The Pod cafe are delighted to be having Baby Copperhead playing for us over lunchtime, ahead of his evening gig at the Tin.
In the evening he will be supporting the Trembling Bells at the Tin and we will be selling tickets for this at the cafe at a discounted price of £7. Information about this event can be found here; http://thetinmusicandarts.org.uk/events/trembling-bells-3/
Baby Copperhead played a beautiful acoustic set for us at our allotment last summer so we are thrilled to welcome him back.
'Building on his “otherworldly” folk roots, Brooklyn-based Ben Lee (a.k.a. Baby Copperhead) explores of a broken, dissonant sort of Americana, one in which repressed elements from our cultural past—the banjo’s African origins, polyphonic borrowings from 16th century European sacred music—return amidst the ones and zeros of digital metering, sonic figures sculpted by programmable machines, and distant voices broadcast as radio waves over discarded technological channels.
The Serpent and the Sparrow, the new album from Baby Copperhead, which is an experimental landscape from a dystopian future featuring new songs arranged for string trio, banjo, acoustic guitar and electronics. Traditional modal tunings from Southern Appalachia and sampled field recordings encounter stark expanses of synthesized sounds amidst contemporary classical arrangements for violin viola, and cello, alternately lush and spare.
There is an elegiac beauty in Baby Copperhead’s music — a reverent memory of indigenous archetypes of the Southwest, of bird songs serendipitously synched to manmade tempos and tunings native to Lee’s teenage home in North Carolina; yet one can also hear in it the struggle against the tide of our current ecological crises and our unyielding political cynicism.'
The Cafe will open at 12pm for drinks ahead of performance; food will be served from 1pm after performance.