Lara is from a long line of long legs. Jack is an extension of generations of long necks. Together, with their long limbs and swirling harmonies, they are Tall Folk. As a US-American import, Jack brings song-writing and Midwestern twang hardened in Americana tradition. Lara softens and juxtaposes the raspy edges with warm, resonant harmonies established through years embedded in the Dunedin folk scene. From the comparatively upper stratospheres of human heights, they write from a bird’s eye view of political and social turmoil, lined with remnants of the goodness that keeps us all moving. Think a Guthrie-inspired young Prine laced with the grace of Gillian Welch. Just a bit taller.
Jenny Mitchell will make a welcome return to 50Dundas to open the show. Jenny blends folk, alt-country and Americana into her own particular captivating style and has graced dozens of festival stages in both Australia and NZ.