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John Shakespear & Cricket Blue at Light Club Lamp Shop

26 July 2019 - 27 July 2019
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Light Club Lamp Shop

Before moving to Nashville in 2017, John Shakespear developed a robust following in Boston’s diverse DIY music scene, both as a solo artist and a member of several bands, including local indie stalwart Atlas Lab. On Spend Your Youth, his first full-length record, the Nashville-based, Boston-bred songwriter captures the experience of coming of age in a time of national division and social unease. With a poet’s eye for detail and a persevering warmth that transcends national and political boundaries, Shakespear’s lushly orchestrated indie-folk songs question what it means to find personal happiness and identity in a fraught, complicated world. https://www.johnshakespear.com

Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith of Vermont’s Cricket Blue are musicians, sure, but they’re storytellers too. The eleven songs on their debut album Serotinalia feature a cast of characters right out of a short story collection. A listless grocery store clerk. A woman obsessed with her milkman. A harvest deity who is ritually murdered every fall. Oh, and a pair of scissors.