Whitney

Whitney

Hand Habits

Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Higher Ground Ballroom

$23 advance | $25 day of show

This event is all ages

Whitney
Whitney
Whitney – the Chicago-based band led by vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlich and guitarist Max Kakacek – will embark on their first major tour since 2017 this fall. These mark some of their largest headline shows to date. Whitney released their debut album, Light Upon The Lake, in June 2016 via Secretly Canadian. Light Upon The Lake’s exceptional, unfussy combination of soul and breezy sixties/seventies-inspired rock led to television performances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and CBS This Morning: Saturday, an interview between Elton John and Whitney’s Ehrlich for The New York Times, and countless year-end accolades from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Pitchfork, SPIN, Noisey, Consequence of Sound, Paste, Gorilla vs Bear and more. The band is currently in the studio wrapping up their second album and will release new music later this year. The fall tour will showcase many of the songs live for the first time ever.
Hand Habits
Hand Habits
Meg Duffy grew up in a small town in Upstate New York and they cut their teeth as a session guitarist and touring member of Kevin Morby’s band. The Hand Habits project emerged after Meg moved to Los Angeles; it started as a private songwriting outlet but soon evolved into a fully-fledged band with Meg at the helm. Hand Habits’ debut album, Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), was released by Woodsist Records in 2017. The LP was entirely self-produced and recorded in Meg’s home during spare moments when they weren’t touring. Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) is a lush, homespun collection of folk songs that found Meg in an exploratory state as an artist moving out on their own for the first time.Two years later, Hand Habits has returned with their sophomorealbum, placeholder, due out March 1st on Saddle Creek. To make this album,Meg chose to work in a studio and bring in collaborators, entrusting them with what had previously been a very personal creative process. Over the course of 12 tracks, Meg emerges with new confidence as both a bandleader and singer. This albumis as tender and immediate as anything Meg’s ever written, but it’s also intensely focused and refined, the work of a meticulous musician ready to share their singular vision with the world. The name placeholder stems from Meg’s fascination with the undefinable. Their songs serve as openings —carved-out spaces waiting to be endowed with meaning. As a lyricist, Meg is drawn to the in-between, and the songs on this new album primarily confront the ways in which certain experiences can serve as a stepping stone on the road to self-discovery.
Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/