About This Event
Thursday, July 14th!
Doors at 8pm
$15/day of show
Documenting all the joy and wonder and heartbreak and confusion of life in your early 20s, Matthew Fowler’s stunning labeldebut,The Grief We Gave Our Mother, is a profoundly personal work of self-discovery and introspection, but more thanthat, it’s an ode to growing up and chasing dreams. The songs here wrestle with love and loss in the face of ambition andindependence, and the arrangements are captivatingly complex to match, layering dynamic guitars, breathy woodwinds,and lush harmonies into a transcendent soundscape that blurs the lines between traditional roots music and experimentalchamber folk. The result is a record that’s at once bold and timid, hopeful and anxious, world-weary and naïve, an honest,revelatory collection all about forging a life of purpose, passion, and meaning.
Born and raised in Florida, Fowler fell in love with music at an early age, and by 19, he’d already self-released his debutand begun booking his own cross-country tours. Critics were quick to take notice, withAmerican SongwriterpraisingFowler’s “earnest, strummy songcraft” andThe Bluegrass Situationproclaiming that his “assured, velvety vocals are rivaledonly by the intimacy of his lyrics.” In addition to helping Fowler land support slots with everyone from Richard Thompsonand Damien Jurado to Angel Olsen and The Weepies, the music also caught the ear of acclaimed producer Shane Leonard,who invited Fowler to Eau Claire, WI, to complete work onThe Grief We Gave Our Mother in 2020.