Wes Swing & Lowland Hum

Wes Swing & Lowland Hum

Sunday Jun 25

7:00 pm


This event is all ages

Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.

Wes Swing
Wes Swing
And The Heart is Wes Swing's literary songwriting and modern classical composition meeting producer Paul Curreri's library of analog synthesizers and drum machines.

Sections of intimate and personal performance transition into electronic escapades and flourishing full-band crescendos. Curreri's take? “Wes and I enjoyed each other. He was open. He is a sensitive mofo, yet he still stayed open. I often didn't know what the songs were about but he sang them so unguardedly that it left me feeling inspired to be on the inside, to be trusted.”

"The album? Not all of the songs on this album are songs in the typical sense. They take place in that grey area between pop and symphonic. They are surreal and sometimes eerie but also grounded enough that they are not wisps. I was surprised when I first heard them. Everyone who knew him had talked cello, not voice, so when his (basically) alto vocals took precedence, it took me aback. Songs written for aura and feel, couched in just the right amount of electronica with pieces of folk/psych and rock thrown in almost as afterthought." - No Depression
Lowland Hum
Lowland Hum
Lowland Hum is an art-folk band based in Charlottesville, Virginia, made up of husband/wife team Daniel and Lauren Goans. In a particularly cacophonous cultural moment, Lowland Hum is a breath of fresh air. The band's songs have been described as poetic and evocative, and their arrangements minimal, hushed and dynamic. Lowland Hum’s performances are characterized by the vulnerable, intimate space the duo creates and welcomes the audience into. With a loyal fanbase that is steadily growing, Lowland Hum is a band to take note of, especially as they recently released Thin, their third full-length album and support the release with a nationwide headlining US tour in the spring (additional dates supporting Josh Ritter, Jesca Hoop and Penny and Sparrow) and a European tour in the fall. They have toured extensively since the band's inception in 2012 to support their two full-length albums and one EP. Both their live show and studio releases have garnered critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, American Songwriter and others.

"This music is mostly unadorned and pure, with considerable attention to detail. Lauren's voice sounds refreshing and simple, and Daniel's passion shakes from his head and literally to his feet."
-Bob Boilen, NPR Music

"Daniel and Lauren Goans retreat from the constant motion of life on the road and resurface with a collection of songs that are bracing in their honesty, transparent in their affection, seductive in their vulnerability. The result is Thin, eleven compositions that invite the listener to spend time in a world made rich by their observations...In this frantic, fast food, Facebook world, Lowland Hum draws us into a sanctuary where we can really feel, and dare to be human, with all the naked vulnerability that implies. Thin is majestic in its simplicity, elegant in its honesty. Take that walk. One foot in front of the other, my darling." - Joseph McSpadden, No Depression
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009