Jackie Lynn / Elephant Micah

Jackie Lynn

Elephant Micah

$12.00 - $14.00
All Ages
Jackie Lynn has been around for only a few years now, and most of them we haven’t even seen her.

Jackie Lynn has been around for only a few years now, and most of them we haven’t even seen her. Didn’t take too long to get a name around town, then she disappeared.

She first broke the waves with a self-titled record in 2016. The image was alluring. There were masks, and a wild backstory. Something you could project up on a screen. The music was a gritty, quicksilver sound; nocturnal, high. There was press. Rumors of a cult following in Europe. She made appearances around town for about a year, then – nothing. Unless you spun the record, then it all came alive again. We do it all the time.

So we live with music and memories, and suddenly it’s 2020. And Jackie’s back. Forced off the grid, Jackie's self-proclaimed hero-of-none's story was one of revenge and reconciliation – but with the help of the benevolent spirit of strangers, Jackie Lynn has earned herself a second go-around. With a map as her guide, and all the weight of the world as her cargo, Jacqueline, lady of the road, is born.

Each track on Jacqueline depicts a day in the life of a woman on a long haul, both alone and together with her own thoughts.

In theory, Jackie Lynn’s Jacqueline is the personification of internal strength, humbling endurance, and twilight introspection through the lens of a femme long-haul truck driver.

In practice, Jackie Lynn’s Jacqueline is a testament to the traditional American Band. Jackie Lynn is comprised of Cooper Crain, Rob Frye and Dan Quinlivan of Bitchin Bajas and Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux. These 9 tracks that tell the story of Jacqueline were written and recorded as a group, first to tape at home, then mixed at Electrical Audio by Cooper Crain.

In the place of “Americana,” art folk stalwarts Elephant Micah offer Genericana (Western Vinyl, 2018). Invoking genealogy, genre, generic brands (and perhaps a bottled genie?), the album title points the way to a more imaginative account of what makes music American. O'Connell and company mine the aesthetics of the average compact disc collection, and hit upon a lucky mutation. The result is a kind of disembodied roots music suitable for survival in a networked world. In the process, Elephant Micah follow s in the footsteps of songwriter-producers like Arthur Russell and John Martyn, immersing the voice in a "world of echo." The record also pays tribute to laid back club sounds, from dub to ambient techno--and to the resourcefulness of the producers who invented these genres.

Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 West Main Street
Durham, NC, 27701