with Ami Dang and Luray

Songbyrd and Union Stage Present
Downstairs, All Ages

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

$12 / $15



Songbyrd and Union Stage Present

Thursday August 15, 2019


Florist is a soft-synthesizer-folk band and the friendship project of Emily Sprague, Rick Spataro, and Jonnie Baker. Born in the Catskill Mountains in 2012, the three began making playing and recording together together after discovering their shared love for many things musical and for each other.


Ami Dang fuses sitar, voice, and electronics to create east-meets-west, ambient, experimental, psych music. In her upcoming experimental album Parted Plains (to be released in 2019 Leaving Records) featuring sitar and electronics, she draws inspiration from South Asian and Middle Eastern folktales, specifically, the four tragic romances of Punjab, Sohni Mahiwal, Sassi Punnun, Heer Ranjha, and Mirza Sahiba; Flora Annie Steel’s Tales of the Punjab: Folklore of India, and selected stories from One Thousand and One Nights. Galvanized by the Western interpretations of these stories, Parted Plains unfolds as a new sort of soundtrack for a yet-to-be written folktale that is neither Eastern nor Western, not traditional or contemporary--but somewhere in between.

“Her voice is heavenly—strong, sensitive, elastic, wise, warm, sweet and a million other honey-flavored adjectives… Ami’s music fuses deeply personal elements unique to her upbringing in a Sikh-American household—ancient Indian texts and hymns meld with Bollywood and electronic music. The result is something completely mesmerizing.”

-Lydia Ainsworth for Pitchfork

“Ami Dang adds bursts of glistening sitar.” -The Line of Best Fit (on collaboration with Animal Collective)


6131 Records is excited to announce the July 26th release of Dig, the new album from Richmond, VA by way of Wisconsin musician Luray, aka Shannon Carey. Dig was produced by her brother S. Carey and recorded with engineer Brian Joseph, whose own credits include Sufjan Stevens’ Carrie & Lowell and Local Natives Sunlit Youth among others. Today, Luray shares the new singles “Professional Photos” and “Dig”. Both songs touch upon the album’s genesis, born of the intense emotions that come with the end of a marriage. “I think there’s a bit of truth in a photo and a bit of a lie,” Carey shares of “Professional Photos”. “I wrote this song about the image of happiness versus the real thing, and how it’s sometimes myself I’m trying to convince.”

Stream “Professional Photos” and “Dig” everywhere (http://smarturl.it/luray)

Evocative music can be some of the best. And Carey, who performs under the moniker Luray, has a particular knack for doing just that. Her songs feel welcoming, yet elusive, like a long-forgotten photograph you find at the bottom of a box, a memory that gets hazier with each passing year.