INDIE BLUEGRASS/FOLK BAND SERYN AT OPERA HOUSE 2/23/2013
The Sheridan Arts Foundation is proud to present the very talented alt-folk rock six-piece band Seryn at the historic Sheridan Opera House. The concert takes place Saturday, February 23, 2013. The doors open at 7:30 p.m; show time is 8 p.m.
After blowing audiences away during their local debut at the 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Seryn returns with new music and new accolades from national music media.
“Seryn’s live presence-with each member swapping instruments and all five singing choruses at the top of their lungs- can best be described as “joyful”, causing Paste Magazine to cite their performance the best of the year’s SXSW and their song “We Will All Be Changed” one of the Best of 2011.”
NPR “All Songs Considered” put the band on their “Bands that Should be Bigger List.” The Aspen Times described the group as “the best band you never heard of.”
Seryn is a six-piece band from Denton, Texas. Listening to the well-layered textures of guitars, ukulele, accordion, bass, viola, banjo and various percussion, it’s hard to imagine This Is Where We Are is the band’s debut effort. The beauty of the group’s sound is gracefully displayed through chilling harmonies, each member’s voice of equal importance in rounding out the mix. Though their sound is hard to define, it is decidedly triumphant – and often surprising. What may first appear as a straight folk song, later transforms into a menacing wall of sound. The term “Folk-Pop” has been thrown around to describe what we hear from Seryn and the words loosely fit.
“Seryn’s set was so dynamic that you could feel the key changes in your feet, through Festival Hall’s concrete floor!,” said The Denton Record-Chronicle.
“Watching Seryn perform, it’s hard to convince yourself that those crystalline, multi-part harmonies are not pre-recorded or some kind of sleight of ear,” added The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
You can see where this is going…
This is Where We Are was produced by Britton Beisenherz (Ramble Creek) and recorded over the course of a few months. The experience felt at their live show seems to have been captured well in the recording, which was of great importance to the band.
Seryn has also created their own buzz in the most traditional way, winning people over at their shows. It’s not often that a band without a record out is able to play so many great bills and sell out, much less be nominated for awards such as “Best Folk Artist” and “Song of the Year” (Dallas Observer). There is no shortage of regional press on them either, but the band is excited to take their sound, their show, and their new record on the road. Seryn will be traveling all over the U.S. in the coming months.
“Beautiful arrangements (both in instrumentation and in vocal harmonies) and an epic, “big sky” sound that, at times, seems more fitting washing over dilapidated wooden pews in an old church than the usual torn-up couches, vinyl booths and barstools of area venues,” Dallas Observer
”Like ice-cold water on a hot day, their music is crisp and refreshing, and I cannot get enough. The imagery packed into their set is unreal. It’s like listening to the soundtrack of a great love story, breathtaking drama, and a dark tragedy all rolled into one over-the-top, unparalleled performance,” My Denton Music ”
Seryn is fast becoming a must-see. One of Denton’s hottest bands in any genre…on the verge of big things,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Seryn is currently working on a second album and is raising money through Indie Go-Go to make the movie “Canvas of Sound,” which will document the making of their second album.
Click here for more about the project and watch this video to listen to some of their new material.
Tickets are $22 plus a $3 ticketing fee for reserved seating. To purchase your tickets, visit sheridanoperahouse.com or call 970-728-6363 ext. 5.
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