Thursday, January 21 | 7:30 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2016 Concert Series
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It’s been half a decade since Tall Heights kicked off their career in Boston’s Faneuil Hall, busking for more than one hundred days to help fund their very first extended play (EP) recording. Paul Wright would play cello, Tim Harrington would strum the acoustic guitar, and both would sing—their voices cutting through the noise of shoppers and tourists.
Since those days, the duo’s harmony-heavy indie-folk music has taken Tall Heights from the marketplaces of Massachusetts to stages across the country. They’ve toured America, released the critically acclaimed album Man of Stone, and earned a spot on the same folk family tree as Simon and Garfunkel and Bon Iver. But in the duo’s 2015 EP, Holding On, Holding Out, the bandmates widen their reach significantly, beefing up their sound with electronics, synthesizers, drum loops, Casio keyboards, and plenty of shimmer and shine. It’s a record of exploration and expansion, with Tall Heights building something towering on top of their folksy foundation.
“Intimate and arresting”—NPR
“Tall Heights employ a collection of acoustic guitar, cello, and electronic drums, reminiscent of contemporary indie folk giants like Justin Vernon and Fleet Foxes.”—WXPN (Philadelphia)
“In addition to finger-picked guitar, swelling cello, and tight, prismatic vocal harmonies, ‘Spirit Cold’ boasts a bold, airy drum part that propels the song through the peaks and troughs of the arrangement.”—Wall Street Journal
“There have been many bands in recent years that have employed beautiful close harmonies, but when you add the strings and the great songwriting, Tall Heights is a notch above the pack.”—WBEZ (Chicago)Back to Concerts