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The Pines to Play in Concert at Shank Hall in Milwaukee, 4/10
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The Pines will play a special concert in celebration of their recent Red House Records release, Dark So Gold, on Thursday, April 10 at Shank Hall in Milwaukee, WI.
Frontmen Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt share a common musical language rooted in the songs and songwriters of their native Iowa, while each bringing a distinct voice and sensibility to the sound that Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke called "quietly gripping" stark-country. The Pines' haunting sound is a melding of Benson's ethereal, otherworldly, heart-piercing songs with David's earthy, darkly romantic and rough-hewn visionary tales. With masterful guitar work, beautiful vocals and the graceful keyboard and vocal additions of Benson's brother Alex Ramsey, the core of The Pines' sound captivates and elevates with rare intimacy. From the haunting opening track "Cry, Cry, Crow," The Pines conjure up rural specters and ghosts from the farms slowly disappearing throughout their native Midwest.
Exploring the tension between city and small town and the loneliness that can exist in both, they move through breakups and new beginnings on songs like "If By Morning," "All the While," "Dead Feathers" and the radio-friendly "Chimes." Drawing light out of shadows, Dark So Gold is an album that provides solace in hard times and stands as The Pines' masterwork to date.
THE PINES - Celebrating the Billboard-charting album Dark So Gold! Thursday, April 10th, 8 pm1434 N. Farwell Ave. Milwaukee, WI. Tickets: $10/$12. Phone: 414-276-7288 or online at www.shankhall.com.