Rickshaw Stop + Noise Pop co-present
BLACK BELT EAGLE SCOUT
Claire Glass and Adobo (collaborative set)
This land runs through Katherine Paul's blood. And it called to her. In dreams she saw the river, her ancestors, and her home. When the land calls, you listen. And KP found herself far from her ancestral lands during a time of collective trauma, when the world was wounded and in need of healing. In 2020 she made the journey from Portland back to the Skagit River, back to the cedar trees that stand tall and shrouded in fog, back to the tide flats and the mountains, back to Swinomish.
This is a story of hope, as it details the joy of returning. Katherine Paul's journey home wasn't made alone, and the songs are crowded with loved ones and relatives, like a really good party. And as the songs walk us through the land it is important we hover over the images and the beauty, the moments that mark this album as site specific. The power of this land is woven throughout, telling the story of narrow waterways, brush strokes, salmon stinta, and above all healing. https://www.blackbelteaglescout.com/
Claire Glass is the solo project of Claire Puckett (of Hikes and Mother Falcon). This iteration highlights intricate classical guitar compositions overlaid with delicate vocals, with lyrical content prodding the deeper meanings of everyday wonders. Her newest release, "Dust", explores themes of spiritual seeking after religion, alluding to Phillip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. It blends classical guitar with airy synths to create an ethereal, otherworldly feel. https://claireglass.bandcamp.com/album/dust
Adobo is the solo project of Filipinx naturalist Nay Mapalo (of Hikes); Adobo is a foray into patient, emotive songs that pull inspiration from pop composition and the intricacies of classical guitar technique. The carefully thought-out, live-looped instrumentation leaves space for intensely personal lyrics, a hallmark of Mapalo's songwriting. https://adobomusic.bandcamp.com/releases