Laura Gibson, Cotton Jones

Johnny Brenda's presents

Laura Gibson

Cotton Jones

The Grand Nationals

Thu, January 26, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Laura Gibson - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Laura Gibson
On January 24, Barsuk Records will release La Grande, the 3rd album by native Oregonian songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Laura Gibson. La Grande is a town just east of the Wallowa Valley in northeastern Oregon, a place that “people usually pass through on their way to somewhere else, but which contains a certain gravity, a curious energy.” It’s an album about strength and confidence – about the tension between wildness and domesticity and the courage required to embark upon either path, about asserting one’s will rather than submitting. Joining Gibson on the album are musicians including Joey Burns of Calexico and members of The Dodos and The Decemberists. Gibson's previous album, Beasts of Seasons, was highly praised:

"One of the year's most breathtaking albums. Beasts of Seasons is nothing short of a masterpiece." NPR National Public Radio

"Both quietly devastating and life affirming." **** 4 stars MOJO

“A new soundtrack for your next long hike through the enchanted forest." Rolling Stone

"Gibson treats syllables with the same patience and loving precision a mosaic maker might put into cutting and arranging his / her tiles…rewards repeat listens.” Pitchfork
Cotton Jones - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Cotton Jones
The music of Cotton Jones speaks of transition: the passage from one form, state of mind, style or place to another. Songs become doorways to the past, or windows that open on some unnamed future, where innocence can still exist and perfection is thrown to the wind. Cotton Jones, as always, rests in arms of Nau and McGraw. "Tall Hours in the Glowstream,'" is the title of their new album. Some of the songs that made the final cut were tracked in northern States, while the majority were recorded and mixed in Winterville, Georgia, as a revolving cast of players, thinkers, and singers were invited to hang in the band's living-room studio. The resulting sounds are both rich and charmingly lo-fi, full of vivid imagery and more gorgeous vocal harmony.
The Grand Nationals - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Grand Nationals
Natives to Philadelphia, Adam Honeycutt & Ian Bennett formed The Grand Nationals to recreate the sounds of true American songwriting. The 2 songwriters have been collaborating over the past 5 years producing music and co-writing songs for each other’s projects and other musicians. This blend of Ryan Adam’s and Allman Brother’s is sure to catch your attention. (members of Like Lions & We Are Castles)
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125