a tyrant and lamb out on 5/20
a tyrant and lamb, Saul Conrad’s third studio album, draws ten crystalline songs into a tight orbit around a haunted country sun. Gently interrogating the lifelong echoes of cruel words, unpredictable outbursts and deep-set affection–if you love someone, kill their family in their mind, and set them free– a tyrant and lamb, constructs, from the ligaments of childhood wonder and searing disappointment, a mature musculature into which each listener must step and learn anew how it feels to walk.
Saul Conrad’s songwriting may not strive to erase discord or pain, but perhaps gives us a new means of interpreting the mechanism of our troubled minds.
a tyrant and lamb attempts something that few seem willing to try in this time, a time that makes it a challenge to devote oneself to the necessary extent, “to become a spy” for an ideal beyond what society necessarily prizes most highly.
I Was Talking
5/1 Jamaica Plain, MA 1st Thursday @ JP Art Market/Monumental Cupcakes (www.jpartmarket.com)
5/6 Portland OR In store at Music Millennium @ 6 pm (http://www.musicmillennium.com)
5/7 Portland, OR Alberta Rose Theater w/ Jerry Joseph, Pete Krebs, Steve Drizos and more! A benefit for Rock School Kabul (https://www.albertarosetheatre.com/calendar.html)
5/8 Seattle, WA The Lo-Fi w/ Jerry Joseph, to benefit Rock School Kabul (http://thelofi.net)
5/23 Portsmouth, NH Portsmouth Book and Bar (http://bookandbar.com)
5/31 Amherst, MA Food For Thought Books @ 6:30 pm (foodforthoughtbooks.com)
6/1 New Paltz, NY Tin Roof Session (http://www.tinroofsessions.com)
6/2 Oswego, NY The Darkroom at Zink Shirts (https://www.facebook.com/ZinksDarkRoom)
6/4 Rochester, NY Bugjar (http://bugjar.com)
6/5 Port Huron, MI Schownk Sound Stead (https://www.facebook.com/SchwonkSoundStead)
6/6 Jackson, MI Cuppa (http://jacksoncuppa.com) *Outdoor show in alley beside Cuppa
6/9 Lafayette, IN Black Sparrow (http://blacksparrowpub.com)
6/10 Springfield, MO The Obec (https://www.facebook.com/ObecCommunity)
6/11 Kansas City, MO Art Closet Studios (https://www.facebook.com/ArtClosetStudios)
6/12 Little Rock or Memphis TBD
6/13 Baton Rouge, LA Mud and Water (https://www.facebook.com/MudAndWater)
6/15 Greenville, SC San Souci Community Garden Concert Series (https://www.facebook.com/SansSouciCommunityGarden)
6/17 Takoma DC Electric maid (http://electricmaid.org)
6/18 Philadelphia, PA Susan Drangle House (https://www.facebook.com/SusanDrangleHouse)