Songwriter in the round showcase featuring Dave Desmelik, Jeff Markham (Even the Animals), and Vickie Burick (Warm the bell).
Acoustic performance by Even the Animals in the French Broad Brewery listening room.
Smileys acoustic cafe in Greenville SC presents ETA!
Sounds Like: Townes Van Zandt, Official M. Ward Page, Bon Iver, Ryan Adams, Elliot Smith
Bio: Even the Animals blends dusky Americana with softly gritty indie rock, songs in soft focus, close to the microphone and transcending the standard take on contemporary and traditional folk. The songs are lyrically driven with shared harmonies creating a bittersweet atmosphere that is both wistful ...See Full Bio
“In fact, the self-titled EP is a sea change album even though the listener is coming to this song cycle without knowing when preceded it. It’s good enough to transmute its own unspoken past into these eight tracks that resonate like poetry (only not so precious). And, in a way, to write what might otherwise be a breakup album out of thin air leaves the impression of brokenness as some sort of foundation. The break is not the catalyst, but the norm. And there’s something beautifully human about that — about living with a certain low-level sadness that doesn’t color a day as much as reverberate within it.”