The Collection

The Collection

Lowland Hum, Jon Derosa

Wed, September 9, 2015

8:00 pm

$8 in Advance / $10 at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Collection
The Collection
Somewhere between bonsai orchestra and over-filled rock band lies the Collection, a band who's name is as self-descriptive as it is ambiguous. With an army of instruments and influences, the 7+ member ensemble creates songs layered with strings, brass, and woodwinds, crescendoing like a gigantic wave crashing on a shore of folk melodies and rock rhythms. The vocal ranges echo the myriad of instrumental textures, accompanying death and hope filled lyrics, weaving in and out of spiritual survival and thriving. But, though there are many seemingly different elements that make up who the Collection is, the sound is a unified one, the sound of a family with a common name; And that's what the Collection is and invites us to be - a big family.
Lowland Hum
Lowland Hum is the multi-sensory artistic collaboration of Daniel and Lauren Goans. What began as North Carolina folk music evolved into an entirely new live music experience featuring visual art, print, and even smells. Lowland Hum tries to evoke the serenity and splendor of their rural North Carolina home on their debut album, "Native Air," by weaving their appealing high-tenor and soprano voices into intricate harmonies over simple string-band arrangements. Their songs are shadowy but bolstered by hope, giving the band an overall vibrant sound.
Jon Derosa
Jon Derosa
The writing of the album really happened in two parts, with the first half being written in New York and second half being written in LA. The initial inspiration was this intense feeling of isolation and disconnection growing in me while still in New York, and really kind of retreating into this inner world, this spirit world, really.

After living there for so many years, I literally felt like a ghost drifting through the crowds, invisible and with no real connection to anyone or anything. Then within months of each other, I lost both my grandmother and grandfather, the latter of whom was a big band singer in the 1940's and my biggest musical influence. So I felt close to death at that time. I stepped outside myself, as I often do in the writing process, and started writing the first *Black Halo* songs...
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/