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Sunday, November 19th, 2017
7:30 PM
When you come to your knees / when you hold what you need / you will know what to keep, sings Gabrielle Papillon near the end of her sixth, most adventurous album. Hear it as a promise, hear it as a mantra, hear it as a weary warning from someone who's been therethe sweeping and heart-piercing Keep the Fire is packed full of thoughts like this, wise and poignant, empathetic and understanding, open to interpretation.

Papillon's music, too, is now open to interpretationthough it remains confidently, almost nonchalantly rooted in folk strumming and gentle vocal phrasings, on Keep the Fire she has embraced her pop leanings and pushed them to the forefront. The songs pulse with strings and drama, keys, and evocative percussion that combine for surprising left-turns, the kind of thing you'd find on a playlist between Florence Welch and Thom Yorke, bold without sacrificing emotion.

REALLY pleased to have Gabrielle return to Cafe#9 for the third time..... Super sublime support too from Sheffield's Robbie Thompson (Buffalo Skinners)