The Soil and The Sun

Wed, November 16, 2016 - 7:00pm

Double Happiness

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Age Limit: All Ages

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Age Limit: All Ages


the Soil & the Sun are, of course, great partners in the mystery that is creating life, making things grow. We're talkin' corn-fed, Michigan-made New Mexican Space Music, or Experiential Spiritual Folk. Originating in 2008 as two-piece, the band has grown and matured into an eight-piece community of friends and musicians. Oboe, violin, cello, guitars, accordion, percussion, piano, and vocals, cooperate to create complex harmonies, layered melodies, and driving rhythms. The careful orchestration and intentional instrumentation is generously crafted to please ears of all kinds.

OWEL is a 5-piece band hailing from NJ that takes a unique approach to instrumentation, incorporating orchestral strings and glockenspiel over traditional guitar, drums, and bass. Although guitarist/vocalist Jay Sakong and drummer Ryan Vargas grew up in the same county of Middlesex, New Jersey, it wasn't until late 2010 that the two would collaborate musically. During this time, Jay was attending the Institute of Audio Research in New York, and met fellow student and guitarist Seamus O'Connor. Before even hearing him play, Jay suggested that Seamus join him and Ryan in their new musical venture. He explains, "Seamus and I would both take the same train into the city, and we would just discuss music the whole time. I knew, or at least seriously hoped, that we both understood what we wanted to create together." After playing a few shows, they felt something was missing – that's where violinist/keyboardist Jane Park would fit into the picture. A childhood friend of Jay's, Jane had lost contact with Jay for years but noticed that his band was playing a set at her local Brooklyn venue and decided to stop by. Again, even before hearing her play, Jay knew that she was the missing piece of the puzzle. He says, "She had just played a show herself, so she had this violin strapped to her back like a rifle." In search of a bass player, the band recruited Nunzio Moudatsos (ex-Late Cambrian), who would round out the quintet. The group's self-titled 2013 debut garnered attention from the likes of NPR, Stereogum, Grantland, and Pitchfork, and continues to build a following around their vinyl release, powered by boutique label, intheclouds. OWEL released their upcoming EP, Every Good Boy, produced by Mike Watts (As Tall As Lions, The Dear Hunter), on April 28th, 2015. The band will hit the road this spring and summer highlighted by performances at The Lincoln Center and Gentlemen of the Road Festival.

When & Where
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7:00pm - 11:00pm EST
  • Double Happiness
    482 S Front St,
    Columbus, OH

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The Soil and The Sun

Double Happiness

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