Garage Bar: Courtney Marie Andrews / Baobab
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012 Show Starts: 9:00 pm
Courtney Marie Andrews
Courtney Marie Andrews is a singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. She released her first album, Urban Myths, as a teenager in 2008, going on to release two more albums and perform with Jimmy Eat World in 2010 and 2011. She has performed alongside Feist and bands from Sub Pop, Barsuk, and Saddle Creek. She brings her folky charm to Motorco Garage Stage on Thursday, February 23.
Baobab consists of Phil Torres (author and musician) and Whitney Trettien (a doctoral candidate in English). Based in Durham, NC, Baobab weaves electronic and acoustic elements into colorful bursts of sound and melody. Influenced by music from around the world – especially South Africa and South America – their style is distinct and original. Yet it would not be unfamiliar to a fan of Bon Iver or the Fleet Foxes – or, for that matter, early Animal Collective. Most prominent are Phil’s multilayered vocal harmonies; listen to them gives the impression of overhearing a chorus of voices singing quietly around a campfire late at night. Surrounding these vocals are sonic splashes that are both digital and organic – from acoustic guitars and the ukulele to looped samples and heavily reverbed synthesizers. The resulting fourteen songs are dreamy but exciting, pensive but enthusiastic, sad but optimistic.