Julie Odell

Proud Larry's Presents...

Julie Odell

Kate Teague

Thu · October 4, 2018

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

$5.00

This event is 18 and over

Julie Odell
Julie Odell
Kate Teague
Kate Teague
There’s something in a great voice that can wake you up to living, that can make distance—the distance between here and then, between memory and lack of faith—seem less terrible. Kate Teague’s got one of those voices. It’s a cathedral of enchantments. A pre-dawn glow. A valley of fulfilled hopes.

Teague’s songs are honest and frank, and they avoid drama. They’re quiet in a restless way, absorbent, they dream of you while you dream of them. They move movingly. They host a widening brightness. There’s no easy this-sounds-like-that to hand over (though I’d say Teague stuns and shimmers most like Dolores O’Riordan and Hope Sandoval). These songs are starlight. They punch a ticket on the best carnival ride. They’re long shadows in the grass. They generate their own power.

Recorded at Delta-Sonic Sound in Memphis, what’s clearly captured here is a performer with an intransigent spirit. Teague, originally from Mobile, Alabama and currently living in Oxford, Mississippi, sings and plays rhythm guitar, and she’s backed by Kieran Danielson on guitar, Adam Porter on bass, Gabriel Hasty on keys, and Ian Kirkpatrick on drums. The key players in three other bands—Bonus, Starman Jr., and Graham—they bring a floating feeling to Teague’s songs. Clay Jones’s production allows the songs room to breathe; there’s no artifice, no fake sugar glaze. Teague’s debut album will be released by Muscle Beach Records in early 2019—it’s something to look forward to in this time of hideous uncertainty.

When you encounter these songs, my guess is you’ll feel restored. You’ll feel the force of wisdom. You’ll feel, perhaps, that you’re holding close something you’d forgotten that you needed.

-William Boyle
Venue Information:
Proud Larry's
211 S Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS, 38655
http://proudlarrys.com/