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Whiskerman, Kelly McFarling, Scary Little Friends $89pm showtimeWhiskerman: http://whiskerman.bandcamp.com /"When they're revved up, Whiskerman sounds like a gospel and soul band that can make you feel like raising your hands in the air in praise of its talent. In their quieter songs, there's a storytelling vibe with intricate melodies."-SF ChronicleKelly McFarling:http://www.kellymcfarling.com/ Kelly McFarling is a wanderer of wilderness and cityscapes. Since her first release Distractible Child(2010), McFarling has been traveling extensively back and forth across the country, making her mark in the age old tradition of performing live music and connecting to audiences through her bold songwriting, powerful voice, and incredible band, the Home Team (Tim Marcus, Andrew Laubacher, Jonathan Kirchner). She has been noticed by press outlets, bar locals and human beings across the country (including a feature onCNNs Music Monday). She also took home the grand prize at the 35th bi-annual Shoot-Out at legendary Eddies Attic, released an ambitious and business-savvy joint album, Conspire(2012), with fellow San Francisco songwriter Lia Rose, and she began performing as one-third of the old-time all-female trio Glittersnatch, with Megan Keely and Wolf Larsen. She spent the spring and summer of 2013 touring nationally with The Home Team in support of their 2013 release Ridgeline.Atlanta, GA raised her in church choirs and baseball stadiums. She pays homage to those southern roots using a signature combination of clawhammer and traditional banjo playing. San Francisco gave her the inspiration to begin writing her own music and solidifying her original sound. With her band (Jonathan Kirchner, bass; Andrew Laubacher, drums & Tim Marcus, pedal steel and guitars), McFarling explores territory outside the clear influences of folk, old time, bluegrass and country, creating an authentic blend that is equally at home at firesides or festivals. Her music reeks of transitions, and the ups and downs of choosing a life of shifting foundations in a place that is consciously existing in anticipation of the next big shake. McFarling's music, like herself, occupies a place between places.
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Bio: Homegrown and haunting, Kelly McFarling's voice spirals powerfully, and progressively over a bed of oldtimey instrumentation. She is from Atlanta, GA, where she learned to sing in church choirs and baseball stadiums, and learned to write through the stories of Flannery O' Connor and Toni Morrison...See Full Bio
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“McFarling stands out in particular, with her understated dynamics and endlessly agile vocals. Surprisingly deep-voiced for an opera singer — even a reformed opera singer — she sings with an almost world-weary quality that belies her 27 years. That sophistication is reflected in her lyrics, too.”