Penny & Sparrow

Big room

Penny & Sparrow

Lowland Hum

Fri · April 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Penny & Sparrow
Nashville, TN – Let A Lover Drown You, the stunning new album from
Penny & Sparrow is set for a March 11 release on Single Lock Records/Thirty
Tigers. Let A Lover Drown You features 11 beautifully crafted songs overflowing
with gorgeous melodies, soaring harmonies and thought provoking lyrics that cut
right to the core.
With influences that range from The Swell Season to Iron & Wine to Stephen
Sondheim, Penny & Sparrow create music that is equally as intimate and
poignant as it is powerful and earnest. The songs on Let A Lover Drown You
touch on the idea that living, loving and even dying are all part of the journey we
experience and how they connect us. Our choices, sacrifices and pain are vital
elements of this experience and help define our character. While this all may
seem quite heavy, Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke (aka Penny & Sparrow)
masterfully articulate these notions by humanizing them, making everything
easily relatable.
Baxter and Jahnke began making music together in 2010 while roommates at the
University of Texas in Austin. The duo built a reputation for creating strikingly
honest, bare boned acoustic music that resonated deeply with those who heard
their songs and saw their captivating performances, which rendered audiences
silent. True to their DIY ethos, Penny & Sparrow independently released two
celebrated albums, one EP and toured the country extensively building a loyal
and fervent following
Produced by John Paul White (Civil Wars) and Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes),
Let A Lover Drown You find Penny & Sparrow pushing forward while maintaining
a firm footing in their signature sound, one that boasts affecting vocals and
contemplative lyrics. The album introduces a denser sound than their previous
work, infusing lush arrangements on tracks such as the aching opener “Finery” or
the sweeping “Catalogue”. Their songs feel up close and personal and induce
chills as they exude haunting beauty (“Gold”) and uplifting melodies with acoustic
flourishes (“Makeshift”). The depth, dynamics and soul bearing on Let A Lover
Drown You make it easy to understand why fans have such a strong connection
to their music and why so many more are beginning to.
Venue Information:
The Hi Tone Cafe
412 N. Cleveland St
Memphis, TN, 38104