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WYTOLD ENSEMBLE
Marian McLaughlin Trio
Louis Weeks

Downstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 7:30 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$10 / $12
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FRIDAY AUGUST 27, 2016

Songbyrd Music House presents

Wytold Ensemble
Marian McLaughlin Trio
Louis Weeks

 

 

7:30 Doors
8:00 Show

$10 / $12

Downstairs, All Ages

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Marian McLaughlin

 

Marian McLaughlin is a songwriter, singer, and guitarist pushing the boundaries of folk music. Weaving together imaginative lyrics, intricate classical guitar work, and rhapsodic delivery she creates songs of exquisite detail that are delicate, yet full of depth.
 
McLaughlin’s adventurous approach to music was inspired in part by Situationist Guy Debord’s theory of “dérive,” where one sets off on an unplanned route, letting their surroundings subconsciously direct the journey, “with the ultimate goal of encountering an entirely new and authentic experience.” She applies this practice to her songwriting, letting instrument or idea guide her. During an interview with NPR Music, McLaughlin explained how she sees parallels in her songwriting to dérives. She primarily writes in an intuitive manner and taps into her stream-of-consciousness when constructing lyrics. Noting that there’s a vast amount of direction and space when it comes to playing the guitar, McLaughlin takes delight in exploring and discovering ideas. The results are often composed and cohesive, yet full of unexpected arrangements and shifting movement.
 
with: Louis Weeks & Wytold Ensemble