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First Avenue Folk Concert Series
Putnam Smith could be an old world troubadour fresh from the 19th century. This rootsy instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, piano, cello, fiddle, banjo,....), steeped in Appalachian traditions, is very much a storyteller for the modern age. "The music itself draws elements from the roots of American music,...but is also informed by today's modern songwriters. Putnam's music isn't anachronistic or archaic, it's just heavily informed by a sense of reverence for our shared past and a deep abiding love for the future pathways of American music. " Devon Leger, No Depression Connor Garvey's songs are like placing folk-funk guitar & ukelel, soulful vocals, and paradoxical metaphors in an electric juicer - you've never tasted it before, but it's intriguing and delectable so you have to keep drinking. "Martin Sexton'ish jangle-funk, Mraz-y confessionals, and a very clear voice." -The Portland Phoenix
Sounds Like: Josh Ritter, Martin Sexton, Paul Simon, Amos Lee, The Weepies
Label: Mishara Music
Manager: Connor Garvey
Bio: "The songs of Connor Garvey have that rare and balanced blend of refreshing lyric, inventive guitar work, and mesmerizing grooves, all powered by his clear and agile singing voice. Ranging from funky to sensitive, serious to playful, they convey the kind of inspiration found in a reverent pursuer...See Full Bio
“Connor Garvey is not only a consummate performer - he is a refreshingly unique songwriter. You could consider his songwriting talent with Instragram in mind as for three minutes or so, you look at the world through his lenses - and hope, courage and life’s daily surprises are regular themes. Recommended.”