Lindsay Clark finds balance between traditional folk, english folk, country, and her own version of experimental folk that seems to stem from her soul. With influences ranging from the Beach Boys, Elizabeth Cotton, Joni Mitchell, appalachian folk, her classical upbringing, and her father’s record collection, she blends many worlds into a uniquely warm sound. She has carved out a unique and vibrant place as an artist with her penchant for poetry, rich harmony, and and a style of self-taught fingerpicking influenced by Nick Drake, John Fahey, and others. Popmatters called Crystalline (2018) “a rare exhibition of the weight that minimalism can bear in contemporary, reflective folk music.” Atwood Magazine called her first single “apiece of poetry in and of itself.”
Originally from the small gold rush town of Nevada City, CA, she now resides in Portland, OR. Her sound has been described as “folk with angelic vocals washing over smooth edges” (1859 Magazine). She has shared the stage with musicians such as Alela Diane, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom), Laura Gibson. Her most recent effort was engineered and co-produced this year with San Francisco’s Jeremy Harris (guitar/vocals – Vetiver, Devendra Banhart). “Crystalline” was released in September 2018 via Oscarson.
Photo Credit – Myles Katherine
Bea Troxel started writing songs in the tenth grade about bad haircuts. In High School she played in a band called Bea, Rita, and Maeve (named “Best High School Band of 2013” by the Nashville Scene). The trio won Studio 360’s High School Battle of the Bands contest, and Thao Nguyen and Andrew W.K. covered Bea’s song, “The River,” as performed by Bea, Rita, and Maeve. Nguyen wrote of their music, saying there was a “subtlety and refinement in the musicianship.”
Troxel played all through her time at Sewanee in southern TN, but she did not begin to seek out shows until she moved to Pennsylvania where she found herself in the midst of the Northeast DIY music scene. She opened for musicians such as Glenn Jones, Laura Baird, and Sons of an Illustrious Father, and organized her first tour through the Northeast in 2017. She recently moved back to Nashville and released her debut album, The Way That It Feels, in September. Since the album’s release she has toured throughout the NE, played around Nashville, and was on official showcase artist at SXSW 2018.
Photo by Jonas Hill
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