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Friday, January 19th, 2018
The wonderful Lorraine Leckie has asked me to share the bill and kick off the night at the Sidewalk Cafe on Friday Jan 19th! Scott Helland Guitarmy of One(ness): Armed with his trademark Godin Multiac guitar, Helland has created a musical world of his own influenced by punk rock, spanish and gypsy guitar styles. Infectious melodies weave around his looped rhythms and straight forward beats. The songs are short, fun, and to the point with tuneful acoustic guitar lines as the sonic focus. “Helland is yet another accomplished ex-punk who has made the striking transition to atmospheric soundtracks." Jack Rabid, BigTakeOver Magazine. Currently he is also the guitarist and co-founder of the internationally touring New York based duo, Frenchy and the Punk, a popular attraction in the indie cabaret, steampunk and faerie festival scenes with singer Samantha Stephenson. In the eighties he was also a member of the infamous Western MA hardcore punk bands Deep Wound, (which included Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis and Lou Barlow,) and Outpatients. Over the past few years, Scott has been joining Dinosaur jr onstage at events like Governor's Ball, Fun Fun Fun Fest and Austin City Limits to perform old Deep Wound tunes. Helland has been writing, recording and performing music since his early teens. He has released over 25 recordings including 8 solo CDs. Helland also released his art book Feast, a collection of more than 50 pen and ink drawings, in 2015. VISIT: http://www.scotthelland.com Lorraine Leckie: https://www.facebook.com/LorraineLeckieMusic Lorriane Leckie: "Lorraine Leckie's Martini Eyes Are Bloodshot and Sinister "For the better part of the last ten years, Lorraine Leckie has been writing dark, deadpan songs that owe as much to punk – at least the spirit of punk – as they do Americana. Her new album Martini Eyes is deliciously ghoulish, and it’s her best one yet. It’s her Nebraska: simple, spare arrangements, most of them with just vocals and acoustic guitar or piano. If Patti Smith had gone Nashville gothic instead of punk, she might have sounded something like this...." Delarue, Lucid Cultur