Back in May, talented indie folk duo Penny & Sparrow took The Ryman Auditorium stage in support of Nashville’s own Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors’ album release show. Now, they’re celebrating the release of their own LP, Wendigo, due out on Sept. 1, with a headlining show at Marathon Music Works on Sept. 8. They’ll be accompanied by Lowland Hum, another musical pair known for their mesmerizing harmonies and haunting, emotional lyrics. There are a few tickets still available for the show here, but we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader! Keep reading for more information about the lineup and enter for your chance to win below.
PENNY & SPARROW
Indie folk duo Penny & Sparrow grew out of a friendship between members Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke that blossomed while living as roommates at the University of Texas in Austin. Inspired by artists like Bon Iver and Mumford and Sons, the two channeled their creative energies into writing and recording songs with just their instruments and a laptop. That eventually evolved into their first EP, Creature, which introduced them as soulful and talented storytellers. In 2013, they dropped their debut full-length record Tenbloom, which allowed them to expand and deepen their sound with more layers of instrumentation. Just a year later, their released another LP, Struggle Pretty, which featured an elegant and experimental take on acoustic singer-songwriting. After years of working independently, they inked a deal with John Paul White and Alabama Shakes’ Ben Tanner’s label Single Lock Records. 2016’s Let a Lover Drown You earned critical acclaim for its more stripped-down and raw feel. On Sept. 1, Penny & Sparrow will release their new album, Wendigo, which is sure to earn a lot of buzz in the coming weeks. Make sure your on hand to be among the first to hear their new material.
Charlottesville, Virginia’s own Lowland Hum have earned praise for their dreamy, melted harmonies and spirited lyrics. The husband and wife duo have spent much of their relationship on the road together, bringing their music to small stages across the country with little more than a guitar and their two voices to show off. After snagging a stop at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series, they kept on performing across the U.S. while constantly working on new material. That culminated into their latest record, Thin, which tells the ups and downs of working on a relationship while fighting exhaustion and frustration out on the road. Get there early to their masterful, stripped-down take on indie folk for yourself.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
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Winner will be announced Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 12 p.m. CDT, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Penny & Sparrow and Lowland Hum will perform Friday, Sept. 8 at Marathon Music Works. The show is all ages, begins at 8:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $20-70.