Photo credit Will Warasila

Setting with Nathan Bowles, Jaime Fennelly, and Joe Westerlund / Sally Anne Morgan
Thursday, October 26 at 7pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center {120 College Street}
TICKETS – $12 General Admission (at the door) / $8 for BMCM+AC members + Students w/ID

Join us for an evening concert featuring Setting (Nathan Bowles, Jaime Fennelly, Joe Westerlund) and Sally Anne Morgan. This event is presented as part of the BMCM+AC Performance Initiative.


Setting is a trio comprising Nathan Bowles (solo/trio, Pelt, Black Twig Pickers) on strings, keys, and percussion; Jaime Fennelly (Mind Over Mirrors, Peeesseye) on harmoniums, synthesizers, and piano zither; and Joe Westerlund (solo, Califone, Sylvan Esso, Jake Xerxes Fussell) on drums, percussion, and metallophones.  Their debut album “Shone a Rainbow Light On” on Paradise of Bachelors traverses textural, phosphorescent topography with a certified organic folk-engine. Fueled by a vibratory hybrid of acoustic and electronic instrumentation, the four stately longform pieces sound like a UFO slowly sinking into a peat bog.

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Photo of Sally Anne Morgan by Khalila Early-Zald

Photo of Sally Anne Morgan by Khalila Early-Zald

Sally Anne Morgan

Multi-instrumentalist Sally Anne Morgan’s rich, intimate and modern music is cultivated with the seeds sown by folk, contemporary music and psychedelia. Her work exists in conversation with the living tradition of reinterpreting folk practices, from her music to her letterpress artwork to her microbrewery Leveller Brewing Co. Alongside new interpretations of traditional songs, Morgan also composes her own pieces drawing on her a vast knowledge of folk forms, and experience with her work as part of The Black Twig Pickers and House and Land (with Sarah Louise). Her music is
traditional in the sense that she continues the practice of folk songs’ rich history in social and emotional narratives yet remains completely unbound by traditional song structures and forms. Infused with her singular perspective, Morgan’s music is elevated by her deft musical skills and her remarkably expressive voice that together create wholly new folk forms, familiar in their instrumentation yet distinctly her own.