Penny & Sparrow / Lowland Hum
Texas-born duo Penny & Sparrow have a musical maturity that has been honed over half a decade and hundreds of live shows. Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are presenting their most ambitious album yet in their 2017 release Wendigo. Rejoined by Chris Jacobie (producer and engineer of their previous albums Creature, Tenboom, Struggle Pretty, and Christmas Songs), Penny & Sparrow delve into numerous new and diverse soundscapes throughout Wendigo, without sacrificing the sharp honesty that’s accompanied their career thus far. Wendigo arrives a year and a half after Let a Lover Drown You, which was recorded at Muscle Shoals and produced by John Paul White.
Lowland Hum is an art-folk band based in Charlottesville, Virginia, made up of husband-and-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. They have toured extensively since the band's inception in 2012 to support their three full-length albums and one EP. Both their live show and studio releases have garnered critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, the Washington Post, American Songwriter and others. With a loyal fanbase that is steadily growing, Lowland Hum is a band to take note of. The band’s third full-length album, Thin, was released on February 10, 2017.