Vaughn Aed

Vaughn Aed

Skylar Gudasz, Molly Sarlé

Sat, June 16, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC


This event is all ages

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Vaughn Aed
Vaughn Aed
Liminal spaces or thresholds of flux and disruption form the roots of the dynamic spirit and sound of Vaughn Aed. Since 2005, lead vocalist, Rook Grubbs, has been writing and playing music both on their own and with a rotating carousel of musicians. Music drenched in a rural Appalachian upbringing and raised on the diy music scene in the triangle. The line-up is currently their sister, Elizabeth Grubbs, and members of the On Pop of the World Studios collective based in Greensboro, NC. Their sophomore album, Shy Winter, is out on June 16th.
Skylar Gudasz
Skylar Gudasz
"Sometimes a whisper can say more than all the shouting in the world.

Skylar Gudasz writes subtly evocative, quietly powerful songs, and she performs them with an understated authority that resonates deeply in the listener's soul. The 26-year-old Durham, NC-based artist's sublimely expressive voice and effortlessly enchanting compositions disarm cynicism and defy easy categorization, embodying a timeless blend of worldly insight and open-hearted innocence.

Although she's yet to release a solo record, Skylar has already won considerable international acclaim, thanks in part to her spellbinding performances as part of the all-star touring Big Star Third tribute concerts, with which she's appeared in such far-flung locales as New York, Chicago, London, Sydney and Barcelona, as well as at the SXSW music festival in Austin, TX. As an unsigned unknown sharing the stage with such notable artists as Ray Davies, Robyn Hitchcock, Sharon Van Etten and members of R.E.M. and Wilco, she commanded the attention of fans and critics, as well as her fellow performers. The Sydney Morning Herald called her "the most impressive figure of the night," while the shows' musical director Chris Stamey noted, "She'd sing 'Thirteen' or 'Dream Lover,' and time would stop." Indeed, the response she received from live crowds was so profound that it soon became known among her tourmates as "the Skylar effect."

Her breakout performances in the Big Star concerts convinced Stamey (known for his work as a solo artist and with the dB's, as well as his production for the likes of Ryan Adams and Alejandro Escovedo) to take Skylar into the recording studio, tapping the talents of noted avant-garde clarinetist Ken Vandermark, southern pop godfather Mitch Easter, Brad Cook of Megafaun, Michael Blair (Elvis Costello, Tom Waits), Casey Toll (Mt. Moriah), and several talented young musicians from the fertile Chapel Hill alt-pop scene. The resulting recordings mark Skylar Gudasz as both a unique talent and a major artist in the making." - Scott Schinder
Molly Sarlé
Molly Sarlé
A few introductory lines from Molly Sarlé

Mountain Man: first album, Made the Harbor, released 2010
toured the world

Member of Feist’s band for her album, Metals
A Zen monastery
Leslie Feist told me i was a lightning bolt, so i should keep making my own music

Decided to write an album, and moved to Big Sur in my car
ended up making friends with a woman who lived at the top of a mountain, up the same road Henry Miller used to walk down in his underpants to get his mail
lived in a mouse-infested Airstream and hiked through the mountains, went to karaoke, wrote songs

Missed the company of people, so i moved to Durham
met Ryan Gustafson at album release show for his Montana, worked on this new album with him. Fall recording. 2018 to the world.
met the Canine Heart Sounds, dreams came true

Jenn Wasner says my songs are making her psychic = heart Grammy
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701