To Spill My Husband's Blood, Steam Machine

To Spill My Husband's Blood

Steam Machine

Sat · April 28, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15

Tickets at the Door

To Spill My Husband's Blood
To Spill My Husband's Blood
To Spill My Husband's Blood is a foray into the dark world of traditional murder ballads. Singer, songwriter, and composer Julia Hobart (Mama Caught Fire) reimagines traditional ballads from the perspective of the victims, honoring the real women who were murdered. Grounded in old time instrumentation, the music is a modern, feminist response to American folk tradition. At the center of it all is Hobart and her voice. With her impressive range, jazz influences, and raw vocal power, she brings these old stories to life and to relevance, reminding listeners that gender-based violence is not a thing of the past. Her haunting lyrics and emotional performance seek to uncover what has otherwise been obscured by the makers of history: glimpses of the bold, peculiar, and creative personalities of women lost to violence.

Hobart is joined by an all-star cast of women musicians, including Rachel Calvert (Barbaro, Beneath the Crow), Brianna Lane (Brianna Lane Music), Sarah Larsson (The Lacewings, The Nightingale Trio), Rina Rossi (Hello Heartache, Steam Machine), and backing vocalists Molly Sowash and Abigail Tuominen (Mama Caught Fire).
Steam Machine
Steam Machine
Steam Machine plays music from the transitional era between old-time and bluegrass. Based out of Minnesota, Steam Machine likes to highlight unique and beautiful midwestern repertoire alongside tunes and songs from Appalachia. Their music combines clean, powerful fiddling with driving three finger banjo, raw unprocessed vocals, and a rhythm section that keeps your tractor going. Having played across the country and world individually, as a band they are gaining steam for a sound that has been called "wonderfully tasteful!" "so fine!" "driving!" "a treat!" and "powerful!" by fans of the genre.
Venue Information:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55409
http://thewarminghouse.net/