David Huckfelt Shares EVERYWIND Feat. Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath
David Huckfelt will release Stranger Angels on February 22 and today shares another track from his solo debut. The acclaimed leader of The Pines is joined by Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso on "Everywind", which premiered this morning at The Bluegrass Situation. The song came to Huckfelt from a postcard he saw at Mishipeshu Trading Post in Michigan."It had a picture of a woman wrapped in a blanket, photographed in 1907 by Roland Reed, and standing on the shores of what surely must be Lake Superior. The card simply read, 'Everywind'. Nothing else was written and nothing more could be found on who she was or how she lived. Immediately, the wheels began turning on how this woman, over a hundred years ago, was part of this royal, nurturing, fierce & life-giving lineage of women who have endured all that men have done to them, and this planet, from time immemorial. I flashed ahead to Winona LaDuke, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tara Houska, Faye Brown, and the countless women I know who have stood up and spoken up for the Earth from Alcatraz to Standing Rock in North Dakota; to Louise Erdrich whose novels are staggering in their beauty and who's Birchbark Bookstore in Minneapolis stands as a beacon of truth-telling of a deeper American history vibrant in it's resistance. 'Everywind' is about then and now, the link, from mother to earth, and this moment in our culture when it's time for men to say to women: You talk. We listen."
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David is based in Arizona for the rest of the month, performing where he and The Pines formed in Tucson in 2003, right before they signed to Red House and began their career in earnest. The beginnings of their sound were formed in the Barrio where they previously lived, and this is the first time David has returned to perform since living there. He then heads back to Minneapolis in the spring, with additional dates to be added.
David Huckfelt Tour Dates
On Stranger Angels, hypnotic banjo and gentle acoustic guitar meet trippy public domain samples and shimmering soundscapes. To create the blended work, Huckfelt called upon electronic music wizard Andrew Broder of Fog, who has collaborated with everyone from MF Doom to Bon Iver, and brought him into the studio to play these samples like an instrument, adding to the texture and content of each track.
Feb 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum
Feb 16 - Sasabe, AZ @ Rancho De La Osa
Feb 23 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Apr 19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center