Silver Fern is a 4-piece band from Huntsville, Alabama that presents a synthesis of disparate musical worlds. The project is based on the songwriting of singer/guitarist Shannon Wrenn. Shannon’s songcraft and naturalistic imagery set the scene where her melodies float over lush band arrangements. This is the space where the heavy pump of bass and drums provide the backbone for layers of echoing slide guitar, and Fripp and Eno-esque pedalboard looping. The sound has been described as dream pop, prog, shoegaze, bedroom pop, folk, post rock, etc, but Silver Fern demonstrates a synthesis of all these elements and more, particularly in live sets sprinkled with covers ranging from UK trip-hop pioneers Portishead to Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Their self-titled 5 song Silver Fern EP was released on Bandcamp and streaming services in 2019, and a follow-up full length album is being recorded this summer.
Free Range is an independent Southern Psychedelic Rock band from Athens, AL comprised of drummer Jeremy Drawbaugh, vocalist and guitarist Billy Smith, and bassist Seth Facundo. The band got its start in 2013 performing out and around the North Alabama Music Scene. For years they played as many four hour cover gigs as they could, building up their set catalog as well as their chops. As the depths of the band’s sets and fans deepened over this time, they fixed their focus on forging their own brand of original music, and thus the band’s creative collective began to flow its way through to the recording medium.
- April 17, 2020
- Location: 2211 Seminole Drive, Huntsville, AL
- Phone: (256) 533-0399
- Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Price: No admission, $5 parking