Live Acoustic Music w/ Lars Din, Midtown Dickens, and Humble Tripe

Published Jimmy - Sun, 11/22/2009 - 8:57pm

Local boy Lars Din heads up a night of downhome, wild acoustic folky fun featuring traveling bands Midtown Dickens and Humble Tripe.

Lars will be a featured speaker and performer at our "N30+10" event earlier in the evening, so it will be an easy segue into this fun gig after the headier, more political discourse is over.

The show starts at 10pm, and you won't want to miss the eclectic mix of performers, from the scrappy, multi-instrumental country/folk/bluegrass of Midtown Dickens and Humble Tripe, to Lars's passionate, poetic and beautifully played songs of political, cultural, and personal struggle and joy.

Read on for more about our touring guests:

About Midtown Dickens

Midtown Dickens began as a ragtag, learn-while-you-play duo of best friends
Kym Register and Catherine Edgerton. The project was born in the
post-industrial blues town of Durham, NC when the pair began collecting
orphaned instruments from generous friends and back alley dumpsters. They
developed an unrefined brand of punk-folk that drew from old time bluegrass
and the anti-folk minimalism of the Pacific Northwest. After an off-the-cuff
two-month tour, the duo released Oh Yell! (307 Knox Records), which garnered
wide praise and a cult following for its spirited and charming odes to the
wonders of everyday life.

Eager to include more friends in the project, the pair rallied a DIT
(Do-It-Together) front-porch collective of players who shared instruments
such as the banjo, accordion, musical saw, trumpet, trombone, guitar, drums,
mandolin, upright bass, harmonica, glockenspiel, spoons, and whatever else
was lying around. The band soon solidified into a cohesive quintet,
embarking on a darker and more extensive exploration of folk music, while
still rooted in the earnest songwriting of Kym and Catherine.

The group entered the studio last spring with acclaimed producer Scott
Solter (The Mountain Goats, Pattern is Movement, John Vanderslice) to record
Lanterns, a record about letting go of the things we think we need.

About Humble Tripe

Grabbing anything they can on the way out the door, Humble Tripe brings the
back porch, the front porch, and anything you can find in your attic on
stage emerging as a magical, musical tribute to life, love and Southern

Humble Tripe came to form as the music project of Shawn Luby. Luby, a
runaway from the competitive classical guitar word, took to the streets
picking up any strung stick he could find on his voyage to make new noise.
The journey got some juice when Luby joined up with drummer Melissa York,
self taught pop-punk drummer extraordinaire (Team Dresch, Butchies,
ex-Members), and string player supreme, Stud Green. The result was a
classical/folk/american/punk/pop trifecta meant to entice and lure in the
next round of Humble Tripers.Eventually, the threesome coerced ex-Texas
first chair trupeteer Kadji Amin to master the harmonica and pick up more
horns, all the while convincing modern dancer turned
bell-whacking-symbol-crashing thumb harpist Jess Shell to give up a life of
country livin’ and take to the road.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 10:00pm
$5 donation requested