton (Greazy Meal, Jonny Lang) and trumpet by Stephen Kung (Honeydogs, Hookers & Blow), Goldfarb has surrounded himself with some of the city’s most accomplished musicians. At the heart of Songs Against the Fray, however, are the lyrics of a once-restless man who has made peace with the journey of life. Filled with introspection and delight, featuring album art by Zen calligrapher, Kazuaki Tanahashi, Songs Against the Fray is one of the under-the-radar musical treasures of 2017.
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